Humanities Events at NYU | Sept. 11-24, 2017

A selection of upcoming events at NYU within the humanities


Florence Vigil for Peace

Sept. 12, 2017, 6:00PM
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

A commemoration of September 11, 2001 with a celebration of peace with public readings and a candle lighting, concluding with a collective moment of silence for all victims who have lost their lives on and since September 11 and a public reaffirmation of our collective commitment to peace and the value and dignity of human life.

NYU Florence and the City of Florence


Gallery Conversation with Curator David A. Hanks

Sept. 13, 2017, 6:30PM
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East

A conversation with David A. Hanks, Curator of Partners in Design and Curator, Liliane & David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal in conjunction with the exhibition “Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson,” on view at the Grey Art Gallery.

Department of Art History


Until We Find You: The Disappeared of Ayotzinapa

Sept. 14, 2017, 6:00-8:00PM
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

The Hemispheric Institute invites you to their launch event for their new exhibition featuring Emily Pederson’s photographs of the events capturing the relentless struggle to find the 43 students who were abducted by police in Iguala in 2014.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics


Cixousversaire, A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

Sept. 14-16, 2017
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

A celebration of world renowned and revered French writer, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year.

Generous major support of the Office of the Provost, the Vice Provost for Faculty, with additional support from the Faculty of Arts and Science and NYU Center for the Humanities; La Compagnie; and the co-sponsorship of the Departments of French, Comparative Literature, German, English, and Performance Studies


The Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference

Sept. 14-15, 2017
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place

The goal of this conference is for faculty and students, at Gallatin and NYU, to engage with scholars in fields other than the natural sciences who have recently begun to mobilize their disciplinary expertise to respond to climate change.

Co-sponsored by Gallatin and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; NYU Department of Anthropology; the Health and Environmental Reporting Program; and The Climate Working Group


Constitution Day Slam

Sept. 18, 2017, 8:00PM
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for Student Life, 60 Washington Square South

Celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution by participating in a spoken word and poetry slam. Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution (September 17, 1787) and those who have become U.S. citizens.

NYU Brademas Center and NYU Government Affairs


The Scribal Mind: Textual Criticism in Antiquity

Sept. 21-22, 2017
ISAW Lecture Hall, 15 East 84th St.

In three related panels, conference participants in various fields of study will consider the conception, process, and culture of textual criticism in the ancient world with the intention of better understanding the place of scribal communities in antiquity.

Co-sponsored by Institute for the Study for the Ancient World, the NYU Center for the Humanities, the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the NYU Classics Department, and the NYU East Asian Studies Department.


Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Sept. 21, 2017, 8:30-8:00PM
Performance Studies Studio, Room 612, 721 Broadway

A discussion and celebration of the new book by Malik Gaines, with panelists Ricardo Montez, Fred Moten, and Alexandra Vasquez, with a response by Malik Gaines.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Performance Studies.


Print Culture Working Group

Sept. 22, 2017, 12:30-2PM
Berol Seminar Room, Fales Special Collections, Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South

The group will discuss the Introduction and Section Three (Chapters 7-9) in Robert Darnton’s classic book history text, The Kiss of Lamourette. Contact mc.hyland@gmail.com for a copy of the reading and to RSVP.

Supported by the NYU Center for the Humanities.

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