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Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth

217 Wilson Hall
6256 Hinman Box
Hanover, NH
03755-3529 USA
Phone: + (1) 603 646-8867
Fax: + (1) 603 646 0998
Email: GRID@dartmouth.edu
 
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Spring 2014

Times of Crisis

Prominent scholars, artists, and activists visited the Dartmouth College campus during the Spring 2014 term for a series of seminars, debates, panel discussions, and public lectures for the Times of Crisis seminar. GRID hosted Denis Goldberg, John Berger, Noam Chomsky, James Nachtwey, Amy Goodman, Nancy Fraser, Jennifer Klugman, and Angela Davis during April and May 2014. Our guests helped our community debate the struggles of social change, the place for dignity in social justice, and formulate change as a multidimensional, fertile, and tense dialogue between issues of class, race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, language, legality, etc. The atmosphere entailed tense debate, passion, and thoughtfulness. In other words, Times of Crisis became a series of lessons in democracy that will intellectually stimulate us all for months to come.

Public Lecture Series

Speaker SchedulePoster

  • Thursday, April 10 - Haldeman 41
  • Tuesday, April 22 - Loew Theater, Black Visual Arts Center
    • 4:15 PM - John Berger, writer, artist, critic and Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT

  • Friday, May 2 - Moore B003
  • Tuesday, May 6 - Loew Theater, Black Visual Arts Center
    • 4:15 PM - James Nachtwey, war photographer

  • Thursday, May 8 - Rocky 001
    • 4:00 PM - Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and Professor of Philosophy at The New School of Social Research

  • Monday, May 12 - Rocky 001
  • Friday, May 16 - Filene Auditorium
    • 4:00 PM - Angela Davis, Activist, Distinguished Prof Emerita History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

GRID Fellow Seminar

Times of Crisis brought together a group of interested Dartmouth faculty, professional staff, and graduate students, from the different academic divisions and professional schools to engage in interdisciplinary debate and study on the topics of crisis, the erosion of justice, social inequities, their effects on individuals, families, and communities, and ground systemic analysis and change in the insights offered by critical social and gender-based theory, activism, and the arts. We based our discussions on the insights offered by the texts written or created by GRID's guest speakers as they were debated in a seminar format and a second time directly with them upon their visit to Dartmouth College.

WGST Associated Course

WGST 96: Advanced Research In Gender Studies

This course is WGST's curricular connection with the Gender Research Institute's annual spring research seminar. Each offering of WGST 96 will center on texts written or created by GRID's guest speakers and complemented with other relevant theoretical, critical, or artistic material. Students matriculated in WGST 96 will automatically be considered GRID Fellows and will have the opportunity of meeting and directly engaging in conversation with the authors and artists studied in the course. In addition to regular class sessions, students will also attend the GRID seminar meetings and public lectures. Students will be expected to produce a publishable paper on a topic of their choice as it relates to the theme of the seminar. Final projects may be co-authored with any GRID Fellow. Prerequisites: Major and Minors in WGST; or Permission by Instructor

Spring 2014: Times of Crisis
This course will engage in an interdisciplinary study of the topic of "crisis" in its many manifestations: from the erosion of justice, social inequities, and their effects on individuals, families, and communities to the exhilarating moment of transformation all moments of crisis offer. We will debate and ground systemic analysis and change in the insights offered by critical social and gender-based theory, activism, and the arts. Students matriculated in WGST 96 will automatically be considered GRID Fellows and will have the opportunity of meeting and directly engaging in conversation with the authors and artists studied in the course. Texts by: Denis Goldberg, John Berger, Noam Chomsky, James Nachtwey, Nancy Fraser, Amy Goodman, and Angela Davis.

Professor Annabel Martín
Monday 3-6 PM

 

Last Updated: 2/22/16