Past Events

Five Colleges Undergraduate Anthropology Conference

Apr. 7, 2018 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Smith College

The Five Colleges Undergraduate Anthropology Conference at Smith College, April 7th, 2018

Please come support our Anthropology Majors and attend their presentations on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 beginning at 8:30-9:00am in the Carroll Room for breakfast. 

Keynote Address at 1:15-2:30pm by Sarah Dlugolecki Wen, from the Smith College Class of 2010.  


2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 6 – 7, 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

This year's 2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference (WOCTLC) theme is Empowerment through Engagement and will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Keynote speaker(s) are Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour, founders of the National Women's March and the keynote event is free and open to the public!

Conference registration fees: Free for all Mount Holyoke College Students, $10 for five college students, faculty and staff, $15.00 for non five college attendees, $8 per person for groups with 10 or more attendees. To take advantage of this group discount, contact or call 413-538-2550.

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Esra Özyürek: "Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany"

Mar. 19, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Please join us for the 2017-2018 Mary E. Johnson Lecture on Social Justice and Human Rights, featuring Associate Professor Esra Özyürek from the London School of Economics. Özyürek is a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other in Turkey and Europe. Her most recent book is "Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe" (2014). This event is free and open to the public.

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Collective Visions Lecture Series- Fuyuki Kurasawa- The Truth May Not Be Out There: On Epistemic Cultures in the Digital Age

Feb. 27, 2018 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kendade 305

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Branko Milanovic: "Global Inequality: Cases and Socio-political Implications"

Feb. 8, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Branko Milanovic, former world bank economist and author of "Global Inequality" was hosted by Mount Holyoke College on February 2018. Branko Milanovic served as lead economist in the World Bank’s Research Department for almost 20 years, leaving to write his seminal book on global income inequality, Worlds Apart (2005). His main area of work is income inequality in individual countries and globally, including in pre-industrial societies. Branko’s new book, Global Inequality (2016), was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize for the best political book of 2016 and was translated into twelve languages. 

Tricking Oneself: The Cultivation of Surprise

Nov. 27, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight 101

In this talk, Professor Marilyn Strathern explores how to cultivate an openness to surprise. How do we keep from projecting our ideas about what people in out-of-the-way places are doing, thinking, and feeling? Will we even recognize their legal systems, or scientific experiments, or visual communication, in such places? What can we assume about how people manage their natural environments, treat their animals, centuries ago and in relation to development and climate change pressures, today?

"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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Crossings & Rasanblaj: Performing Anthropological Interventions

Oct. 26, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public

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