Events Archive

"An Old Art Form for New Occasions: Tlingit Totem Poles at the Dawn of the New Millennium" - Shepard Krech III Lecture by Dr. Sergei Kan

Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Until fairly recently totem poles carved and raised by the Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska were used mainly to depict the heraldic crests of the matrilineal kinship groups. Some poles stood in front of the large lineage-owned winter houses or inside of them, serving as corner posts. Other poles contained the cremated remains of the leaders and prominent members of the group whose crest they bore, or simply memorialized them. In the last decades, however, Tlingit carvers have been creating poles that reflect the new identities and experiences of their people.

"Indian (Art) Hating on Campus: Heap of Birds at the University of Illinois" lecture by Dr. Robert Warrior

Monday, April 07, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

As the final lecture in the Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) series, Robert Warrior (Osage), professor of American Indian Studies, English and History at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) will give a talk about the struggle and the violence that has surrounded the movement to replace the University's Indian mascot, including the attack on the installation of contemporary artist Edgar Heap of Birds. This lecture is sponsored by the CV Starr Lectureship.

"Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century" - Lecture by Dr. Richard M. Leventhal

Monday, March 31, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

What would people in the United States say if one day we woke up and found that the Liberty Bell had been stolen and was in a museum in another country? And, when asked to return this symbol of our country, the museum replied that it would be better cared for in their museum and therefore they would not return it. Does this sound outrageous? Stories similar to this can be found throughout the world.

In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University

Saturday, March 08, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

Please see listing at 5:00pm on Friday, March 7th for a full description.

Curator’s Tour of In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University

Saturday, March 08, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology and curator of this exhibit, will lead a tour of the Haffenreffer Museum's latest exhibit celebrating Brown's 250th anniversary. The exhibit features archives and objects, such as the president's robe, cap, and chain, that are not typically available for close viewing.

In Deo Speramus: The Symbols and Ceremonies of Brown University

Friday, March 07, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Haffenreffer Museum at Manning Hall

The symbols and ceremonies of Brown University embody its unique history, values, and identity. These symbols and ceremonies establish solidarity within Brown’s community and transcend its campus to make connections to the wider social spheres of which Brown is a part. On the occasion of the University’s 250th anniversary, this exhibit assembles Brown’s symbols so that we may see and hear what they have to say.

"Culture in Context: The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology" - Lecture by Dr. Robert Preucel

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

The Haffenreffer Museum originated with the private collection of Rudolf F. Haffenreffer II, who founded the Museum in the early 20th century on the Mount Hope Grant in Bristol. Dr. Preucel, Director of the Museum and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University, will provide an overview of the history of the Museum and will discuss its collections, exhibitions and research. Located at the Mount Hope Farm barn, 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol. $5 for non-members of the Farm. Sponsored by Mount Hope Farm. (Snow day 2/19). 

"Two-Spirit Imaginings of Decolonized Futures" lecture by Cherokee scholar Qwo-Li Driskill

Monday, February 03, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

Qwo-Li Driskill, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, will be delivering a lecture titled "Two-Spirit Imaginings of Decolonized Futures" as part of the year-long Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) lecture series, sponsored by the CV Starr Lectureship

Native American Tribal Theatre -- Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program

Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

Join William Yellow Robe, Jr. (University of Maine) as he discusses the new realities of producing and creating a new relationship between a colonial art medium and Indigenous Tribal nations as seen through the perception of a working Native Tribal playwright, director and actor. William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Tribe from the Fort Peck Indian reservation located in northeastern Montana. William has a body of work that includes numerous poems and short stories, and over fifty plays. He has two new plays a one-act play and a full-length play.

Indigenous Performance in the Americas

Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Pembroke Hall, Room 305

Organized by Paja Faudree (Anthropology) and Joshua Tucker (Music): Three days of events with leading scholars and practitioners of indigenous performance, beginning with a talk by William Yellow Robe Jr. on December 5 (Salomon Centger). Central conference to be held on Dec. 6 (Pembroke Hall), with a storytelling workshop (Lyman Hall) and a reading (Brown Bookstore) by Murielle Borst-Tarant on December 7.

BIG READ: Roundtable Discussion of Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, The Underground

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with the Native Heritage Series at Brown and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will be held at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center Underground with Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love.