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90 Pond St
Stowe, VT 05672 United States

October 2019

A History of the Concept of Race

October 24, 2019
10:00 am
The Current, Stowe
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The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth. Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. Read More »

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February 2020

Helen Day Spotlight Series: Jothy Rosenberg: “Who Says I Can’t”

February 13, 2020
5:30 pm
The Current, Stowe

Jothy Rosenberg, founder of the Who Says I Can't Foundation, a nonprofit charity addressing the psychological and physical impacts of having a disability, will share his TED talk outlining his theory about why so many disabled individuals excel at their chosen vocation beyond their able-bodied peers. Read More »

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March 2020

Seeing the World Through Technology Panel Discussion

March 12, 2020
5:30 pm
The Current, Stowe

Helen Day Art Center hosts a panel discussion exploring technology as it relates to art before and during the digital era. This event is part of the Vermont Curators Group statewide 2020 Vision initiative: Seeing the World Through Technology. This panel talk is supported by a VHC grant. Read More »

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July 2021

*POSTPONED* A History of the Concept of Race

July 22
5:30 pm
The Current, Stowe
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The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth, How did such a bizarre distinction among groups of people develop into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world? Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. Read More »

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