Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Unpacking Emotions: The Humanities and Sciences
SEPTEMBER 23 - 24, 2011
8:30 a.m - 5 p.m., Friday September 23
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday September 24At the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 5th Ave, New York N.Y., 10075
To register, email : firstname.lastname@example.orgFee waived for students but PLEASE REGISTER AS SPACE IS LIMITEDhttp://sites.google.com/site/
Co- organized by the "TRANSITIONS" Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Emotional Brain Institute, this conference inaugurates an interdisciplinary research program aimed at considering the nature of reason and emotions.
It will focus on the simple but fundamental question: "WHAT ARE EMOTIONS", from the perspectives of the HUMANITIES, SCIENCES and the ARTS.
Emilienne Baneth email@example.com
Joseph Ledoux firstname.lastname@example.org
As many of you know already, the senior staff of Anamesa is getting the Draper Student Organization back up and running after a yearlong hiatus.
In the past, the DSO has organized social get-togethers, discussion groups, academic conferences and a variety of other events and activities. The organization serves the Draper community by offering an outlet for academic conversations that may not have a place in the classroom, bringing together Draper students who may not have an opportunity to meet in their courses, and offering new and current Draper students a body of peers with whom to share their research, commiserate about the stresses of graduate student life, and just have a drink and a laugh every once and awhile.
As much as the DSO has to offer, it is nothing without your help! At Anamesa we have been brainstorming some fantastic event ideas over the summer and are sure you have many more. We'd love to get going with planning and organizing, but we need volunteers!
If you are interested in joining the DSO please come to our first meeting:
Date: Tuesday 9/13
Place: Reading Room, King Juan Carlos Center
We will be voting for officers at this meeting - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer - so if you want to run come prepared to give a 5-minute introduction of yourself, why you want the position, and your qualifications. If you don't want an officer position but still want to get involved that's great too!
Please contact Anamesa (email@example.com) with any questions about the DSO. After the first meeting the new staff will send an email out with DSO's direct contact information, but for the time being the Anamesa staff will handle any inquiries.
We hope your semester is off to a great start and look forward to seeing you at the first DSO meeting on 9/13!
All the best,
THE LUCRECE PROJECT
at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Call for 2011-2012 Projects
The Lucrece Project is a graduate working research group sponsored by the NYU Humanities Initiative and English Department. We are a collective of artists and academics who are exploring and challenging the borders between “creative” and “critical” work and thought. We are currently soliciting proposals for creative cross-disciplinary projects that defy traditional categories of genre, medium, and working method.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
March 2, 2012
Abstracts Due: November 11, 2011
Full name / name of organization: Natura, Science and Epistemology Working Group, Rutgers University
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University, Brown University).
The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.
How does interdisciplinary scholarship reframe questions of methodology, broadly construed? How is method variously understood and how are its formulations shaped by historical, theoretical, and disciplinary concerns? How does method relate to matters of fact and theory? How do humanities disciplines appropriate and modify particular scientific methods?
Related themes/topics may include (but are not limited to):
•Scientific methods and the history of science
•Methodology, discciplinary history, and the professionalization of the humanities
•Method and form, genres of scientific knowledgge, aesthetics of science, or as science
•Inscription aand writing: media, authority, translation, referentiality
•Elements of method: hypothesis, collaboration, witneessing, objectivity
•Historical method: induction, deduuction, experimentation
•Philosophy and the Analytic/Coontinental divide
•Vitalism in the sciences and in crittical theory
•The afterlives of positivism
•The "cognitive revolution" and the humanities
•The curricuulum and the "two cultures" debate
•Science Studiess/STS, Actor Network Theory, and historical study
•Vernnacular Science and Mobile Technologies
•Digital humaniities: computation, quantitative analysis, electronic publishing and peer review
Please send 400-500-word abstracts to Lizzie Oldfather (email@example.com) by November 1, 2011.
For more information, please visit http://sciencemethodhuma
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Anamesa, Fall 2011
blur boundaries, re-imagine links, explore the between
Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2011 print issue. Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in their writing–including but not limited to academic essays, creative non-fiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, and poetry–and visual art of any sort, keeping in mind that the journal is a printed publication. Anamesa considers material from a variety of subject matters and selects creative, intelligent works that reflect the transdisciplinary nature of the graduate community.
Works of writing should be 6000 words or less. Nonfiction works must include an abstract of 200 words or less. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions are blind-reviewed so there should be no author-identifying information in the text of the written work, although author’s contact information should be included in the cover sheet as detailed below. Although the publication will be in English, we are also interested in texts in translation.
Visual art submissions must be in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.
The submission deadline is Monday, September 26th.
Send submissions and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address (this can be in the body of your email). We accept multiple submissions, but we ask that you place each submission in a different email message with the subject heading listing the relevant genre (e.g., “nonfiction,” “fiction,” “poetry,” or “art”).
For further information and to view previous issues of Anamesa, visit www.anamesajournal.org. Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.
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