Archived Semesters

Spring 2016

Fall 2016

Lecture Series

Music Ensemble Rumbarocco playing Classical Instruments in front of Clarity Haynes large scale painting of torso

Rumbarocco Playing at Meet the New Director Reception on November 9, 2017

Over the years, we have offered many thought-provoking and engaging lectures to the Brandeis community and public at large. On this page, you will find announcements and videos of our semester's lectures. All Events take place in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at the WSRC in the Epstein Building, 515 South Street, Brandeis University and are free and open to the public.This page will update frequently as we add content following a lecture; please check back often for updates. 

UPCOMING 2018 SPRING LECTURES

January 2018

Clarity Haynes: Baba Na Gig

Exhibition on display in the Kniznick Gallery at the Women's Studies Research Center through February 16, 2017

January 17, 2018, 5pm Artist Lecture (reception to follow) Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall

January 30, 2018, 12.30-2pm Annie V.F.Storr, WSRC Scholar: Exercises for the Quiet Eye

January 31, 2018, 4-6pm Holocaust Research Study Group: Grappling With Holocaust Memories in the 21st Century

February 2018

February 6, 2018, 12.30-2.30pm Film Study Group Open Film Class: Strangers in Good Company (1990, 100 mins)

February 8, 2018, 5-6.30pm Karen V. Hansen, WSRC Director: Staking a Claim: Comparative Perspectives on Gender and Landownership

February 13, 2018, 12.30-2pm Rebecca Morgan Frank, Poet in Residence and Heather Treseler, WSRC Scholar: Poetry Reading

March 2018

March 4, 2018, 3-5pm Women and Music Mix: Third Annual Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Concert at Slosberg Music Center: Special Tribute Concert Honoring WSRC Scholar and Composer Ruth Lomon

March 6, 2018, 12.30-2pm Film Study Group Open Film Class: "Tupperware!" (2004, 63 mins)

March 6, 2018, 5-6.30pm Sarah Lamb, Professor: Being Single in India: Gendered Identities, Class Mobilities and Personhoods in Flux

March 8, 2018, 12.30-2pm Annie V.F. Storr, WSRC Scholar and Mary Ann Stankiewics, Professor: Pioneers of Professional Art Education a Century Ago: Pioneering the History of the Field Today

March 15, 2018, 12.30-2pm Ellen Rosen, WSRC Scholar: More of Frances Perkins: The Civil Service Commission

March 20, 2018, 12.30-2pm Lora Brody, WSRC Scholar with Panel: Per the Reunion Project: A Community View

March 22, 2018, 12.30-2pm Liane Curtis, WSRC Scholar: Why Amy Beach Matters

March 27, 2018, 12.30-2pm Film Study Group Open Film Class: "Raise the Roof" (2016, 85 mins)

March 29, 2018, 9.30-3pm WSRC New Scholars 2017-18: Second Annual WSRC New Scholars' Symposium, 2017-18

April 2018

April 10, 2018, 12.30-2pm Robin A. Robinson, WSRC Scholar: Trafficked Young Women in Colonial America: A Psycho-Legal Hypothesis

April 12, 2018, 12.30-2pm Dana Maiben, WSRC Scholar: Memory, Invention, Witness: Excerpts from Works in Process/Working Process

April 12, 2018, 5-6.30pm Susan Wilson, WSRC Scholar: Women and Children First: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Susan Dimock

April 17, 2018, 12.30-2pm Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts/Creativity Week Panel: Creativity and Publishing

April 24, 2018, 12.30-2pm Eric Silverman, WSRC Scholar: On the Rhode to Equality: Achievements and Striggles of Rhodes Scholar Women

May 2018

May 1, 2018, 12.30-2pm Susan Eisenberg, WSRC Scholar: Twin Book Launch! "We'll Call You If We Need You" (nonfiction) and "Stanley's Girl" (poetry)

May 8, 2018, 5-6.30pm Angela Shpolberg, WSRC Scholar: Between Eisenstein and Sinclair: HWL Dana and teh Adventure of iQUE VIVA MEXICO!

May 10, 2018, 12.30-2pm Joyce Antler, Professor Emerita: Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement

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Past Lectures Fall 2017

13 September 12.30-2pm The Role of Women in the Six Day War: Why is it still so little known, half a century later? Presented by Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am, WSRC Scholar

14 September 12.30-2pm At the Piano. Integrating Art and Storytelling. Presented by Suzanne B. Hanser, WSRC Scholar

4 October 12.30-2pm Open Film Class: The Day I Became a Woman Film and Discussion of thr groundbreaking Iranian film by Marzieh Makhmalbaf

26 October 12.30-2pm The Monument and the Wrecking Crew: Ageism in the Academy Presented by Margaret Morganroth Gullette, WSRC Scholar

31 October 12.30-2pm Turning Points: Resistance and Persistence in Women's Lives Presented by WSRC Scholars in the Writing Women's Lives Study Group

2 November 12.30-2pm Music Builds Community and Community Builds Music Presented by Ruth Nemzoff, WSRC Scholar with Jodi Blankenstein and guitarist Adam Dehner, Guest Performers

7 November 12.30-2pm Rediscovering Art in the Everyday Presented by Sukeshi Sondhi, WSRC Scholar

9 November 12.30-2pm The Seamstress and the Starlet: A Tale of Two cousins, Five Cities and Twenty Five Years Presented by Lisa Krissoff Boehm, WSRC Scholar

14 November 12.30-2pm Cuba: Images and Ideas-Photographs and Literature Presented by Fran Forman, Mary Berg, Vaughn Sills and Susan Wilson, WSRC Scholars

15 November 12.30-2pm Free Film Class: Disturbing the Peace Free Film and Discussion of the award winning 2016 film by Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young. 

21 November 12.30-2pm Program Music for a Play about Abortion and Reincarnation Presented by WSRC Scholar Rosie Rosenzweig

28 November 12.30-2pm Finding Lina: Reflections on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria Presented by the WSRC World Cultures Study Group

30 November 12.30-2pm Living Bravely with the Unknown: Art and the Origins of Exercises for the Quiet Eye Presented by Annie V.F. Storr, WSRC Scholar

LECTURE VIDEOS SPRING 2017

Mobilizing Men to End Gender-Based Violence
Presented by Craig Norberg-Bohm on January 17, 2017

"Caring for Red: A Daughter's Memoir"
Presented by Mindy Fried on January 19, 2017

How Identity Politics has Morphed into Anti-Semitism on Campus
Presented by Eric Silverman and Gail Dines on January 25, 2017

Bearing Witness Without Witnessing
Presented by the WSRC Holocaust Research Study Group on January 26, 2017

Climates of Learning: Local Environmental Knowledge and International Communication in Young People's Education
Presented by Barbara Bodenhorn on February 2, 2017

An Edition in Progress: Ethel Smyth's Mass in D
Presented by Amelia LeClair and Dominique Norgaisse on February 14, 2017

HIJAB: A Short Play and Notes from the Field
Presented by the WSRC World Cultures Study Group on February 16, 2017

Navigating Queerness, Jewishness, Class, Parenting, Age - And More - in "Transparent"
Presented by the Janet Freedman and Ruth Fertig on March 1, 2017

Frances Perkins: Her Efforts to Save the German Jews
Presented by Ellen Israel Rosen on March 7, 2017

Moving Women Dancing
Presented by Susan Dibble on March 9, 2017

Lessons from Myanmar: It's not About Music
Presented by Jane Ring Frank on March 23, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

Women's Sense of Place: A Symposium of New WSRC Scholars' Work
Presented by Elise Franklin, Monica Raymond, Robin A. Robinson, Vaughn Sills, Annie V. F. Storr, Susan Wilson and Sukeshi Sondhi on March 28, 2017

The One Who Feeds us All
Presented by Margaret Morganroth Gullette on April , 2017

Gender and Racial Composition in the C-Suite of U.S. Hospitals
Presented by Gary Gaumer on April 19, 2017

American Women in Russian Revolution
Presented by Angela Shpolberg on April 25, 2017

Creativity and Religion
Presented by Rosie Rosenzweig with Guest Speakers on April 27, 2017

The Adamses of Massachusetts: Trajectory of a Family
Presented by Annette Liberman Miller and David Gullette on May 2, 2017

Latinas: Music by Women Composers and Arrangers from Latin America
Presented by Laury Gutierrez on May 4, 2017

Up on the Wall: The History of the Women of Northampton, 1600-1980
Presented by Linda Bond on May 16, 2017