Past Events

Jumpstart your summer writing and learn how to publish your book

Date: May 11, 2016

Join us for an action-oriented session on how to kick-off and sustain your summer writing and how to turn your manuscript into a published book.

Hear from a panel of experts—editors, authors, and a writing coach—about their experience and get answers to your questions. Get practical advice on making this summer count. Faculty at all levels and graduate students in the humanities and related fields are invited to attend.

Panelists

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, New York University

Susan Ferber
Executive Editor for American and World History, Oxford University Press

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

Jini Kim Watson
Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature, New York University

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


In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Date: May 10, 2016

Please join us for an evening with Jhumpa Lahiri, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, in conversation with Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at NYU. Lahiri and Tylus will discuss Lahiri's new book, In Other Words, which contemplates the author's love for the Italian language and the challenges of  learning to express oneself in a new language.

Jhumpa Lahiri
Pulitzer Prize winning author

Jane Tylus
Professor, Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, NYU
Faculty Co-Director, NYU Center for the Humanities

Introduction:

Anna McCarthy
Professor of Cinema Studies,
Tisch School of the Arts

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


Great New Books in the Humanities: Learning Zulu

Date: May 3, 2016

Join us for a discussion of Mark Sanders’ new book, Learning Zulu, which combines elements of analysis and memoir to explore a complex cultural history. Guided by his own endeavors to learn the language, this book investigates the psychopolitics of more than a century of attempts by non-native speakers to learn Zulu.

Emily Apter
Professor of French and Comparative Literature, NYU

Ato Quayson
Professor of English and Director,
Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

Mark Sanders
Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU

Moderator:

Jay Garcia
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU

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


NYU Digital Humanities Showcase

Date: April 29, 2016

This event provides a forum for faculty, students, and staff to learn about each other’s work, create connections, and start new conversations. Open to an audience from both inside and outside the university, this event will feature the work of NYU’s vibrant DH community.

Sponsored by NYU’s Center for the Humanities, Digital Scholarship Services, and NYU DH

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the NYU Digital Humanities Project Showcase to be held on Friday April 29th at NYU’s Center for the Humanities (5th floor: 20, Cooper Square). This event provides a forum for faculty, staff, and students to learn about each other’s work, create connections, and start new conversations. Open to an audience from both inside and outside the university, the event will feature the work of NYU’s vibrant DH community. Presentations will include 10-minute project presentations and shorter lightning talks. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th
-- Zach Coble, Kimon Keramidas, Marion Thain (the organizing committee)

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introduction (Marion Thain)

10:15 - 11:00 What is DH? (moderator: Marion Thain)
• Lorenzo Castellano (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)- Archaeological Computing
• Kimon Keramidas (Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program) - Object-oriented Pedagogy and Digital Storytelling: The CMS as Non-linear Narrative Platform
• Marina Hassapopoulou (Tisch Cinema Studies) - Social Media as New Analytical Tools in Cinema Studies

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 Art, Politics, Scholarship, and the Digital (moderator: Zach Coble)
• Andrew Battista (NYU Libraries - Data Services) and Florencia Malbran (Gallatin) - Art and Politics in the City: Documenting Public art in New York and Buenos Aires
• Marcial Godoy-Anativia and Diana Taylor (The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics) - The Hemispheric Institute and Digital Humanities: A Brief History
• Grace McLaughlin and Alexei Taylor (The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics) - Hemi Press and Online Scholarship

12:00 - 12:45 Mapping NYC (moderator: Kimon Keramidas)
• Marion R. Casey (Irish Studies) - Resurrecting the Ethnic Village
• Lightning Talks:
o Robert Davis (Tisch Drama) - Representing Actor/Theatre Networks in Antebellum New York City
o Amanda Watson (NYU Libraries - Humanities and Social Sciences) and Andrew Lee (NYU Libraries - History) - Mapping the "House of Genius"
o Nick Wolf (NYU Libraries - Data Services) - Script Workflow for Automating Historical Street Address Recognition in Python

12:45 - 1:30 Lunch (provided by NYU Libraries Digital Scholarship Services)

1:30 - 2:30 Algorithmic Ways of Reading (moderator: Marion Thain)
• Jonathan Armoza (English) - Topic Words in Context
• Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (English) - Mapping the Literature of New York City
• Aaron Plasek (Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program) - An Experimental Inquiry into the Ethics of Machine Reading
• David Hoover (English) - Writing Methods and Writing Styles

2:30 - 2:45 Closing Remarks: Zach Coble, Kimon Keramidas, Marion Thain

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


Epic Geographies Conference (Day 2)

Date: April 16, 2016

“Epic Geographies” is a two-day international symposium, organized by the NYU Medieval and Renaissance Center as its annual conference. Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the publication of Agrippa d’Aubigné’s epic, Les Tragiques, scholars from the United States and Europe will study ways in which early modern epic in English, French, Italian, and other languages plot and map both real and imaginary places.

Please note location for April 16 conference: 19 University Place, Room 102

Program:

9:30am: Coffee and Pastries

9:45-11:15am: Panel 2— Strange/ Queer/ Untamed Mapping
Chair: Tanya Schmidt (NYU)
Jane Tylus (NYU), Epic Estrangements in Early Modern Europe
Kathleen Perry Long (Cornell U), Queer Geographies in Les Tragiques
Katharina N. Piechocki (Harvard U.), Bison-Bound: Epic Figurations in Conrad Celtis and Nicolaus Hussovianus

11:30-1:30pm: Panel 3— Cartographies of Conflict
Chair: Elizabeth Kirby (NYU)
Catherine E. Gray, (U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), War and Israelite Nationhood in Abraham Cowler’s Davideis (1656)
Laura Yoder (NYU), The Shape of Space in Paradise Lost
Tim Duffy (NYU), Interior Projections: Cartographies of Conflict in Milton, Du Bartas, and Vida
Katherine Maynard (Washington C.), Of Lice and Men: d'Aubigné Imagines Empire

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch Break

2:30pm-4:15pm: Panel 4— Words for Places
Chair: Virginia Cox (NYU)
Susanne Wofford (NYU), The Geography of the Epic Simile
Tom Conley (Harvard U.), Banderoles fluviales
Ayesha Ramachandran (Yale U.), Genre and Geography: Epic vs. Lyric

4:30-4:50pm: Reading from Agrippa d’Aubigné, Les Tragiques

5pm-6pm: Keynote 2
Ken Hiltner (UCSB), Reconsidering and Reconstructing Epic Geographies

6pm: Closing Remarks
Tim Duffy, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature (NYU)

6:15-7:15pm: Closing Reception (all welcome)

Event Location:
NYU Building at 19 University Place
19 University Place
New York, NY New York
10003