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Humanities Events at NYU | April 9 – 22, 2018

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A selection of upcoming events at NYU within the humanities

Screening and Discussion of “Rikers: An American Jail”

April 9, 6:00-8:00 PM
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
Join NYU Journalism for a screening of RIKERS, a documentary about what it means to be incarcerated in America — specifically at Rikers Island, New York City’s largest jail. Afterwards, listen as our panelists, who include former inmates, discuss the documentary — the issues it raises, criminal justice reform, and what’s next for the infamous Rikers Island and the 7,500 people detained there.
Hosted by Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute as part of the “Reporting Race” series.

Skirball Talks: King in the Wilderness

April 9, 6:30 PM
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place
The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at NYU is excited to present a free screening of King in the Wilderness, a new HBO film by Peter Kunhardt, centered on the last years of Martin Luther King Jr. This screening is in conjunction with a panel discussion featuring the film’s executive producer Trey Ellis, NYU Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Lisa Coleman, and Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Levering Lewis.
Hosted by Center for the Study of Transformative Lives. Co-sponsored by the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, NYU Tisch, and NYU Steinhardt.


April 10, 12:30-1:45 PM
NYU Gallatin, 1 Washington Place, Room 601
Join us at Gallatin for the second in a series of conversations about what it means to do interdisciplinary research in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) fields, with Allison Parrish.
Hosted by NYU Gallatin. 

The Hazards of Witnessing: Photographing the Philippine Drug War

April 10, 5:30-7:00 PM
Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, Fourth Floor
In this paper, Vicente L. Rafael inquire into the narco- and necro-politics of the war on drugs under the regime of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. While popular, the war has also called forth other responses. One example has been the work of photojournalists. In the context of the drug war, how does photojournalism become a kind of advocacy as much as a form of mourning?
Hosted by NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the New York Center for Global Asia and the Department of History.

South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

April 11, 6:00-8:00 PM
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, 285 Mercer St., Fourth Floor
The last several years have seen a marked growth of visibility of South Asian American men in US popular culture (comedians Aziz Ansari, Kumail Nanjiani, Hari Kondabolu, and Hasan Minhaj come to mind, as does the British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed’s character in HBO’s The Night Of). In a moment when our public discourse is defined by explicit racism and misogyny, South Asian American men find themselves at the crossroads of marginality and visibility, vulnerability and privilege. How have artists, writers, activists, and academics responded to this moment of upheaval surrounding brown masculinity?
Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia @ NYU.

Transnational Sanctuary: Ecologies of Migrant Care and the Politics of Solidarity

April 12-13
Various locations
Transnational Sanctuary is a two-day event that convenes activists, scholars, faith leaders, and grassroots organizations to examine sanctuary as a transnational practice, an ideal, a theory, an historical proposition, a call to civil disobedience, and a vision of social justice for the present.
Organized by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU and the Zolberg Institute Working Group on Expanding Sanctuary at The New School, with support from The Henry Luce Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Arts Activism Entrepreurship Masterclass with Marjuan Canady

April 12, 6:30-8:30 PM
NYU Tisch, 721 Broadway, 12th Floor, Tisch Dean’s Conference Room
Award-winning creative entrepreneur and activist Marjuan Canady will lead a masterclass that will allow students to understand the important of creative innovation, social entrepreneurship, grassroots community organizing and building a creative business from scratch.
Presented by the Department of Art & Public Policy.

Inside Italian Politics

April 13, 9:15 AM – 4:30 PM
Villa Sassetti, NYU Florence, Florence, Italy
La Pietra Dialogues will bring distinguished political experts and actors together at NYU Florence to analyze the election and its outcome, as well as to explore the possible implications for the future of Italy and the European Union
Hosted by La Pietra Dialogues.

The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together

April 13-14
NYU Tisch, 721 Broadway, PS Studio, Room 612
This symposium will feature co-authored and/or co-performed papers, presentations, and performances, which seek to explode that stalwart object of queer and feminist analysis: “the couple form.”
Hosted by the Department of Performance Studies. Co-sponsored by Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, The Center for the Humanities, NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, CSGS, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU Department of Comparative Literature, NYU Department of Art & Public Policy, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, and the NYU Department of Drama’s Experimental Theatre Wing.

Listening to History

April 17, 6:00-7:30 PM
NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor
How do we make oral histories more accessible to a public audience? This round-table convenes activists and historians from different fields to discuss their projects in presenting oral histories through podcasts and exhibits, crafting coherent narratives out of exciting but often unwieldy sources.
Hosted by the Center for the Humanities.

The Artist Archives Initiative 2018 Symposium

April 20, 1:00-6:00 PM
NYU Bobst, 70 Washington Square South, Fales Special Collections Library
The half-day symposium will bring together artists, curators, conservators, computer-scientists, and archivists to engage in an in-depth discussion about working with artist-based resources.
Hosted by The Artist Archives Initiative. Co-sponsored by NYU Libraries, The Center for the Humanities, NYU, The Graduate School of Arts & Science, NYU, Museum Studies Program, NYU.

Image courtesy of  the A/P/A Institute event page.