"[Hugo] Gernsback left a trail of technical writings, patents, interviews, newspaper clippings, and prophetic essays, and the best of these have now been gathered into a beautifully illustrated compendium and sourcebook titled The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction."
"When Dr. Al Homssi looked at his passport, he noticed that the J-1 visa page had been marked diagonally with a fat black marker pen drawn through it, and in blue pen along that black mark, it was written: 'Cancelled E.O. 59447v.8.'"
Harcourt is one of three lawyers suing the Trump administration on behalf of a Syrian doctor who was barred from returning to work in Illinois. Read the story in the New Yorker.
"In the more than 40 years that I have lived in the United States, I have never seen it (even the day after 9/11 in New York) so deeply forlorn, frightened, out of joint, as I have seen it since Donald Trump was declared the winner of the presidential election early in the wee hours of November 9, 2016."
Watch Dabashi speak on Al Jazeera's UpFront about what a Trump presidency means to the world. Dabashi also wrote "Lady and the Trump" for Al Jazeera.
"At the Cluny Abbey in the 11th-12th centuries, the musical performance of the liturgy echoed the theological and political significance of Cluniac ecclesiology. The monastic customaries, the Miraculis of Peter the Venerable, or the images of the manuscript 17716 of the National Library of France, inform our understanding and our restitution of places of Clunisian performance."
Boynton spoke at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art on "Cluniac Spaces of Performance" as part of the Institut's series on "L'iconographie musicale et l'art occidental - Lieux et espaces en musique (Musical iconography and Western art: Places and spaces in music)."
"As has become increasingly clear since the election, Trump's victory also means a victory for Big Oil and the world that it has made. 'Making America Great Again' also means keeping it powered by oil, gas and coal. ... At a moment when much of the world is ready to take up the challenge of global warming, the US will have a fossil fuel presidency."
Read "Standing Rock and Shaky Ground: Fueling Culture and Politics in the Years Ahead" in Fordham Impressions.
"Universities are a great weapon for us. The university needs to be used. Yet when a vision is institutionalised, it is the laws of institutionalisation and disciplinarisation that take over rather than the power of the vision itself. The beginning of what seems like success is actually the beginning of problems."
"At a time when the boundaries of European citizenship are challenged both from the inside and the outside, those boundaries, in whatever form they may finally consolidate after the current crisis, cannot be equated with the imaginary boundaries of European memory."
Huyssen's keynote, "European Memory in the Art from Elsewhere," delivered last June at the European Commission-sponsored conference in Barcelona, "European Citizenship in Challenging Times," has been published in Spanish translation in La Maleta de Portbou.
"The truth is that President Trump's choppy, rambling self-expression is not so exotic. A great many thoroughly intelligent people talk more like Donald Trump than they might know. What's new is that someone who talks like this in public has become the president of the United States."
Read McWhorter's "How to Listen to Donald Trump Every Day for Years" in the New York Times.
This event is sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities; the Society of Fellows in the Humanities; the Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; the Dean of Social Science, Arts & Sciences; and Maison Française.
Refugees and Gender Violence: Vulnerability and Resistance Thursday, February 9, 4:15pm 523 Butler Library
Reframing Gendered Violence is a two-year initiative of Women Creating Change at the Center for the Study of Social Difference, supported by the Dean of the Humanities, the Office of the President, the Columbia Global Centers, and linked to the project on "Religion and the Global Reframing of Gender Violence" supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
New Books in the Arts & Sciences Celebrating Recent Work by Liza Knapp and Irina Reyfman Thursday, February 9, 6:15pm Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center
This event is sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities; the Society of Fellows in the Humanities; the Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; the Dean of Social Science, Arts & Sciences; and the Department of Slavic Languages.
Rethinking Philosophy's Past: 1300-1800 February 18-19 Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room
Distinguished historians and philosophers will share recent scholarship on women and other understudied figures in the history of philosophy to encourage more accurate accounts of philosophy's past and more inclusive teaching. Sessions rethink standard stories and offer practical ideas about to incorporate understudied figures in our philosophy courses, both historical and non-historical.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but requires registration. RSVP here.
Fellowships, Grants, & CFPs
The Heyman Center for the Humanities and Humanities New York (formerly, the New York Council for the Humanities) announce a call for applications for the 2017-2018 Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellowship. Please note that only current Columbia graduate students and recent doctoral recipients (PhD awarded after January 2016) are eligible to apply.
Deadline: February 17, 2017 For more information about the fellowship, visit heymancenter.org.
The Arts and Sciences invites applications for summer research support for non-tenured research faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Any full-time, continuing non-tenured faculty member in the Humanities and Social Sciences holding the rank of assistant or associate professor may apply for summer support. Grants of $3,000 per summer are available for any twosummers during a faculty member’s non-tenured career in the Arts and Sciences.
Deadline: February 28, 2017 Questions about the program may be directed to Susan Drange, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) welcomes proposals for a new project that would begin in 2017. Proposals may be submitted for consideration by any Columbia or Barnard faculty member(s) whose project aligns with the mission of CSSD. Submission
Call for proposals: Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement a2ru invites proposals from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners investigating the intersections, synergies, and interfaces of arts in the public sphere and their influence on civility, advocacy, and engagement.
Proposals due: April 7, 2017 For more information, go to a2ru.org.
The Kluge Prize celebrates the importance of the study of humanity and recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil society. The Prize is ordinarily a $1 million award.
For more information about the Prize, visit loc.gov.
The Heyman Center for the Humanities invites applications for the Edward W. Said Fellowship, to support promising scholars early in their careers to produce scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries, promotes humanistic inquiry in the service of intercultural communication and understanding, and engages the public. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to subsidize a short-term residency at Columbia, from one month to one semester, including associated travel costs.