Full Calendar of Events, 2014-2015

Full Calendar of Events


Fall, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 3:30-5:00PM
Close Looking
“James Rosenquist, Two 1959 People, 1963”
Rose Art Museum

Thursday, September 17, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
"Nature _and_ Nurture: how genes and experience build brain circuits"
Steve Van Hooser (Biology)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Thursday, September 29-October 1,
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
"Memoirs of a Jewish Girlhood"
Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago)

Tuesday, September 29, 4:30-6:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
Lecture: "My Father: From the Russian Pale of Settlement to Pulpit Digest”
Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago)
MCH G3, Mandel Auditorium

6:00-7:00PM
Annual Reception and Welcome
Mandel Atrium

Wednesday, September 30, 4:30-6:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
Lunch Symposium “Work In Progress: Tales of Women and Their Jewelry”
Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

4:30-6:00 PM
Lecture: "My Mother: From Vienna to Russian War Relief”
Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago)
MCH G3, Mandel Auditorium

Wednesday, October 1, 4:30-6:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
Lecture: "Myself: From Great Neck to Calcutta Via Moscow”
Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago)
MCH G3, Mandel Auditorium

Wednesday, October 7, 3:30-5:00PM
Close Looking
“Marisol, Ruth, 1962”
Rose Art Museum

Thursday, October 8, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
"Dining and Dissection in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Fiction" (?)
Jasmine Johnson (African and Afro-American Studies)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, October 14, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Lydian String Quartets
Mandel Atrium

Thursday, October 21,
Special Lecture
"They have eyes, but do not see: Context of idolatry from Isaiah to Augustine"
Clifford Ando (David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics, History, Law and in the College)
Location TBA

Thursday, October 22, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Hume on Religious Motivation”
Jennifer Marusic (Philosophy)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, October 28, Noon-12:45PM
Music at Mandel
MusicUnitesUS presents Kinan Azmeh
Mandel Atrium

Wednesday, November 4, 3:30-5:00PM
Close Looking
“World War 1 Posters”
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Thursday, November 12, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Taming Quantum Mechanics for Chemistry”
Judy Herzfeld (Chemistry)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Thursday, November 19, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Parties Weren’t Meant to Last”
Joe Wardwell (Fine Arts)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, December 2, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Early Music Ensemble
Mandel Atrium

Thursday, January 28, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Kafka, Joyce, and the Question of Modernism”
Stephen Dowden (German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, February 10, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Bob Nieske, bass & Billy Novick, clarinet
Mandel Atrium

Thursday, February 11, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“The Anarchist’s Advocate: War, Terror, and the Origins of America’s Surveillance State”
Michael Willrich (History)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Thursday,February 18, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
Title TBA
Paul Garrity (Biology)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, March 16, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
MusicUnitesUS presents Korean Traditional Music
Mandel Atrium

Thursday,March 31, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“The Universe, the Higgs Boson and All That”
James Bensinger (Physics)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, March 16, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Lydian String Quartet
Mandel Atrium

Thursday, April 7, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
"Dining and Dissection in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Fiction"
James Mandrell (Romance Studies)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Thursday, May 12, Noon:00-1:00PM
Annual New Book Reception
Mandel Atrium


*These events are for members of the faculty and invited guests; all other events are free and open to the public.

Major funding for the MCH comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mandel Foundation

For questions please contact
David Sherman Interim MCH director dsherman@brandeis.edu
Matthew Schratz Program Assistant mschratz@brandeis.edu .