Upcoming NYU Humanities Events

The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music

Date: October 17, 2017

Join us for a discussion on Licia Fiol-Matta's new book The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. More information coming soon.

Licia Fiol-Matta
Visiting Professor, Spanish & Portuguese, NYU

Gayatri Gopinath
Associate Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU

Jack Halberstam
Professor of Gender Studies and English, Columbia University

Fred Moten
Professor of Performance Studies, NYU

Rubén Ríos Ávila
Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, NYU

Alexandra Vazquez
Associate Professor of Performance Studies, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


The Other Side of Wall Street

Date: October 19, 2017

Kamau Ware will give a talk about his work about the impact of the African Diaspora on the making of New York City, which will be moderated by Professor Jennifer Morgan. Learn more about Kamau Ware, his work at Black Gotham Experience, and how these initiatives are bringing New York's Black heritage into public consciousness.

Kamau Ware
Founder & Lead Creative, Black Gotham Experience
Founder & Principal Photographer, Kamau Studios
Author, Other Side of Wall Street

Moderated by Jennifer Morgan — Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, History, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


When Modern Men Became Feminists

Date: November 7, 2017

A panel discussion of the men's engagement with women's rights from the early 20th century on, with New York Times columnist Gail Collins and biographers Christoph Irmscher and Brooke Kroeger. Panelists will also discuss Brooke Kroeger's new book The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote.

Gail Collins
New York Times columnist
Author, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Story of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Author, America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines

Christopher Irmscher
Author, Max Eastman: A Life
Provost Professor in English and George F. Getz Jr. Professor, Indiana University

Brooke Kroeger
Author, The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote
Professor, NYU Arther L. Carter Journalism Institute

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Empress of the East

Date: December 5, 2017

A discussion of Leslie Peirce’s new book Empress of the East, the life story of Roxelana (Hurrem in Turkish), the slave concubine of Suleyman the Magnificent, who died in 1558 as the only queen the Ottomans ever knew. Challenging the persistent view that Roxelana was a schemer and temptress who damaged the empire, the book shows how her work enhanced the authority of royal women, most significantly by transforming the imperial harem into a political institution governed by women. The book hopes to move the history of sixteenth-century female monarchs and regents eastward, geographically far beyond what the traditional narrative tells us about female power. The discussion will bring perspectives from outside the empire as well as from later Ottoman times.

Lale Can
Assistant Professor of History, City College, CUNY

Leslie Peirce
Professor of History, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; Silver Professor, NYU

Jane Tylus
Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature, NYU

Larry Wolff
Silver Professor of History, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States