Humanities Center News

Congratulations to the 2017-18 “Whose Story?” Faculty Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty and graduate fellows selected for the fifth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 9 faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community.  The…
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Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration Speakers Contend with Suffering, Survival

January 24, 2017 by Molly Callahan Published by News@Northeastern When Rose Zoltek-Jick set out to write her keynote address for Monday’s Holocaust commemoration, she purposefully left herself out. The Northeastern law professor soon found, however, that the address—titled “The Search for Meaning: Survivors’ Children and Their Choice of a Life in the Law”—was inextricably tied…
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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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Humanities Center Events


NU Writer’s Week

NU Writers’ Week (March 20th – 26th) brings together students, faculty, staff, and the Boston community to feature and support the wide-range of voices and types of writing present in our community. This week-long celebration of writing will include a variety of interactive events, including workshops and panels with the goal of making all writing inclusive….
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“Frankenstein and the Golem: How ancient tales can inform modern biotechnology,” lecture by Dr. Paul Root Wolpe

How do societies think about regulating and controlling new, powerful advances in biotechnology?  One way is to encourage scientists to think about science as an ethical activity, to use their moral compass in their work.  In this talk, we compare the Jewish legend of the Golem and Mary Shelley’s story of Frankenstein, and their different…
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Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame and Regret to Integrity and Joy with Author Peggy Ornstein

Girls & Sex: Navigating from Shame and Regret to Integrity and Joy Book Talk and Discussion with Author Peggy Orenstein March 29, 2017 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Curry Student Center, Room 318-322 Join WGSS and co-sponsors in welcoming New York Times best-selling author Peggy Ornstein to campus to read from and discuss her latest book, Girls…
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Faculty Works-in-Progress: Timothy Hoff

Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in 909 Renaissance Park “Preserving the Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Age of Corporatized Medicine” Timothy Hoff  Professor of Management, Health Care Systems, and Public Policy D’Amore-McKim School of Business School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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