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August 25 at the Brooklyn Brainery: The History of the American Freak Show

This coming Monday, Draperite Anni Irish will be teaching a class at the Brooklyn Brainery on the history of the American Freak Show. Come one, come all!

August 25, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
The Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Full details available here.



Between Savage and Civilized: Negotiating a Space for Indigenous Art in the 21st Century

Between Savage and Civilized: Negotiating a Space for Indigenous Art in the 21st Century

Free talk tomorrow, 4/29! 6:00-8:00pm

Co-presented with your very own NYU Draper Program, and featuring our Art Worlds fellow, Mario Caro!

Click on the link for more details and to RSVP.

What does it mean to be an “Indigenous artist” working between his/her own community and the contemporary global art world? To what degree has the global art world embraced the “tribal”, and the “tribal” interfaced with western art? These are some of the questions Brett Graham will explore, drawing from examples in his own work, and recent indigenous art exhibitions such as Sakahan: International Indigenous Art. Mario Caro (Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, NYU Draper Program) provides an introduction.

DSO Speaker Series Wed, 11/20: “Thank You Suharto: How I Became an Academic”

Draper Student Organisation presents:

John W. Draper Program Speaker Series

“Thank You Suharto: How I Became an Academic”

Wednesday, Nov 20 at 8:45pm
14 University Place

(pizza and refreshments will be provided)

Prof. Taylor M. Easum

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Draper Program

Taylor M. Easum is an historian of Asia, with a keen interest in Thailand and urban history. He recently completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research lies at the intersection of cities, power, and space in Asian history. In his research and writing, Dr. Easum explores the relationship between local history and broad historical queries, such as the nature of empire or the spread of nationalism. He is particularly interested, for example, in refocusing historical debate away from the Asian metropolis and toward the intermediate, secondary, and smaller cities of the region. His ongoing research into the urban historical traditions of mainland Southeast Asia also deals with issues of historical preservation, memory and identity, especially as manifested in urban space.



The Draper Student Organization is proud to announce the 2013-2014 “John W. Draper Program Speaker Series”. This year’s series will feature a remarkable selection NYU professors who share their latest academic research as well as their experience in the academic world.

Reflecting the John W. Draper Program’s belief that the pressing issues of humanities and social sciences are most fruitfully explored through cross-disciplinary approaches, each year’s speaker series presents prominent professors from across the spectrum of departments at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts & Science. 


Draperites at Cultures of the Suburbs Conference this June

Draperites Bridget McFadden and Scott Silsbe will be presenting at the Cultures of the Suburbs 2013 Symposium at Hofstra University this June — 6/27-6/28. The conference title is “Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl.”

Both will be presenting on Day 1, Thursday 6/27. Scott’s paper is entitled “Developing The Greenleaf Trail: Changing Perceptions of Green-space in Suffolk County, New York” and Bridget’s is “O2 pIONeers! When Science Claimed the Frontier and the Pioneer Donned a Lab Coat: Examining a Shift in Post-war American Residential Patterns in Response to Atomic Discovery.”
More info is attached. Have a great conference, guys!

Event 4/23 – Humanities Initiative: What Can You Do with M.A. in Humanities?

Today, the Graduate School of Arts & Science and Gallatin are co-hosting a Humanities Initiative panel – What Can You Do With an MA in the Humanties? The panel features some of our very own Draper alums: Hilarie Ashton, Roy Schwartz, and Christopher Cappelluti.