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Upcoming Events

MDOCS hosts a variety of public events throughout each academic semester. These events are all free and open to the Skidmore community as well as community members from the surrounding Saratoga region. No RSVP is needed unless otherwise noted.

This webpage is still in progress; see below for a sneak peek of documentary makers and scholars on campus in Spring 2018. 

Click here for additional information on individual events and series.

Palestinian Voices (February 6, March 28, April 2, April 26) 
Co-sponsored by Middle Eastern faculty and the Tang Teaching Museum.

Testing the Limits of Doc Practice (February 8, February 22, March 1, April 12) 
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Idea Lab and the Media and Film Studies Program



5: Voice as Documentary Audibility: Accent, Disability, and the Problem of "Giving Voice," Pooja Rangan, Amherst College (6 p.m., Emerson Auditorium, Palamountain Hall)
6: Palestinian Voices: Early photography and Palestine with Issam Nassar (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang)
8: Testing the Limits of Doc: Chi-Hui Yang, curator and film scholar (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang)
13: Ethics Bowl, (6 p.m., Emerson Aud, Palamountain Hall)
22: Testing the Limits of Doc: Deborah Stratman Films (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang)


1: Amy Starecheski, Oral History in the 21st Century  (3:40–5:30 p.m., Filene 119)
2: Amy Starecheski, Oral History for Social Justice (9 a.m.–noon, LIB #417)
5: WMHT presents: Dolores, 6:30 p.m., Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
:Testing the Limits of Doc:RAT Film with Theo Anthony (6 p.m., Emerson Auditorium, Palamountain Hall)
21: Free To Rock screening with the producers (7 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall)
27: Jason Houston, documentary photography/environment (5:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall)
28: Palestinian Voices: Student films from Palestine (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang)


1: 'Zine-making workshop with Carolyn Chernoff (1–5 p.m., Tang Teaching Museum)
2: Lunchtime conversation on 'zine-making with Carolyn Chernoff (noon–1 p.m.) (Bring your own lunch)
2: Palestinian Voices: Lyd in Exile: Artist talk and work-in-progress screening, Sarah Friedland and Rami Younis (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang) 
9: Lauren Klein, Data Feminism (6:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall)
12: Testing the Limits of Doc: filmmakers panel (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang)
26: Palestinian Voices: Memory (Re)construction and Experimental Filmmaking: Google Streetview and the Palestinian Nakba (6 p.m., Somers Room, Tang)

Master Classes

February 16: Eric Jenks, documenting off-campus study—photography (2–4 p.m., Palamountain 426)
March 2: Amy Starecheski, oral history master class (10 a.m.–noon TBD)
April 13
: Eric Jenks, documenting off-campus study—photo editing (2–4 p.m., Palamountain 426)

Other Programs/Co-sponsored Events

January 29: Geosciences Event: Global Climate, Global Health, and Global Culture in the Anthropocene: A screening of the documentary The Life & Death of Glaciers followed by a panel discussion
January 31
Honors Forum Screening: Nemtsov with director and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza (7:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall)
March 29: Art history lecture: Image Power: The Life of a Photograph with Holly Edwards (history of Islamic art, Williams College)
April 19: Tang Museum screening/talk: Mingus 1968 and On the Road with Duke Ellington, with Bard College Professor Ephraim Asili (6 p.m., Tang)

Stay posted on all upcoming MDOCS events at our Facebook page.