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Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Epstein, Brandeis University. All WSRC events are open to the public and there is no charge to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors. For a downloadable and web accessible PDF of WSRC's Spring 2019 Calendar of Events please click here. 


On View at the Kniznick Gallery, Feb 28-June 28, 2019 An Haddassah Brandeis Institute Exhibition “Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman” In their joint video projects, Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman present a mythical or postapocalyptic society whose most prominent members are women.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019, 5-8PM Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman HBI Artist Lecture 5PM (reception to follow) For more details please go to


Friday, Mar 1, 2019, 12:30-1:45PM Lecture “Honorable Deaths and Dishonorable Lives: Women, Violence and India's Partition in 1947” Harleen Singh, Brandeis Professor and WSRC Affiliated Faculty  India's partition in 1947 resulted in the largest exodus known to human history. Over 14 million people were displaced and close to 80,000 women were abducted, raped,and killed--some by members of the opposing community and some by their own families. While the nation proudly mourned these honorable deaths, fewer narratives in the public literary, historical, or feminist sphere have asked what became of women who did not die.To frame such questions, I suggest, would be to ask about dishonorable lives. This talk is a part of Professor Singh's second book project “Half an Independence: Women, Violence, and Modern Lives in India.”

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019, 12:30-2PM Open Film Class/ A Women Take the Reel Festival Event, "Left On Pearl" documentary by WSRC Scholars Rochelle Ruthchild, Executive Producer and Susie Rivo, Producer/Director. "Left On Pearl" is a 55 minute documentary about a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women's liberation movement, the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University-owned building by hundreds of Boston area women. A Q&A with the filmmaker and producer will follow the screening. Facilitated by WSRC Film Study Group 

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019, 5-6:30PM"We Who March: Photographs and Reflections on the Women's March" We Who March is a book of fine art photography in which equal attention is paid to political message and artistic expression and its creators will reflect together on the experience and photographs from the book. Presented by WSRC Scholar Lora Brody with Ellen Feldman, photographer and author and Susan M. Reverby, Emerita Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College. 


Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:30-5:30PM A Cascading/Downward Mobilities Lecture by Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley "Strangers in Their Own Land: The Sequel for Some White Blue-Collar Men" Please note: This lecture takes place in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1-7:30PM, A Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Event. Facilitated by WSRC Scholar Rosie Rosenzweig "Creativity Week Panel: Varieties of the Creative Experience" This half day event offers a lecture on "Innovation, Originality and Novelty", a panel of poets, two workshops to choose among: "If You Can See You Can Draw!" drawing session (to sign up please send an email to wsrc ) and "Express Yourself Live" creating and posting digital content, and more. Presented by WSRC Scholars Rosie Rosenzweig, Annie Storr, Nancer Ballard, Patricia Sheppard, Heather Treseler, Linda Bond, Ornit Barkai with Richard Hoffman. Dinner will be served and the event will close with an introduction to mindfulness ahead of next years Creativity event. 

Tuesday April 23, 2019, 5-6:30PM Part 1 of a 2 part Memoir Series, "Reading Memoir, Writing Memoir" facilitated by WSRC Scholars Penina Adelman, Nancer Ballard, Frinde Maher and Sarah Swartz This panel event features readings from memoirs, discussion on memoir reading and writing. A Memoir Bibliography handout will be shared with the audience. 

Tuesday April 30, 2019, 12:30-2PM Part 2 of a 2 part Memoir Series, "Reading Memoir, Writing Memoir" facilitated by WSRC Scholars Penina Adelman, Nancer Ballard, Frinde Maher and Sarah Swartz This panel event features readings from memoirs, discussion on memoir reading and writing. A Memoir Bibliography handout will be shared with the audience. 


Sunday, Jan 27, 2019, 3PM Women and Music Mix “Fourth Annual Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Concert: Music Composed by Women Past and Present” 

Monday, Jan 28, 2019, 4-6PM For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust Research Study Group presents a panel on "Memory in a Time of Nationalism" 

Tuesday Feb 5, 2019,  5-8PM WSRC Scholar and Photographer Karin Rosenthal  "Half-Silvered" Artist Lecture 

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