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), beloved concubine of Suleyman the Magnificent and the only queen the Ottomans ever knew. Challenging the persistent view that Roxelana’s scheming undermined the empire, the book argues that the changes she and Suleyman wrought instead strengthened the dynastic regime. Roxelana’s most consequential accomplishment was the aggrandizement of the imperial harem’s political stature. The book hopes to move the history of sixteenth-century women rulers eastward, geographically beyond what the traditional narrative tells us about female power. The panel brings perspectives from outside the empire as well as from later Ottoman times.

Lale Can
Assistant Professor of History, City College, CUNY

Leslie Peirce
Silver Professor of History, 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


How to Start Your Humanities Research Project

Date: December 12, 2017

What does it mean to study the humanities and how do you go about conducting undergraduate research? Join the conversation with a roundtable of fellow undergraduate students, who will share about their own research projects and experiences. Plus, learn about summer research opportunities that can prepare you to apply for doctoral study in the humanities.

Lunch will be provided.

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


Jumpstart Your Winter Writing

Date: December 19, 2017

Join us for an action-oriented session on how to kick-off and sustain your winter writing and how to make significant progress on your writing project. Get practical advice on making this winter count!

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Faculty and Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Professor, Department of German, New York University

Susan Ferber
Executive Editor, Oxford University Press

Theresa MacPhail
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Stevens Institute of Technology

Pamela Newkirk
Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

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