History, Memory & Repair

History, Memory & Repair

One of the most profound issues confronting societies emerging from periods of violent human rights abuse is how to move beyond the collective and personal scars inflicted by these legacies of repression. This website explores such collective practices as truth commissions, judicial prosecutions of perpetrators of mass violence, and the establishment of human rights memorials…

Genocide in the Modern World

Genocide in the Modern World

The project goal is to create a time-lapse map of the Rwandan Genocide to use as a research and teaching tool to explain key elements of the development of the genocide. The timing, location, scale, and pace of mass killing (and in some cases, the absence of this) all provide insights into the factors that…

Flipping the Stage

Flipping the Stage

Typically a theatre production is experienced for a narrowly prescribed moment—the 2-2.5 hours of performance. Jen Thomas, Assistant Professor of Performance and Communication Arts, is attempting to lengthen and broaden the theatrical experience for her students involved in production, as well as broader audiences, by offering in-depth exposure to production elements such as script selection, design…

ESL Map

ESL Map

The digital story map research project for EDUC/LANG/AFS/ESL 408 has five years of collected research from student projects examining the complicated issues of teaching English abroad. Students have spent the semester engaged in discussion, research, and a short teaching practicum and have worked to connect this to the larger issue of English as a global…

Engaging the North Country

Engaging the North Country

We have developed a semester-long workshop to engage more faculty in Community Based Learning (CBL) pedagogies in order to produce an even more sustainable CBL program with a broader curriculum. Our aim is to use the workshop to bring together faculty new to CBL, students who work in CBL (current Community Mentors), and current CBL…

Engaged E-Reading

Engaged E-Reading

In a letter to his friend Francesco Vettori, Niccolo Machiavelli describes a typical day of his life while in exile—his punishment for conspiring against the Medici in Florence. At night, Machiavelli would retire to his study and immerse himself in the works of ancient political theorists reflecting, “for the space of four hours I feel no…

Digital London

Digital London

Jürgen Habermas famously described the culture of the early 1700s London coffeehouses as the spark that kindled the advent of modern democracy. Indeed, the last licensing act in England expired in 1695 and with it also the censorship of press. Within the next decade, London was flooded with newspapers and pamphlets that openly scrutinized practically…

Refashioning Fashion

Refashioning Fashion

What is fashion? For many of us, fashion is associated with glamour, prestige and sometimes rebelliousness. It’s what we see on runways, in magazines and movies, and on celebrity style blogs. It is the creative combination of colors, fabrics, textures, and design.   BUT beyond these beguiling exteriors lie some troubling truths—truths we fail to confront…

Canadian Inuit Prints & Drawings

Canadian Inuit Prints & Drawings

The Canadian Inuit art collection at St. Lawrence University includes more than 100 original prints, drawings, photographs, and carvings from Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung, and Baker Lake. Highly distinguished artists in the collection include Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, Kavavaow Mannomee, and Ningeokuluk Teevee. A series of editorial cartoons by the late Alootook Ipellie is…

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