Events Archive

Katrina Forrester, In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy

Date: December 3, 2019

A book presentation and panel discussion around Katrina Forrester's new book In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy. The book offers a history of how political philosophy was recast by the rise of postwar liberalism and irrevocably changed by John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice. 

Co-sponsored with the Consortium for Intellectual History (Columbia/NYU)

Katrina Forrester
Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Social Studies, Harvard

Atossa Abrahamian
Senior Editor of The Nation

Jason Frank
Robert J. Katz Chair and Professor, Department of Government, Cornell

Melissa Schwartzberg
Silver Professor of Politics, NYU

Moderated by: Stefanos Geroulanos (Professor, Department of History, NYU)

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


“Decolonizing Smell: Olfactory Aesthetics and Indigenous Ecologies”

Date: November 21, 2019

Building on Indigenous studies and settler colonial studies, Hsuan L. Hsu (Professor of English, Concordia University) considers olfaction as a means of undoing colonization's atmospheric disparities and olfactory aesthetics as a mode of engaging with environmental injustice in literature, art, and activism.

Hsuan L. Hsu’s research interests include 19th and 20th-Century U.S. literature, Asian diasporic literature, race studies, cultural geography, sensory studies, and the environmental humanities. He is the author of Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Cambridge, 2010) and Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain, Asia, and Comparative Racialization (NYU, 2015). A graduate of UC Berkeley, he held positions at Yale and UC Davis before recently joining the faculty at Concordia University.

Event Location:
Department of English
244 Greene Street
New York, NY
10003


Book Launch: Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Date: November 20, 2019

Antiquities Beyond Humanism, ed. Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes (OUP), is a new collection that connects the ancient Greco-Roman tradition with the twenty-first century "posthuman turn" by exploring the myriad ways that ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and literature foreground the non-human. The editors, along with Alexander Galloway (NYU), Nickolas Pappas (CUNY), and Chiara Ricciardone (Bard College), will present and respond to the volume in its many aspects.

Emanuela Bianchi
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, NYU
Sara Brill
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Fairfield University
Brooke A. Holmes
Robert F. Goheen Professor, Humanities and Professor, Department of Classics, Princeton
Alexander Galloway
Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU
Nickolas Pappas
Professor, Department of Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center
Chiara Ricciardone
Klemens von Klemperer Hannah Arendt Center Teaching Fellow, Department of Human Rights, Bard College

Moderated by:
Emily Apter
Silver Professor, Departments of French and Comparative Literature, NYU

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


Digital Capitalism

Date: November 12, 2019

Digital data processing has become infrastructural to economies global and local, while the imagination of capitalism has shifted firmly to a digitally-inspired vocabulary of innovation and computational efficiency. A conversation about the culture of digital capital.

Hosted by the Digital Theory Lab, co-sponsored by the Dean for the Humanities

Leif Weatherby
Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Of German, NYU

Lilly Irani
Associate Professor of Communication, Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies and Design Lab, Data Science Institute, UC San Diego

Caitlin Zaloom
Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Finn Brunton
Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

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


Screens’r’us: Introducing Mauro Carbone’s Philosophy-Screens: from Cinema to Digital Revolution

Date: October 29, 2019

Screens have become a primary referential optical apparatus for everyday life in ways that influence the experience not only of seeing but also of thinking and desiring. This is why we need to question such experiences in an effort to make a philosophy on today's terms - a philosophy-screens.

Please join us for the launch of Mauro Carbone’s landmark book Philosophy-Screens: From
Cinema to Digital Revolution (SUNY Press, 2019).

Featuring:

Mauro Carbone
Professor of Aesthetics at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, and Honorary Member of the very prestigious Institut Universitaire de France.

Giovanna Borradori
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Media Studies Program at Vassar College

Marta Nijhuis
Lecturer in Philosophy and Theory of Images at University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and EAC Lyon, Book Translator, and Transmedia Artist

Moderated by Keith Whitmoyer (Social Sciences Department, New York City College of Technology)

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