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February 2018

Curator Tour of The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

February 23 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

We invite you to join Hoover Institution research fellow and exhibition co-curator Bertrand M. Patenaude for a tour of the exhibition The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion. Click here for more information about the exhibition.

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Information Session 2: 2018 Summer Community-based Research (CBR) Fellowships

February 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn more about Summer 2018 Community-based Research (CBR) Fellowships offered through the Haas Center for Public Service and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE).  CBR is a justice-oriented approach to research that emphasizes collaboration with community organizations and focuses on important social change and community development issues in the US or abroad. We will discuss how to prepare and apply for the CSRE and Haas Center CBR Fellowship programs. Both programs provide mentorship and financial…

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Art Focus Lecture | Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling

February 28 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

In the digital age, we are deluged with visual information and an overabundance of images. What distinguishes Ed Kashi’s work is the intimacy and complexity of his storytelling. This lecture will span a range of stories, issues, and approaches that represent the frontiers of visual storytelling, from smartphone photography to short documentary films. The lecture will touch on such diverse issues as Syrian refugees and the impact of oil in the Niger Delta to stories closer to home about immigration and…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Happy Together (1997) Wong Kar-Wai

February 28 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Together, (春光乍洩), depicts the difficult relationship between Ho Po-wing and Lai Yiu-fai, who travel the world in order to try and renew their failing relationship. Plunging into the difficulties of a new language, culture, and community in Argentina, the couple cycles through repeated patterns of abuse and reconciliation in search for a brighter future in this beautifully directed film by Wong Kar-wai. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance.…

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March 2018

Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies Lecture with Dr. Harmony Bench

March 7 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies is excited to present: “Kinesthetic and Cinesthetic Affectivity: Moving and Being Moved by Dance Onscreen” A lecture by Dr. Harmony Bench, Associate Professor of Dance, Ohio State University Discussant: Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Chair of CCSRE, Stanford University In this presentation, Dr. Bench focuses on the short video Color of Reality (2016) directed by Jon Boogz with visual art by Alexa Meade and dancing by Boogz and Lil Buck. The video…

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Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies | Kinesthetic and Cinesthetic Affectivity: Moving and Being Moved by Dance Onscreen

March 7 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A lecture by Dr. Harmony Bench, Associate Professor of Dance, Ohio State University Discussant: Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Chair of CSSRE, Stanford University In this presentation, Dr. Bench focuses on the short video Color of Reality (2016) directed by Jon Boogz with visual art by Alexa Meade and dancing by Boogz and Lil Buck. The video follows a loose narrative structure, addressing anti-black violence without, however, flattening the dancers’ movements to fit a simple storyline…

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodóvar

March 7 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Although Pedro Almodóvar’s 1999 film altnerately presents itself as weighty melodrama and self-conscious parody, this does not diminish its moving depiction of the difficult and complex lives of each complicated character. The complexity of the film is perhaps best summarized by its tagline: “Part of every woman is a mother, actress, saint, sinner. And part of every man is a woman.” Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body and performance. We will…

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International Women’s Day Celebration

March 8 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Bechtel International Center, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research & Camera As Witness present  International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8, 2018 Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center 10:30AM – 11:15AM Main challenges of women’s rights in Latin America: Talk by Nadejda Marques, PhD 11:15AM – 12:00PM Press for Progress – Discuss, Explore, Create! 12:00 – 2:00PM CAW/UNAFF Screening & Discussion: MANKILLER (74 min) US Light lunch at 11:45AM, free and open to public.    

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Mankiller | Film Screening and Director Q&A

March 8 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Camera As Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series In celebration of International Women’s Day MANKILLER – Activist. Feminist. Cherokee Chief. This is the story of an American hero.  One who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Someone who humbly defied the odds and overcame insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and gave a voice to the voiceless.  And yet few people know her name.  This is the story of an American legend,…

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Lo and Behold

March 8 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Frankenstein@200 Film Series will be screening Werner Herzog’s film Lo and Behold followed by a panel discussion on its themes and the implications of the internet in our society’s future. 

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Getting Played: Symposium on Equity

March 9 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

4th annual Getting Played Symposium with keynote by Patricia Velásquez, best known for her role as Anck Su Namun in “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns” but also an award-winning activist who founded Wayúu Taya Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and funding ways to improve conditions of Latin American indigenous groups. Panelists will also include: Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College, research director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and commentator…

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The Power of Photography for Social Change

March 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

REZA is an acclaimed photojournalist whose work has been featured in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Stern, Newsweek, El País, Paris Match, as well as a series of books, exhibitions and documentaries made for the National Geographic Channel. He discusses the importance of using images to serve social change, by training younger generations to become the actors of the future. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

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DLCL Winter Film Series Screening: Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins

March 14 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Barry Jenkins’ 2016 film won Best Picture for its heart-wrenching portrayal of the coming of age story of a young gay black man named Chiron and his resilient endurance of repeated physical and emotional abuse. Jenkins’ film beautifully depicts Chiron’s difficult lifelong relationships with drugs, violence, and childhood relationships and will be remembered as a groundbreaking testament to the lives so often ignored by cinema. Discussion will focus on analyzing the relationships between gender and sexuality, love and friendship, body…

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Open Studios: Winter | 2018

March 16 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Studios is a self-guided art tour of our undergraduate student showcase from the Winter 2018 Art Practice courses: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Sculpture, Film and more..! This is a rare opportunity to see student artwork in the studios in which it was created. VISITOR INFORMATION:The McMurtry Building is located on Stanford’s campus, at 355 Roth Way. The Stanford Art Gallery, is located off Palm Drive at 419 Lasuen Mall. Visitor parking is free all day on the weekend and after…

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Film Screening: Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist

March 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Narrated by Robert De Niro, this documentary is both an explanation of modern art and the story of an artist and teacher of thousands, some of whom are today’s leading artists. A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Hofmann was friend to Picasso and Pollock alike. Hofmann never intended to teach, but necessity forced him to, and he became extremely influential. Of the thousands of artists, writers, and dancers who studied with Hofmann at one time, one place or another, twenty-four are included…

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April 2018

Is AI the New Frankenstein? with Ken Goldberg

April 17 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Is AI the New Frankenstein? (Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley with Fred Turner, Stanford) In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay, Das Unheimliche, later translated into English as “The Uncanny”.  The essay and the concept of the Uncanny are familiar to literary theorists and art historians, who have charted its the literary and theatrical origins of the concept through the classic Jewish tale of the Golem through works by ETA Hoffman, Mary Shelley, Karel Capek, and Isaac Asimov, its…

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2018 Medicine & the Muse Symposium

April 18 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Medicine & the Muse Symposium features medical students highlighting their scholarly work in health humanities research through presentations and posters, as well as showcasing artistic talents through performances of song, dance, music, poetry, film, and exhibits of artwork and photography. The theme for this year’s Symposium will be Paradoxes: Humanism at the Frontiers of Medicine, showcasing the necessity of humanism in medicine while also encapsulating the stories of those in the film to be screened at the Symposium’s end: The…

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Health Humanities Consortium Conference

April 20 12:00 am

A three-day celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an exploration of medically-based ethical dilemmas and an examination of the relevance of Frankenstein in moral imagination today.

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International Health Humanities Consortium Conference 2018

April 20 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare, with annual conferences sharing practices and scholarship. This year’s conference coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and as such will highlight the themes of science’s risky aspirations and how the humanities help communicate them. Keynote speakers include Alexander Nemerov, Professor of Art and Art History…

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Bride of Frankenstein

April 20 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Frankenstein@200 film series will screen James Whale’s 1935 classic Bride of Frankenstein. 

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National Theatre Live’s “Frankenstein”

April 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Frankenstein@200 film series screens the National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. 

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“Denial”, History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving with Deborah Lipstadt

April 30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory College Deborah received her B.A. from City College of New York (1969) and her M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1976) from Brandeis University. Professor Lipstadt is frequently called upon by the media to comment on a variety of matters. She has appeared Good Morning America, NPR’s Fresh Air, the BBC, Charlie Rose Show, and is a frequent contributor to and is widely quoted in a variety of newspapers…

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May 2018

墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

May 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ink Worlds considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct genre whose achievements can already be documented. Caption: Irene Zhou (China, 1924–2011), Untitled, 1995. Ink on paper. Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

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