Full Calendar of Events, 2017-2018

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Full Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 25, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Brandeis Student Ensembles
Mandel Atrium

Wednesday, October 25, 3:30-5:00 PM
Close Looking Series
“Siege of Leningrad Diary” (The Yakov Borisovich Kantorovich papers)
presented by Irina Dubinina (GRALL)
Archives and Special Collections, Goldfarb Library

Thursday,November 2, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Ethics and Evolution”
Maria de Boef Miara (Biology) and Marion Smiley (Philosophy)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, November 8, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Lydian String Quartet
Mandel Atrium

Wednesday, November 8, 3:30-5:00 PM
Close Looking Series
“Black Monolith VIII (for Maya Angelou)” by Jack Whitten
presented by Faith Smith (English)
Rose Art Museum

Wednesday, November 15, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
MusicUnitesUs presents Black in Europe
Mandel Atrium

Thursday,November 16, 1:00-2:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Dancing Back the Buffalo: Rewilding, Religion, and the Ultimate Environment in America”
Jerome Tharaud (English)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Thursday, November 16, 5:00- 6:30PM
Classical Studies Lecture
Co-sponsored by Mandel Center for the Humanities
“1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed”
In this illustrated lecture, based on Professor Eric H. Cline's book of the same title (1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed), Professor Cline explores why the
Bronze Age came to an end and whether the collapse of those ancient civilizations might hold some warnings for our current society.
Eric H. Cline (The George Washington University, Dept. of Classics and Anthropology)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, November 29, 5:00- 6:30PM
Special Lecture
Co-sponsored Event with the Mellon Sawyer Seminar
Forgotten Dreams and Misplaced Revolutions: Conceptualizing Twentieth Century
Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East
“Translating Revolutionary Experience into Theory”
Brian Meeks (Brown University) and Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi (University of Illinois)
Mandel Atrium

Thursday,November 30, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Music, Sound and Text: The Convergence of Three Sixteenth Century Art Forms”
Sarah Mead (Music)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Thursday,January 25, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“The Nature of Proof: Using Evidence in the Humanities and Sciences”
James Haber (Biology), Govind Sreenivasan (History), Ramie Targoff (English), and John Wardle (Physics)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, February 7, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Afternoon Jazz with Bob Nieske and Billy Novick
Mandel Atrium

Thursday,Feburary 8, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“‘Lopsided Beings’: Literature at the Limits of Global Capitalism”
Ulka Anjaria (English)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

March 1-8
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
Transilluminations: Why Does Literature Matter in Contemporary China?
David Der-Wei Wang (Harvard University)

Thursday, March 1, 4:30-6:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
“Red Star Over America’: The Politics of Transgression”
David Der-Wei Wang (Harvard University)
MCH G3, Mandel Auditorium

Tuesday, March 6, 4:30-6:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
“Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out’: The Ghost in Socialist Transmigration”
David Der-Wei Wang (Harvard University)
MCH G3, Mandel Auditorium

Thursday, March 8, Noon-1:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
Lunch Symposium
David Der-Wei Wang (Harvard University)
Mandel Reading room, 303

Thursday, March 8, 4:30-6:00PM
Mandel Lectures in the Humanities
““‘The Dark Night Gives Black Eyes; I Use Them to Seek the Light’: The Art of Transillumination"
David Der-Wei Wang (Harvard University)
MCH G3, Mandel Auditorium

Tuesday, March 13, 3:30-5:00 PM
Close Looking Series
Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (The Bern Dibner Collection in the History of Science)
presented by James Morris (Biology) and John Plotz (English)
Archives and Special Collections, Goldfarb Library

Wednesday, March 21, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
MusicUnitesUs presents Gamelan
Mandel Atrium

Thursday,March 22, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
&“Staging a Modern Identity Tale in China”
Dmitry Troyanovsky (Theater Arts)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Friday, March 23, 9:00-5:00 PM
Interdisciplinary Workshop
Mazaa: Rethinking Fun and Pleasure in South Asia, a one-day workshop organized by Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria (Anthropology) and Ulka Anjaria (English)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, March 28, 3:30-5:00 PM
Close Looking Series
Luis A. Croquer(Rose Art Museum)
Director's lecture
Rose Art Museum

Wednesday, April 11, 3:30-5:00 PM
Close Looking Series
“The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Collection of Early Music Imprints”
presented by Sarah Mead (Music) and Ramie Targoff (English)
Archives and Special Collections, Goldfarb Library

Thursday,April 12, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Refugees or Radicals?: British Responses to the French émigrés”
Hannah Weiss-Mueller (History)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, April 18, Noon-12:45 PM
Music at Mandel
Lydian String Quartet
Mandel Atrium

Thursday,April 19, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Thinking About Visual Perception”
Tory Fair (Fine Arts) and Stephen van Hooser (Biology)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Wednesday, April 25, Noon-1:00PM
Welcome New Books 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
  Ramie Targoff, MCH director targoff@brandeis.edu
Matthew Schratz Program Assistant mschratz@brandeis.edu .