Archive for September 9th, 2009

Media Sociology Forum at NYU, September 25

September 9, 2009

Matt Powers has done great work to bring together the second annual media sociology forum at NYU. Speakers include Emma Hemmingway from Nottingham Trent, Jan Fredrik Hoven from Bergen, and Rod Benson from NYU and several others. It goes all day, and will be great. RSVP to Matt at mjp302@nyu.edu.

Heyman Center events, fall 2009

September 9, 2009

All sorts of great stuff at the Heyman center this fall, Quintin Skinner, Judith Butler, Charles Taylor, Jonathan Israel, Akeel Bilgrami, Noam Chomsky, and many more.

THE HEYMAN CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES

Schedule of Events, Fall 2009 Admission to all Heyman Center events is free and open to the public. No registration or tickets necessary. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit http://www.heymancenter.org.

ROBERT DARNTON “Google, Libraries, and the Digital Future” Thursday, 17 September 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

MARSHALL SAHLINS “The Western Illusion of Human Nature” Monday, 21 September 6:15pm-8:15pm Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

RITA DOVE A Poetry Reading by Rita Dove Followed by an Interview with Marcello Blount Wednesday, 23 September 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

CHARLES TAYLOR, ALAN MONTEFIORE, & EMMANUEL PICAVET “Cultural Identity and Politics” Monday, 28 September 7:00pm-9:30pm 501 International Affairs Building Co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, the Committee on Global Thought, & the Alliance Program

ROBERT PIPPIN Discussants: James Schamus & Geoffrey O’Brien The Lionel Trilling Seminar: “Who Cares Who Shot Liberty Valance?: The Prosaic and the Heroic in John Ford’s Film” Tuesday, 6 October 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center (Note: Advance viewing of the film is highly recommended.)

DANIEL KAHNEMAN Discussants: Jon Elster, George Ainslie, & Walter Mischel Title to Be Announced Tuesday, 13 October 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

JUDITH BUTLER, DAVID BROMWICH, ROBERT ZIMMER, & RICHARD SHWEDER “What is Academic Freedom for?” Wednesday, 21 October 3:00pm-8:30pm Presidential Rooms 2 & 3, Third Floor, Faculty House

QUENTIN SKINNER “Is the State a Fictional Person?” Thursday, 22 October 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

CAROL GILLIGAN & NANCY CHODOROW “Transforming Psychology” Thursday, 5 November 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

CHARLES TAYLOR “Can Human Action Be Explained?” Tuesday, 10 November 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center Co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life & the Committee on Global Thought

JONATHAN ISRAEL “Dutch Cities, Radical Enlightenment, and the ‘General Revolution'(1776-1790)” Friday, 13 November 4:00pm-5:30pm Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street Co-sponsored by the Department of History ROBERT HASS A Poetry Reading by Robert Hass Followed by an Interview with Saskia Hamilton Monday, 16 November 6:15pm-8:15pm Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

CAROLINE BYNUM Discussants: Alan Brinkley, Victoria de Grazia, Eric Foner, & Pamela Smith “What is Happening in History Now?” Thursday, 19 November 6:15pm-8:15pm Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

STANLEY FISH, CATHARINE STIMPSON, & AKEEL BILGRAMI Discussants: Vince Blasi, Katherine Franke, & Bruce Robbins “Freedom, Law, and Academic Inquiry” Friday, 20 November 10:00am-5:00pm Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Law School & the Department of English and Comparative Literature

NOAM CHOMSKY The Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture Thursday, 3 December 6:30pm-8:30pm Altschul Auditorium (417 International Affairs Building)

EZRA TAWIL Discussants: Andrew Delbanco & Ross Posnock “American Exceptionalism and the Question of Style” Tuesday, 8 December 6:15pm-8:15pm Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

AMARTYA SEN Discussants: Kenneth Arrow & Eric Maskin Chair: Joseph Stiglitz “Social Choice and Individual Values” Friday, 11 December 4:00pm-6:00pm Altschul Auditorium (417 International Affairs Building)