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Colloquium Disrupting Genre, Gender, and Generation: Conversations with Maestra Cherríe Moraga

Feb 27, 2017, 2:15 PM-5:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

This panel discussion moderated by SU's Myrna García-Calderón includes:

Presenters
Mary Pat Brady (Cornell)
Helena María Viramontes (Cornell)
Michelle Martin-Baron (Hobart & William Smith)
Eddy Alvarez (SUNY-Oneonta)

Respondents
Cristina Serna (Colgate)
Aja Martinez (Syracuse)
Pedro DiPietro (Syracuse)


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.  Additional support comes from the CNY Humanities Corridor.

 
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Caribbean Cinematic Festival

Feb 25, 2017, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse

The Community Folk Art Center highlights the richness of Caribbean culture through a series of film screenings, performances, workshops and discussions, February 23-26, thanks to support from African American Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Humanities Center is pleased to provide support for Saturday's film festival. The tentative schedule includes:

11 a.m.
Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) – 1 hour 18 minutes
A group of inmates at the General Penitentiary in Kingston, Jamaica are involved in a rehabilitation program based in music.

1:30 p.m.
Murder in Pacot (Haiti) - 2 hours 10 minutes
After the terrible January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a privileged couple struggles to reinvent a life amid the rubble of their villa in Port-au-Prince's upscale neighborhood of Pacot. Destitute and in desperate need for money to repair their home, the couple decides to rent the remaining habitable part of the villa to Alex, a high-level foreign relief worker, accompanied by Jennifer, aka Andrémise, his sassy, ambitious Haitian girlfriend.

4 p.m.
Dominica – 45 minutes
This is part 2 of a domentary depicting the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Dominica in October of 2016. 

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Media Studies and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Conference

Feb 25, 2017, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM

Kilian Room (500 Hall of Languages)

Joanne Bernardi (University of Rochester)
Aaron Gerow (Yale University)
Ogawa Hitoshi (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Josh Romphf (University of Rochester)
Paul Roquet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Fukuya Toshinobu (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Rebecca Xu (Syracuse University) 

The Media Studies and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Conference brings together leading scholars from the U.S. and Japan to discuss emerging questions and recent research related to Japanese film, media, and culture studies.  Mixing structured scholarly presentations with open-ended dialogue and exhibitions of creative work, the conference connects a range of perspectives in Japan Studies to broader dialogues in the humanities writ large.  

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Playwright Workshop with Cherríe Moraga (Session 2-of-4)

Feb 24, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sims Hall 319

Toward a Theater of Consciencia

This 4-session playwriting workshop will introduce students to the basic elements of writing for staged performance, including solo work. Exercises will encourage creative experimentation and critical (political) consciousness drawn personal and embodied experience. The workshop will emphasize the physicalization of character study, dialogue and monologue work drawn from oral traditions, and scene development through improvisation.

Participants should plan to attend all four sessions in the series:

Session 1: February 22 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 2: February 24 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 3: March 1 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 4: March 3 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall

UPDATE: These workshops have filled to capacity - registration is now closed. 


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

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Humanities Book Publishing Workshop with SUNY Press and SU Press

Feb 24, 2017, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Those interested in learning more about publishing a book in the humanities can brush up on best practices in a workshop led by:

Beth Bouloukos, Senior Acquisitions Editor, SUNY Press
Suzanne E. Guiod, Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse University Press

Through brief presentations and Q&A, participants will learn...

• How to effectively connect with an editor and find the press that is best for you
• Qualities of compelling book proposals and what editors look for
• What authors should consider when publishing their first book
• Tips and strategies for publishing in mid-career

Download the event flier to print or post.

Contact humcenter@syr.edu to request accessibility accommodations.


About the speakers…

Beth Bouloukos holds a Ph.D. from Cornell and taught at Fairfield University before pursuing editorial work, with particular interest in Latin American literatures and cultures, gender and queer studies. Beth is currently a senior acquisitions editor at SUNY Press and an affiliated member of the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at SUNY Albany.

Suzanne E. Guiod was appointed editor-in-chief at Syracuse University Press in 2012, after serving many years as editorial director of the University of Rochester Press. She has more than 15 years’ editorial experience in scholarly, professional, and trade publishing, and currently acquires projects in Middle East Studies, Arab American Studies, peace and conflict resolution, disability studies, and the history of sport.

About the presses…

A publisher of distinguished research and notable works of general interest since 1966, SUNY Press supports the commitments of the State University of New York to teaching, research, and public service. The press sponsors nationally recognized publication lists in African American studies, Asian studies, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, Italian American studies, Jewish studies, philosophy, political science, queer studies, religion, transpersonal psychology, and women’s studies. Through its Excelsior Editions imprint, the press produces exceptional works for all readers and showcases the peoples, histories, and natural beauty of the New York region.

Founded in 1943 by Chancellor William Pearson Tolley, Syracuse University Press is committed to serving scholars, promoting diverse cultural and intellectual expression, and preserving the history, literature, and culture of our region. SU Press produces rigorously edited, beautifully designed, and critically acclaimed books in specialized areas including Middle East Studies, Irish Studies, Native American Studies, Jewish cultural and literary history, peace and conflict resolution, television and popular culture, sports and entertainment, and New York State topics.

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Speaking in Tongues

Feb 23, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street, Syracuse

This multi-faceted event includes a public reception, a screening of "En Memoriam," and a performance of Gloria Anzaldúa's "Speaking in Tongues" with choreography by Cherríe Moraga.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

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Roundtable: Remembering This Bridge Called My Back

Feb 23, 2017, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

Maria Lugones (Binghamton University)
Vivien Ng (University at Albany)
Margo Okazawa-Rey (Hamilton College) 
Susy Zepeda (UC-Davis)
Gwen Pough (Syracuse University)


Chandra Talpade Mohanty (SU Women's and Gender Studies Chair) moderates a panel of speakers on This Bridge Called My Back, an anthology of writings by women of color, co-edited by Cherríe Moraga, this year's Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

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Playwright Workshop with Cherríe Moraga (Session 1-of-4)

Feb 22, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sims Hall 319

Toward a Theater of Consciencia

This 4-session playwriting workshop will introduce students to the basic elements of writing for staged performance, including solo work.  Exercises will encourage creative experimentation and critical (political) consciousness drawn personal and embodied experience.  The workshop will emphasize the physicalization of character study, dialogue and monologue work drawn from oral traditions, and scene development through improvisation. 

Participants should plan to attend all four sessions in the series:

Session 1: February 22 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 2: February 24 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 3: March 1 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 4: March 3 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall

UPDATE: These workshops have filled to capacity - registration is now closed.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

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Welcome Reception: An Evening with Cherríe Moraga

Feb 21, 2017, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

Members of the campus community are invited to welcome Cherríe Moraga to Syracuse for her two-week residency as this year's Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor.  Enjoy refreshments, a book-signing, and introductory remarks from and about Moraga, a poet, playwright-director, writer-essayist, educator and cultural activist.
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The Mathematics of Love, Play Reading

Feb 20, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Syracuse Stage

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The Department of Drama hosts a reading of The Mathematics of Love (written by Cherríe Moraga, Directed by Misha Chowdhury).


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

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Disadvantage and Discipline: Jackiem Joyner's Artistic Journey

Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

a photo related to the eventJackeim Joyner, Billboard #1 saxophonist and emergent author, describes his path from emancipated student (having attended Fowler High School in Syracuse) to renowned artist. Joyner's sounds and stories mix with panel discussion from Sydney Hutchinson (Art and Music History) and Meina Yates-Richard (English), moderated by Kal Alston, Executive Director of the Community Folk Art Center.
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Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor: Cherríe Moraga

Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM-8:00 PM

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This year's Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor is Cherríe Moraga, Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and the Comparative Program of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

Moraga’s body of work contributes centrally to an inclusive humanities horizon for the twenty first century. She is widely recognized for groundbreaking interventions in literature, drama, and feminist activism and theory. An array of lectures and workshops will connect Moraga to students and interested publics during her two week residency in Syracuse.  View or download the announcement of Watson events.

Scheduled activities:

February 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Mathematics of Love, Play Reading
Hosted by the Department of Drama / Syracuse Stage

February 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

February 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 1-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

February 23, 2 - 5 p.m.
Roundtable: Remembering This Bridge Called My Back
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

February 23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Screening / Performance: Speaking in Tongues
La Casita Cultural Center

February 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 2-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

February 27, 2:15 - 5 p.m.
Colloquium Disrupting Genre, Gender, and Generation: Conversations with Maestra Cherrie Moraga
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

February 28, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Native Country of A Heart, public lecture
001 Life Science Building

March 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 3-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

March 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Theory in the Flesh, Undergrad Dialogue
500 Hall of Languages

March 3, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Elements of Common Cause: Land and Water in Native and Indigenous Struggles
Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center

March 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 4-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

Partners and Co-Sponsors include:
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Department of Drama, English Department, Goldring Arts Journalism Program, La Casita Cultural Center, State University of New York Press, LaLUCHA (Latino Undergraduates Creating Change in America), Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Latino and Latin American Studies Program, LGBT Studies Program, Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center, Syracuse Stage, Women’s and Gender Studies, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, The Writing Program. 


The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship established by the Watson family to support the visits of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists. Previous holders of the professorship include: Saul Bellow, Laura Freixas, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Hans Mommsen, Toni Morrison, Mario Vargas Llosa, Leo Steinberg, Teresa de Lauretis, Stephen Greenblatt, Anthony Grafton, and Margaret Atwood.

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Vision of Sound: (making) PLACE

Feb 17, 2017, 7:30 PM-9:15 PM

Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse

The award-winning Society for New Music celebrates its 45th season by gathering an impressive roster of upstate composers and choreographers to collaborate on new works focused on what "place" has meant in their lives.

Choreographers:
Rose Pasquarella Beauchamp (Alfred University)
Brandon Ellis (Syracuse University)
Nanako Horikawa Mandrino (SUNY-Brockport)
Edward Murphy (SUNY-Brockport)
Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell (SUNY-Oswego)
Kaitley Wozer (Hobart-William Smith Colleges)

Musicians:
Rob Auler (SUNY-Oswego)
John Friedrichs (Syracuse University)
Ahreum Kim (Liverpool)
Jennifer Vaughn (Syracuse University)

Find complete details at the official website.

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Writing Our Lives as a Space of Healing in Troubling Times

Feb 17, 2017, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

123 Sims Hall

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Marcelle HaddixChair of Reading and Language Arts; Dean's Associate Professor, Director of RLA Doctoral Programs

Young people are increasingly dealing with violence and experiencing trauma in their everyday lives.  Schools and communities must be prepared to help students deal with these lived realities.  This Contemplative Collaborative "brown bag" presentation and discussion highlights the experiences of young writers, teachers, parents, artists, and community members who partner together to cultivate spaces for authentic writing practices through the Writing Our Lives youth writing project for students in grades 6-12 in the greater Syracuse area.

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Juan Juarez: Corpus

Feb 16, 2017, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Point of Contact Gallery, Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse

Corpus is a multi-media exhibition and presentation by Syracuse University professor and artist Juan Juarez. The collection includes photographs and videos that explore the meaning of space/place and a human desire to leave tangible remains after death, providing context to a larger physical existence.
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Queering Sexy B(l)ack: Queer Youth and Pedagogies of Sexual Agency

Feb 9, 2017, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

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Edward Brockenbrough, Ph.D. (University of Rochester)

Despite growing concerns in recent years over the plight of queer students in American schools, efforts to make schools more responsive to the needs of queer youth continue to fall short of queer-inclusive sexual health education. For Black queer youth in particular, the limited access to sex education in public schools persists as the stakes surrounding their sexual health have intensified. This presentation will draw upon findings from multiple scholarly projects to explore how Black queer youth engage in pedagogical acts that nurture their sexual agency, and it will consider how P-12 educators and other select stakeholders can support Black queer youth and other queerly identified young people in ways that are culturally responsive and socially just. 

Dr. Edward Brockenbrough, Associate Professor of Teaching and Curriculum in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, focuses on negotiations of identity, pedagogy, and power in urban educational spaces, particularly through the lenses of Black masculinity studies and queer of color critique.  Dr. Brockenbrough's visit is hosted by the School of Education within this year's Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series

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University Lectures: Jhumpa Lahiri

Feb 7, 2017, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Hendricks Chapel

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Jhumpa Lahiri was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) her debut story collection exploring issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. She delved further into the immigrant experience with The Namesake (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), which was made into a Fox Searchlight feature film in 2007.

Her book of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award -- the world’s largest prize for a short story collection -- and was a finalist for the Story Prize. Lahiri’s The Lowland (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House, 2013) won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction.

Lahiri's most recent work, In Other Words (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016) explores the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language.

This appearance is part of SU's University Lectures series, with additional support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Syracuse University Humanities Center, as part of its Syracuse Symposium series.

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Place and Displacement: Staging Diverse Cultural Geographies in American Theater

Jan 29, 2017, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Sutton Pavilion, Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Christian DuComb (Colgate University)
M. Gail Hamner (Syracuse University)
Clea Hupp (University of Arkansas)
Emad Rahim (Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Professor at Bellevue University)

In conjunction with its production of Disgraced, Syracuse Stage will host a panel of cultural scholars, theatre artists, and community members for an in-depth public discussion following the matinee performance on Sunday, January 29.

If we understand cultural geography as the study of cultural products and norms and their variations across and relations to spaces and places, what is the theatrical meaning of cultural geographies? How have contemporary writers such as Ayad Akhtar used the stage to explore and interrogate one’s relationship to place. And when does theatre become a provocative act of cultural displacement? This panel discussion is indented for community-wide audiences interested and eager to engage important and relevant questions about the role of art, especially theatre, in problematizing issues and discussion of race, religion, culture and place.

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Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows Presentations

Jan 27, 2017, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Tolley 304

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This year's Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows briefly discuss their work and engage in a Q&A / feedback session. Coffee and light breakfast will be available. [View / download a postable / shareable flier for this event.]

Amy Burnette, Ph.D. Candidate, English
Good on-set boads good end: Poetics of Origin in Edmund Spenser's Two Cantos of Mutabilitie
The fragmentary nature of Edmund Spenser’s Two Cantos of Mutabilitie, an apparently unfinished book of his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590; 1596), has been a subject of extensive debate. Published posthumously in 1609, it is unclear as to whether the Cantos were intended as a final installment to Spenser’s epic, part of a continuation thereof, or if they constitute a standalone poem. Drawing on English Renaissance ideas about memory, Burnette shows what the poem reveals, self-reflexively, about its incomplete status, arguing that the Cantos are crafted as a miniature analog of Spenser’s larger poetic process in The Faerie Queene.

Jessica Pauszek, Ph.D. Candidate, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
Access, Inclusion, and Preservation: Building The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers Archive
This presentation focuses on the collaborative, transnational print and digital archive which documents a network of community writing groups known since 1976 as The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers (FWWCP). Through a discussion of access, inclusion, and preservation, Pauszek argues that such collective work encourages us to consider the discursive boundaries and material conditions of embodied labor. Collaboration shifts how we understand knowledge production and literacy practices across community and university spaces.

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Humanities Research Roundtable: Archival Methods

Dec 9, 2016, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

The Humanities Center aims to foster intellectual community, highlight humanities scholarship at SU, and support humanities research.  A range of humanities scholars, working in different disciplines, eras, and cultural contexts, assembles in this roundtable to discuss how they engage in archival research. Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast as we hear more about our colleagues’ fascinating work!

Presenters include:
Joan Bryant (African American Studies)
Norman Kutcher (History)
Scott Stevens (Native American Studies & English)
Patrick Williams (Digital Humanities & SU Libraries)
Sascha Scott (Art History & Native American Studies)
Stephen Parks (Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Composition)
Beth Ferri (Disability Studies)
Wayne Franits (Art History)
Mario Rios Perez (Cultural Foundations of Education)
Amanda Winkler (Music History and Cultures)

Contact humcenter@syr.edu with any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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Inside the Brain: Synapses Lost and Found in Development and Alzheimer's Disease

Dec 8, 2016, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Lyman 132

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Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities

The 2016 Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture will be presented by distinguished neuroscientist Dr. Carla Shatz, Director of Bio-X at Stanford University and most recently recipient of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. 

In her talk, Shatz explains how connections in the adult brain are precise, but do not start out that way. Precision emerges during critical developmental periods as synapses - the delicate contacts between neurons that relay and store information - are either pruned away or grow in a process driven by learning. An unexpected set of molecules once thought only to function in the immune system was discovered in neurons and found to regulate pruning. Blocking the function of these molecules not only reopens a critical period for vision in adult brain, but also protects against memory loss in mice models of Alzheimer’s disease. New avenues for treating developmental disorders and AD may come from understanding the function of these molecules in the brain.

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Performance/History: Remembering the Dérive: Attunement, Mimesis, and Performance in the City

Nov 18, 2016, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Little Hall 201, Colgate University

Professor Elin Diamond (Rutgers University) is best known for her book, Unmaking Mimesis: Essays on Feminism and Theater, and her edited volume, Performance and Cultural Politics. She's also the author of Pinter's Comic Play and numerous articles that explore theater and performance through the lens of feminist and critical theory. Her seminar will be followed by a casual dinner. Professor Diamond will share a few texts for attendees to read in preparation; To RSVP, please contact Mary Simonson.
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The sonic mask: Digging up ethnicity and racism through music – The Dominican case

Nov 18, 2016, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Mini-Seminar with Darío Tejeda 

Visiting scholar, member of the Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic and director of the Instituto de Estudios Caribeños (INEC, Santo Domingo and New York City) Darío Tejeda, will explore the topics of music, race, and activism in the Dominican Republic and beyond. Participants are encouraged to attend the performance by New York City-based Afro-Dominican music group Pa’lo Monte on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 PM at the Community Folk Art Center.

Space for the mini-seminar is limited; please RSVP to Sydney Hutchinson. Include any requests for accommodations.

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Alguien al Otro Lado: Fall Roundtable on Poetry

Nov 15, 2016, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

340G Huntington Beard Crouse Hall

Three poets from Spain will discuss the theme of happiness in contemporary poetry with comments from Professor Josefa Alvarez and Professor Kathy Everly. 

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Early Modern Spanish: Literature, Politics and the Public Sphere in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Nov 11, 2016, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM

Kilian Room (500 Hall of Languages)

This workshop brings together scholars from the Central New York area and other nearby regions in order to discuss topics related to the relationship between Spain and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern period. Presentations will focus on a variety of Spanish literary and historical texts, as well as key individuals and events, that illustrate the complex cultural and political reality of the Mediterranean world, and how the different peoples of the region interacted with the dynamics of the Spanish Habsburgs empire. Presentations will be in Spanish and English.

For more information, contact Alejandro Garcia-Reidy.

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African American Studies Colloquium: Black Lives Matter in Art, History, and Literature

Nov 9, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Slocum Hall 214

This colloquium features scholars in art, history, and literature whose interdisciplinary research intersects with the current social and political conversations surrounding the modern civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter. Discussion focuses on the importance of the Humanities in shaping “Black World” responses to freedom, civil rights, and justice movements. Participants on the panel include: Clemmie Harris, Ph.D., African American Studies, Meina Yates-Richard, Ph.D., English and Casarae Gibson, Ph.D., African American Studies.
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Galician Landscapes in The Winterlings, by Cristina Sánchez Andrade

Nov 8, 2016, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Tolley 304 / Sainsbury Library

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Award-winning bilingual author, Cristina Sánchez Andrade, stops in Syracuse to present the recent translation of her 2014 novel, The Winterlings (in English). In this meet-and-greet setting, Andrade will sell and sign copies of her book as she talks about her craft and current Spanish literature.

Space is limited; please RSVP to Kathy Everly by 11/1/16.  Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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The Chinese Quest for Modernity from the Religious Perspective: When Sacred Space Becomes a Heritage Place: Pilgrimage, Worship, and Tourism in Contemporary China

Nov 7, 2016, 2:10 PM-3:30 PM

341 Eggers Hall

Professor Robert Shepherd (George Washington University) co-presents this talk with Professor Shin-yi Chao of the University of Rochester. For more information, contact Gareth Fisher. gfisher@syr.edu

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Jewish Studies: Technologies of Memory Series “Memory and Post-Memory”

Nov 5, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Barnes Hall, Cornell University

This presentation on memory and post-memory features Marianne Hirsch (Columbia) and Leo Spitzer (Dartmouth). For more information, contact Ayla Cline.

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New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellowship: Info Session about Applying for 2017-18 Fellowships and Presentation by Scarlett Rebman, 2015-16 Fellow

Nov 4, 2016, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tolley 304 / Sainsbury Library

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2015-2016 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellow Scarlett Rebman (History) and colleagues discuss working with the Southwest Community Center on her project, “Time Travelers: A Local History Summer Camp.”  In the camp project, students explored local struggles for human rights by taking field trips throughout central New York.

Following her presentation, Rebman and representatives from the CNY Corridor provide information and answer questions about the Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship Rebman served, and about the application process for the upcoming selection.  

The next application deadline is February 17, 2017.  Click to browse the fellowship FAQs and download the call for applicants.

A joint initiative between the Humanities Center and the Central New York Humanities Corridor, these fellowships are supported in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities supported in part by Daniel and Joanna Rose and a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek present Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)

Nov 3, 2016, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Huntington-Beard Crouse, Kittredge Auditorium

Gustav Deustch and Hanna Schimek will accompany a screening of their film, Shirley: Visions of Reality. Shirley is constructed of shots that are composed to closely replicate Edward Hopper using remarkable trompe l'oeil effects. All are welcome to join film studies students in this opportunity to meet and work with the visiting filmmakers.
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Workshop with Filmmakers Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek

Nov 3, 2016, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Tolley 304

Viennese artists Gustav Deutsch and Hanna Schimek lead a small group discussion prior to a screening of their film Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013), based on the work and life of American painter Edward Hopper. Drawing from the lives of Hopper and his wife, painter Josephine Nivison (who was sometimes called “Shirley” when modeling for Hopper), the film intimately explores a narrative of recollections and shifting social and cultural norms in the U.S. from the 1920s to the early 1960s.  Space is limited; contact cphanson@syr.edu for availability. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.
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Site Specific Art and Native History

Nov 2, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tolley 304

New York based Mohawk artist, Alan Michelson, conducts a small-group workshop for students from the visual arts and art history as well as those interested in the Native American aspect of his work.  He'll discuss the associated challenges, opportunities, and meditation on how a Native American visual artist draws on historical notions of place and its intimate relationship to the indigenous peoples connected to it.

Advanced registration required. RSVP to humcenter@syr.edu by 10/24/16. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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Seeing Place Through Indigenous Histories

Nov 1, 2016, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

a photo related to the eventNew York based Mohawk artist, Alan Michelson, who recently won a commission to create a permanent monument to the Native nations of what is now the Commonwealth of Virginia, will talk about his art and the issues that inform its creation.  Michelson’s artwork is perfectly suited for a meditation on how a Native American visual artist draws on historical notions of place and its intimate relationship to the indigenous peoples connected to it.
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The Chinese Quest for Modernity from the Religious Perspective: Lecture on Islam in Tibet

Oct 27, 2016, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Rush Rhees Library, Room 442, University of Rochester

Professor David Atwill (Penn State) explores the roots of Muslims in Tibet and offers an overview of their central role in the diplomatic tensions between India and China in 1960.  [Download the event flier here.]

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Anna Karenina

Oct 23, 2016, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Crouse-Hinds Hall 101

This free, public screening of the 2012 film Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright, includes a panel discussion on the roles of place and space in Tolstoy’s novel and the movie’s use of stage sets to capture or subvert those roles. Panelists include Dr. Rachel May, former professor of Russian literature at Macalester College and SUNY Stony Brook, and Karel Blakely, professor of scenic design and stagecraft at Le Moyne College. Refreshments will be provided. 

Space is limited; please RSVP to Rachel May.

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American Sisters: Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the First Fight for Human Rights

Oct 21, 2016, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Eggers 151

Louise Knight, author of two biographies of Jane Addams, will discuss her book-in-progress, a dual biography of the Grimke sisters, pioneering 19th c. American abolitionists and feminists.

The sisters, born in Charleston, S.C. to a wealthy slaveowning family, fled north in the 1820s to Philadelphia to escape life in a slave state. But their horror at slavery did not translate into social action until the new, immediate abolition movement persuaded them that the institution of slavery could end. They joined the campaign, lecturing widely, organizing abolition societies and gathering petition signatures on slavery.  They were the first American women to travel, lecture and organize for a secular cause. The opportunities the movement gave them and its emphasis in these years on human rights helped the sisters reinterpret their lives as women, while friendships with African American Quaker abolitionists deepened their understanding of racism.

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Interested in Pursuing Humanities Funding & Fellowships? Learn about Support Tools and Resources Available for Research!

Oct 21, 2016, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Tolley 304 / Sainsbury Library

Faculty and graduate students are invited to learn more about a range of University resources for pursuing Humanities grants, fellowships, and awards.

In this workshop we will cover:

• Using "Pivot" for tailored / curated searches
• Using "Grants Advisor" to identify humanities funding
• Other guides to funding in the humanities and interpretive social sciences
• Research support from SU Librarian specialists in the Humanities

Specialized staff from the Office of Sponsored Projects and the Libraries will introduce these tools and engage in Q&A with participants. Coffee and light breakfast available. Download the flier to post or share with interested colleagues.

Hosted by the Humanities Center, this event is supported by the Office for Research, OSP and the Syracuse University Libraries.

Funded, at least in part, by the CNY Humanities Corridor[/system-asset]

Urban Video Project's Screening + Q&A with Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Cemetery of Splendor

Oct 20, 2016, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Everson Museum of Art, Hosmer Auditorium, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse

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Fresh from the Cannes Film Festival, experience the latest feature-length film by celebrated Thai filmmaker, Apichatpong Weerasethakul at this screening of Cemetery of Splendor. The filmmaker conducts a live-stream Q&A following the screening. Attendees are invited to stay for a reception.


The screening of Cemetery of Splendor and Q&A with the filmmaker is made possible through the generous support of CNY Humanities Corridor and the Syracuse University Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This event is part of the official program of the 2016 Syracuse International Film Festival

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Syracuse International Film Festival

Oct 19, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

various screening locations

a photo related to the eventThe Humanities Center is a co-sponsor of the 13th annual Syracuse International Film Festival.  Screenings take place October 19-23 at various locations throughout the Syracuse area.  

Visit the official festival website for details or download the schedule here.
Funded, at least in part, by the CNY Humanities Corridor[/system-asset]

Critical Asian Cinematic Spaces Seminar: “Is Art Lighthearted?”

Oct 18, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

325 Slocum Hall

Led by Una Chung, PhD, Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Literatures (Sarah Lawrence College) this seminar on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor (2015) explores its unusual film semiotics, which not only puts into play compositional elements of visual representation but also directly incorporates thresholds of wakefulness and rhythms of awareness to produce an immersive cinema. The group investigates the aesthetics of lightness and the affective register of humor in this film for what they tell us about the changing conditions of knowledge and experience of art today.

Participants should RSVP to Lawrence Chua lachua@syr.edu for copies of the readings.

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Workshop: The Poetry of Place with Writers Adrian Matejka and Stacey Lynn Brown

Oct 14, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Serious writers and writing teachers, adult writing students from the Downtown Writers Center, and creative writing MFA students are encouraged to register for this mini-seminar with poets Matejka and Brown, a follow-up to their evening of readings at the YMCA Downtown Writers Center the night prior. 

Advanced registration required. RSVP to pmemmer@syracuseymca.org or 315-474-6851 (ext. 328) by 10/7/16. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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The Poetry of Place: Readings by Adrian Matejka and Stacey Lynn Brown

Oct 13, 2016, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

YMCA Downtown Writers Center, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse

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National Book Award finalist Adrian Matejka and acclaimed poet Stacey Lynn Brown are two writers for whom place (Matejka’s Indianapolis, Brown’s American South) has served as a crucial influence, affecting the subject matter, texture, and even form of their work. Their reading will be followed by a Q&A and book-signing.

Funded, at least in part, by the CNY Humanities Corridor[/system-asset]

Perspectives on Europe from the Periphery: Fall Lecture and Workshop on Language, Culture, and Writing

Oct 13, 2016, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Falk 275

Algerian/Italian author Amara Lakhous speaks about his relationship with language and culture as evidenced in his award winning fiction.
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Introduction to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive: Conducting Research with Audiovisual Testimonies of Genocide Survivors

Oct 10, 2016, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

Presented by Emilie Garrigou-Kempton (Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California), this gathering serves as an introduction, for researchers and teachers, to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive database, a repository of over 50,000 video testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the VHA has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide of World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996. Collected interviews span 63 countries and 41 languages.

In a vast majority of VHA survivor testimonies, interviewees speak of matters related to “place,” e.g., beloved family homes from which they had to flee or from which they were forcibly removed because of persecution; places of incomprehensible suffering; and places of refuge. The USC Shoah Foundation is “dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action.” The VHA workshop will familiarize attendees with the database interface and search engine; showcase examples of testimony use in innovative research and teaching by scholars from a wide range of disciplines; and allow attendees to start exploring material relevant to their own research and/or teaching.


Sponsors:
Humanities Center
University Libraries

Co-sponsors:
School of Education - Holocaust & Genocide Education Program
Maxwell School - Department of History, with the Newhouse School, Documentary Film & History
College of Arts & Sciences - Department of Languages, Literature, & Linguistics

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Wooden Stick Festival

Oct 8, 2016, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Skä·noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool

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Lacrosse descends from games played by various Native American communities. This festival celebrates its history in Onondaga Nation territory through Haudenosaunee speakers, music, dancing, stickmaking, crafters and food.

NOTE: This was originally scheduled as a two-day event and was publicized as such in our October mailer. While the Skä·noñh Center welcomes visitors all weekend, the festival itself runs Saturday only.

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Todd Gray: A Place That Looks Like Home

Oct 7, 2016, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Watson Theater, 316 Waverly Avenue

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In his exhibition, Todd Gray presents a series of collages that juxtapose images of pop culture, documentary photographs, portrait and visions from the Hubble telescope. His complex layered imagery generates a dialogue about the current state of identity politics, race relations, the African Diaspora and colonialism. In this lecture, Gray discusses his career that spans over 40 years of documentary photography, performance, sculpture and installation. Gray's 6pm lecture will be followed by a reception at 7pm.

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Writing Suburban Citizenship: Place-conscious Education and the Conundrum of Suburbia

Oct 6, 2016, 4:30 PM-5:45 PM

Schine Student Center 304 ABC

In this public talk, Robert Brooke (John E. Weaver Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln) will discuss theories and practices of place-conscious education in relation to suburban geographies.

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Workshop: Designing Place-Conscious Courses

Oct 6, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Prior to his public afternoon lecture, Robert Brooke (John E. Weaver Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln) presents a small-group workshop to help participants design and coordinate interdisciplinary place-conscious assignments, activities, and projects.

Advanced registration required. RSVP to rverity@syr.edu (315-443-1091) by 9/29/16. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.
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Finding Their Place: Performance by Merasi Musicians

Oct 4, 2016, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Slocum Auditorium

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The music and traditions of the Merasi, a group of former untouchable Muslim performers, are deeply rooted in place -- the district of Jaisalmer in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, India.  The Merasis have carried on a tradition that they received from thirty-eight generations of musicians who performed for Rajput maharajas and at temple festivals, where Muslim musicians, Hindu devotion, and rich local culture blend with striking results. Merasi performances embody the ecstatic lyrics of their Sufi and Hindu mystic songs. Dr. Sarwar Khan anchors an ensemble of seven to nine virtuoso musicians spanning three generations. 

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Workshop: Finding Their Place: Social Change and Merasi Identity

Oct 4, 2016, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

341 Eggers

For generations, the Merasi of northwest Rajasthan, India have been scorned as "Manganiyars", meaning beggars. Considered "untouchable", they have been denied access to education, healthcare, and political representation. Traditional folk music is the Merasi's only recognized means of social worth and today despite on-going caste prejudice, they persist in their roles as oral genealogists, storytellers, and musicians. With the assistance of two non-governmental organizations (NGOs), US-based Folk Arts Rajasthan (FAR) and India-based Lok Kala Sagar Sansthan (LKSS) the Merasi envision a tomorrow where they can live in peace and celebrate their heritage with dignity. In this presentation, Merasi performers and NGO staff will discuss the challenges that the Merasi face and how they are working toward social change. 

Advanced registration recommended. RSVP to elbridge@syr.edu by 9/26/16. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

Download the workshop flier.

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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival: various screenings

Oct 1, 2016, 1:00 PM-9:00 PM

Shemin Auditorium at Shaffer Art Building

The 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival concludes with a trio of features and a bonus presentation on Saturday, October 1, to feature interaction with filmmakers.

1:00 pm

The Crossing (George Kurian, 2015, Norway, Arabic and English with English subtitles, 55 min )

Following one of the most dangerous journeys of our time with a group of Syrian refugees fleeing war and persecution, this vivid documentary offers an intimate perspective into their harrowing experiences. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with new immigrant students from local high schools.

4:00 pm

Koza (Ivan Ostrochovský, 2015, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 75 min)
Skype Q&A with filmmaker

Watch trailer 

In a subtle fusion of documentary and fiction, Koza follows a young Roma boxer as he embarks on a tragicomic return to the ring in order to pay for his girlfriend's abortion. Ivan Ostrochovský's debut narrative feature casts Peter "Koza" Baláz as "himself," mixing details of Baláz's real life with invented situations to illuminate the grinding poverty and social marginalization experienced by Europe’s Roma communities.

Plus: a sneak-preview of a short film in progress by Lida & Mišo Suchý (2016, USA/Ukraine/Slovakia, closed captioned in English)

7:00 pm

Aligarh (Hansal Mehta, 2015, India, 120 min)
Skype Q&A with filmmaker

Watch trailer 

Based on a true-life story, this groundbreaking feature follows a young journalist in Aligarh as he uncovers a homophobic conspiracy behind the case of an Indian college professor who is caught by the press in bed with his lover.

Plus:

Reluctantly Queer (Akosua Adoma Owusu , 2016, Ghana, 8 min.)
A young Ghanaian man struggles to reconcile his love for his mother with his same-sex desire amid the increased tensions of sexual politics in Ghana.


Download the festival poster or find more info at the official festival website.

Festival Presenters:
Syracuse University Humanities Center (Arts & Sciences)
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival: Trick or Treaty?

Sep 30, 2016, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Shemin Auditorium at Shaffer Art Building

Legendary Canadian and Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s inspiring documentary reveals how collective challenges to settler colonialist interpretations of key treaties can bring political empowerment to indigenous communities as they fight for the protection of their lands and their natural resources. Screening features introduction and Q&A with filmmaker.

Trick or Treaty? (Alanis Obomsawin, 2014, Canada, 85 min, closed-captioned in English)

Watch trailer 

Download the festival poster or find more info at the official festival website.


Festival Presenters:
Syracuse University Humanities Center (College of Arts & Sciences)
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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Workshop with Filmmaker Trisha Ziff

Sep 30, 2016, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

The Dressler Room - Room 305 Newhouse 1

Writer, editor, curator and documentary filmmaker Trisha Ziff [The Man Who Saw Too Much, 2015] hosts a small group seminar, during her visit to SU for the Human Rights Film Festival.

Advanced registration required: RSVP to kmnorthr@syr.edu or 315-443-7358 by 9/21/16. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival: The Man Who Saw Too Much

Sep 29, 2016, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Winner of two Ariels (Mexican Academy Awards), Trisha Ziff’s enthralling documentary follows Enrique Metinides, who has spent his life documenting death in Mexico City as one of its most renowned and notorious photojournalists. This opening night screening and reception includes an introduction and Q&A with filmmaker.

The Man Who Saw Too Much (Trisha Ziff, Mexico, 2015, 88 min., Spanish and English with English subtitles)

Watch trailer

Download the festival poster or find more info at the official festival website.


Festival Presenters:
Syracuse University Humanities Center (College of Arts & Sciences)
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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Atelier 17: A Gathering Place for Avant-Garde Artists [Print Fair]

Sep 25, 2016, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

SUArt Galleries at Shaffer Art Building

Atelier 17 was a collaborative print center located in Paris that had a major impact on contemporary printmaking.  Organized and operated by Stanley William Hayter, the Atelier was relocated to New York City during World War II where it became a meeting place for European artists escaping persecution by the Nazi regime. These artists had a profound impact on American thinking about the graphic arts and helped usher in the Abstract Expressionist movement.

SUArt's series of events features guest speakers and print sellers Susan Teller Gallery, Dolan Maxwell, The Annex Galleries, The Old Print Shop and Thomas French Fine Art. 

SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSIONS at Shemin Auditorium at Shaffer Art Building:
Friday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Presenters include:  Domenic Iacono (Director, SUArt Galleries), Joann Moser (Smithsonian Museum), Christina Weyl (Freelance Curator), Andrew Raffery (RISD Professor)

PRINT FAIR HOURS at Shaffer Art Building Galleria:
Friday, September 23, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 
Presenters include: Susan Teller Gallery (NYC), Annex Galleries (San Jose, CA), Old Print Shop (NYC), Dolan Maxwell (Phila, PA), Thomas French Gallery (Akron,OH)


ONGOING (through May 2017)...

On display in SUArt Galleries' Print and Photo Galleries are two exhibitions that explore the 2016-17 Syracuse Symposium theme of "Place." Wanderlust: Travel Photography from the Syracuse University Art Collection investigates how artists from the late 19th century until today have been captivated by the potential of landscape images and its ability to transport our imagination whether the locale be exotic or not. Curated by exhibition and collection manager Emily Dittman, this display brings together historic albumen prints, travel albums, and contemporary black and white and color images from a variety of photographers working in the photographic medium over the past 120 years.

21 Etchings and Poems, a landmark publication that had a profound impact on contemporary art and culture, will be presented in its entirety in the Print Study Room. Curated by College of Visual and Performing Arts, Museum Studies graduate student Courtney Spencer Eppel, this exhibition presents twenty-one paired artists and authors to create unique works of art. The partnerships for this project included well-known artists and poets Peter Grippe and Dylan Thomas, Willem de Kooning and Harold Rosenberg, Letterio Calapai and William Carlos Williams, and Franz Kine and Frank O’Hara, among others. Many of the artist represented in this portfolio are also represented in the main gallery special exhibition About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17.

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Atelier 17: A Gathering Place for Avant-Garde Artists [Symposium and Print Fair]

Sep 24, 2016, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

SUArt Galleries at Shaffer Art Building

Atelier 17 was a collaborative print center located in Paris that had a major impact on contemporary printmaking.  Organized and operated by Stanley William Hayter, the Atelier was relocated to New York City during World War II where it became a meeting place for European artists escaping persecution by the Nazi regime. These artists had a profound impact on American thinking about the graphic arts and helped usher in the Abstract Expressionist movement. 

EXHIBITION DATES: August 18 through November 20, 2016

SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSIONS at Shemin Auditorium at Shaffer Art Building:
Friday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Presenters include:  Domenic Iacono (Director, SUArt Galleries), Joann Moser (Smithsonian Museum), Christina Weyl (Freelance Curator), Andrew Raffery (RISD Professor)

PRINT FAIR HOURS at Shaffer Art Building Galleria:
Friday, September 23, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 
Presenters include: Susan Teller Gallery (NYC), Annex Galleries (San Jose, CA), Old Print Shop (NYC), Dolan Maxwell (Phila, PA), Thomas French Gallery (Akron,OH)


ONGOING (through May 2017)...

On display in SUArt Galleries' Print and Photo Galleries are two exhibitions that explore the 2016-17 Syracuse Symposium theme of "Place." Wanderlust: Travel Photography from the Syracuse University Art Collection investigates how artists from the late 19th century until today have been captivated by the potential of landscape images and its ability to transport our imagination whether the locale be exotic or not. Curated by exhibition and collection manager Emily Dittman, this display brings together historic albumen prints, travel albums, and contemporary black and white and color images from a variety of photographers working in the photographic medium over the past 120 years.

21 Etchings and Poems, a landmark publication that had a profound impact on contemporary art and culture, will be presented in its entirety in the Print Study Room. Curated by College of Visual and Performing Arts, Museum Studies graduate student Courtney Spencer Eppel, this exhibition presents twenty-one paired artists and authors to create unique works of art. The partnerships for this project included well-known artists and poets Peter Grippe and Dylan Thomas, Willem de Kooning and Harold Rosenberg, Letterio Calapai and William Carlos Williams, and Franz Kine and Frank O’Hara, among others. Many of the artist represented in this portfolio are also represented in the main gallery special exhibition About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17.

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Terra Sangue Mare: Sicilian Folk Music and its Roots

Sep 23, 2016, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Setnor Auditorium

Sicilian Folk singer Michaela Musolino and her group, Terra Sangue Mare perform a collection of traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk music with elements of various world music traditions woven throughout the compositions. Narration throughout the concert will help explain and translate the represented experiences, history and culture of Sicily.

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Workshop: Sicilian Folk Music with Terra Sangue Mare

Sep 23, 2016, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Hall of Languages 114

Sicilian Folk singer Michaela Musolino and her group, Terra Sangue Mare present a workshop on Sicilian music and its roots, in which Ms. Musolino teaches dances from Southern Italy and Sicily and explains their origins and history.

Advanced registration required due to space limitations: RSVP to jtsorci@syr.edu by 9/16/16. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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Atelier 17: A Gathering Place for Avant-Garde Artists [Symposium and Print Fair]

Sep 23, 2016, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

SUArt Galleries at Shaffer Art Building

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Atelier 17 was a collaborative print center located in Paris that had a major impact on contemporary printmaking.  Organized and operated by Stanley William Hayter, the Atelier was relocated to New York City during World War II where it became a meeting place for European artists escaping persecution by the Nazi regime. These artists had a profound impact on American thinking about the graphic arts and helped usher in the Abstract Expressionist movement. 

EXHIBITION DATES: August 18 through November 20, 2016

SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSIONS at Shemin Auditorium at Shaffer Art Building:
Friday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Presenters include:  Domenic Iacono (Director, SUArt Galleries), Joann Moser (Smithsonian Museum), Christina Weyl (Freelance Curator), Andrew Raffery (RISD Professor)

PRINT FAIR HOURS at Shaffer Art Building Galleria:
Friday, September 23, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 
Presenters include: Susan Teller Gallery (NYC), Annex Galleries (San Jose, CA), Old Print Shop (NYC), Dolan Maxwell (Phila, PA), Thomas French Gallery (Akron,OH)


ONGOING (through May 2017)...

On display in SUArt Galleries' Print and Photo Galleries are two exhibitions that explore the 2016-17 Syracuse Symposium theme of "Place." Wanderlust: Travel Photography from the Syracuse University Art Collection investigates how artists from the late 19th century until today have been captivated by the potential of landscape images and its ability to transport our imagination whether the locale be exotic or not. Curated by exhibition and collection manager Emily Dittman, this display brings together historic albumen prints, travel albums, and contemporary black and white and color images from a variety of photographers working in the photographic medium over the past 120 years.


21 Etchings and Poems, a landmark publication that had a profound impact on contemporary art and culture, will be presented in its entirety in the Print Study Room. Curated by College of Visual and Performing Arts, Museum Studies graduate student Courtney Spencer Eppel, this exhibition presents twenty-one paired artists and authors to create unique works of art. The partnerships for this project included well-known artists and poets Peter Grippe and Dylan Thomas, Willem de Kooning and Harold Rosenberg, Letterio Calapai and William Carlos Williams, and Franz Kine and Frank O’Hara, among others. Many of the artist represented in this portfolio are also represented in the main gallery special exhibition About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17.

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Radical Healing in Schools and Communities, Dr. Shawn Ginwright (San Francisco State University)

Sep 22, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

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The Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series

This year's series, hosted by the School of Education, begins with Shawn Ginwright, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education and African American Studies, who weaves his years of research into touching examples to illustrate how strategy, logic, and plans seldom produce the transformation we seek. Schools, city governments and businesses can adjust their policies and practices but true change only happens when people’s hearts are transformed. Bold and nuanced, Dr. Ginwright’s talk inspires fresh, exciting views on how to transform schools from empty places of learning into hubs for social change.

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Mande Strings - Music and Place around the Black Atlantic

Sep 20, 2016, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Setnor Auditorium

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Mande Strings consists of three Malian artists, Kokanko Sata Doumbia, Assaba Dramé, and Lamine Soumano, playing guitar, kora, and two types of ngoni stringed instruments —the lute-styled jeli ngoni, and the harp-styled kamelen ngoni. Their performance demonstrates the connection of musical instruments to a Mande sense of place, as well as how aspects of Mande tradition (including techniques like slides, bends, pulls, and hammers) live on across the Black Atlantic in African American musical performance. 

Funded, at least in part, by the CNY Humanities Corridor[/system-asset]

The Chinese Quest for Modernity from the Religious Perspective (LLC2): The Book of Changes: from Confucian Classic to Counterculture Icon

Sep 16, 2016, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Rush Rhees Library, Room 456, University of Rochester

Professor Hon Tze-ki (SUNY Geneso) will discuss how I Ching (The Book of Change), a canonized Confucian classic, was translated into German and English, and eventually became a popular text in the counter-culture movement in the United States in the 1950s. For more information, contact Elya Zhang.
Funded, at least in part, by the CNY Humanities Corridor[/system-asset]

Jewish Studies (LLC17) Technologies of Memory Series: Concert by Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon

Sep 15, 2016, 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sage Chapel, Cornell University

Composers Julia Wolfe (2015 Pulitzer Prize) and Michael Gordon, co-founders of the renowned NYC-based group, Bang on a Can, team up for a concert of their works that focuses on spirituality and music. Features music for choir, string quartet, amplified rock ensemble, and the premiere of Wolfe’s duo for cello and double bass by John Haines-Eitzen and guest bassist Tomoya Aomori. For information, contact jewishstudies@cornell.edu.
 
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of Music, and funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

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Fulbright Fellowships for Faculty: A Strategic Approach

May 6, 2016, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

304 Tolley

Recently tenured faculty will gain tips and strategies for pursuing support, placing particular emphasis on projects of broad scope and high significance

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Fulbright Fellowships for Faculty: A Strategic Approach

May 5, 2016, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons(Bird Library)

Understand key factors for developing successful Fulbright proposals, including review panels and their expectations. Suitable for faculty in all fields (Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Law, Arts, Journalism, Education, Business)

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A First Step in Humanities Competitions: Short-Term Fellowships at Humanities Research Libraries

May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

304 Tolley

Explore the importance of pursuing short term residencies as a pivotal step in effectively pursuing larger awards and appointments.

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Effective Applications for Humanities Funding & Fellowship:A Substantive Approach

May 4, 2016, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons(Bird Library)

Alan Rutenberg presents strategies for conceptualizing then crafting compelling, competitive proposals for Humanities funding and fellowships (NEH, ACLS, Guggenheim, Rome Prize)

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CNY Humanities Corridor Seminar: Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellow Paul Arras

Apr 27, 2016, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

304 tolley

Advanced Registration Required

RSVP by April 25 to mmditmar@syr.edu. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

2015-2016 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellow Paul Arras(History) discusses working with near Westside initiative to produce stories with neighborhood residents. The fellowship is supported in part by Daniel and Joanna Rose and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Barefoot Solutions: A Mini-Seminar. Syracuse Symposium Networks Series

Apr 22, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 tolley

Advanced Registration Required

To get on the waitlist contact:elbridge@maxwell.syr.edu

In this small group session, Bunker Roy delves deeper into the 'Barefoot' solutions that have become agents of change for millions of rural villagers in India. NOTE: this session has filled to capacity.

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Barefoot Solutions: Networking Rural India and a Global Initiative. Syracuse Symposium Networks Series

Apr 21, 2016, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

'Bunker' Roy, founder of internationally acclaimed Barefoot College in India, helps empower rural communities through efficient use of solar energy, water, education, women’s empowerment, and wasteland development. Principal partners for Roy’s visit include the South Asia Centre at Syracuse University, South Asia Program at Cornell University, and SUNY ESF with additional support from SU’s college of Arts and Sciences. School of Architecture, School of Education, Whitman School of Management, WiSE(Women in Science and Engineering), Democratizing Knowledge Project, Renee Crown University Honors Program.
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Humanities Book Signing Reception

Apr 20, 2016, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Goldstein Faculty and Alumni Center

In what may become an annual signature event, the Humanities Center invites the campus community to celebrate books in the humanities published by SU faculty and staff in 2015.

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Saya Woolfalk: Chimeras, Empaths, and Utopias. VPA Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Apr 14, 2016, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Everson Museum, 401 Harrison Street

Advanced Registration Required

Multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk talks about her fictional utopian universe that blends science fiction, fantasy and cultural anthropology, imagining plant-human hybrids and their society.

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The Pitfalls and Promises of Translation

Apr 8, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 tolley

Advanced Registration Required

RSVP to keverly@syr.edu by March 31. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

Participants gain insight into the process of professional translation from English to Spanish through close textual readings from Elizabeth Smart’s novel By grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, translated by Laura Freixas. Registrants will receive materials before the workshop.

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Implications of Embodied Neuroscience for Understanding of the Self. Contemplative, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Group, Syracuse Symposium Networks Series

Apr 6, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Kittredge Auditorium at Huntington Beard Crouse(Opening reception at 5 p.m.)

Supported by recent neuroscience studies, Kerr argue for a view of the self that is rooted in multisensory integration and embodied feelings, posing important implications for humanistic scholarship, interdisciplinary inquiry, and understanding of a sense of well-being.

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Brown Girl Dreaming: Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series

Apr 5, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Gifford Auditorium at Huntington Beard Crouse

The school of Education hosts Jacqueline Woodson, celebrated author of Brown Girl Dreaming (2015 Newbury honor) and Miracle Boys(2001 Coretta Scott King Award), who visits SU to share stories about growing up as an African American in the 1960s and ‘70s.

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Women Writers and Autobiography: A Gendered Genre

Apr 5, 2016, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons(Bird Library)

Advanced Registration Required

It is generally supposed that women’s literature is prone to using autobiographical material. Are there similar tendencies in other subaltern groups(e.g, African Americans, Latino/as, Jews, gays)? Freixas explores the social and political implications of these ideas.

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Conversation with Writer, Critic, and Feminist Laura Freixas

Apr 4, 2016, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

202 Hall of Languages

The creative Writing Program hosts this engaging small group conversation with Spanish writer Laura Freixas

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Moving For Social Justice: Putting Your Whole Self In

Apr 1, 2016, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

123 Sims

Attendees should wear comfortable clothes.

Although many of us grew up treating our minds and bodies as separate, they are one entity. This participatory session explores ways (and music) to move our bodies as part of building community, challenging oppression, and creating new vision.

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The First Page: The Importance of Beginning a Novel

Apr 1, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley

Advanced Registration Required

RSVP to keverly@syr.edu by March 24. Include any request for accessibility accommodations.

The first page of a novel is crucial. It needs to grab the reader and present the principal elements of the story. In this workshop, participants qill produce the first page of their novel and move from a vague idea to a concrete beginning.

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Internet, Darknet, Alternet // The Past, Present, and Future of Cooperatively Run Networks

Feb 26, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 tolley

Advanced Registration Required

RSVP to awinkler@syr.edu by February 16, 2016. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

Emerson leads the group in imagining what a cooperatively owned/run network might look like.

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Other Networks: Hands-on History in the Media Archaeology Lab (Lori Emerson)

Feb 25, 2016, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons(Bird Library)

Emerson directs the Media Archaeology Lab, a facility providing access to obsolete but functional media from the early 20th century to the 21st century for research and educational purposes.

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Black Lives Matter - Black History Month Commemorative Lecture

Feb 23, 2016, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Hendricks Chapel

Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, is a writer and community organizer who advocates for black people and queer communities, fights against racial profiling and police violence, and campaigns for improved working conditions for all underserved minority communities.

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Musical Methods for Teaching and Researching Movement in Sport

Feb 22, 2016, 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

304 tolley

Advanced Registration Required

RSVP to drjustic@syr.edu by February 15, 2016. Include any requests for accessibility accomodations.

This participatory workshop explores strategies for understanding kinetic ethnography through social media, video interview, motion captures.

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Players on the Field: Thinking about Musical Humanity through Sport

Feb 22, 2016, 2:15 PM-3:35 PM

Killian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

What can music scholars learn from studying sport? Using ethnography, Dr. Dueck connections to the music- and dance like- social textures in sports.

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Modeling Qualitative Data

Feb 11, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

304 Tolley

Advanced Registration Required

RSVP to jpwill03@syr.edu by February 4, 2016. Include any request for accessibility accommodations.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own qualitative data(field notes, interviews and texts) to practice techniques for analyzing patterns and claims.

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Three networks walk into a bar...

Feb 10, 2016, 2:15 PM-3:45 PM

Killian Room, Hall of Languages

What is network? in social science research, there are at least three answers to that question...
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Imagining Mattering: Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy

Feb 4, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

Dr. Love describes creating a space where black lives matter and students become engaged in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion and justice.
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For Those Who Cant be Here Today: Prison Mindfulness. Contemplative Collaborative Brown Bag Series

Jan 29, 2016, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

123 Sims Hall

This moderated discussion considers mindfulness as a form of social justice, integrating the spoken words of incarcerated people.

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Public Humanities Fellowships Info Session

Jan 29, 2016, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Tolley Library(301 Tolley)

This informal dialogue highlights the work of current and prior and NYS Public Humanities Fellows and provides guidance for grad students interested in pursuing a 2016-2017 Public Humanities Fellowship before the February 12th application deadline. Light refreshments available.