Humanities Center News

Acting Director, New Associate Director For Humanities Center

With Humanities Center Director Lori Lefkovitz on sabbatical, the Center is pleased to introduce Laura Green as Acting Director for Fall 2016.  A member and former chair (2009-2015) of the department of English, Laura specializes in Victorian literature, the novel, and gender and literature.  She is co-chair of the Victorian Literature and Culture Seminar at…
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Congratulations to the 2016-17 “Inclusions and Exclusions” Faculty and Graduate Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty and graduate fellows selected for the fourth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 7 faculty fellows and 2 graduate fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with…
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Northeastern kicks-off Holocaust Awareness Week with heartrending presentation

  January 26, 2016 by Jason Kornwitz Published by News@Northeastern “The images sear them­selves into your heart and soul,” said Jef­frey Burds, asso­ciate pro­fessor of his­tory at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “They bring you to a cer­tain level of consciousness.” It was Monday, and Burds was giving a slideshow pre­sen­ta­tion at Northeastern’s Holo­caust Com­mem­o­ra­tion in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater,…
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Humanities Center Events


“Jews, Palestinians, and Israel: Three Historiographies, Three Moralities, and Three Roadmaps”

Professor Chaim Gans, a prize-winning Israeli political philosopher, will draw upon his most recent book, A Political Theory for the Jewish People, to outline three competing approaches to Zionism, and will explain how these different approaches produce different roadmaps for future relationships between Jews and Palestinians in Israel/Palestine, and between Jews in Israel and world Jewry..
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Faculty Works-in-Progress: Anthony Braga

Anthony Braga, Director, Distinguished Professor, School of Crimonology and Criminal Justice
“Race, Legitimacy, and Proactive Policing”
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park..
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“When Elephants Fight” Film Screening

  Please join us the for a presentation and discussion by campaign director J.D. Steir on the subject of mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo and ensuing violence for the third event in the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series Please RSVP and find more information for this event HERE


Perspectives on Jewish Life in Germany Today

The opening reception of “Jewish Life in Germany Today” Join Rabbi Ron Fish, Journalist Toby Axelrod, and Professor Peter Wiederspahn for a conversation about perspectives on Jewish life in Germany today.

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