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Feb 4-8 | NYC DH Week

NYCDH is happy to announce the 4th Annual NYCDH Week, February 4-8, 2019. Taking place at institutions throughout New York City, NYCDH Week gives individuals across the region who are interested in digital humanities an opportunity to learn new techniques and skills, hear about DH projects from across the city, and become part of a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

Join us for the Kickoff Day!

Following last year’s highly successful event, NYCDH Week 2019 begins on February 4 with a kickoff gathering at Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St., 12th Floor). This year’s theme is Information and Democracy, and the event will include a keynote by Meredith Broussard, author of ​Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. The day-long event will also feature speakers, round tables, lightning talks and networking sessions. The rest of the week will consist of a diverse selection of free workshops hosted at a wide range of institutions across the city, including: (more…)

Dec 6 | “Who Is Included? Restructuring Our Work and Our World”

Please join the Futures Initiative on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm at The Graduate Center (Room 9205-9206) for our final fall event, “Who Is Included? Restructuring Our Work and Our World”. A casual reception will follow at 6pm in room 3317. (more…)

Dec 3 | Vexy Thing: Imani Perry in Conversation with Simone White

An event within the Intellectual Publics series, convened by Ken Wissoker

Monday, December 3, 2018  

William P. Kelly Skylight Room (9100)
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Even as feminism has become increasingly central to our ideas about institutions, relationships, and everyday life, the term used to diagnose the problem—“patriarchy”—is used so loosely that it has lost its meaning. In Vexy Thing Imani Perry resurrects patriarchy as a target of critique, recentering it to contemporary discussions of feminism through a social and literary analysis of cultural artifacts from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on a rich array of sources—from nineteenth-century slavery court cases and historical vignettes to writings by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde and art by Kara Walker and Wangechi Mutu—Perry shows how the figure of the patriarch emerged as part and parcel of modernity, the nation-state, the Industrial Revolution, and globalization. She also outlines how digital media and technology, neoliberalism, and the security state continue to prop up patriarchy. By exploring the past and present of patriarchy in the world we have inherited and are building for the future, Perry exposes its mechanisms of domination as a necessary precursor to dismantling it. In their conversation Perry and Simone White will discuss these issues and more. (more…)

Dec 5 | Colloquium Series: Social Justice in Research & Action: From Practice to Theory and Back Again

Nov 26 | “A Sit-in at the Library: ’68 Revisited”


On Monday November 26th, the Graduate Center library will open its doors to host “A Sit-in at the Library: ’68 Revisited,” a free and public forum of exchange concerning the political status and stakes of students today. Initiated by students at the department of theatre and performance, the event seeks to render the political questions that haunt the university more visible, tangible, and social: 50 years after the student movement of ’68, what coalitions and networks of solidarity and resistance do students maintain—and what struggles are avoided or perhaps neglected? What political possibilities does a “student” status afford, and what possibilities should it afford?

The ground floor of the library will be temporarily rearranged and equipped with a computer and projector, bulletin boards, and paper supplies, providing an open space to host your ideas, questions, proposals, performances, teach-ins, direct action or anything else. Come take part, study, socialize, talk and listen!!

Students and non-students alike are welcome!

The event will include a performance of The Fall by

Sister Sylvester.



Sponsored by the DSC and the Segal Center.

For more information or questions, please contact:
Cory Tamler: ctamler@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Mara Valderrama: mvalderrama@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Amir Farjoun: mfarjoun@gradenter.cuny.edu


Nov 16 | Edouard Glissant @ the CUNY Grad Center

Lee Child December Seminar Series at the Graduate Center

‘Jack Reacher’ author Lee Child coming to the CUNY Graduate Center for December seminars series.

This December, the Graduate Center hosts Lee Child, the best-selling author of the “Jack Reacher” series, in a series of discussions ranging across a number of literary and social issues but revolving around his life and work. The three seminars will consider theory and practice under the headings of Text, Screen and Crime, and in view of Lee Child’s attendance, the underlying premise will be that “the death of the author” has been greatly exaggerated. Participants will be free to take the conversation with Lee Child in any direction they choose.

The seminars are free and open to members of the Graduate Center community, but guests will need to claim tickets in advance. Register for tickets for each seminar via the links below. Seating for each seminar is limited. Register early. (more…)

Join HASTAC & the Futures Initiative for happy hour! Nov 9, ASA/NWSA conference (Atlanta)

WHAT: Happy hour! Join HASTAC, the Futures Initiative, and FemTechNet for cocktails and conversation during the ASA/NWSA conferences in Atlanta. (Cash bar, snacks provided)

WHEN: Friday, Nov 9, 5-6pm

WHERE: Tin Lizzy’s, Downtown Atlanta (26 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303)

Nov 29 | African Kings and Black Slaves, with Herman Bennett

Nov 8 | “A Crossroads of Opportunity: Virtual Reality, Media Art, and Medicine Today”

Join the Center for the Humanities on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm in the Skylight Room (9100) at the Graduate Center, CUNY for “A Crossroads of Opportunity: Virtual Reality, Media Art, and Medicine Today,” as we bring together healthcare professionals with artists and researchers using technology meant for healing and pain management in their creative practice. This panel, featuring Sean Montgomery, an artist using Brain Wave Interaction, Holly Cohen, the Program Manager of Assistive Technology/Driving Rehabilitation at NYU Rusk Rehabilitation, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, an artist using technology to recreate the faces of people from their discarded DNA samples, and Matthew N. Bartels, the Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will transport audiences into new potentials for collaborative experiences using technology and media art into the world of medicine and beyond.

Free and open to the public but please click here to RSVP. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

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