Events Archive

Environmental Art: Re-Imagining Art, Science, and the Humanities

Date: October 16, 2018

An evening with artist-scholars Elaine Gan (Experimental Humanities), and Marina Zurkow (Tisch School of the Arts), in conversation with Una Chaudhuri (Experimental Humanities), and Yanoula Athanassakis (Environmental Humanities). Gan and Zurkow’s respective bodies of work engage in public humanities and collaborative experiments that draw on the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences to ask questions about radical pluralities of more-than-human worlds. By presenting a series of collaborative experiments, the conversation will focus on the creative and critical lenses through which climate change becomes sensible to new publics.

Marina Zurkow
Professor of Art, Tisch School of Arts, NYU

Elaine Gan
Center for Experimental Humanities Faculty Fellow, NYU

Una Chaudhuri
Professor of English & Animal Studies, NYU

Yanoula Athanassakis
Director of Environmental Humanities Initiative, NYU

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative and the Center for Experimental Humanities.

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


Remote Care: From the "Electronic Patient" to Self-Tracking

Date: October 9, 2018

Practices of care and intervention—whether medical or psychological— have been rich in specialized communications between clinicians and patients and clinicians and clinicians, across many historical periods. The meanings and uses of these communications, however, have shifted with the development of new media and new technologies, which allow these communications to happen at a distance. This panel will consider technological interventions and augmentations of remote care, from the “Electronic Patient” and tele-medicine to self-tracking apps. By considering the media and technology intertwined with scenes of care, panelists will explore how changes in these kinds of communications relate to changes in the practice of care. Panelists include:

Jeremy Greene
Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine,
Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Natasha Schull
Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

Kelli Moore
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

Hannah Zeavin
Lecturer, Department of English, UC Berkeley

Moderated by Lisa Gitelman, Professor of Media and English, NYU.

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


Bright Signals: A History of Color Television

Date: September 25, 2018

*This event is at capacity. Registration does not guarantee seating. Seats are first-come, first-serve.*

In Bright Signals, Susan Murray explores an over forty-year history of the technological, aesthetic, industrial, and cultural development of color television, which was imagined and sold as a new way of seeing, an ideal form of modern American consumer vision that promised a spectacular sense of proximity and immersion. She argues that color television was an incredibly complex technology of visual culture that reframed the very idea of television, while also revealing deep tensions and aspirations about technology’s relationship to and perspective on the “natural” world and, relatedly, our potential to extend human sight and experience. Join us to celebrate the book’s release and and an in-depth discussion with the author.

Featuring Susan Murray (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, the author of Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom, and the coeditor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture.), with introduction by Anna McCarthy, Professor and Chair, Department of Cinema Studies, NYU.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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


James Baldwin's Story of Childhood: A Symposium

Date: September 11, 2018

*This event is at capacity. Registration does not guarantee seating. Seats are first-come, first-serve.*

Join us for the launch event for a new edition of James Baldwin’s book, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood (Duke University Press) featuring a panel of scholars, archivists, and contributors, including Baldwin’s nephew Tejan Karefa-Smart and his niece Aisha Karefa-Smart. Hosted by the book's co-editors Nicholas Boggs (Department of English, NYU) and Jennifer DeVere Brody (Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford).

Aisha Karefa-Smart
Author and Educator

Tejan Karefa-Smart
Photographer and Digital Media Artist

Steven Fullwood
Independent Archivist and Curator

Dagmawi Woubshet
Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Moderated by Sybil Cooksey, Clinical Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Humanities and the NYU Department of English. Reception to follow.

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


Jumpstart Your Summer Writing

Date: May 9, 2018

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 for Faculty and Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Professor, Department of German, New York University

Susan Ferber
Executive Editor, Oxford University Press

Martha Hodes
Professor of History, New York University

Theresa MacPhail
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Stevens Institute of Technology

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