All Events

Great New Books in the Humanities: Ulrich Baer

Date: April 29, 2014

Ulrich Baer, Professor of German and Comparative Literature and Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, discusses his new book The Rilke Alphabet, published by Fordham University Press. This event is co-sponsored with the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Mapping Your Future: What Can You Do with a B.A. in the Humanities?

Date: April 30, 2014

FINAL-4-30-14-Mapping-Your-FutureNYU’s first ever student-led Humanities Ambassadors Club will host a career panel talk featuring an all-star line up of professionals from a variety of careers. Presenters will talk briefly about how their background in the Humanities has helped them be successful in their career. Following the panel talk, students will have an opportunity to form small groups and ask questions of speakers in a more intimate roundtable setting.

Presenters:

Dwai Banerjee
Medicine + Philosophy
Dept of Anthropology, NYU

Chris Leslie
Sci + Tech + Urban Environments
Science & Technology Studies Program, NYU Poly

Kristen Mapes
Library Sci + Digital Humanities
Library of Science and Medicine, Rutgers

Camille Owens
Non-profit + Literature
Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation

Fred Ritchin
Photography + Journalism
NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Nick Yulman
Technology + Art + Music
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program

Event Location:
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
10012


Great New Books in the Humanities: Richard Sieburth

Date: May 6, 2014

Join us for an engaging conversation about women poets of the Renaissance. Richard Sieburth, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, will discuss his new book Louise Labé, Love Sonnets and Elegies, published by NYRB/Poets, and Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Faculty Director of the Humanities Initiative at NYU, will discuss her book, Gaspara Stampa, The Complete Poems, The 1554 Edition of the "Rime," a Bilingual Edition. Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, will moderate the discussion. Co-sponsored by the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Encountering the 21st Century Archive

Date: May 13, 2014

Join us for a gallery talk with artist James Nelson, followed by a roundtable discussion on archives with Diana Taylor, Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and the 2013-2014 Fellows of The Humanities Initiative.

Visit the multi-media exhibition by James Nelson, Two Ton Hammer, before and after the roundtable. About the exhibition: After the sudden passing of his friend, Tomcat Mahoney, in 2008, Nelson began digitizing Mahoney’s radio show cassette tapes in preparation for their donation to The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at Lincoln Center. This exhibit, hosted by the Humanities Initiative, features Nelson’s drawings influenced by the shock of loss and the intimacy of voice.

The Hemispheric Institute will display selected pieces of Performing the Archive, an exhibit that examines how primary materials from live performance—artifacts, books, and moving images—enact moments of liveness post-performance.

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States