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S. Brent Plate
Huffington Post Publishes Plate Essay

Seeing God in the Museum,” an essay written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, appeared on The Huffington Post site on Sept. 23. Plate began his piece with an overview of the “James Turrell” show at the the Guggenheim Museum and a discussion of museums as temples.  More ...

Guttman Poem “Horse Latitudes” Part of N.J. Art Exhibit

Professor of English and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman’s poem “Horse Latitudes,” from The Banquet of Donny and Ari: Scenes From the Opera is on display as part of the exhibit “Confluence: Work About Water” now showing at The Textile Art Show at The Art Gallery in Paterson, N.J.  More ...

Martin Presents Paper Based on Newest Book

Professor of Government Robert Martin presented "Between Rosanvallon and Ranciere: Toward a Theory of Dissentient Democracy" at "Ideas and Reality of Democracy," the 2013 Symposium of the Civil Constellation Network, held at the Aland Peace Institute, in Mariehamn, Finland in September.  Some of the arguments from the conclusion of Martin’s newest book, Government by Dissent - Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic, served as the foundation for this paper.  More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Presents "Muslim Journeys"

Professor of History Shoshana Keller is presenting a series of book discussions at the Utica Public Library from Sept. 25 to Nov. 20 as part of the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a series made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.  More ...

Jorett Joseph '15 sorts donated books and belts for the orphanage she's working with in Haiti.
Jorett Joseph ’15 Seeks to Recognize Black Women’s Accomplishments

In history books, the accomplishments of black women are among those most underrepresented. Through her Emerson Foundation project this summer, Jorett Joseph ’15 aims to research and recognize the efforts of black women who have promoted justice within their communities.  More ...

Nathaniel Lanman '15
Abandoned Utica School is Inspiration for Collaborative Project

An abandoned building can hold many memories, and Utica’s Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School may hold more than most. Since closing in 1992, the school has stood in disrepair, but people in the surrounding area still have strong memories of its role in the community.  With funding from the Emerson Foundation, Nathaniel Lanman ’15 is compiling a collection of creative writing about the school, which a group of students will later use in writing a script for a theater performance.  More ...

Katherine Bickmore '15
Bickmore ’15 Examines the Femme Fatale in Art

The legacy of Kirkland College at Hamilton includes a strong tradition of creativity, feminism and a penchant for the arts. Katherine Bickmore ’15 seems to embody that legacy. An aspiring artist, Bickmore is using this summer to further develop her artistic skills and examine the portrayal of women in art from the mid-19th century to present day. In her Emerson Foundation Project, “The Degeneration, Deterioration, and Decay of Society: A Critique of the Femme Fatale in Art,” she is creating a series of paintings that examine the depiction of women in art as dark and seductive beings.  More ...

Nathaniel Livingston '14 with his advisor Prof. Lydia Hamessley.
Livingston Examines the Poetics of Music in Emerson Project

If you’ve been on Hamilton’s campus this summer, you may have heard the sound of bagpipes drifting over Minor Field. Nathaniel Livingston ’14 has been playing them as part of his Emerson Foundation project, “Performing the Poetics of Music.” Through his project, he is researching the ancient instruments and epics of Scotland and Finland and exploring a long-standing interest in the intersection of music and poetry.  More ...

Austin Heath '15
Grasping Infinity

Studying the concept of infinity can be a daunting task, particularly because it requires approaching the idea from different perspectives. This summer Austin Heath ’15 is taking on that challenge by studying perceptions of infinity within three distinct fields. In his Emerson Foundation project, “Grasping Infinity: Philosophical, Mathematical, and Spiritual Conceptions of Boundlessness,” he is working with advisor John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner to trace the development of human analysis of infinity.  More ...

Crystal Kim '15
Crystal Kim ’15 Examines Korean Fever for Education

Crystal Kim ’15 grew up in America with South Korean parents, and she was often struck by the difference between her American education and her Korean upbringing. Upon realizing that education is a central part of Korean culture, she decided that she needed to gain a better understanding of Korea and of her own heritage. She is taking advantage of the summer to do just that with an Emerson Foundation grant working with Director of the Education Studies Program Susan Mason.  More ...

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