Monthly Archives: August 2016

Invitation to the OXFORD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM – December 2016

Students are invited to participate in The OXFORD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM at Somerville College, Oxford, UK. The  Fall Symposium is scheduled for 7, 8 & 9 December 2016. Students are invited to present a paper on an aspect of Women’s Studies, or they may wish to attend as an observer or panel member.


Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.


The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women’s leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. See the website for suggestions on topics and other information.



Sept. 20 – John Gronbeck-Tedesco – Cuba, the U.S., & Cultures of the Transnational Left

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John Gronbeck-Tedesco will discuss his book Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) on Tuesday, September 20 (6:00 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with food and wine will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.
John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco is Associate Professor and Convener of American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His writing has appeared in American Quarterly, Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal of American Studies, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture,,, and He is author of the book, Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor of Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (Lexington Books, 2015).
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Sept. 21 – Cecily McMillan – The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan

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Cecily McMillan will discuss her new book The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan: An American Memoir (Nation Books, 2016) on Wednesday, September 21 (6:00 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with food and wine will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.
Cecily McMillan is a social justice organizer and advocate for prison reform. After enduring a Kafkaesque trial following her arrest at Occupy Wall Street in 2012, she served three months at Rikers Island. Inside Rikers, Cecily grew close to her fellow inmates, women with precarious lives who took her under their wings and taught her how to navigate life in prison. Upon her release, she began to give voice to the concerns of her fellow prisoners. She currently works as an organizer in Atlanta while continuing to advocate for prison reform. Her intimate and revealing memoir, The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan, was recently published by Nation Books.
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Digital Frontiers conference at Rice in September featuring Draper’s own Kimon Keramidas

In September, Rice University will be hosting a conference that explores the intersections of digital public humanities and cultural heritage. Draper Associate Director Kimon Keramidas will be giving a talk with Alex Gil: Of Institutions, Initiatives, and the Importance of Regional Academic Communities: Building NYCDH.

Register now for Digital Frontiers 2016. They are celebrating their 5th Anniversary at Rice University with Keynote Speakers Roopika Risam (Salem State University) and Patrick Meier (author, Digital Humanitarians). Join them September 22-24, 2016.

Click here to register now!

Opening Keynote

Burning Down the Tent: New Futures for Social Justice and Digital Humanities

Roopika Risam (Salem State University)

Closing Keynote

From I, Robot to WeRobotics: Humanitarian Robotics in Action

Patrick Meier

(WeRobotics & Humanitarian UAV Network; author, Digital Humanitarians)

The diverse program includes workshops on digital pedagogy, making coloring books from digital archives, and using MOUs to manage projects, along with panels, papers, and posters by 59 presenters representing 27 institutions in 8 US states.

They’re also partnering with the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium and the Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities initiative for a THATCamp on Saturday, September 24! Registration for THATCamp Digital Frontiers is free, but limited to the first 50 registrants. Visit to register.

Registration for Digital Frontiers closes September 9.

For more information, please visit the website, email digtalfrontiers[at], join the Facebook Group, and follow @DigiFront and #DF16RU on Twitter.


Sept 13 6PM | Great New Books in the Humanities: Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ by Leif Weatherby

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