Past Events

Students hold their awards for the 2019 video competition

2019 winners of the Brandeis Language Oscars Video Competition

From left to right: Max Le Blanc, Olivia Spelman, Gavi Klein and Professor Paola Servino

2018-2019

Natural Not Yet Understood: The Supernatural from Antiquity to the Medieval Period

April 13, 2019

Department of Classical Studies Graduate Student Conference

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

Retirement Symposium for Bernadette Brooten

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.

Intertextuality and the Crisis of Form in the Deathbed Narratives of Masaoka Shiki

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.

Hollywood and the French Resistance: The Paramount Theater during the Nazi Occupation of Paris

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.

Publishing World Literature in the Age of Nationalism

April 15, 2019

Speaker: Meike G. Werner (Vanderbilt University)

Forgiveness: Eighth Annual Spring Mini-Conference

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.

Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies

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.

Poetry Reading & Choreopoem Performance

April 8, 2019

Performers

  • 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.

Imperial Literature and Voices of Others: Ideological Visions of the Multiethnic Japanese Empire

April 5, 2019

Speaker: Mari Ishida

Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Comparative Literature and Culture Program.

Equatorial Guinea, Literature, and Activisms in the Diaspora

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.

Dror Keren, Actor, Playwright and Director

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.

The Eikonic Conception of Scientific Explanation

March 22, 2019

Speaker: Alisa N. Bokulich, professor of philosophy at Boston University.

Class Act III: Carnevale

March 20, 2019

Presented by the Italian Studies Program.

Udi Mokady, Chairman and CEO of CyberArc

March 18, 2019

Sponsored by the Hebrew Program.

From #metoo to the Sicilian Slave Revolts

March 13, 2019

Speaker: Prof. Dominic Machado, College of the Holy Cross.

Let's Dance! International Evening of Dance

March 10, 2019

deis IMPACT College - Critical Race Theory w/ Professor Patrick Sylvain

February 8, 2019

Jennifer Elise Foerster

February 6, 2019

Statistical Resentment

Speaker: David Enoch, the Rodney Blackman Chair in the Philosophy of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.