2021-22 Events

Fellows Fall Workshop

Wednesday, October 20

Friday, October 22

Professionalization workshop: Freelance Writing

Tuesday, October 26, 4:30 p.m.
Guerlac Room, A.D. White House

Oumar Ba
Editor for Africa is a Country. Oumar's writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, and Al Jazeera. He is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Government at Cornell.

Charles Petersen
Senior Editor at n+1 magazine. Charles worked as a book review editor for a national newspaper and as the assistant to the editor in chief at the New York Review of Books. In addition to n+1 and the New York Review, he has written for Bookforum, The Nation, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco ChronicleArt in America, and the New Yorker. He received his PhD in American studies at Harvard in 2020 and he is currently a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the history department at Cornell.

Anna Shechtman
Senior Humanities Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB). In addition to LARB, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in ArtForum, newyorker.comThe New Inquiry, and Slate. She writes crossword puzzles for the New York Times and The New Yorker and is currently working on a trade book about crosswords and gender. She is a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Literatures in English and will be joining that department as an assistant professor in 2024.

"Writing Beyond the Academy"


Rural Humanities: Public Humanities Methodologies Workshop

Thursday, November 18, 4:45 p.m.
Virtual Event

Ethan Dickerman
M.A. student at the Cornell Institute for Archaeology & Material Studies focusing on historical archaeology in the American northeast.

"Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project, Reseeing the Past through Digital Maps and Historic Demography: a Rural Humanities webinar on public humanities methodology"

The Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project (TCRBR Project) brings together 19th-century census data, maps, city directories, photographs, and other documents to create digital maps on a public website for users to learn more about local history. In this workshop Ethan will talk about the project’s background, the methods used to build the maps, how they are useful [and for whom], how it is being brought to the community, and where the project might go in the future.

View: "Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project"


Invitational Lecture: Derrick Spires

Wednesday, December 01, 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Derrick Spires
Associate Professor of Literatures in English, Cornell University

"Defining Democracy: How Black Print Culture Shaped America, Then and Now"

Join Cornell University literary historian and author Derrick Spires in this webcast as he challenges the assumption that there was little or no Black print culture in 19th-century America before the Civil War. Using material from Cornell’s own Rare and Manuscript Collections, including the Samuel J. May collection, Dr. Spires explores the oft-neglected written record of African American intellectual history, New York state activism, and Black material culture. By highlighting these rare print materials, Dr. Spires demonstrates the vibrancy and centrality of Black print culture — and its importance to understanding citizenship and democracy in America’s 19th century as well as its 21st.

View: 2021-22 Annual Invitational Lecture

Professionalization Workshop: Academic Publishing

Tuesday, December 07, 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Martyn Beeny
Marketing and Sales Director at Cornell University Press

Bethany Wasik
Acquisitions Editor at Cornell University Press

"Thinking of a Career in Academic Publishing?"

Moderated by Durba Ghosh

View: "Thinking of a Career in Academic Publishing?"