November 15, 2022
Join the Division of Humanities for a poetry slam Tuesday, November 15, in Chum's from 6:30 to 8:30. There will be drinks, pizza, and anyone is welcome to read a piece of work. If you would like to present, please fill out this form. All languages and all types of work are welcome. We look forward to see you all!
November 9, 2022
The Division of Humanities and Division of Creative Arts are hosting a joint open house for Spring 2023 courses from 3-5 pm in the Mandel Atrium. Each department and program will have their own space and UDRs and faculty will be present to answer questions and share information on upcoming classes. Swing by to learn more before registration opens for 2023! Fall themed snacks and drinks will be provided.
August 30, 20223:00 - 5:00 pm
Mandel Atrium and Patio
*Snacks and Drinks provided*
- Meet Humanities faculty, staff, and UDRs
- Learn about HUM classes for Fall
- Still within the class "Shopping Period"
- Sign up for a Humanities class today!
March 7, 2022
March 11, 2022
March 14, 2022
Speakers: Rajiv Mohabir and Faith Smith (AAAS and English)
March 17, 2022
Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room 303. 12-1 pm ET.
Speaker: Dorothy Kim
March 18, 2022Hosted by the German Studies Program.
March 21, 2022Speaker: Professor Rachel Cantave, Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Brandeis University.
March 23, 2022
March 25, 2022
Hosted by the Department of English.
March 28, 2022
March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022
April 1, 2022
April 6, 2022
"Poet Joan Naviyuk Kane is Inupiaq with family from Ugiuvak and Qawiaraq. The author of eight collections of poetry and prose, she is a lecturer in the department of studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts, and teaches creative writing at Harvard, Tufts, and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She raises her sons in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Kane will read from her work. Ph.D. students Jenny Factor and Nai Kim will lead the discussion, during which attendees are encouraged to ask questions. This is part of the Brandeis Creative Writing Reading Series."
April 7, 2022
April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022
"This conference will provide a platform for the exploration of ideas related to the human body through the examination of textual, visual, and material evidence from the ancient world. The intention of this conference is to engage with the human body through a range of disciplines as it impacted societies in antiquity. "
Hosted by the Department of Classical Studies.
April 10, 2022
April 12, 2022
Mandel atrium, 5-8 p.m.
Each dept/program in the Humanities and Creative Arts will have its own table run by its UDRs and faculty, with brochures, information about classes and fall registration, giveaways, and food!
April 12, 2022
Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University, 7 p.m.
Israeli Filmmaker Yael Perlov, Laura Jockusch, Sharon Pucker Rivo
Professor Jonathan Sarna
April 29, 2022
Curious about how to fund your research as a scholar? Confused about what grants are and how to get them? Not sure where to start looking for funding? Come join our panel discussion about grants and research funding for scholars and students!
Link to Zoom: https://brandeis.zoom.
A Zoom lecture with Professor Shaul Bassi
Associate Professor of English Literature
Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy
Director, Beit Venezia - A Home for Jewish Culture
March 3, 2021
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
The lecture will be in English
Open to everyone who registers: https://brandeis.zoom.us/
Co-sponsored by the Zoom Guest Lecture Series of the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the Interdepartmental Program in Italian Studies
The Classics department is excited to continue our 2020-2021 Virtual Speaker Series this Spring! We are pleased to start the semester by welcoming Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Denison University, for her talk "Athenian Immigration and Race."The talk will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:00 PM EST. Please find the link and passcode below. Link to Zoom: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/
September 17, 2020
The Brandeis Justice Initiative aims to facilitate engagement, learning, and reflection about liberal education for people impacted by, or vulnerable to, incarceration. The BJI is hard at work identifying ways that Brandeis folks can tutor, mentor, and teach in ways that make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to people within or in the shadow of the criminal justice system.
There are a variety of ways that all members of the Brandeis community can be involved, and are invited to attend an introductory event:
Thursday, September 17th at 2 pm
We'll discuss who we are, what we do, and WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Interested to learn more? Fill out a brief form on their website.
Also, check out the interview with Professor John Plotz (English); Professor David R. Sherman (English), and Professor Rosalind E. W. Kabrhel (Legal Studies) in volume 4 of MUSE!
November 19, 2019The World Languages and Cultures Committee with generous support from the Division of Humanities, the Provost and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, invited all members of the Brandeis Community (students, faculty, and staff) to experience and celebrate the linguistic diversity of Brandeis during the "I'm Global Week 2019."
The Mega Language Lunch featured individual language tables for speakers of the following languages - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. No matter the level of proficiency, all were welcome! The only rule is NO ENGLISH! It was a great opportunity to celebrate and support language diversity at Brandeis.
October 29, 2019
a conversation with Edoardo AlbinatiEdoardo Albinati is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in Rome. His novel Svenimenti won the 2004 Viareggio Literary Award, and The Catholic School won the Strega Prize in 2016. For the last twenty-five years, he has worked as a teacher in Rebibbia, the largest prison in Rome.
Presented by The Italian Studies Program at Brandeis University and the Consulate General of Italy, cosponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities.
April 13, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Professor Debbie Felton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Humans have always been drawn to the idea of creatures and worlds that exist alongside or outside of our own. These extraordinary ideas can take many forms, from average people with usual abilities to worlds of the dead and fantastic beasts. But as Elbert Hubbard once said, "The supernatural is the natural not yet understood." Today, we have realized that many of the past's supernatural events were simply misunderstood natural phenomena.”
April 12, 2019
May 7, 2019
May 3, 2019
Honoring Professor Bernadette J. Brooten, Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies and Founding Director of The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project at Brandeis.
May 3, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Mewhinney.
April 16, 2019
Presented by World Languages and Cultures Committee and Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
April 16, 2019
Speaker: Ross Melnick
Co-sponsored by the International Global Studies Program, the Department of Romance Studies, and the American Studies Program at Brandeis University.
April 15, 2019
Speaker: Meike G. Werner (Vanderbilt University)
April 13, 2019
With Kathleen Moran, associate professor and chair of philosophy, Brandeis University; Jens Timmerman, professor of moral philosophy, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Lucy Allais, professor of philosophy, University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg, and the Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy, UC San Diego; and Adrienne Martin, the Akshata Murty '02 and Rishi Sunak Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Claremont McKenna College.
April 10, 2019
Words and Artifacts: Treasures of a Cuban-Jewish Exile
Speaker: Ruth Behar, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Sponsored by HBI Project on Latin American Jewish and Gender Studies, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis Alumni Association, Brandeis International Business School, and Brandeis Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
April 8, 2019
Ashley-Rose, an award-winning Haitian-American educator, organizer, and poet from Boston
Melissa Alexia, a dance artist/educator, certified yoga teacher, and writer
Sponsored by Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST); co-sponsored by the Department of English.
April 5, 2019
Speaker: Mari Ishida
Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Comparative Literature and Culture Program.
March 27, 2019
A Talk by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel.
Sponsored by the Ethics Center and co-sponsored by African and African American Studies Department, the English Department and Romance Studies Department.
March 25, 2019
“What is Home?”
Sponsored by Center for German and European Studies (CGES), Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Department of Theater Arts and the Hebrew Program.
March 22, 2019
Speaker: Alisa N. Bokulich, professor of philosophy at Boston University.
March 20, 2019
Presented by the Italian Studies Program.
March 18, 2019
Sponsored by the Hebrew Program.
March 13, 2019
Speaker: Prof. Dominic Machado, College of the Holy Cross.
March 10, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 6, 2019
Speaker: David Enoch, the Rodney Blackman Chair in the Philosophy of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.