Newhouse Center for the Humanities
The Newhouse Center for the Humanities
The mission of The Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley is to create a dynamic and cosmopolitan intellectual community that extends from Wellesley to the wider Boston area and beyond. Founded in 2004 by a generous gift from Susan Marley Newhouse ’55 and Donald Newhouse, the Suzy generates and supports innovative, world-class programming in the humanities and the arts.
Apr 21, 4–5:15 PM
Apr 28, 2:30–3:45 PMKiller Jokes: The Lasting Laughter of German Humor on Colonialism and Slavery
How does the evolution of humor shift over time? When does controversial humor become socially acceptable, and when does it cease to be acceptable? Newhouse Center fellow Veronika Fuechtner (Dartmouth College) offers an explanation.Event Date:Wednesday, April 28, 2021 -2:30pm to 3:45pm
May 6, 2:30–3:45 PMWhen Good Artists Do Bad Things
What should we do, think, and feel when artists we love do terrible things? Should work be available for consumption, or should it be “canceled?” Wellesley’s Erich Matthes offers an argument based on his ongoing research.Event Date:Thursday, May 6, 2021 -2:30pm to 3:45pm