On April 5, Professor Hu-Dehart was awarded the 2014 Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award by the National Association for Ethnic Studies. The award recognizes outstanding persons who demonstrate the same spirit of mentoring and commitment to students and faculty as Dr. Robert L. Perry, one of the earliest members of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and one of the first African Americans to earn a Ph.D.
On Sunday, April 6 and Monday, April 7, Brown University will host an international conference about the culture of Zionism. The conference kicks off with a keynote address by author Ronit Matalon on Zionism and literature.
Throughout both days, panel discussions and symposia will explore literature, music, visual culture, and more in the context of Jewish culture and Zionist politics. On Sunday evening, enjoy a program of concert chamber music performed by Israeli musicians.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced that Assistant Professor Jonathan Conant received the 2013-14 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship for his project The Carolingians and the Ends of Empire, ca. 795-840. This program, along with the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship , support scholars who are embarking on ambitious, large-scale research projects at critical stages in their academic careers.
The Brown-India Initiative’s biannual OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture will be delivered on March 12th and 14th by Ashis Nandy, political psychologist, social theorist, human rights activist and a major cultural critic in contemporary India. Dr. Nandy’s work focuses on the socially creative and destructive potential of human beings, and sources itself in Indian history and contemporary trends while seeking to create linkages with other countries in the Global South.