A celebration of the University of Massachusetts Press publication of Stephen Clingman's Birthmark,  a memoir of divided vision set in a divided South Africa. 

October 27, 2016
7:00 pm

Amherst Books
Over 70 children in the Senya fishing community in the central region of Ghana are trafficked, both domestic and international, to serve their masters in the fishing industry every year. This presentation will discuss the root causes, effects, socio-cultural problems, and the health challenges faced by returned trafficked children in Ghanaian fishing communities.

October 28, 2016
1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Thompson Hall, 620

David Montegomery, University of Washington, presents his lecture titled “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health,” a riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves―and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Based on the book of the same name. 

October 28, 2016
3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-211

February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent.

November 1, 2016
5:00 pm

Herter Hall, 601

Andrew Laird of Brown University will give the annual Classical Legacy Lecture at the Renaissance Center. 

November 2, 2016
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Lisa Bowleg's talk “Ain’t I a Woman? and I am a Man: Intersectionality's Travels from Black Feminist Theory to HIV Prevention and Sexuality Research with Black Men,” gives an overview of intersectionality.

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Campus Center, 904-908

Michael Penn, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religion at Mount Holyoke College, will give a lecture titled "Something Old and Something New: Computer Assisted Paleography and the Analysis of Ancient Manuscripts." 

November 3, 2016
4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, ragamalas (sets of paintings related to musical modes) were produced in great abundance at the major and minor courts of South Asia.

November 3, 2016
6:30 pm

Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College
The Department of Sociology is hosting the first interdisciplinary graduate student conference on ethnographic methodologies.

November 4—November 5, 2016

All Campus

The College of Information and Computer Sciences presents its Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring  Avi Wigderson.

November 4, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 151