Award-winning musician Jordi Savall to bring transformative performance to the college

World-renowned musician Jordi Savall is bringing his modern musical reform to campus tomorrow. Savall’s approach to the studying and performing of music, along with his ability to play and compose, has led to him being awarded an esteemed French César Award for Best Soundtrack and a Grammy for Best Small Ensemble Performance.  The composer, conductor […]

The college holds three of Howard Chandler Christy’s most iconic WWI prints

Howard Chandler Christy’s influential World War I posters were the focus of Lafayette’s Special Collections presentation following the recent 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. College Archivist Elaine Stomber discussed the importance and influence of Christy’s work. Christy, a well known illustrator at the time, helped to spearhead the first massive propaganda campaign of the 20th […]

Author, singer and songwriter Dar Williams talks on the identities, history and value of American small towns

Known for her critically acclaimed pop-folk discography, Dar Williams spoke to Lafayette this Tuesday about her most recent book “What I Have Found in a Thousand Towns,” an anthropological approach to small-town America through the voice of a songwriter. Williams also performed for the audience. “What I Have Found in a Thousand Towns” is an intersection […]

Dartmouth professor Robert Baum discusses Africa’s rich history ‘and religion outside of European influence’

“The mere fact that I am talking about African prophets challenges a lot of the standard knowledge about African religions,” said Dartmouth College Professor of Religion and African-American Studies Robert Baum  to start off his talk on Wednesday.  After receiving a degree in African History from Wesleyan University, Baum spent a year in a Jola […]

Artist Kelly Goff discusses resources, labor, density as sources of inspiration

Kelly Goff, a Curaçaoan-American artist, spoke to students about his artistic representation of the contrast between human industry and nature on Monday. Much of Goff’s work expands upon preexisting objects, which Goff has termed, “completing their demise.” His work not only highlights the human thumbprint on nature but also explores the effects that humans and […]