Quentin Miller’s SF 1178 “From Jazz to Jay-Z: Black Music and Literature” course visited a retrospective of the jazz photography of Frank Stewart at the Cooper Gallery at Harvard University. Of Stewart, the Cooper Gallery writes:
Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions. Jazz legends and younger stars — Miles Davis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Etienne Charles, and Cécile McLorin Salvant among them — are featured in eighty photographs. They include gelatin silver prints and large-size digital compositions created since 1973 by Stewart, lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 2017 winner of the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Career Excellence.
Eric Dewar’s SF 1182, “Curators, Collections, and Exhibits,” visited the Charlestown Navy Yard to tour the archive and collections maintained by the National Park Service. Their holdings include objects from the Boston National Historic Park, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and archaeological collections from excavations in Boston. They also toured the public exhibits at the USS Constitution Museum.
Elif Armbruster’s SF 1180 “Rebel Girls and Nasty Women” headed to Cambridge during the Fall 2019 semester to attend a reading and Q&A by Boston College professor Lori Harrison-Kahan. Harrison-Kahan edited The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson, which is the first collection of newspaper articles and fiction written by Miriam Michelson (1870-1942), best-selling novelist, revolutionary journalist, and early feminist activist.
An article featuring SF197 instructor Lisa Shatz and her student, Aleksey Demidenk, is being featured on the Suffolk University homepage. Through a field trip with Professor Shatz’s “Sustainability, Energy, and Technology” course, Aleksey secured a job as a nuclear operator in training at MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory. Read the full story here.
Nick Frangipane’s SF 1176 “What is a Fact?” course was recently profiled in a Suffolk news story: read Homing in on the Truth here!
Students in the class, “Cinéma-monde: Global Challenges on Film” watched the riveting documentary “Danseur” at the GlobeDocs Festival on October 13, 2018 at 11am in the Brattle Theatre. The film interviews male ballet dancers who discuss their passion for ballet, despite bullying and gender norms.
Students in Leslie Eckel’s SF1148 “Brave New Worlds” explored Boston’s North End, stopping at Mike’s Pastry to sample their famous cannoli.
Barbara Abrams’ SF116 class, “Enlightened Insanity,” made a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where they contextualized the idea of the Salon, focusing on artistic and intellectual inspiration.
The “Revolutions in Thought” Seminar for Freshman” visited The Museum of African American History on Beacon Hill on October 4. This is the site of the oldest African American church building in the nation, the birthplace of the American abolitionist movement, and home to an exhibit of photos of Frederick Douglass — the most photographed American of the nineteenth century. Our trip enriched student understanding of the revolution in thought that led to the condemnation and abolition of slavery.
*Photos by Jacob Michael Pimenthal
On Saturday, September 29th, 2018, Professor Paul Lewis of Boston College led Suffolk University students in the American Gothic Seminar for Freshman (taught by Peter Jeffreys) on the “Raven’s Tour” which focuses on Edgar Allan Poe’s complex relation to the city of his birth.
They are pictured here around the Poe statue where the walk began.