Author Archives: Tom Moore

CIRCA Presents: Susan McCully

Theatre/Interdisciplinary
CIRCA Presents: Susan McCully
Wednesday, September 13, 12–1 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents playwright Susan McCully, who will speak on her new work All She Must Possess, a play inspired by the life of Etta Cone. (Click heading for full description.)

Daniel Beaty: Emergency

Theatre
Daniel Beaty: Emergency
Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Award-winning actor, singer, writer, and community activist Daniel Beaty presents his critically acclaimed one-person play Emergency. Present day. A Slave Ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive play where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise. (Click heading for full description.)

Celebration of the Life of William T. Brown

Theatre
Celebration of the Life of William T. Brown
Saturday, September 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Last year, the UMBC theatre community lost a family member, Professor Emeritus William “Bill” T. Brown. In 1970, he became a founding member of the Department of Theatre at UMBC and served as its chair for 18 years. Friends, former students, and faculty are invited to attend this special event in his honor. (Click heading for full description.)

Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz

Humanities Forum
Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz
Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

The political cartoonist and film and television writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of the first politically oriented and Latino themed syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha. (Click heading for full description.)

MEMS Colloquium Lecture: Christopher Boyd Brown

Humanities Forum / Music / MEMS (Medieval and Early Modern Studies) Colloquium Lecture
“Harmonious Monk: Martin Luther and His Reformation through Music”
Christopher Boyd Brown, Associate Professor of Church History, Boston University
Wednesday, October 4, 7 – 9 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown and UMBC’s Camerata and Collegium Musicum will present an interdisciplinary concert-lecture on Martin Luther’s use of music and the community practice of hymn-singing in the Protestant Reformation. Brown will discuss how Lutheran hymns, sung in the streets and homes as well as in community spaces, were central to the success of the Reformation. UMBC students will provide live musical examples of plainchant, Reformation hymns, and multi-part choral works by Walter and Bach. (Click heading for full description.)

Victoria Wohl: Life, Love, and Law in Classical Athens

Humanities Forum — Ancient Studies Week
Life, Love, and Law in Classical Athens
Victoria Wohl, Professor of Athenian Literature and Culture, University of Toronto
Monday, October 9, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Pericles’ Citizenship Law defined an Athenian citizen as the child of an Athenian father and mother, but real life in classical Athens was much messier than this clear-cut definition suggests. Court cases from Classical Athens are full of mistresses and prostitutes, bastard children, and secret love-affairs. Focusing on Demosthenes’ speech against Neaira and Euripides’ Medea, this lecture shows how Athenians negotiated the law in everyday life and the tragedy that ensued when they transgressed it. (Click heading for full description.)

Susan R. Grayzel: The Changing Face of Modern War

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture
The Changing Face of Modern War: Chemical Weapons and Civilian Bodies in the Aftermath of WWI
Susan R. Grayzel, Professor of History, Utah State University
Thursday, October 19, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Lethal chemical warfare entered the modern era in 1915. Denounced as horrific, nonetheless all sides participating in the war utilized chemical arms. Yet in 1939, the British government was testing gas masks on Indian civilian women. In this talk, Susan R. Grayzel will explore the complex legacy of World War I through a focus on the development of civil defense, especially the gas mask, designed to protect every man, woman, and child from the terrible new weapons that this war unleashed. (Click heading for full description.)