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Saturday, June 7

7 a.m.
Chores at the Farm Center
Farm Center, Dairy Barn
Lend a hand, and please be on time. Coffee available.

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Lobby

8-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Franklin Patterson Hall, Lounge

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Living Your Fullest Life
Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty Staff Lounge
Learn about each other's lives and work, and explore which areas are currently most fulfilling and which need attention. Join us for a lively exercise and discussion. Led by Carin Rank and Jena Strong from the Career Options Resource Center.

Hampshire Authors Roundtable
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall
In this panel authors from a wide spectrum of the humanities will talk about their books, about writing, and about the humanities. The panelists will discuss their current work as well as their paths from Hampshire to where they are today.

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Humanities in the Digital Age
Franklin Patterson Hall, East Lecture Hall
A conversation exploring the relation between the humanities and the digital. After brief remarks about current and future initiatives around the digital humanities at Hampshire and in the Five Colleges, we will hear from the panelists about their backgrounds and current work, with an emphasis on how working in the humanities at Hampshire led them to their careers. There will be plenty of time for Q & A and discussion with audience members.

Getting Reacquainted with Hampshire
Meet in Franklin Patterson Hall lobby
Landscape appreciation, along with a view of land use, plans for campus building projects, and much more.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dining Commons

Noon-12:45 p.m.
Lunch conversation with President Jonathan Lash and Ken Burns 71F
Dining Commons, Back Room

1 p.m.
Workshop: Reading Poetry in Translation
Franklin Patterson Hall, East Lecture Hall
What is lost when we read a translated poem? How can we retrieve the poetical melody that is allegedly present only in the original version? In this workshop, we'll look at various approaches to get as close as possible to a poem whose original linguistic elements we can't entirely appreciate in translation. We'll try to understand these elements by reading and comparing the original and translated versions of a poem as well as by developing skills to appreciate its sharper sonic and performative qualities. These skills will be useful for admirers of poetry written in foreign languages, and will also help us get a fresh look--in every sense--at the poetry composed in the language that is our mother tongue.
Led by Polina Barskova, associate professor of Russian literature

Curating and Contemporary Art
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall
As Hampshire launches its summer Institute for Curatorial Practice, this panel will discuss the explosion of interest in curating and curatorial studies in the academy, the art world, and beyond. Among the topics we will discuss are: the ubiquity of the term "curating" in contemporary culture; the blurring of boundaries between artistic and curatorial practice in the art world today; and the meaning of curating in the digital domain.

2-5 p.m.
Open Swim
Robert Crown Center, Pool

2:30 p.m.
Film Screening and Q&A with Ken Burns 71F: The Heart of the Matter
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall
Ken Burns, director and producer, Florentine Films, is a member of the Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences and produced a short film, The Heart of the Matter, about the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the nation. He will screen this short film and participate in a Q&A.

4 p.m.
Hampshire Showcase
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall
Share what you've been working on since Hampshire and learn about your fellow alums. Do you make visual art? Work with homeless youth? Have you written a song? Invented something? Speakers have seven minutes to present in a lecture, video, slideshow, or performance format.

4:30 p.m.
Hampshire Fun Family BBQ
Red Barn/Red Barn Lawn
Hang out on the lawn, play games, and enjoy delicious food and drinks.
Dinner, 6 p.m.
Reunion party, 7 p.m.-midnight. Everyone is invited; celebrate with classmates, enjoy the DJ, dance the night away; cash bar.

5 p.m.
Class of 1974 Reunion Reception

Red Barn
Classmates and friends, celebrate the 40th anniversary of the entry class of 1974; class photo at 6 p.m.

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