Sponsored by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Collaborative for Educational Services, Professor Chris Appy examines “American exceptionalism” as a core tenet of national identity, and how the Vietnam War posed fundamental challenges to the faith in America’s actions as a force for good in the world.
How do you write about a subject on which there are already more than 15,000 books? Author and journalist Adam Hochschild gives a biography of a book in progress.
What do we lose, when we lose the night? With time-lapse imagery, animation, and excerpts from his Emmy-nominated documentary, filmmaker Ian Cheney reveals the surprising effects of excess illumination on human health, wildlife, and the human relationship to the stars.
Many people see Holyoke and Springfield as cities racked by poverty, crime and drugs — but avid birder & photographer Greg Saulmon shows how their neighborhoods also offer some of the most unique birding opportunities you’ll find. Can that help change the conversation about our urban centers?
Dr. Barbara Merguerian, Vice President of the Armenian Library & Museum of America, speaks about the role of American missionaries and the broad range of […]
Jessica Wolfe, professor of comparative literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, presents an informal talk, “Winged Words: one chapter in the history of a Homeric Trope.”
As part of her one-week residency at Northampton’s Smith College, Joan Houlihan delivered a craft lecture about the use of pronouns in poetry, including selections […]
Maya Lin, American architectural designer and artist, was the Smith College Museum of Art 2014 Miller Lecturer. Sponsored in part by NEPR, Lin’s free public […]
As a 25+ year veteran of the sports marketing industries, JB Bernstein ’90 knows what it takes to succeed. Bernstein, the co-founder and president of Access Group of Miami, has represented some of the greatest athletes of all time.
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, […]