Friday, March 26, 2010

Israel and America series from the Taub Center this April

The Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University presents:
Israel and America: The Special Relationship

This series will feature three speakers who have played important roles in shaping and analyzing the diplomatic relationship between Israel and America.

Thursday - April 8, 2010
Walter Russell Mead, Council for Foreign Relations
"Does Israel Need a Lobby in America?"

Thursday - April 15, 2010
Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
"The U.S., Israel and American Jews: A Negotiator Looks Back"

Thursday - April 22, 2010
Itamar Rabinovich, New York University
"Israel and America: Where We Stand Now"

All Lectures will take place at:
19 University Place – Lecture Hall 102
New York City, NY

This series is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP required.
Please RSVP to: or call (212) 998-8981

Thursday, March 25, 2010

DSO Colloquium Paper Titles Announced

The DSO has announced the titles of the papers that will be presented at their spring conference on Friday, April 9th starting at 7:00 PM in the Draper Map Room:

Alex Ponomareff:
"Little Boxes: A brief excursion into the panels of American comic books"

John Allen:
"The Structure of an Empirical Theory of Taste"

Sarah Broderick:
"One Creator + One Creature = One Trickster: Secondary Title as Frame for Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Archives & Public History Brown Bag Lunch: Grant Writing (April 2)

NYU Archives and Public History Program brown bag lunch series
Grant writing
Friday April 2, 12:00-2:00pm
King Juan Carlos Center, room 607

Please join us for the final Archives and Public History Program brown bag lunch of the spring 2010 semester, which will feature a discussion about applying for and utilizing grant money in archival and historical institutions. Speakers include:

Barbara Haws, archivist/historian of the New York Philharmonic and alum of the archives and public history program. Haws has performed much successful fundraising, and has received a substantial grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to digitize 1.3 million pages of the orchestra’s archive, which can be searched here.

Maurita Baldock, also an alum of the program and curator of manuscripts at the New York Historical Society. Baldock has recently received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Mike Nash, head of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives, and an extremely successful grant writer and creative fundraiser.

And Peter Wosh, director of the Archives and Public History Program, who has been a grant recipient from NEH and NHPRC as well as a number of state agencies, and a review panelist for many state and national agencies.

Please bring a brown bag lunch. Complimentary drinks and desserts will be provided.

Please RSVP to Kate Dundon at by Tuesday, March 30.

Race, Culture & Black Identity series tomorrow, 3/25

The Institute of African-American Affairs, Afro-Latin@ Forum, and
Programs in Africana Studies and Latino Studies at NYU present:

Race, Culture & Black Identity in the U.S.
3-part series

The ways that people of African descent in the U.S. have defined themselves have always been complex but recent demographic changes are posing new questions and new challenges. Can one become Black? Can one “migrate” into blackness? What does it mean to be Black when you aren't African American? What are the processes that permit or discourage changes in our understanding of blackness?

“Tangled Origins: Race, Culture & Black Identity in the U.S.” is a series of three conversations at New York University that will look at the shifting notions of race and the current redefinitions of “blackness” throughout the U.S. Discussions will center on the overlapping complexities in the histories, cultures and politics among peoples of African descent.

Join us for the final part of this series, where we engage creativity and cultural expression.


Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:00 PM
Where: Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003

Performances & Readings by Charan P., Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, & R. Erica Doyle

Panel Discussion & Conversation with Awam Amkpa, Juan Flores, Angelique V. Nixon, & Rich Blint

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DSO Colloquium Rescheduled: Now Friday, April 9th

Dear Students:

Due to scheduling complications, the DSO Colloquium (which was originally planned for this Friday, 3/26) has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Friday, April 9th, starting at 7:00 PM in the Draper Map Room. Please direct any questions to

Further information about the colloquium--including presentation titles--will be sent to the list shortly.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Draper Ph.D. Acceptances

Dear Students:

Many of you have applied to Ph.D. programs and are starting to receive responses. Draper would be delighted to congratulate you and to announce your doctoral acceptances on the blog, so please let us know what your next step in academia will be!

If you would prefer that Draper not share your good news, however, please still tell us if you are accepted to a doctoral program this year. We also want to hear from you if you haven't been accepted. This information is compiled annually for the graduate school and goes a long way in encouraging more Master's-centered programming and resources to be developed within GSAS.

Email us at to share your news.

Seminar (3/24): Memories of Slavery : Genealogy of National Denial and Resilience

NYU & CNRS Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences announces a new seminar series on

Memory and Memorialization:
Representing Trauma and War

Our collaborators for this series are the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Mémorial de Caen (France). Financed by the Partner University Fund (PUF/FACE) of the French Embassy in Washington, our multidisciplinary research project brings together leading academic experts on memory (in its historical, socio-cultural, psychological and neurological manifestations) with top museum professionals engaged in the development and operation of contemporary memorial museums.

Memories of Slavery : Genealogy of National Denial and Resilience

March 24, 2010 (4.30-7.30 pm)

Myriam Cottias | Historian | CNRS

Commentators: Fred Cooper, historian
(NYU), Joseph E. Ledoux, neuroscientist
(NYU), M.-Cl. Lavabre, sociologist (CNRS
by video conference)

This Saturday (3/27): Poetics and Theory Workshop on Exemplarity

You’re invited to a Poetics and Theory Workshop organized by the Department of Comparative Literature:

“… for example”

A Poetics & Theory Workshop on Exemplarity

Saturday, March 27

At the Humanities Initiative

20 Cooper Union, 5th floor

12:00 Coffee

12:15 Welcome

12:30 Professor Paul Fleming: “The Perfect Story: Anecdote and Exemplarity in Linnaeus and Blumenberg”

(German, New York University)

1:30 Professor Neni Panourgía: "Stones”

(Anthropology, Columbia University)

2:30 Break

3:00 Professor Anthony Vidler: “Architecture's Philosophic Exemplarity: from the chora to the temple and back”

(Dean of the School of Architecture, Cooper Union)

4:00 Professor Michèle Lowrie: “The Exemplum as an Affront to Theory”

(Classics, University of Chicago)

5:00 Reception