Hello from Tomorrow

In January 2016, Public Humanities M.A. students Kara Noto, Emily Sellon, Andrea Ledesma, Christina Ho, and doctoral student Jonathan Cortez travelled to Hong Kong to research the Umbrella Movement, a series of protests that occurred in Hong Kong from September - December 2014.

(Distributed August 22, 2016)

Transatlantic Conversations: Dramaturgy as Public Humanities

Transatlantic Conversations, hosted by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance was a collaborative class and devised theatre project that looked at the ways people of Africa, the African Diaspora and the west engage with each other.

(Distributed January 25, 2016)

How do you tell an incomplete story?

Thursday, October 20, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

For five years Sunila Galappatti listened to Commodore Ajith Boyagoda, as he recounted to her his experience as a prisoner of war; the highest ranking officer to be captured and held by the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka’s long civil war. This year they published together A Long Watch; a memoir re-told. Sunila Galappatti describes the process of writing this book: her efforts to capture the temperate and understated voice of its protagonist and her considered choice to tell one man’s story, even while exploring other histories that intersected with it.


Inside the Maelstrom of the Culture Wars of the 1990s

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

John Killacky was curator of Performing Arts at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from 1988-1996. Many of the artists he presented during that time: Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, Bill T. Jones, Marlon Riggs, Ron Athey, among others came under attack from conservative members of Congress and religious groups who were opposed to them receiving governmental support from the National Endowment for the Arts. He will share his experiences and perspectives of presenting controversial artists during the Culture Wars.

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