Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University

Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University Postdoctoral humanities fellowship. http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/ Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/NMwWT

Founded in 1976, with the financial support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University ranks as one of the first and most prestigious of postdoctoral fellowship programs. Over the years, it has supported the research of over 160 Fellows in a variety of humanistic disciplines—from literature, art history, and music to anthropology, history, philosophy, and political theory—whose scholarship has garnered numerous book prizes, grants, awards, and other forms of professional recognition and acclaim.

SOF Thursday Lecture Series: Zeynep Çelik, NJIT; tomorrow at 12:15pm - https://mailchi.mp/columbia/new-books-in-the-soci...
03/04/2020
SOF Thursday Lecture Series: Zeynep Çelik, NJIT; tomorrow at 12:15pm

SOF Thursday Lecture Series: Zeynep Çelik, NJIT; tomorrow at 12:15pm - https://mailchi.mp/columbia/new-books-in-the-society-of-fellows-celebrating-recent-work-by-maggie-cao-dalia-judovitz-and-william-sharpe-thursday-13-september-at-615pm-438153

Reacting to the misconceptions, distortions, and factual errors in European representations of the “Orient,” a passionate Ottoman discourse emerged in the 1870s and continued with fervor into the 1930s. Well-acquainted with the European political and cultural scene and charged with their own ide...

SOF Thursday Lecture Series: David Simon, University of Maryland; tomorrow at 12:15pm - https://mailchi.mp/columbia/new-...
02/26/2020
SOF Thursday Lecture Series: David Simon, University of Maryland; tomorrow at 12:15pm

SOF Thursday Lecture Series: David Simon, University of Maryland; tomorrow at 12:15pm - https://mailchi.mp/columbia/new-books-in-the-society-of-fellows-celebrating-recent-work-by-maggie-cao-dalia-judovitz-and-william-sharpe-thursday-13-september-at-615pm-438129

This presentation describes the role of levity in the reproduction of gender subordination. It seeks to understand the relationship between literary atmosphere and gendered habits of perception, arguing that lyric poetry, with its fine-tuned instruments of attention management, is an especially usef...

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series on 6 December at 12:15pm with fellow María González Pendás -
12/05/2018
Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series on 6 December at 12:15pm with fellow María González Pendás

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series on 6 December at 12:15pm with fellow María González Pendás -

From the planning of entire city landscapes to the construction of monuments, walls and homes, fascist regimes have long held claim to the power of the built environment to construe their ideology. Spatial and building practices, that is, have been powerful instruments to prefigure, test, and materi...

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 29 November, at 12:15pm with fellow Ardeta Gjikola -
11/28/2018
Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 29 November, at 12:15pm with fellow Ardeta Gjikola

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 29 November, at 12:15pm with fellow Ardeta Gjikola -

When the Elgin Marbles arrived in Britain in the early nineteenth century, they were objects of uncertain aesthetic value. Centuries-long Ottoman rule had limited European travel to Greece and restricted the study of antique Greek sculpture. The fragmentation of the marbles presented another obstacl...

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 8 November, at 12:15pm with fellow Arden Hegele -
11/07/2018
Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 8 November, at 12:15pm with fellow Arden Hegele

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 8 November, at 12:15pm with fellow Arden Hegele -

In our ecological moment, the extraction of bitumen (a semi-solid form of crude oil) from the Athabasca tar sands has provoked an impassioned outcry. The Standing Rock protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline and more recent demonstrations against the Keystone XL and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountai...

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 25 October at 12:15pm with fellow JM Chris Chang -
10/24/2018
Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 25 October at 12:15pm with fellow JM Chris Chang

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series tomorrow, 25 October at 12:15pm with fellow JM Chris Chang -

What would a living archive of a revolutionary society look like? In Maoist China, one of the primary responsibilities of the local bureaucracy was to compile detailed individualized dossiers on party members, cadres, workers and students under their jurisdiction. The dossier constituted a master re...

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series on 17 October at 12:15pm with fellow Hidetaka Hirota -
10/17/2018
Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series on 17 October at 12:15pm with fellow Hidetaka Hirota

Reminder -- SoF Thursday Lecture Series on 17 October at 12:15pm with fellow Hidetaka Hirota -

Lecture by SoF Alum Hidetaka Hirota: This presentation is taken from my current book project, “The Business of the Nation: Foreign Contract Labor and the Rise of American Immigration Control.” The project examines the transnational business of importing Asian, Canadian, European, and Mexican con...

WORLD PREMIERE of MORTALITY MANSIONS This Thursday, 3/30! A collaboration of Donald Hall and Grammy® Award-winning compo...
03/28/2017
Events | Mortality Mansions | The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University

WORLD PREMIERE of MORTALITY MANSIONS This Thursday, 3/30! A collaboration of Donald Hall and Grammy® Award-winning composer Herschel Garfein, Mortality Mansions reflects on the themes of love, sexuality and bereavement in old age from Hall’s poems and traces the adoption of Hall’s work into the curricula of medical schools across the country. The world premiere performance features tenor Michael Slattery and Dmitri Dover, acclaimed pianist for the Metropolitan opera Lindemann Young Artist program, joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford, National Book Award-winning poet Jean Valentine and Dr. Rita Charon, professor of Clinical Medicine and director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, who will read Hall’s poems. Hall will participate via remote video link from his farmhouse in New Hampshire. http://heymancenter.org/events/mortality-mansions/

Event Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00pm | Event Description: REGISTER HERE Donald Hall, the 2006 U.S. Poet Laureate, and Grammy award-winning musician Herschel Garfein present Mortality Mansions. This song cycle explores themes of love, sexuality, and bereavement in old age. In this world premie...

Tomorrow: March 2! Fracking, Earthquakes, and Public Science in Rural America! Come to the Second Floor Common Room in t...
03/01/2017
Events | Fracking, Earthquakes, and Public Science in Rural America | Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University

Tomorrow: March 2! Fracking, Earthquakes, and Public Science in Rural America! Come to the Second Floor Common Room in the Heyman Center at 12:15 pm!

Historian Conevery Bolton Valencius will introduce the layers of geology and social complexity that link energy production and earthquakes and discuss how the understanding of science and the denial of science are shaped by the rural environments of the American shale boom.

*Open exclusively to Columbia faculty, students, and invited guests
All others wishing to attend, please email [email protected]
describing your interest and requesting registration.
http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/events/fracking-earthquakes-and-public-science-in-rural-america/

The middle of the United States has shaken in recent years with unexpected earthquakes. The most recent large midcontinent quake, an M5.8 tremor centered in eastern Oklahoma, was felt from the Dakotas through Texas.

Tomorrow, February 23: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today. Come to the Second Floor Common Room...
02/22/2017
Events | The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today | Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University

Tomorrow, February 23: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today. Come to the Second Floor Common Room in the Heyman Center at 12:15 pm! Lunch will be served.
http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/events/the-attica-prison-uprising-of-1971-and-why-it-matters-today/

On September 9, 1971, almost 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions over four long days and nights. On Sept. 13, th...

Monday! Global Perspectives in Histories of Music Theory Conference! http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/events/an-even...
02/17/2017
Events | Global Perspectives in Histories of Music Theory | Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University

Monday! Global Perspectives in Histories of Music Theory Conference! http://societyoffellows.columbia.edu/events/an-evening-with-the-monochord-global-perspectives-in-music-math-and-history/

This conference brings together music scholars and historians of science to develop new insights into global histories of music theory. Together, our participants investigate convergences and divergences across time and place. With talks on subjects including tuning theories in ancient China and cou...

This Thursday, February 16: Tensions of Refuge: Revolt, Backlash and the Sanctuary Ideal in 19th Century America! This T...
02/10/2017

This Thursday, February 16: Tensions of Refuge: Revolt, Backlash and the Sanctuary Ideal in 19th Century America! This Thursday Lecture Series talk explores a crisis in the sanctuary ideal as a fundamental approach to US immigration policy and the United States’ role in the world. Come to the Second Floor Common Room in the Heyman Center at 12:15 pm! Lunch will be served.

Next Monday, February 20: An Evening with the Monochord: Global Perspectives in Music, Math, and History! This evening e...
02/10/2017

Next Monday, February 20: An Evening with the Monochord: Global Perspectives in Music, Math, and History! This evening excavates the history of the monochord in a global perspective by drawing together concerns in measurement, classification, and craft across East Asia and Europe. Join music theorists Guangming Li, Joon Park, and David Cohen to examine how early philosophers used the monochord to address musical and mathematical problems from the sixth century BCE to the fifteenth century. Come to Second Floor Common Room in the Heyman Center at 6:15 pm!

Thursday! Celebrate recent work by Liza Knapp and Irina Reyfman! Come to the Second Floor Common Room at the Heyman Cent...
02/07/2017

Thursday! Celebrate recent work by Liza Knapp and Irina Reyfman! Come to the Second Floor Common Room at the Heyman Center at 6:15pm!

Tomorrow! Celebrate recent work by Souleymane Bachir Diagne! Come to Maison Française, Buell Hall East Gallery at 6:15pm...
02/07/2017

Tomorrow! Celebrate recent work by Souleymane Bachir Diagne! Come to Maison Française, Buell Hall East Gallery at 6:15pm!

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