• What Are We Thinking? The Challenges and Delights of Arabic Studies Today

    Professors Amal Eqeiq, Radwa El Barouni and Brahim El Guabli (Arabic Studies) will reflect on the field of Arabic Studies today and what are some of the challenges and delights of studying the difficult Arabic language. They will describe their research and provide an overview of some of the scholarly trends in Middle Eastern studies. The panel will be moderated by Magnús Bernhardsson (History and Chair of Arabic Studies). Regionally inspired cuisine will be offered.

    Wednesday, OCTOBER 17th @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Schapiro Hall, 129

  • Remembering the Great War

    Remembering the Great War

    Remembrance and Forgetting: The Great War in France
    Susan McCready, University of Southern Alabama
    October 10, Griffin 3, 6 PM

    German Society and Politics during the First Total War, 1914 - 1918
    Raffael Scheck, Colby College
    October 23, Griffin 3, 6:30 PM

  • Be Natural: Linguistic Practices of Japanese Transgender Speakers

    Hideko Abe

    Hideko Abe, Professor of East Asian Studies at Colby College, is a leading researcher on Japanese lesbian and gay speech. Her research has provided comprehensive characteristics of the linguistic strategies employed by Japanese sexual minorities. She will present her latest research on Japanese transgender speakers. She is author of Queer Japanese: Gender and Sexual Identities through Linguistic Practices and is co-author of forthcoming Learning Japanese through Real Conversation.

    Monday, October 22nd, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

  • The Chinese Exclusion Act: A Documentary Film

    Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act explores in riveting detail this little known, yet deeply resonant and revealing episode in American history—one that sheds enormous light on key aspects of the history of American civil liberties, immigration and culture during one of the most formative periods of U.S. history.
    Discussion following with Professor Scott Wong and Director Li-Shin Yu

    ❖ Free
    Sunday, October 28th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Images Cinema