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Faculty Lunch Symposium

The Mandel Center for the Humanities sponsors a monthly faculty symposium, in which faculty members present their work to interested colleagues over lunch. This series is designed to foster interdisciplinary conversations among faculty members from a range of disciplines, and to enhance our intellectual community on campus. 

All lectures will be held in the Mandel Reading Room (303) from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

HUMANITIES LUNCH SYMPOSIUM


2017-2018

Thursday, September 14, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Mortal Anxiety and Textual Transmission in the Ancient Near East”
Jacqueline Vayntrub (NEJS)
MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Thursday,October 19, 12:00-1:00PM
Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“The History and Science of Lyme Disease”
Brian Donahue (Environmental Studies) and Eric Olson (Heller)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


*These events are open only to members of the faculty
For questions about the calendar please contact:

Mangok Bol
Program Administrator
mbol@brandeis.edu; 6-5900

Ramie Targoff
Professor of English
  Director
targoff@brandeis.edu; 6-2292

Major funding for the MCH comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mandel Foundation. The Close Looking series is sponsored by Ann Tanenbaum