Book jacket of Lucian: Three Menippean Fantasies, depicting an angelic character in faded orange and red, holding something over its headJoin us for the sixth Faculty Speaker Series event, celebrating the scholarly research and creative works of Wheaton’s faculty members.

Dr. Joel C. Relihan, Professor and Chair of Classics, will give a talk titled “The Latest from Hades: Menippean Dispatches from the Other Side,” based on his forthcoming book, Lucian: Three Menippean Fantasies.

This hour-long event will feature Dr. Relihan’s talk and a Q&A moderated by Dr. Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus.

Location or Zoom link forthcoming.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Megan Brooks at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu by October 27, 2021.

Join us for the fifth Faculty Speaker Series event, celebrating the scholarly research and creative works of Wheaton’s faculty members.

Dr. Jessie Knowlton, Assistant Professor of Biology, will present a talk titled “Birds, bees, and humans: why we should care about all species.” Dr. Knowlton will talk about her research with Wheaton students on the impacts of environmental change on bird and bee communities in Ecuador. She will also explain why what happens to other species can make a big difference to humanity as well, and what we can learn from paying attention to the diversity of life on our planet.

Dr. Jani Benoit, Professor of Chemistry, will moderate the Q&A.

This hour-long talk and moderated Q&A will take place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Megan Brooks at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu by September 15, 2021.

Join us for the fourth Faculty Speaker Series event, which celebrates the scholarly research and creative works of Wheaton’s faculty members.

Dr. Francisco de Alba will explore how Madrid’s collective sensibility changed in the last part of Franco’s dictatorship. Sex, drugs, and fashion were ways in which people engaged in new behaviours that made the authoritarian and Catholic outlook of the regime obsolete, creating the basis for the transition to democracy.

This hour-long talk and moderated Q&A is based Dr. de Alba’s recently published book, Sex, Drugs, and Fashion in 1970s Madrid.

Pre-registration is required for this virtual event, which will be held via Zoom.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Megan Brooks at brooks_megan@wheatoncollege.edu by November 4.

Join filmmaker Tim Slade for a discussion of his film Destruction of Memory, which explores how cultural heritage is intentionally targeted during armed conflict. Participants who register for this event by October 2 will receive a code via email, to access and view the film.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldu2trjwsE9eowzQqtNFnQB1CqIk0AcdT

Inspired by her Appalachian family history and the tradition of quilting circles, Jenkins brings people together to sit, talk, and sew.

Inspired by her Appalachian family history and the tradition of quilting circles, Jenkins brings people together to sit, talk, and sew.

Join artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library (NESL) for a multisensorial experience with the wild, disturbance-oriented plants of the Wheaton Campus. We’ll get to know Wheaton’s local weedy plants by finding, collecting, sorting and processing their seeds for inclusion in NESL’s popup library in the Beard and Weil Galleries. NESL re-imagines the conventional seed bank for a new epoch defined by massive human impact on the global environment. Rather than focusing exclusively on human utility or agricultural heritage, they champion the contributions of weedy plant species most likely to survive and thrive in an unpredictable future.

Meet in the Beard and Weil Galleries at 2pm, 2nd Floor, Watson Fine Arts.

Join artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library (NESL) for a multisensorial experience with the wild, disturbance-oriented plants of the Wheaton Campus. We’ll get to know Wheaton’s local weedy plants by finding, collecting, sorting and processing their seeds for inclusion in NESL’s popup library in the Beard and Weil Galleries. NESL re-imagines the conventional seed bank for a new epoch defined by massive human impact on the global environment. Rather than focusing exclusively on human utility or agricultural heritage, they champion the contributions of weedy plant species most likely to survive and thrive in an unpredictable future.

Meet in the Beard and Weil Galleries at 2pm, 2nd Floor, Watson Fine Arts.

Technology has vastly outpaced copyright law, yet it has also expanded the bounds of potential creativity in the arts and new media. Join lawyer and copyright expert Kyle K. Courtney for an engaging and informative exploration of how the arts, media and the law intersect.

Braxton Shelley, assistant professor of music at Harvard University, is a musicologist who specializes in African American popular music. His research and critical interests, while currently focused on African American gospel performance, extend into media studies, sound studies, phenomenology, homiletics and theology.