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Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell and the Rock Biography: A Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis and David Yaffe

Feb 19, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

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Anthony DeCurtis (Music Critic)
David Yaffe (SU Humanities)
Theo Cateforis, moderator (Art and Music Histories)

Using their recent books -- Lou Reed: A Life (DeCurtis) and Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell (Yaffe) -- as a springboard, the authors talk about the process of sifting through interviews, anecdotes, historical records, personal artifacts, press accounts, public documents and other sources to tell someone else's story. Moderator, Cateforis, asks how writers strike a balance between their own subjective history with the music and objective chronicling. DeCurtis and Yaffe will also sign copies of their books, available for sale.

Click to view or download the event flier.

Bonus activity - February 19:
The Music of Lou Reed, a listening session with student performance
2:00 – 3:20 p.m. in conjuction with "Rock Music" class HOM 378
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
Contact Theo Cateforis for more information.


Biography: Anthony DeCurtis, a longtime editor for Rolling Stone magazine, also holds a Ph.D. in American literature from Indiana University, is the author and editor of half a dozen books, and has won numerous awards, including a Grammy for his liner notes to the Eric Clapton box set. Decurtis’s portrait of Reed has already won praise as “the best Reed biography to date” (New York Times Book Review).

Supporters include:

  • Department of Art and Music Histories
  • Department of English
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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TENDER R/AGE :: RABIA TIERNA

Feb 21, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

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Adela C. Licona (University of Arizona)

This Syracuse Symposium keynote address is a call to action. NO CAGES. JAULAS NO. This multimodal interventionist art project circulates as a coalitional gesture. It recognizes that forced separation is not a new practice but one with a long and brutal history connected to colonization, slavery, internment, and imprisonment. In collaboration, Licona contextualizes and connects these histories to specific cruelties presently being enacted on migrant and refugee children and their families at the US/Mexico border. This online and installation-ready project participates visually, textually, and sonically in a collective outcry against the caging of children and other migrants. 

A reception follows the program.

View or download the event flier.


Biography: Adela C. Licona, University of Arizona, Associate Professor of English and Vice Chair of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate minor, is affiliated in Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute of the Environment, and Mexican American Studies. Her research and teaching interests include space and visual rhetorics, cultural, ethnic, gender, and sexuality studies, race, borderlands studies, environmental justice, feminist pedagogy, community literacies, action-oriented research and arts-based inquiry.

Licona’s photography has appeared in Versal; Edible Baja Magazine; TRIVIA; Proximities; Terrain; Kairos; Community Literacy; and The Rasp and the Wine. It has been exhibited across the US. She was awarded a 2018 PLAYA Residency. Her series, “Shedding Skin”, with artist-scholar Cara Hagan was awarded Honorable Mention for the “Women Seeing Women” category of the 12th Julia Cameron International Award.

Licona is co-editor of Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward (JHUP, 2009), author of Zines in Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2012), and co-editor of Precarious Rhetorics (OSUP, 2018).

Licona co-directed the Crossroads Collaborative, a Ford Foundation-funded think-and-act research, writing, and teaching collective designed for action-oriented research on youth, sexuality, health, rights, and justice. With graduate students, she co-founded Feminist Action Research in Rhetoric, FARR, a group of progressive feminist scholars committed to public scholarship and community dialogue. She is a member of the Colectivo Fronteristas art collective.

Licona served as Co-Chair of two National Women’s Studies Association Conferences (2015-16), is Editor Emeritus of Feminist Formations, and serves on advisory/editorial boards for QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, Feminist Formations, the Primavera Foundation, and the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, a project of Spoken Futures.


Additional supporters:

  • Art and Music Histories
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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RELATE: A Workshop on Engaged Scholarship

Feb 22, 2019, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Adela C. Licona (University of Arizona)

Licona engages participants in a shared dialogue about action-oriented, interdisciplinary approaches to community building and engagement through a relational, borderlands framework. Fostering collaboration, forging coalition, and enacting multiple methodologies to spark multidimensional imaginaries and bridge art with action will be discussed.

To RSVP, contact humcenter@syr.edu by February 13 and include any accessibility requests.

View or download the event flier.


Biography: Adela C. Licona, University of Arizona, Associate Professor of English and Vice Chair of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate minor, is affiliated in Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute of the Environment, and Mexican American Studies. Her research and teaching interests include space and visual rhetorics, cultural, ethnic, gender, and sexuality studies, race, borderlands studies, environmental justice, feminist pedagogy, community literacies, action-oriented research and arts-based inquiry.

Licona’s photography has appeared in Versal; Edible Baja Magazine; TRIVIA; Proximities; Terrain; Kairos; Community Literacy; and The Rasp and the Wine. It has been exhibited across the US. She was awarded a 2018 PLAYA Residency. Her series, “Shedding Skin”, with artist-scholar Cara Hagan was awarded Honorable Mention for the “Women Seeing Women” category of the 12th Julia Cameron International Award.

Licona is co-editor of Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward (JHUP, 2009), author of Zines in Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2012), and co-editor of Precarious Rhetorics (OSUP, 2018).

Licona co-directed the Crossroads Collaborative, a Ford Foundation-funded think-and-act research, writing, and teaching collective designed for action-oriented research on youth, sexuality, health, rights, and justice. With graduate students, she co-founded Feminist Action Research in Rhetoric, FARR, a group of progressive feminist scholars committed to public scholarship and community dialogue. She is a member of the Colectivo Fronteristas art collective.

Licona served as Co-Chair of two National Women’s Studies Association Conferences (2015-16), is Editor Emeritus of Feminist Formations, and serves on advisory/editorial boards for QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking, Feminist Formations, the Primavera Foundation, and the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, a project of Spoken Futures.


Additional supporters:

  • Art and Music Histories
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Prince's Marcus Anderson: Artist and Entrepreneur

Feb 25, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

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Marcus Anderson (Saxophonist, Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation)
Tanisha Jackson (Community Folk Art Center)

Billboard chart-topping saxophonist Marcus Anderson describes his journey – his youth, his years honing his craft as a member of Prince’s New Power Generation Band, tours with Cee-lo and others, and his new entrepreneurial product launch, ANDcoffee. In the context of Black History Month, he will reflect on the current state of the music business and how music can promote social/cultural understanding. Conversation, moderated by new CFAC Executive Director Tanisha Jackson, will include solo performance by Anderson.


Master Class opportunity - Monday, February 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse

Anderson will coach local urban youth in a free master class -- open to all musicians and spectators. RSVP to 315-442-2230 by Feb. 18. Include any accessibility accomodation requests.

Supporters include:

  • Department of Art & Music Histories
  • Community Folk Art Center
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Stories We are Told, Stories We Tell: Explorations in Ethnographic Methods

Feb 26, 2019, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers

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Kirin Narayan (Australian National University)
Joyce Flueckiger (Emory University)
Corrine Dempsey (Nazareth College)
Priti Ramamurthy (University of Washington)

In recognition of the careers of two South Asian Studies faculty at SU, Susan S. Wadley and Ann Grodzins Gold, Anthropology, Religion, and South Asian Studies host a panel of renowned scholars sharing stories about their work in and beyond India.

View or download the flier here.

Supporters include:

  • Anthropology
  • Religion
  • South Asia Center
  • Ray Smith Symposium
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Using Story Circles for Curricular Development in the Age of Global Capitalism

Feb 27, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Deborah Mutnick (Long Island University - Brooklyn)

In this workshop designed for teaching faculty, participants examine difference across lines of race, class, gender or other aspects of experience, and share stories about teaching and learning in order to reflect critically, creatively and collectively on curriculum development amid the restructuring of higher education in the age of global capitalism.

For additional information, guidelines and FAQs on story circles, visit the Roadside Theater website.

Please RSVP to Erika Dwyer Feb. 19 and include any accessibility accommodation requests.

Note that Dr. Mutnick also presents a public lecture in the afternoon.

Supporters include:

  • CNY Humanities Corridor
  • PARCC Labor Studies Working Group
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition 
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • SU Libraries
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Rethinking Pathways to Freedom in an Era of Economic Austerity

Feb 27, 2019, 2:15 PM-3:45 PM

Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

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Deborah Mutnick (Long Island University - Brooklyn)

In this public lecture, Mutnick describes how a community-based course she developed uses library, archival, and digital literacies to deepen students' understanding of academic research and writing. Her visit is sponsored by Composition, Labor and Embodiment -- a Humanities Corridor working group focused on the challenges and possibilities of writing education in an era of economic austerity, retrenchment, and transnationalization in higher education.

Download the event flier here.

Supporters include:

  • CNY Humanities Corridor
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • English
  • Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • PARCC Labor Studies Working Group
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • SU Libraries
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition 
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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No Innocence 'This Side of the Womb' : Confronting Issues of Equality, Privilege, and Justice, From Syracuse and South Africa

Feb 28, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

5 p.m. Keynote by The Very Rev Michael Weeder (Dean of St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town)

Panelists:
Ellen Blalock (Journalist, Artist, Syracuse)
Paul Botes (Photographer, Mail & Guardian, South Africa)
Jaleel Campbell (Artist, Syracuse)
Gabrielle Goliath (Artist, South Africa)
Simon Gush (Artist, South Africa)
Khadija Patel Hadija (Editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian, South Africa)
Neelika Jayawardan (SUNY-Oswego)
Joe Lee (WAER, Syracuse)
Michelle Schenandoah (CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Rematriation Magazine, Oneida Nation)
Niren Tolsi (Journalist, South Africa)
John Western (Geography, Syracuse University)

Confronting issues of equality, privilege, and justice will be the focus of this daylong experience hosted by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement and Syracuse University. The afterlife of slavery, apartheid, and colonialism runs deep. South Africa and the United States share the struggle to build a better future while being honest about our present, as well as our past. The event brings together U.S. and South African artists, academics, policymakers, journalists and the audience to analyze how we have responded to our shared struggles. Audience members will be surrounded by the imagery and sounds of South Africa while being encouraged to participate in panel discussions through the rotating open panel chair.

Accessibility information: Contact Audrey Burian at 315-443-1930.

Download the event flier here.

Daytime Panel topics:

Politics, Power, and Faith – There Is No Innocence This Side of the Womb
The creation of the repressive state. How did we get here? The situation on the ground.

The Arts – Ordinary Acts, Extraordinary Promise
Art’s role on unpacking and pushing back against injustice.

Communication – No Easy Walk to Freedom
The role of a free press in providing a reflection of our societies and a method of holding the powerful to account.

South Africa to Syracuse – A Common Struggle
How issues of inclusion, diversity, and class affect us all, regardless of geography. Where are we going now?

Supporters:

  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts / Transmedia
  • Light Work
  • WAER Syracuse Public Media
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Undoing Bad Press: Rethinking Haudenosaunee Historical Events Erroneously Portrayed in the Jesuit Relations

Mar 5, 2019, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Susan Hill (University of Toronto)

The appearance of the French Jesuits at Onondaga Lake from 1656-58 has been narrated as a triumphal story of first contact with the Onondaga Nation. This is profoundly different from the Onondaga versions of this encounter that are recorded in wampum belts and told in oral stories.  Hill's talk examines the gap between written and oral versions of this encounter.

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Indigenous Haudenosaunee Stories of the 17th Century Encounter with the Jesuits

Mar 6, 2019, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

Susan Hill (University of Toronto)
Philip Arnold (Syracuse University)
Scott Manning Stevens (Syracuse University)

Religion hosts a panel discussion and workshop at the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, followed by a traditional Haudenosaunee lunch. RSVP by February 26 to Deborah Pratt and include any accessibility accommodation requests.

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Books, Blogs and Tweets: Writing Across Genres in the Academy

Mar 7, 2019, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

319 Sims

Maisha T. Winn (University of California-Davis)  

Winn, a restorative justice scholar, shares the journey of taking her new book, Justice on Both Sides, into various contexts.

Space is limited; please RSVP to Erika Dwyer by February 21. Include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

Winn is Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) at UC Davis.

Supporters include:

  • Central New York Humanities Corridor [Incarceration and Decarceration/Revival Cultures Working Group]
  • The Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series
  • School of Education
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • English
  • Syracuse Unviersity Humanities Center
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Build: The Power of Hip Hop in a Divided World

Mar 7, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Mark Katz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

In this public lecture, Katz tells the little-known story of the emergence of hip-hop diplomacy, explaining the circumstances that led the State Department to invest significant resources into sending hip-hop artists around the world as cultural ambassadors.

Additional supporters:

CNY Humanities Corridor [Sound and Media Working Group]

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Futures Matter: Five Pedagogical Stances for Shifting Toward Justice

Mar 7, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Watson Auditorium

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Maisha T. Winn (University of California-Davis)

In her book Justice on Both Sides: Transforming education through restorative justice, Winn asserts that four pedagogical stances, History Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Matters are essential for learning communities to engage in their pursuit of justice. In this talk, Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stance, Futures Matter, using Stetsenko’s Transformative Activist Stance (TAS) framework. 

Winn is Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) at UC Davis.

Download the event flier here.

Supporters include:

  • Central New York Humanities Corridor [Incarceration and Decarceration/Revival Cultures Working Group]
  • The Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series
  • School of Education
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • English
  • Syracuse Unviersity Humanities Center
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Man on Fire (Film Screening)

Mar 21, 2019, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Kittredge Auditorium, HB Crouse

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James Chase Sanchez (Middlebury College)

Sanchez's documentary Man on Fire untangles the pieces of Charles Moore’s life tracing the reasons he conducted a self-immolation protest against racism in 2014. It illustrates the racism of Moore’s hometown of Grand Saline, Texas and how residents of the town dealt with the aftermath of Moore’s death. Q&A time with the filmmaker follows the screening.

Click to view the flier.

Additional supporters:

  • Department of Writing Studies Rhetoric and Composition
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Film Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • La Casita Cultural Center
  • The Maxwell School
  • Department of English
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • First Year Experience
  • Language Literatures and Linguistics
  • School of Education
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Designing Stories of Abolition and Coalition: Illuminating History in Central New York

Mar 21, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Nancy Cantor Warehouse (Auditorium), 350 W. Fayette Street

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Jeffrey Ludwig (Seward House and Museum)
Peter Hyde (Peter Hyde Designs)
Andrew Saluti (SU Graduate Program in Museum Studies), moderator

How is our interpretation of history impacted by design? A new exhibition opening at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY tells the important story of the Seward family’s active role in the abolitionist movement, and highlights new findings about Margaret Stewart, Harriet Tubman’s niece, who the Sewards helped raise after Tubman brought her from Maryland in 1861. Dr. Jeffrey Ludwig, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum, and Peter Hyde, exhibition designer and principal of Peter Hyde Design, will use this exciting new exhibition as the foundation to discuss the collaborative process of telling stories and interpreting history through the exhibition design process.

Supporters include:

  • Graduate Program in Museum Studies
  • School of Design
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Talking About Race

Mar 22, 2019, 2:15 PM-3:45 PM

Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

James Chase Sanchez (Middlebury College)

This teaching workshop offers interested students and scholars an innovative take on current debates surrounding activism, white supremacy, and racism, while providing practical ways for faculty and instructors to engage in these issues in the classroom.

RSVP to Erika Dwyer by March 12 and include any accessibility accommodation requests.

Additional supporters:

  • Department of Writing Studies Rhetoric and Composition
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Film Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • La Casita Cultural Center
  • The Maxwell School
  • Department of English
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • First Year Experience
  • Language Literatures and Linguistics
  • School of Education
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Larry Blumenfeld: Watson Visiting Professor in Residency

Mar 25, 2019, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Dates, times, and locations vary: see listings below

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The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn, NY)

 

Jazz in Troubled Times: The Relevance and Resonance of a Culture

Through a two-week residency at Syracuse University as Watson Visiting Professor for 2019, cultural journalist and music critic Larry Blumenfeld examines jazz as an aesthetic construct, a living culture, a language of many dialects, a personalized science and a framework for thought and action as related to social justice. Through lectures, presentations, workshops and public discussions, he looks beyond conventional histories and limitations of genre and style to tell stories of empowering legacies, ongoing struggles and essential cross-cultural connections. He proposes jazz as a resonant form and relevant framework for understanding personal and communal identities in turbulent times. He also investigates timeless traditions of improvisation, and the current relationship between arts and activism. In doing so, Blumenfeld draws on his 30 years of journalism and criticism; his immersion in the jazz cultures of New York, New Orleans and Havana; and his ongoing dialogues with celebrated musicians.

Scheduled events:

Monday, March 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
Welcome Reception for Larry Blumenfeld
Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

Tuesday, March 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire: The Men and Women of the AACM and Their Enduring Power
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Wednesday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Writing About Improvisation: A Workshop
304 Tolley Humanities Building

Friday, March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
La Conexión Cubana (The Cuban Connection), featuring Yosvany Terry Quartet in performance
La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street

Monday, April 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Armstrong in Prison: The Fight for New Orleans Jazz Culture Since the Flood
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
How Does Jazz Survive (and Thrive)?
Lender Auditorium, 007 Whitman School of Management

Wednesday, April 3, 2-4 p.m.
The Answer is Culture: A Roundtable Discussion About Arts, Activism and Cultural Policy
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Thursday, April 4, 12:30-2 p.m.
She Played it Like That: Jazz Listening Party, with Belfer Archives
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Friday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
'Gangsterism' on Campus: A Conversation About Jazz, Race, Creative Intent, featuring Jason Moran, followed by a solo-piano performance
Hendricks Chapel

Click here to download the 2-sided "weeks-at-a-glance" flier of lectures, workshop, and performances.


BIOGRAPHY: Larry Blumenfeld is a culture reporter, music critic and lecturer, who writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal, and has contributed to many newspapers, magazines, scholarly essay collections and websites. His work focuses on jazz and Afro-Latin music, and on the intersections between culture, politics and activism. His research as a Katrina Media Fellow for the Open Society Institute inspired a book about cultural recovery in New Orleans, due next year from the University of California Press. He was a National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He curates Spoleto Festival USA’s jazz series; the Deer Isle Jazz Festival in Stonington, Maine; and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s series, 'Jazz and Social Justice.'


Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

The 2019 Watson Professor residency is hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and Assistant Professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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Welcome Reception for Larry Blumenfeld

Mar 25, 2019, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn, NY)

Join us in celebrating this year's Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Larry Blumenfeld.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

The 2019 Watson Professor residency is hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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On Writing and Translating Dézafi

Mar 25, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Frankétienne (Haiti)
Asselin Charles (Sheridan College, Toronto)

Author Frankétienne and his translator Charles discuss the Haitian Creole writings in Dézafi (1975), recently published in English (University of Virginia Press, 2018). This talk focuses on the challenges of translating a relatively new language into a language as old and prestigious as English.

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Excerpts from Dézafi by Frankétienne

Mar 26, 2019, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

CFAC Art Gallery, 805 E. Genesee Street

Frankétienne (Haiti)
Asselin Charles (Sheridan College, Toronto)

Frankétienne and his English translator Charles will present, then read in Haitian and English excerpts from the novel, Dézafi (1975).

This iconic story, just published in English (University of Virginia Press, 2018), is by all measures a great humanistic work. By rewriting the myth of the zombie resurrected by the salt, the Haitian writer calls attention to his peoples' struggle for freedom, but also -- and above all -- to the richness of their verbal expression and storytelling tradition. Event includes lunch.

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Chicago Fire: The Men and Women of the A.A.C.M. and Their Enduring Power

Mar 26, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn, NY)

A meeting at a musician’s home on Chicago’s South Side more than 50 years ago sparked an engine of creative inspiration and practical outreach that has since touched nearly all corners of modern music -- the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). It is hard to imagine the aesthetic and function of today’s jazz absent that influence.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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Writing About Improvisation

Mar 27, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)

What do improvisers do? How does improvisation function? This workshop—for writers of all kinds—seeks a deepened understanding of improvisational languages across all disciplines, and examines tensions between form and improvisation to achieve clearer understanding of an elusive concept.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 8 to Eric Grode and include any accommodation requests.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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La Conexión Cubana (The Cuban Connection)

Mar 29, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco St.

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Public discussion followed by performance by Yosvany Terry Quartet

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)
Yosvany Terry (Alto Saxophone, Percussion)
Yunior Terry (Bass)
Osmany Paredes (Piano)
Obed Calvaire (Drums)

Beyond misguided notions of “Latin Jazz” lies an essential cross-cultural truth that binds Afro-Cuban traditions with jazz in the United States. This connection reveals shared histories, parallel developments, contrasting social structures and embattled politics. Saxophonist and checkere master Yosvany Terry, who directs the jazz ensemble at Harvard University, will discuss these bonds with Blumenfeld, and then demonstrate them through a quartet performance.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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Public Concert with William Porter

Mar 30, 2019, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Setnor Auditorium

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William Porter (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)

Porter, internationally-acclaimed performer, improviser, and professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music shares the stage with former University Organist Katharine Pardee on the historic organ in Setnor Auditorium built by Walter Holtkamp, Sr. in 1950. This free public event is part of the Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference, a three-day event celebrating the contributions of three individuals with ties to Syracuse University: Arthur Poster, Calvin Hampton, and Walter Holtkamp, Sr. Professor Porter's performance will include improvisation.

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Armstrong in Prison: The Fight for New Orleans Jazz Culture Since the Flood

Apr 1, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)

After the flood that resulted from the levee failures following Hurricane Katrina, was New Orleans jazz culture welcomed back? Not exactly. Drawing on more than a decade of research and immersive reporting as a Katrina Media Fellow for the Open Society Institute, Blumenfeld documents how jazz culture served as an essential infrastructure for recovery, and yet met with resistance. He details tensions between the city’s storied culture and its power brokers, revealing the city’s ambivalence toward its signature culture and the issues of race and class coursing through a “new” New Orleans.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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How Does Jazz Survive (and Thrive)?

Apr 2, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Lender Auditorium, 007 Whitman School of Management

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)
Larry Luttinger (Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation)

Long past its moment at the forefront of popular culture, jazz finds itself in a challenged space. The club circuit is fading, the music business in disrepair. What makes for a sustainable jazz scene? Blumenfeld considers this question in local and national terms, along with guest speaker, Larry Luttinger.

This dialogue is co-presented by the Setnor School of Music Soyars Lecture Series.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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The Answer Is Culture: A Roundtable Discussion About Arts, Activism and Cultural Policy

Apr 3, 2019, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)
Kal Alston (Syracuse University, Cultural Foundations of Education)
James Gordon Williams (Syracuse University, African American Studies)
Roger Hallas (Syracuse University, English and SU Human Rights Film Festival)

Can a song change a mind? A photograph spark a movement? A film fight injustice? How does culture intersect with social justice? How do arts fuel activism, and vice versa? This roundtable discussion considers relevant legacies, current policies and possible strategies.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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She Played it Like That: Jazz Listening Party with Belfer Archives

Apr 4, 2019, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

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Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)
Linda May Han Oh (Perth, Australia)

The music of female composers, arrangers, performers and bandleaders has always shaped jazz and its context. Yet it can now be heard and considered anew, in light of a changed consciousness surrounding gender and identity as they relate to culture. This listening party, jointly-hosted and co-curated by Larry and Linda, with assistance from Belfer Archives, celebrates and investigates that legacy.

Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Linda May Han Oh is an active bassist and composer who has performed with the likes of Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Pat Metheny. She teaches in the jazz program of The New School, and is a founding member of We Have Voice, a collective whose mission and activity “is centered around developing an understanding of, and working toward equity and the creation of, safe(r) spaces in the performing arts.” Among her many awards is a 2019 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Commission. Her fifth album as a bandleader, "Aventurine," will be released on Biophilia Records in May.

Send any accessibility requests to the Humanities Center by March 27.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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Moments and Modalities of Access: Composing Disability

Apr 4, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:20 PM

Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages

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Jay Dolmage (University of Waterloo)

In composition’s history as a remedial space, or as a sorting gate, from Harvard in the 1870s to CUNY in the 1970s, composition grew and contracted in ways that formed boundaries around bodies. These two major “foundational moments” in composition’s history were profoundly about diversity.  They were also profoundly shaped by disability — disability helped to reshape the modalities of teaching in our field. It makes sense that this reshaping would continue in an era of multimodal and mediated composition. In this presentation, Dolmage considers whether disability is truly reshaping multimodal composition, or whether it is simply being accommodated out of this design process.

Supporters include:

  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • Cultural Foundations of Education
  • The Burton Blatt Institute’s (BBI) Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach
  • Disability Cultural Center
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center

 

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Working Against Academic Ableism

Apr 5, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

606 Bird Library

Jay Dolmage (University of Waterloo)

In this collaborative workshop led by Dolmage, participants will address ableist attitudes, policies, and practices built into higher education. The group will interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty.

Those comfortable with sharing should bring examples of “accommodations” that you may have asked for yourself, or made available to students, to consider what was effective about them and what may have limited their effectiveness. The session ends with a broader look at ableism as we try to come up with ways to move forward.

RSVP to Erika Dwyer by March 25 and include any accessibility accommodation requests.

Supporters include:

  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • Cultural Foundations of Education
  • The Burton Blatt Institute’s (BBI) Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach
  • Disability Cultural Center
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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From Historiography to Philosophical Engagement: The Future of Islamic Philosophy

Apr 5, 2019, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

How can Arabic and Islamic philosophy actively contribute to contemporary philosophical debates? How can a philosophical rather than a historiographical approach to the study of this tradition contribute to the much needed diversity in the study and pedagogy of philosophy and the humanities at large? This keynote address kicks off a 2-day conference responding to these questions.

Additional supporters:

  • Middle East Studies Program
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Women's & Gender Studies 
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'Gangsterism' on Campus: A Conversation About Jazz, Race, Creative Intent

Apr 5, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Hendricks Chapel

Jason Moran (Pianist, Visual Artist)
Larry Blumenfeld (Brooklyn,NY)

Since his arrival on the music scene in the 1990s, Jason Moran has established himself as a restless innovator and a guardian of traditions, a singular leader and a selfless collaborator, and an artist and thinker bent on re-imagining jazz culture and its connections to wider worlds. His music spans ensembles of many forms, symphony orchestras and film scores. He has worked with celebrated visual artists including Carrie Mae Weems, Adrian Piper and Kara Walker, and mounted exhibitions of his own visual art. As the Kennedy Center’s artistic director for jazz, as at museums and other arts institutions, he has reconsidered the presenter’s mission. For the title of his series of “Gangsterism” compositions, Moran lifted a term off the canvas of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting “Hollywood Africans.” For the feeling and intent of his music, he has never lost sight of pianist Thelonious Monk, who he calls “the most important musician, period.”

Here, Blumenfeld extends a dialogue that has stretched across three decades and spilled out in many articles. Following the conversation, Moran performs solo at the piano.

Additional supporters:

  • Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Goldring Arts Journalistm Program
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Museum Studies
  • English / Creative Writing
  • School of Education
  • Latino-Latin American Studies
  • SUArt Galleries
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Setnor School of Music
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • History
  • Samba Laranja
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Belfer Archives
  • Special Collections Resource Center
  • WAER

This event is part of the 2019 Watson Professor residency hosted by Eric Grode - director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, and assistant professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

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From Gods to Social Justice: Indian Folk Artists Challenging Traditions (Opening Reception)

Apr 6, 2019, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

This exhibition showcases two painting styles from eastern India -- Mithila Painting and Patua Scrolls -- which at their core are about telling stories. However, the types of stories that the artists tell through their art have changed overtime.  Both of these art forms have morphed and changed in contemporary India, creating space for artists to use their art to comment on issues facing their lives, their nation and the planet. Their work deals with a variety of injustices such as violence against women, female infanticide, political corruption, climate change, and war.

This exhibit runs through May 18.

Additional supporters:

  • Ray Smith Symposium
  • South Asia Center
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Anthropology
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Studying Dante’s Religious Culture and the Problem of the Beatific Vision: Questions of Method

Apr 10, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:15 PM

Hillyer Room, 606 Bird Library

Zygmunt G. Barański (University of Notre Dame)

Barański examines the unsystematic treatment of Dante’s religious culture in scholarship, with particular attention to the poet’s treatment of the issue of heavenly beatitude in the Commedias final canticle, Paradiso. His engaging lecture style combined with his meticulous research methods and the far-reaching implications of his work on Dante and medieval Italian literature promise to inspire everyone from language and poetry scholars to medievalists from diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds.

Biography: Zygmunt G. Barański is Serena Professor of Italian Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and Notre Dame Professor of Dante & Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has published extensively on Dante and on medieval and modern Italian literature and culture. For many years he was senior editor of The Italianist, and currently holds the same position with Le tre corone.


Additional supporters:

  • Medieval Renaissance Group
  • Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • SU Libraries
  • History
  • English
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Granada-Tetuan: A Search for the Common Roots of Andalusian and Flamenco Music

Apr 11, 2019, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Heroy Geology Building Auditorium

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Eva Manzano (dance)
Antonio “El Turry” (voice)
Suhail Serghini (guitar, strings)

This exciting, educational presentation traces the development of music in southern Spain focusing on north African roots. The historical and artistic relationship between the Spanish city of Granada and the Moroccan city of Tetuan become apparent in the transnational, cross-cultural influences found in musical expression. Eva Manzano, an accomplished flamenco dancer, leads the group through the development of dance styles that reflect the long-standing historical exchange between the south of Spain and Morocco. The program features accompaniment by guitarist Suhail Serghini, who also plays the north African lute and other instruments, and vocalist “El Turry.”

This event at Syracuse University is part of a week-long series of events including a performance at the Le Moyne College Performing Arts Center, dance workshops and instrument demonstrations.

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And Then They Came For Us

Apr 11, 2019, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

207 Hall of Languages

Satsuki Ina (San Francisco, CA)

A two-day interdisciplinary symposium exploring the theme of authoritarianism over the past century begins with a film screening of And Then They Came For Us (2017, Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider). CART and film captioning provided.

Ginzberg and Schneider's film explores the stories and enduring legacy of the Japanese American internment during World War II. Featuring Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, rediscovered photos of Dorothea Lange and the story of Fred Korematsu’s long journey to justice, the film brings history into the present as it follows Japanese Americans speaking out against the Muslim travel ban and other regressive immigration policies.

The film will be followed by a conversation with Ina, who was born in the Tule Lake Segregation Center in California. A community activist, writer, and filmmaker, she has produced two of her own award-winning documentary films about the WWII Japanese American incarceration.

Supporters include:

  • Moynihan Institute
  • Office of the VP of Research
  • History Department
  • Middle East Studies Program
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Challenging Authoritarianism: Stories and Strategies of Resistance

Apr 12, 2019, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Strasser Legacy Room, Eggers 220

A three-part, interdisciplinary symposium explores authoritarianism from the end of the Cold War to the rise of extreme nationalism and anti-immigration sentiment today. RSVP by April 5 to Osamah Khalil; include any accessibility accommodation requests.

Part I: Revisiting Spring 1989
9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Eggers 220
This session examines the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Cold War.

Participants:

  • James Graham Wilson (US State Department, Office of the Historian)
  • Cheryl Reed (SU Newhouse)
  • Robert Terrell (SU History/Maxwell)
  • Jeremy Wallace (Cornell)

Part II: Authoritarianism Around the World Today
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Eggers 220
This roundtable discussion focuses on China, Russia, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Bosnia.

Participants:

  • Azra Hromadžić (SU Anthropology/Maxwell)
  • Christine Mehta (SU Newhouse)
  • Brian Taylor (SU Political Science/Maxwell)
  • Dimitar Gueorguiev (SU Political Science/Maxwell)
  • Latif Tas (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Part III: Immigration, Resurgent Nationalism, and Authoritarianism
2 - 3:30 p.m., Eggers 220

Participants:

  • Janice Dowell (SU Philosophy)
  • Andrew Kim (SU Law)
  • Jamie Winders (SU Geography/Maxwell)
  • Shana Kushner Gadarian (SU Political Science/Maxwell)
  • Audie Klotz (SU Political Science/Maxwell)

Supporters include:

  • Moynihan Institute
  • Office of the VP of Research
  • History Department
  • Middle East Studies Program
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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4th Annual Books in the Humanities Reception

Apr 17, 2019, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

Save the date and check back for the details about our annual showcase celebrating books in the humanities by Syracuse University authors and editors, (copyright 2018). 

Additional supporters:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Syracuse University Bookstore
  • Syracuse University Office of Research
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Undead Archive: the Speculative Histories of Adam and Zack Khalil

Apr 18, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street

Adam Khalil (filmmaker)
Zack Khalil (filmmaker)

Emerging filmmakers Adam and Zack Khalil present recent works, including their acclaimed debut INAATSE/SE/, which re-imagines a traditional Anishshinaabe story and explores its resonance through the generations in their indigenous community. Audience Q&A follows the screening, with coordinated exhibition at Urban Video Project.

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Now More Than Ever: The Political Urgency of Community Archives

Apr 23, 2019, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

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Michelle Caswell (University of California, Los Angeles)
Samip Mallick (South Asian American Digital Archive)

Stories have the powerful ability not only to chronicle the histories of communities, but also to enable the cyclical nature of privilege and systemic oppression by the dominant cultures who disseminate them. In this talk, Caswell and Mallick -- co-founders of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) -- explore how members of communities marginalized by white supremacy and heteropatriarchy imagine archives as potential sites of disruption of these oppressive cycles.

Caswell and Mallick argue that archivists make more liberatory interventions in disrupting white supremacy and patriarchy in archival practice, going beyond the standard solutions of diverse collecting and inclusive description. In so doing, they will explore emerging examples from their own pedagogical and archival practices to illustrate possibilities for archival disruption, and galvanize archivists to embrace activism during times of
political and social crisis.


Additional supporters:

  • School of Information Studies
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Department of History at the Maxwell School
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • South Asia Center
  • Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)
  • Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL)
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How to Tell Your Community's Story

Apr 24, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Michelle Caswell (University of California, Los Angeles)
Samip Mallick (South Asian American Digital Archive)

In follow up to their public lecture, SAADA co-founders Mallick and Caswell host an interactive workshop to guide participants through the process of starting and building community archives, sharing stories about what worked and what didn't. Topics include how to get started, developing a collection focus, building relationships with donors, fundraising, and more.

RSVP by April 17 to Tarida Anantachai; include any requests for accessibility accommodations.


Additional supporters:

  • School of Information Studies
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Department of History at the Maxwell School
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • South Asia Center
  • Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)
  • Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ENY/ACRL)
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From Boccaccio to Pico, and Garibaldi: The Virtual Humanities Lab at Brown University

Apr 24, 2019, 12:45 PM-2:15 PM

T.B.D.

Massimo Riva (Brown University)

Riva discusses an important digital humanities project developed at The Virtual Humanities Lab (VHL) at Brown University, created in 2004 from a two-year grant from the NEH. Since its inception, Massimo has coordinated this international endeavor with contributions from scholars across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Australia. Early projects included The Decameron Web and the Brown-University of Bologna Pico della Mirandola Project.

In its early phase, collaborative editing was seen as a meaningful way to engage new techniques and methodologies applied to a textual typology representative of the Italian humanist tradition. More recently, in collaboration with the Brown Library, the VHL has included projects which focus on the development of special collections and archives, with an emphasis on visualization, such as the Garibaldi Panorama & the Risorgimento Archive, and the Theater that Was Rome. 

Finallythe presentation will touch upon the latest initiative led by Riva: a pilot project of the Brown Digital Publications Initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, consisting in a digital monograph focused on a genealogy of Virtual Reality in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. All are welcome to this free, public talk.

Supporters include:

  • Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • SU Libraries
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center

 

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Writing Your Times: Poetry, Narrative, and Witness

Apr 25, 2019, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Laure-Anne Bosselaar (Pine Manor College)
Phil Memmer (YMCA Downtown Writers Center)

Preceding an evening of poetry, Bosselaar conducts a breakfast mini-seminar focused on the narrative elements of poems: how do poems tell stories, and how does storytelling function differently in a poem (for both the writer and the reader) than in other forms of writing? This session, facilitated by Memmer, is designed for serious writers and instructors, advanced adult writing students from the Downtown Writers Center, faculty, and creative writing MFA students from Syracuse University.

To RSVP, contact Phil Memmer [315-474-6851 x328] by April 19 and include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE! (originally planned for 4/5/19)

Supporters include:

  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Onondaga County
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center
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Rooms Remembered: A Reading by Poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Apr 25, 2019, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

YMCA Downtown Writers Center, 340 Montgomery Street

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Acclaimed poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar’s four books exquisitely demonstrate how the unique particulars of an individual’s life stories -- the horrors of anti-Semitism, the pain of childhood neglect and abuse, the grief of losing a spouse -- can, through the filter of art, shimmer with universal truths. Audience Q&A and a book-signing follows her reading.

NOTE: THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE! (originally planned for 4/4/19)

Supporters include:

  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Onondaga County
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center

Biography: Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author and of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, and of  Small Gods of Grief which was awarded the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Her third poetry collection, A New Hunger, was selected as an ALA Notable Book in 2008. Her next book, These Many Rooms, will be published in January 2019. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have appeared such publications as The Washington Post, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, and Ploughshares, among others. She is also the editor of four anthologies: Night Out: Poems about Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars, Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades, Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the Cities, and Never Before: Poems about First Experiences. She taught poetry at Emerson College and at the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and also served as the McEver Chair for Visiting Writers at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, she is a member of the founding faculty at the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College.

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Humanities NY Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Presentations

May 3, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Camilla Bell (Ph.D. Student, Cultural Foundations of Education)
Gemma Cooper-Novack (Ph.D. Student, Literacy Education)

This year's New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellows discuss their experiences and challenges of developing public humanities research projects.

Save the date: more info coming soon!

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