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Humanities Events


October 6, 2020

Small Press Reading Series: Creative Nonfiction

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

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,…

October 8, 2020

Nikole Hannah-Jones Headshot

Nikole Hannah-Jones

October 8, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT


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

October 22, 2020

headshot of guest speaker Hilary Weaver

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

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

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 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

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 29, 2020

A Dream of A New Past

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

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 30, 2020

Writing into the Wounds

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

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...

Philosophy Colloquium with Alex Kocurek

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


The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor Alex Kocurek from Cornell University for a virtual talk.  The talk will be followed by a one-hour question and answer period.

November 6, 2020

Using Art for Transformative Teaching

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


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.

November 10, 2020

headshot of author Jessica Restaino

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

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

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 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

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 12, 2020

artwork: Madame Beauvoirs Painting

Rewriting History

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

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 20, 2020

Philosophy Colloquium with Miriam Schoenfield

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


The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor Miriam Schoenfield from the University of Texas at Austin for a virtual talk.  The talk will be followed by a one-hour question and answer period.…

April 16, 2021

Anbar Lecture with John Corvino

April 16, 2021 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT


The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor John Corvino from Wayne State University for a virtual talk as part of our annual Anbar Lecture Series. *Date is tentative.