The NYU Center for the Humanities draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City. The Center is committed to bringing NYU’s humanists together as well as to exploring the role of the humanities in the larger university and global community.

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The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe Event 2/19/19
 

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe

Panelists convened to discuss the harrowing experience of the Great War, the conceptual frameworks that helped understand bodily shock, brain injury, and the vast differences in patient responses they occasioned.

A Death of One’s Own

Jared Stark and Cathy Caruth discussed the legal understandings of assisted suicide and euthanasia against literary reflections on modern death from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Publishing the Avant-Garde: International Perspectives on Art and Magazines

Lori Cole and Meghan Forbes, along with invited panelists Amin Alsaden, Olubukola Gbadegesin, and Naomi Kuromiya, introduced a range of magazines produced and distributed in disparate contexts: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Latin America.

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Broadway to Main Street

Author Laurence Maslon tells the story of how the most beloved songs of the American Musical Theater made their way from the Theater District to living rooms across the country.

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Humanities Events at NYU | December 10 - 21, 2018

Humanities Events at NYU | December 10 - 21, 2018
Cover of "The Circuit" by Rowan Ricardo Phillips2018 Rowan Richardo Phillips

Humanities Events at NYU | November 26 - December 7, 2018

Humanities Events at NYU | November 26 - December 7, 2018
Hasia Diner speaks at "Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World," 11/13/18

Julius Rosenwald: The quiet philanthropic humanitarian

Event Recap of Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World, 11/13/18

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