Event Calendar

All MCH events for 2021-2022 are subject to health standards, precautions, and protocols as determined by Brandeis University and the State of Massachusetts.

Fall 2021

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October 20, 2021

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Speaker: Patricia Alvarez Astacio (Anthropology)

Open to the public.

October 20, 2021

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

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October 22, 2021

Graham Greene's The Quiet American

10:00AM-6:00PM

via Zoom

Registration required. 

Open to the public.

daoist art poster

October 28, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Yang Liu (Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art)

10:00-11:30AM on Zoom (click on lecture title above for Zoom link)

This lecture deals with the remarkable relationship between Daoist organization and the Tang court, and the significance of imperial patronage in the development of Tang Daoist art.  Tang Daoist sculpture made for the temple is shown to possess a unique quality and iconography, revealing a mixture of religious devotion and political expediency, in which the Tang rulers promoted themselves to be the holy object equal to the god. It was under the strong influence of the imperial court, bound up with political expression and a realistic treatment, that the new methods of approaching the sacred images contributed widely to establish a new repertoire of Daoist imagery, and eventually allowed it to stand apart from its predecessors and its counterpart Buddhist iconography.

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November 3, 2021

Speaker: Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik (Assistant Professor of African and Middle East History, Suffolk University)

11:00AM-12:15PM

Zoom

Registration required.

November 3, 2021

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

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November 3, 2021

This roundtable discussion, part of the MCH's new Humanists at Work series, is meant to initiate a discussion on our campus about the nature of public scholarship and to think more broadly about what research output might look like beyond the typical scholarly monograph. The invited speakers are all located in the academy but take an innovative approach to research, scholarship and publication.


Speakers:

David Sterling Brown—a Shakespeare and premodern critical race studies scholar—is Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University and he is a current ACLS/Mellon Scholars and Society Fellow in residence with The Racial Imaginary Institute, founded by Claudia Rankine. Brown’s antiracist scholarship is published or forthcoming in Radical TeacherShakespeare BulletinShakespeare Studies, White People in Shakespeare, Hamlet: The State of PlayLos Angeles Review of Books and other venues. His forthcoming book projects examine race and whiteness in Shakespearean drama.

Maria Sachiko Cecire is an Associate Professor of Literature at Bard College, where she founded the academic program and Center for Experimental Humanities. She is the author of Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century (2019) and is now working on an interdisciplinary project about the intellectual lives of so-called “at-risk” youth and their responses to young adult literature. She is currently on leave from Bard to serve as a program officer in the Higher Learning program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Kareem Khubchandani is the Mellon Bridge assistant professor in theater, dance, and performance studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Tufts University. He is the author of Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife (University of Michigan Press, 2020), which won the 2021 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Outstanding Book award, 2021 Dance Studies Association de la Torre Bueno book award, and the 2019 CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies Fellowship. Kareem is also co-editor of Queer Nightlife (University of Michigan Press, 2021) and curator of criticalauntystudies.com

Marissa López is Professor of English and Chicana/o and Central American Studies at UCLA, researching Chicanx literature from the 19th century to the present.  She is the author of Chicano Nations (NYU 2011) and Racial Immanence (NYU 2019), and in 2020 served as a Scholar in Residence at the Los Angeles Public Library with whom she is collaborating to develop a mobile app, “Picturing Mexican America,” that uses geodata to display images of Mexican California to users.


November 3, 2021, 4:00-5:30PM EST
Zoom
Open to the public.

Register here!

December 1, 2021

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

Spring 2022

rwanda memorial

January 27, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

Zoom

Speaker: Émilie Diouf (African and African American Studies, English, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Open to the public.

Rajiv Mohabir Poetry Reading

February 2, 2022

Time and Location TBD

February 9, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Speaker: Shoniqua Roach (African and African American Studies & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Open to the public.

February 16, 2022

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

March 9, 2022

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

March 16, 2022

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

March 17, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Speaker: Dorothy Kim (English & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Open to the public.

March 30, 2022

4:00-5:30PM

MCH G03

Speaker: Colm Tóibín, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities
Columbia University

Open to the public.

March 30, 2022

5:30PM

MCH Atrium

March 31, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Speaker: Colm Tóibín, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities
Columbia University

Open to the public.

March 31, 2022

4:30-6:00PM

MCH G03

Speaker: Colm Tóibín, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities
Columbia University

Open to the public.

April 13, 2022

12:00-12:45PM

MCH Atrium

Open to the public.

April 27, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Speaker: Derron Wallace (African and African American Studies, Education, and Sociology)

Open to the public.