Public Engagement

In its first year of operation, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Phillips Academy will pilot the Madison Smith Presentation Series.  Each presentation will afford a member of the faculty the opportunity to engage the Andover community in interdisciplinary approaches to specific problems or topics.

The series is named after Madison Smith, who was born into slavery in North Carolina, came north after his emancipation, and graduated from Phillips Academy in 1873.

The 2018-2019 Madison Smith Presentation Series

All presentations begin at 6:45 in Kemper Auditorium.  The entire Andover community is welcome to attend.

4 October — David Fox, Instructor in English, Art History, and Interdisciplinary Studies, “Perceptions of Color:  Seeing and Being in the Racialized World”

6 December — Danny Crow, Instructor in Physics, TBA

31 January — Megan Paulson, Instructor in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, TBA

11 April — Emma Staffaroni, Instructor in English and Interdisciplinary Studies, TBA

25 April — Chris Jones,Instructor in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, TBA