Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thurs, Oct 25: Foucault Society Reading Group Meeting: Society Must Be Defended

Fall 2012

NEW! The Foucault Society Reading Group, 2012-2013


Michel Foucault
“Society Must Be Defended”

Lectures at the Collage de France, 1975-1976


Meeting this week:

Thursday, October 25


CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5409
New York, NY


Texts for Discussion:

“Lecture One: 7 January 1976.”


Johanna Oksala, “Lines of Fragility, A Foucaultian Critique of Violence.”


New participants are welcome!


To register:

About the Reading Group


The Foucault Society is convening a year-long discussion group on Foucault’s 1975-76 lecture course, “Society Must Be Defended.” As a reference point for our discussion of violence, racism, conflict, the nature of “the political,” and the constitution of social reality, we will consider Foucault’s lectures in the context of Johanna Oksala’s newly published book, Foucault, Politics, and Violence (2012), and other critical perspectives.


Faculty, graduate students and independent scholars are invited to join us for an in-depth discussion.


We will meet every two weeks at the CUNY Graduate Center throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please join us!


Open to the public.

We recommend that participants have some familiarity with Foucault’s work.


Suggested donation: $10/meeting.


For complete description, see our website.


Questions? Please contact

Kevin Jobe, Reading Group Director, at


Note: A copy of Johanna Oksala’s article,“Lines of Fragility, A Foucaultian Critique of Violence,” is available to registered participants who will attend the meetings.

About the Foucault Society:

The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization offering a variety of programs dedicated to the critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984). All of our events are open to the public. We welcome new participants who have an interest in Foucault’s work and its impact on diverse areas of inquiry, including critical social theory, philosophy, politics, history, culture, gender/sexuality studies, and the arts.

Reading Group Dates

Fall 2012


October 25

November 8

November 29

December 13


Thursday evenings at the CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5409, NYC.

Archaeological Internship Opportunity at the American Museum of Natural History

The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our Spring Internship. Our spring interns will staff the North American Archaeology (NAARCH) Lab and are considered to take part in fieldwork on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. The NAARCH Lab handles, stores, and analyzes a wide variety of artifacts from an extensive temporal and spatial range. Past interns have had the opportunity to work with lithics, Native American ceramics, historic period pottery, Spanish colonial material culture, and a large number of other material culture types. Analysis techniques include sorting of fine screen materials, basic lab organization, cataloging, and basic artifact analysis. In addition to lab work, interns will also be considered to take part in our ongoing fieldwork program in Georgia. Our fieldwork package supports room and board, transportation, and a stipend for two excavations (three weeks each).


Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH internship should be highly motivated, patient, and detail-oriented. We will be accepting applications from both upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. Individuals who have not yet completed their junior year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary, but will be a factor in our selection.


Internship positions are unpaid volunteer positions with museum perks while working in the lab in New York City. Course credit will be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher learning. The fieldwork portion offers a stipend for work completed. The term of the internship will be from the beginning of January through May 2013, and the museum asks two to three days a week from its lab staff. The field portions will run three weeks each from mid-January to mid-February and additionally from mid-April to mid-May.


Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2012. Interested applicants should send a resume and a 1-page statement of purpose to Please include contact information for three references. Applications may also be sent via mail to:


Elizabeth Cottrell

Anthropology Department

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, New York 10024-5192


The statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions should feel free to email at the NAARCH Lab. Please visit our website at:



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DSO Debate Party Monday 10/22

Hey everyone,
We at the DSO were thinking… while the debates have been most entertaining, they could be even more fun… together! And with free drinks!
The last presidential debate is Monday, October 22nd.

So here’s the deal… come down to the Map Room on Monday, October 22nd @ 8:30pm and watch the debate with us.
As noted above, there will be  FREE DRINKS!
the Draper Student Organization, a.k.a. Scott, Valentine, Bridget, Naomi, and Amanda

First ever DSO Newsletter!

The Draper Student Organization is launching a newsletter, and the first issue — hot off the presses — is attached. Enjoy!