“Coal Collections” Free Noon Lecture Series – September through March

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“Coal Collections” Free Noon Lecture Series – September through March

March 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment, are pleased to announce a year-long series of events related to anthracite coal.

“Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories” will include a series of free Noon lectures, as follows. All are free and all will take place in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby.

Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Region: Past to Present
Thursday, September 29, Noon
Overview of the social and environmental histories of PA’s anthracite coal region.

Bucknell in the Coal Region: Community-Based Research
Thursday, October 27, Noon
A panel of students, faculty, and community partners will discuss incorporating the anthracite coal region into student learning through classes and summer projects.

Molly Maguires in the Pennsylvania Coal Region
Thursday, November 17, Noon
A panel of community members and faculty discuss the Molly Maguire secret society and nationalism related to the Irish diaspora.

Sports Talk: Athletes from the Anthracite Coal Region
Thursday, January 26, Noon-2 p.m.

Silencio Blanco Puppeteers
Thursday, February 16, Noon
Chilean puppeteers discuss coal mining and representing stories through puppetry.

Art and Visual Culture of the Anthracite Coal Region
Thursday, March 23, Noon
Greg Stuart, Samek Art Museum

Immigrant Experiences of the Anthracite Coal Region
Tuesday, March 28, Noon
A panel of community members and faculty discuss the enduring legacy of the immigrant experience.

Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Region: Present to Future
Thursday, March 30, Noon
An interdisciplinary panel of faculty and community members to discuss present and future prospects of PA’s anthracite coal region.

The Creation of Anthracite Fields
Friday, March 31, Noon
G.C. Waldrep, Associate Professor of English, will interview Julia Wolfe, composer of Anthracite Fields, Laurie McCants, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and advisor to the project, and Beth Willer, conductor for the Weis Center performance.

Coal Collections Brochure Available!
To request a hardcopy brochure about the “Coal Collections” series, contact Lisa Leighton, Weis Center marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or email [email protected] and one will be mailed to you at no cost.

For more information about the Coal Collections series, please visit www.Bucknell.edu/CoalCollections


March 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Weis Center
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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