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This year the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook will focus its activities on the Public Humanities and the many practices that re-conceptualize the visual arts, music, theater, literature, history, and philosophy as instruments for community engagement and transformation.

As compassionate observers and creators of culture and community, scholars in the humanities have developed a rich set of tools to examine the human experience and to deal with conflict, crisis, and social fracture.

Through our work in the Public Humanities, we will explore and engage a wide array of techniques and practices aiming to bring new voices into the Humanities conversations, to establish productive collaborations with other disciplines, to build bridges between academic and community partners, and to explore the ways in which new media and technologies can help in these endeavors.

 Please join us at the Humanities Institute this year when "The Humanities Go Public: Cultures and Communities in the Digital Age". To download a pdf of the theme year poster, click here.

 

Spring 2019 Events

All events are at 4pm in 1008 Humanities unless otherwise noted. (Dates, times, and locations of HISB events are subject to change.)

To download a pfd version of the calendar, click here.

February 5 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
February 6 Public Graduate Humanities Fellowship information session, 1:00 - 2:20 pm.
February 12
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
February 12 "Queering Italian Studies: Intersectional Perspectives" Symposium, 5:00-7:00 pm  POSTPONED/WEATHER.
February 13 "Getting Started with Data, Platforms and Tools"-- Digital workshop 1:00-2:20 pm Melville Library Special Collections Seminar Room. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Organization, SBU Libraries and the Hispanic Languages and Literature Department.
February 14 Lecture by Seth Stewart Williams, Columbia University  -- “The Country-Round": Dance, Race, and the Emergence of England's Political Parties,” 5:30 pm. Made possible by support from the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) fund, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and HISB.
February 20 Faculty Lunchtime Lecture by Abena Ampofoa Asare, Africana Studies and History and Nerissa Balce, Asian and Asian American Studies  - "The Unbearable Whiteness of Human Rights", 1:00-2:20 pm.
February 26 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
February 26 2018-2019 Public Graduate Humanities Fellows talk by Rachel Corbman/Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies -- "The Wide World of Lesbian Cats, 1970-today."
February 27 "Conferencia de Humanidades Digitales/Conference on The Digital Humanities ", A presentation and discussion of the digital project, Torn Apart/ Separados. Co-sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, History, Graduate Student Organization, Hispanic Languages and Literature and HISB, 1:00-2:20 pm.
February 28 Lecture by Arindam Chakrabarti, the Nirmal and Augustina Mattoo Chair in Classical India Humanities at Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook -- "Pain, Poetry and the Practice of Philosophy," Rm 1006 Humanities.
March 1 English Dept Graduate Conference - "Disrupting the Canon: High Culture, Low Brow, & the Space In Between, All Day, The Poetry Center, Rm 2001 Humanities. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Organization and HISB.
March 5 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
March 5
Lecture by Sara Marzagora, SOAS University of London --  “Ethiopian intellectuals and the Cold War: Käbbädä Mikael’s worldscapes (1940s-1950s).” Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice and Policy and HISB.
March 6 Lecture by Michelle Murray -- "Home Away from Home: Domestic Work and Migration in Contemporary Spain," Rm 1006 Humanities.
March 8 Mid-Atlantic Conference on Latin American Studies (MACLAS) regional conference, All Day.
March 12 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
March 13 Lecture by Immanuel Kim, George Washington University -"The Woman Question(s): Desiring a Happy Marriage." Sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies and HISB.
March 14 Lecture by Patricia Matthew, Mount Clair State University -- "Diversity, Faculty Retention, and Institutional Practices: A Dialogue." Sponsored by the Provost's Office and the Concerned Women of CAS, 4:30 pm, Rm 1006 Humanities.
March 26 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
March 27 Lecture by Jennifer Doyle, University of California at Riverside -- "Letting Go." Sponsored by the Provost's Office and the Concerned Women of CAS, 4:30 pm, Rm 1006 Humanities.
March 28 Lecture by Kathleen Wilson, History Department -- “Blackface Empire: or, The Slavery Meridian”
April 2
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
April 2
HISB Fauclty reading and discussion by Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady on  Walt Whilman, 1:00-2:20 PM, The Poetry Center, Rm 2001 Humanities.
April 3 Eleana Kim, University of Cailifornia at Irvine -- "De/militarized Ecologies: Making Peace with Nature Along the Korean DMZ" and Dong-sei Kim, NYIT -- “The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as a Proving Ground.” Sponsored by the Center Korean Studies and HISB.
April 4 "Unnatural: Gender, Ideology, and the New Latin America" Symposium, 11:00 am-6:00 pm.
April 9 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
April 9 2018-2019 Public Grad Humanities Fellows talk by Stephen Pallas/English -- "Sound Off!: Workshopping the d/Deaf Experience."
April 10 Course Design Workshop: Engaging Students Through EXP+, 11 am-12:30 pm, Poetry Center, Humanities Rm 2001. Sponsored by the English Department and HISB. MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. Click here to register.
April 11 Lecture by Peggy Wang, Bowdoin College -- "Walking A Thin Line?: The Chinese State and Contemporary Art."
April 12 "Sound and Secularity" Symposium, 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Sponsored by Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) fund, the Music Department and HISB.
April 16 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
April 17 Documentary Film Screening of The Silence, (2018) Directed by Soo-Nam Park followed by followed by  Q&A with Ma-Eui Park, Film Editor & Producer, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The event is made by possible by Stony Brook University’s Center for Korean Studies and HISB. This program is part of traveling screening sponsored by Borough of Manhattan Community College, St. Joseph’s College NY, and The Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues.
April 23 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
April 25 Lecture by Franca Sinopoli, Sapienza-University of Rome -- “To Preserve and to Innovate: The Paradoxical Nature of the Literary Canon.” Made possible by funding from the Università di Roma-La Sapienza for the bilateral research agreement between Sapienza and Stony Brook University.
April 26 Grant Writing Workshop for graduate students in the arts, humanities and social sciences, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Pre-registration required. Sponsored by the Graduate School and HISB. SPACE IS LIMITED. Click here to register.
April 30
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
May 3 Symposium, "Starting from Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, the World," 2:30 - 4:45 pm the Poetry Center, Rm 2001 HUM. Sponsored by the Run Run Shaw Fund, the Provost’s Office, Faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) fund and HISB. Hosted by the Stony Brook University Libraries, the English Department and HISB.
May 3 Performance, Matt Aucoin and his opera, Crossing, 5:00 pm, Staller Center Recital Hall 1. Sponsored by the Run Run Shaw Fund, the Provost’s Office, Faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) fund and HISB. Hosted by the Stony Brook University Libraries, the English Department and HISB.
May 7 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
May 9  A reading by Herstory Spring 2019 Workshop participants. Hear them read passages developed during the Spring workshops.

Fall 2017 Events

 Fall 2018 Events

All events are at 4pm in 1008 Humanities unless otherwise noted. (Dates, times, and locations of HISB events are subject to change.)

To download a pfd version of the calendar, click here.

September 11 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 18 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 19 "Going Public" graduate seminar: Introduction and guest speaker Katina Rogers, HASTAC – “Putting Your PhD to Work: How and Why to Cultivate a Public Voice”, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
September 25 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 26 "Going Public" graduate seminar: Karen Offitzer, MFA in Film Program, Stony Brook Southampton – “Introduction to Short Filmmaking”, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
September 27 Jericho Brown reading, 12:00-1:00 pm. Co-sponsored by MFA Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton and HISB.
September 27 Crystal M. Fleming/SOC, “How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide”, 5:30 pm, Rm Humanities 1006.
October 2 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, The Poetry Center, Humanities Rm 2001.
October 2 Simone Brioni/EGL and Shimelis Gulema/AFS -- Lunchtime Faculty book discussion, “The Horn of Africa and Italy: Colonial, Postcolonial and Transnational Cultural Encounters”, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.
October 3 "Going Public" graduate seminar: Kathleen Russo and Tony Dec, Audio Podcast Fellows program at Stony Brook Southampton – “Introduction to Podcasting”, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
October 4 Lecture by Lily Wong, American University. "Sex Work, Media Networks, and Transpacific Histories of Affect." Co-sponsored by the English Dept, Asian and Asian American Studies Dept with support from the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) fund, and HISB.
October 16 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 17 "Going Public" graduate seminar -- Sung Gheel Jang, Director of GIS Center – “Geospatial Narratives: Mapping Sciences for the Public Humanities”, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
October 23  Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 24   "Going Public" graduate seminar – “Digital Humanities as Public Humanities"; Elyse Graham, 11:00 am -12:00 pm.
October 24 Charles Armstrong-Columbia University, “North Korea After the End of History”, Rm 1006 Humanities. Sponsored by The Center for Korean Studies and HISB.
October 30 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 30 HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by Nicholas Wilson/SOC -- "The Career of Historical Social Science, 1900-2010: Book Reviews as a Proxy for Interdisciplinary Exchange".
October 31 "Going Public" graduate seminar: Peg Christoff/PWR and Susan Scheckel/EGL, "Oral History & Experiential Learning”, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
November  6 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
November 7 "Going Public" graduate seminar – “Career Pathways: Museums & Arts Administration; Jennifer Anderson/HIS & Adrienne Unger/HISB, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.
November 7 Patricia Richards, University of Georgia - "Sexual Harassment and the Construction of Ethnographic Knowledge". Part of the “#MeToo Stony Brook” Series. It is co-sponsored by Concerned Women of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice and Policy, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Department of History, and HISB, 1:00-2:30 pm.
November  13  Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
November  13  HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by Shobana Shankar/HIS -- “Questioning Race: Islam and the Erosion of African-Indian Segregation”.
November 14 "Going Public" graduate seminar -- Stacy Hartman, MLA Connected Academics – “The Portable Humanities“, 11:00 am -12:00 pm.
November 16 "The People's Struggle Influences Art:" Amiri Baraka's Poetry in Motion, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Rm 1006 Humanities. Sponsored by Africana Studies.
November  27 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
November  28 Magda Teter, Fordham University - "Blood and Paper: Early Modern Christian Imagine the Dangerous Jew". Sponsored by the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) fund, the History Department, the Program in Judaic Studies and HISB; 5:00 pm.
December 4 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
December 4 Antonio M. Morone, University of Pavia – “European Migration Crisis From the Italian Postcolonial Perspective: The Case of Libya”
December 11 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

                                   

 

Fall 2017 Events

All events are at 4pm in 1008 Humanities unless otherwise noted.

To download a pfd version of the calendar, click her

                  

 

 

 

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