Past Events

Digitization: What is Lost and What is Found?

Date: November 17, 2015

We are getting ever greater access to cultural works online through digital representations, but how far are those representations hindered by data losses and the processes of translation into the digital? Conversely, to what extent might they enable us not just easier access to existing objects but, more radically, the ability to see or hear things we have never been able to see or hear before? This panel event will reflect on these questions and present innovative digitization work from across the humanities disciplines at NYU.

Sebastian Heath
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

W. Gerald Heverly
Librarian for Classics, Hellenic Studies, and Philosophy

Elizabeth Hoffman
Professor of Music

Thelma Thomas
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Institute of Fine Arts

Moderated by:

Marion Thain
Associate Director of Digital Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science

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

Jumpstart Your Summer Writing and Learn How to Publish Your Book

Date: May 14, 2015

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, an accomplished author, and a writing coach -- about their experience and get answers to your questions.
Get practical advice on making this summer count! Faculty and graduate students in the humanities and related fields are invited to attend.
Susan Ferber
Executive Editor for American and World History, Oxford University Press
Jennifer Hammer
Senior Editor, New York University Press
Theresa MacPhail
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Stevens Institute of Technology
Writing Workshop Coach, New York University
Pamela Newkirk
Professor of Journalism, New York University

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

Technologies of Memory: Digitization and the Future of the Nineteenth Century

Date: May 5, 2015

What is the archive of the nineteenth-century history of reading?  And what will be its content and contours in the wake of wide-scale digitization? To address these questions, this talk looks in two directions: first, at the evidence of use in individual nineteenth-century books and, second, at the changing nature of academic research libraries after Google.  Out of copyright, non-rare, and often fragile due to poor paper quality, nineteenth-century printed books are both richly served and particularly imperiled in the new media ecosystem.  As scenes of evidence, they are at once exposed and occluded by the digitization of our library collections. Co-sponsored by NYU Digital Humanities.

Main speaker:
Andrew Stauffer
Associate Professor, Director of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship)
University of Virginia

Matthew Gold
Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities
Executive Officer, M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
Graduate Center, City University of New York

Marion Thain
Associate Director of Digital Humanities (Faculty of Arts and Science)
New York University

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

Mapping Your Future: What Can You Do with a B.A. in the Humanities?

Date: May 4, 2015

The Humanities Ambassadors Club will host a career panel talk featuring an all-star line up of professionals from a variety of careers. Presenters will talk briefly about how their background in the Humanities has helped them be successful in their career. Following the panel talk, students will have an opportunity to form small groups and ask questions of speakers in a more intimate roundtable setting.

Raena Binn (B.A. from the Gallatin School, NYU)
Senior Account Executive, Abernathy MacGregor

April Hathcock (B.A. in French)
Scholarly Communications Librarian, NYU

Chris Leslie (B.A. in English)
Co-Director, Science and Technology Studies Program, NYU Poly

Brock McIntosh (B.A. in History & Sociology)
Policy Analyst, Community Organizer, Former Military Police Officer

Peter Mendelsund (B.A. in Philosophy)
Author, Book Designer, Penguin Random House

Laura Perez (B.A. in Literature)
Child Protection Team Leader at DPKO (United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations)

Event Location:
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY

Great New Books in the Humanities with Kristin Ross

Date: April 8, 2015

Kristin Ross's new book Communal Luxury considers the political imaginary of the Paris Commune, viewed from the perspective of contemporary concerns: internationalism, the future of labor, the status of art, ecological theory and practice.

Greg Grandin
Professor of History, NYU

Andrew Ross
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Kristin Ross
Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU

Joan Scott
Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

Massimiliano Tomba
Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Padova

Moderated by

Dana Polan
Professor, Associate Chair of Cinema Studies, NYU.

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