Building on their previous panel, held in anticipation of Richard Spencer’s impending campus visit, the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel will continue our efforts to ‘build community and resist hate’ with a second panel on September 16th at 7pm in Club Spartan in Case Hall organized by Muslim Studies and the Serling Institute. Featuring representatives from academic units and communities across campus, the panel will highlight the dangers of white nationalism, the threats that these hate groups pose to our communities, and the importance of building community to resist these threats.
Friday, September 20th, 12:00pm
Wells Hall B-Wing Atrium
Students currently in the GSAH major or minor, and any other student interested in Global Studies:
- Learn about the degree options in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
- Meet other students, the advisor, the program director, and faculty.
- Meet comic book artists and authors John Jennings and Stacy Robinson.
- Enjoy snacks and pick up MSU swag.
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities has partnered with Professor Julian Chambliss who is bringing to MSU the creators of Black Kirby. John Jennings and Stacy Robinson will do a brief presentation on their work at the student meet and greet. Read about their visit to MSU here:
After the discussion with Jennings and Robinson, Kate Rendi, the GSAH student advisor, and Professor Salah Hassan, the GSAH Program Director, will lead an informal advising session on our Global Studies degrees.
This event is open to all students and faculty
The first mass migration in American Jewish history took place in the nineteenth century, during the era of westward expansion and manifest destiny. Dr. Rabin will discuss the experience of these Jewish migrants, focusing on the eclectic forms of religious life that they developed and what they can tell us about American Judaism in the twenty-first century.
Shari Rabin is currently Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion at Oberlin College. She is the author of Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America (New York University Press, 2017), which won the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies and was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Shari received a PhD in religious studies from Yale University in 2015.
“Cornbelt Catholicism” with Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Professor at University of Iowa
Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm, Lake Huron Room, MSU Union
A conversation with Religious Studies faculty members and undergraduate students.
REL faculty members: Dr. Amy DeRogatis, Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Dr. David Stowe, and Dr. Morgan Shipley
Friday, October 4th, 12:00pm, A306 Wells Hall
|Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany.
The famous art school influenced a broad range of disciplines including art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography. Events will explore the idea of Bauhaus as an institutional form as it traveled from Germany to institutions in the United States and around the globe, focusing on what today’s university can learn from the Bauhaus’ legacy of interdisciplinary education, embodied learning, and institutional collaboration. All events are free and open to the public.
For an Institute of Light:
Absolute Film and Beyond at the Bauhaus
7:00pm || Friday, October 18, 2019 || Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum || Michigan State University
547 E Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
In 1926, Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy proclaimed, “give me or the Bauhaus an experimental film laboratory, then we can begin our work.” He sought to put into practice in Dessau the visionary ideals of his own groundbreaking multi-media treatise, Painting, Photography, Film, published the previous year in the school’s Bauhausbücher (Bauhaus books) series. While Moholy’s plan for a film school at the Bauhaus failed to materialize in Germany, the school’s faculty and students experimented widely in film and moving images, ranging from abstract student films and “coloured light plays” to various workshop-based encounters with the materiality of film, evident in “celluloid collages” and the widespread use of the form of the filmstrip in posters, “typophoto” scripts, exhibition design, and architectural publications. The Bauhaus also hosted a range of film screenings and lectures in the 1920s featuring the European avant-garde, as well as scientific, instructional, and animated films. If there was no formal “laboratory” for filmmaking at the Bauhaus, film, and an expansive idea of the cinematic, were omnipresent at the school.
This program gestures to this range of Bauhaus enthusiasm about film by recreating a program of “Absolute Film” first screened at the sold-out, 900-seat Ufa Palast in Berlin in 1925 and later repeated at the Bauhaus the following year. Featuring major works of the European avant-garde that intersected with Bauhaus aesthetic strategies and utopian aspirations, our selections expand on the Absolute Film program to also include a few examples of Moholy’s own filmmaking and film theory, from his early experiments in Germany to a few of the films produced during his rebooting of the Bauhaus in Chicago, beginning in 1937. There and through World War II, Moholy finally realized his ambitions for an “institute of light.”
—Programmed by Justus Nieland & Joshua Yumibe
Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, Germany, 1921, 3m)
Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, France, 1924, 9m)
Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, France, 1923–24, 14m)
Lichtspiel Opus 2, 3, & 4 (Walter Ruttmann, Germany, 1921, 1924, 1925, 10m)
Der Sieger (Walter Ruttman, Germany, 1922, 3 min)
Entr’Acte (René Clair and Francis Picabia, France, 22m)
Lightplay: Black, White, Grey (Moholy-Nagy, Germany, 1926–1930, 6m)
Design Workshops, (selections) (Moholy-Nagy, USA, 1940-1944, 10m)
In collaboration with 100 Years of Bauhaus: http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/german/bauhaus
Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies Program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, with special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.