Library Workshops: Zotero, Diss Deposit, Archival Research, Journal Contracts

The library’s workshop offerings March-April all take place in room C196.05 on the Library Concourse level.

Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
Wed, March 29 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions
Thu, March 30 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract
Tue, April 4 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Archival Research: The Basics
Wed, March 29 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu, April 13 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

April 5 | Behind the Camera, Covering the Image: Caroline Key and Shelly Silver

Wednesday April 5th, 7:00 pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre

This event features a selection of films and videos by Caroline Key and Shelly Silver; each uses forms of occlusion to recover vulnerable, untranslatable, or invisibilized layers of social material.

Caroline Key will screen her film Speech Memory, which questions the entanglement of immigration, cultural assimilation, and inheritance through her father’s account of his father, a deaf Korean who grew up in Japan during its occupation of Korea; and an excerpt of her documentary, Grace Period, about the Yeongdeungpo district sex workers in Seoul and their collective resistance to government crackdown on their labor.

Shelly Silver will screen her video, What I’m Looking For, in which a woman posts on an internet dating site that she wants to meet people “who want to be photographed in public revealing something of themselves.” It will be screened alongside an excerpt of her video Touch, in which the main character is only visible through what he sees. In a soundless intertitle, in both Mandarin and English, he provides three different meanings for the word “concealed”: “safe, guilty, disappeared.”

Co-sponsored by the Film Studies Certificate Program.

Still from Touch, dir. Shelly Silver, 68:00, 2013. Courtesy of the Artist.

Mar 30 | The Public and Publics Conference

How have scholars, activists, and artists apprehended their position in public life and their belonging in a collective? How can we make sense of the designation of public, as opposed to private, spaces, both literal and figurative? Through a series of moderated panels and a keynote lecture by the geographer Don Mitchell, this interdisciplinary, day-long conference explores the concept of the public, and the plural publics, as an analytical construct of particular importance in both scholarship and political life.

Featuring: Mike Owen Benediktsson, Claire Bishop, Joshua Brown, Amy Chazkel, Provost Joy Connolly, Misty Crooks, Vladimir Gurewich, Talha Issevenler, Setha Low, Sally Engle Merry, Don Mitchell, Carmen Rial, Cecilia Salvi, Kendra Sullivan, Cory Tamler, Dana Taplin, Clarence Taylor, Craig Willse, Eduardo Zimmermann.

For the full program and more information about this conference, visit the website here.

Cosponsored by Futures Initiative, Public Space Research Center, and the Center for Human Environments at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Mar 28 | Environmental Insecurities

Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30pm
“Environmental Insecurities”
Felicity D. Scott, Keller Easterling, Mark Wasiuta, and Chelsea Haines
Martin E. Segal Theatre

How do forms of militarization and their related political technologies control human environments in implicit and explicit ways? How does the environmental movement and its concerns shape global governance? We will look at the Architecture Machine Group at MIT, the exhibition Software held at The Jewish Museum in 1970, and the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment—aka the Stockholm Conference—as keys to understanding “environmentality,” wherein techno-scientific expertise and environmental concerns play into the service of biopolitical forms of global governance—of populations, of resources, of “nature”—in the name of economic and territorial security. Continue reading Mar 28 | Environmental Insecurities

April 20 Invisibility: The Power of an Idea – 36th in the Social Research conference series

The New School (New York, NY)
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 PM Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Center for Public Scholarship at the New School invites students and faculty to attend, “Invisibility: The Power of an Idea” which will examine the concept of invisibility in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Recently added to the agenda is a special screening of Mona El-Naggar’s documentary “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates” on Friday, April 21 at 11 AM.

Please click here for a schedule of the sessions and to RSVP.

Mar 29 | TLC Workshop: Social Reading and Writing with Online Annotation Tools

March 29, 1-3pm
Room 9206

Are you looking for ways to improve your students’ close reading skills or to kickstart class discussion by asking students to annotate readings online as a group before they come to class? Are you trying to find (new) strategies for peer review or collaborative writing projects? Or are you designing a hybrid or online course and looking for ways to move reading and writing online? Continue reading Mar 29 | TLC Workshop: Social Reading and Writing with Online Annotation Tools

April 28 | 2017 Edwin Booth Award Ceremony

The Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association invites students and faculty to the 2017 Edwin Booth Award ceremony.

On Friday, April 28, 2017, acclaimed actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter Taylor Mac will be honored with the 2017 Edwin Booth Award, given by the doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center to “an individual or organization that has had a significant impact on theatre and performance in New York.” The DTSA nominated Taylor for this honor prior to the acclaimed run of 24-Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was a major event of 2016. (“One of the greatest experiences of my life” – Wesley Morris, New York Times.) Last month, 24-Decade History was named the 2017 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and Taylor has also been recently honored with the Doris Duke and Herb Albert Awards.

This year’s presentation of the Edwin Booth Award will be held in the Proshansky Auditorium at the Graduate Center in association with GC Public Programs and the Martin E. Segal Center. Scheduled guests and performers include MC Salty Brine, 24-Decade’s music director Matt Ray and costume designer Machine Dazzle, Tigger!, Heather Christian, and Paul Zimet & Ellen Maddow. Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Segal Center, will interview Taylor and CUNY Professor Sean Edgecomb will speak, as will current students in the program.

Admission is free. We recommend that students and faculty wishing to attend this year’s Booth Award reserve tickets soon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taylor-mac-and-friends-2017-booth-award-ceremony-registration-31459491185[eventbrite.com]

Mar 23 | GC Digital Initiatives Data Visualization Workshop

Workshop: “Visualization 2”  Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Have you learned some Python and now want to learn how to make pretty pictures out of your data? This workshop is a deep dive into making graphs using the matplotlib visualization library. We’ll cover the basics of making pie charts, bar graphs, line and scatter plots, heatmaps, and putting data on maps using matplotlib & basemap and spend some time on how to make them pretty.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Hannah Aizenman.

Register HERE

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