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Tabetha Ewing
Director of Africana Studies
Tel: 845-758-6822 x7548
E-mail: ewing@bard.edu
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2014

  Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Rain in a Dry Land Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Anne Makepeace
Fisher Studio Arts Building  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Human Rights Project, Bard’s Fine Arts Department, and the Department of Africana Studies invite you to the screening of Anne Makepeace’s, "Rain in a Dry Land" followed by a discussion with Anne Makepeace.

ANNE MAKEPEACE has written, produced and directed many award-winning independent films, including “We Still Live Here,” (PBS Independent Lens 2011, Telluride Moving Mountains Award); “Rain in a Dry Land,” (P.O.V. 2007, Emmy nomination); “Robert Capa in Love and War,” (Sundance, American Masters 2003, National Prime Time Emmy award); “Coming to Light,” (Sundance, American Masters 2001, Oscar Short List); “Baby It’s You.” (Sundance, P.O.V. 1998, Whitney Biennial) and others. Her films have aired on the BBC, Channel Four, ZDF, ARTE, NHK, ABC Australia, France 5, CBC, HBO, Showtime, PBS et al. She has won numerous awards and is now working on a documentary about tribal courts in California. For more information see http://www.makepeaceproductions.com/

Rain in a Dry Land is a 2006 documentary film directed by Anne Makepeace and filmed by Joan Churchill & Barney Broomfield that chronicles the experiences of two Bantu as they are transported by relief organizations from Kenyan refugee camps to Atlanta, Georgia and then Springfield, Massachusetts.

Sponsored by: Human Rights Program; Human Rights Project
Contact: Julia Tinneny  215-378-2767  jt4120@bard.edu
  Monday, November 17, 2014
An Evening with Nuruddin Farah and Mark Danner
The Human Rights Project at Bard College presents a public conversation between Nuruddin Farah and Mark Danner to discuss Farah’s new critically acclaimed novel Hiding in Plain Sight.
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Human Rights Project at Bard College presents a public conversation between Nuruddin Farah and Mark Danner to discuss Farah’s new critically acclaimed novel Hiding in Plain Sight. Farah, who just won a Lifetime Achievement Literary Award from the South African Literary Awards, has been hailed as “the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” by The New York Review of Books. This event will take place on Monday, November 17, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College.

Hiding in Plain Sight is a profound exploration of the tensions between freedom and obligation, the ways gender and sexual preference define us, and the unexpected paths by which the political disrupts the personal. BBC.com says, “Farah’s powerful story of a shattered family makes vivid the human repercussions of political chaos and violence.” The Washington Post writes, “A rich exploration of political and social crises . . . [and] a sensitive story about living in the shadow of grief, learning to forgive and trying to answer the question, ‘What does it mean to be Somali in this day and age?’”

Nuruddin Farah is the author of 11 previous novels, including From a Crooked Rib, Links, and his Blood in the Sun trilogy: Maps, Gifts, and Secrets. His novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has won numerous awards, including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, “widely regarded as the most prestigious international literary award after the Nobel” (New York Times). Born in Baidoa, Somalia, he lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he is Distinguished Professor of Literature at Bard College.

Mark Danner is a writer and reporter who for 25 years has written about politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered, among many other stories, wars and political turmoil in Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and the Middle East, and, most recently, the story of torture during the War on Terror. Among his books are Torture and the Forever War (forthcoming, 2014), Stripping Bare the Body (2009), The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War’s Buried History (2006), Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror (2004), The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter’s Travels through the 2000 Florida Vote Recount (2004), and The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War (1994). Danner is James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and Chancellor’s Professor of Journalism and English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sponsored by: Human Rights Project
Contact: Julia Tinneny  215-378-2767  jt4120@bard.edu
Friday, November 14, 2014 – Sunday, November 16, 2014
Africa Weekend
Bard College Campus  Africa Weekend celebrates African cultures in all their richness. This exciting event is organized and funded by AfroPulse, the Africana interest group at Bard.

Friday Nov. 14:
We will be having a language workshop in the Yellow Room of the campus center. The languages and corresponding times are:
Swahili: 5:15-6:00pm
Amharic: 6:00-6:45pm
Wolof: 6:45-7:30pm

Saturday Nov. 15:
Dance Workshop 1:00-2:00pm in the MPR

From 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Preston Theater, movie screening of Mother of George (There will be popcorn.)

Sunday Nov. 16:
There will be a closing/fundraising dinner in the MPR from 6 to 7:30pm.
We will be having food from Jollof restaurant in the city, and a drum performance by Master Drummer Amadou Diallo.

Contact: Anna N. Hirson-Sagalyn  845-758-6822  as7972@bard.edu
Download: Africa Weekend at Bard.pdf
  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Talk by Ralph Lemon
Olin, Room 201  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ralph Lemon is a choreographer, conceptualist, director, writer, and installation artist. He describes his talk as "about my work (art experiments) with Walter Carter (1907-2009), my centenarian collaborator from Little Yazoo City, Mississippi. Purportedly the oldest man in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Fifty years or so shy of being a full-time slave. But he was an ex-sharecropper, carpenter, gardener... his longest job was planting cedar trees. We had an 8 year "discussion" about our whereabouts, our bodies (and race of course), our belief systems, and mortality, through the most ineffable of languages, his and mine. It ultimately became speculative fiction. A complete collapse of past, present and future time. Something like that."

Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; American Studies Program; Center for Civic Engagement; Division of Social Studies; Historical Studies Program; Political Studies Program
Contact: Simon Gilhooley  607-280-4754  sgilhool@bard.edu
Monday, November 10, 2014
Neo Muyanga: A Study in Sound and Image
Followed by a conversation with literary scholar Sarah Nuttall
Bard Hall, Bard College Campus  6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Anthropology Program; Center for Civic Engagement; Difference and Media Project; Experimental Humanities Program; Historical Studies Program; Human Rights Project; Music Program; Theater and Performance
Contact: Drew Thompson  845-758-7667  dthompso@bard.edu
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Visiting Artist: Serge Alain Nitegeka
 
Fisher Studio Arts Center, Seminar Room  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visiting artist Serge Alain Nitegeka will give a presentation of his work.

Everyone is welcome!


Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Art History Program; Studio Arts Program
Contact: Melody Goodwin  845-758-7674  goodwin@bard.edu
Monday, October 27, 2014
Silence, Taboo, and Everyday Practices of Revolution: What Sovereignty Feels Like
Deborah A. Thomas
Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania


Olin, Room 102  5:00 pm
Much has been written about the effects of extreme violence – and particularly state violence – on individuals and communities throughout the world. Attention has tended to focus on the forms of marginalization and exclusion generated by and through violence, on the “bare life” and “exceptionality” that has been theorized by a range of European political philosophers. My interest in this presentation is to think sovereignty, in both its conventional registers, outside the state by highlighting instead its everyday practice. Drawing from narratives generated through two collaborative projects geared toward visually archiving state violence in Jamaica – the Coral Gardens “Incident” in Western Jamaica in 1963, and the May 2010 state of emergency in West Kingston – I will show that thinking about what sovereignty feels like means being committed and attuned to the non-monumental, unspectacular world of the everyday and the dynamic structuring categories through which it is lived. On one hand, these narratives show us something about the conditions of violence that both define the parameters of legitimate citizenship and lay the foundation for the periodic eruptions of exceptional violence. On the other hand, they provide a sense of the extent to which people are able to imagine, or imagine themselves enacting, alternative political futures. It is this latter dimension that gives us a sense of the affective dimensions of sovereignty. Exploring what sovereignty feels like, therefore, illuminates not only the ways alternative projects circulate in and through social communities even if the material movements that produce them “fail,” but also the entanglements across time and space that both produce and attempt to destroy them. *Childcare available*

Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Anthropology Program; Human Rights Project
Contact: Laura Kunreuther  845-758-7667  kunreuth@bard.edu
  Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement: Incarceration
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion of incarceration in the United States with guest speakers Keith Reeves, Richard Smith, and Jed Tucker.
Part of the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement series of events.

Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; American Studies Program; Bard Prison Initiative; Center for Civic Engagement; Difference and Media Project; Division of Social Studies; Historical Studies Program; Political Studies Program; Sociology Program
Contact: Simon Gilhooley  607-280-4754  sgilhool@bard.edu
  Thursday, October 23, 2014
"Ain't Scared of Your Jails: How Black Male Incarceration is Undermining the Gains of the Civil Rights Movement"
A Talk By Keith Reeves, Swarthmore College
Olin, Room 102  1:30 pm – 2:50 pm
Professor Reeves will present work from his current project examining the effects of incarceration on Black males, followed by a Q&A session.

Part of the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement series of events.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; American Studies Program; Bard Prison Initiative; Center for Civic Engagement; Difference and Media Project; Division of Social Studies; Historical Studies Program; Political Studies Program; Sociology Program
Contact: Simon Gilhooley  607-280-4754  sgilhool@bard.edu
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Bass Seminar
With Malcolm Cecil, Ira Coleman, Kenny Davis & Dave Holland
Bard Hall  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four bassists who have worked with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Stevie Wonder, Sting and many others as well as leading their own groups.

These great musicians will perform and talk about their lives in music.

Presented By The Music Program and Jazz At Bard
Admission Free

Note: The Jazz Program website is up; Please check it out. http://music.bard.edu/jazz/

https://www.facebook.com/thejazzprogramatbardcollege


Sponsored by: Music Program
Contact: John Esposito  845-594-3133  sunjump@gmail.com
  Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Peter Rosenblum
 Professor of International Law and Human Rights

 

"Two Cheers for Corporate Social Responsibility"
A Talk in the Social Studies Divisional Colloquium

Olin, Room 102  4:45 pm
As “corporate social responsibility” enters the mainstream, itsinitials "CSR" have become a dirty word for a broad segment of the
engaged public.  The voluntariness, vagueness, and uncertainty of
enforcement  – not to mention blatant propaganda by companies –
overwhelm any positive value, they argue.  At the other end of the
spectrum, CSR enthusiasts insist that it is leading to a new paradigm,
even challenging traditional forms of corporate governance. Oft
overlooked in the debate over CSR is the way in which public campaigns
have driven change and, even more importantly, shaped the mechanisms
that emerge. CSR continues to be as much the story of savvy activists
leveraging global networks as it is the monitoring mechanisms and
codes of conduct -- maybe more so.  Peter Rosenblum will explore the
current debate, drawing on his recently completed research on Indian
Tea plantations and a soon-to-published chapter addressing advocates
and critics of CSR.
Sponsored by: Social Studies Division
Contact: Greg Moynahan  845-758-7296  moynahan@bard.edu
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Equal Access ≠ Social Justice
A Case Study of Education in Ghana
Olin, Room 102  6:30 pm
Sophia Friedson-Ridenour '05
PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The national development discourse in Ghana, echoing international agendas, cast female teachers as role models. Women’s mere presence in classrooms is presumed to make them transformational change agents for girls. Rather than empowering girls, however, female teachers, who themselves are often marginalized, tend to model and reproduce existing heteronormative gender/sexual identities that work against girls’ and women’s well-being, individually and socially. This lecture, based on ethnographic research in the Ashanti and Volta Regions, takes a critical look at how the paradigm of role models reinforces inequitable gender norms and expectations, inhibiting meaningful social change.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Bard MUN; Center for Civic Engagement; Difference and Media Project
Contact: Jono Naito  845-758-7094  jnaito@bard.edu
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Textiles that Talk: East African Textiles and their Meaning
Hegeman Third Floor  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us for Food and Drink this Tuesday 6 May at 7PM on the third floor of Hegeman to mark the installation of Textiles that Talk, an exhibition, with music and video, of East African Kangas, their proverbial inscriptions and hidden meanings.



Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Rift Valley Institute
Contact: Armaan M Alkazi  845-853-5768  aa2141@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Photographers in Dialogue: A Conversation with Greg Marinovich and Gilles Peress Moderated by Tom Keenan
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room  5:00 pm
Greg Marinovich was a member of the famed south African photography collective known as the "Bang-Bang Club," and received a Pulitzer Prize for his working documenting the end of apartheid in South Africa and the nation’s transition to democracy. Gilles Peress is a photographer who documented conflicts from Bosnia to Rwanda, and his works have been exhibited and published widely across the globe. Tom Keenan, the director of Bard’s Human Rights Project, will moderate a discussion about these photographers' careers and experiences and their views about the changing political circumstances in which these photographers find themselves and their images operating today.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Environmental and Urban Studies Program; Human Rights Project
Contact: 845-758-6822 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Discussion and Book Launch of Drucilla Cornell's Latest Book, Law and Revoution in South Africa. Ubuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation.
Book Culture, 536 West 112th St., New York, NY 10025  Speakers Include: Michiel Bot, Jane Gordon, Lewis Gordon, Peter Rosenblum. Moderated by: Roger Berkowitz. Respondent: Drucilla Cornell.

Contact: Bridget Hollenback  845-758-7878  bhollenb@bard.edu
Monday, April 21, 2014
TONIGHT! - Is It Sweet? Tales of an African Superstar in New York
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  4:00 pm
This film is an intimate and irreverent portrait of Ghanaian hip-hop superstar Reggie Ossei Rockstone’s tour of New York. It is an experimental documentary blending footage recorded by the film’s main characters. In West Africa, Rockstone pioneered Twi language rap and hosts reality TV shows. But he is anonymous when he comes to perform for Africans in America. He reunites with both his African American producer DJ Rab Bakari and manager Dhoruba Bin Wahad, a former Black Panther Party leader, who have returned to New York after living in Ghana. As they plan Reggie’s tour, they meet aspiring artists, joke, argue about politics and race, shoot music videos, perform, and hustle.Director Jesse Weaver Shipley is a filmmaker and ethnographer who has shot documentaries, short fiction, and music videos in New York, London, Accra, Ghana, and Johannesburg, South Africa including the feature documentary Living the Hiplife and the multi-channel video installation Black Star. He is author of the book Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music.
Sponsored by: Music Program
Contact: Andrew Eisenberg  aeisenbe@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Teju Cole in Conversation with John Ryle
and reading from his novel Every Day Is for the Thief
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; The Rift Valley Institute
Contact: Myra Armstead  845-758-6822 x7235  armstead@bard.edu
  Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Rightful Share: Beyond Gift and Market in the Politics of Distribution
James Ferguson
Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:45 pm
This paper develops an argument that new kinds of welfare states in the global South are opening up possibilities for new sorts of politics.  Against an analysis of the limitations of traditional ideas of nationalization in Africa, it seeks to show that new forms of social assistance are allowing the question of national ownership of wealth to be reimagined in new ways -- ways that may allow the idea of a ”rightful share” to take on a quite different significance than it does in traditional discussions of nationalization of natural resources. Taking recent campaigns for a “Basic Income Grant” (BIG) in South Africa and Namibia as a window onto these new political possibilities, it argues that a new politics of distribution is emerging, in which citizenship-based claims to a share of national wealth are beginning to be recognizable as an alternative to both the paradigm of the market (where goods are received in exchange for labor) and that of “the gift” (where social transfers to those excluded from wage labor have been conceived as aid, charity, or assistance).  Beyond the binary of market and gift, the idea of “a rightful share”, it is suggested, opens possibilities for radical political claims that could go far beyond the limited, technocratic aim of ameliorating poverty that dominates existing cash transfer programs.

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues.  His works include The Anti-Politics Machine: 'Development,' Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho; Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt; and Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Anthropology Program; Environmental and Urban Studies Program; Political Studies Program
Contact: Yuka Suzuki  845-758-7219  ysuzuki@bard.edu
Monday, April 7, 2014
An Evening with Uhadi and a Celebration of Africana Studies at Bard
Blum Hall  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Uhadi features six of Johannesburg's greatest jazz artists into an ensemble that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Democracy in South Africa. Drawing from a mix of classic South African styles as kwela, ghoema, and mbaqanga, Uhadi performs a mixture of classic South African repertoire and exciting new original works that showcase and celebrate the music and art of South Africa today.Sibongile Khumalo - Vocals
Feya Faku - Trumpet
McCoy Mrubata - Saxophone and music director
Paul Hanmer - Piano
Herbie Tsoaeli - Bass
Justin Badenhorst - Drums

Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Bard Theater Program; Center for Civic Engagement; Environmental and Urban Studies Program; Music Program
Contact: Drew Thompson  845-758-6822 x4600  dthompso@bard.edu
Monday, March 3, 2014
Africa Is a Country and Shifting Digital Landscapes in Media of Africa
A talk by Sean Jacobs, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:45 pm
Sean Jacobs is a founding member of blog Africa Is a Country, which is a widely-used news source and which also offers commentary on political and social affairs related to the continent of Africa and its global representation. Jacobs, who was born in South Africa, is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the inter-relationship between mass media, globalization and democracy in South Africa. He has published numerous articles in Mail & Guardian (South Africa), The Nation (United States), and The Guardian (United Kingdom) on a range of topics, from contemporary South African politics to the recent death and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Difference and Media Project; Experimental Humanities Program; Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Drew THompson  845-758-6822 x4600  dthompso@bard.edu
Thursday, February 27, 2014
"The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducable Negro: Slavery, Race and American Colleges": A Talk with Craig Steven Wilder
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Professor Wilder’s most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013). He is also the author of In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City (New York: New York University Press, 2001/2004); and A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000/2001). His recent articles include, “‘Driven . . . from the School of the Prophets’: The Colonizationist Ascendance at General Theological Seminary,” which was the inaugural essay in the fully digital journal New York History

Professor Wilder is a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, where he has served as a guest lecturer, commencement speaker, academic advisor, and visiting professor. For more than a decade, this innovative program has given hundreds of men and women the opportunity to acquire a college education during their incarcerations in the New York State prison system. 

He has advised and appeared in numerous historical documentaries, including the celebrated Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon film, The Central Park Five; Kelly Anderson’s highly praised exploration of gentrification, My Brooklyn; the History Channel’s F.D.R.: A Presidency Revealed; and Ric Burn’s award-winning PBS series, New York: A Documentary History.

Professor Wilder has directed or advised exhibits at regional and national museums, including the Brooklyn Historical Society, the New-York Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92, the New York State Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Weeksville Heritage Center. He was one of the original historians for the Museum of Sex in New York City, and he maintains an active public history program.

(from MIT's History Department webpage)

***Brought to you by The Difference & Media Project, with co-sponsorship from The Arendt Center, The Human Rights Project, Africana Studies, and Historical Studies at Bard College.

Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Difference and Media Project; Hannah Arendt Center; Historical Studies Program; Human Rights Project
Contact: Travis Kennedy  415-269-4594  tk6740@bard.edu
Thursday, February 27, 2014
How Solar Became “Alternative”:
Slavery and the Making of Modern Energy
David McDermott Hughes
Professor of Anthopology, Rutgers University

Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:45 pm
Experts who describe solar energy as an “alternative” – that contributes only a small fraction to our oil-driven economy – are measuring the wrong thing. Every day, the sun gives us thousands of times the wattage we consume in oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power. Bizarrely, the entire conventional calculus of energy omits the overwhelming bulk of it, the elephant in a small room.  This paper examines an instance of such forgetting: the transition from solar energy to something like oil in the Orinoco Basin of colonial South America. In the 1740s, the Jesuit missionary and geographer, Josef Gumilla marveled in the God-given fertility of the tropics. Solar rays and Spanish settlers, he hoped, would turn the Orinoco into a breadbasket for cacao. Forty years later, the governor of Trinidad, Josef María Chacón proposed a second plan for colonization. On this island of the Orinoco delta, he identified tropical fertility with disease and overly dense vegetation. Instead of solar rays, Chacón’s promotion of sugar required enslaved Africans, and lots of them. The governor calculated employment rates per land area, death rates, and replacement rates through imports. In so doing, he helped create the modern, narrow concept of energy: a transportable, storable commodity unrelated to either the landscape or to God. One could almost squeeze exploited labor into barrels and sell it by the gallon. When geologists discovered oil – on Trinidad, in fact, in 1859 – the energy experts were ready for it. In cultural terms, slaves served as the bridge fuel from solar energy to petroleum. Remembering this history adds a span to the bridge back in the other direction.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Anthropology Program; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Yuka Suzuki  845-758-7219  ysuzuki@bard.edu
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Music, Choice, and Consequence:
Thoughts on Artistic Decision-Making in the Early 21st Century
Olin Hall  7:30 pm
A contemplation and contemporary contextualization of processes and impact of selection in music as revealed in the moral dilemma of contemporary African-American commercial music.

ANTHONY M. KELLEY BIOGRAPHYAnthony Kelley joined the Duke University music faculty in 2000 after serving as Composer-in-Residence with the Richmond Symphony for three years under a grant from Meet the Composer. His recent work (like his soundtracks for the H. Lee Waters/Tom Whiteside film "Conjuring Bearden" [2006] Dante James's film, "The Doll" [2007], Josh Gibson's "Kudzu Vine" [2011]) explores music as linked with other media, arts, and sociological phenomena. 
In 2011, Kelley was the winner of Duke's Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. 
He has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Duke's Department of Music since his appointment to the post in Fall, 2012.

Sponsored by: Chaplaincy; Dean of the College; Student Activities
Contact: Nicholas Lewis  845-752-4775  nlewis@bard.edu
  Monday, February 17, 2014
A Conversation between Photographers Paul Weinberg and Tim Davis '91
Olin, Room 102  4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Paul Weinberg, who is currently the Senior Curator of the Visual Archives at the University of Cape Town, was a founding member of the photographic collective Afrapix, which documented firsthand South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle in the 1980s and early 1990s. Tim Davis, an Associate Professor of Photography at Bard, is a highly-acclaimed American photographer who has participated in many collective and solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States.

Photographs of speakers:Tim Davis '91www.davistim.com/

Paul Weinberg
paulweinberg.co.za/
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Historical Studies Program; Human Rights Program; Photography Program
Contact: Drew Thompson  845-758-4600  dthompso@bard.edu