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Heyman Center Events of Interest to Draperites

The Heyman Center at Columbia has some events coming up that might be of interest to Draperites: an evening with poet Jorie Graham; a conference on history and psychoanalysis, and a conference on modern capitalism and the humanities, to name a few. Check these and other events out at: http://heymancenter.org/events/

Next Week at The Heyman Center, March 24 – March 28




Next Week

Drones and the Obama Administration
with Steve Coll, Manan Ahmed, Philip G. Alston, and Mark Mazower

Wednesday, March 26, 6:15pm  
Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall Room 301

Botanically Queer
with Catriona Sandilands

Thursday, March 27, 4:30pm  
Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

The Scope of Socialist Modernism
with Vladimir Kulić

Thursday, March 27, 5:30pm  
Schermerhorn Hall, Room 612

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Apr. 11th CGT Conference – “Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible”

Friday, April 11th, 2014
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Columbia University 
The fifth annual conference on cities and modern urban realities will bring together scholars from architecture, civil engineering, sociology, and other disciplines, with practitioners, whose work addresses the acute issues of urban life. In particular focus will be the subject of mobilities, including visible ones like cars, bikes, walking and crowds, as well as invisible ones like digital networks. 
  • Diana Barco, Chair of Curatorial Committee, Bogotá Urban Interactions
  • Assaf Biderman, Associate Director, SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adam Greenfield, Founder and Managing Director, Urbanscale and Senior Urban Fellow, LSE Cities
  • Hiroo Ichikawa, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University
  • Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
  • Eric J. Miller, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Director, Transportation Research Institute, University of Toronto
  • Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University
  • Claire Roberge, Researcher, Urbanizing Technology: The Mobility Complex
  • Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
  • Doris Tarchópulos, Curator and Director of Research Project, Bogotá Urban Interactions
  • John Urry, Author of Societies beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Zed 2013) and Offshoring(Polity 2014)
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. First come, first seated. 
Sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
Organized by Saskia Sassen, Co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought.
This conference is part of a larger project on Urbanizing Technology supported by the Audi Urban Future Initiative.
For more information on this and other events, please visit cgt.columbia.edu
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[CSRS] Upcoming Event: The Talking Text: How the Bible Came to Speak about Homosexuality

The Talking Text: How the Bible Came to Speak about Homosexuality

Please join us for the following talk by Heather White on Monday, March 24, at 4:00 p.m. The talk is sponsored by Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Sexuality, under the direction of Professor Katherine Ewing. The talk will be held in 208 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street. 

Modern American Bible translations have become increasingly loquacious about same-sex sexuality. This talk traces the paradoxical ways that Protestant Bible practices, over the course of the twentieth century, facilitated marked change in the words of Holy Writ. This attention to a changing Bible illuminates the ways that Protestants actively took part in cultural changes to sexuality while also reforming the very authority that would seem to provide a timeless anchor to tradition. 

Heather R. White is the Burke Scholar in Residence at the theological library of Columbia University. She has a Ph.D. in American Religion from Princeton University and has taught in religious studies programs at both Vassar College and New College of Florida. She is completing a book on American Protestants and homosexuality politics, tentatively titled Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Making of Modern Sexual Identity.  She is in residence in New York this semester doing researching a second project, which examines liberal Protestant churches and leftist activism in New York during the 1960s and 1970s.

 This event is free and open to the public. 

 Thank you,

 Jessica Rose

Center for the Study of Religion and Sexuality

South Asia Institute

Columbia University

Next Week at The Heyman Center, March 10 – March 14




A Two-day Conference

Tuesday, March 11 – Wednesday, March 12
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

Texts, Risks, and Revolution:
Holding Up a Mirror to the Arab World

with Sulayman Al Bassam and Georgina Van Welie

Thursday, March 13, 6:15pm
Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor


The Society of Fellows in the Humanities Presents “A Critical Dialogue on Media and Materiality”
with Ben Kafka, Bernhard Siegert, and Eduardo Cadava as discussant

Friday, March 14, 12:00pm
Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room