Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them

Old South Meeting House 310 Washington St, Boston, MA

Join City Archaeologist Joe Bagley as he reveals the oldest surviving buildings in Boston in Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them, the first book to do so. This book and presentation will appeal to nonarchitects and those new to historic preservation. The buildings span multiple uses from homes to churches and warehouses to […]

Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Book talk at American Jewish University (Los Angeles) In his recent book, Charles Dellheim reveals how Jewish art dealers changed the fate of the modern art world. Belonging and Betrayal chronicles a fascinating untold story of a small number of eminent Jewish art dealers and collectors who played a pivotal role in the migration of works […]

Belonging and Betrayal

Virtual

VIRTUAL PANEL: The Advocates: The Parthenon Marbles Debate In partnership with the English Speaking Union and the Greek Consulate with Cassandra Albinson, Joan Breton Connelly, Charles Dellheim, Michael Dukakis, Millette Gaifman, Joseph Hern, Elizabeth Marlowe, Carol Scollans When the Parthenon fell into ruins in 1801, a British ambassador with permission from the Ottoman Empire preserved about half of the sculptures and then later sold […]

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

Virtual

Tower Hill Botanic Garden presents Michael Wojtech online to discuss "The Growth of Trees: A Journey Through Times." A limited number of participants can register to join Michael outside at Tower Hill on October 9, 10:30 – 12:00. Visit the Tower Hill Calendar to register for either the live webinar or live webinar & field […]

The Book Smugglers

iRead Book Club: The Book Smugglers Join us for a book discussion led by Museum historians and educators. This session, we will discuss The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis by David E. Fishman. The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of residents of the Vilna Ghetto during the […]

Pain and Shock in America

Virtual

Join us for a book launch of Jan Nisbet's Pain and Shock in America: Politics, Advocacy, and the Controversial Treatment of People with Disabilities. This is the first book on the Judge Rotenberg Center and their use of painful interventions to control the behavior of children and adults with disabilities. This event will include an […]

Come and Hear: What I saw in my seven-and-a-half-year journey through the Talmud

Virtual

A SECULAR TALMUDIC: RECONNECTING WITH JEWISH TRADITION Imagine reading a page of Talmud every single day for more than seven years. Not just reading it, the way you skim quickly through a mystery novel. Studying it, deciphering it, searching for hidden meanings. Then imagine doing all that if you are unabashedly secular. Poet and literary […]

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Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA) will host an evening talk with Charles Dellheim about his new book. Since the late 1990’s the fate of Nazi stolen art has become a cause célèbre, a controversial issue that has attrated a great deal of public attention. In his new book, Belonging and Betrayal, Professor Charles Dellheim reveals how […]

Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Jews and Modern Art Charles Dellheim What did Jews contribute to the modern art movement? Was modernism essentially Jewish? How did Jewish outsiders come to acquire so many modern masterpieces? Boston University history professor and author Charles Dellheim explores these questions, illuminates new findings about the role of Jewish art collectors, artists, and gallerists in […]

Come and Hear: What I Saw in My Seven-and-a-half-year Journey Through the Talmud

Virtual

Kehillat Israel is excited to welcome author Adam Kirsch for a conversation with Rabbi William Hamilton on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30PM on Zoom. The event is in conjunction with Brandeis University Press in honor of Kirsch's important new book, Come and Hear: What I Saw in My Seven-and-a-half-year Journey Through the Talmud. Kirsch is […]

Transmitting Jewish History: In Conversation with Sylvie Anne Goldberg

Virtual

The Streicker Center will host Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Elisheva Carlebac, and Alexander Kaye as they discuss Transmitting Jewish History, a new book that paints a revealing portrait of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, a giant of history, bringing together exceptional material on Yerushalmi’s personal and intellectual journeys that not only attests to the astonishing breakthrough of the issues […]

Katie Fallon, Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird

  Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States Turkey and Black Vultures may be increasing in number. Based on Katie Fallon’s recent book, this fun presentation […]

Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Jews and Modern Art Charles Dellheim What did Jews contribute to the modern art movement? Was modernism essentially Jewish? How did Jewish outsiders come to acquire so many modern masterpieces? Boston University history professor and author Charles Dellheim explores these questions, illuminates new findings about the role of Jewish art collectors, artists, and gallerists in […]

Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene

Virtual

Join author Nancy Langston and Brian Donahue, associate professor for Environmental Studies at Brandeis, for a book discussion about climate change and human impact on three  species in the U.S. Great Lakes region. In her book “Climate Ghosts,” environmental historian Langston researches the three so-called “ghost species” in the Great Lakes watershed—woodland caribou, common loons, […]

Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene

Join authorNancy Langston (distinguished professor of Environmental History at Michigan Technological University) and Brian Donahue (associate professor for Environmental Studies at Brandeis) for a book discussion about climate change and human impact on three species in the U.S. Great Lakes region. This program is co-sponsored by the Brandeis University Press and the Brandeis Alumni Association. Sign up HERE.    

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