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Aug 8 | Empire, Memory, Violence, and the Sociological Imagination

Please join us for a symposium on Thursday, August 8 (9:30am-3:30pm) being organized by Linda Luu, ASCP student and Ph.D. candidate in Sociology.  See details below! Feel free to share with friends. The event is open to the public. 

Empire, Memory, Violence, and the Sociological Imagination
Thursday, August 8, 2019
CUNY Graduate Center [goo.gl]
Skylight Room (Rm. 9100)


Any theorization of the social that is oriented towards emancipation necessitates an interrogation of empire, memory, violence, and the ways they have come to constitute the fabric of social life. What kinds of critical projects do the defining and study of these keywords enable? This symposium puts into conversation interdisciplinary thinkers who have developed friendships by and through grappling with what the terms empire, memory, and violence mean for them personally and politically. By discussing each of these keywords in pairs, our speakers trace new ways of understanding and mobilizing these terms. By centering friendship as both a condition and a locus of epistemic insight, we hope to build a sociological grammar that disrupts the divisiveness of empire and its reverberating legacies and inheritances. These conversations can serve as a collective rubric for rewriting the sociological imagination, underscoring the intellectual and political stakes of our work in imperial times.

This event is free and open to the public. The building is wheelchair-accessible. RSVP via our facebook event page.

May 14 | 2019 GC Digital Showcase

GC Digital Showcase

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 6:30-8:30 pm

Martin E. Segal Theatre, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

 Are you using digital technologies in your research? Are you interested in learning about digital initiatives at the Graduate Center? The GC Digital Initiatives End-of-Year Showcase highlights student research, teaching, and digital projects across the #DigitalGC community. Student presentations this year will feature semester-long projects produced by the M.A. in Digital Humanities Digital Praxis Seminar class, as well as independent projects by doctoral students and a new collaborative project using public datasets. The Digital Praxis Seminar is a two-course sequence that introduces students to the landscape of digital humanities tools and methods through readings, discussion, lectures, and hands-on workshops.

Join us to hear about ongoing GC student work, including the Data for Public Good Project, and the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants. ​The event will also panel of students representing the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, and the M.A. in Digital Humanities program. The panel will discuss the challenges and rewards of working with digital methods. The Showcase is open to all, and is an excellent way to learn about a wide range of opportunities, resources, and research projects at The Graduate Center.

Please join us for a reception to follow in room 5307.


Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, M.A. Program in Digital Humanities & M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization /
Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities /
Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate CenterPresident, Association for Computers and the Humanitieshttp://cuny.is/mkgold [cuny.is] | @mkgold
Lisa Marie Rhody, PhD
Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives | cuny.is/gcdi
Director, Digital Fellowship Programs
Director, Digital Humanities Research Institutes | dhinstitutes.org
The Graduate Center, CUNY
lisarhody.com | @lmrhody

May 3 | Object Seminar Series | Object to Subject: Afro Diasporic French Identities

May 6 | Pedagogies of the Real

April 10 | Book Salon with Jillian Báez and Arlene Dávila

April 5 | Dis-Ease Film Screening with Mariam Ghani

Through 2018, Mariam Ghani, an artist, writer, and filmmaker, was the Wellcome artist-in-residence at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the New York Public Library. While in residence at the Graduate Center, she and a multi-disciplinary team of graduate student assistants (Harry Blain, Juliana Broad, Eileen Clancy, Jacob Clary, Josh LaMoreChristian Lewis, and Dilara O’Neil) conceptualized researched and produced a film, entitled Dis-Ease, about illness, metaphors, contagion, isolation, and the consequences of a century-plus of waging “war on disease” using archival materials from the collections of the New York Public Library, New York Academy of Medicine, and Wellcome Collection, London. Part of Ghani’s film is included in the exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis, which opened in September 2018 at the Museum of the City of New York (ends April 28, 2019).

The Graduate Center will host a screening of the full version of Dis-Ease, followed by a panel discussion with Mariam Ghani and her team of graduate research assistants. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required; click here to RSVP.

Co-sponsored by Wellcome, as part of Contagious Cities; the New York Public Library, and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY

April 10 | Book Salon with Jillian Báez and Arlene Dávila

Please join us for our April Book Salon! Jillian Báez will be in conversation about her new book, In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship, with Arlene Dávila, on April 10th, 2019 at 6:30PM. This event will be taking place at the Graduate Center in the Skylight Room (9100).

The seminar is free and open to the public, but to attend, please RSVP. However, please be advised that seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can RSVP for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jillian-baez-in-search-of-belonging-latinas-media-and-citizenship-tickets-58863091090

April 9 | “Race and Its Futures”

You are invited to attend:

Race and Its Futures: Teach, Research, Imagine

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 3:30PM-6:00PM — The Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Join us for a mini-conference exploring race, education, democracy, aesthetics, and other imagined futures. The event will feature sessions organized by Futures Initiative faculty and students, including Profs. Cathy Davidson, Racquel Gates, Jonathan Gray, Joy Sanchez-Taylor, and more.

Free RSVP is required to attend in person, and the event will also be livestreamed. Access now the event’s public agenda on this Google Doc, and use the hashtag #fight4edu to tweet your questions/comments during the event. After the conference, all are welcome to join us in room 3317 for a wine and cheese reception.

This event, co-sponsored by CUNY Humanities Alliance, is part of the The University Worth Fighting For, a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice.


Mar 27 | Teachers/ Mothers/Researchers: Collaborating for racial Justice in Early Childhood Education

Mar 20 | Book Salon with Michelle Fine, Wendy Luttrell, and Limarys Caraballo!

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csws-book-salon-just-research-in-contentious-times-michelle-fine-tickets-57859110156?aff=affiliate1

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