It is with great sadness that the Institute for Research in the Humanities notes the passing of one of its former senior fellows, Rachel Brenner (1946-2021). Rachel, a long-time member of the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies, was a major scholar of modern Hebrew literature, and a beloved teacher of UW-Madison students for many years. She was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities from 2008 to 2013.
Center for the Humanities Friday Lunch Talk on Feb. 26th, 2021 will be given by Tanya Tiffany, IRH UW System Fellow. The virtual lecture titled “Humbleness and Opulence: Velázquez’s Genre Scenes and Elite Material Culture in Seventeenth-Century Spain” requires a reservation to attend.
“Humanities Education for Anti-racism Literacy (HEAL) in the Sciences and Medicine” receives Mellon Grant.
The IRH would like to congratulate Francine Hirsch (incoming IRH Senior Fellow 2021-2025) on her ASIL Book Award for her book, Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II (Oxford University Press, 2020).
The IRH would like to congratulate Aparna Dharwadker (IRH Resident Fellow 2016-2017) Patrick Iber (incoming IRH Resident Fellow 2021-2022) on being awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants.
IRH Director Steven Nadler is pleased to announce nine new Resident and REI Fellows (2021-2022).
Simon Newman’s research addressing the University of Glasgow’s historical links with slavery and program of reparative justice help earn the university the title of UK University of the Year.
IRH Director Steven Nadler is pleased to announce four new Senior Fellows (2021-2025).