Humanities Events at NYU | Oct. 23 – Nov. 5, 2017

A selection of upcoming events at NYU within the humanities


Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises

Oct. 23, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor

Attend the opening of “Foreigner,” the Fall 2017 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Curated by Frankie Crescioni-Santoni and Thomas Saxby, the exhibit features images and a short film by photographer and filmmaker Daniel Castro Garcia.

Presented by the Gallery Space at Wagner, John Radcliffe Studio, and the Hagop Kervokian Center for Near Eastern Studies.


Colonial Copyright, Customs, and Port Cities: Intellectual Property and Material Histories

Oct. 24, 2017, 6:00 PM
244 Greene St., Room 106

The Print Culture Working Group and the Department of English invite you to a talk by Professor Isabel Hofmeyr on “Colonial Copyright, Customs, and Port Cities: Intellectual Property and Material Histories.”

Hosted by the Department of English and the Print Culture Working Group, supported by the NYU Center for the Humanities


After-Effects of the High Line

Oct. 24, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00PM
20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor

To mark the publication of Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park (Rutgers University Press), the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU is hosting a panel discussion with the book’s co-editors, cultural theorist Christoph Lindner (University of Oregon) and urban geographer Brian Rosa (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center), along with sociologist Julia Rothenberg (Queensborough Community College).

Hosted by the Urban Democracy Lab.


Latino City: Book Talk with Llana Barber

Oct. 25, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, Fourth Floor

Join Dr. Llana Barber to discuss her just-released book “Latino City” which interweaves the histories of urban crisis in U.S. cities and imperial migration from Latin America.

Hosted by Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.


Screening of “I Am Not Your Negro”

Oct. 25, 2017, 6:00 PM
244 Greene St., Room 106

Join the Undergraduate Program in English for a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” written by James Baldwin and directed by Raoul Peck. Aisha Karefa-Smart, author, educator, and James Baldwin’s niece, will introduce.

Hosted by the Department of English. Part of the Contemporary Literature Series.


Philosophy, Between Poetry and Mathematics

Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor

Alain Badiou, one of the foremost philosophers of our time, and author of the forthcoming The Immanence of Truths, (on the absolute), will discuss the situation of philosophy now. Alexander Galloway, NYU Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, will respond.

Hosted by the NYU Center for the Humanities.


Open Mic, Open Borders: A Reading Night With Brio X West 10th

Oct. 26, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 904

Prose—fiction and non-fiction,—poetry in all shapes and forms welcome. No more than 4 pages per reader. Food and refreshments will be provided. Open to undergraduate NYU students from all schools.

Hosted by BRIO: An NYU Undergraduate Comparative Literature Journal and West 10th.


Inequality, Immigration, and the Politics of Populism

Oct. 28, 2017, 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
NYU Law Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a symposium on the politics of populism, convened by the New York Review of Books Foundation, the Dan David Prize, and the Fritt Ord Foundation.

Hosted by Institute for Public Knowledge.


Indigenous Food Sovereignty Gathering

Oct. 28, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
35 W. 4th Street, 10th Floor, Room 1080

This symposium will examine the various ways that indigenous communities across the globe have engaged with, adjusted to, resisted, circumvented, and challenged these ruptures to their traditional foodways: from establishing community health centers to native gardens, from settler colonial theory to food studies and cultural history, and from anti-GMO activism to the protection of customary fishing rights.

Sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and the Native Studies Forum.


We Are Syrians

Oct. 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY

Host of The Laura Flanders Show, Laura Flanders interviews Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, and Sana Mustafa as they describe how they were forced out of Syria by a government that wanted to silence them, and how they refused to be silent.

Hosted by NYU Skirball. Part of the Skirball Talks Lecture Series.


Matter(s) of Desire: A Conversation

Oct. 30, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor

Curated by Daniel Alexander Jones (Hemi 2012 Artist in Residence), this conversation will feature Dr. David Kyuman Kim and Dr. Andreas Weber, author of Matter of Desire: An Erotic Ecology.

Hosted by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.


Esther Choi, The Nature of the Beast: Tecton and the Gorilla House at the London Zoo

Nov. 3, 2017, 12:30 – 1:45 PM
14 University Place

Two gorillas named Mok and Moina Mozissa were some of the earliest residents of modern architecture in England. This talk explores how geopolitical pressures, not too unlike the ones responsible for the Zoological Society’s formation, prompted the display of Mok and Moina’s exotic wildness in the most ‘civilised’, domesticated, and troubling circumstances of captivity.

Hosted by the Center for Experimental Humanities.

Image from Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises, Daniel Castro Garcia.