Entries by NYU Center for the Humanities

April 3-5, ATISA VII: The Seventh Biennial Conference of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association

ATISA VII: The Seventh Biennial Conference of the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association will be held on April 3-5, 2014.  The keynote speaker is Mona Baker of the University of Manchester who will speak on The Prefigurative Politics of Translation and Interpreting in Place-Based and Global Movements of Protest. This event is co-sponsored by […]

Humanities Ambassadors host a Forum on the Future of the Humanities

On Friday, February 21st, the Humanities Ambassadors hosted a panel of three distinguished speakers for our kickoff event in a series of public gatherings that we will organize throughout the semester. The Forum on the Future of the Humanities, which took place at Kimmel Center, welcomed Dwai Banerjee, J.M. DeLeon, and Dania Hueckmann who spoke […]

Call for Applicants for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

The Humanities Initiative and the New York Council for the Humanities announce the call for applicants for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship. The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed in partnership by The Humanities Initiative and the New York Council for the Humanities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage […]

Great New Books in the Humanities: Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive by Hala Halim

View more photos from this event “To read Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism is to learn,” panelist Mark Sanders commented, “both as the author instructs and by the reader’s own formation.” In this lively discussion of Hala Halim’s  recent book, Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive (2013) panelists explored themes such as cosmopolitanism and class, eurocentrism, colonial subalternity, and the […]

Apply now to join the leadership team of NYU’s first ever Humanities Ambassador Club for undergraduate students

Attention NYU Sophomores and Juniors: Apply now to join the leadership team of NYU’s first ever Humanities Ambassador Club for undergraduate students! With support from the Humanities Initiative at NYU, the club will organize a series of events during the Spring 2014 semester to strengthen the voice and identity of the humanities undergraduate student community, […]

Verdi’s Third Century: Italian Opera Today

An International Conference • New York University October 9-13, 2013 • Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Humanities Initiative As we approach the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), interest in his operas remains undiminished. Verdi’s music continues to travel around the world in live performances and recordings, and new technologies–from the internet […]

The Expanded field and other more fragile states of mind

Eve Meltzer reading from her new book, Systems We Have Loved: Conceptual Art, Affect, and the Antihumanist Turn (Univeristy of Chicago Press, 2013) Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6:30PM Eve Meltzer is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Art History. Her […]

“Re-Thinking Literature” Conference hosted by The Center for French Civilization and Culture

New York University’s Center for French Civilization and Culture will host “Re-Thinking Literature,” a conference that will consider the meaning and significance of “literature” today, September 19 through 21 at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [between Waverly and Washington Place]). In the fall of 1966, Johns Hopkins University hosted “The Language […]

Congratulations to Sharon Olds, Recipient of 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

The Humanities Initiative is proud to announce and celebrate the outstanding achievement of NYU Professor of English Sharon Olds, who received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection, Stag’s Leap (Alfred A. Knopf). The New York Times stated that “the poems in Stag’s Leap were written after the breakup of Ms. Olds’s 30-year […]