Josephson Lectures in Prague

Professor of History Paul Josephson will give a series of lectures in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 12-14, including “Technological Symbolism in Putin’s Russia: Continuity With Soviet Icons?,” “Marxism and Environmentalism,” and “Postwar Cultural and Social History of Environmentalism in the West.”

Ameri Co-chairs Electronic Art Conference in Dubai

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri is co-chair of the Academic Conference at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai Nov. 2-6, 2014. ISEA is one of the world’s most important academic media-arts events for the interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions that apply new technologies in interactive and digital media. Accompanying exhibitions...

Nuss to Speak at International Conference on Music and Consciousness

Currently on sabbatical, Associate Professor of Music Steven Nuss has been invited to speak at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, to be held at Oxford University April 14-17, 2015. The conference brings together scholars from neuroscience, psychology, musicology, cognitive archaeology, philosophy, and many other disciplines whose research explores the phenomenological complexity of...

Sheehan Contributes to Disfarmer Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan contributed to the catalog of a major exhibition of vintage photographs made by Mike Disfarmer between 1914 and 1950 in Heber Springs, Ark. Becoming Disfarmer opens at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. At the opening Sheehan will join curator Chelsea Spengemann, Disfarmer Project...

Lyn Mikel Brown Receives Professor of the Year Award

Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of education at Colby, was named national College Professor of the Year and awarded the Bammy! Award in the college professors category by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International in Washington, D.C. An awards gala was held Sept. 27, when winners in 26 categories were feted. The Bammy! Award is...

Conner Provides Creative Input on Arizona Campus Project

Professor of Theater and Dance Lynne Conner joined 12 other arts policy experts from around the country Oct. 1-3 in a think tank retreat hosted by the Consolari Foundation in Mesa, Ariz. According to Stephen Tepper, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and the event’s convener, the...

Mills Publishes Commentary on Political Crisis in Thailand

In September Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Mills published a commentary about the ongoing political crisis in Thailand. Mills’s commentary, “Questioning Thailand’s Rural-Urban Divide,” appeared as part of the series “The Wheel of Crisis in Thailand,” an online collection of scholarly reflections published by Cultural Anthropology.

Josephson Writing and Presenting While on Sabbatical

While on sabbatical Professor of History Paul Josephson is working on “Stalin’s Water Workers,” a history of Russian nature transformation projects, 1900-present. In August Josephson lectured on “Russia: The State and Nature Transformation in 20th-Century Russia” at a conference in Rio de Janeiro for a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) dialog on...

Sheets to Publish Research on Depression in Emerging Adults

A research paper coauthored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Sheets will be published in December 2014 in Behaviour Research and Therapy. Titled “Comparing Chronic Interpersonal and Noninterpersonal Stress Domains as Predictors of Depression Recurrence in Emerging Adults,” the article provides evidence that interpersonal stress—intimate relationship stress, close friendship stress, family relationship stress, personal health,...

Sheehan and Lessing to Speak at Third Biennial AHAA Symposium

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan and Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing will each deliver papers at the Third Biennial Association of Historians of American Art Symposium to be held in Philadelphia Oct. 9-11. Lessing’s talk is titled, “Flat-Breasted Maidens: Winslow Homer’s Depictions of Natural Girlhood in the 1870s.” Sheehan’s talk,...

Plesch and Cook Host Premodern Scholars Meeting

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and Assistant Professor of English Megan Cook hosted the 33rd annual meeting of the Premodern Scholars of Maine. More than 30 colleagues from colleges and universities in Maine working in late antiquity through the early modern period met to share research and socialize.

Conner Essay to Appear in Chamber Music Magazine

Lynne Conner’s new essay, “Music Talk,” will be published in the October issue of Chamber Music Magazine. Conner was invited to contribute to a special issue on audience engagement. Chamber Music is the journal of Chamber Music America, serving 6,000 professional ensemble musicians and presenters in all musical genres.

Coulter Publishes Book on Gao Xingjian

Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Todd J. Coulter has published a new book, Transcultural Aesthetics in the Plays of Gao Xingjian, with Palgrave. The book traces how Gao Xingjian, through the unique blending and borrowing of aesthetic forms from both Chinese and French theatrical traditions, creates an aesthetic of transcultural identity. Coulter approaches Gao’s work...

Fleming to Address Conference on Climate Models

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society Jim Fleming will be a keynote speaker at a conference Oct. 24-26 in London, Ont., titled “Knowledge and Models in Climate Science: Philosophical, Historical, and Scientific Perspectives.” Fleming’s talk is titled “Dynamic Climatology: Historical Perspectives on Shape-Shifting Nouns.” The conference is the second annual conference put on by the...

Taylor Organizes International Conference on Knot Theory

Scott Taylor, assistant professor in  Mathematics/Statistics) and Maggy Tomova, associate professor at University of Iowa, in August 2014 organized The Thin Manifold: a conference on knots and 3-manifolds. The conference brought together experts in knot theory and the theory of 3-dimensional spaces from the U.S., Mexico, and Japan. The conference poster and T-shirt was designed...

Brunetaux Organizes Conference on Holocaust and Human Rights

Assistant Professor of French Audrey Brunetaux is organizing, along with Professor Robert Katz of the University of Maine at Augusta, the conference Exploring Women’s Testimony: Genocide, War, Revolution, the Holocaust, and Human Rights to be held Oct. 8-10, 2014, on the campuses of Colby and the University of Maine at Augusta. The conference will examine gendered...

Plesch Elected President of IAWIS

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was elected to serve a three-year term as president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) at the general assembly of the 10th triennial conference on word and image studies held Aug. 14 in Dundee, Scotland. The IAWIS seeks to foster the study of word and image relations in...

Prindle Joins Journal Board

Oak Professor of East Asian Language and Literature Tamae Prindle has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal Asian Studies (previously Asian and African Studies).

Webb Delivers Keynote Address

In June Professor of History James L.A. Webb delivered the keynote address, “The Globalization of Antimalarial Therapeutics,” for the Flying University of Transnational Humanities conference “Globalization and Health: East and West,” hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. In July Webb chaired a panel titled “Intersections of Human Disease and Environment” at the annual meeting of...

Turner Interviewed on New Books Network

Associate Professor of History John P. Turner was interviewed by the New Books Network about his 2013 book, Inquisition in Early Islam: The Competition for Political and Religious Authority in the Abbasid Empire. The 75-minute interview, conducted by Matt Long on July 23, 2014, is featured in the Islamic Studies section of the New Books...