Monthly Archives: December 2014

Threesis applications — get yours today!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the Threesis Application Period!
For the uninitiated, the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge is an annual event where MA students compete for cash prizes by giving three-minute “compelling orations” on their research, with only one slide for visuals.
The event happens in April. Top prize is $1000, second place and audience favorite each bag $750, and any Draper student who makes it to the final round gets $300 from us. And we have a pretty good track record, just saying.
The application itself can also be found on our forms page, or you can pick up a hard copy in the Draper office, by the coffeemaker.
Applications are due Friday, Februrary 6.
Get at it!

Upcoming Draper Parties!!

Attention Draperites! We wanted to inform you about some fun Draper parties coming up as the semester winds to a close:

Wednesday, December 17: Draper Holiday Party
All Draperites are invited to join us in the Map Room at 6PM to eat drink, and be merry.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, January 30: Graduation Celebration and Spring Semester Kickoff Party

Join us in celebrating the Draper graduating class of the summer and fall 2014, and gathering to start off the spring semester together. 

Important info for Draperites finishing their theses this semester!

Attention Draperites!
If you are finishing your thesis this semester:
Please note that all thesis materials must be handed in on Tuesday, December 16 at 5:00pm. Please refer to the Thesis Submission Checklist to make sure that you have all of your materials in order.

Anamesa Launch Party!

Attention Draperites!
Please join us this Thursday, Dec. 9, for the launch of the Fall 2014 Anamesa issue! The launch party will start at 8:30pm at Think Coffee, 248 Mercer St., and will feature readings from the new issue as well as free copies of the journal. After the readings we will move to one of the bars in the area, and as usual the first drink or two are on us!
We hope to see you there!

Talk tomorrow, 12/9: “Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel”

Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel

Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Deutsches Haus at NYU

Deutsches Haus at NYU and NYU’s German Department present a talk by Professor Luca Giuliani on Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel.

Michelangelo’s seated statue of Lorenzo de’ Medici created for the nobleman’s grave in the Sagrestia Nuova of San Lorenzo supports its left elbow on an object that scholars generally call a casket. Closer inspection however reveals that it depicts neither a casket nor any other object of use; it is quite simply a carefully smoothed ashlar block decorated with a mask. This detail has consequences for the way Michelangelo transformed his material, stone, into a subject of his art. Stone as a subject, in turn, directs our attention on the artistic production of the work. Although Michelangelo completed this particular statue, it thus leads to a better understanding of all the sculptures he left unfinished – a phenomenon that struck his contemporaries as a conspicuous characteristic of his art and that since then has provided the occasion for a wide range of interpretations.

Luca Giuliani was born in Florence. He studied Greek and Roman archaeology, Social anthropology and Italian literature in Basel and Munich, taking his Ph.D. in Basel (1975) and his „Habilitation“ in Heidelberg (1984). For more than ten years he has been a curator in the Antikenmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In 1992 he moved from museum to university, teaching first in Freiburg and then at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich. Since 2007 he is Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute of Advanced Study and Professor for Greek and Roman Archaeology at the Humboldt Universität, Berlin (1998-2007). His research has concerned Greek sculpture, Attic and Apulian vase-painting, Roman portraiture and Roman sarcophagi as well as the history of classical studies. His most recent publication in English is Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art (Chicago 2013).

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!
This talk will be conducted in English.

Luca Giuliani’s talk on Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel is sponsored by DAAD, the NYU German Department, and Deutsches Haus at NYU.