Upcoming Events


The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art

Professor Joyce Antler, author of A History of The Jewish Mother, is a guest speaker for The National Center for Jewish Film's 18th Annual Film Festival, which runs from April 30-May 15. Purchase tickets and find out more at www.jewishfilm.org!

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Past Events:

Behind the Scenes @ Brandeis: The Masks We Wear

Thursday, April 23 9am-9pm in the Farber Mezzanine

Reception 6:30-8:30 pm

"Finding His Song: How Harry Belafonte Negotiated a Left-Wing Path Through the Cold War, Civil Rights, and Stardom in the 1950s"

A talk by Judith Smith, Professor of American Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston.

March 19th, 4:00 p.m. Mandel Atrium

"American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street"

A talk by Paula Rabinowitz '74, University of Minnesota

March 5th at 4:00 p.m. Mandel Atrium

"The Wonderful World of Synergy: Film, Television, and Walt Disney"

A talk by Jennifer Gillan, Professor of English and Media Studies at Bentley University.

February 26, 4:00 p.m.

"Imagined Mobilities: Thinking About Movement in Diaspora Studies"

A talk by Jillian Powers, Florence Kay Fellow in American Studies and Sociology and Jasmine Johnson, Assistant Professor in African and Afro-American Studies and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

“When Red was a Scary Color: Hollywood and the Blacklist”

A talk by Arnie Reisman, screenwriter of Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Wednesday, October 29th at 5:00 p.m. Mandel Center G03

Women's Liberation In The Hoag-Hall Collection Of Extreme Literature

A talk by Joyce Antler and Karen Hansen

Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-5:00, Rapaporte Treasure Hall 

A Screening of Detour (1945) with Introduction and Q&A by Noah Isenberg

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Schwartz 106

The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse

October 1-2, 2014, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

"Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America" June 10-12, 2014

Marking the 50th anniversary of the slaying of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the American Studies Program at Brandeis University hosted a conference on the theme “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America," on June 10-12, 2014. 

"The Media: A Serviceman's View" - Major General Anthony Cucolo

Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:00 pm in Mandel G03

"The Secret White House Cuban Missile Crisis: Getting it Right after Half a Century" - Sheldon Stern

Wednesday, March 12th at 5:00 in Mandel G03

"Margaret Fuller: A Feminist Heroine Across Three Centuries" Megan Marshall

November 14, 2013 at 5:00 in Mandel G03.

“Weimar in Waltham: Brandeis University at the Beginning” - A Talk by Professor Whitfield

November 13, 2013 at 5:00 in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.

"Trayvon Martin and So Many More: Racial Innocence Today" - Robin Bernstein

October 24, 2013 at 4:00 in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.