March 3rd, 2014
Lunch in Twelve Languages: March 11 at noon in Sherman Function Hall
The Division of Humanities and the Foreign Language Oversight Committee, with support from the Provost’s office and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite all members of the Brandeis Community (students, faculty and staff) to experience and celebrate the linguistic diversity of Brandeis. At noon on March 11, speakers of twelve languages taught or widely spoken at Brandeis will gather under one roof in Sherman Function Hall. Individual language tables will host speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. Participants need not stay for the entire hour but are asked to speak only the language of a specific table during your visit. People who speak several languages are welcome to migrate from table to table. Speakers of all levels of proficiency are welcome!
Participants are asked to sign in at your chosen language table to receive a voucher for the buffet lunch. While the amount of food is limited, we encourage late arrivals to bring your own lunch fare to the table of your choice. We are hoping that this event will jump-start some regular language-table conversations in our dining halls or elsewhere on campus.
February 27th, 2014
Steve Dowden and Sabine von Mering invite you to join in a conversation on “Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature, Art, and Thought,” a public discussion sponsored by the DAAD and the Max Kade Foundation. The three-day colloquium is a collaborative project between the Center for European Studies and the Goethe Institut Boston. It will take place at on beginning Thursday evening,March 13 at 170 Beacon St. in Boston with a keynote address by German novelist Felicitas Hoppe. For a full schedule please visit the website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/bos/ver/en12179337v.htm
February 27th, 2014
February 27th, 2014
The Richard Saivetz ’69 Annual Memorial Architectural Symposium
Friday, April 4, 2014
Chair: Prof. Talinn Grigor, Department of Fine Arts, Brandeis University
Prof. Tamara I. Sears, The Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art, Yale University
Title: Wandering the Wilderness Between Temple and Town: Architecture and Landscape in Medieval Madhya Pradesh
Prof. Alka Patel, Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine
Title: An Empire between India and Iran: the Ghurids of Afghanistan, 1150-1215
Prof. Sussan Babaie, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Title: Architecture and the Mobility of Taste: Nadir Shah’s Spoils from Delhi
Prof. Elizabeth Dean Hermann, Division of Architecture and Design, Rhode Island School of Design
February 27th, 2014
Invitation to an exciting panel discussion:1914 and the History of the Middle East
Reassessing the First World War and Its Impact on the Region
March 20, 2014
Heller Building, Room 163
Join us for in-depth discussion on how new findings have changed our understanding of World War I and how the war dramatically transformed the Middle East.New Understandings of the Great War: The Causes, Course and Consequences
- Paul Jankowski, Raymond Ginger Professor of History at Brandeis University
- Stephen Van Evera, Ford International Professor in the Political Science Department at MITThe Impact of World War I on the Middle East
- Cyrus Schayegh, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University
- Asher Kaufman, Associate Professor of History and Peace Studies at the University of Notre DameMiddle Eastern refreshments will be servedCo-Sponsors: Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Department of History, Department of Politics, and Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
February 26th, 2014
We invite you to attend our Scholars Seminar, Friday February 28th at 12:00pm. We will hear from *Hillel Cohen*, visiting professor at New York University and research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University.
“Can One Write the History of the Conflict without Lying? The Hevron Massacre (1929)”
Scholars Seminar with Hillel Cohen
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Schusterman conference room
The Schusterman Scholars Seminar is made up of doctoral students focussing on Israel Studies and related faculty. We would like to include graduate students and faculty from the History department.
If you are interested in attending, kindly reply to email@example.com, with thanks.
Following are his recommended readings and a short bio:
1) Philip Mattar, “The Role of the Mufti of Jerusalem in the Political Struggle over the Western Wall, 1928-29″, *Middle Eastern Studies*, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan., 1983), pp. 104-118 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4282925
2) Short review of Mattar’s book *The Mufti of Jerusalem*, by Michael Cohen, The International History Review, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug., 1989), pp. 590-592. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40106073
*Hillel Cohen*, born 1961 in Jerusalem, is a scholar who studies and writes about Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. He is a Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a senior lecturer at the university. Cohen is especially familiar with east Jerusalem, and he published extensively on the Palestinian internal refugees and on the 1948 war. His publications include: *The Present Absentee: Palestinian Refugees in Israel Since 1948 *(Hebrew, Arabic), *Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Services and the Israeli Arabs* (Hebrew, Arabic, English), *Army of Shadows, Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948* (2004 Hebrew, 2008 English), and *The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem* (2007 Hebrew, 2011 English).
February 11th, 2014
Jane Kamensky and Sue Lanser invite you to join us for “Limits of Revolution,” a public panel discussion sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Rethinking the Age of Revolution: Rights, Representation, and the Global Imaginary.” Featuring Christopher Brown, Suzanne Desan, and Malick Ghachem, the panel will take place on Thursday, February 27 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room (303). Please see the attached poster for further details and our website, brandeis.edu/revolutions, for more information about the seminar and its public events.
February 11th, 2014
ECS Spring 2014 Lecture
Wednesday, March 26 – 2:00 P.M. – location Mandel Center Reading Room 303
“Reading Franz Rosenzweig’s Little Book,” by Hilary Putnam, Professor of Philosophy emeritus, Harvard University – co-sponsored by the History of Ideas Program.
November 11th, 2013
Farber Computer Cluster, Farber Library, November 14, 12-1
Taught by John Burt, Department of English
Maintaining a bibliography can be a complicated and tedious task. BibTeX, and its younger cousin biber, are designed to simplify this task. With these tools you make a database of whatever entries you might imagine needing. When you write and article or a book, BibTeX will search that database for whatever you happen to cite, and construct a bibliography for you in whatever style you need. It includes all of the traditional styles (MLA, Chicago, APA, and so forth), and many periodicals post files on their web to format BibTeX bibliographies in their house format. BibTeX and its siblings will also manage your in-line citations, in whatever form your text required, with all of the flexibility you might ask for.
BibTeX bibliographies can be created directly with any text editor since they are written in ASCII (or unicode). Some LaTeX-oriented text editors (such as AlphaX or Aquamacs) provide forms to hold your hand as you make BibTeX entries. But management of bibliography databases is easier still with Bibdesk. (Bibdesk runs on the Mac, but similar programs are available in the Windows world, and familiar reference managers like Endnote and Zotero can export in BibTeX format.)
Bibdesk, which is available for free and included in the TeXLive distribution most TeX users already have, is a bibliographic management tool for BibTeX databases. It is much more, however, than a friendly user interface for entering BibTeX records. Bibdesk is designed to connect to such databases as the Library of Congress catalogue and the Web of Science, and can import records from them. I have found that it can also import bibliographic records from the Brandeis Library Onesearch, and from databases Brandeis subscribes to, such as JSTOR, EBSCO and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. You can also use Bibdesk as a “textbase,” annotating articles for later use as you you read them. Finally, you can attach the article itself to your database, so you can use BibTeX to keep local copies of your research materials organized.
Although Bibdesk is designed to make BibTeX bibliographies for use in LaTeX documents, it can export files in Endnote and some other formats, and applescripts exist to import BibTeX bibliographies into Word documents, although the process is nontrivial.
For more information contact John Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 11th, 2013
HiSP! Hispanic Studies presents
a reading by Richard BlancoThursday, November 21 at 5:00 pm
Presentation Room, Carl & Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center
Richard Blanco joined a select group that includes Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander when Barack Obama chose him to be the fifth inaugural poet in history. Both a professional engineer as well as a poet engineer, Blanco is the author of four collections of poetry, City of a Hundred Fires (1998), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett National Poetry Prize; Nowhere But Here (2004); Directions to The Beach of the Dead (2005), winner of the PEN/American Center Beyond Margins Award; and Looking for The Gulf Motel (2012). Beacon Press will publish his For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey on November 19, 2013.
Blanco will sign copies of his books—which will be available for sale, including For All of Us, One Today—after the reading.
Office of the Provost
Office of Students and Enrollment
Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Latin American and Latino Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies
Latin America /Caribbean Development Group at the Heller School
Students of Color Diversity Group at the Heller
Free and open to the public. Parking for the event will be available in the theatre lot (yellow). For more information please see http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/roms/events/index.html or call Romance Studies 781-736-3232.