Humanities Events

February 18, 2020

The Perfect Victim: Why American Culture Prefers Dead (White) Girls

February 18, 2020 at 5:30pm7:00pm

Newhouse Communications Center III, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

Pop culture writer, Alice Bolin, talks about her book, Dead Girls: Surviving an American Obsession as part of this year’s Syracuse Symposium on “silence.”

December 6, 2019

Against Silence: The Vital Work of Telling

December 6, 2019 at 9:00am11:00am

Tolley Building, 304

Featured as part of the Humanities Center’s Syracuse Symposium on “silence,” Carolyn Forché leads a writer’s workshop on poetry and witness. Space is limited: please RSVP…

December 5, 2019

What You Have Heard Is True: A Reading by Carolyn Forché

December 5, 2019 at 7:00pm9:00pm

YMCA Downtown Writers Center, 340 Montgomery Street

Acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché reads from her works of poetry and non-fiction, as part of the Humanities Center’s Syracuse Symposium on “silence.” All are welcome to this free event…

November 8, 2019

Grief, Healing, and Creative Possibilities

November 8, 2019 at 10:00am12:00pm

Maxwell Hall, Auditorium

Holly Greenberg (Syracuse University VPA) DJ Hellerman (Everson Museum of Art) Brian Konkol (Syracuse University Hendricks Chapel) Mary Murray (Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute) Presented…

November 1, 2019

Speaking Truths Unspoken: New Directions and New Voices in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

November 1, 2019 at 1:00pm4:00pm

Bird Library, 114

Regina Mills (Texas A&M University) The Department of English hosts Mills for a session of research presentations and roundtable discussion with scholars in ethnic studies. All are welcome to…

October 29, 2019

‘Cripping’ Graphic Medicine: Psychiatric Disability, ‘Crip’ Culture, and the Health Humanities

October 29, 2019 at 4:00pm6:00pm

Bird Library, 114

Elizabeth J. Donaldson (NYIT) Donaldson, who teaches courses in bioethics and American literature and directs a minor in Medical Humanities, draws lines between Graphic Medicine, Disability Studies,…

October 13, 2019

Incriminating Silence: How the Unheard Defendant in 12 Angry Men Speaks to Our Now

October 13, 2019 at 3:45pm5:00pm

Syracuse Stage

Todd A. Berger (College of Law) Sanjay Chhablani (College of Law) All are welcome to this panel discussion scheduled between Sunday performances of 12 Angry Men at Syracuse Stage, focused on…

October 11, 2019

Photography, Race, and Memory

October 11, 2019 at 6:00pm7:30pm

Watson Hall, Theater

In celebration of his exhibition at Light Work, Bundles of Wood, artist Nicola Lo Calzo presents a lecture on his work followed by a conversation with playwright Kyle Bass, discussing issues of…

October 9, 2019

Humanities Corridor Small Press Reading

October 9, 2019 at 5:30pm8:00pm

Bird Library

Join us for an author reading: Joe Pan (Operating Systems, Spork Press 2019) Lori Anderson Moseman (darn, Delete Press, 2019) Jesi Bender (The…

October 7, 2019

Words and Silence in Spiritual Inquiry: Going Beyond Opinion and Belief

October 7, 2019 at 5:30pm8:30pm

Bird Library, 114

Wildecy Fatima de Jury and Imani Gayle Gillison, Buddhist Teachers of Color in the Insight Meditation Tradition, examine ways of relating to truth, wisdom and knowledge, whether religious or not. …

October 4, 2019

Widening the Circle: Workshop with Robin Wall Kimmerer

October 4, 2019 at 9:30am11:00am

Tolley Building, 304

Presented by: Robin Wall Kimmerer (SUNY ESF) Following her presentation as Kameshwar C. Wali Lecturer in the Sciences and Humanities for 2019, and drawing from her book Braiding Sweetgrass,…

October 3, 2019

Widening the Circle: Indigenous Knowledge on the Personhood of All Beings and Justice for the Land

October 3, 2019 at 4:00pm5:30pm

Bird Library, 114

Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities for 2019 Presented by Robin Wall Kimmerer (SUNY ESF) As distinguished guest lecturer for this annual Physics / Humanities Center…

October 1, 2019

Liberating Stories of Resistance Along the U.S./Mexico Border

October 1, 2019 at 5:00pm6:30pm

Sims Hall, 319

Michelle Téllez (University of Arizona) has a long history of grassroots community engagement and activism in multiple social justice projects that draw on critical pedagogy, principles of…

September 27, 2019

Cathy Cassady: Rewriting the Beat Generation

September 27, 2019 at 3:00pm5:00pm

Bird Library

Cathy Cassady will share stories about her mother and father, Carolyn and Neal Cassady, who were key sources of inspiration in novels like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry.…

September 26, 2019

Cathy Cassady Book Reading and Talk

September 26, 2019 at 5:00pm7:00pm

Bird Library

17th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

September 26, 2019September 29, 2019

Screening times and locations vary; consult festival website.

Syracuse Symposium proudly supports this annual festival — September 26 – 28 — explores human rights, worldwide, through documentary and fiction films. OPENING NIGHT Thursday,…

September 22, 2019

Sculpting Silence

September 22, 2019 at 3:00pm4:30pm

Newhouse Communications Center III, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

The Newhouse School and Society for New Music collaborate in presenting this Syracuse Symposium performance of music by Roberto Sierra, Tania Leon, Ryan Chase, Brent Michael Davids, and Douglas…

September 20, 2019

Intersections: Re-Thinking African American Literature and Culture in the 21st Century

September 20, 2019 at 1:00pm4:00pm

Eggers Hall, 010

Marquis Bey (Northwestern University) Chelsea Frazier (Cornell University) William H. Mosley (University of Texas at Austin) Scholars of African American studies, English, and gender/sexuality…

May 29, 2019

Language Matters Launch and Symposium

May 29, 2019 at 9:00amMay 30, 2019 at 1:00pm

Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

Language Matters is a newly formed language-research consortium at Syracuse University, which promotes, highlights, and disseminates language-based research and creates new synergies by bringing…

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Books in the Humanities Reception

April 17, 2019 at 4:30pm6:00pm

Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center

The Syracuse University Humanities Center presents the fourth annual Books in the Humanities Reception. Free and open to the public, the event features works by more than 60 authors and editors from…