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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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The Native Country of a Heart: A Geography of Desire

Feb 28, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

001 Life Science Building

Cherríe Moraga reads from her forthcoming memoir.


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 3-of-4)

Mar 1, 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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Theory in the Flesh: Insurgent Knowledge and Radical Praxis

Mar 2, 2017, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Kilian Room (500 Hall of Languages)

Conveners for this conversation with Cherríe Moraga include Pedro Javier DiPietro (WGS), Kathryn Everly (LLL), Myrna Garcia-Calderon (LLL/LAS), Aja Martinez (WSRC), and Silvio Torres-Saillant (ENG).


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

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The Humanities as Profession and Practice

Mar 2, 2017, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

114 Bird Library (Peter Graham Room)

Teresa Mangum (University of Iowa)

Many humanities departments ask how they can prepare their graduate students for diverse careers. In many cases, graduate students are quietly going rogue, creating their own opportunities. However, some departments are also threading an “applied” approach to the humanities through students’ scholarly studies. Professor Mangum, a national leader in the public humanities, presents successful examples while reflecting on the challenge of maintaining the intellectual values of humanities departments while also expanding students’ opportunities.  

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Elements of Common Cause: Land and Water in Native and Indigenous Struggles

Mar 3, 2017, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

Cherríe Moraga will read briefly from A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness to open up a trans-national and cross-cultural conversation on land, water, sovereignty, spirit-practice, and community.  This community dialogue is hosted by Native American Studies.


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 4-of-4)

Mar 3, 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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Haunted Ethnography: new experimental documentary

Mar 9, 2017, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

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

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This group exhibition and related indoor screening showcases several recent video and experimental film works from an international selection of artists whose work explores the rich but problematic genre of ethnographic documentary as a locus of aesthetic and conceptual innovation in the medium, with an emphasis on the role of places, dislocation, and haunting. Q&A with attending artists and a reception follows the screening. The group exhibition will also be on view in the Everson Plaza.

Featured works / artists:

I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become + JaajiApprox., Sky Hopinka
Vague Images at the Beginning and End of the Day + Project Gasbuggy, Carl Elsaesser
Ghost Children + Toré, João Vieira Torres

Learn more at the UVP website.

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Annual Digital Humanities Lecture: Strategic Desire

Mar 16, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Guerlac Room, A.D. White House, Cornell University

Patrick Keilty (University of Toronto)

How do different industries design for desire? Does design work in pornography differ from similar practices in other industries? What can​ theories of desire add to our understanding of how such systems operate?


This working group event is supported by the CNY Humanities Corridor.

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Absurd? Obama, Camus, and the Politics of Hope

Mar 23, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Emerson Auditorium, Palamountain Halll, Skidmore College

David Newheiser (Australian Catholic University)

This talk explores Obama’s politics of hope—a hope that acknowledges its vulnerability but presses forward nonetheless—in the context of the current moment in American political life.


This working group event is supported by the CNY Humanities Corridor.

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Kathak: A Dance Concert Featuring Labonee Mohanta

Mar 25, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Marshall Hall, SUNY ESF [1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse]

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Kathak is a classical dance form from North India. In its 300+ year history, it has influenced the cultures of Asia, Africa and Spain.  Labonee Mohanta, a Kathak dancer of international renown, will be accompanied by Indradeep Ghosh on the violin, Jay Gandhi on the flute, and Indranil Mallick on the Tabla. This performance takes place on the nearby SUNY ESF campus.  Click here to view or download the event flier.


Additional support for this GSO-organized event comes from Art & Music Histories, South Asia Center, and Hendricks Chapel.

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Food and Identity - Out Here: A Documentary Film about Queer Farmers in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2017, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Heroy Auditorium

The Food Studies Program in Falk College hosts this screening and Q&A with filmmaker Jonah Mossberg.


Additional support comes from these SU units:

  • Sociology
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Anthropology
  • LGBT Studies & Brain Feeders FST student organization
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The Welikia Project: Discovering a Natural Sense of Place in New York City

Mar 30, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

100 Falk

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In this presentation by Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society, we'll learn how he and his many collaborators have rediscovered the enormous richness and diversity of nature of the place that, through a long process of social-cultural-and natural transformation, has become New York City.  Sanderson describes his process of discovery and how these findings are being used by teachers, government officials and everyday citizens to transform their experience of place, not just with respect to what was, but with an eye toward what can be.

Additional support for Sanderson's visit comes from the SU Departments of Geography, Religion, Ska-Nohn Great Law of Peace Center, and Sustainability Initatives.

PHOTO CREDIT: Historical view: Markley Boyer / The Mannahatta Project / Wildlife Conservation Society; Modern view: Yann-Arthus Bertrand / CORBIS

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Onondaga Lake: Visualizing the Natural/Historical Continuum

Mar 31, 2017, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

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This workshop explores digital methods and tools to visualize the natural and historical continuum of the indigenous, industrial, and post-industrial history of Onondaga Lake. Participants will come away with ideas for how to use digital technologies to layer together and tell stories about seemingly incompatible features, such as the sacred spaces, post-industrial wastebeds, and lost, secret, effaced or poisoned landscapes that make up Onondaga Lake. Includes a visit to Onondaga Lake and Ska-Nonh Great Law of Peace Center.  Participants may choose to attend all day, just morning or just afternoon sessions.

Please contact Jane Read (443-4279) by March 24 to register for the full or half day workshop; include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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The Place of Religion in Film: Son of Saul

Mar 31, 2017, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Halmi Screening Room, 141 Newhouse 3

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Ray Smith Symposium

June Hwang (University of Rochester)
Sara Horowitz (York University) 

Presented as part of the Ray Smith Symposium, this two-day “Place of Religion in Film” conference (March 31st - April 1st) this public plenary features York University Professor Sara Horowitz and University of Rochester Professor June Hwang discussing Jewishness, trauma and memory in their lectures on Lázló Nemes’s 2015 film, Son of Saul.  View or download the official event flier.  


Primary sponsors include: 
College of Arts & Sciences - Religion Department
ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Syracuse Humanities Center

Additional Syracuse University sponsors include:
Humanities Council - Ray Smith Symposium
Jewish Studies Program
Office of Research
Graduate School
English Department
Television, Radio, and Film
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Philosophy Department

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Speculation in Latin America

Apr 1, 2017, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Demotte Conference Room in the Campus, IC, Cornell University

Speculation in Latin AmericaSpeculative fiction provides complex reflections on the changes that are produced in the subject and society by technological advances.

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The Place of Religion in Film: What Now? Remind Me

Apr 1, 2017, 1:00 PM-5:15 PM

Watson Theater

Ray Smith Symposium

Joachim Pinto (Director)

A two-day “Place of Religion in Film” conference (March 31st - April 1st) culminates with Portuguese director Joachim Pinto introducing and facilitating a talkback on his 2013 documentary, What Now? Remind Me, a film that intimately reveals life with HIV, and offers poetic reflections on medicine, human evolution, art, and religion. View or download the official event flier.


Primary sponsors include:
College of Arts & Sciences - Religion Department
ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Syracuse Humanities Center

Additional Syracuse University sponsors include:
Humanities Council - Ray Smith Symposium
Jewish Studies Program
Office of Research
Graduate School
English Department
Television, Radio, and Film
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Philosophy Department

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Places of Resistance: Simulation and Dissimulation in Modern Italian Provincial Literature

Apr 4, 2017, 3:35 PM-4:45 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

Simulation and dissimulation are two rhetorical practices that – despite the more common negative acceptation – hold also positive traits. In "Places of Resistance...," Mauro Novelli (University of Milan, Italy) explores how characters who inhabited the peripheral places of the Italian province during the Fascist years were able to fight the oppressive political regime thanks to dissimulation of their intents.
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Borders Within Borders: Integration and Division Between Italy and Switzerland During the WWII Years

Apr 5, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tolley 304

Mauro Novelli (University of Milan, Italy) visits SU for a series of classroom discussions on the Fascist years in Italy, as well as this mini-seminar presentation, open to all who are interested.  

Advanced registration required by 3/28/17 to giannini@syr.edu. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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Problem Posing as a Way to Assess Writing with Students

Apr 6, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Kililan Room, 500 Hall of Languages

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Asoa Inoue (University of Washington - Tacoma)

Professor Inoue’s workshop explores issues of race, the importance of responding to student diversity in our classrooms, and the assumptions that undergird our assessment practices.  

Contact kjohnson@syr.edu for information or to request accessibility accommodations.


Additional support comes from Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.

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Doing Antiracist Assessment: Confronting Our Own White Supremacy in the Judgments of Writing

Apr 6, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Kililan Room, 500 Hall of Languages

Asoa Inoue (University of Washington - Tacoma)

Dr. Inoue offers a brief history of the racism and white supremacy inherent in dominant academic discourses and dispositions of teachers toward language. From this history, he explores possibilities for antiracist writing assessment practices in college classrooms. 


Additional support comes from Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.

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THATCamp CNY 2017

Apr 7, 2017, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Lower Level, Bird Library

THATCamp CNY 2017 is a day-long "un-conference" open to any interested undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. THATCamp ("The Humanities and Technology Camp") provides a great opportunity for humanists and technologists of all skill levels to learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Register online or contact jpwill03@syr.edu for information, or to request accessibility accommodations.
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School-based Mindfulness Interventions for At-risk Youth

Apr 14, 2017, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

123 Sims Hall

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Dr. Joshua Felver hosts this "brown bag" presentation providing a background in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in public school settings.

Teenagers raised in high-poverty neighborhoods are less likely to succeed in school and are often exposed to maladaptive social behaviors such as community violence and crime. Emerging research suggests that school-based mindfulness practices improve academic and social-emotional outcomes, offering exciting directions for supporting the needs of at-risk youth. This "brown bag" presentation provides a background in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in public school settings and will illustrate these practices by detailing the results from a randomized-control trial of a mindfulness curricula being delivered to Syracuse City School District high school students.

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2nd Annual Books in the Humanities Reception

Apr 18, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

The Humanities Center celebrates SU faculty/staff authors whose humanities-related publications were released in 2016.  Save the date; additional details coming soon.
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An Evening of Poetry with Gabriel Ramirez

Apr 19, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

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Acclaimed spoken-word poet Gabriel Ramirez comes to Syracuse for a public performance (and a writing workshop) on affirmation as a form of resistance. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Vibe Magazine, and at a TEDxYouth Conference. Ramirez uses powerful language to tackle controversial subjects such as white privilege and what it means to be Afro-Latino.


Hosted by:

  1. Writing Rhetoric Student Organization
  2. Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  3. Verbal Blend

 

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I Am Here: Affirmation as a Form of Resistance

Apr 20, 2017, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

319 Sims Hall

WORKSHOP WITH POET GABRIEL RAMIREZ

Writer, poet, playwright, educator, and activist Gabriel Ramirez conducts a small-group session to follow his evening of poetry (April 19). Ramirez is the 2012 Knicks Poetry Slam Champion and a member of the 2012 Urban Word NYC slam team. Featured in an off-broadway production of “Black Ink” he debuted “Sankofa” a one-man show he wrote and acted in himself, collaborating with award winning choreographer and director, Nicco Annan. Gabriel has performed on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, United Nations, New York Live Arts, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre and other venues & universities around the nation. He has also been featured in the Huffington Post, Vibe Magazine, Blavity, Upworthy and at a TEDxYouth Conference.

Space is limited: please RSVP to pwberry@syr.edu by April 6. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

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YOU ARE HERE: Expanding the Concept of Place [Gallery Reception]

Apr 20, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Special Collections, 6th floor - Bird Library

The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries presents an opening reception for the exhibit, "YOU ARE HERE: Expanding the Concept of Place." 

For most, the term “place” refers to a specific location or a singular state of mind. However, a shift in perspective can redefine “place” to include a vastly wider vocabulary that encompasses displacement, migration, and ways of moving through spaces that connect specifically to the Syracuse community: as in the geographical relevance of the Erie Canal and the imagined destination of the Underground Railroad. The physical manifestation of these historical events and social reform movements are often recorded and defined through handwritten notes, surveyor’s maps, personal photographs and journals. The exhibit “YOU ARE HERE” utilizes rare books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs and other artifacts from the permanent collection of the Special Collections Research Center at the Syracuse University Libraries to reframe and expand the notions of what this “place” is, was, and what it can be.


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Screening Singapore, Booktalk and Workshp

Apr 20, 2017, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM

374 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University

Sophia Harvey presents from her forthcoming book Screening Singapore: Sensuous Citizenship Formations and the National. The "Aromatic Images” talk engages with articulations of sensuous citizenship formations that emerge from the inter-sensorial dialogue between the distanced senses of sight and sound and the proximal senses of touch, taste, and smell.

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NY Public Humanities Grad Fellows Presentations

Apr 28, 2017, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Tolley 304 / Sainsbury Library

This year's New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Kishauna Soljour and Jesse Quinn discuss their current projects, answer questions about their work and the process and outcomes of pursuing a fellowship.

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Digital Spaces: 2nd Annual Cornell Graduate Student Digital Humanities Symposium

May 5, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 701, Olin Library, Cornell University

This half-day conference features roundtable panels, discussions and workshops, with an optional second-day co-working session (Saturday, May 6) in the new Olin Digital CoLab at Olin Library.

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CNY Ancient Philosophy Spring Workshop

May 6, 2017, 10:30 AM-6:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Jessica Gelber (University of Pittsburgh)
Krisanna Scheiter (Union College)
Ian Hensley (Cornell University)

This semi-annual workshop features presentations and in-depth discussion of current research on a variety of topics in ancient philosophy. Contact cinoble@syr.edu for information or to request accessibility accommodations.

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Local and Global Contexts of World Englishes

Jun 30, 2017, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Syracuse University

Conference June 30 - July 2, 2017

This conference features lectures and workshops on a broad array of topics drawn from a variety of interdisciplinary fields ranging from Information Studies, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Linguistic and Cognitive Sciences to International Business, English, Composition and Rhetoric, Media, Global Affairs and Policy Studies. Link to complete details at the conference website.


Support comes from the Humanities Center in addition to these Syracuse co-sponsors:

Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Vice Chancellor and Provost
College of Arts & Sciences
Office of Research
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Newhouse Center for Global Engagement
IAWE
Kiebach Cener for International Business Studies
Moynihan Global Affairs Institute (The Maxwell School)
Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Asian American Studies
Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
Latino/Latin American Studies Programs
Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Department of Psychology
SU Abroad and the Associate Provost for International Education
South Asia Center
Linguistic Studies Program