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July 2018

SGS Summer Film Festival: “Force Majeure” (2014, dir. Ruben Östlund; Swedish)

July 18 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Force Majeure is a 2014 Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. A model Swedish family is on a holiday in the French Alps. During lunch at a restaurant, an avalanche bears down on the happy diners. The father’s selfish reaction to the ensuing panic causes cracks in his marriage and relationships with his children. The film will be moderated by The Europe Center Visiting Scholar Jonas Tallberg, Professor of Political Sience at Stockholm University. Jonas’s primary research interests are global…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

July 25 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which 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…

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August 2018

3rd International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces

August 3 12:00 am

Join us Aug 3-5 for the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM), which joins the people, knowledge & inspiration that fuse to catalyze higher education makerspaces to maximize their impact on (i) the student learning experiences and (ii) alumni success.  We foster community, networking, interaction and learning between people who are passionate about making.  This community includes, but is not limited to, student and faculty advocates, upper administration/leadership, government policy makers, educational researchers and makerspace managers and other practitioners.

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SGS Summer Film Festival: The Summer of La Boyita

August 15 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In The Summer of La Boyita, directed by Julia Solomonoff (Argentina, 2009), young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn’t want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the countryside, where her lifelong playmate Mario is undergoing some unexpected changes of his own. Click here to view trailer. The film will be followed by Q&A discussion with Héctor Hoyos, Division of…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: A Season in France

August 22 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun (France, 2017) Q&A with Rebecca Wall, Department of History, Stanford University Abbas has fled the war-torn Central African Republic with his two children to live in France, where he awaits political asylum. A French woman falls in love with him. When Abbas’ application is rejected, they face a crucial decision. View trailer. This film is part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Quit Staring At My Plate

August 29 6:30 pm - 8:56 am

When Marijana’s dominant father falls ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family. This new power allows her to explore her sexuality and her inner strength and gives her a taste of freedom. View trailer. Directed by Hana Jušić, (Croatia, 2016). Q&A to be announced. These films are part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s festival features ten films from around the world that focus on…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Quit Staring At My Plate

August 29 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

When Marijana’s dominant father falls ill, she takes over his role as the head of the family. This new power allows her to explore her sexuality and her inner strength and gives her a taste of freedom. View trailer. Directed by Hana Jušić, (Croatia, 2016). Q&A to be announced. These films are part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s festival features ten films from around the world that focus on…

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September 2018

SGS Summer Film Festival: Kapoor and Sons

September 12 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Directed by Shakun Batra (India, 2016), Kapoor and Sons is a story revolving around a dysfunctional family of two brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents’ marriage is on the verge of collapse, the family is undergoing a financial crunch, and much more as the drama unfolds. Click to view the trailer. The film will be followed by Q&A discussion with Sangeeta Mediratta, Center for South Asia, Stanford University. This film is part of the annual Stanford…

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Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities: An International DARIAH Exchange

September 13 12:00 am

This 3-day conference will highlight ongoing work in the European Union’s Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and how these projects and initiatives could potentially intersect with Digital Humanities initiatives in the North American academic community, particularly on the West Coast.  This is the first of three DARIAH dissemination workshops: the second will take place at the Library of Congress in October 2018, and the third in March 2019 at the Australian National Data Service in Adelaide, Australia.…

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