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Faculty Panel Examines Structural Violence as Part of “Dissent Violence Justice”

Posted November 5, 2014
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The fall semester portion of programing for Dissent Violence Justice at Bryn Mawr College comes to a close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, with a faculty panel on “Structural Violence: Global and Local.” Moderated by Psychology Chair Marc Shulz, the panel will be made up of Kalala J. Ngalamulume, associate professor of Africana […]

English Professor Katherine Rowe Connects Shakespeare and House of Cards on Podcast

Posted April 24, 2014
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Professor of English and Director of Digital Research and Teaching Katherine Rowe discussed the connections between Shakespeare and Netflix drama House of Cards on a podcast for The Week. In the podcast, Rowe addresses the interactions between Claire and Frank Underwood, points our Shakespeare inspired inside jokes, and discusses Frank’s use of directly address the audience with privileged knowledge.

2014 Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows Named

Posted April 17, 2014
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Thirteen members of the Class of 2015 have been named Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellows and will spend their summer on research interests spanning Medieval Iberia to 2020 Tokyo. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given Bryn Mawr College a grant in honor of Bryn Mawr alumna Hanna Holborn Gray, ’50 who served as chair […]

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20, 2014

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from […]

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Highlights TriCo Digital Humanities Conference

Posted November 14, 2013

The Re:Humanities symposium’s call for papers got a high-profile boost on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s ProfHacker blog on Nov. 12. Now in it’s fourth year, Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates. This year’s conference takes place at Haverford College on April 3-4, 2014. The deadline for submissions is […]

Italian Chair Roberta Ricci Travels to Italy to Study the Work of Poggio Bracciolini

Posted July 30, 2013

This summer, Roberta Ricci, chair of Bryn Mawr’s Italian Department, is traveling to Pisa, Florence, and Rome to examine the work of Poggio Bracciolini, an early Italian Renaissance humanist credited with recovering and disseminating a number of classical Latin manuscripts as well as for providing the script that would eventually develop into Roman type. Ricci’s […]

Folger Shakespeare Library Picks BMC English Professor’s App for Its Digital Editions

Posted June 17, 2013
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Luminary Digital Media, the mobile software company co-founded by Bryn Mawr English Professor Katherine Rowe, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to create apps for each one of Shakespeare’s plays. The selection is based on the success of Luminary’s first app, “The Tempest for iPad.” The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the leading Shakespeare […]

Samyuktha Natarajan ’15 Named Newman Civic Fellow

Posted March 26, 2013
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Samyuktha Natarajan ’15 was awarded a 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award by Campus Compact. This award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country. Natarajan is a student leader active in issues of public education and environmental justice. During her first two […]

Students Travel to Marseille, France, as Part of 360°

Posted March 21, 2013

As part of “The Mediterranean as a Crossroads: History, Migrations, Identities,” one of three 360° course clusters being offered this spring, students traveled to Marseille, France, during spring break. In addition to touring the area, they spent time with social workers to get a better understanding of the challenges facing modern immigrants in the region. […]

Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Celebration Held at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 21, 2013
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Family, friends, colleagues, and students are invited to celebrate Philip L. Kilbride at Bryn Mawr College on April 5 & 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Academic Administrative Assistant Karen Sulpizio at ksulpizi@brynmawr.edu; 610-526-5030. Click on the below image to enlarge.

Bryn Mawr Holds Digital Humanities Workshop in Connection With Project on Cold War-Era Mind Control

Posted March 8, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College is holding a digital humanities workshop on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, in the Benham Gateway Conference Room. All are invited to attend. The workshop, titled “Traces of Mind Control From Cold War America: Exploring the Challenges of International Digital Humanities Initiatives,” covers the challenges of completing small scale cooperative […]

Students Present Findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference

Posted October 18, 2012
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Fourteen students presented research in the humanities and social sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference held in the Ely Room on Friday, Sept. 28. This is the first year that the Hanna Holborn Gray Program held a formal conference for its fellows to present their findings. The idea came from graduate student mentors Jessica […]

Philadelphia Inquirer Looks at Shakespeare iPad App Developed by BMC’s Katherine Rowe

Posted May 3, 2012

In this article, The Philadelphia Inquirer takes note of an iPad app that Bryn Mawr Professor of English Katherine Rowe helped develop. This interactive edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest offers expert annotations, readings by actors, and the ability to share your own notes—or just the text, if you prefer. From the article: “This app is, […]

History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman Receives 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted April 19, 2012
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History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman has received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, announced the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation last week. A total of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists from an application field of almost 3,000 were selected for the prestigious fellowship. Fellowships were given in 54 disciplines. Saltzman was the lone recipient in the […]

Tri-Co Hosts Second Annual Digital Humanities Symposium March 29-30

Posted March 22, 2012

Students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swathmore Colleges have organized the second-annual “Re: Humanities” symposium, which will take place March 29-30 at Swarthmore College. The “Re: Humanities” symposiums offer a unique outlet for undergraduates from throughout the country to present their original digital-humanities research. “Re: Humanities ’12″ will include a wide array of presentations from […]

Bryn Mawr-Led Excavation Mentioned in UAE Newspaper

Posted March 8, 2012
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A March 3 article in The Gulf News about the ongoing excavation of areas in and around the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah mentions work being led by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Peter Magee at the Muweilah site.

BMC to Host Conference on Japanese Cities in Global Context in Late February

Posted February 16, 2012
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An interdisciplinary conference and workshop focused on Japanese cities in international perspective will feature a series of panels and a workshop presented by academics from across the globe at Bryn Mawr College in late February. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in Carpenter Library Room 21, the “Japanese Cities in Global Context” symposium […]

Bryn Mawr Chief Information Officer Quoted in Article on New Publishing Platform for Digital Humanities

Posted February 13, 2012

Bryn Mawr Chief Information Officer and Professor of History Elliott Shore is quoted in this Inside Higher Ed article about a new online publishing platform called Anvil Academic. Anvil is a joint project by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and the Council for Library and Information Resources. Bryn Mawr is among the […]

“[the college news is] great”: An Intimate Sojourn with Judith Butler

Posted December 8, 2011
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By Maddy Court ’12 and Mary Zaborskis ’12 Originally published in the college news “I swim every day, I drink good Italian wines, I have a network of friends, many of whom are not in the academy. I like old movies—melodramas and film noir—and I travel,” says one Judith Butler, nonchalantly sipping her coffee. The late […]

Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship Inspires Bryn Mawr’s Intellectual Community

Posted December 8, 2011
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For many at Bryn Mawr, Judith Butler’s Flexner Lectureship was a prime example of the excitement of belonging to a community focused on intellectual enterprise. The eminent philosopher and critical theorist drew overflow crowds to her public lectures, engaged in discussion with more than 80 scholars from around the region, and spent time with scores of Tri-College students, both in and out of the classroom … Read more»

Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship Award Increased

Posted December 1, 2011

An increase in funding is among several improvements to be made to the Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship program, which supports undergraduate students’ independent research projects in humanities and the humanistic social sciences during the summer months.

Bryn Mawr Student Nina R.W. Cohen Earns Rhodes Scholarship

Posted December 1, 2011
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Although both of her parents are physicians, Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 of Newton, Mass., who was recently named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar, has had a very specific career outside of medicine in mind for as long as she can remember. “From early childhood I’ve dreamed of being a judge,” says Cohen. “At five years […]

Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 Named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar

Posted November 21, 2011

Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 is one of 32 outstanding students to be named a member of the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012. Cohen and her fellow Rhodes Scholars were selected from a pool of 830 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities. From the Rhodes website… “Nina R.W. Cohen, Newton, […]

Grad Group to Host Eighth Biennial Symposium, Titled “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor”

Posted November 3, 2011
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Darra Goldstein, a pioneer in the field of food studies, will deliver the keynote address at “Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor,” the eighth biennial graduate-student symposium organized and hosted by graduate students in Bryn Mawr College’s interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art. Scheduled for next Friday, Nov. 11, […]

Students Explore Issues of Human Development, Education, and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa in 360º That Includes Trip to Ghana

Posted October 20, 2011
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In the Spring of 2012 a group of students and three faculty members will engage in a 360º course cluster exploring issues of human development, education, and culture with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The 360º includes a trip to the Titagya school in rural Ghana. 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhoods consists of three […]

Follow Bryn Mawr Students’ Japan Trip Through Contemplative Traditions Course Blog

Posted September 29, 2011
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Students enrolled in the 360° course cluster on contemplative traditions have embarked on a trip to Japan with their professors. Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl is keeping a verbal and photographic record of the trip on the course blog.

Lecture Series Offer Insight Into Scholarly Process, Opportunity to Enter Intellectual Dialogue

Posted September 15, 2011

This year, the Mary Flexner Lectureship, which has brought  some of the world’s best-known humanists to Bryn Mawr and resulted in a number of highly influential books, will bring prominent gender theorist Judith Butler to campus. But the three Flexner Lectures hardly present the only opportunity to hear scholars speak publicly about their work at […]

Cities Professor Uses NEH Grant to Focus Modern-Architecture Course on Cultural Exchange, Citing International Students as Inspiration and Asset

Posted August 25, 2011
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As the number of students who come to Bryn Mawr from outside the United States has increased over the past few years, Carola Hein, a professor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department, has become ever more acutely aware of a particular shortcoming in textbooks on modern architecture and urban form. “Buildings outside of […]

Didem Uca ’11 Wins Fulbright to Turkey, Prompting First Trip to Homeland

Posted June 17, 2011
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The Fulbright Commission of Turkey, the last country to make its Fulbright grant decisions, announced last week that it had awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to Didem Uca ’11, who graduated from Bryn Mawr in May with a double major in German and comparative literature. The announcement brings the total number of Fulbrights awarded to […]

Bryn Mawr English Professor and Creative Writing Lecturer Quoted in Article on Influential Poet

Posted June 9, 2011

This Allentown Morning Call article marking the 100th anniversary of poet Hilda Doolittle’s journey to London quotes Bryn Mawr English Professor Jane Hedley, Creative Writing Lecturer J.C. Todd and Research Associate for the Center for Visual Culture Emily Wallace. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Doolittle briefly attended Bryn Mawr before traveling to London to meet […]

2011 Fulbright Tally: Seven Grants to Bryn Mawr Students

Posted May 16, 2011
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Update: In June, the Turkish Fulbright Committee, the last to make its awards, announced that Didem Uca ’11 had been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. In  August, we learned that Sarah Watson ’11 had also raising been awarded a Fulbright ETA, raising Bryn Mawr’s 2011 total from five to seven. By year’s end, five […]

Professor Madhavi Kale Co-Chairs International Women’s History Conference With Multiple Bryn Mawr Connections

Posted May 12, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professor of History Madhavi Kale is co-chair of the Program Committee for the 15th Triennial Berkshire Conference on the History of Women and Gender, to be held June 9-12 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with nearly 200 sessions and over 1,100 participants from around the world. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of […]

Bi-Co Students Shine at Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

Posted April 21, 2011

Three majors in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford German Department were recently recognized for their academic work at a regional undergraduate conference in German studies, earning three of five awards presented at the gathering. Students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford joined their peers from eight Pennsylvania institutions at the conference, which was hosted by Moravian College and […]

History of Art Celebrates a Banner Year

Posted April 21, 2011
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In the groves of academe, the vernal equinox heralds not only spring, but fellowship season. This year, the Bryn Mawr Department of History of Art is enjoying an especially fruitful one. Two of the department’s current graduate students have been awarded Fulbright research fellowships for research abroad, and a third has scored a coveted curatorial […]

Ph.D. Candidate Angélique Wille Awarded Slifka Fellowship at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted April 14, 2011
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Angélique Wille, a Ph.D. candidate in history of art, envisions a career in museum work. She will gain valuable insight into the field next year at one of the world’s premier art museums, as the 2011-12 Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Slifka fellowship is unusual in […]

GSAS Student Lori Felton Wins Fulbright Grant to Fund a New Look at Egon Schiele’s Troubling Portraits

Posted March 24, 2011
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The mysterious Doppelgänger in the intense, often disturbing portraiture of Austrian Expressionist artist Egon Schiele has long been a subject of discussion among art historians and critics. Did the impetus that prompted Schiele’s use of the Doppelgänger leave its traces elsewhere in Schiele’s portraiture? Thanks to a Fulbright research grant, Lori Felton, a Ph.D. student […]

Preeminent Gender Theorist Judith Butler to Hold 2011 Flexner Lectureship

Posted March 24, 2011
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Preeminent gender theorist Judith Butler will hold the 2011 Mary Flexner Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College, announced President Jane McAuliffe. Butler is the Maxine Elliott professor in the rhetoric and comparative literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley, and has contributed greatly to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics during […]

Online Database Makes Bryn Mawr Collections Searchable

Posted March 3, 2011
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Now, for the first time, community members can browse through the College’s art and artifact collections online … Read more»

Library Exhibition of Givens Collection Treasures Focuses on African-American Research Collections

Posted February 16, 2011
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A new exhibition sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library and the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research focuses on African-American research collections.

Not a Native Speaker, But Fluent Enough for Fiction

Posted February 10, 2011
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Bryn Mawr College senior Didem Uca recently learned that a short story she penned in German will be published in an upcoming issue of Trans-Lit2, the journal of the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German. Uca, a comparative literature and German double major from Syosset, New York, was surprised that her piece was selected […]

Feb. 10 Teach-In on Revolutionary Movements in Egypt and Tunisia Features Faculty, Students, Alumnae, Guests

Posted February 9, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 10, the Bryn Mawr community will have an opportunity to learn more about the much-discussed revolutionary movements in North Africa at an all-day “Teach In for the Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt” in the College’s Campus Center. Organized by seniors Jesse Solomon and Sundes Kazmir, the program, which includes presentations by guest […]

Lecture on African-American Research Collections Opens Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

Posted February 3, 2011
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A special lecture on Feb. 8 will mark the opening of the exhibition “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature” … Read more»

Susan Rotroff ’68 Wins Top Archaeology Award, Joining a Long List of Bryn Mawr Grads So Honored

Posted February 3, 2011
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For the second year in a row, a graduate of Bryn Mawr’s department of classical and Near Eastern archaeology has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, the organization’s highest honor. Susan Irene Rotroff ’68 was awarded the medal at the Institute’s annual meeting in January. Rotroff is the […]

Bryn Mawr’s 2010: the Year in Review

Posted January 20, 2011
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As the spring semester gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2010 special. 125th Anniversary Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary officially kicked off on Reunion weekend. The celebration got into high gear during the fall semester with fall convocation, the start of the […]

Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship Offers a First Look at Long-term Independent Research

Posted January 20, 2011
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The Hanna Holborn Gray ’50 Research Fellowship gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to conduct independent research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences during the summer months, with guidance and support from experienced scholars … Read more»

BMC Historian Sharon Ullman to Collaborate on Digital Archive as Part of Mercator Professorship in Germany

Posted December 9, 2010
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Germany’s coveted Mercator Professorship has been awarded to Bryn Mawr Professor of History Sharon Ullman to support a multifaceted scholarly collaboration titled “Traces of Mind Control in American Cold War Culture” next spring and summer. A digital archive collecting and documenting cultural artifacts of the Cold War will be among the outcomes of the project, […]

Video and Text of Professor of Russian Dan Davidson Addressing Senate Committee Now Available Online

Posted December 2, 2010
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This summer Bryn Mawr Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition Dan Davidson spoke before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing titled “Closing the Language Gap: Improving the Federal Government’s Foreign Language Capabilities.”

Bryn Mawr Classical Review Celebrates 20 Years

Posted November 18, 2010

Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second-oldest electronic journal in the humanities (surpassed by only a few weeks by Postmodern Culture), and one of the oldest open-access electronic journals, celebrates its 20th anniversary on Nov. 28. BMCR was started in 1990 by Bryn Mawr Professor of Greek Richard Hamilton and James J. O’Donnell, then professor of […]

Experts to Discuss Role of New Media in Midterm Elections

Posted November 4, 2010

Bryn Mawr College’s New Media Project will sponsor a panel discussion titled  “New Media in the 2010 Election: What the Hell Just Happened Here?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 300 of Dalton Hall. “The 2010 midterm election has revealed the growing role of new media (the Internet, social-networking technologies) in our […]

National Undergrad Symposium on Digital Humanities Features Established Leaders, Emerging Scholars

Posted November 4, 2010
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Digital communications technologies have begun to affect the work of scholars in the humanities in ways that are more than skin deep, says Jen Rajchel ’11. For example, one of her professors, Katherine Rowe, recently appeared in a New York Times story after guest-editing a special online edition of the venerable Shakespeare Quarterly that experimented […]

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