Thanks to everyone who attended GAHDT's inaugural showcase: a multi-modal exhibition of innovative cross-disciplinary arts and humanities research and creative projects. From our Society of Fellows Program to rapid-response COVID-19 and Racial Justice Matching Grants and undergraduate student research — this showcase featured dynamic visual, video, audio and interactive exhibits as well as live performances.
SHOWCASE PHOTO GALLERIES
Monday, November 15 from 4-5 p.m. | Sullivant Hall Rotunda
Our opening reception was an opportunity to celebrate a range of cross-disciplinary research and creative projects demonstrating the power of the arts and humanities to respond to critical challenges and drive social change. The program included remarks by GAHDT leadership, live music and dance performances and a two-story visual installation highlighting the innovative and diverse faculty and student research we’ve supported.
- OPENING REMARKS
Dana Renga | Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and Italian
- GLOBAL ARTS + HUMANITIES INTERVENTIONS
Wendy S. Hesford | Faculty Director of GAHDT and Professor of English
- DIFFICULT SUBJECTS
Hasan Kwame Jeffries | GAHDT Faculty Fellow for Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of History
- HUMANITIES + ARTS IN PRACTICE
Danielle Fosler-Lussier | GAHDT Faculty Fellow for the Arts and Professor of Music
- INTO THE VOiD
Tom Dugdale (Assistant Professor, Theatre), Jacob Reed (Composer) and Warren Hyer (Central Ohio Symphony Executive Director)
- DAABO: DANCE PERFORMANCE
Momar Nydiaye (GAHDT Faculty, Assistant Professor, Dance) Student Dancers Leila Hill, Hannah Mu, Allison Smith, Elizabeth Sugawara, Lexi Valentin, Rosely Polanco
Musical Accompaniment Kevin Seals, DJ Krate Gigga and Medoune Yassine Gueye
- KORA MUSIC PERFORMANCE | Ryan Skinner (Associate Professor, Music)
All program participants and performers are recipients of Global Arts + Humanities research support, in the form of grants and/ or fellowships.
Sullivant Hall Rotunda
Throughout the showcase, several faculty, staff and student members staged pop-up performances about the pandemic, migration, mobility and the possibilities of digitality and improvisation through music, poetry and dance.
- NOVEMBER 16, 2 p.m. | Caribbean Dance: Identity, History and Mobility
Thaliyah Cools Lartique (Dance) Undergraduate Student and GAHDT Undergraduate Research Fellow
This dance performance explores how history and mobility have shaped cultural expressions like West Indian/Caribbean dance.
- NOVEMBER 17, 2 p.m. | Poetry & Film
Zoë Brigley Thompson (Lecturer, English) and collaborators
- NOVEMBER 22 and December 6, 12:00 p.m. | "From the space(s) between us…" Streaming Video
Graduate Student Jacob Kopcienski (Music), Berenice Llorens (Electronic Multidisciplinary Artist), Fede Cámara Halac (Sonic Arts)
Networked performance trio whose work leverages pandemic constraints on performance to explore the otherwise impossible sounds, textures and listening practices that emerge from spaces of digital collaboration.
SOCIAL JUSTICE SHOWCASE
Thursday, December 2 from 4-5 p.m. | Sullivant Hall Rotunda
Our Social Justice Showcase highlighted the Global Arts + Humanities' commitment to research and creative practices, experiential learning and community partnerships that address historical struggles for racial justice and equity. The program included presentations by recipients of our Matching Grants (offered in collaboration with the ODI/OR Seed grants for Racial Justice) and Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice Grants, as well as spoken word and dance performances.
- OPENING REMARKS
James Moore III | Vice Provost of Diversity & Inclusion (Educational Studies)
- GAHDT COMMITMENT TO RACIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH
Wendy S. Hesford | GAHDT Faculty Director (Professor, English)
- INCREASING BLACK WOMEN IN OHIO ELECTED OFFICE
Wendy Smooth | Associate Dean of DEI (Professor, Political Science, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
- HIDDEN FIGURES
Ranthony A. C. Edmonds | Ross Assistant Professor, Mathematics
- ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL RACISM IN THE ACADEMY
Maurice Stevens | (Professor, Comparative Studies) and Zoe Plakias (Assistant Professor, AEDE)
- OHIO PRISON EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROJECT
Mary Thomas | (Associate Professor, WGSS) and Tiyi Morris (Associate Professor, AAAS)
- SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE
Elaine Richardson (Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning)
- DANCE PERFORMANCE
Crystal Perkins (Assistant Professor, Department of Dance)