Monthly Archives: November 2015

Before/After: Jewish Lives in Berlin; Max Weber Conference; Deutsches Haus Recommends:

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

Before/After: Jewish Lives in Berlin


Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a talk by Sharon Adler on Jewish life in Berlin before and after the Holocaust and by artist Shlomit Lehavi on her art project inspired by The Jewish Address Book of Berlin 1931. Sharon Adler serves as CEO of Stiftung Zurückgeben, a foundation which supports the endeavors of Jewish women in arts and sciences including, among many others, Shlomit Lehavi’s project. Their presentations will be followed by a conversation with Professor Susanne Rohr, current DAAD Visiting Scholar at Deutsches Haus, who will discuss contemporary artistic practices examining Jewish life in Germany with Sharon Adler and Shlomit Lehavi.

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Thursday, December 3 – Friday, December 4

Max Weber Conference 2015: “The Power of Constitutional Courts in a Globalizing World” (Part II)


Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies present the Max Weber Conference 2015 The Power of Constitutional Courts in a Globalizing World (Part II). The conference opens on Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m., with a keynote speech on The Emergence of Global Law Systems by Saskia Sassen (Columbia University).

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Exhibition on view



Deutsches Haus at NYU presents Apocalypse, an exhibition of photographs by Hans Weiss, which will run through December 22, 2015.

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Deutsches Haus Recommends:


Date: Friday, December 4, 6 p.m. – January 29, 2016
Location: German Consulate General New York
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Deutsches Haus at NYU recommends the exhibition NEW POTT by Mischa Kuball, which gives an insight into the “multinational and multicultural melting pot that the Ruhr region represents,” by providing “a glimpse into the lives of different generations of immigrants.”

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Deutsches Haus Recommends:

Exile in the Spotlight: Kurt Hirschfeld and German- Language Theater at the Schauspielhaus Zurich

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:30 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Kurt Hirschfeld built Zurich into the last bastion of free German theater in the 30s, premiered Brecht’s Mother Courage during WWII, and introduced audiences to Swiss literary giants Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Theater scholar Wendy Arons (Carnegie Mellon) will present her research on Hirschfeld, and actors will read from his correspondence.

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Event with Poet and Labor Organizer Rodrigo Toscano, Nov. 30th

Please join us on Monday, November 30th at 6:30 PM for a reading and discussion with poet and labor organizer Rodrigo Toscano.

Hosted at the Tamiment Library and Roger F. Wagner Labor Archive.
70 Washington Square South (Bobst Library, 10th floor)

Co-sponsored by
The Modern and Contemporary Colloquia
The Graduate Student Organizing Committee
Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
And with support from the NYU department of English.


Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry, Explosion Rocks Springfield, is due out from Fence Books in spring 2016. His previous books include Deck of Deeds, Collapsible Poetics Theater, To Leveling Swerve, Platform, Partisans, and The Disparities. His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Imagined Theatres, In the Criminal’s Cabinet, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry, and was a National Poetry Series selection.Toscano works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers and the National Institute for Environmental Health Science. He lives in the Faubourg Marigny of New Orleans.

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University form a unique, internationally-known center for scholarly research on Labor and the Left. The primary focus is the complex relationship between trade unionism and progressive politics and how this evolved over time. Archival, print, photograph, film, and oral history collections describe the history of the labor movement and how it related to the broader struggle for economic, social, and political change.image.png

CFP Brown French Studies Graduate Conference: Intermediality

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The History of Modern Fashion: A Conversation on Dec. 6th at 6 PM




The evolution of fashion is intertwined with developments in the arts, politics and technology, popular culture and media. Join us for a conversation about culture, change and 150 years of global fashion.

Daniel James Cole
Faculty, Costume Studies M.A. program, NYU Steinhardt

Nancy Deihl
Director, Costume Studies M.A. program, NYU Steinhardt

Rebecca Kelly
Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Institute of Technology

Ray Smith
Fashion Reporter, Wall Street Journal

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CFP—SBAI International Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester (Deadline: February 2, 2016)

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
International Graduate Conference


Keynote Speaker: Jasbir Puar

Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University


April 8, 2016

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Each year, a diverse group of participants gather in Rochester, NY for a graduate conference held by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. This conference aims to foster an environment of interdisciplinary communication, knowledge exchange, and collaboration. We take geography to be the practice and process of mapping bodies, spaces, and experiences. In particular, we hope to inspire questions concerning the interruptions of such geographies, especially those relating to gender and sexuality. Such questions might include, but are not limited to:


  • How does social, bodily, and geographical mobility complicate the mapping of spaces and bodies?
  • How do media forms constitute counter-geographies?
  • Does sharing a photo of a fallen Syrian refugee on one’s Facebook timeline intervene in a meaningful way?
  • In what ways are sexed and/or sexualized bodies mapped into conceptions of (trans)nationality?
  • How might race and class interrupt and problematize feminist and queer geography?
  • What are the affective ramifications of contemporary or historical forms of segregation?
  • How do gendered perceptions of bodies in pain affect medical treatment or scales of pain?
  • How does web mapping (e.g. Google Maps) reproduce or resist the gendered, classed, and racial power dynamics of prior methods of mapping?
  • What are the gendered biases of computer coding languages?


We invite graduate students from all disciplines to submit research on questions related to the conference theme and especially in response to the keynote speaker’s research. In addition to more traditional scholarship, we encourage creative interpretations of this year’s theme, performances, and collaborative presentations.


Submission Details: Please send a 300-word abstract to the graduate organizing committee as a Word or PDF document, including name, institutional affiliation, email address, a brief biographical statement, and a list of any equipment needed for your presentation. Presentations will be 20 minutes.


Submissions are due no later than February 2, 2016. You will receive the committee’s decision by mid-February.

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