Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 PM
First Wednesdays - Walking with the Great Apes
Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas changed the way people understand animals’ lives. Author Sy Montgomery presents images from her travels to Gombe, Rwanda, and Borneo while researching her triple biography of this remarkable scientific sisterhood. Underwriter: Bill and Pam Eddy
Wednesday, January 7 at 7:00PM
First Wednesdays - The White Mountain Huts
Dartmouth professor Allen Koop explains the Appalachian Mountain Club’s hut system in New Hampshire, and how the huts and their people have formed a society with its own history, traditions, and legends.
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00PM
First Wednesdays - The Shia-Sunni Divide in Islam
Former Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mansour Farhang examines the origin and contemporary revival of this 1300-year-long divide and explores how contemporary challenges facing states and societies in the Middle East exacerbate the animosity.
Underwriter: Vermont Council on World Affairs
Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00PM
First Wednesdays - Merton, Meditation, and More: The Appeal of Buddhism in the West
The Buddhist tradition is well-established in the United States, among Buddhists and others, such as Catholic monk and author Thomas Merton, who engaged in Buddhism without conversion. Middlebury College religion professor Elizabeth Morrison considers what has emerged from the West’s encounter with Buddhism.
Underwriter: Gil Steil Associates
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00PM
First Wednesdays - Homer’s Odyssey, Narratives of Return for Combat Veterans
Dartmouth Classics professor Roberta Stewart describes her work with veterans and examines what the story of Odysseus’s long journey home from war has to say to combat veterans, and to all of us.
Underwriter: Passumpsic Savings Bank Member FDIC
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00PM
First Wednesdays - Margaret Bourke-White, Courageous Photographer
Actress and educator Sally Matson portrays Margaret Bourke-White, whose influential images of industry, war zones, and world leaders established her as a groundbreaking photographer in the 1930s to 1950s.
Underwriter: Merchants Bank