Events

Archived Events: Fall 2011

All events are free and open to the Tufts community



September


Friday, Sept. 16, 12pm
Center for the Humanities
48 Professors Row
*Q&A and Luncheon

A Conversation with Richard Bell
Aboriginal Australian artist and political activist, his dot art application and traditional hand stencils and cross hatching styles are used to address controversial issues in religion, politics and art.


October


Thursday, Oct 6, 5pm
Center for the Humanities
48 Professors Row
*Q&A and reception to follow

The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
Deborah Baker
Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize nominated biographer and author of In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding; A Blue Hand: The Beats in India; and The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism published this past May.

Thursday, Oct 20, 5:30pm
Pearson Hall, Room 104
62 Talbot, Avenue, Somerville
*Q&A and reception to follow

Reading and In Conversation with Ha Jin
Distinguished novelist and recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award for Waiting. His latest novel, Nanking Requiem, will be released in October 2011.

Thursday, Oct 27, 5pm
Center for the Humanities
48 Professors Row
*Q&A and reception to follow

In Conversation with Sugata Bose
Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University and author of His Majesty's Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle Against Empire.


November


Thursday, Nov 3, 5:30pm
Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Avenue
*Q&A and reception to follow

Kenzaburō Ōe In Conversation with Professor Susan Napier
Japanese novelist, essayist, and winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for literature.


December


Thursday, Dec 1, 4:30pm
Center for the Humanities
Fung House-48 Professors Row
*Q&A and reception to follow

I Am a Memory Come Alive: Nahum N. Glatzer and the Transmission of German-Jewish Learning (film)
Judith Wechsler:
Tufts Professor Emerita, former Department Chair and National Endowment for the Humanities Professor in Art and Art History, Wechsler will present a special screening of her film I Am a Memory Come Alive: Nahum N. Glatzer and the Transmission of German-Jewish Learning.

Monday, Dec 5, 10:30am
Center for the Humanities
Fung House-48 Professors Row

How the Jews Invented Jesus and Muhammad: the History of Jewish Scholarship in Islam
Susannah Heschel
Former Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT), Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism.