Urban Digital Humanities: Design and Sustainability

Date: February 27, 2018

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.

Micro dwellings: where the Quantified Self meets the Quantified Home
Louise Harpman
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Architecture for Crickets and Butterflies
Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Digital Pedagogy: School of the Earth, and more
Peder Anker
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Moderated by Marion Thain, Director of Digital Humanities, NYU

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


Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Date: March 20, 2018

Crystal Parikh's Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color contends that unlike humanitarianism, which views its objects as victims, human rights provide avenues for the creation of political subjects. Join us for a panel discussion, with the author, exploring how the book illuminates a human rights critique of idealized American rights and freedoms that have been globalized in the twenty-first century. Participants include:

Lisa Duggan
Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Jeffrey Flynn
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Fordham University

Crystal Parikh (author)
Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU

Moderated by Cristina Beltran, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU.

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


Vegan America: Race, Food, and Politics

Date: March 27, 2018

Is veganism for white people? Learn about the political and sociological implications and histories of veganism in the United States. Panelists will discuss and raise questions about how veganism is represented, lived, and politicized in the context of inequality, ethics, and social justice. Featuring:

David Carter
Founder, 300 Pound Vegan; retired NFL defensive lineman

Syl Ko
Co-author of APHRO-ISM: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

Renan Larue
Assistant Professor of French Literature, UC Santa Barbara

Marion Nestle
Paulette Goddard and Professor Emerita, Nutrition and Food Studies, NYU

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


Fashion and Animals: Ethical Fashion and Environmentalism

Date: April 10, 2018

How can animal rights and fashion work together toward a sustainable future?

Joshua Katcher, author of the forthcoming Fashion Animals, will discuss the complicated relationship between fashion and animals, and how this relationship has significant environmental impact.

Featuring Joshua Katcher (Founder & Creative Director, Brave Gentleman; Founder & Editor, TheDiscerningBrute.com; Instructor of Fashion, Parsons The New School). 

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