Festive MACIE dinner, auction to support student internship
Faculty, staff, students and guests are invited to enjoy international music and dancing, food and drink at a dinner and silent auction Saturday (Feb. 17). Hosted by the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE) Program, proceeds from the event will benefit the MACIE student internship scholarship fund.
Tickets are $35 and may be ordered by contacting Linda Hamman at 2-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make checks payable to The BGSU Foundation Inc. and include on the check memo: MACIE Internship Fund, 30-001588.
‘Ancestral traditions in a contemporary world’ explored in lecture
The unique funerary practices of Madagascar and their complex relationship to art and belief have long been the research topic of Dr. Rebecca Green, a non-Western art historian in the School of Art. She will discuss findings from her most recent explorations in “Ancestral Traditions in a Contemporary World: Art and the Creation and Performance of Identity in Highland Madagascar,” a 1 p.m. lecture Feb. 20 in 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Green will examine what happens when spiritual objects are relocated into new practices, and when objects used in powerful ceremonies change, as well as the challenge of retaining one’s ethnic identity as outside influences increasingly become part of everyday life.
The lecture is part of Green’s fellowship this year at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS).
She is the author of Once Is Never Enough: Textiles, Ancestors and Reburials in Highland Madagascar (1998), Ancient Empire of Ghana and The Merina. She is working on a study of the role and relationships between traditional and contemporary art in highland Madagascar for the creation and expression of identity.
The ICS Fellows program is supported by the offices of the Vice Provost for Research and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
February 12, 2007