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'Naming Touch' Symposium with Maria José de Abreu and Rosalind Morris

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 03:00 to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 09:00
3:00pm - 9:00pm


Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin

Naming touch can bring visibility to different kinds of haptic experiences, presumably allowing for greater protection, knowledge, communication, and heightened sensations and emotions. Yet naming touch can also stigmatize, normalize, and suppress haptic desires and experiences. What is the effect of naming touch? Are there kinds of touch that evade being named, such as those related to violence, trauma, or intense pleasure? What does the attempt to translate these haptic experiences do to language itself?

Unlocking Natural Gas in the Iraq Kurdistan Region (IKR)

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 09:00
9:00am - 10:00am



 The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a webinar to present the results of a recent U.S. Department of Energy-supported study which aims to assist the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in developing a commercially-robust and environmentally-sound gas market. The panel will discuss the commercial and political attractions and challenges to realizing these aims.

Women and Gendered Violence, a plenary panel of the 2022 Memory Studies Association Conference (Moderated by Carol Gluck)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 08:00
8:00am - 10:00am


Women and Gendered Violence, a plenary panel of the 2022 Memory Studies Association Conference in Seoul will be held online on July 5, 8-10 am EDT, 8-11 pm Seoul/Tokyo, 2-4 pm CET.

Panelists are Ueno Chizuko, Eunshil Kim, and Rada Ivekovic, moderated by Carol Gluck

A Discussion on Building a Climate and History Network

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
4:00 - 5:30 pm ET


Fayerweather Hall, Room 513 1180 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

Join the Environmental Sciences and Humanities Research Cluster for the History and Climate Change workshop series.

Say It Loud: Poets, Preachers, and the Politics of Black Faith

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 17:30 to 19:00
5:30 - 7:00 pm ET


Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The evening will feature a combination of live performance and a conversation between Joshua Bennett, award-winning author and Professor of English at Dartmouth College; and Saul Williams, critically-acclaimed musician, poet, and actor. They will discuss the history and cultural politics of the spoken word: examining the connections between black poetics and black preaching, religious tradition and the literary arts, and performance as a practice of freedom.

Adab Colloquium: The Art of Conversation in the Ottoman Empire

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 13:10
1:10 pm ET


Virtual via zoom.

Today, we often associate adab with the written word. However, in the pre-modern period, the true adib, or litterateur, was one who could perform the literary tradition. This session examines the expectations for gentlemanly conversation in the Ottoman Empire, and how these shaped relations between Turkish speakers and Arabic speakers in the sixteenth century.

To register and download the pre-circulated chapter please visit the event page here. 

Book Launch: The New Atlantic Order

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00
12:00 pm ET


Via zoom or in-person in room Room 411, Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue.

IRAAS Conversations | Black Aliveness or A Poetics of Being

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 18:30
6:30 pm ET


Virtual via Zoom.


BLACK ALIVENESS OR A POETICS OF BEING with author, Kevin Quashie and discussants Saidiya Hartman, Robert Gooding-Williams.

Information regarding registration can be found here.

The Trayvon Generation - Book Talk

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 18:30
6:30 pm ET


Virtual via zoom.

Celebrating Recent Work by Jean Louise Cohen and Andrew Arato

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 16:15
4:15 pm ET


Lindsay Rogers Room (IAB 707)

New Books in the Arts and Sciences Presents:

Celebrating Recent Work by Jean Louise Cohen and Andrew Arato


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