Monthly Archives: February 2011

Local Conferences in March

Women’s History Month Conference
Breaking Boundaries: Body Politics & the Dynamics of Difference

Free and Open to the Public (Optional $10 for lunch)
March 4-5 @ Sarah Lawrence College


Endangered Species Women Conference
Preserving the Female Body

Membership Required ($20 is the least expensive option)
March 18-19 @ The New School


Mark your calendar for two upcoming workshops for Draper students. RSVPs are appreciated: call 212.998.8070 or email to let us know if you’ll be attending.


Master’s Thesis Workshop
Friday, March 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Draper Map Room

Led by Professor Steven Moga and Robin Nagle

This workshop is primarily intended for students who are in the early phases of thesis preparation, but also for those at later stages of the process. Students will receive guidance on how to refine their topics and narrow the scope of their theses, and on some of the basic mechanics of writing their work.

Ph.D. Application Workshop
Friday, April 29, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Draper Map Room

Internship opportunity at Austrian Cultural Forum

Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52 Street
New York, NY 10022

Media & Communications Intern

Start date: March 21, 2011
End date: June 17, 2011
Application deadline: March 11, 2011
Hours per week: flexible
Compensation: Unpaid

With its architectural landmark building in Midtown Manhattan the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 200 free events annually and showcases Austrian comtemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York. The Austrian Cultural Forum enjoys long-standing and flourishing partnerships with many venerable cultural and academic institutions throughout New York and the United States.

We are currently looking for a talented and creative intern to join our Media and Communications Department to assist with the dissemination of information about the Austrian Cultural Forum and its events. Hours can be flexible, at 2-4 days per week. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain first-hand experience in the areas of public outreach and communications in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will vary as needed, but will include drafting press releases, writing and editing copy for the website and print publications, carrying out research, and providing additional support to staff as needed.

Writing and editing skills (in English, basic knowledge of German is not required, but helpful), keen interest in the arts.

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, your resume and a writing sample to

Your Weekly Flickr Commons Photofinds: Group Photos

“Rebecca Wolinksy”
Part of the Jewish Women’s Archive collection of Jewish-American Women and WWII

Collection of Seminole dolls in the process of being made by Mary Billie:
Big Cypress Reservation, Florida (July 15, 1980)
State Library and Archives of Florida

Children’s tea party at Marlborough, Queensland, 1900-1910
State Library of Queensland, Australia

Two Upcoming Events at the Taub Center

Two lectures that may be of interest to Draper students (RSVP required; see below):

Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Religion and Identity in Israel

Nadav Shelef
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 28, 2011
6:00 – 7:30pm

Kafka, Zionism and the Trial in Tel-Aviv

Mark H. Gelber
Professor, Comparative Literature, Ben-Gurion University

March 2, 2011
6:30 – 8:00pm

Both lectures will be held at the NYU Open House Gallery, 528 LaGuardia Place. RSVP by Tel. (212) 998-8981 / E-mail / seating limited, registration required.