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Humanities Events

October 28, 2021

Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

October 28, 2021 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

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The Department of African American Studies is proud to present its 39th African American Studies Colloquium featuring this 2021 Fall Program: Eminent scholar George Lipsitz and Grammy nominated…

October 29, 2021

Day of the Dead Event

October 29, 2021 at 9:00am1:00pm EDT

Quad Tent D01

Cultural event in which we give students a tour of the Day of the Dead celebration and invite them to learn more about the programs, clubs and upcoming classes in the Department. It includes the…

November 1, 2021

Day of the Dead Event

November 1, 2021 at 9:00am1:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle, Quad Tent D01

Cultural event in which we give students a tour of the Day of the Dead celebration and invite them to learn more about the programs, clubs and upcoming classes in the Department. It includes the…

November 4, 2021

Christopher Caterine

Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide

November 4, 2021 at 3:30pm4:45pm EDT

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An estimated 93% of graduate students in the humanities and social sciences won’t get a tenure-track job, yet many still assume that a tenured professorship is the only successful outcome for a…

November 5, 2021

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AMH Colloquium Series: “Dance, Discipline, and Dignity: Military Music and Race in the British Colonial Caribbean”

November 5, 2021 at 10:00am11:30am EDT

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Maria Ryan, Assistant Professor of Musicology, Florida State University Between 1798 and 1808 the British Army purchased over 14,000 Africans, coercing them directly into service in…

Alston Lecture Series with Sarah Moss: “A Contextualist Reframing of Encroachment”

November 5, 2021 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

Hall of Languages, 500

The philosophy department welcomes Professor Sarah Moss from University of Michigan for a lecture at the annual William P. Alston Lecture Series. Professor Moss’s lecture is “A…

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 10, 2021

Photo of author Nimmi Gowrinathan

Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence, a public lecture by author Nimmi Gowrinathan

November 10, 2021 at 3:00pm5:00pm EST

Hall of Languages, 500

This public lecture is based on the book Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence (Beacon, 2021) and asks what those with power in the West typically don’t see — and the questions…

November 12, 2021

Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop

November 12, 2021 at 4:00pm5:30pm EST

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Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop with Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson MAP welcomes Professor Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson for a discussion centered around her article (co-authored with Luvell Anderson)…

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

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

November 19, 2021

Bernardo Zacka & Duncan Bell, Political Theory and Architecture

November 19, 2021 at 11:00am12:30pm EST

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Genealogy in the Humanities invites you to an ‘author-meets-readers’ seminar with Professors Bernardo Zacka (MIT) and Duncan Bell (Cambridge) on the topic of their book, Political Theory and…

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

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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.

December 3, 2021

Philosophy Colloquium with Renée Jorgenson Bolinger

December 3, 2021 at 4:00pm6:00pm EST

Hall of Languages, 500

The Philosophy Department welcomes Professor Renée Jorgenson Bolinger from the University of Michigan for a presentation, “Predictive Hotspot Policing and Fair Risk Distributions.” The…

February 22, 2022

Isaac Butler wearing blue shirt and gray jacket

The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act

February 22, 2022 at 5:30pm7:00pm EST

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

Author and journalist Isaac Butler explores how the "The Method" approach to stage performance in the early 20th century revolutionized the art and created a new template for the emerging film format.