All Events

Special Event with Brian Turner

Date: April 7, 2015

Iraq War veteran, poet and memoirist, Brian Turner, reading from his poetry and his memoir, My Life As A Foreign Country (2014), and in conversation with Prof. Patrick Deer, Department of English, NYU

Presented by the Contemporary Literature Series, Department of English, the Cultures of War and the Post War Research Collaborative, Humanities Initiative at NYU

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

Great New Books in the Humanities with Kristin Ross

Date: April 8, 2015

Kristin Ross's new book Communal Luxury considers the political imaginary of the Paris Commune, viewed from the perspective of contemporary concerns: internationalism, the future of labor, the status of art, ecological theory and practice.

Greg Grandin
Professor of History, NYU

Andrew Ross
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Kristin Ross
Professor of Comparative Literature, NYU

Joan Scott
Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

Max Tomba
Assistant Professor, Historical Studies and Political science, Università di Padova

Moderated by

Dana Polan
Professor, Associate Chair of Cinema Studies, NYU.

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.

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

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 essay 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 for the Faculty of Arts and Science
New York University

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