Past Events

Jumpstart Your Summer Writing

Date: May 9, 2017

There are over 100 days between the last day of the spring semester and the first day of the fall semester. Use this time to make progress on your writing project! Join us for an action-oriented session. Panelists will discuss how to kick-off your summer writing and how to approach editors about publishing your work.

  • Ulrich Baer — Vice Provost, New York University
  • Pamela Newkirk — Professor of Journalism & Director of Undergraduate Students, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
  • Eric Zinner — Associate Director & Editor-in-Chief, NYU Press

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


Theorizing Sound Writing

Date: May 2, 2017

What promise does sound knowledge hold for cultural analysis? How might we not only write sound but sound theory differently? In addressing these concerns, the authors in Theorizing Sound Writing also make an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words, but in compassionate scholarship. As a method of inquiry, both listening and sound writing expand not only what is known but also how we come to know (and be) as public intellectuals and artisans of sounded, vibrating worlds.

Participants include:

  • Deborah Kapchan — Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
  • J. Martin Daughtry — Associate Professor of Music, New York University
  • Carol Muller — Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tomie Hahn — Associate Professor of Performance Ethnology; Director, Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Alex Waterman — Musician; Scholar; Author

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


Queer Encoding: Encoding Diverse Identities

Date: April 28, 2017

How can the practice of digitization better respond to, and represent, geographically, culturally and otherwise, diverse textual identities? Come and hear leading practitioners in the field talk about how we might work creatively with mark-up languages to be more inclusive, and see strategies in action in the Project Hack.

Schedule:

  • 10:30AM — Introduction: What is TEI and why might I be interested? by Peter Logan (Professor of English and Academic Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, Temple University) and Marion Thain (Associate Director of Digital Humanities, New York University)
  • 11:00AM — Morning Keynote: Using TEI to Encode the History of Chinese Buddhism by Marcus Bingenheimer (Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Temple University)
  • 12:30PM – Lunch
  • 1:30PM — Afternoon Keynote: Encoding Identity by Julia Flanders (Digital Scholarship Group Director and Professor of the Practice of English, Northeastern University)
  • 3:00PM — Afternoon Break
  • 3:15 - 5:00 PM — Project Hack: Queer Encoding in Action! & Closing Remarks
    • Queerness of Space Time and Text in the Independent Crusaders Mapping Project by Katherine Briant and Stephen Powell (Fordham University, MA Center for Medieval Studies)
    • Queer Encoding Challenges in The Making and Knowing Project by Sohini Chattopadhyay and Benjamin Hiebert (Columbia University)
    • Queer Encoding and Identity Formation in the Nineteenth-Century Manuscript Diary by Cherrie Kwok and Nicole Cote (New York University)

Program Partners:

  • NYU Digital Humanities
  • Fordham Digital Humanities Group, and Office of Research
  • Digital Scholarship Center, Temple University

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


Vegan Living: Fashion, Food, and Fitness

Date: April 25, 2017

How does veganism translate into a lifestyle and professional career? Hear from four powerful figures in the vegan spotlight who have made it their lives’ work to adopt a vegan lifestyle and embody what it means to live, not just eat, as a vegan.

Panelists include:

  • David Carter — Former NFL Player; Animal Rights Activist
  • Chloe Coscarelli — Vegan Chef; Cookbook Author
  • Joshua Katcher — Instructor of Fashion at Parsons; Founder & Creative Director, Brave Gentleman; Founder & Editor, TheDiscerningBrute.com
  • Dominick Thompson — Healthcare Executive, Multi-Sport Athlete, Animal Rights Activist; Founder & Creative Director, Crazies & Weirdos

Moderated by Ulrich Baer (Vice Provost, New York University) and Yanoula Athanassakis (Assistant Vice Provost, New York University). Introduction by Colin Jerolmack (Associate Professor of Sociology , Environmental Studies, New York University).

Event Location:
NYU Cantor Film Center
36 E. 8th St.
New York, NY
10003


Politics on Campus: From the 2015 Protests to the Trump Presidency

Date: April 18, 2017


Why did American campuses burst into protest in November 2015? And how have our universities responded? Building on "Campus Politics," a recent book by Jonathan Zimmerman, this panel will examine diversity, sexual assault, trigger warnings, and the wide range of other issues that have sparked campus controversy in recent years.

Panelists include:

  • Juan M. Calero C. — Bachelors of Arts Candidate, Latino Studies and Religious Studies, Class of 2018, New York University
  • Robert Cohen — Professor of Social Studies Education, New York University
  • Michael Funk — Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education, New York University
  • Crystal Parikh — Associate Professor of English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
  • Jonathan Zimmerman — Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • Moderated by Ulrich Baer — Vice Provost, New York University

"Campus Politics" will be on sale at the event at a 20% discount.

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