Humanities Events

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…

Pen and ink

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…

Tolley Humanities Building

Workshop: Writing About Improvisation

March 27, 2019 at 9:30am11:30am

Tolley Building, 304

What do improvisers do? How does improvisation function? This workshop seeks a deepened understanding of improvisational languages and examines tensions between form and improvisation.

Terrence Hayes portrait (Hannah Ensor)

Terrance Hayes Headlines Carver Reading Series

March 20, 2019 at 3:45pm6:30pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall, Gifford Auditorium

Join the English Department’s Creative Writing Program for a Q&A and author reading with acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes, current Richard Elman Visiting Writer in the College of Arts and Sciences.

German Language Table

March 8, 2019 at 2:00pm3:00pm

Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), 306

Do you want to learn more about German culture and language? Come to the German Table!

‘Books, Blogs and Tweets: Writing Across Genres in the Academy’

March 7, 2019 at 12:00pm2:00pm

Sims Hall, 319

Join the Humanities Center for a talk by Maish T. Winn, a restorative justice scholar and co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education (TJE) at UC Davis.

Chinese Language Table

March 4, 2019 at 3:30pm4:30pm

Eggers Hall, 352

Come learn, practice, and experience Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture. The workshops will cover China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong regions.

Hebrew Language Table

February 27, 2019 at 12:30pm2:00pm

Eggers Hall, 352

Students, faculty and Syracuse area community members at all levels of proficiency in Hebrew are invited for some good conversation in Hebrew in a relaxed setting.

How Do We Know it Works?

February 15, 2019 at 12:30pm2:00pm

Sims Hall, 123

Syracuse University authors present their new volume, “Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices,” and discuss how they research contemplative practice to better illustrate its value.

Black History Month: Speaker Eric D. Pritchard

February 13, 2019 at 7:00pm9:00pm

Schine Student Center, 304ABC

A talk by Eric D. Pritchard, Ph.D., author of “Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy.”

Black History Month: NAACP Live Museum

February 5, 2019 at 11:00am2:00pm

Schine Student Center, 304ABC

For the Black History Live Museum, students from grades 3-4 will come to campus dressed as historical African American figures and present themselves to the University’s students and faculty.

Black History Month: Lit’ for Life—African American Read-In

February 2, 2019 at 12:00pm2:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

Spend time with award winning ceramic artist David MacDonald, enjoy reading, crafts, and a book giveaway!

Black History Month: Reading on Afrofuturism Book Exhibit

February 1, 2019 at 12:00pm5:00pm

Bird Library, First Floor

Reading on Afrofuturism Book Exhibit #CuseBHM

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Information Session

January 24, 2019 at 4:00pm5:00pm

Eggers Hall, 341

Learn about the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program, summer FLAS, and the South Asia Center awards for the study of Hindi-Urdu.

Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 2003

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic

January 10, 2019March 9, 2019

Shaffer Art Building, Gallery

Showcasing the work of William Earle Williams, “A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans From Slavery To Freedom, 1619 to 1865” will run from January 10 through March 8, 2019 at Shaffer…

Watson Theater Complex from Waverly Ave

Jay Dolmage on Academic Ableism in Higher Education

December 4, 2018 at 5:30pm7:30pm

Menschel Media Center, Watson Theater

Join us for an inclusive and engaging discussion about disability justice and pragmatic social change with Steve Kuusisto, University Professor and director of interdisciplinary programs and outreach…

Hall of Languages in the evening

J.C. Beall on Classical Logic

November 30, 2018 at 4:00pm6:30pm

Hall of Languages, 500

Join the Philosophy Department Colloquium for a talk by JC Beall from the University of Connecticut entitled “Classical Logic is Dead. Long Live Classical Logic.”

women placing hand on Pan Am memorial wall in front of Hall of Languages

We Remember Them: The Legacy of Pan Am Flight 103

September 13, 2018June 12, 2019

Bird Library, 6th Floor

The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 claimed the lives of 270 individuals from 21 nations. Among those lost were 35 students returning home from a semester…