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

Date: May 4, 2015

The 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.

Raena Binn (B.A. from the Gallatin School, NYU)
Senior Account Executive, Abernathy MacGregor

April Hathcock (B.A. in French)
Scholarly Communications Librarian, NYU

Chris Leslie (B.A. in English)
Co-Director, Science and Technology Studies Program, NYU Poly

Brock McIntosh (B.A. in History & Sociology)
Policy Analyst, Community Organizer, Former Military Police Officer

Peter Mendelsund (B.A. in Philosophy)
Author, Book Designer, Penguin Random House

Laura Perez (B.A. in Literature)
Regional MRM Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

 

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


Technologies of Memory: Digitization and the Future of the Nineteenth Century

Date: May 5, 2015

What is the archive of the nineteenth-century history of reading?  And what will be its content and contours in the wake of wide-scale digitization? To address these questions, this talk looks in two directions: first, at the evidence of use in individual nineteenth-century books and, second, at the changing nature of academic research libraries after Google.  Out of copyright, non-rare, and often fragile due to poor paper quality, nineteenth-century printed books are both richly served and particularly imperiled in the new media ecosystem.  As scenes of evidence, they are at once exposed and occluded by the digitization of our library collections. Co-sponsored by NYU Digital Humanities.

Andrew Stauffer
Associate Professor, Director of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship)
University of Virginia

Matthew Gold
Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities
Executive Officer, M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
City University of New York

Marion Thain
Associate Director of Digital Humanities (Faculty of Arts and Science)
New York University

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