Fall 2014

History of Ideas is offering a one-time opportunity:

HOID 100a Intro to Critical Theory, with Patrick Gamsby. A close reading of the social theorists of the Frankfurt School: Adorno, Benjamin, Horkheimer, with special focus on Marcuse

Other Upcoming Fall events...

October 30, The History of Ideas Core Course Speaker:
Howard Eiland, MIT
"Reality as Palimpsest"
2:00pm Mandel Center Reading Room (3rd Floor)

November 20, The History Dept.'s Ray Ginger Lecture featuring:
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
"Words of Wisdom: The Market for Aphorism in American Culture, 1970-present"

5 - 6:30pm Olin-Sang 207
Co-sponsored by History of Ideas and the Mandel Center for the Humanities

News and Updates

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Herbert Marcuse's most famous book, "One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society," and the recent discovery of an early draft of this book that was given to Brandeis by Marcuse himself, the History of Ideas Program is offering as its Fall 2014 Core Seminar --
HOID 100a Introduction to Critical Theory

Along with the course, the History of Ideas Program is also co-sponsoring a two day conference titled,
The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse

Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor, University of California, Berkeley, who will be the keynote speaker on October 1st.
and Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair, UCLA, who will be the keynote speaker on October 2nd.