College of Humanities

Events

Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Classical Rabbinic Interpretations in Rembrandt’s Biblical Scenes

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Rembrandt's David

Rembrandt, the great 17th century Dutch Calvinist artist, is famous for his portraits; but he also painted or etched many images of biblical stories.   Do his scenes from the Hebrew Bible reveal a pattern of borrowing from sophisticated rabbinic interpretations in the Talmud and Midrash?  Jerry Rabow will consider the evidence by examining some prominent artworks by Rembrandt together with their related biblical texts and ancient and medieval commentaries. Read more

Science, Race and Racism: BUILD PODER's 2nd Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Science, Race, Racism | Weds. Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. - !2:30 p.m. at the Northridge Center

BUILD PODER is proud to present it's 2nd annual conference: Science, Race and Racism. This is a day-long event featuring a student poster session, presentations by two respected scholars, and a dynamic and social justice art installation from Alex Ojeda, MOSAIC mentors and mentees. Read more

Translating Yu Hua, Presented by Professor Allan Barr

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Allan Barr

Yu Hua (1960-), the author of To Live, Brothers, and China in Ten Words, is one of China’s best-known living authors. It is thirty years since he first began to make an impact on the Chinese literary world and twenty years since his first collection of stories in English translation was published; now is a good moment to take stock of the factors shaping the reception of his work by a Western audience.  Read more

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