Tag Archives: Humanities

Participate in a Study on Humanities Research!

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is conducting a survey about how humanities professionals use online databases. We would like to know how digital resources might be changing the method and substance of humanistic inquiry, and how well they suit the needs of researchers. We are looking for NYU graduate students in the humanities, 18 years of age or older, who are willing to provide candid responses to an online survey about their research. Please use the following link to launch the survey here: NYU Polytechnic Humanities Research Survey.
This link will expire in 15 days. As a reward for participation, after completing the survey you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $50 gift cards to Amazon.com. After we analyze the survey results, we will ask a small group of respondents if they are willing to participate in a 90-minute, in-person follow-up study. Each person who is selected for this portion of the study and chooses to participate will be compensated with a $150 gift card.

This survey is part of a research project being conducted by NYU faculty members. All information entered into the survey will be analyzed anonymously. NYU Net IDs will be retained only for purposes of contacting selected respondents for further paid participation in an organized research activity. We seek to eventually publish the research, and may quote anonymously from your survey responses. We also may use our findings to create a new humanities digital resource.


Humanities Initiative Panel Discussion: Writing Outside The Box

University presses continue to be a key venue for scholars to publish their work, but trade houses are often surprisingly welcoming of books by academics. What circumstances lead authors to turn to publishing for a general readership, and how do editors at such publishing houses think about their relationship with scholarly authors? What books are most successful when this route is pursued, and how do editors and academic authors discover each other? In two panels, a group of distinguished authors and editors discuss aspects of the process, both personal and professional, and provide their own considerations on the relationship of the university and the publishing industry today. This event is co-sponsored with the New York Institute for the Humanities and will be moderated by the Institute’s Director, Eric Banks and Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Faculty Director of the Humanities Initiative.6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT At 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
Visit www.humanitiesinitiative.org for more info.

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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Call for Roundtable Participation: Urban Humanities

Cultural Geography and Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities: A Roundtable on Digital Methods
12:30 pm-2:30 pm

We invite graduate students working on projects that use digital methods to explore cultural geography to participate in a seminar-style roundtable as part of the upcoming Urban Humanities Symposium at the Humanities Initiative at NYU on Friday, April 11, 2014.

This roundtable aims to facilitate an open discussion among MA and PhD students interested in applying the concepts and tools of digital scholarship and cultural geography to humanities-based research. We hope the occasion provides an opportunity for graduate students across disciplines to share ideas, questions, and challenges related to the design of research projects involving digital tools, the methods and concepts of spatial analysis, and the potential contribution of such methods to humanities scholarship. Each participant will have an opportunity to briefly present his or her current project and engage in a larger discussion about spatial humanities methods and processes.

Digital approaches to cultural geography and urban humanities may include GIS and mapping, 3D modeling, creating spacio-cultural datasets, designing repositories for data, or creative visualizations and articulations of space and place. Graduate student participants may be at any stage in their projects, from conception and planning through completed product. If you are interested in sharing your project and participating in this cross-disciplinary discussion, please send a brief 250-word project description/expression of interest by Friday, March 7 to Kristen Highland and Blevin Shelnutt at kdh253@nyu.edu.

NewYorkScapes is a research community exploring the concepts, tools, and resources in the digital humanities to the study of urban space.  Through conversation and collaboration among scholars, archivists, artists, and activists, it seeks to facilitate the development of projects related to interpretation, curation, and communication of the documentary record of New York City, and projects engaging with the aesthetics, art, literature, design and other experiences of the city.  What new opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration do digital tools afford scholars working in these areas? How might new digital tools make the art, culture and history of New York visible in new ways, to new publics?  How might multidisciplinary inquiry into the city’s evolving cultural geographies foster critical engagement with institutions, media, spaces, and performances that continue to shape urban experience and humanist practices in the 21st century? 

SAVE THE DATE: The Trouble with Post-Blackness, Friday, April 11 at the University of Rochester!

The Trouble with Post-Blackness

A Symposium at the University of Rochester
Hawkins Carlson Room
Friday, April 11, 2014
8:30am – 5:30pm

The symposium agenda and more information on the symposium can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

*The Trouble with Post-Blackness Symposium is sponsored by The Humanities Project at the University of Rochester