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Northeastern Humanities Center hosts interdisciplinary NEH Summer Institute

This summer, about two dozen scholars from across the country assembled at the Northeastern campus to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute exploring “Space, Place, and the Humanities.” The NEH awarded the Northeastern Humanities Center this unique opportunity to host the event through its Summer Seminars and Institutes grant program. “As a…
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Published On: September 7, 2017 |
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Announcing Sari Altschuler as Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center

    Dear Colleagues: The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is pleased to announce the appointment of Sari Altschuler as Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center. Altschuler, now Assistant Professor of English, first joined the Northeastern community in the 2016-2017 academic year as a visiting faculty member in the Department of English. She…
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Published On: September 11, 2017 |
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Congratulations to the 2017-18 Graduate Fellows & Welcome to our Visiting Scholar

Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University graduate fellows, and giving a warm welcome to our visiting scholar for the fifth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for our graduate and faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share…
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Published On: April 26, 2017 |
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The Fifth Annual Morton E. Ruderman Lecture

On Monday, March 27, dozens of students and faculty found their way to West Village F to listen to an engaging and topical conversation about modern biotechnology.  The lecture, titled “Frankenstein and the Golem: How Ancient Tales Can Inform Modern Biotechnology” was given by professor, sociologist, and bioethicist Dr. Paul Root Wolpe. The Northeastern Jewish…
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Published On: April 3, 2017 |
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Congratulations to the 2017-18 “Whose Story?” Faculty Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty 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 theme for…
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Published On: March 21, 2017 |
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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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Published On: March 20, 2017 |
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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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Published On: October 7, 2016 |
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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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Published On: April 1, 2016 |
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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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Published On: January 27, 2016 |
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Covering Atrocity: The Role of Journalists

On December 10, 2015, the “Horrific Blindness” – Genocides and Mass Atrocities from Armenia to Darfur Collaborative Research Cluster opened their meeting to the public to discuss the role of journalists in covering atrocities.  This research group is led by Natalie Bormann, associate teaching professor of political science, and Gordana Rabrenovic, associate professor of sociology and…
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Published On: January 4, 2016 |
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