Oberlin College and Conservatory

Lectures/Symposia/Workshops Events

April 18 - 24, 2019

Thursday, April 18

Artist Lecture with Melissa Smedley

Please join the art department for an artist lecture with Melissa Smedley. Smedley is an artist, writer, and educator currently based in Salinas,...

Mathematics Department Talk: Robert Kelvey

Please help us welcome Robert Kelvey, visiting assistant professor of mathematics at the College of Wooster. His topic: “Knots, Links, and Projective...

Aral Sea: Tragedy and Secrets

The story of the death of the fourth largest lake in the world today is well known around the world. The Aral Sea was sacrificed for the glory of the cotton...

Classics+Women of Color: A Wiki-edit Session

Inspired by the Art+Feminism campaign, which works to improve the coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia, this event aims...

Fashion’s Profiles: Clothes Shaping Bodies in Renaissance Italy

Please join the art department for a lecture with Timothy McCall, associate professor of art history and director of art history at Villanova...

Consent Month: Creating Space for Dialogue in Sex and Relationships

Whether you’re hooking up with someone for the first time or in a long-term relationship, communicating your feelings, needs, wants, and desires can be super...

Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past: Ellis W. Tallman

If you’ve got some money in the bank, chances are you’ve never seriously worried about not being able to withdraw it. But there was a time in the United...

Fourth Annual Toni Morrison Society Lecture at Oberlin

‘‘Writing Like a Jazz Musician: Form and Meaning in Toni Morrison's Jazz’’ is topic of the fourth annual Toni Morrison Society Lecture. Guest speaker will be...

Guest Workshop: Anne Lanzilotti ‘05, composer/violist

A guest workshop performance with Anne Lanzilotti ‘05, composer and violist. Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, viola Karl Larson, piano Anne Lanzilotti is one of...

Friday, April 19

Lecture: ‘‘Refugees & Resilience: Stories from Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh’’

Professor Rumi Shammin discusses his current research project on ‘‘Refugees & Resilience: Stories from Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh.’’ Presentation...

Biology Seminar : ‘‘The More you Look, the More you See’’

Join Heather Rose Kates ’11, PhD, postdoctoral associate, University of Florida for a talk entitled, ‘‘The More you Look, the More you See: Generating New ...

Consent Month: Talking About Mental Health and Consent with the Counseling Center

In this discussion-based workshop, we will be thinking through how mental health can impact consent practices. This space will allow attendees to raise...

Illuminator Artist Collective Talk

The Illuminator is an art-activist collective comprised of visual artists, educators, filmmakers, and technologists living and working in New York City. The...

Sunday, April 21

Consent Month: Alternative Methods of Community Accountability

In this workshop, we will do a skill-share on the many different methods of intervention we can take to show up for our community when someone has caused...

Monday, April 22

From 1919 to 1989 via 1957: Student Activism in Maoist China—Yidi Wu ‘11

"From 1919 to 1989 via 1957: Student Activism in Maoist China," presented by Yidi “Woody” Wu '11. She is currently an assistant professor history at St....

Partisan Reasoning and Public Philosophy

Jon Ellis, director of the Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz, will present a lecture entitled "Partisan Reasoning and Public...

Rethinking the Political in Puerto Rico’s Contemporary Crisis

University of Puerto Rico professor and political theorist Carlos Pabón will contextualize Puerto Rico‘s contemporary (political, economical, cultural)...

Earth Day Potluck and Talk

Celebrate Earth Day with students in the Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration by coming to a potluck meal. Following the potluck, Steve Mayer, professor...

Tuesday, April 23

Consent Month: Talking about Disability and Consent with Disability Services

In this discussion-based workshop, we will be thinking through how having a disability can impact consent practices. This space will allow attendees to raise...

Consent Month: Friends Causing Harm - Intervention Roleplay

This workshop will build upon the intervention methods we crowdsourced in the Alternative Methods Workshop. We will roleplay a few key methods of...

Wednesday, April 24

Bacchic Interference in Seneca’s Oedipus

Jeri DeBrohun, associate professor of classics at Brown University, will deliver a lecture titled "Something to Do with Dionysus: Bacchic Interference in...

Landing Internships in Finance and Economics

Landing internships in finance and economics takes initiative, planning, and "getting out of the gate" much earlier than other types of internship...

Mapping the Fiscal and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration

Professor Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, the principal investigator for Million Dollar Hoods, will present a lecture titled ‘‘Mapping the Fiscal and Human Cost of...

Consent Month: Support Skills

This workshop is designed to help everyone develop skills that would be useful when supporting someone who has experienced harm. We will talk about best...

The Musical Mind: How Seeing Can Shape Music Listening Featuring Michael Shutz

Why do we buy concert tickets when the same sounds can be heard more cheaply and comfortably within our own homes? Why do popular music concerts include...

April 18 - 24, 2019