Humanities Events at NYU | Feb. 19 – March 4, 2018

A selection of upcoming events at NYU within the humanities

After Now: Navigating Life After Prison

Feb. 20 6:00PM

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York, NY, 10003

After Now (2018), a documentary short film, captures the joys and challenges of navigating life after prison, and the ways that incarceration touches us all. Featuring Joshua Barreto (NYU Prison Education Program Alumnus; Documentary Participant), Raechel Bosch (Co-Director and Cinematographer, After Now), Carlos Evans (NYU Prison Education Program Alumnus; Documentary Participant), Earl Neal (NYU Prison Education Program Alumnus; Documentary Participant). Moderated by Thuy Linh Tu (Co-Director, After Now). Co-Sponsor: NYU Prison Education Program

Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and NYU Prison Education Program.

Keywords for Latina/o Studies: Book Discussion and Celebration

Feb. 22 6:00PM

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

A book discussion and celebration for Keywords for Latina/o Studies. This event is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments.

Sponsored by NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

Annual South Asia Conference

Feb. 23 – 24 9:00AM-70:00PM

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Our tenth annual NYU Global South Asia conference theme is “Justice on the Move.”  The conference will be held at the Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor), on 23-24 February, 2018.  We will be focusing from a range of perspectives on interactions of justice and movement in South Asia, where the term “movement” evokes both mobility and mobilization, at many levels of scale, from the local to global. Justice struggles are ever present in South Asia, from social movements to legislative assemblies, court rooms to street protests, classrooms to NGO debates, newspapers to film, public and private, inside and outside the domains of official politics, audible in some registers and faint in others. In bringing together justice and movement, we want to foreground how justice travels within and across borders in and around South Asia, as ideas and ideals, as repertoires of practice, as solidarities and antagonisms, as expertise and professionalized networks. We want to approach this topic not only as a window into South Asia today, but also with historical and comparative perspectives.

Sponsored by NYU South Asia.

Fiction & Fact

Feb. 26 6:00-8:00PM

20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor.

Pete Hamill and James McBride, two masters of storytelling from Brooklyn and NYU Journalism Distinguished Writers in Residence, discuss what journalists can learn from fiction writers and vice versa.
Reception in celebration of the 50th anniversary edition of Pete Hamill’s first novel, A Killing for Christ, followed by discussion.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by NYU Journalism. 

Urban Digital Humanities: Design and Sustainability

Feb. 27 9:00AM

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

The quest to design digital and real solutions to environmental problems will be the theme of three interdisciplinary presentations crossing the boundaries of the humanities, architecture, and engineering.
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.

Afro-Asian Poetics

Feb. 23 6:30PM

14A Washington mews

Celebrating Afro-Asian solidarity, conversations, and poetics, four poets celebrate their newly released poetry collections, and reflect on political and aesthetic solidarity in the past, present, and future.Featuring Cave Canem fellow Ana-Maurine Lara (Kohnjehr Woman, 2017), Kundiman co-founder Joseph O. Legaspi (Threshold, 2017), Kundiman fellow Margaret Rhee (Love, Robot, 2017), and Cave Canem Executive Director Nicole Sealey (Ordinary Beast, 2017). Moderated by Professor Sukhdev Sandhu, author of Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night (winner of 2008 DH Lawrence International Prize For Travel Writing) and Director of The Center for Experimental Humanities.

Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute.

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