Past Events

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

Dec. 2, 2017 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Mount Holyoke's History Department and Office of the Dean of Faculty will host "A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017" this coming Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in Dwight 101, located on the north end of Mount Holyoke's campus (Church Street).

After a brief opening, Professors Amrita Basu, Barbara Metcalf, Manan Ahmed, David Lelyveld, and Joan Cocks will discuss Kavita's scholarship, followed by a program of tributes in word and song. A reception will follow in the Stimson Room in the Williston Library from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Parking: Visitors attending an event on campus on Saturday/Sunday may park in faculty/staff spaces.

A map of the Mount Holyoke Campus, indicating Dwight Hall and campus parking, can be found at,-72.575&place=dwight&options=parking.

"Stability and Change in the Land of Opportunity over the Twentieth Century."

Nov. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight Hall, 101

Geography Department Annual Speaker: Dylan Shane Connor

As part of the Geography Department's Annual Speaker series, population geographer Dr. Dylan Shane Connor, research associate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss the malleability or historical evolution of places with respect to mobility outcomes

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History Department Tea

Nov. 1, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Third Floor Skinner Hall

Are you interested in History? 

Please come for tea and conversation on the third floor of Skinner Hall. Hear about spring courses, get advice from current history majors, learn about the MA in teaching program and enjoy refreshments and snacks, including Chef Jeff cookies!

Judy Dow, Executive Director of Saba, Abenaki activist and educator

Oct. 30, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cleveland L2

Please join us welcoming Judy Dow, Executive Director of Saba, Abenenaki activist and educator
Is our future really our history? eugenics of the past and today

2017 John Lax Memorial Lecture

Oct. 26, 2017 4:15 pm
The New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Please join us in welcoming Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor of the Humanities, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis, who will deliver the 2017 John Lax Memorial Lecture. The title of her lecture is "A Post-Mortem of the African Revolution: Rethinking the Global Sixties." The event is free and open to the public.

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2017 Hortense Parker Celebration: Collective Concern, Collective Power

Oct. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for this year's Hortense Parker Celebration featuring keynote speakers are Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Kymberly Newberry, class of 2015. A reception will follow.

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