Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center at Brown University is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.

Symposium: The Colonial Archive

Second in a series of annual events organized by the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive, the Colonial Archive Symposium is dedicated to the question of the relationship between colonialism and the order of knowledge.

Friday, September 19, 2014
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall, 305
172 Meeting Street  

Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University)
Natalie Zemon Davis (University of Toronto)
Nupur Mathur  (Artist/Researcher)
Bathsheba Okwenje, (Artist/Researcher)
Itohan Osayimwese (Brown University)
Elisa Giardina Papa (Brown University/RISD)
Ann Laura Stoler (New School)

(Distributed August 20, 2014)

Family Weekend Event: A Pivotal Moment for Women Worldwide

Pop star Beyoncé declares that girls "Run The World" and stands proudly onstage with the word "Feminist" in 40-foot-tall flashing lights – but attacks on women's empowerment continue. As the U.S. Supreme Court inches inexorably closer to its next landmark case on women's rights and health care, and the United Nations moves toward establishment of its next global development agenda, women worldwide face a moment of historic opportunity – and formidable challenges.

Please join the Pembroke Center Associates and Nancy Northup'81, P'16, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, who will share her perspective from the front lines about what the future may hold. 

Friday, October 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street

(Distributed July 1, 2014)


The 2015-16 Pembroke Research Seminar will be lead by Joan Copjec, Professor of Modern Culture and Media.  The seminar will explore the historical emergence of fatigue across a number of fields: military history; psychoanalysis; philosophy; neuroscience; social and political theory and history; art, film, and literature; capitalist ideology. Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are now being accepted.  Apply now. 

(Distributed May 31, 2014)

Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty

The 2014-15 Pembroke Research Seminar, led by Marc Redfield, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, will focus on "Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty".  The seminar will explore the topic of the beautiful from many disciplinary and discursive perspectives.

(Distributed May 28, 2014)
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