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


Faculty Works-in-Progress: Humanities Center Fellows Group

Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:30 – 5 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park Humanities Center Fellows Group “Inclusions and Exclusions” Featuring: Sarah Jackson, Communications Studies Katherine Luongo, Department of History Patrick Mullen, Department of English Sana Tannoury-Karam, Department of History Liza Weinstein, Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Holocaust Awareness Week: Commemoration

Join us for a commemoration program. Speakers:  Rose Zoltek-Jick, Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University School of Law, “The Search for Meaning: Survivors’ Children and Their Choice of a Life in the Law” And Alison Campbell, Gideon Klein Scholar, Northeastern University ’17, International Affairs and Political Science, “The Portraitist: Wilhelm Brasse and Photography Ethics in Auschwitz”…
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Holocaust Awareness Week: Survivor Presentation

          Anna Ornstein is a Holocaust survivor. After emigrating to the U.S., she seldom spoke of the experiences she suffered while a young girl. Twenty-five years ago, at the family Seder gathering, her family asked for a story from her past. In an evocative, understated passage, she shared a bit of…
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Holocaust Awareness Week: Bill Giessen Film Screening

                  Screening of the movie “What Our Fathers Did:  A Nazi Legacy,” followed by a Q&A session with Philippe Sands, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals, University College London, moderated by Natalie Bormann, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Political Science. RSVP is…
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