CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences

Academy Activities
in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences is pleased to present the following events: 

  • “Seeing Race, Class, Gentrification, as well as The World in Brooklyn” Brown Bag Luncheon Book Talk, sponsored by the CUNY Academy of Humanities and Science’ Feliks Gross Seminar on Urban and Visual Ethnography.  Authors, Editors, and Contributor to Jerome Krase and Judith N. DeSena Race, Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn and Timothy Shortell and Judith N. DeSena (eds) The World in Brooklyn will discuss their work and the future of New York City’s most fascinating borough. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Room 8301, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Light Refreshments and Limited Seating. RSVP: JKrase@brooklyn.cuny.edu 
  • The Enclave Literary Series - Contemporary Puerto Rican Literature: An Overview to New Discourses, Friday, October 6, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9207 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • “Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Church in Colonial Mexico” presented by Professor Jessica Delgado from Princeton University. Thursday, October 19, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9205, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O'Malley.
  • The Henry Wasser Awards Ceremony. Fiday October 20, 2017,  in the Graduate Center's 9th Floor Skylight Room  from 1:00 – 3:30 PM.
  • The Fulbright program in Italy: Innovative Programs Through Partnerships. A talk by Paola Sartorio, Executive Director, the Fulbright Commission in Italy. 6 PM on Friday November 10, 2017. The event is at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of CUNY at 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036. This event is cosponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College, CUNY and by the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association. It will be hosted by Prof. Jerome Krase. Please RSVP to cunyacademy@gc.cuny.edu
  • The Enclave Literary Series - Spain in New York: Iberian Literary Creation in the Big Apple, Friday, November 10, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9204 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro VarderiThis event has been cancelled.
  • “Moral Constitution: Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam and the Color of Blood” presented by Professor Kimberly Anne Coles from University of Maryland. Thursday, November 16, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9205, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O'Malley.
  • The Enclave Literary Series - Caricatures, Democracy and Resistance, Friday, December 8, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9204 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • “If fires be hot, knives sharp, or waters deep, / Untied I still my virgin knot will keep. / Diana, aid my purpose!’: Virginity as Autonomy in Shakespeare's Pericles” presented by Professor Katharine Goodland from The College of Staten Island, CUNY. Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 9207, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O'Malley.
  • “Out of Bounds: Female Spectacle in the Shakespearean City” presented by Professor Cristine Varholy from Hampden-Sydney College. Thursday, March 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 9205, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society.
  • The 38th Annual Arthur Sweeny Jr. Memorial Lecture – “Seven Transmembrane Receptors” will be presented by Robert J. Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012, from Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University Medical Center, on March 16, 2018. A reception will take place in the Lehman College Art Gallery at 4:15-5:15 P.M., the lecture will be in the Music Building, Room 306 at 5:15-6:30 P.M. A dinner (reservations and payments are mandatory) will follow.  This event is organized by Prof. Andrei Jitianu. Co-sponsored by the Sweeny Lecture Fund, by Lehman's School of Natural and Social Sciences, and by the Lehman College Office of Alumni Relations.

  • "Family Matters: Gendering the Labor of Early Modern Science" presented by Professor Alix Cooper from SUNY-Stony Brook. Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 9205, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O'Malley.
  • CUNY Academy's Symposium on War and Imprisonment, Friday, May 11, 2018, in the Graduate Center,  Skylight Room from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professor Sarah Danielsson.
  • All events at the CUNY Graduate Center are free and open to the public and are first come-first served. Unless otherwise noted above, an RSVP is not necessary for Graduate Center events. The Graduate Center is at 365 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 34th street. A picture ID is necessary to enter the Graduate Center. Click here to see last year's events.  

CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
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Tel: 212.817.7940 * cunyacademy@gc.cuny.edu