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Upcoming Events

September 18, 2021

Noel-Quinones wears blue jacket over maroon shirt against a dark background

Corazón del Barrio / Heart of the Barrio Exhibit Opening

September 18, 2021 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT

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La Casita commemorates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month with a new exhibit (Corazón del Barrio), featuring objects from the archives to mark the cultural center's 10th anniversary.

September 23, 2021

Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

September 23, 2021 at 12:00pmSeptember 25, 2021 at 9:00pm EDT

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SUHRFF continues its tradition of showcasing trailblazing feature documentaries about social justice issues around the world.

September 27, 2021

head and shoulders shot of Krithi Karanth smiling

Living With Wildlife

September 27, 2021 at 11:30am1:00pm EDT

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Krithi Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, presents this year's Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Humanities, hosted by the Physics Dept.

September 29, 2021

trio of pottery pieces created by David Drake

Poetic Vessels: Dave the Potter and the Art of Black History

September 29, 2021 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

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Gabrielle Foreman discusses the work of enslaved potter, David Drake, and the poetry he inscribed in his outsized vessels.

October 8, 2021

Gabrielle Foreman mentors a colleague

Know Your Value/s: Strategies for Success and Sustenance in Higher Education

October 8, 2021 at 2:00pm4:00pm EDT

Hall of Languages, 500

Gabrielle Foreman presents a professional development workshop for BIPOC advanced grad students, post-docs and junior professors at Syracuse University.

October 14, 2021

Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Holofernes, ca. 1612

Painting Dangerously in 17th-Century Italy: Artemisia Gentileschi and the Art of Dissent

October 14, 2021 at 5:30pm6:30pm EDT

Hall of Languages, 500 (Kilian Room)

Sheila Barker (Friends of the Medici Archive) In this lecture hosted by Art and Music Histories, Barker draws from her latest research and forthcoming book to present a lively look at the work of…

poet Terrance Hayes, close view of face

Defying Convention: A Reading by Poet Terrance Hayes

October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

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Acclaimed poet and National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes read and discusses poems related to the Syracuse Symposium theme of Conventions. Moderated Q&A follows the reading.

October 15, 2021

Convention and Craft: A Conversation with Terrance Hayes

October 15, 2021 at 9:30am11:30am EDT

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Poet Terrance Hayes discusses how he, and other poets, have used, recycled, expanded, and exploded poetic conventions--especially traditional form--for their own artistic purposes.

October 21, 2021

Noli Me Tangere

October 21, 2021 at 6:00pm8:30pm EDT

Nancy Cantor Warehouse

Noli Me Tangere--“touch me not” or “don’t tread on me”--is a new exhibit by artist Kelvin Burzon examining the internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. Panelists aim to bridge…

October 22, 2021

Go Back and Get It: The Art of Recovering Black History

October 22, 2021 at 1:00pm2:30pm EDT

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Discussion around featured objects from Syracuse University Libraries' Special Collections focuses archival silences and possibilities for uncovering and documenting Black activisms over time.

November 8, 2021

composer Erin O'Hara sits cross-legged outdoors with her chin in her hand

Pandora Out of the Box: Countering the Conventions of Patriarchy

November 8, 2021 at 7:00pm8:30pm EST

Shaffer Art Building, Shemin Auditorium

Society for New Music and the College of Visual and Performing Arts welcomes composer Erin O’Hara, who combines feminist storytelling with punk music to bring the convention-breaking character…

November 9, 2021

Pandora’s Box: Deconstructing Conventions in Musical Composition

November 9, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EST

Crouse College, 404

Erin O’Hara joins VPA faculty for a composer’s seminar, open to all, drawing from O’Hara’s experience writing a feminist-punk musical score for the classic silent film, Pandora’s Box to…

November 17, 2021

Folk Conventions/Musical Traditions: Sound, Rhetoric, and Race in the Lomax Archive

November 17, 2021 at 2:15pm3:30pm EST

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Jonathan W. Stone (University of Utah) The folk songs of John and Alan Lomax both reified and transformed the trajectory of American convention, especially around issues of race. Jonathan Stone plays…

November 18, 2021

Resounding History: Sound, Rhetoric, and Archival Methods

November 18, 2021 at 2:00pm4:00pm EST

Tolley Building, 304

Jonathan W. Stone (University of Utah) In this interactive workshop, participants will consider how sound invites nontraditional approaches to archival, rhetorical, and historiographical methods.…

December 1, 2021

Ordinary Notes: On the (Un)Making of Black Meanings

December 1, 2021 at 3:00pm4:00pm EST

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Christina Sharpe (York University, Toronto) Renowned scholar Christina Sharpe delivers a lecture on the various Black meanings embedded in the “ordinary” notes that compose Black Life. Offering a…

December 2, 2021

P. Gabrielle Foreman appears in orange sweater smiling and with hands clapped together

A Declaration of Our Wrongs and Rights: Syracuse’s Star-Studded 1864 National Convention and a New Era of Black Organizing

December 2, 2021 at 4:00pm5:15pm EST

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Gabrielle Foreman suggests that the 1864 national convention held in Syracuse should be understood as a centerpiece of the seven-decades movement for Black rights, justice, and dignity.