In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a “war on terror” ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, […]
UMass Amherst professor Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste talks about W. E. B. Du Bois’s early life in the home of the Burghardts in Great Barrington. This […]
Fernando Armstrong-Fumero speaks about “Strange Bedfellows: How Corporate-Run NGOS, Middle Class Maya and Persistent Peasants are Changing the Face of Indigenous Politics in Yucatan.”
Mireille Miller-Young, is an associate professor in the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As part of the UMass Amherst Scandinavian Impulses series on Vengeance and Violence in Scandinavian Life and Culture, Dr. William R. Short, a research fellow at Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, MA, reviews the weapons of the Viking age and discusses his recent research on the fighting moves of Viking-age warriors.
On November 7 2013, Manjeev Singh Puri, the Indian Ambassador to the UN spoke at Mount Holyoke College in conjunction with the Five College Model United Nations about his experiences being a delegate at the United Nations.
Sudheendra Kulkarni, Indian politician and columnist, came to Mount Holyoke College on November 8, 2013 to speak about Mahatama Gandhi, India, Pakistan and much more.
Charles Darwin’s “abominable mystery” has come to symbolize just about every question we have about the origin and early evolution of flowering plants. William (Ned) […]
As part of the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series, author Marisa Silver reads her new novel Mary Coin at Amherst Books on October 30, 2013. Silver […]
Kathleen McCartney was formally installed as Smith College’s 11th president in ceremonies on Saturday, October 19. Inauguration weekend festivities included exhibitions, presentations and performances celebrating […]