Stories:

  • NEWS
    Why Teach in Taiwan? Reflections on immersive learning
    From December 2016 to March 2017, nine students from eight countries joined education faculty member Bonnie Tai in Taiwan. For the first three weeks, Suzanne Morse, botany faculty member, was with the class, called Human Ecology Abroad in Taiwan, or HEAT. Students studied Mandarin, explored local food systems, participated in several forms of intercultural education, including a primary school of the indigenous Rukai community, wrote travel essays and epistolary poetry, and interviewed residents about the Japanese occupation, among other independent studies.
  • NEWS
    Cracking the Coconut: COA’s Yucatán Program

    The Yucatán Program—with its language immersion in either Spanish or Mayan—is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. As COA’s first ongoing off-campus program, it has transformed the lives of multiple students, among them Rebecca Haydu ’16.

  • NEWS
    Art at the Intersection of Culture, Economics and Race
    National Geographic photojournalist Amy Toensing ’93 has made a career of telling stories with sensitivity and depth, and creating intimate essays about the lives of ordinary people.

Events:

May 14th, 2017

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    14

    Film Screening: Sweetgrass

    1:30pm, Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor Visual anthropologist Ilisa Barbash presents her 2009 documentary about the American West and takes questions about her work. 

May 15th, 2017

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    15

    Exposing Latent Images: Daguerreotypes in the Museum and Beyond

    4:10pm, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center Visual anthropologist and Curator of Visual Anthropology at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Ilisa Barbash speaks about how scholars and artists have used a set of controversial photographs to talk about and depict race, photography, vision, gender, power, the body, and anthropology.

Faculty: