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  • Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War

    Monumental Arch, Palmyra,Syria 2003_4_1

    Seven months after the start of the US war in neighboring Iraq in 2003, Kevin Bubriski was on two magazine assignments in Aleppo, Syria. At this time of conflict, he sought out assignment work in Syria because he wanted to photograph the deep cultural history there and the human face of Syria, its ordinary people and their daily lives. After his assignments in Aleppo he stayed on in Syria to photograph independently throughout the northern early Christian Dead Cities, the basilica of San Simeon, the Christian pilgrimage sites of Serjila, al Bara, Kharab Shams, Mushabak, Baqirha, Qalb Loze, Resafe, early Islamic sites near Raqqa, and the ancient Roman trade cities of Apamea, and Palmyra.

    Wed, April 3rd, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Hollander Hall 241

  • This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia

    Joan Neuberger, Professor of Russian History at the University of Texas, Austin, will speak about her new book on Sergei Eisenstein's film masterpiece Ivan the Terrible on Friday, April 12 in the Williams College Bookstore. Professor Neuberger's book, titled This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia, explores how one of the world's greatest filmmakers and one of the 20th century's greatest artists observed the world around him and experimented with every element of film art to explore the psychology of political ambition, uncover the history of recurring cycles of violence, and lay bare the tragedy of absolute power.

    Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm | Williams College Bookstore

  • Anti-Muslim Racism in Europe

    Farid Hafez

    Farid Hafez will give a talk on race and racism in Europe. He connects his expertise on contemporary Islamophobia with larger questions of colonialism, anti-Semitism and the imagination of a post-racial post-Holocaust era in Europe following the end of World War II. Hafez will especially focus on relevant issues of the rising far-right in today's Europe.

    April 17, 6 – 7PM | Griffin 3

  • Photography of Citlali Fabián

    Citlali Fabián

    Mestiza Portrait Series
    February 4 – May 10, 2019 | Hollander Hall 1st and 2nd floor lobbies

    Artist’s talk
    › Opening Reception | March 4 , 4PM | Hollander Hall lobby › March 6, 4PM | Hollander Hall 1st and 2nd floor lobbies

    “Indigeneity” and the Cultural Production of Mexico’s Pueblos Originarios
    A Panel Discussion with Citlali Fabián, Ana Daisy Alonso Ortiz, Isaura de los Santos Mendoza and Amal Eqeiq; moderated by Roxana Blancas-Curiel
    March 5, 7PM | Griffin 7

    I'm from Yalálag Photographic Series
    February 4 – May 10, 2019 | WCMA, Object Lab