Claremont Discourse Schedule - Spring 2018

Claremont Discourse is the signature faculty lecture and discussion series sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library. Claremont Discourse features faculty discussing their recent publications, research, or artistic creations.

Discussion will follow each lecture, and refreshments will be provided.

The Claremont Colleges Discourse 20th Anniversary Series: Engaging Collections at the Claremont Colleges Library

Text and Image: East Asian Rare Books and Art Works at the Claremont Colleges

Tuesday, February 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

In this panel four Asian Studies faculty members will discuss some special items from the exhibition “Text and Image: East Asian Rare Books and Art Works at The Claremont Colleges.” Panelists will consider the research and teaching values of such resources, brief biographies of major Asian collectors, and a brief overview of the Chinese traditional multi-color woodblock printing and its global impact.

With Zhiru Ng (Pomona College, Religious Studies); Feng Xiao (Pomona College, Asian Languages and Literatures); Allan Barr (Pomona College, Asian Languages and Literatures); and Bruce Coats (Scripps College, Art History).

Media Matters: Video Game Technology and the Interpretation of Ancient Places

Daniel Michon (Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 4:15 p.m.
Keck Classroom, Claremont Colleges Library

Archaeological sites are characteristically imbued with a multiplicity of meanings contingent on the specificities of the society, time, space, and affordances of the representational medium through which these places are perceived. Using the ancient settlement of Sirkap as a case study, Professor Michon will try to demonstrate that thinking about theories of space and place encourages us to experiment with various representational media. This experimentation can result in alternative interpretations of archaeological records as represented in John Hubert Marshall’s Taxila: An Illustrated Account of Archaeological Excavations Carried Out at Taxila under the Orders of the Government of India between the Years 1913 and 1934.

Second Person Plural: Politics and Epistolary Poetry

Brent Armendinger (English, World Literature, and Creative Writing, Pitzer College)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

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