Friend or Foe? War and Society
Professor Margaret MacMillan is one of the world’s preeminent scholars of international relations. An international best-selling author and frequent commentator in the media, she is known for her unparalleled grasp of her subject – war and peace – as well as her gift for vivid and powerful storytelling. She is currently a professor of history at the University of Toronto.
Nonbinary, Cryptic, and Subversive": Queer Mycology with Dr. Patricia Kaishian
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Patricia Kaishian on her work and research on mycological diversity, conservation, and and interdisciplinary studies focused on the philosophy of science, feminist bioscience, and science communication.
Kizuna Dance in Concert
Kizuna Dance is pleased to present an evening of mixed repertory, featuring contemporary dance works from across the company’s nine-year history. All works are inspired by various aspects of the Japanese language and culture. Presented by the Swarthmore College Dance Program, as part of the Cooper Series. Co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program.
Language of the Future
A Laboratory with the Moscow School of Literary Practices will bring Russia’s leading feminist and LGBTQ+ writers and critics — Oksana Vasyakina, Evgenia Nekrasova, Evgenia Vezhlyan, Alesya Atroshchenko, and Tatiana Novosyolova — to campus for a weeklong residency in Spring 2023. At a time when the global community is grappling with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, these visionary creatives will provide urgent perspectives on the role of the arts and humanities in bearing witness and charting a path forward.
Rosine 2.0 in Context & in Practice
This exhibition about harm reduction, mutual aid, and collective creative practice in Philadelphia throughout history features selections from the Mira Sharpless Townsend papers and artworks created by the Rosine 2.0 Collective. Programming will include an exhibition reception, artist talks, a film screening, and symposium.
Blue Heron, "Last Works and Legacies: Johannes Ockeghem's Missa Mi-mi & Other Works"
Blue Heron’s program at Swarthmore, “Last Works and Legacies,” is the last installment in the ensemble’s “Ockeghem@600” effort to perform the complete works of one of the greatest, yet seldom-performed, European composers of the 15th century, Johannes Ockeghem.
Collage Dance Collective
Memphis-based Collage Dance presents a program featuring their signature work “Rise,” set to a score that brings together Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech with original music by Jonathan Kirkscey and Kirk Smith. The program also features a world premiere by Amy Hall Garner that brings Collage Dance together with Swarthmore Dance and Garner's "Bluff City Blues."
Composing with Nature: Jason Singh, Sound Artist in Residence
Award-winning sound artist Jason Singh composes using nature-based sounds, such as electrical impulses in plants. Through art, science, and activism, Singh’s virtual residency will engage the College community and the public with our hyper-local environment, the Crum Woods, and explore the nature that surrounds us in a new way.