Events

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‘U R’ Always Learning at The Highlands!

Spring 2018 Schedule

All lectures are located in the Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, Pittsford, NY  14534

 

 

Four Part Lecture Series: Monday, May 21, 2018; Monday, June 4, 2018;                            Monday, June 11, 2018; Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm 

Art in Early America

Michael Hoppin Read, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

In brushstrokes, patterned swatches of cloth, and chisels marks against marble, artists of the Atlantic world helped to shape our understanding of our nation’s past. Over the course of four weeks we will dip into art high and low, from grand tableaux of the American Revolution to quilts and samplers whose creators are now all but forgotten. We begin with the story of the American Revolution in art. Next, we survey the importation of European Romanticism and sentimentality to America’s shores. We then depart from elites and turn our attention toward vernacular art of the Jacksonian and antebellum eras. Finally, we weave the story together as we trace the origins, reception, and afterlives of a few key pieces of sculpture, commissioned for the nation’s Capitol grounds, which offered complex treatments of our nation’s past, its westward expansion, and the relationship between slavery and freedom.

 

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Presidents and the Pastime:

The History of Baseball and the White House

Curt Smith, Senior Lecturer, Department of English         

Curt Smith’s new book, “The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House”, will be released in early June.  In his presentation, Curt will discuss how these two areas of interest intersect to form a ‘special relationship’ between politics and baseball unique to any two great institutions in America.  This stroll down memory lane will recall folks such as, FDR, Ike, JFK, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, all the way up to Ronald Reagan.  He will talk about Derek Jeter and even more recent players and their relationship with White House Politics.

 

 

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

 Violence By Another Name: Female Competition and Achievement in Black and White at Underground Railroad High School

Signithia Fordham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Violence inevitably harms. However, harm is not limited to physical damage or injury. Structural or symbolic violence is softer and more nuanced in its manifestation and impact, e.g. poverty, starvation, sexual and other workplace harassment, etc. Yet, despite its softer impact, this form of violence also wounds, often permanently. Anthropologists and other researchers argue that symbolic violence is the embodiment of this softer violence. Albeit nonphysical, it is particularly injurious in the case of bodies gendered female. In the book Downed by Friendly Fire, Fordham revisits and reframes John Ogbu’s cultural ecological model in order to document how symbolic violence is widely embraced and practiced at Underground Railroad High (UGRH), a predominately White, suburban high school in Upstate New York. Deploying multi-layered ethnographic data collected over 2 ½ years, the book documents why and how the ubiquity of structural or symbolic conflict  propels the need  to “rehabilitate”  the meaning of violence to include nonphysical forms of aggression (privilege and stigma), bullying, female competition and the achievement-gap between (and among) the Black and White female students at UGRH.

 

 

This Month’s Full Calendar

Independent Living:

Highlands at Pittsford May 2018 Calendar

 Assisted Living: Laurelwood Calendar May 2018

Laurelwood Calendar June 2018