Past Events

photo of a woman's face
Apr 13, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Alexis Dudden, Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, will lecture on “Japan’s Controversial Territorial Claims Against China, Taiwan, Russia, and the Koreas.” 

People wearing broad-brimmed hats seated on the ground strumming stringed instruments with palm trees in the background.

An exploration of individual and collective history as viewed through multiple lenses, proposing alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives. Gallery talk & opening reception: October 28, 2022, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Hiroshima bombing survivor and former Vassar professor Tomiko Morimoto West standing at a lectern on a dark stage with the film title, Appreciation--the Tomiko Morimoto West Story.

Director/producer Michael Dwyer made this 20-minute film featuring Tomiko Morimoto West, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who taught Japanese language courses at Vassar for a decade until she retired in 1994. Both will be available for a Q&A session after the screening.

Portrait of Klaus Vieweg, Professor of Philosophy at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany

Vieweg, Professor of Philosophy at Friedrich-Schiller University and a leading expert on Hegel, will discuss the systematic and logical beginning of philosophical thinking in conjunction with Hegel’s Science of Logic. Campus community only, please. 

Actress Selina Jones as Medea in the Khameleon Productions film of Euripides's Medea
Mar 21, 5:30 p.m.

Shivaike Shah, Visiting Artist and Producer/Founder of Khameleon Productions (UK), will discuss the making of Khameleon’s upcoming short film on the figure of Medea, based on Khameleon’s stage production of Euripides’s Medea at Oxford in 2018, which reimagined the ancient Greek tragedy with an all-global majority cast and crew. Campus community only, please.