Feb 25, 2008 | 6:00PM
202 Altschul Hall

The Prize of the Pole
Lisa Bloom

screening & discussion

On a hot summer day in 1897, Robert E. Peary—the most famed explorer of his day—docked in Brooklyn with the outrageous cargo he'd brought for his financiers at the American Museum of Natural History: six living Inuit, including six-year-old Minik. A century later Peary's great grandchild attempts to rediscover the connections between himself, his great grandfather, and Minik. Staffan Julén's fascinating The Prize of the Pole is a disturbing yet beautiful story that combines … Read more

Feb 20, 2008 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Choreographing Women’s History: Aztec Ritual Dance
Paul Scolieri

lunchtime lecture

Choreography memorializes women's history. In this lecture, Paul Scolieri, Assistant Professor of Dance at Barnard, explores this idea with his interpretations of ancient Aztec women's ritual dances. He will argue that the configuration of dance, death and femininity in the visual and written descriptions of women's dances throughout indigenous and colonial discourses uniquely represents the experiences, conditions and performances of gender and sexuality in the ancient world. … Read more

Feb 7, 2008 | 6:00PM
Ella Weed Room
Milbank Hall

Shifting the Terrain for Diaspora Studies: Democracy, the Rule of Law, and the ‘New’ Souls of Black Folk
Kamari M. Clarke


This lecture is part of the Virginia C. Gildersleeve lecture series Race, Gender, Community & Rights: Celebrating 15 Years of Africana Studies at Barnard. Professor Clarke is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University. She has degrees in Political Science, Anthropology, and International law. Her research interests in religious and legal movements and the related production of knowledge and power have taken her to intentional Yoruba communities in the American South, traditionalist … Read more