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Les Registres de la Comédie-Française à l’épreuve de la pratique

Date: October 15, 2014

The digitization of the Comédie-Française’s administrative records for the period between 1680-1793 offers a wealth of new data for expanded areas of scholarly investigation and analysis of productions and theater audiences. At the same time, new understandings of 17th and 18th century theater practice pose new questions and possibilities for contemporary presentations of the classical repertoire.

This initiative will be the first opportunity to study the administrative records of the Comédie-Française from 1680 to 1793, using a database that is currently being built by a team of technicians from MIT.

All sessions in French.

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


Women Innovators in Culinary History

Date: October 22, 2014

In the emerging arena of food studies, there is growing interest in the people whose lives and work have shaped our relationships to food and cooking. Food scholars who have examined women in culinary history discuss the use of existing historical archives and the creation of their own archives to help fill out the historical record.

Dr. Tracey Deutsch, Associate Professor of History , University of Minnesota

Dr. Erin Branch, Assistant Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University

Dr. Megan Elias, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Sara Franklin, Doctoral Candidate in Food Studies, New York University

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


Great New Books in the Humanities: Critical Terms for the Study of Gender

Date: November 11, 2014

In the introduction to Critical Terms for the Study of Gender, Dr. Catherine Stimpson and Dr. Gilbert Herdt call attention to the ways in which “gender systems pervade and regulate human lives—in law courts and operating rooms, ballparks and poker clubs, hair-dressing salons and kitchens, classrooms and playgroups.” With regard to the interdisciplinarity of Gender Studies, the editors suggest that “Exactly how gender works varies from culture to culture, and from historical period to historical period, but gender is very rarely not at work. Nor does gender operate in isolation. It is linked to other social structures and sources of identity.” The twenty-one essays in this volume of the University of Chicago Press’s “Critical Terms” series consider the rapidly changing study of gender in very different disciplinary contexts. This event is 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


Great New Books in the Humanities: The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Date: November 18, 2014

Dr. Emanuela Bianchi’s new book explores how Aristotle's ideas about sex and gender in his biological writings infuse his physics, metaphysics, and cosmology, and argues that the traditional understanding of the female as allied with passive matter is inadequate, and should be supplanted by an understanding of the feminine as symptomatic, representing chance and what disrupts the teleological system. Dr. Bianchi is an Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Milan-Biococca. The panel will include Dr. Simon Critchley, the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, and Dr. Claudia Baracchi, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. Joy Connolly, Dean for Humanities
, will moderate.

Dr. Emanuela Bianchi, Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Milan-Biococca

Dr. Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research

Dr. Claudia Baracchi, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research

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