Hamilton College Lecture Series

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.

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The US Army’s 10th Mountain Division in the Second World War, an illustrated talk and book signing

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Maurice Isserman, Professor of History and author of the newly published history of the 10th Mountain Division, The Winter Army

The Global Food System: A Primer on Past, Present and Possible Futures

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Priya Chandrasekaran, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Onondaga Lake: The sacred, the sullied, and Superfund

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alma Lowry, Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Of Counsel, Law Office of Joseph Heath/General Counsel to the Onondaga Nation

Choosing School at Home: How race and gender shape homeschool and public school families’ schooling decisions

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mahala Stewart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Where did all of these crows come from? The migration and behavior of Utica’s crows

March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Andrea Townsend, Assistant Professor of Biology

When is it Jazz…. When Is It Black… When Does It Matter?

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Doc Woods, Professor of Music

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