Sep 26 | TLC Workshop: Expanding Your Pedagogical Toolkit

Expanding Your Pedagogical Toolkit
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Graduate Center, Room 6496

Looking for new and creative instructional practices to enliven your classroom? Interested in learning new ways to structure your students’ engagement with course materials?

Energetic class discussions and meaningful activities help connect emerging thinking to the reading students are doing. A supportive classroom community can reduce anxiety about learning, and create space for reflection and intellectual engagement. These are essential components for courses that we wish to resonate well-past the final exam. The goal of this workshop is to help build and expand your pedagogical toolkit with a range of activities that assist in facilitating these kinds of experiences in our classrooms.

We will look at a collection of classroom activities with a variety of pedagogical goals, and discuss their use and potential across disciplines. Participants will leave with specific classroom activities, along with ideas about how to incorporate them into their teaching.

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Please click here for the Fall 2018 TLC workshop plan.

Sep 28 | Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with The Moth College Program, is pleased to announce a storytelling workshop for CUNY students who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to tell their stories of juggling work, family, school, and caregiving obligations. This workshop is organized by Kathlene McDonald as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities” Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

Over the course of two days, participants will learn principles of Moth storytelling, brainstorm stories of their own, and share those stories with one another. They will learn the secrets of great storytelling, find the story they want to tell, and connect with peers. At the end of the workshop, participants will celebrate with a StorySLAM—a chance to share the stories they have been working on with peers, friends, and The Moth fans.     Continue reading Sep 28 | Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Due Nov 15 | Call for Submissions for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects. Continue reading Due Nov 15 | Call for Submissions for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Oct 18-19 | CUNY Humanities Alliance Conference

A National Conference Convened by LaGuardia Community College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Community colleges are redefining the importance and centrality of the humanities to the lives of the “new majority” of students, both during their academic careers and after graduation. To explore and celebrate the role of humanities within community colleges and across the broader landscape of higher education, the CUNY Humanities Alliance is hosting a special conference for college students, graduate students, faculty, and administrators. This interactive, participation-focused conference will feature a wide diversity of voices, perspectives and positions, with a focus on students, faculty and staff with direct experience in community colleges.

Register by September 18, 2018!

Registration is required, but is free for all attendees. Please register before September 18, 2018, so that we will have an accurate count for materials and food.

If you would like to bring your class to one of the plenary conference sessions, there is also an option to register your whole group. If you do so, please email and tell us what plenary session you plan to bring your class to, and how many students you have.

Special Note on Bringing Classes

We would love to have classes join us for our keynotes and LPAC performance, but can’t guarantee space for a full class in every session. Please encourage individual students who you think could value from the conference or particular conference sessions to register as individuals.


Sep 25 | Alumni Panel: Unlikely Tech Careers

Unlikely Paths to Tech

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Room 9204
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

About the Career Panel

Today everything is tech, and tech is everything—at least it seems that way. Tech affects our lives more and more. It gives us new and radical ways to change peoples’ lives. And it gives you exciting, dynamic, and unprecedented career opportunities to explore.

This panel brings together a group of GC alumni across academic fields who’ve gone into tech in a variety of roles—from digital marketing to web development, entrepreneurship and, yes, even writing—without a degree in computer science. Come learn about their journeys from academia to tech, hear their insights about strategies and mindsets to get hired, have your questions answered, and network with the speakers and like-minded peers.

Panel Participants

This panel will be moderated by Dr. Lisa Rhody, Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives at the GC. The panelists include:

  • Zach Davis, English (Senior Developer and Managing Director at Cast Iron Coding Inc.)
  • Kathleen Howard, English (Associate Technical Writer & Editor at DigitalOcean)
  • Tessa Maffucci, MALS (Digital Marketing Manager at W&P Design)
  • Yoni Reinberg, Anthropology (Principal, Chief Technology Officer at Social Ink)

Please RSVP

The event will be held Tuesday, September 25 in room 9204 at the GC.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

2019-2020 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, education, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes
immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation
departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications for 2019–2020 Fellowships will open September 1, 2018.

Please visit for more information. Questions may be sent to

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):
Art History Fellowships – November 2, 2018
Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship – November 2, 2018
Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 2, 2018
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 2, 2018
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 7, 2018

Sep 26 | Film Screening: Tiempo de morir

Wednesday, September 26, 4-6:30 PM
Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY

After serving his conviction, a former gunman returns to his town planning to live a quiet life, however, the sons of a man he killed have other plans.

This classic Mexican neo-western, was the first realized screenplay of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. Under the direction of Arturo Ripstein, TIME TO DIE represents one of the earliest examples of New Mexican Cinema and one of the most accomplished Mexican films from the 1960s.

Awards and Festivals
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival Classics 2016
Best Picture – Silver Goddess Award, Mexican Cinema Journalists

*Spanish with English subtitles


Jerry Carlson (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Director of the Cinema Studies Program in the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College, CUNY. He is a specialist in narrative theory, global independent film, and the cinemas of the Americas. Carlson is an active producer, director, and writer with multiple Emmy Awards

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