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Great New Books in the Humanities: Political Performance in Syria by Edward Ziter

Date: December 9, 2014

Political Performance in Syria charts the history of a theatre that has sought the expansion of civil society, challenged existing Arab power structures, and imagined alternate political realities. While most of the works examined are oppositional, the book also considers the work of pro-regime artists. Placing performances in their historical context allows the reader to grasp how theatre makers have intervened in central debates in the Arab World, and to see the potential of theatre and performance to help build a vibrant civil society even in the aftermath of a bloody conflict.


Naila Al Atrash, Stage Director , Actor, Professor of Acting, Damascus, Syria

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Professor of History, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Edward Ziter, Associate Professor of Drama, New York University

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

Publish your first book!

Date: December 11, 2014

Join us for this action-oriented session on how to publish your first book in the humanities. This will be a roundtable discussion designed for post docs and junior faculty in the humanities and will feature editors from university presses and scholars, who will share their publishing experience.

There are 44 days between the last day of the fall semester 2014 and the first day of the spring semester in January 2015. Use these 44 days to make good progress on your book or article.

The discussion will be structure at around big questions:

  • Can I double submit?
  • How far does my manuscript have to be done to submit?
  • Should I publish an article now or wait for the entire book to be finished?
  • When is the best time to write?
  • How do I find a good and supportive writing group?
  • How long is too long?
  • Is e-publishing acceptable?
  • Will an e-book count for tenure?

Panelists include:

Susan Ferber
Oxford University Press

Ellen Chodosh & Eric Zinner
New York University Press

Joy Connolly
Dean for the Humanities, New York University

Lauren Benton
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, New York University


*This event is limited to post docs and junior faculty only*

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

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.

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