2019 Working Group Activities

Funded Endowment Activities by Research Area

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.

Continental Philosophy (PHI6)

Spring 2019, Undergraduate Conference, Syracuse University 
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Ancient Philosophy (PHI7)

April/May 2019: Spring Workshop, Syracuse University 
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Theorizing Italy (PHI11)

March 27, 2019: Encountering Italian Philosophy with Giacomo Marramao, University of Rochester
A workshop open to students and faculty from various disciplines led by Italian philosopher Giacomo Marramao to discuss his thought, followed by a public lecture on the theme of political ontology.

Moral Psychology (PHI12)

May 25, 2019: CNY Moral Psychology Conference, Le Moyne College 
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CNY Religious Studies Consortium (PHI13)

Spring 2019, Consortium Brainstorming Meeting, Syracuse University 
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Objects of Inquiry: Re/Orienting LGBT/Queer Studies Introductory Courses (PHI14)

Spring 2019, Workshop, Syracuse University 
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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.

Language Documentation in Multilingual Communities (LIN9)

April 5, 2019: Spring Workshop and Planning Meeting, University of Rochester
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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 and Pedagogy in Ottoman and Turkish Architecture (VAC1)

April 4, 2019, Spring Workshop, Cornell University
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Visual Studies (VAC3)

Spring 2019, Lecture/Discussion with Sheryl Lee, Le Moyne College
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Asian Humanities in Global Context (VAC19)

Spring 2019, The Aesthetics of Neoliberalism: A Workshop Linking Asian Humanities, Global Markets, and Emerging Theory, Cornell University
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Connecting Art Histories Across the Americas (VAC20)

Spring 2019, Writing Retreat, Skidmore College
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Mediterranean Music and Performance (VAC22)

April 11, 2019: Grenada - Tetuan: A Search for the Common Roots of Andalusian and Flamenco Music, Le Moyne College
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Modernist Geographies (VAC23)

Spring 2019, Spring Teaching Exchange #1, Syracuse University
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Spring 2019, Spring Teaching Exchange #2, University of Rochester
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Spring 2019, Spring Teaching Exchange #3, Colgate University
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War, Terror, and Genocide (VAC25)

April 18, 2019: Spring Symposium, Syracuse University
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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)

Spring 2019, Teaching Exchange #4, Syracuse University
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Spring 2019, Teaching Exchange #5, University of Rochester
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Spring 2019, Teaching Exchange #6, Cornell University
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Spring 2019, Teaching Exchange #7, Cornell University
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Improvisation in Theory and Practice (MMH18)

March 29, 2019: Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference, Syracuse University
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South Asian Media and Performance Cultures (MP1)

Spring 2019, Writing Retreat and Workshop #3, Hamilton College
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Spring 2019, Colloquium with Visiting Scholars, University of Rochester
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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)

Spring 2019, Project Showcase, University of Rochester
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Spring 2019, Spring Global DH's Speaker Event, University of Rochester
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Spring 2019, End-of-Year Meeting, Syracuse University
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Spring 2019, Digital Diaspora Colloquium, University of Rochester
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Digital Humanities in Practice (DH9)

Spring 2019, Digital Humanities Student Research Symposium, Syracuse University
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Reconstruction, Structural Analysis, and Conservation of Ancient Monuments in Coastal Ghana (DH10)

February 22, 2019: Mini-Symposium and Workshop, Syracuse University
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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)

March 7, 2019: Futures Matter: Five Pedagogical Stances for Shifting Toward Justice, Syracuse University 
In her book, Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice, Winn asserts that four pedagogical stances, History Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Matters are essential for learning communities to engage in their pursuit of justice. In this talk, Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stances, Futures Matter, using Stetsenko's Transformative Activist Stance (TAS) framework.
Spring 2019, Ruth Wilson Gilmore Lecture, University of Rochester

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Spring 2019, CPEP Auburn Literary Journal Launch, Cornell University 
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Sound and Media (LLC10)

March 7, 2019, Mini-Seminar and Lecture, "Build: The Power of Hip Hop in a Divided World," Syracuse University 
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Spring 2019, Spring Planning Session, University of Rochester
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Perspectives on Europe from the Periphery (LLC11)

Spring 2019, Spring Research Workshop and Planning Meeting, Colgate University 
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LELACS (LLC12)

April 5, 2019: Spring Working Papers Colloquium, Colgate University 
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Spanish Poetics (LLC13)

April 9, 2019: Spring Symposium, Syracuse University 
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April 10, 2019: Spring Symposium, Le Moyne College
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Health Humanities: Medicine, Disease, Disability, and Culture (LLC22)

April 6, 2019: Organizing Meeting, Syracuse University 
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Social and Cultural Sustainability in South Asia (LLC23)

April 5, 2019: Spring Planning Retreat, Syracuse University 
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Small Press Reading Series (LLC24)

April 16, 2019: Small Press Reading Series, Colgate University 
The next Small Press Reading Series will feature authors Shira Dentz (Sisyphusina, PANK Books 2020), Aimee Harrison (editor at Essay Press), Micah Dean Hicks (Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019), and Adam Tedesco (Mary Oliver, Lithic Press 2019).

Gender and Class in the Novel (LLC25)

Spring 2019, Spring Meeting #1, Cornell University 
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Spring 2019, Spring Workshop #2, Hamilton College 
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Composition, Labor, and Embodiment (LLC26)

February 27, 2019, Spring Symposium with Deborah Mutnick, Syracuse University 
In "Rethinking Pathways to Freedom in an Era of Economic Austerity," Dr. Deborah Mutnick will describe how a community-based course she developed used library, archival, and digital literacies to deepen students' understanding of academic research and writing was complicated by the troubled socio-economic context of Long Island University Brooklyn, which has seen the imposition of a strict austerity regime and a contentious labor struggle in recent years.

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)

Spring 2019, Spring Workshop, Cornell University
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Slow Historical Studies (HS2)

March 23, 2019: Slow Historical Studies Meeting #3, Colgate University
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Urban Humanities (HS3)

March 21, 2019: A Roundtable on Architectural Historiography, University of Rochester
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Late Antiquity (HS4)

January 25, 2019: Book Discussion, Syracuse University
As part of our year's engagement of the conversation between ecological thought and the study of late ancient Christianity, we will discuss Virginia Burrus's recent book, Ancient Christian Ecopoetics: Cosmologies, Saints, Things (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).
April 6, 2019: Symposium "Trees and More: Ecological Thinking and the Ancient Christian Imagination," Syracuse University
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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 Spring 2019, 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.