Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Students Roll Out Hand-Built Chariot in Demonstration
A group of Albion College first-year students have built a real Egyptian chariot for their seminar course Equus: The Horse in Western Culture taught by English professor Ian MacInnes. The Bronze Age vehicle will be put through its final paces in a public demonstration Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at the College's Held Equestrian Center, located on 29 Mile Road just south of the Albion-Concord Road intersection.
To create their chariot, students researched ancient source materials to create their own design, which they built with the assistance of skilled craftsmen and a harness maker. Once complete, the students used the chariot while attempting to shoot targets with arrows, evaluating the skill needed to use the chariot in battle.
For the December 2 demonstration, the chariot will be driven with a pair of ponies at the Equestrian Center.