CFP: “A Duet with the Camera: Dance and the Still and Moving Image”
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, October 12 – 15, 2017
Deadline: May 12, 2017
Universities Art Association of Canada
I feel strongly that film is related more closely to dance than to any other form because, like dance, it is conveyed in time. –Maya Deren
Filming and photographing moving bodies has altered how dance is choreographed, rehearsed, and staged for the camera. Critical debates surrounding the relation between dance and film have tended to revolve around notions of presence and liveness, and on the camera’s capacity to capture and express the ephemeral and visceral experience of live dance. This panel aims to investigate the ways in which artists, dancers, and filmmakers invite us to re-conceptualize the camera not as a recording device but as a stage which permits new articulations of the relationships between bodies in motion and technologies of representation through the use of various filmic and editing techniques. We are interested in proposals that examine collaborations between dancers, photographers and filmmakers, from early experiments during the silent film era and the collaborative initiatives of the historical avant-garde to the experimental film works of the Judson Dance Theatre, contemporary music videos and dance films. We also welcome papers that examine the theoretical underpinnings of dancing with the camera and the role of the spectator’s body in filmic performances. Continue reading Due May 12 | CFP: Session at UAAC (Banff, 12-15 Oct 17)
6:30p – 9:00p
The José Muñoz Award is given in honor of LGBTQ activists who have promoted queer and trans studies and visibility in their work. Previous awardees are Janet Mock and Jose Antonio Vargas.
Please join us this year for a panel with this year’s awardees: Broadway artist-activists Wilson Cruz, Frenchie Davis, and Nathan Lee Graham.
Tickets are free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-pride-month-a-conversation-with-broadway-artists-activists-registration-33859382324
About the awardees:
Continue reading June 20 | José Muñoz Award: Wilson Cruz, Frenchie Davis, Nathan Lee Graham
The Critical Theory Certificate Program and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY invite you to attend “Fictions of History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory.” The conference will take place May 5th-6th, 2017. Stephen Greenblatt will give the Keynote Lecture on May 5th at 6:30, and Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, and Judith Ryan will be featured in a Keynote Roundtable on W.G. Sebald on May 6th at 3:00. Continue reading May 5-6 | Fictions of History Critical Theory Conference
I am looking to sublet to rooms at my house. One of the rooms would be subletting until September 1st while the other one would be available for the whole year starting as soon as possible. This house is located at 1480 Pacific Street, 2 blocks away from the C subway, in Brooklyn.
Both rooms are furnished and one of them has a private bathroom while the other is shared with two other people. The apartment is completely new with kitchen, living room, dishwasher rooftop and washer and dryer. Cost is $1100/month for the one bedroom with private bathroom (sublet only until September) and $850/month for the other room. The prices are negotiable. Please email me if you are interested or if you know of anyone that may be interested.
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Graduate Center Early Research Initiative Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge
The Carnegie Foundation initiative on doctoral education uses the label “steward” to convey a role for scholars that transcends accomplishments and skills: it has an ethical and political dimension. “Self-identifying as a steward,” Chris Golde of Stanford says, “implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself” or one’s own discipline. Students and faculty at the Graduate Center have a rich history of conducting interdisciplinary work that seeks to enrich public knowledge and public discourse.
In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative invites applications for new research fellowships for Summer 2017. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research with a distinctive interdisciplinary turn whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or a dissertation chapter by September 2017 that will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme. Continue reading Due May 12 | Applications for ERI Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge
Letting Go While Staying Connected: An Interactive Talk for Parents
Part I – May 12, 2017, Friday
Part II – May 19, 2017, Friday
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This FREE workshop will address: One of the most important and challenging aspects of parenting is the capacity to “let go” of one’s child while staying connected, in small and big moments across the developmental landscape. Letting go, or separating, facilitates growth and development but often brings up complex feelings in both children and parents, which can complicate everyday events. Continue reading Letting Go While Staying Connected: An Interactive Talk for Parents
The Third edition of the New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) will take place May 4 & 5, 2017 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center located in Long Island City, NY. This free forum of shorts, documentaries, and feature films, as well as discussion and live music, celebrates the diverse and insightful perspectives of the indigenous societies of North Africa. Join us for a debate on globalization and nationalism, a concert of live music, or for any of the shorts, documentaries and feature films which portray Amazigh history and current ways of life, from the Canary Islands – a special treat this year with invited actors and filmmaker – to the oasis of Siwa in Egypt. All films will be introduced and followed by a Q&A with invited experts. NYFAF is free and open to the public. Continue reading May 4 & 5 | New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)
Film Screening and Discussion: Hermanas en Ruedas
May 3, 2017 – CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave., Room 5409
Hermanas en Ruedas is a documentary about the growing underground skating culture in Havana, Cuba and how young female skaters navigate the traditionally male-dominated sport amidst a backdrop of international exchanges and a drastic shift in U.S./Cuba relations.
Amberly Alene Ellis, Director of Hermanas en Ruedas
Luna Olavarría Gallegos, Co-Producer of Hermanas en Ruedas
Miles Jackson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Cuba Skate
For more information and to register for this event:
Faculty and students are invited to an upcoming student showcase at Columbia University, Inside Voices[oralhistory.columbia.edu], a multimedia pop-up exhibition free and open to the public on Thursday, April 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
This event employs a wide range of interactive formats and stories based on interviews conducted by student in 2016 cohort of Columbia University’s Oral History MA program. It will take place in the Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (3041 Broadway at W 121st Street).
Inside Voices will help kick off a long weekend of oral history programming in New York, alongside the 2017 Oral History and the Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, Oral History & The City[oralhistoryandthecity.org] (April 27-30, 2017), co-sponsored by OHMA.
Continue reading Apr. 27 | Inside Voices: An Oral History Exhibition
From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development
Please join us for a day of workshops and discussions around careers for PhDs and MAs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This event is part of our project, The New PhD: A Renaissance of Public Engagement, of our Graduate Center funded as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Next Generation PhD initiative.
Please register to attend here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nDYbgZICa2dd29XSsWnTJetXCA3-AAQQ29fC4sF3hng/viewform?edit_requested=true
Continue reading May 4 | Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD