2018 Working Group Activities

Funded Pre-Endowment Period Events by Cluster

Philosophy/Critical Theory (PHI)

This cluster is well-established across the Corridor, with regard to Philosophy as a discipline, and open to cross-disciplinary work in philosophical studies and critical theory more broadly.

 

SPAWN/Creighton Club (PHI1)

August 13, 2018: SPAWN: Ancient Greek Psychology Early and Late, Syracuse University 
SPAWN is the Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop. Bringing faculty and graduate students from across the Corridor and around the world to Syracuse University for three days, the main speakers for the conference (aside from the keynote) are junior members of the profession, with comments by established professors.

Graduate Student Travel Exchange (PHI4)

Spring & Fall 2018: Graduate Student Corridor Exchange, Corridor-Wide 
Each year several of graduate students take courses or attend events at other Corridor institutions, especially Cornell and Rochester.

Society for the Study of Bio-political Futures (PHI6)

November 15, 2018: Final Roundtable, Syracuse University 
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Ancient Philosophy (PHI7)

October 19, 2018: International Ancient Greek Reading Group on Friendship in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Union College
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Italian Philosophy (PHI11)

March 24, 2018: Society of Italian Philosophers, Rochester
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TBD: Long-term Planning Meeting, University of Rochester
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Linguistics (LIN)

Well-established before the CNY Humanities Corridor began, collaboration among Linguistics faculty has increased, strengthening their ties across campuses and developing new working groups. They have gathered semi-annually in workshops and were the first cluster to establish programming around a distinguished research collaborator.

 

Syntax-Semantics Interface (LIN4)

October 5-8, 2018: North East Linguistics Society Meeting and event with Professor Gouskova, Cornell University and Syracuse University

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Visual Arts and Cultures (VAC)

These working groups have attracted faculty from various departments and disciplines in the Corridor across the fields of Visual Studies and Art History. The cluster also includes the public humanities and architecture working groups.

 

New Approaches to Scholarship & Pedagogy in Ottoman and Turkish Architecture (VAC1)

November 1, 2018: Fall Workshop, University of Rochester
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Visual Studies (VAC3)

March 22, 2018: Il Cinema Ritrovato: Archiving Film History, Syracuse University
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Gender and Sexuality Writing Collective (VAC9)

March 1, 2018: Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective, University of Rochester
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Asian Humanities in Global Context (VAC19)

TBD: Guest Lecture and Discussion, Cornell University
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Connecting Art Histories Across the Americas (VAC20)

TBD: Meeting #1 to share works in progress, Cornell University
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TBD: Meeting #2 to share works in progress, Cornell University
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Crossing Cultures through Film (VAC21)

September 11, 2018: Crossing Cultures through Film, Syracuse University
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Mediterranean Music and Performance (VAC22)

TBD: organizational meeting, Le Moyne College
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Modernist Geographies (VAC23)

TBD: Fall planning meeting, Syracuse University
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TBD: Fall Research Workshop, Syracuse University
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New Readings: Bodies in Latin American Visual Arts and Culture (VAC24)

October 6, 2018: New Readings: Bodies in Latin American Visual Arts and Culture, Syracuse University
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Musicology/Performance Studies (MP, previously MMH)

In an area full of very active performers, musicologists, and ethnomusicologists this cluster of Corridor funding has encouraged collaborative research and performance.

 

Teaching Exchange (MMH17)

TBD: Teaching Exchange #1, University of Rochester
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TBD: Teaching Exchange #2, University of Rochester
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TBD: Teaching Exchange #3, Cornell University
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Improvisation in Theory and Practice (MMH18)

TBD: Symposium on Historical Keyboard Improvisation, Cornell University
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TBD: Talk and Workshop with Organist/Musicologist Thomas Lacote, Cornell University
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TBD: Fall Festival, University of Rochester
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Performance/History (MMH22)

April 20, 2018: Mini-seminar with Wah Guan Lim, Colgate University
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TBD: Fall Writing Retreat, Cornell University
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TBD: Fall Seminar with Rebecca Schneider, Colgate University
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South Asian Media and Performance Cultures (MP1)

September 14, 2018: Planning Meeting with Eastman Museum, University of Rochester
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TBD: Writing Retreat and Workshop 1, Hamilton College
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TBD: Writing Retreat and Workshop 2, University of Rochester
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Digital Humanities (DH)

This cluster has identified common interests on all campuses in digital theory and culture; computing for literary and historical research; as well as artistic explorations in music, architecture, and art.

 

Global Digital Humanities (DH3)

TBD: Kick off and brainstorming, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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TBD: Fall Global DH Speaker's Event, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Digital Humanities in Practice (DH9)

TBD: Sound Design for Academic Podcasting and Audio Documentary, University of Rochester
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Reconstruction, Structural Analysis, and Conservation of Ancient Monuments in Coastal Ghana (DH10)

TBD: Invited Lecture and Planning Session Fall 2018, University of Rochester
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Literature, Language, Culture (LLC)

This cluster was proposed on the basis of shared strengths and faculty resources in languages and literatures across the Corridor, including faculty from regional liberal arts colleges and universities. Existing working groups include those collaborating on Victorian, 18th Century, and Early Modern periods and others working within ethnic studies and international literature.

 

Incarceration and Decarceration (LLC5)

TBD: Fall Group Meeting, University of Rochester
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Nineteenth Century Studies (LLC6)

April 6, 2018: Habits of Reading, Habits of Sympathy, lecture by Professor Melissa Shields-Jenkins, Syracuse University
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Inclusion/Exclusion in the Modern Middle East (LLC7)

March 23, 2018: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Modern Middle East, Syracuse University
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April 20, 2018: Spring Workshop, Syracuse University
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Sound & Media (LLC10)

TBD: Sound and Media Fall Writing Retreat, Syracuse University
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Perspectives on Europe from the Periphery (LLC11)

TBD: Fall Organizational and Planning Meeting, Syracuse University
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LELACS/Global Literatures and Cultures (LLC12)

October 1-4, 2018: Fall visit by Mexican Film Director Carlos Rossini, Colgate University, Cornell University, University of Rochester, and Syracuse University
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Spanish Poetics (LLC13)

April 5, 2018: Reimagining a Feminist Poetics with Aurora Luque and Sara Torres, Syracuse University
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October 15, 2018: Fall symposium, Le Moyne College
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LALAAB: Latin American Literature and Arts Across Borders (LLC20)

September 11-13, 2018: Tango and Borges, Syracuse University and Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Gender and Sexuality Writing Collective (LLC21)

November 2, 2018: Gender and Sexuality Writing Collective Conference, University of Rochester
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Historical Studies (HS)

This new cluster supports historical inquiry across the humanities, fostering research within history as a discipline and across disciplinary contexts. To cultivate mutual exchange and scholarly collaboration, the cluster welcomes scholars working within and across regional, cultural, and national boundaries, drawing on comparative, transnational, or global perspectives, and those working in historical studies using interdisciplinary and/or thematic approaches.

 

Scientific Norms and the Concept of the Normal (HS1)

October 11, 2018: Fall workshop and lecture, Syracuse University
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Slow Historical Studies (HS2)

TBD: Slow Historical Studies Meeting 1, Syracuse University
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TBD: Slow Historical Studies Meeting 2, Cornell University
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Urban Humanities (HS3)

October 27, 2018: Methodologies, Archives, and Analysis: Works-in-progress brainstorming workshop, University of Rochester
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Archives and Media (AM)

This cluster aims to supplement archival research in any of the other cluster areas and to support research in new media as well as issues of preservation and exchange of historical media archives.

For 2018, there are no active Archives and Media working groups.

The Distinguished Visiting Collaborator program further enhances liberal arts education in the region by bringing prominent external scholars from various fields in the humanities for brief residencies during which they give public lectures, lead small seminars and symposia, and meet with students.

Mellon Collaborator (MC1)

October 22-23, 2018: Mellon Collaborator, Cornell University and Syracuse University
Dimitris Vardoulakis, Western Sydney University, will visit Cornell University and deliver a lecture in the Society of the Humanities as part of his two campus visit in conjunction with Syracuse University and the PHI6 working group.