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Join The Center of Humanities this Week for Public Talks and Workshops on Poetry and Environmental Humanities


Please join the Center for the Humanities this week for public talks and workshops on two developing themes: poetry and the environmental humanities. And check out their new fellowship opportunity to help plan a interdisciplinary conference in collaboration with Fresh Kills Park!  To view their complete spring schedule of events and opportunities, please visit their website.

Poetic Acts & Impacts.mp3

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 PM | The Skylight Room (9100)

Please join PoeticJusticeToday.mp3 research group for an intimate conversation and enlivening exchange of ideas, inviting you to explore “Poetic Acts & Impacts” with Ammiel Alcalay, Erica HuntRich BlintAnne Waldman and Dorothy Wang. Each poet/critic will present their materials in order to generate a discussion with the audience. Kyoo Lee, the faculty coleader of the mp3: Poetry, Philosophy, Performativity Seminar, will moderate the session.  RSVP is required as we intend to keep the group small enough for a dynamic discussion. Please RSVP here.

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Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 6:30 PM | The James Gallery

The James Gallery and Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) present Miriam Lowi (Political Science, The College of New Jersey) for a discussion on the politics of charitable giving in petro-monarchies of the Arabian Gulf. With her longstanding research focus on the natural resource dimension of political life in the Middle East and North Africa, Miriam has written about conflict over scarce water in the Jordan River Basin and about oil and instability in Algeria. Her current project considers the impact of oil-driven abundance on the way Gulf Arabs live as Muslims today.

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Turnstyle Reading Series: Daisy Atterbury & Sara Deniz Akant

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 6:30 PM | Room C198

Join Daisy Atterbury and Sara Deniz Akant from the Graduate Center CUNY’s Poetics Group and graduating students from the four City University of New York MFA Programs in Creative Writing (City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Queens College) for readings of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and translation at the Graduate Center, CUNY. MFA Readers: Cole Highnam (Brooklyn College); Emilie Rosenblatt (City College), Natasha Herring (City College), Cindy Wu (Hunter College), Erica Schwiegershausen (Hunter College), and Erik Lee (Queens College).

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Lost & Found Open Session

Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Room 9206

Lost & Found Editors and GC Students are invited to join Visiting Scholar Dorothy Wang,Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative General Editor Ammiel Alcalay and Consulting Editor Kate Tarlow Morgan on Friday, March 2nd from 2pm to 4pm in Room 920 at the Graduate Center, CUNY for an Open Session where we can meet & talk informally about your thoughts, queries, projects, ideas for projects, and anything else that might come up!

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The End of Cheap Nature?

Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 6:30 PM | The Skylight Room (9100)

Join Jason W. Moore, co-author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, and CUNY Graduate Center faculty Omar DahbourAshley Dawson, and Cindi Katz for a conversation about today’s planetary emergencies. Modern history has seen capitalism commodify a series of essential things: nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives. In making these essentials increasingly cheap, commerce has transformed and increasingly devastated the planet and the animals, plants, and people who depend on it. Today we face myriad interlocking crises, from climate change to ocean acidification to diminishing supplies of fresh water and arable land. Is this the end of cheap nature, or will capitalism be able to exploit these crises to generate a fresh round of accumulation? And what will be the fate of the many beings – humanity among them – who depend on increasingly fragile natural systems?

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Call for Applications: 2018 Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship for CUNY Students

Application Deadline: Sun, April 1, 2018

Freshkills Parks has teamed up with Art, Activism, and the Environment, a research team from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities to promote deeper collaboration across the humanities and the environmental sciences. As part of this multi-faceted collaboration, we are proud to offer a Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship for a CUNY student with a background in environmental sciences and the humanities. The Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship will offer a unique opportunity to actively assist with the research, planning, and execution of a multi-disciplinary four-day conference Reclaimed Lands in late June of 2018. This four-day conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, planners, ecologists, artists, designers, community groups, and students to bridge the gaps between disciplines and productively explore the issues and initiatives surrounding these reclaimed lands, such as monitoring changes in biodiversity, designing ecologically sustainable re-development, engaging residents in stewardship, transforming public perceptions, and inspiring future projects. Visit our website for the more details.

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