Lectures Highlights

Annie V.F Storr's lecture on Exercises for the Quiet Eye focused on her new "Slow Art" method of looking at art without rushing into judgement. 

WSRC Scholar Annie Storr featured in The Justice

WRSC World Cultures Study Group Lecture "Finding Lina: Reflections on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: sought to tell a story rarely told in the media about the crisis- that of a Syrian refugee.

WSRC Study Group World Cultures Study Group featured in The Justice

WSRC Scholar Margaret Morganroth Gullette was interviewed by WSRC Director Karen V. Hansen recently about Gullette's research into Ageism, as part of Brandeis webinar series Conversations with Extraordinary Women. Gullette's lecture "The Monument and the Wrecking Crew: Ageism in the Academy" spoke to the issue of Ageism in Academia.

WSRC Scholar Margaret Morganroth Gullette interviewed by WSRC Director Karen V. Hansen in WGS Conversations with Extraordinary Women

Lecture Series

Book Cover with old car in front of a snack house

Rebecca Morgan Frank's book of poetry "Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country"

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. 


Clarity Haynes: Baba Na Gig

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

February 2018

February 13, 2018, 12.30-2pm Rebecca Morgan Frank, Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence in the Brandeis Department of English, will join Heather Treseler, Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center Scholar and Associate Professor of English at Worcester State University, for a reading from Frank's new collection, Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017), and Treseler's manuscript in-progress, "Thesaurus for a Year of Desire."

Our Bodies Ourselves Women's March 2017

Friday February 16, 12.30-2pm: Our Bodies Ourselves Booksigning and Discussion

Friday February 16, 2018, 12.30-2pm In conjunction with the exhibition Clarity Haynes | Baba Na Gig, Founding Co-Authors of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" Judy Norsigian and WSRC Scholar Paula Doress-Worters will discuss the present-day mission of OBOS and the history of the radical feminist text on women’s bodies and health, first published in 1970 as “Women and Their Bodies; A Course." Today the organization Our Bodies, Ourselves maintains a website, with the most recent print edition published in 2011. Bring your edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” for a discussion and book-signing.

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) Director and WSRC Scholar Laurie Kahn will lead the post-film discussion.

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) Screenwriter Cary Wolinsky will be present.

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 the 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

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

Artist Lecture (reception to follow) Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall NEW DATE FEBRUARY 6, 2018 5-8pm

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