On Saturday, October 21, students in Professor Reiko Sono’s course, “Japanese 397N Recreating Edo in NYC” took a fieldtrip to New York City. The participants included Patrick Carland (UMass, MA ’19), Catherine Decker (UMass, ’18), Alissa Marcello (MHC ’19), Xav Svetlichny (UMass, ’19), Amy Vieira (UMass, ’19). The fieldtrip was the culminating part of the two-month course in which students studied about Edo, the eighteenth-century capital of Japan now known as Tokyo, and produced twelve information boards.
Congratulations to Professor Julio Capó Jr. who was just awarded the prestigious Audre Lorde prize for outstanding article in LGBTQ history published over the last two years.
Professor Karen Kurczynski recently took part in the symposium, Multiple Modernisms: a symposium on globalism on postwar art, held in Demark from November 2-3, 2017. With the Louisianna Museum of Modern Art in Denmark providing a relevant backdrop, the conference explored research reassessing the history of modernism(s) beyond canonical discourses.
"Time’s Up: Activists Join Actresses on Golden Globes Red Carpet to Call for Gender & Racial Justice"
See the video on Democracy Now
By Toussaint Losier and Daniel Berger
Tuesday, January 30th
Refreshments will be provided.
Radical Intellect: Liberator Magazine and Black Activism in the 1960s by Christopher M. Tinson
The current exhibition at the UMCA, 5 Takes on African Art/42 Flags is featured in the current issue of the Magazine of the University of Massachusetts. The article takes a close look at the University’s Curatorial Fellowship program and quotes graduate students and curatorial fellows Elizabeth Upenieks and Lucy Gong *17. Click here for a link to the article.
Rethinking the American Prison Movement critically reviews and engages the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system. Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier show how prisoners have used strikes, lawsuits, uprisings, writings, and diverse coalitions with free-world allies to challenge prison conditions and other kinds of inequality.
Lists of available German courses in the Spring 2018 at Amherst and Mt Holoyke Colleges are available here: