Blood Libel in the United States. It happened here.

Date: September 24, 2019

Join us for the exciting launch of The Accusation by Ed Berenson (Professor & Chair, Department of History, NYU). Invited panelists will discuss the disturbing story of one town's embrace of an insidious anti-Jewish myth. The Accusation is a shocking and perceptive exploration of American and European responses to antisemitism.

Featuring:

Ed Berenson
Professor & Chair, Department of History, NYU

Elissa Bemporad
Associate Professor, Department of History, CUNY Graduate Center

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
Professor, Department of History & Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU

Andrew Needham
Associate Professor, Department of History, NYU

Thane Rosenbaum
Distinguished Fellow, NYU School of Law

Moderated by Marion Kaplan (Professor, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU).

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


Writing Matters: How to Reach a Wider Readership

Date: September 25, 2019

Writing Matters: How to Reach a Wider Readership

How do we make our ideas come alive and reach a wider readership? Writing Matters, a year-long workshop of eight sessions, will help NYU graduate students and faculty develop a writing style that reaches beyond jargon and wooden prose.

This round table, the series’ launch event, brings together a trade editor, a non-fiction writer, journalists, and scholars who have written for academic and non-academic readers. Among other topics, they will discuss voice, style, structure, reading experiences, and the interplay between form, narrative, and presentation of information.

Featuring:

Tim Duggan
Editor and Publisher, Tim Duggan Books/Crown

Martha Hodes
Professor of History, NYU

Michael Massing
Author and Journalist

Moderated by Mel Bavaria (journalist and Ph.D. student, French Studies and History, NYU) and Stéphane Gerson (Professor of French Studies, French, and History, NYU).

See our other workshops here.

Co-sponsored by the Institute of French Studies.

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


Measles and Memory: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities

Date: October 2, 2019

In 1967, the U.S. Public Health Service predicted the imminent eradication of measles as an infectious disease in this country. More than fifty years later, we are witnessing the resurgence of measles in the United States, with more than 1,200 cases in 30 states reported to date in 2019. How does a "vanquished" and preventable disease become an epidemic?  How can insights from the medical humanities help us understand the stubborn persistence of measles as a childhood disease? 

Please join us for a panel presentation by NYU faculty, featuring Arthur Caplan (Professor of Bioethics), Perri Klass (Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics), David Oshinsky (Professor of History and Medicine), and Dara Regaignon (Associate Professor of English). The panel will be moderated by Trace Jordan (Clinical Professor in the College Core Curriculum). 

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


A Coming Word: Werner Hamacher, Paul Celan

Date: October 10, 2019

Throughout his work, German philosopher, literary theorist, and translator Werner Hamacher was profoundly engaged with the poetry of Paul Celan which he viewed as a way of tapping into the fundamental occurrence of language. Under the title “Keinmaleins,” a collection of Hamacher’s reflections on Celan was published earlier this year in which especially Celan’s relation to what is called “philosophy” is at stake: in his essays, Hamacher discusses Celan’s appropriation of Benjamin and Parmenides, his missed encounters with Heidegger and Adorno, his poetic reworking of Husserl’s phenomenology.

This roundtable will deliver a series of responses to Hamacher and Celan—and their (missed) encounter—in order to assess the relationship between thought and poetry, and ask about the future of literary criticism: a coming word.

Featuring:

Ian Fleishman
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Judith Kasper
Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt

Michael Levine
Professor, Rutgers University

Kristina Mendicino
Associate Professor, Brown University

Dominik Zechner
Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University

Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of German, the NYU Department of Comparative Literature, Department of German Studies, Brown University, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University, & Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University.

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