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Past Humanities Events

February 26, 2021

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Resettling: A Film Screening and Conversation with the 2020-21 Narratio Fellows

February 26, 2021 at 6:00pm8:00pm EST

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Young local refugees screen and discuss their short autobiographical films about their day-to-day lives in the contexts of resettlement, the pandemic, and of global movements for racial justice.…

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Strategies for Academic Success: Know Your Value/s – BIPOC Focused

February 26, 2021 at 11:30am1:30pm EST

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Explore what values inspire you and drive your work in this workshop led by P. Gabrielle Foreman, intended specifically for BIPOC faculty, staff, and administrators at Syracuse University.

February 24, 2021

In the Bush: Writings by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

February 24, 2021 at 4:00pm5:30pm EST

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Join discussion of selected readings by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson—an indigenous writer, musician and scholar—to include the article, “Land as Pedagogy,” and the forthcoming…

February 19, 2021

Wor(l)ds of Love

February 19, 2021 at 12:00pm2:00pm EST

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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (LLL) presents: “Wor(l)ds of Love,” a virtual celebration of poetry and music from the many countries represented at Syracuse…

February 11, 2021

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Choices, Careers and Living Black History

February 11, 2021 at 5:00pm6:00pm EST

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Pioneering Black women scholars and institution builders discuss their innovative work, transformative advocacy, and the centering of Black women’s lives, resistance, and intellectual contributions.

December 11, 2020

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Using Online Collections for Teaching with Primary Sources

December 11, 2020 at 11:00am12:00pm EST

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An online workshop for faculty, instructors and educators on developing undergraduate course content using primary source archival collections, organized in collaboration with Adam Matthew Digital.…

December 4, 2020

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34th Annual Symposium – Florence Graduate Program in Italian Renaissance Art

December 4, 2020 at 1:00pm4:00pm EST

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You are cordially invited to the 34th Annual Syracuse University Florence Graduate Symposium. Register for the virtual event. Program: Introductions Session I: The Sacred and the Secular in…

November 20, 2020

Philosophy Colloquium with Miriam Schoenfield

November 20, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EST

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The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor Miriam Schoenfield from the University of Texas at Austin for a virtual talk titled, Can Bayesianism Accommodate Higher Order Defeat? The talk will be…

November 13, 2020

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Virtual Book Launch for English Professor Mike Goode’s “Romantic Capabilities”

November 13, 2020 at 12:00pm1:30pm EST

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Join the Department of English for their virtual celebration of the publication of English professor Mike Goode’s new book, Romantic Capabilities: Blake, Scott, Austen and the New Messages of Old…

November 12, 2020

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Rewriting History

November 12, 2020 at 6:30pm8:00pm EST

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Panelists delve into the complicated layers of Fabiola Jean-Louis' work, challenging the historical truths we have been taught to accept about race and the roles of women, both past and present.

November 11, 2020

Damali Campbell-Oparaji M.D.

In Process and Collaboration: A Shared Snapshot of Co-Ethnography in Medical Practice

November 11, 2020 at 1:30pm3:00pm EST

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In this interactive virtual workshop , writer-researcher Jessica Restaino and University Hospital-Newark Dr. Damali Campbell-Oparaji discuss the complexities of their multifaceted collaboration.

November 10, 2020

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Surrender as Method, Subject, and Experience: Doing the Work that Undoes Us

November 10, 2020 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

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This Syracuse Symposium lecture by Jessica Restaino explores the complexities of engaging with work that overwhelms us, disrupts traditional expectations, and pushes our deeply-held boundaries.

November 6, 2020

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Using Art for Transformative Teaching

November 6, 2020 at 10:00am12:00pm EST

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This virtual workshop led by Donna Gustafson (Rutgers University/Zimmerli Art Museum) and SU Art Museum Director Vanja Malloy explores innovative ways to use art for teaching across disciplines.

October 30, 2020

Philosophy Colloquium with Alex Kocurek

October 30, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

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The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor Alex Kocurek from Cornell University for a virtual talk titled, “Does Chance Undermine Would? (And If So, How?).”  The talk will be…

Writing into the Wounds

October 30, 2020 at 10:00am11:30am EDT

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In this writer's mini-seminar, acclaimed poet Philip Metres focuses on the important work poetry can do to help remember the past, but not be suffocated by it...

October 29, 2020

A Dream of A New Past

October 29, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

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The YMCA Downtown Writer's Center hosts a virtual reading by Philip Metres from his latest collection of poems, Shrapnel Maps, centered on the Israel/Palestine conflict...

October 23, 2020

The Medicine Wheel as a Framework for Understanding Disabilities: Informing Our Future Thinking, Informing Our Future Actions

October 23, 2020 at 10:00am12:00pm EDT

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The Medicine Wheel is a powerful symbol for many Native Americans and it contains many layers of meaning. Through this virtually-conducted workshop, Hilary Weaver (University at Buffalo) explores how…

October 22, 2020

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(Dis)ability Futures and Indigeneity: Critical Epistemologies for Social Change

October 22, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

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What can we do to change the future, making disabilities and other differences understandable, without applying a deficit model? The future does not need to be as hierarchical as the present.

October 8, 2020

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Nikole Hannah-Jones

October 8, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT

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Now in its 20th season, the University Lectures was created through, and is supported by, the generosity of alumnus Robert B. Menschel ’51.

October 6, 2020

Small Press Reading Series: Creative Nonfiction

October 6, 2020 at 4:30pm6:00pm EDT

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Chelsea Biondolillo, The Skinned Bird (KERNPUNKT Press) Tobias Carroll, Reel (Rare Bird Books) Hayli M. Cox, Sundog Lit. Daniel Nester, Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church,…