Humanities Events at NYU | Nov. 20 – Dec. 3, 2017

A selection of upcoming events at NYU within the humanities


Listening to Images

Nov. 20, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

In this book talk, Tina Campt discusses her recently published monograph Listening to Images (Duke UP, 2017) which explores a way of listening closely to photography, engaging with lost archives of historically dismissed photographs of black subjects taken throughout the African diaspora.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Program in Africana Studies.


Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present

Nov. 27, 2017, 6:30PM
La Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews

This event returns to a time and place when the concept of transparency was met with deep suspicion. It offers a panorama of postwar French thought where attempts to show the perils of transparency in politics, ethics, and knowledge led to major conceptual inventions.Transparency in Postwar France explores the work of ethicists, who proposed that individuals are transparent neither to each other nor to themselves, and philosophers, who clamored for new epistemological foundations. These thinkers’ innovations remain centerpieces for any resistance to contemporary illusions that tolerate or enable power and social coercion.

Co-sponsored by La Maison Française and the Institute of French Studies.


Being a Minority Journalist in the Age of Trump

Nov. 27, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00PM
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons

Reporters who cover the Trump Administration from the front lines tell us how they remain objective. Featuring Jim Acosta (CNN), Sabrina Siddiqui, (Guardian US), Moderated by Mohamad Bazzi (NYU).

Sponsored by NYU Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism. 


Finding Home: Family & Connections

Nov. 27, 2017, 6:00 PM
NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, New York City, Schwartz Lecture Hall E

The BLR’s Off the Page Series brings the poetry and prose published in the Bellevue Literary Review to life through performance by actors from stage and screen. Join us as we present a performance of work from our fall theme issue, “Finding Home: Family & Connections.”

Hosted by the Creative Writing Program.


Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

Nov. 28, 2017, 4:30-6:00PM
The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,70 Washington Square South, Room: 10-03

Kim Phillips-Fein will discuss her new book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017).

Hosted by the Tamiment Library. 


Historian David Oshinsky on “Bellevue: A Look Back at America’s Most Storied Hospital”

Nov. 28, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30PM
Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Jurow Lecture Hall

Oshinsky will chronicle the history of America’s oldest hospital and chart the rise of New York to the nation’s preeminent city, bringing to light the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution.

Hosted by NYU College of Arts and Science Bentson Dean’s Lecture. 


Policing Americanism: J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. and the Deportation of anti-Stalinist Radicals, 1941-1953

Nov. 30, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30PM
The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,70 Washington Square South, The Michael Quill Conference Room

As part of the Fall 2017 Cold War Center Seminar Series, John Tiplady will discuss “Policing Americanism: J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. and the Deportation of anti-Stalinist Radicals, 1941-1953.”

This seminar is sponsored by the Center for the United States and the Cold War.


Redlined Yesterday and Redlined Today: The Home Owners Loan Corporation’s Long Shadow

Nov. 30, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30PM
245 Sullivan Street, Furman Hall 330

This lecture by Jacob Faber is one of a series in the Urban Research Seminar.

Hosted by Marron Institute and NYU Furman Center.


Home Alone: On the Disappearance of Black Being

Nov. 30, 2017, 6:00PM
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor

David Marriott — poet, critic, and professor at University of California, Santa Cruz — will discuss Home Alone, an essay that serves as a further example of how blacks disappear from the world, though one possessing a particularly melancholic political quality.

Hosted by Unworking Dark Matters: Afro-Pessimism, Black Feminism and Poststructuralism, funded by the NYU Center for the Humanities.


Come prima, più di prima, t’amerò [Like Before, More Than Before, I Will Love You]

Dec. 1, 2017, 6:30PM
Casa Italiana Auditorium, 24 W 12th St

A film dedicated to the topic of HIV-positive status and AIDS, told through 16 micro-stories of youths met through the experience of Milan’s Associazione A77. They talk about discretions, fears, loneliness, anguish of death, but also about the will and the hope to keep living a normal life underlining the need to love and to be loved.

Hosted by NYU Casa Italiana 


Image: Grand Central Terminal (1929), Alfred Stieglitz