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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 Seminar Room (1st floor, room 128) from 12:10-1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

HUMANITIES LUNCH SYMPOSIUM

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,October 8, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
"West African Dance and the Politics of Diaspora"
Jasmine Johnson (African and Afro-American Studies)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

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

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)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

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)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

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)
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Thursday, February 18, 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

Thursday, April 7, 12:00-1:00PM
Faculty Lunch Symposium*
“Dining and Dissection in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Fiction”
James Mandrell (Romance Studies)
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