Monthly Archives: August 2013

Playwright wanted!

Draperite Jayme Kilburn is looking for playwrights!


Seeking Three-Section Play for Production


Three-D is seeking submissions from New York-based playwrights interested in workshopping a play (or developing a new one), culminating in a fully-realized production. We are particularly seeking plays that are ensemble-driven and open to interpretation.


Three-D is a group of artists interested in developing a new play through a workshop period with the playwright, followed by a fully staged production in the Spring or Summer of 2014 (dates TBD). The play must be divisible into three-sections (three acts, three scenes, or three groupings of scenes would all be fine) that are pretty equal in length and depth.


Playwrights whose plays are selected for further review will be asked to meet with Three-D artists to discuss the particulars of the project.


If you have a play that fits this criteria, please send us the play in its entirety. If it is not obvious where the sections fall (i.e. if it is not a three-act or three-scene play), please let us know how you envision it should be divided.


If you are interested in developing a play with Three-D that you have not yet written, please send an outline of your play idea and a writing sample of another play that you have completed—any length is fine.


Play submissions should be sent in PDF format. If you are submitting more than one play, please send each one in a separate email.


The subject line of your email should read as follows: PLAY NAME by YOUR NAME.


In the body of the email, please include a brief synopsis of the play (2-5 sentences) and a character breakdown (ex/ 3F, 2M).


Please send submissions to:


Submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2013.


Three-D encourages female playwrights to apply.

Call for Papers – Conference of European Society of History of Science, Lisbon

Call for Papers (First Call)
6th International Conference of
European Society of History of Science
Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014
Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine
The 6th International Conference of the European Society of History of Science will be held in Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014 and is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology(CIUHCT),a research centre associated with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.
The theme of the conference is “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine”.
Communicating science, technology and medicine has always been central to the scientific and technological enterprise, but across ages and spaces agents, audiences, means, aims and agendas behind this complex process have varied considerably. The interpretations put forward by historians of science, technology and medicine have also changed considerably. Historians have been compelled recently to move away from former historiographical categories opposing creative producers to passive recipients and consumers, and contrasting the production of knowledge with its transmission. The vertical model of diffusion has been superseded by a horizontal conception of circulation and appropriation of science, technology and medicine, which gives voice to various actors and to their different, often contradictory, agendas. Within this framework, science, technology and medicine are envisaged as active forms of communication, to such an extent as ultimately blurring the distinction between the making and the communicating of science, technology and medicine.
The 6th ESHS aims at stimulating historical and historiographical studies and debates on the communication of science, technology and medicine along the following sub-thematic clusters.
1) Human and non-human agents: experts, amateurs, and institutions;
2) Networks of circulation and communication of knowledge;
3) Means of communication: correspondence, papers, books, textbooks, popularization outlets, newspapers, radio, theatre, films, cartoons and internet;
4) Spaces and modes of communication: conferences, classrooms, public demonstrations, exhibitions, instruments, collections and museums;
5) Audiences: lay and specialized audiences, consumers;
6) Rhetorical devices;
7) Communication in the European Periphery;
8) Communication in a globalized world: challenges and constraints; ideology of communication, hegemonic values and commercialized science, technology and medicine

Proposal Session Submission (Max 4 papers) and abstract of papers– 15 Dec 2013

Decision of accepted sessions – 1 February 2014

Abstract Submission (for stand-alone papers) – 20 February 2014

Decision of accepted papers – 30 March 2014



Abstracts, presentations and proceedings should be preferably in English.

A second Call for papers, with website address, fees and further information will be sent on 1 October 2013.

For any other information please contact the local secretariat Fátima de Haan (

Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Ana Simões

Maria Paula Diogo

CFP: Origins of Truth: Foucault’s Lectures on the Will to Know (9/10 deadline)

Call for Papers
Origins of Truth: Foucault’s Lectures on the Will to Know
November 8-9, 2013
A conference presented by
the Foucault Society
Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy
Stony Brook Manhattan
387 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
Keynote: Todd May, Clemson University: “The Will to Know”
Guest Speaker: Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University
In celebration of the publication of Michel Foucault’s Lectures on the Will to Know: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1970-1971
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), we invite participants to a conference in New York City.
 As the first of Foucault’s annual courses, Lectures on the Will to Know set an agenda for his intellectual journey of the 1970s and 1980s. Its publication in English translation opens up new directions for research into power, knowledge and the “formation of discourses.”
Papers are invited which analyze Lectures on the Will to Know – its sources, themes and intellectual, historical or political contexts.  What are the multiple ways that “truth” and “origins” are developed in Foucault’s work?  How do philosophy and history intersect in this text?  What is “will” in a Foucaultian context and how can we think of “the will to know” without reinstalling sovereign subjectivity?  How do Foucault’s encounters here with Aristotle, the Sophists, Nietzsche, Deleuze — indeed, with the possibility of an origin of Western knowledge — complicate our understanding of his genealogical approach?
Suggested Topics:
The Lecture Courses
“The Will to Know” and “The Order of Discourse”
 ▪ Issues of translation and transcription ▪
 ▪ Continuities and disjunctions among the Lecture Courses ▪
Thematic connections to Foucault’s earlier or later works
Intellectual History
Foucault and Deleuze ▪ Foucault and Nietzsche ▪ Foucault on Aristotle and the Sophists ▪ Foucault and Eastern Knowledge
Forms of Knowledge
Connaissance, Savoir and Truth ▪ Judgment ▪ Justice
 Measurement (Being) ▪  Repetition and Becoming ▪ The Event
Truth and the City-State
Law ▪ Money ▪ Sovereignty  
Political Economy ▪ Purity/Impurity ▪ Criminality
Please send 500 word proposals to:
September 10, 2013.
Accepted presenters will be notified by September 20, 2013.
About the Foucault Society:
The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization 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.
Twitter:  @foucaultsociety

Fall 2013 Graduate Student Library Workshop Series

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:


You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to some lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

–> Thursday, September 12th, 5:30-7:00, 8th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Draper Student Organization survey to help improve our programs!

Hello Draperites!

The Draper Student Organization (DSO) would like to get your feedback and suggestions on events and programs. For those of you that are new to Draper or have not heard about the Draper Student Organization, the DSO is a student run organization specific to the Draper Program.
Our mission statement is as follows: The Draper Student Organization seeks to foster community, academic dialogue, and collaboration between students within the Draper Program, as well as students within other interdisciplinary GSAS programs. We do this through the planning and promotion of academic and social events such as conferences, colloquiums, forums, lunches, and social mixers.
We would like your help to let us know what events will be the most beneficial to you so we can properly focus our resources and put on the most successful events.  Please fill out the survey at the link below:
Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to provide suggestions!
In addition, we are looking for anyone who is interested in getting more involved with the DSO.  Our open positions are as follows (but not limited to!):
Social Events Coordinator
Academic Events Coordinator
Conference Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Please email if you are interested in hearing more about getting involved with the DSO in an above position or in some other way.  For new Draperites starting this fall, we are looking forward to talking with you at orientation on August 29.