The Wellesley-Deerfield Symposium
As southern Civil War memorials have become a flashpoint for politics and protest, New England’s public monuments are also due for critical examination. The Wellesley-Deerfield symposium will explore the public commemorations of people, places, and events in New England’s past. Illustrated presentations by scholars from across the country will examine how these public acts of memory tell a particular story of New England and how, whether explicitly or implicitly, they conceal, devalue, or erase other histories. Ultimately, presenters will ask: How can we recast these monumental narratives without simultaneously sweeping aside uncomfortable histories of colonialism and discrimination?
Generously supported by the Barra Foundation.
May 11–Jun 1, 10 AM–8 PM
Mar 22–Apr 27Exhibition: Hong Hong
Born in Hefei, China, and currently residing in Connecticut, Hong Hong's innovative large-scale papermaking process merges traditional techniques with the effects of weather and other unpredictable factors.Event Date:Thursday, March 22, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 27, 2018 (All day)
Apr 4, 12:30 PM
Apr 12, 4:30–6 PMMarilynne Robinson: The Reformed Heritage
Elizabeth Luce More ’24 Lecturer Marilynne Robinson is an American novelist and essayist who will speak on the Reformed tradition as part of Wellesley’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.Event Date:Thursday, April 12, 2018 -4:30pm to 6:00pm