Video and Audio
This panel discussion followed the staged reading of scenes from the play Toni Stone by the playwright Lydia R. Diamond RI ’13, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, director-in-residence, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and based on the book Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League by the historian Martha Ackmann RI ’09.
The staged reading was not recorded.
Martha Ackmann (2:27), journalist and author, The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight and Curveball
Lydia R. Diamond (6:06), playwright, Huntington Theatre Company/Broadway's Stick Fly and Smart People
Nambi E. Kelley (11:50), actor (role of Toni Stone)
Megan Sandberg-Zakian (8:15), director-in-residence, Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Moderated by Sean O’Donnell, associate director of Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute
AUDIENCE Q&A (26:55)
Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
WHO GETS TO PLAY?
Donna A. Lopiano (15:22), president, Sports Management Resources; former chief executive officer, Women’s Sports Foundation
Anita L. DeFrantz (29:58), member, International Olympic Committee; former president, LA84 Foundation; 1976 Olympic bronze medalist (rowing)
Stephanie Wheeler (43:36), head coach, women’s wheelchair basketball, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; 2004 and 2008 Paralympic gold medalist (women’s wheelchair basketball)
Moderated by Susan Ware (10:55), general editor, American National Biography
PANEL DISCUSSION (59:05)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:25:43)
GENDER, SPORTS, AND HEALTH/WELLNESS
Brian Hainline (6:34), senior vice president, Sports Science Institute; chief medical officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association; clinical professor of neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine
Travis T. Tygart (20:42), chief executive officer, US Anti-Doping Agency
Parissa Safai (37:55), associate professor, Faculty of Health, York University
Moderated by Cheri A. Blauwet (1:09), assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital; 2004 Paralympic gold medalist (800m, track and field)
PANEL DISCUSSION (53:51)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:04:52)
Laila Ali (5:18), four-time undefeated super-middleweight boxing world champion, fitness and wellness expert, and author
Christine Brennan (7:00), national sports columnist, USA Today; commentator, ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and NPR's Morning Edition; author
Introduction by Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute; professor of history of art and architecture, Harvard University
AUDIENCE Q&A (39:43)
GENDER, MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE
Michael Messner (7:18), professor of sociology and gender studies, University of Southern California
Rachael Miyung Joo (24:30), assistant professor of American studies, Middlebury College
Kavitha A. Davidson (37:34), writer, espnW; contributor, ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com
Moderated by Mary Jo Kane (1:15), professor in the School of Kinesiology, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota
PANEL DISCUSSION (54:18)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:05:01)
CLOSING REMARKS AND RECEPTION (1:23:17)
Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, A.K. Burns RI ’17 provides a definition of negative space as something unfixed: it's dynamic, changeable, and—ultimately—free to form and reform, making it an exciting space to explore.
Burns is the 2016–2017 David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
In this lecture, Jane Kamensky (7:36), the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and a professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, looks at the era of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British-American painter John Singleton Copley.
Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University
The poet Major Jackson RI ’07 reads selected poems from across his catalogue that share a recurring theme: urban renewal.
Introduction by Julie A. Buckler, the faculty director of the humanities program at the Radcliffe Institute and Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.
"War and the Soundscapes of Memory"
2016–2017 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities
As the generation with a living memory of the Second World War recedes, the critic and cultural historian Jeremy Eichler RI '17 (7:26) asks us to open our ears. By exploring how the wartime past has been inscribed in music, he makes the case for hearing history and for reclaiming the power of sound as a unique carrier of meaning about the past.
Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History, Harvard University
The Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities was established to honor the late Julia S. Phelps, a longtime instructor in the Radcliffe Seminars, and is supported by the generous contributions of her family, friends, and colleagues.
The acclaimed photographer Keith Ellenbogen showcases his beautiful and compelling ocean-based wildlife images, including his recent exploratory work using high-speed photography and 360-degree immersive camera systems.
Introduction by John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University