Jason Stanley presents on ‘How Fascism Works,’ linguistic philosophy

Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, visited Tufts yesterday to speak with Annie Pfeifer’s class “Facism: Then and Now” and give a lecture through the Center for the Humanities at Tufts entitled “Ignorance in the Age of Information.” Stanley is known for his scholarship surrounding the philosophy of language and how language intersects with politics. […]

Kamran Rastegar named new director of Center for the Humanities

Kamran Rastegar, professor of Arabic and comparative literature in the Department of International Literary and Visual Studies (ILVS), is the new director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) after serving as interim director last semester. The former director, Lisa Lowe, was on leave last semester and now teaches at Yale University. According […]

Alain Baidou responds to Trump’s election, encourages revolt against current system

French philosopher Alain Badiou spoke about President-elect Donald Trump’s election and theorized about what that means for the state of democracy and capitalism during a lecture last night in the ASEAN Auditorium. Over 120 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Center for the Humanities at Tufts and the Toupin-Bolwell Fund. During the talk, […]

Commemorating end of WWII, Last Folio exhibits neglected part of Holocaust

Past and present blend together in a display of lived history currently located in the downstairs Koppelman Family Gallery of the Aidekman Arts Center. The exhibit, “Last Folio,” is a collaborative effort by photographer Yuri Dojc and media producer and documentarian Katya Krausova. Using three types of media — photography, film and a published book — the project depicts […]

Mellon grant to fund new professors

Tufts received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation this past June to fund four Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorships in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) that focus on interdisciplinary studies. Two proposals have already been accepted for the grant, and the new hires will begin next fall.   The $1.43 million grant […]