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.

What Counts as Interesting Writing in Art History?

Pembroke Research Lecture by James Elkins
Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
6:00 pm  Pembroke Hall 305

(Distributed November 16, 2014)

March 5-6: Exploring the Legacy of Louise Lamphere v. Brown University

Brown University Anthropology Department, 1970-71.Brown University Anthropology Department, 1970-71.To mark Brown’s 250th anniversary, the Pembroke Center re-examines Louise Lamphere v. Brown University, the landmark class action case that in 1975 charged Brown with sex discrimination and set in motion a chain of events that changed the face of the university. Programs include an exhibit in Pembroke Hall, a public roundtable hosted by President Christina H. Paxson with women who have been presidents of major universities, and a symposium exploring feminist change and the university.

(Distributed November 15, 2014)

Seed Grants of up to $10,000 for Brown Faculty - Applications Due April 1

The Pembroke Center’s competitive seed grant program supports collaborative research initiatives that involve Brown faculty from the humanities, social sciences, creative arts, and health sciences. In keeping with the Pembroke Center’s intellectual mission, these research initiatives will examine intersecting dimensions of difference such as gender, sexuality, generation, work, class, race, ethnicity, language, citizenship, and religion.

Please click here for application guidelines.

(Distributed November 14, 2014)

Pembroke Center Associates Regional Event: I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

A discussion with author Leora Tanenbaum ‘91

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm
Hosted by Amy Finn Binder ’77, P’02, P’09 and Ava Seave ’77
New York, NY (midtown)

Young women today are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts," caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages. How can they be sexy without being slutty?  And how did they get in this bind to begin with?

(Distributed November 14, 2014)

Pembroke Center Student Research Grant Recipients

The Pembroke Center has awarded seven research grants to students pursuing honors theses and dissertations in a variety of fields, including:  Africana Studies, History, Modern Culture and Media, International Relations, Science and Technology Studies, Health and Human Biology, and American Studies.

Read detailed descriptions of the research projects here.

Student prizes to be awarded in MaySee nomination details here.

(Distributed November 14, 2014)

2015-16 Pembroke Research Seminar, "Fatigue"

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.

(Distributed November 13, 2014)
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