Since 2008, Hamilton College and The Other Side have collaborated on an eight-lecture-per-year series that brings scholarship down from the ivory tower on the hill to the gritty center of the city.
Our focus in the series has been largely on preserving the humanities which are are under attack as impractical in these career-and technology-focused times. Past topics have ranged from the geology of the Green Lakes to Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones, from the economics of locally sourced food to the “world’s worst epic poem.”
The talks are free but donations are welcome. They typically run about 75-90 minutes with a half-hour provided for Q&A and conversation.
Maurice Isserman, professor of history at Hamilton College will be giving an illustrated talk and reading from his new book, The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America's Elite Alpine Warriors at 7 p,m.]. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free.
Priya Chandrasekaran, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Alma Lowry, Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Of Counsel, Law Office of Joseph Heath/General Counsel to the Onondaga Nation
Mahala Stewart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Andrea Townsend, Assistant Professor of Biology