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2019 - 2021  "Healing: Survival and Resiliency in the Arts and Humanities”

The activities at the HISB will center around the concepts of healing, resiliency and survival as they are explored, practiced, and represented in the Arts and Humanities. We will examine not only the medical aspects of healing, but we will also place equal emphasis on the exploration of healing, resiliency and survival within at the social/community level and at the environmental ones.

Certainly, the recent happenings in connection to my personal health have had a strong impact on my selection of this topic. Beyond that, however, questions of healing, resiliency and survival are central to our understanding and management of current challenges in connection to individual, social, and environmental issues which are perceived as acute crises, and imminent threats. These concepts speak of experiences that are central to the human experience. They also offer a point of interdisciplinary and trans-methodological crossroads of contact and contrast, transecting fields such as medicine, psychology, environmental studies, gender studies, and sociology.

 Throughout the year we will explore questions such as:

- How do we recover from illness, violence, loss, exhaustion, grief, and environmental disasters?

- What is the rhetoric of illness and recovery, the metaphors through which they are represented?

- What performative and affective powers do narratives, music, and the visual arts have in relation to illness and healing?

- How does racism interfere with the delivery of medical care?

- Which bodies meet with a refusal of empathy?

- How do medical technologies enhancing life-extension and fertility affect our human experience?

- Are there alternatives to reconciliation, or reparation to deal with historical trauma and difficult pasts?

- What is the role of the humanities in the Anthropocene?

 

Fall 2020 Events

In an effort to increase precautionary health measures, reduce community spread of COVID-19,  all HISB events for Fall 2020 will be virtual.

All events are 4:00-5:30pm unless otherwise noted. Dates and times of HISB events are subject to change. Please continue to check our website for updates and detailed event information on logging in.

Date
Event
September 3 Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
September 10 Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
September 17
Faculty lecture by Zebulon Vance Miletsky/Africana Studies, “How to Be a New Abolitionist: Whiteness Studies & the Origins of Antiracist Education”. Lea Borenstein, PhD Candidate in English, respondent. Part of the “Abolitionist Futures” Series. Zoom Registration is required for this event. Registration deadline September 16.  Please click here to register.
September 17 Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
September 21 
A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat, novelist, essayist on storytelling and how writing about trauma and pain can be a tool to help students make sense of what is incomprehensible and impossible. Part of the “Pressing Matters” Lecture Series. Zoom Registration is required for this event. Registration deadline September 20.   Please click here to register.
September 23
HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by Anne O’Byrne/Philosphy, “Democratic Violence and the Genocide Continuum”. Zoom Registration is required. Please click here to register.
September 24
Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
October 1 Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
October 7 HISB Virtual Brown Bag: Public Humanities Seminar with Michael Rubenstein/English and Alfreda James/SBU Career Center, “Digital Proficiency in Teaching and Working in the Humanities”, 12:00-1:30pm. Zoom registration is required. Please click here to register.
October 7 Faculty Book Discussion: Eric Zolov/History, “ The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties. Mary Kay Vaughan, University of Maryland and  Patrick Iber, University of Wisconsin at Madison, respondents.  Co-sponsored by Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the Institute for Globalization Studies at Stony Brook. Zoom registration is required for this event. Please click here to register.
October 8
CommunityVirtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
October 12 A Conversation with Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste, Mapuche visual artist. They will present about their recent work, contemporary Chilean politics, and the ongoing extractive industries in Wallmapu. Part of the “Pressing Matters” Lecture Series, 6:00-7:30pm. Zoom Registration is required for this event. Registration deadline October 11. Please click here to register.
October 15
Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
October 16 HISB Virtual Brown Bag: “Irrigation Technology and Women’s Empowerment in India – A look at the Process from the Ground Up”. Conversations with the working partners in this ongoing project. Speaker TBD, 12:00-1:30pm. Zoom Registration details TBA.
October 21 HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by Heejeong Sohn/Asian and Asian American Studies, “Modernities in Motion: Coincidental Rises of Nationalism and Vernacular Photography in Late Chosŏn Korea (1905-1910)”,   4:30pm. Zoom registration is required. Please click here to register.
October 22 Lecture by Jill H. Casid, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Part of the Art History and Criticism Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Art History Department. Zoom Registration details TBA.
October 23 Graduate Seminar by Jill H. Casid, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Part of the Art History and Criticism Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Art History Department, 3:00-5:00pm. Zoom Registered event for grad students. Registration details TBA.
October 28 A Conversation with Simon Balto, University of Iowa on the historical context of police brutality and systematic racism. Part of the “Pressing Matters” Lecture Series, 4:30-6:00pm. Zoom Registration is required for this event Registration deadline October 27. Click here to register.
October 29
Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
November 2020 A Conversations with Tyshawn Sorey, musician and composer, on his reflections on composing in the 21st Century. Part of the “Pressing Matters” Lecture Series. Lecture date and time TBD. Zoom Registration is required for this event. Registration details TBD.
November 5
Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
November 12 Lecture by Yalile Suriel, PhD candidate in History, "Policing University Space: How Law and Order Infiltrated the Campus". Robert Chase/History, respondent. Part of the “Abolitionist Futures” Series. Zoom Registration is required for this event. Registration details TBD.
November 12 Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
November 13 HISB Virtual Brown Bag: “Irrigation Technology and Women’s Empowerment in India – A look at the Process from the Ground Up”. Conversations with the working partners in this ongoing project. Speaker TBD, 12-1:30pm. Zoom Registration details TBA.
November 18
HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by August Sheehy/Music, “Liberal Fantasies, Musical Forms”.  Zoom registration is required. Please click here to register.
  November 19 Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register
December 3
Community Virtual Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Please click here to register

  Spring 2020 Events

Update: March 12, 2020: In an effort to increase precautionary health measures, reduce community spread of COVID-19, and ensure the successful conclusion of the spring 2020 semester for Stony Brook University students, beginning March 23, 2020 the university will move to remote instruction . As a result, all remaining HISB events have been postponed and will be rescheduled in Fall 2020 or the earliest possible date . Please continue to check our website for updates.

Date
Event
January 29
2020-2021 Public Humanites Fellowship for graduate students information session. Application deadline Feb 17, 2020, 1-2:20 pm.
February  4   
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
February  4   Hip-Hop Meditation by artisit Toni Blackman. Co-sponsored by the Zuccaire Gallery. Co-sponsored by the Zuccaire Gallery and HISB, 6:30 pm, Wang Center Chapel.
February 5 Faculty book presentation and discussion by Robert T. Chase/History - "We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor and Prisoners' Rights under Mass Incarceration".  Nancy Hiemstra/Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, discussant.
February 11
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
February 11
Panal discussion - “Reimagining Reinventing Medical Humanities, 4:00 - 6:30 pm, Room 1006.
February 18
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
February 18 Performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana. Co-sponsored by the Zuccaire Gallery and HISB, 11:30 am, Staller Center Recital Hall.
February 25
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
February 26
Lecture by Graziella Parati, Dartmouth College - “Concentration Camps, Architectural Projects, and Tourism in Italo Balbo’s Libya” Co-sponsored by the CAS Run Run Shaw Fund and HISB.
March 3
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
March 3 Faculty book presentation by Joseph Pierce/Hispanic Languages and Literature - “A Terrible Inheritance: Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinhsip in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910”. Lisa Diedrich, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, dicusssant.
March 5-6 Symposium, “Visual Culture and Textuality in Colonial Spanish America (16th-18th century)”, March 5 from  1:00- 2:30 pm in the Special Collections Seminar Rm, Melville Library E-2340; 3:00- HISB Rm 1008; March 6 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm in the Poetry Center, Humanities Rm 2001. The symposium is made possible by an award from the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences at Stony Brook University (FAHSS) and is co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, the History Department, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS), Stony Brook University Libraries and HISB.
March 9 Lecture by Esther L. Jones, Clark University' - “Critical Race Theory and the Critical Medical Humanities: Theory and Practice at the Intersection of Race and Medicine”.
March 10 POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
March 23 POSTPONED: Lecture by Shirin Ramzanali Fazelti - “Writing about Islam/Narrating a Diaspora”. This lecture is made possible by funding from the Presidential Mini-Grants for Departmental Diversity and HISB, and is organized in collaboration with the Islamic Society and the Muslim Student Association at Stony Brook University, 5:00 pm, SAC Ballroom B.
March 24 POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
March 25 POSTPONED: Lecture by Jing Jing Chang Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada – “Connie Chan Po-Chu and Her Fandom: Gendered Labor and Youth Culture in 1960s Hong Kong Cinema”.
March 31 POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
April 1
POSTPONED: Panel discussion - "From North Korea to Cuba: A Conversation between Third World Internationalisms". Co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies and HISB.
April 7
POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
April 14
POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
April 16
POSTPONED: Panel discussion - “Meeting the Farmers: How the Bhungroo Irrigation Technology Empowers Women and Addresses Climate Change in Three Gujarat Villages”. This event is made possible by support from the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) Fund, Stony Brook University Libraries and HISB.
April 2 Zoom Lecture: Public Humanities Series lecture by Andrew Newman, Stony Brook University - "The High School Canon: Reading Across Generations". Patricia A. Dunn/English discussant.
April 21
Zoom Lecture: Graduate Public Humanities Fellowship lecture by Andrew Rimby/graduate student in English, “Whitman’s Multitudes: From Interactive Module to Interactive Kiosk”, 1:00 - 2:20 pm.
April 21
POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
April 23 POSTPONED: Medical Technologies symposium, 4:00-7:00 pm, Rm 1006.
April 28
POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
April 29 Zoom Lecture: Graduate Public Humanities Fellowship lecture by Meghan Buckley/graduate student in English - "Combat Silence: Narrating the Female Veteran Experience", 1:00-2:30 pm.
May 5
POSTPONED: Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Rm 1009.
May 5  Zoom Lecture:  Nikos Panou, Stony Brook University,"Highway to Salvation: Sin, Disease, Redemption in Early Modern Hagiography".
   

Fall 2019 Events

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

Date
Event
September 3    
Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 10 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 18 "Faculty book presentation and discussion by Shirley Jennifer Lim/HIS - "Anna May Wong: Performing the Modern". Nerisssa S. Balce, Asian and Asian American Studies Dept, Stony Brook University, discussant.
September 23 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 24 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 24 Spike Millington, International Crane Foundation -- “Waterbirds and Wetlands: A bridge for Cooperation in the Korean Peninsula”
September 25 Dean's Lecture series talk by Jacob Rogozinski, Strasbourg University --"Remember You  Were Born a Foreigner",  1:00 pm - 2:20 pm, Harriman Hall 214
October 1 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 2 Event on 500 anniversary of the beginning of Cortes' conquest of Mexico -- "MEXICO 500: Indigenous and Global Cultures in Colonial Mesoamerica", 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
October 3
Faculty book discussion by Aurelie Vialette/HLL: "Intellectual Philanthropy: the Seduction of the Masses", Lou Charnon Deutsch, Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University and Annick Louis, Université de Reims-EHESS, discussants.
October 4-5 "On Archival Truths: Affects, Knowledge, and Gender" Conference.  Rm 1008 and Frank Melville Jr. Library, Special Collections/Archives, Room E-2320. Sponsored by Graduate Student Organization, Hispanic Languages and Literature, HISB, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, History Dept, Music Dept, Philosophy Dept, History of the Book Writing group, and the Frank J. Melville Library.
October 8 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 10 Carla Yanni, Rutgers University, The Coed’s Predicament: Health and the Housing of College Women, 1830 to 1930"
October 17 Dean's Lecture series talk by Leopoldo Bernucci, from Uinversity of California at Davis, “Impertinent Intruders: The Amazon Rubber Boom Migration in Euclides Da Cunha's Writings”
October 21 "Queering Italian Studies: Intersectional Perspectives" Symposium, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
October 22 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 29 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
October 29 HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by Jeffrey Santa Ana, English Dept -- "Empire and Environment: Confronting Ecological Ruin in Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas"
October 31
Yansi Pérez, Carleton College - "The Central American Immigrant Experience: Transnational Memories of the Diaspora", 11:30 am-12:50 pm.
November 5 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
November 5 Rasmus Dyring, Aarhus University, Denmark - "Alterity, Intimacy and the Possibility of the Other: A Critical Phenomenology of the Minute Interruptions of Everyday Life at a Dementia Ward in Denmark"
November 6 Faculty Spotlight Lunchtime Lectures featuring the English Dept -- Simone Brioni , Timothy August, Justin Johnston and Francesca Spedalieri, 1:00 pm -2:20 pm.
November 9 Herstory Freedom Forum, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Zodiac Lobby Wang Center. Co-sponsored by Herstory Writing Workshop and HISB.
November 12 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
November 12 HISB Faculty Fellows lecture by Ryan Minor, Music Dept, "Missing in Action: Searching for Opera Audiences in Early German Film"
November 14 "Water and Infrastructure in the Americas" Symposium, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm.
November 15 "Water and Infrastructure in the Americas" Symposium, 9:30 am-2:00 pm.
November  19 Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
November  19  Dean's Lecture series talk by Gayatri Gopinath, New York University, “Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora”
November 21 Gabriela Arguedas, Universidad de Costa Rica, “>Gender: Understanding the Rhetoric of ‘Gender Ideology’ in Latin America”.
December  3  Community Workshop with Herstory Writers Workshop, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.