Urban Humanities Series

Building Project-Based Research Communities Around Humanities Data

Date: April 3, 2018

How might we build collaboration into the curation and interpretation of data in the humanities? How might a tool that facilitates the sharing of humanities data enable new kinds of networked research communities?

Following an introduction by Clay Shirky, Vice Provost for Educational Technology at NYU, Thomas Augst (English, NYU) and Nicholas Wolf (NYU Libraries) report on NewYorkScapes and its new accompanying website, a collaborative venture between NYU College of Arts and Sciences, NYU Libraries, and NYU IT, to build ties among researchers through project-based collaboration and support for place-based learning. With Seth Kaufman, founder of Brooklyn developer Whirl-i-gig, they will also introduce a prototype of  Inquisite, an open-source environment for building and sharing data collections for the purposes of teaching and research.

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


Urban Digital Humanities: Design and Sustainability

Date: February 27, 2018

The quest to design digital and real solutions to environmental problems will be the theme of three interdisciplinary presentations crossing the boundaries of the humanities, architecture, and engineering.

Micro dwellings: where the Quantified Self meets the Quantified Home
Louise Harpman
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Architecture for Crickets and Butterflies
Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Digital Pedagogy: School of the Earth, and more
Peder Anker
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Moderated by Marion Thain, Director of Digital Humanities, NYU

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


The ‘Crisis’ Humanities, and the Digital Humanities? New Directions in the Humanities

Date: November 14, 2017

We invite you to take part in a conversation about the future of the humanities. Where should we be headed, how are we responding to the ‘crisis’ in the humanities, and what is the role and significance of the digital humanities within these new trajectories?

Starting with brief presentations from some of those leading new initiatives in the humanities, the event will be devoted primarily to discussion with the audience: come and be part of the conversation.

Speakers to include:

Gigi Dopico
Dean of the Humanities in Arts and Science, NYU

David Hoover
Professor of English, NYU

Julie Mostov
Dean of Liberal Studies, NYU

Marion Thain
Director of Digital Humanities, NYU

David Wrisley
Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi

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


The Other Side of Wall Street

Date: October 19, 2017

Kamau Ware will give a talk about his work about the impact of the African Diaspora on the making of New York City, which will be moderated by Professor Jennifer Morgan. Learn more about Kamau Ware, his work at Black Gotham Experience, and how these initiatives are bringing New York's Black heritage into public consciousness.

Kamau Ware
Founder & Lead Creative, Black Gotham Experience
Founder & Principal Photographer, Kamau Studios
Author, Other Side of Wall Street

Moderated by Jennifer Morgan — Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, History, NYU

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