Strange Truth 2020 examines the relationship between the visual and structures of power by engaging with politics of race, gender, and identity. Showcasing the work of international filmmakers, artists, activists, and media scholars, this year’s series explores how documentary and expanded cinema practices make visible the role of images in complicating and (re)constructing complex narratives of history, memory, and time.
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RSVP to join us Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. for a virtual screening program and discussion on contemporary Uyghur film culture. The conversation will consider the challenges faced by and present the great work coming from contemporary Uyghur filmmakers. The program ranges from self-ethnographic works set in the region and films created in the diaspora with Uyghur subjects, to work that represent the bonds Uyghurs are creating with other stateless peoples. The films will be available online preceding the event.
The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College invites applications for a two-year, full-time Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2022. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 9, 2022.
This anthropology course explores human attempts to extend sensory capacities through robots, sensors, nonhuman animals, and plants, considering how colonialism, race, disability, gender, and surveillance shape the desire to sense beyond the human.
January 24 – March 6, 2020: The Bicentennial in Philadelphia laid bare some of the most pressing questions of America’s national identity. Five Haverford and Bryn Mawr College students collaborated with poet Thomas Devaney and Greenhouse Media to explore this surreal moment in history through an experimental documentary film. Bicentennial City continues that project as an interactive installation with multi-channel projections, sculptures, and Bicentennial ephemera, seeking to explore the many roles myth and memory play in the psyche of a city.
The newest installation in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is an interactive, campus-wide experience that reimagines traditional conceptions of thinking about institutional spaces.
The award connects the College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, artist collective Slavs and Tatars, and Philadelphia nonprofits Twelve Gates Arts and the Council on American Islamic Relations for two years of planned artistic collaborations inspired by a 14th-century allegorical Uighur text.
Organized by Nguyễn Dịu-Hương, the 2019-2020 Mellon Symposium, “Voices from the Everyday South: Civilian Lives during the Viet Nam War,” brings together Vietnamese civilians from southern Viet Nam who lived through the war (1954-1975) for a conversation on varied aspects of daily life in the wartime South.