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Upcoming Events: Criminal Justice: Race, Gender, and Incarceration

February 25th, 2015

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Criminal Justice?: Race, Gender, and Incarceration

Upcoming Event: Robert Vinson Lecture

February 24th, 2015

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Upcoming Events with Artist Shimon Attie

February 21st, 2015

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Shimon Attie: Artist Residency 2015
Mark your calendars! Here are three opportunities to engage with artist Shimon Attie during his residency at Brandeis University – two artist talks and a panel discussion. All three events are free and open to the public.

LAND LORD, 2014, by Shimon Attie, Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY
Thursday, February 26, 2:00-3:20 p.m.
Israel/Palestine: Facts on the Ground
Mandel Center for the Humanities, M328 (third floor)
Artist talk. Reception to follow.

Friday, February 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Gendered and Other Memory Spaces
Goldman Schwartz 115
Artist talk.

Thursday, March 26, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Language and Landscape
Goldman Schwartz 115
Panel discussion with Shimon Attie and Joseph Wardwell, moderated by Professor Peter R. Kalb.

For more information, please contact Christine Dunant,

Upcoming Event: The Wonderful World of Synergy: Film, Television, and Walt Disney

February 14th, 2015

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Upcoming Event: Anita Sarkeesian Lecture on Gaming and Freedom of Speech

February 9th, 2015

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Sarkeesian Poster

Upcoming Event: Portuguese Cultural Heritage in South Asia

February 6th, 2015

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Please mark your calendars for the upcoming
Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies:

Portuguese Cultural Heritage in South Asia

Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Usdan International Lounge
Brandeis University

The Spring 2015 Soli Sorabjee Lecture will feature a pair of presentations by faculty from the University of Évora in Portugal on the topic of “Portuguese Cultural Heritage in South Asia”:

Speaker: Filipe Themudo Barata, Associate Professor of History at the University of Évora
Topic: “When the World was a Place of the Unknown and Vasco da Gama United the East and the West”

The first voyage of Vasco da Gama to East Africa and India took place in 1497-99. At this time, knowledge about the world was still unclear and the quest for Christians beyond the boundaries of Christendom was one of the main goals of the expedition. Another goal was to create a new Spice Route, which could withdraw the commerce monopoly that the Italian cities of Venice and Genova had at the time. The seaborne empire which was created took time to build and to settle, as this lecture will try to critically illustrate.

Speaker: João Magalhães Rocha, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Évora
Topic: “A Heritage Memory: the Portuguese Architectural Settlements on the Indian West Coast”

The accomplishment of Vasco da Gama enterprise was possible also due to the vision carried out by Afonso de Albuquerque, who became governor of Portuguese India between 1509-1515 and is the author of the real Portuguese settlement program in Indian Ocean. The lecture will present an overview of these major architectural works, many located in the cities of Goa, Damão and Diu. Moreover it will try to illustrate how these buildings represent an architectural continuity and variation from previous Portuguese constructions also in Morocco representing an advanced knowledge in engineering and constructive systems.

This event is sponsored by the Brandeis-India Initiative and the South Asian Studies Program.

This event is free and open to the public and the space is wheelchair-accessible.
A reception will precede the lecture.

Upcoming Event: Can I Get Published?

January 21st, 2015

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MTM lit agent event

Upcoming Event: Strolling in the Ruins

January 15th, 2015

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Brandeis WGS Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2015

Upcoming Event: Fame and Fortune Featuring Philip Ross Bullock

January 5th, 2015

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“Fame and Fortune: On Writing a New Life of Tchaikovsky”
Featuring Philip Ross Bullock
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303

Philip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College. He is the author of a number of books and articles on various aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian literature and music, and is currently completing a short critical life of Tchaikovsky to be published by Reaktion in 2015.

This event is sponsored by the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature

Upcoming Event: American Literature as a Transcultural Experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina

December 2nd, 2014

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