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Upcoming Event: Genius for Sale!

October 7th, 2016

Humanities Administrator

Friday, October 14, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Register here.


Join us for Genius For Sale!, an interdisciplinary conference bringing together scholars and practitioners from the humanities, the creative arts, and the social sciences to explore the ways in which creativity intersects with the market place. By assembling this diverse group of scholars and practitioners, we hope to stimulate discussion about the various forms of creativity and the effects of economic forces upon them and to showcase the methodological differences between the humanities, the creative arts, and the social sciences. Researchers and practitioners will walk away with new ideas about applications, in addition to an understanding of different ways to approach research within and across fields. We hope as a group to expand the growing conversation about the creative arts in their economic and social contexts.

The conference is organized by Kathryn Graddy (Brandeis International Business School) and Robin Feuer Miller (Brandeis University, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature). Participants include:

Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University, Economics)
Christopher Bedford (Baltimore Museum of Art)
Philip Ross Bullock (University of Oxford, Modern Languages)
Jane Ebert (Brandeis International Business School)
Elizabeth Ferry (Brandeis University, Anthropology)
William Flesch (Brandeis University, English)
Diana Greenwald (University of Oxford, Economic and Social History)
Mary Harrod (University of Warwick, French Studies)
Anita Hill (Brandeis University, Heller School and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Alice Kelikian (Brandeis University, History and Film)
Sarah Keller (University of Massachusetts-Boston, Art and Cinema Studies)
Susan Lichtman (Brandeis University, Fine Arts)
Provost Lisa M. Lynch (Brandeis University, Heller School and Economics)
Jonathan Paine (University of Oxford, Modern Languages, and Rothschild & Co.)
John Plotz (Brandeis University, English)
Nancy J. Scott (Brandeis University, Fine Arts)
Paul Solman (PBS NewsHour)
William Mills Todd III (Harvard University, Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Pu Wang (Brandeis University, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature)
Chad Williams (Brandeis University, African and Afro-American Studies)

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