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Tadler Center for the Humanities

The Tadler Center for the Humanities was founded in 2018 to support interdisciplinary research, writing, and teaching in the humanities. The Center hosts public lectures, seminars, conferences and colloquia by visiting artists, writers, and scholars. It also offers funding for faculty projects, including the annual Tadler fellowship, as well as scholarships for outstanding students of the humanities. The Center's mission is to support engagement with the arts and humanities at the College and in the wider community. By bringing together students, faculty, and visiting scholars, the Center enriches the intellectual life of the college and links humanistic research to the public good.

The Tadler Center for the Humanities Events

  • Upcoming Events

    2023

    20 April; Keise Laymon

    Speaking about his work, including bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir

    4 April; Carolyn Cooke

    Speaking about her most recent book, Amor and Psycho, as well as some of her other works

    8 February; Phoebe Potts

    Speaking about her most recent book, Too Fat for China

    February; Alex Marvar and January O’Neill

    A discussion of Emmett Till, including Marvar’s recent essay and O’Neill’s poetry about his life

    https://gen.medium.com/the-unfinished-story-of-emmett-tills-final-journey-dba0fcd4f358

  • Past Events

    2022

    12 October; Laugh it Out III: Comedy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Bethany Van Delft hosts a comedian showcase about issues of race, queerness, and inclusion

    29 September; Fish Tales, by the Gloucester Writers Center

    students and professors tell their own personal stories on the theme "Song"

    23 September; Fernande Tohme

    economics and philosophy

    23 September; Julian Aguon and Joanna Kreilick, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists

    speaks on the themes of climate change and environmental justice

    12 September; Young Vo

    discusses new book, The 5 Things I've Learned So Far

    11 May; Elizabeth Matelski awarded Tadler Fellowship

    21 April; Imani Perry

    discusses new book, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

    12 April; Alex Gino

    Part of Endicott’s inaugural PRIDE celebration, reads from new book, Melissa

    30 March; Christine Schutt

    gives public reading of extracts from Pure Hollywood (2018) and visited Elizabeth Winthrop’s classes

    1 March; January Gill O’Neil and Alexandra Marvar

    Emmett Till

    2021

    15 April; Nancy Sherman

    speaks on her new book Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience

    2020

    6 October; Kate Bolick

    Discusses her new book Spinster

    18 February; Christine Schutt

    gives public reading of extracts from Pure Hollywood (2018) and visited Elizabeth Winthrop’s classes

    2019

    15 October; Phil DeLoria

    delivered a lecture on "The American Indian in American Popular Culture”

    28 February; Jill Lepore

    staff writer for The New Yorker and Harvard historian, discussed "The Rise and Fall of the Fact"

    2018

    8 November; Charlotte Gordon

    Tadler Center inaugural event/lecture on Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley

    9 October; Kate Bolick

    discussed Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own

Phoebe Potts

FEBRUARY 8, 2022, 6 PM, VPAC

Too Fat for China follows Phoebe Potts, comic storyteller and professional Jew, as she tries, fails and eventually succeeds to adopt a baby. After a US adoption goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle class white lady in the business of adopting babies in the US and internationally. Potts’ tragicomic journey is about looking for more, more love, more life and more family and will do anything to get it, including having her morals and values fold in on themselves.

Carolyn Cooke

APRIL 4, 2023

Author of two collections of short fiction and a novel, Carolyn Cooke’s most recent book, Amor and Psycho, was named one of the ten best books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly. Her novel, Daughters of the Revolution, was named one of the ten best books of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle and one of the Reviewers' Favorite novels of that year by The New Yorker Magazine. Her debut collection of fiction, The Bostons (Houghton Mifflin), was a winner of the PEN/ Bingham Award, a finalist for the PEN/L.L. Winship Award, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. She also directs the interdisciplinary MFA Programs at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Kiese Laymon

APRIL 20, 2023, 5PM, ROSE THEATER -- BOOKS FOR SALE AFTERWARDS

Kiese Laymon, MacArthur Fellow and award-winning author of the groundbreaking essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and the genre-defying novel Long Division, will be speaking about his work, including his beststelling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir.
  • About

    The Tadler Center for the Humanities was founded in 2018 to support interdisciplinary research, writing, and teaching in the humanities. The Center hosts public lectures, seminars, conferences and colloquia by visiting artists, writers, and scholars. It also offers funding for faculty projects, including the annual Tadler fellowship, as well as scholarships for outstanding students of the humanities. The Center's mission is to support engagement with the arts and humanities at the College and in the wider community. By bringing together students, faculty, and visiting scholars, the Center enriches the intellectual life of the college and links humanistic research to the public good.

    Mission Statement 

    The Tadler Center for the Humanities fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching that is relevant to current concerns at local, national, and international levels. Humanities scholarship plays a vital role in preserving and extending the values of compassion, understanding, creativity, and democracy in the contemporary world and is also a core element of Endicott College’s commitment to applied liberal arts learning and community engagement.

    By encouraging dialogue, critical analysis, and rigorous inquiry, the Center supports bold and innovative work by scholars and students in humanities disciplines bridging knowledge, creativity, and action.

  • People
    Executive Advisory Board:

    Charlotte Gordon, Director, Tadler Center; Distinguished Professor of Humanities
    Elizabeth Wintrop, Assistant Director
    Rachel Taylor, Administrator
    Samuel Alexander, Faculty Department Lead, Associate Professor   
    Anna Suranyi, Professor, History   
    Elizabeth Matelski, Associate Professor, History   
    Mark Herlihy, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Communication, & Humanities     
    Semahagn Abebe, Assistant Professor 
     
  • Funding

    The Tadler Center supports Endicott faculty in all phases of their careers by providing funding for research, creative and interdisciplinary projects, guest speakers, innovative programming and an annual fellowship.

     

    Tadler Fellowship

    This annual award provides one full time faculty member with a course release in the fall semester and research funding on a case by case basis.  Proposals should reflect the Tadler Center’s core commitment to creativity, excellence, and inclusivity, as well as an active, innovative engagement with the humanities at the college and in the broader community. We are particularly interested in projects that support our core values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Applications for Fall 2023 are due February 1, 2023.

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    Tadler Research & Programming Fund

     

    The Tadler Center is committed to supporting programming and research in the humanities at the college. Faculty and students are invited to apply for funding for speakers, colloquia, research, internships, and travel.  Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, based upon the originality and quality of applicants’ research proposals, as well as the availability of funds. 

     

     

    Tadler Student Scholarship

     

    The Tadler Center sponsors scholarships for outstanding students in the humanities. For more info, please contact The Office of Financial Aid.