Themes, Events & Research Groups

Research Groups

Transnational Studies Working Group
Transnational Studies responds to a new consensus among a growing number of academics that the categories used to study social practices, identity construction (racial, queer, or otherwise) and historical causation need to be reconsidered and revised. Learn more >

CHAT Spring 2016 Events

*All events are free, and open to the Tufts community and public


Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 5:30 pm
Center for the Humanities
Fung House- 48 Professors Row

Coit-Phelps Lecture in the Humanities
The Untold Story of Nazi Stolen Art
Charles Dellheim

Charles Dellheim's chief publications in modern British history include "The Face of the Past: The Preservation of the Medieval Inheritance in Victorian England", "The Disenchanted Isle: Mrs. Thatcher's Capitalist Revolution", and "The Creation of a Company Culture: Cadburys, 1861-1931." He is currently writing a book that provides a historical perspective on Nazi art looting by telling the story of a circle of art dealers, collectors, and critics who became pivotal figures in the art world. Between 2001 and 2009 he served as Boston University History Department chair, and in 2010 became Director of the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College at Boston University.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 5:30 pm
The Granoff Family Hillel Center
220 Packard Avenue- Medford, MA 02155

Distinguished Writers Series
The Hilltop: A Reading and Discussion
Assaf Gavron

*Co-Sponsored by Tufts Hillel and the Tufts Hebrew Program

Assaf Gavron is the author of five novels (The Hilltop, Ice, Moving, Almost Dead, and Hydromania); a collection of short stories (Sex in the Cemetery); and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews (Eating Standing Up). His fiction has been adapted for the stage in Israel's national theatre, and optioned for movies. He is the recipient of several awards including the Bernstein Prize for The Hilltop, the Israeli Prime Minister's Creative Award for Authors, the Buch Fur die Stadt in Germany and the Prix Courrier International in France. As a translator of fiction, Gavron is responsible for the highly-regarded English-to-Hebrew translations of J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, and Jonathan Safran Foer's novels, among others.

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