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Conference highlights humanities projects on the theme of “Crossing”

The Society’s fall conference on Friday, Oct. 27, will feature talks by seven multidisciplinary fellows.
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Prof. to speak on Black print culture and democracy

At this year’s Invitational Lecture for the Society for the Humanities, “Defining Democracy: How Black Print Culture Shaped America, Then and Now,” associate professor of literatures in English Derrick Spires will counter the racist notion that little to no Black print culture existed before the Civil War.
Eli Clare


Disability advocate Eli Clare to speak on COVID-19

Disability justice advocate Eli Clare has been chosen as a Distinguished Visiting Collaborator in the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and he will be hosted for two virtual talks by the Cornell Society for the Humanities in partnership with the Syracuse University Humanities Center.
slaves with bags


Podcast episode explores resistance to slavery via newspaper ads

A new episode of The Humanities Pod podcast, “Tweets of the Un-Mastered Class: Exploring the Freedom on the Move Database with Edward Baptist,” discusses the stories of self-liberated fugitives from American slavery through the lens of over 30,000 original documents depicting their escapes.
 Noliwe Rooks, Professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies


Rooks to give talk on ‘underside’ of cannabis legalization

This talk has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 Composite image from NASA showing the glacier disappearing


Anthropologists to speak on climate change

How can we illustrate the gravity of climate change? Is it possible to grasp such a loss? Rice University anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, working to humanize the abstract concept of climate change and provide opportunities for dialogue, will deliver a free public lecture, “Of Flood and Ice,” on Wednesday Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the A.D. White House.

 agriculture and clouds and a power plant


Conference spotlights ‘Energy Humanities’

On the brink of ecological collapse, how do we think, write and speak about the various forms of energy we encounter? The Society for the Humanities’ annual fall conference, Oct. 18 and 19, will examine the human relationship to energy in its myriad forms.



Alumna publishes book, teaches course on U.S./Mexico border art

Society for the Humanities Fellow Amy Sara Carroll MFA ’95 is a poet, scholar, and visual artist whose work engages cultural production at the US/Mexico border. Her first critical monograph, REMEX: Towards an Art History of the NAFTA Era, was released on December 15 from the University of Texas Press. Carroll is spending the 2017-2018 academic year as a Society for the Humanities Fellow, working on her next book, an exploration of three contemporary Mexican filmmakers in the context of Mexico’s global co-production.