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


Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

“The Search for Meaning:  Survivors’ Children and Their Choice of a Life in the Law,” Rose Zoltek-Jick, Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University School of Law   “The Portraitist: Wilhelm Brasse and Photography Ethics in Auschwitz,” Alison Campbell, Gideon Klein Scholar, Northeastern University ’17, International Affairs and Political Science


Jr. Survivor Talk: Philip N. Backstrom

Anna Ornstein, M.D. Professor Emerita of Child Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Author, “My Mother’s Eyes: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl”


Bill Giessen Film Screening

“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


25th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture

“East West Street:  A Personal Account of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity” Philippe Sands, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals, University College London

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