Mini-Conferences are organized by the Institute for Precollege and Advanced Study in collaboration with one or more academic departments at MMC. They provide unique opportunities to bring together MMC faculty, students, and staff with members of the local community. Topics vary, but always focus on areas of specialization in the MMC curriculum and areas of expertise of MMC faculty. Typically offered on weeknight evenings, they include lectures by invited experts in the field, faculty panel discussions, presentations of student work, and time for informal discussion and networking.
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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Social movements bring people together outside of institutional spaces to transform culture and politics. Bringing together artists, activists, and academics, this mini-conference will examine negotiations between social structures and the human body, which contest and define opportunity, community, and power.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
How do human beings deal with disaster? Horrifying reports of genocide and civil war compete with front-page stories of sexual abuse and poverty. Racism leaves its own legacy of intergenerational scars. This conference on art and trauma will explore the ways in which the visual arts and writing serve as coping mechanisms that allow victims to turn suffering into insight.