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Humanities NY Graduate Public Humanities Fellows Presentations

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

Tolley 304 / Sainsbury Library

Jesse Quinn (Ph.D. candidate, Geography )
Kishauna Soljour (Ph.D. candidate, History)

This year's New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellows discuss the experiences and challenges of developing public humanities research projects with refugee communities in Syracuse and environmental groups in the Adirondacks.


Jesse Quinn Ph.D. candidate in Geography, specializing in political geography and political ecology.
Project Title:  Precious Earth: Stories of Mining and Political Change in the Adirondack Mountains
Quinn's research investigates large industrial mining projects the adirondacks. He spent five years producing wildlife documentaries for National Geographic Television before returning to graduate school, and he plans to continue using these skills in this public humanities documentary.

Kishauna E. Soljour Ph.D. candidate in History, specializing in the modern African Diaspora and transnational history.
Project Title: The Road to Independence: Somali-Bantu Refugee immigration to Syracuse
Soljour's research interests include the use of multi-media in social justice efforts, public policy, immigration, racial identity, gender and citizenship. Her public humanities project will develop 3 short films exploring refugee experiences in the local area.

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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 for information or to request accessibility accommodations.


Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Screening and Q&A with Film Writer/Producer Michael Streissguth

Jun 12, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Sutton Pavilion, Syracuse Stage

Michael Streissguth (Le Moyne College)
“Out of darkness comes light” was a pervasive theme for Johnny Cash in his music and personal life. Cash danced on the edge of illegal and illicit and understood the complexity of convicts who are not only perpetrators but also victims. 

In conjunction with its production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Syracuse Stage will screen the acclaimed documentary, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.  Immediately following, the film’s writer & producer, Michael Streissguth will give a talk and engage in Q & A with the audience.


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
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