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2011 Working Group Activities

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Spring 2011: Musicology/Music History (MMH 14): 18th-Century Historically Inspired Improvisation: Workshop/master class by Prof. Roger Moseley of Cornell University (Organizer: Melina Esse, Eastman School of Music), Eastman School of Music.
Moseley, a newly appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology at Cornell University, is the former director of the Historically Inspired Improvisation Workshop at the University of Chicago. He is an accomplished pianist and improviser who offered a workshop/master class during spring semester at the Eastman School of Music.

February 6, 2011: Musicology/Music History (MMH 12): Counter)induction: Contemporary Music in Performance and Workshop (Organizer: Andrew Waggoner, Setnor School of Music, SU)
The first of three in a series of colloquia and informances (informal lecture-recitals) by international trendsetters in contemporary chamber music. Counter)induction, one of New York’s most exciting and acclaimed younger groups, performed new works by younger American composers, as well as contemporary “classics” by composers such as Italian Salvatore Sciarrino. Counter)induction also gave master classes in composition and performed one student composition. The events were co-sponsored by the Setnor School of Music and the Office of the University Arts Presenter.

February 9, 2011: Digital Humanities (DH 3) Mini-Seminar with Patricia Pisters (Organizer: Gregg Lambert, SU Humanities Center), Syracuse University.
Patricia Pisters, professor of film studies and head of media studies at the University of Amsterdam, presented “The Neuro-Image in Contemporary Digital Screen Culture,” exploring the intersection of digital screen culture, philosophy, and neuroscience.

February 17, 2011: Musicology and Music History (MMH 11): Music of Conflict and Reconciliation: Refugees and Exile (Organizer: Carol Babiracki, Art and Music Histories, SU), Syracuse University.
Symposium with two visiting scholars discussing the music of refugees: Michael Frishkopf, associate professor of music and associate director of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta (Topic: Cultural Dimensions of the “Responsibility to Protect”: Sustainable Peacebuilding Though Popular Music in the Buduburam Liberian Refugee Camp, Ghana); and John Baily, professor of ethnomusicology, professor emeritus of psychology, and head of the Afghanistan Music Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London (Topic: The Global Circulation of the Music of Afghanistan).

March 2 & 3, 2011: Digital Humanities (DH 4) Lecture and Workshop with Alexander R. Galloway (Organizer: Timothy Murray, Society of Humanities, CU), Cornell University.
Alexander R. Galloway is an author and programmer. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG and creator of the data surveillance engine Carnivore. The New York Times has described his work as “conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the political moment.” Galloway is the author ofProtocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (MIT, 2004); Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture(Minnesota, 2006); and a book coauthored with Eugene Thacker calledThe Exploit: A Theory of Networks (Minnesota, 2007).
March 24-25, 2011: Musicology and Music History (MMH 11):Music of Conflict and Reconciliation: Reconstruction and Reconciliation(Organizer: Theo Cateforis, Art and Music Histories, SU), Syracuse University. Symposium on music and activism in Kosovo and Rwanda with Jane Sugarman (CUNY Graduate Center) and Gregory Barz (Vanderbilt University); mini-seminar with the scholars; concert by SU guitarist Ken Meyer, followed by a screening of “Inanga: An Instrument of Tradition in Rwanda.”

March 31, 2011: Digital Humanities (DH 7) Laura Mandell, The NINES Project and 18 CONNECT (Organized by Thomas DiPiero, Associate Dean, Arts and Humanities, UR), University of Rochester.
Laura Mandell, Professor of English Literature and affiliate of Armstrong Interactive Media Studies at Miami University of Ohio, has publishedMisogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of OtrantoandMan of Feeling,and numerous articles primarily about eighteenth century women writers. She lectured on how digital work can be used to conduct research into conceptions informing the writing and printing of eighteenth century poetry. This is part of a book manuscript in progress: Carved in Breath: Technology and Affect in Gothic Fiction and Romantic Poetry. She is Editor of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900; Associate Director of NINES; and is currently participating in the development of 18thConnect, a similar online network for eighteenth-century scholars. Her current research involves developing new methods for visualizing poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data-mining, and improving OCR software for early modern and 18th century texts via high performance and cluster computing.

March & April, 2011: Musicology/Music History (MMH 13): Two Shona Music Symposia, the Mbira Tradition (Organizers: Glenn West, Instructor in Ethnomusicology, Eastman School of Music; Carol Babiracki, Associate Professor of Music History & Cultures, SU; and Sydney Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of Music History and Cultures, SU), Eastman School of Music.
The Eastman School of Music regularly hosts visiting artists and teachers from Zimbabwe, Canada, and the U.S. to provide students participating in the Eastman Mbira Ensemble with deeper insights into both the music and the traditions embodied in the performance of this music. These symposia are designed to take advantage of the presence of these artists at Eastman to involve a broader range of regional scholars and musicians in discussion of issues involving the transmission, evolution, and preservation of the Shona musical tradition within the context of cultural, political, religious, and social change. These symposia are also an initial step toward more broad-reaching ethnomusical collaborative initiatives in the Central New York Humanities Corridor. Date of Events: Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa, Mbira performer – March 27, 2011; Erica Azim, Mbira performer – April 30, 2011.

April 16, 2011: Musicology/Music History (MMH 15): David Liebman, Watson Visiting Collaborator in the SU Humanities Center (Organizers: Rob Enslin, The College of Arts & Sciences, SU and Gregg Lambert, SU Humanities Center), Syracuse University.
Saxophonist and legendary sideman for Miles Davis joined the CNY Jazz Orchestra for a special event in the Carrier Theater. Liebman premiered a new work for soloist and jazz orchestra, incorporating Jewish and Arabic traditions. As part of his appointment as the Watson Visiting Collaborator, in conjunction with the Musicology Cluster of the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor, Liebman led a special symposium on Jewish musical traditions and modern jazz. The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation and Hillel at Syracuse University provided additional funding for the concert.

April-October, 2011: Visual Arts and Culture: (VAC13) Arts, Culture, and Revitalization Conference and Activities (Organizers: Kendall Phillips, Jan Cohen-Cruz and Wendy Nastasi, SU), Syracuse University
Three activities in the public humanities: the fourth annual graduate student conference highlighting arts and public scholarship across disciplines and universities (April 15, 2011) in Syracuse; VAC faculty participants met to plan their Phase II projects, April 2011; and a conference supporting CNY Rust2Green initiative, Arts, Culture and Urban Revitalization: A Transnational Dialogue, October 2011.

May 7, 2011: Philosophy (PHI 4) UNYWEMP Colloquium (Organizers: Kara Richardson, Philosophy, SU; Andrew Chignell, Philosophy, CU), Syracuse University.
The Upstate New York Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy (UNYWEMP) hosts a one-day colloquium featuring papers by UNYWEMP members Marie Jayasekera (Colgate University) and Kara Richardson (Syracuse University). It includes two external speakers: Sean Greenberg (UC Irvine) and Roger Florka (Ursinus College).

July 2011: Visual Arts and Culture: (VAC 15): Experimental Television Center Commemoration (Organizer: Tim Murray, Society of the Humanities, CU), Cornell University.
The Experimental Television Center was founded in 1971 in Owego, New York, an outgrowth of a media access program established by Ralph Hocking at Binghamton University in 1969 and has provided support and services to the media arts community. It is closing its doors on July 1, 2011. The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University plans an event to honor the Center and its path-making presence in Central New York for 42 years.

August 8-11, 2011 Philosophy (PHI 5) SPAWN (Organizer: Kevan Edwards, Philosophy, SU), Syracuse University.
SPAWN, the Syracuse Philosophy Department’s annual summer conference, will be held to discuss the Philosophy of Language. The conference will include invited “read-ahead” papers from younger participants, as well as general sessions and discussion among the philosophers.

Linguistics (LIN 4) Distinguished Visitor (Organizer: Jon Nissenbaum, Linguistics, SU), University of Rochester. The working group will invite a distinguished visitor to present public lectures and seminars/workshops over two days.

Digital Humanities (DH 5): The Gothic Cathedral, Thomas E. Boothby, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University (Organizer: Thomas DiPiero, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities and Director, Humanities Project, UR), University of Rochester.
Boothby will lecture on gothic cathedrals from a multiplicity of perspectives: the art historian, the architect, and the civil engineer.

September 16, 2011: Digital Humanities (DH 6) Digital Witness Symposium: Human Rights and the Digital Archive (Organizers: Roger Hallas, English, and Tula Goenka, Television-Radio-Film, SU), Syracuse University.
In conjunction with the Human Rights Film Festival, a symposium focusing on the issue of the archive and human rights media in the digital age from different perspectives: Jim Hubbard, filmmaker, archivist and co-founder, ACT UP Oral History Project; Sam Pollard, filmmaker and Professor of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; Samuel Gruber, lecturer, Judaic Studies Program; and Lydia Wasylenko, Librarian, SU Library. The symposium will consist of papers given by the participants plus discussion and Q&A.

September-October, 2011: Visual Arts and Culture: (VAC 14): Shimon Attie, Watson Visiting Collaborator in the SU Humanities Center (organizers: Laura Heyman, Department of Transmedia Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, SU; Gregg Lambert, SU Humanities Center), Syracuse University.
Visual artist Shimon Attie has been appointed as the Sandra Kahn Alpert Visiting Artist in The College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia Studies, and as The Jeanette K. Watson Visiting Collaborator in the SU Humanities Center for the 2011-2012 academic year, in conjunction with the Visual Arts and Culture cluster of the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor. Attie is an artist of significant accomplishment whose artwork utilizes photography, HD video, projection, sound, and site-specific and gallery installations to address the relationship between place, historical memory and identity. His recent accomplishments include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008-09), a Radcliffe Visual Artist Fellowship at Harvard University (2006-07), a Pollock-Krasner Grant (2006), NYFA Fellowships (2005 and 2000), a Prix de Rome (2001-02), along with an array of significant fellowships and grants dating back to an NEA visual artist grant and the German Kunstfonds fellowship, both in 1993. He has served as a faculty member in the MFA program of the School of Visual Arts in New York since 2003 in Photography, Video and Related Media. He has been a visiting artist at ICP/Bard, Sarah Lawrence and RISD, among others. During his residence at Syracuse University, Attie will participate in the Visual Arts and Culture working group of faculty and students and will lead a seminar in the SU Humanities Center, which will be open to graduate students and faculty from Cornell University and University of Rochester.

September 27-28, 2011: Literature, Language and Culture (LLC 1): Roundtable on Jazz Influences of Modern Spanish Verse (Organizer: Kathryn Everly, Syracuse University and Lemoyne College).
An interdisciplinary evening featuring the music of the Gabriel Riesco Project and live readings by Spanish poets Francisco Díaz de Castro, Aurora Luque, and José Antonio Mesa Toré, followed by a rountable discussion at Syracuse University co-sponsored by the SU Humanities Center and supported by the Central New York Humanities Corridor.

October 12, 2011: Visual Arts and Culture (VAC 16): Film Screening: Dolphin Boy by Dani Menkin
A joint presentation with the 2011 Syracuse International Film Festival, October 13-16. (Organizers Owen Shapiro, Shaffer Professor of Film in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, SU) In Dolphin Boy, Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel, disconnects himself from those around him following a violent assault. As a last resort, before hospitalization in a mental institution, his devoted father takes him to be treated with Dolphins in Eilat.

October 2011: Musicology/Music History (MMH 10): Music, Sound and Nature (Organizer: Stephen Meyer, Art and Music Histories, SU), Syracuse University and Cornell University.
In conjunction with the residency of the Kronos Quartet on the SU campus in November 2011, a series of events is planned that tie together the residency with the theme of music, sound and nature. A symposium will bring together scholars, composers, and sound designers at SU, then move to Ithaca to hold part of the symposium at Cornell to take advantage of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Center for Electroacoustic Music.

October 2011: Archives and Media (AM 1) Brave New Worlds: The Semiotics of Archives, Images, City Landscapes and New Media in Walter Benjamin’s Works (Organizers: Karl Solibakke, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and German Literature and Language, SU; Gregg Lambert, SU Humanities Center; and Peter Gilgen, German Studies, Cornell).
Planning of future symposia exploring the importance of Walter Benjamin’s work to the question of what happens to memory archives and their explosive dynamics in the wake of the technology and communication boom; and the yearning to orchestrate memory places and strategies given the dialectics of regionalism and globalism as well as an “imbrication of disjunctive collectives” in the second decade of the 21st century.


 

2011 Working Group Coordinators
 
PHI1
Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network (SPAWN)
Ben Bradely, Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University
Robert Van Gulick,Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University

PHI2
Creighton Club
Ben Bradely, Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University
Kristopher McDaniel,Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University

PHI3
Upstate New York Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy (UNYWEMP)
Kara Richardson, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse
Andrew Chignell, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Cornell University

Alison Peterman, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Rochester
Marie Jayasekera, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Colgate University

PHI4
Graduate Student Exchange
Ben Bradely, Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University

PHI6
Continental Philosophy
Tim Murray, Professor, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University
Gregg Lambert, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University

PHI7
Ancient Philosophy Working Group
Krisanna Scheiter, John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Union College
Tad Brennan, Professor, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University
Deborah Modrak, Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Rochester

PHI8
Late Antiquity Working Group
Georgia Frank, Professor, Department of Religion, Colgate University
Virginia Burrus, Professor, Department of Religion, Syracuse University
Suzanne Abrams Rebillard, Visiting Scholar, Classics, Cornell University
Kim Haines-Eitzen, Professor, Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

PHI9
Central New York Ethics Reading Group
Hille Paakkunainen, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Syracuse University
Kate Manne, Assistant Professor, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University
William FitzPatrick, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Rochester

LIN4
Workshop on the Syntax-Semantics Interface
John Whitman, Professor, Linguistics Department, Cornell University
Jaklin Kornfilt, Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University
Jeffrey T. Runner, Professor & Department Chair, Linguistics, University of Rochester

LIN6
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Linguistics
Sarah Murray, Assistant Professor, Linguistics Department, Cornell University
William Starr, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Cornell University
Brett Sherman, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Univeristy of Rochester

VAC1
New Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy of Ottoman and Turkish Architecture
Esra Akcan, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History, University of Rochester

VAC2
Critical Asian Cinematic Spaces
Lawrence Chua, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University
Arnika Fuhrmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University
Wang Zhuoyi, Assistant Professor, Chinese Department, Hamilton College

VAC4
New Media Art Practice (nMap)
Wenhua Shi, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, Colgate University
Rebecca Ruige Xu, Associate Professor, Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University

VAC17
Global Biennale
Tim Murray,Professor, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Gregg Lambert, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University

MMH17
Teaching Exchange
Xak Bjerken, Professor, Department of Music, Cornell University
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Associate Professor, Art & Music Histories, Syracuse University
Roger Freitas, Associate Professor, Eastman School of Music: Musicology, University of Rochester

MMH21
Mobilizing Music
Sydney Hutchinson, Assistant Professor, Art & Music Histories, Syracuse University
Alejandro Madrid, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Cornell University
Jennifer Kyker, Assistant Professor, Eastman School of Music: Musicology, University of Rochester

MMH22
Performance/History
Christian DuComb, Assistant Professor, English Department, Colgate University

Charity Lofthouse, Instructor, Music Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Stephen Meyer, Associate Professor, Art & Music Histories, Syracuse University
Mary Simonson, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Colgate University
Byron Suber, Senior Lecturer, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University

MMH24
Re-Sounding History
Sydney Hutchinson, Assistant Professor, Art & Music Histories, Syracuse University
Lydia Hamessley, Professor, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Hamilton College
Deborah Justice, Faculty Fellow, Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University
Monica Facchini, Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, Colgate University

DH8 Cornell
Digital Humanities Speaker Series
Tim Murray, Professor, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

LLC2
The Chinese Quest for Modernity from the Religious Perspective
Shin-yi Chao, Associate Professor, Department Religion and Classics, University of Rochester
Gareth Fisher, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Syracuse University
Elya Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Rochester

LLC3
Early Modern Thinking
Rayna Kalas, Associate Professor, Department of English, Cornell University
Crystal Bartolovich, Associate Professor, English Department, Syracuse University

LLC6
Nineteenth Century Studies
Claudia Klaver, Associate Professor, English Department, Syracuse University
Suprtiha Rajan, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Rochester
Elisha Cohn, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Cornell University

LLC8
Religion and Literature
William Robert, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Syracuse University
Steven Yao, Edmund A. LeFevre Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Asian Studies, Hamilton College

LLC9
Critical Theory and the Global: The Politics of Translation
Brett de Bary, Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University
Naoki Sakai, Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University
Meera Lee, Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies, Syracuse University

LLC11
Perspectives on Europe from the Periphery
Karina von Tippleskirch, Assistant Professor, Languages Literatures & Linguistics, Syracuse University
Stefano Giannini, Associate Professor, Languages Literatures & Linguistics, Syracuse University
Kathryn Everly, Professor, Languages Literatures & Linguistics, Syracuse University
Patrizia McBride, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of German Studies, Cornell University

LLC13
Alguien al otro lado
Kathryn Everly,Associate Professor, Languages Literatures & Linguistics, Syracuse University
Joana Sabadell,Professor, Hispanic Studies, Hamilton College

LLC15
Facismo
Matthew BaileyShea, Humanities Project Committee Chair, Associate Professor of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio, Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Rochester

LLC16
CNY Poets and Writers
Greg Ames, Assistant Professor, English Department, Colgate University
Bruce Smith, Professor, English Department, Syracuse University
Christopher Kennedy, Director MFA Program in Creative Writing and Associate Professor, English Department, Syracuse University
Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H Rebar Professor in Humanities; Professor of English, Director of Creative Writing, English Department, Colgate University
Jane Springer, Assistant Professor, English Department, Hamilton College