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Photograph Inspires Ravett’s Latest Film Project

ravett-ilsaA single image led Professor of Film and Photography Abraham Ravett back to his birth country of Poland for his newest film project, Holding Hands with Ilsa.

The photograph, taken in a meadow near his hometown of Walbrzych in Poland in 1950, captures Ravett at the age of three with his teenaged babysitter Ilsa. Ravett and his family left Poland for Israel (before settling in Brooklyn in 1955) shortly after the photograph was taken, and he never saw or heard from Ilsa again. Through this film, he hopes to find out more about who Ilsa was.

Ravett realizes that his journey probably won’t end in re-acquaintance with Ilsa. He knows she was a German national who lived in the city, but he doesn’t know her last name. She would be in her late 70s, but he has no idea where she may be living today if she is still alive.

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Hampshire Professor Featured in BBC Documentary

The work of Hampshire College professor Lise Shapiro Sanders 90F played an important role in the new BBC documentary series Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter.
Sanders’ 2006 book, Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, …

#HampReads Alumni Summer Book Club Live Chat

in harms way

Please join us Wednesday, July 2 for our first live tweet chat with Doug Stanton 79F, author of our summer book club selection In Harm’s Way. Doug will be joining us on Twitter at 3 …

#HampReads Alumni Summer Book Club

Hampshire has produced many fine authors, and we want to explore and celebrate their work. Join us as we launch our summer book club on Twitter. Just take these easy steps:
*Get a copy of the …

Hampshire Div IV Weekend Explores the Humanities

“The Hampshire people are willing to fight. They’re not going to stop.”
In asserting the need for the humanities in a digitized society, Elizabeth Brundage 78F voiced one of the most repeated rallying cries of Div …

Information About Div IV and Reunion

Div IV and Reunion bring together the Hampshire community to explore ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate the College. For alums, it’s a chance to revisit your student experience: the critical inquiry and intellectual …

$400,000 Luce Grant Funds Research, Cultural Connections

A $400,000 grant from the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) will provide new opportunities for Hampshire College faculty and students to build cultural connections and pursue environmental and agricultural research in …

Martial Arts Instructor Samuel Kanner Receives Award

Samuel Kanner 03F, a martial arts instructor in OPRA, has received an award from Shotokan Karate of America — the 2013 Member of the Year, given for “exemplary service to SKA and its members in …