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Ivan Gaskell
Cultural Historian to Discuss Display of Objects in Museum Spaces

Ivan Gaskell, professor of cultural history and museum studies at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will discuss the display of objects in museum spaces in a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Ezra Pound
Hamilton to Host Lecture on Ezra Pound and the Troubadours

Hamilton College will host an illustrated lecture examining Ezra Pound’s work with the troubadour repertoire on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m, in the Burke Library Commons. Anne Azéma, renowned performer and scholar of medieval music, will present the lecture in conjunction with Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie.  More ...

Kama Sywor Kamanda
Congolese Author to Speak on Dec. 5

Kama Sywor Kamanda, an award-winning writer and poet from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will present Literary Tales from Africa: Receptions and Interpretations, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jonathan Isham
Putting the Heart Back in Business

When describing the business world, “love” might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, Jonathan Isham Jr., director of Environmental Studies, faculty director of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and professor of economics at Middlebury College, explains how it is the very foundation of social entrepreneurship.  More ...

Jonathan Isham
Middlebury Professor to Lecture About Social Entrepreneurship

Professor Jonathan Isham of Middlebury College will deliver a lecture titled “Social Entrepreneurship: How to Teach It and What Students Should Expect to Learn,” on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, KJ.  More ...

Museum Consultant Asks "Have Museums Become Temples?"

During his talk on November 20, London-based museum and heritage consultant Crispin Paine introduced an intriguing idea: in a secular society, have museums become, in their own way, temples? Both visitors to museums and temples, Paine observed, follow a set route through the building and pause to reflect before certain objects. The religious visitor leaves with a renewed faith, the museum visitor with edification.  More ...

Norman Steinberg
Inside the TV Writers Studio

Norman Steinberg made his first venture to Hamilton College on Nov. 19, where he presented on “The Life of a Writer” as a guest of the Career Center. An Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Writer’s Guild Award, Steinberg came to Hamilton “not to sell a program, but to sell a life.”  More ...

Museums Expert to Discuss Sacred Objects in Lecture

Crispin Paine, a London-based museums and heritage consultant, will deliver a lecture on the display of sacred objects in a museum context on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Overlook of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  His lecture is the first installment in a series titled “Exhibiting the Sacred” and is free and open to the public.  More ...

After his lecture, Jade Townsend joined the student group Wellin Initiative for Student Engagement (WISE) for their first event, WISE Talk. They invited Professor Peter Cannavo to lead a conversation about the A Sense of Place exhibition.
Artist Jade Townsend Presents Works at the Wellin Museum

On Nov. 14, artist Jade Townsend gave a talk to the Hamilton College community, discussing a number of the installations, sculptures and drawings he has created throughout his career.  More ...

Randall Arendt
Conservation Planning Advocate to Lecture

Landscape planner and author Randall Arendt will present a lecture, “Rural Conservation Subdivision Design to Help Protect Working and Cultural Landscapes” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Environmental Studies program, is free and open to the public.  More ...

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