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Fall 2018 Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule]


Annual Culler Lecture in Critical Theory  [poster / video]

Nahum Chandler, Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies, UC Irvine
Paraontology: Or, Notes on the Practical Theoretical Politics of Thought

Central New York Humanities Corridor Lecture [poster / video]

Dimitris Varadoulakis, Deputy chair of Philosophy at Western Sydney University
Authority and Utility in Spinoza: From Epicureanism to Neoliberalism

Invited Society Scholar Lecture  [poster]

Bonnie Honig, Invited Society Scholar, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor in Political Science and Modern Culture & Media at Brown University
Bartleby or the Bacchae? Toward a Feminist Politics of Refusal

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Jennifer Carlson, 2018-2019 Sustainability Fellow; CENHS Visiting Scholar in the Energy Humanities, Rice University
Denial's Authority: Anti-Environmentalism and the Aesthetics of Negaticity in Contemporary Climate Politics

Annual Digital Humanities Lecture  [poster]

Rachel Sagner Buurma, Associate Professor of English, co-director of the Aydelotte Foundation at Swarthmore College
What Was Distant Reading?

Annual Future of the Humanities Lecture [poster / video]

Christopher Newfield, Professor of English and American Studies, UC Santa Barbara
What the Humanities Are For: Two Responses to Vulnerability

Invited Society Scholar Lecture [poster]

Holly Hughes, Professor of Theatre & Drama, University of Michigan
A Sapphic Sampler Platter

Invited Society Scholar Lecture [poster]

Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies, Duke University
The Art of Convergent Comparison—China and India in Modern Times

Spring 2019 Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule]


Annual Invitationl Lecture [poster]

Amy Villarejo, Professor of Performance & Media Studies, Cornell University
Very British TV

Humanities Scholars Program Inaugural Spring Undergraduate Conference [poster]




Public Lecture  [poster / video]

Patrick Keilty, Assistant Professor of Information, University of Toronto
Strategic Desire

Community Read  [poster]

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Panel discussion with Mabel Berezin, Professor, Department of Sociology; Jonathan Boyarin, Director, Jewish Studies Program; Kevin Gaines, Chair, Africana Studies & Research Center; and Aziz Rana, Professor, Cornell Law School 

Media Studies Event  [poster]

The World According to Sound
with radio producers Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett

Fall 2017 Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]


Kamari Clarke, Invited Society Scholar; Professor of Global & International Studies, Law & Legal Studies, and Anthropology, Carleton University
Corruptions of Justice or Celebrity Neo-Justice?: The #BringBackOurGirls Campaign & the Affective Turn to Hashtag Activism

Annual Culler Lecture in Critical Theory  [poster / video]

Stefanos Geroulanos, Associate Professor of European Intellectual History, New York University
A Deconstruction of Transparency

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule]


with keynote lecture by Christopher Newfield, Invited Society Scholar; Professor of Literature & American Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara
Corruption & the U.S. University Today

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Rahul Mukherjee, 2017-18 Society for the Humanities/Atkinson Center Sustainability Fellow; Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television & New Media Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Mediating Radiant Energies: Proximate Exposures and Cultures of Regulation

Invited Society Scholar Lecture  [poster / video]

Fred Moten, Invited Society Scholar; Professor of English, University of California-Riverside
The Gift of Corruption

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster / video]

Jason Frank, Robert J. Katz Chair of Government, Cornell University
The People as Popular Manifestation



Public Lecture  [poster]

Eric Hayot, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies & Director of the Center for Humanities and Information, Pennsylvania State University
What Happens to Literature if People are Artworks?

Fall 2016 Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]

Performing Skin

  • Cristina Malcolmson, Senior Scholar in Residence; Professor Emerita of English, Bates College
    ‘The Fairest Lady’: Gender and Race in William Byrd’s ‘Account of a Negro-Boy that is dappel’d in several Places of his Body with White Spots’ (1697)
  • Debjani Ganguly, Professor of English and Director, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, University of Virginia
    The Skin of the World: Allegories of Global Terror
  • Irene Tucker, Professor of English, University of California, Irvine
    Seeing Skin: Before Racial Construction
  • a choreographic performance by The Low Mountain Top Collective
    Heurisko: a play about found things

Annual Culler Lecture in Critical Theory  [postervideo]

Ranjana Khanna, Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program, Duke University
On Speculation

Annual Invitational Lecture  [postervideo]

Tracy McNulty, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Untreatable: The Freudian Act and its Legacy

Senior Invited Fellow  [poster]

Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, Harvard University
The Ambiguity of the Surface

Annual Future of the Humanities Lecture  [postervideo]

Earl Lewis, President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
When the Past is Not the Past: Slavery and the American Psyche

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule / video]

Skin Practice

with plenary lecture by Mary Flanagan, Senior Invited Fellow; Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, Dartmouth College
Othering Algorithms

Series on the Future of Publishing  [poster]

  • Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
  • Dean J. Smith, Director, Cornell University Press
  • Timothy Murray, Taylor Family Director, Society for the Humanities

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Gloria Chan-Sook Kim, 2016-2017 David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sightlines and Flightlines: Visualizing Uncertainty and Anticipating Avian Flu Pandemics



Korean Arts and Culture  [poster]

Youngmin Kim, Director, Institute for Trans Media and World Literatures, Dongguk University
Travelling Poetry, Travelling Theory, and the Humanities

Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Associate Professor, British & American Cultural Studies, Kyung Hee University
Humanities and Plastic Surgery: The Logic of Human Capital in South Korea

Fall 2015 Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]

Time, on the Critical Edge

  • Sara Guyer, Director, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Anthropomorphism, Anthropocene
  • Tejumola Olaniyan, Senior Invited Fellow; Louise Durham Mead Professor of English and African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Enchantings: Modernity and The Time of the State in Africa
  • Skawennati, Partnership Coordinator, Initiative for Indigenous Futures; Co-Director, Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
    Past, Present and Future in TimeTraveller™
  • Premesh Lalu, Director, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape
    The Trojan Horse and the Becoming Technical of the Human

Inaugural Culler Lecture in Critical Theory  [poster]

Jonathan Culler, Class of 1916 Professor of English, Cornell University
Literary Theory Today

Public Workshop  [poster]

Yang Geng, Assistant Professor of Media Arts, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
The time phenomenon of Chinese Zen and early video art in China

Digital Humanities Lecture Series  [poster]

Sharon Daniel, Professor of Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
On Politics and Aesthetics

Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities  [poster]

Keller Easterling, Professor of Architecture, Yale University

Senior Invited Fellow  [poster / video]

Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Toxic Sovereignties in Geontopower 

Annual Future of the Humanities Lecture  [poster / video]

William D. Adams, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
The Common Good and NEH at 50

Public Lecture  [poster]

Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor, English and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought, University of Victoria
Prototyping Absence, Remaking Old Media

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster / video]

Gerard Aching, Director, Africana Studies & Research Center and Professor of Africana and Romance Studies, Cornell University
'Oh my body, always make me a man who questions': The Apostrophized Black Body in Fanon and Coates

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Craig Campbell, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University; Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Industrialism & the Time of Catastrophe (a Lesson in the Anthropocene)

Exhibition Workshop  [poster with full schedule / video]

Signal to Code: 50 Years of Media Art in the Rose Goldsen Archive

  • Paul Vanouse, Director, MFA Program, University of Buffalo, Matter As Media
  • Anne-Marie Duguet, Director, Anarchives, University of Paris 1, Anarchives

Series on the Future of Publishing  [poster]

Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director, Duke University Press; Director, Intellectual Publics Program, the Graduate Center CUNY
Smart Publishing in a Time of Media Transformation

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule / video]

Thinking Time

with plenary lecture by Cathy Davidson, Director, Futures Initiative, Graduate Center, City University of New York; Co-Founder, HASTAC
Time and the Modern University

Public Lecture  [poster]

Saba Mahmood, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Religious Different, Sovereignty, and Civil Rights

Public Lecture [poster]

Kélina Gotman, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of English, King’s College London
Translatio: Movement, Migration, Dance

Public Event  [poster]

Well I want it in writing, the smallest event and the secretest agency
a theory-fiction music show by Steve Potter

Public Humanities Colloquium  [poster]

  • Abram Coetsee, English
    Ephemeral Legibility: Public Archives from the Whitewashed Heritage of NYC Graffiti Writers
  • Honey Crawford, Performing & Media Arts
    Spectacular Labor in Action: New York City’s Domestic Workers United
  • Alana Staiti, Science & Technology Studies, and Lauren van Haaften-Schick, History of Art & Visual Studies
    The Experimental Television Center: Processing a History



Annual Future of the Humanities Lecture  [poster / video]

Philip E. Lewis, Vice President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Paradigms for the Public Humanities?

Artist Talk  [poster]

Xu Bing, Artist; Vice President, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Xu Bing: Recent Works

Fall 2014 Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]

Sensational Humanities

with plenary lecture by Lauren Berlant, Senior Invited Fellow; George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago
Living in Ellipsis: Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life

Digital Humanities Lecture Series  [poster]

Hoyt Long, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Literary Pattern Recognition: A Machine Reading of Modernist Form

Public Workshop  [poster]

Youngmin Kim, Director, Institute for Transnational Media and World Literature, Dongguk University, Seoul
Transnationalism and the Humanities

Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

Asian Contemporary and New Media Art in the Rose Golden Archive
Timothy Murray and Madeleine Casad, Rose Goldsen Archive Curators
Youngmin Kim, Director, Institute for Transnational Media and World Literature, Dongguk University, Seoul

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster / video]

Durba Ghosh, Department of History, Cornell University
Gandhi and the Terrorists: The Politics of Violence and Anticolonial Protest

Public Lecture  [poster]

Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished University Professor and Director, Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University
Posthuman Humanities

Conference  [poster with full schedule]

Affect and Politics

with Susanna Siegel, Senior Invited Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
Feeling and Believing

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Dana Luciano, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of English, Georgetown University
Romancing the Trace: Edward Hitchcock’s Speculative Ichnology

Public Lecture  [poster]

Katie Walter, Co-director, Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, University of Sussex
Images, the (Absent) Friend and the Sense of Touch

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule / video]

Critical Sensations

with presentations by the 2014-15 Sensation Fellows

Public Humanities Colloquium  [poster]

  • Emily Hong, Anthropology
    The Making of Nobel, Nok, Dah: Refugee Subjectivity Through Sensory Ethnography & Feminist Oral History
  • Peregrine Gerard-Little, Archaeology
    Archaeology and the Two-Row Wampum: Public Engagement with 17th Century Human-Landscape Relations in Iroquoia
  • Christine Yao, English
    Collage and Collaboration: Remembering the 19th Century Through Public Humanities

Sustainability Colloquium  [poster]

  • Karlie Fox-Knudtsen, Anthropology
    Sustainable Futures? Epistemology and Mining Development in Rural Western Odisha
  • Sophie Hochhäusl, History of Architecture and Urban Development
    On Media and Methodology: Reconstructing Everyday Architecture and Landscapes in the Modern Siedlung
  • Monica Salas Landa, Anthropology
    Crude Toxicity: The workings of Failing Oil Infrastructure in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico



Senior Scholar in Residence  [poster]

Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
Plural Action

Conference  [poster / video]

Communist Currents

with Society Fellows Jodi Dean, Camille Robcis, Jordana Rosenberg, Anna Marie Smith, and Jason E. Smith

Senior Scholar in Residence  [poster]

Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
The Demos Undone: Neoliberalism, Democracy, Citizenship

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster / video]

Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters, Cornell University
The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Irus Braverman, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Wild Life The Nature of In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation

Public Lecture  [poster]

Youngmin Kim, Professor of Literature, Dongguk University, Seoul
Mobility of Humanities and the Ethics of Transnational Othering in Korea

Sustainability Colloquium  [poster]

  • Alexander Gordon, Anthropology
    Fortuitous Disasters: Pollution and Uncertainty in an Insurance Brokerage Firm on Wall Street
  • Catherine Kearns, Classics
    Fragmentary Landscapes and the Archaeology of Sustainability
  • Amy Lee Kohout, History
    Binoculars and Birdsong: Environmental History Outside the Archive
  • David Rojas, Anthropology
    Trading Pollution, Modeling Defacement: An Ethnography of Climate Policy Forums
  • Avery Slater, English
    The Psychogeography of Dust: Muriel Rukeyser and Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

Fellows' Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]

Occupation: A Critical Problematic for the Humanities

  • J. Kehaulani Kauanui, American Studies & Anthropology, Wesleyan University
    Indigeneity and the Politics of Occupation
  • Helga Tawil-Souri, Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University
    Digital Occupation
  • Fred Moten, English, University of California, Riverside
    Preoccupied Breathing

Public Humanities  [poster]

Thomas Balcerski, Department of History, Cornell University
Civil War at the Tredwells and Other Lessons Learned from the Public Humanities Front



Public Lecture  [poster]

Ink Painting Meets New Media: China Pavilion at 54th Venice Biennale
Pan Gongkai, President, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Peng Feng, Chair, Department of Art Theory, History, and Criticism at School of Arts, Peking University, Beijing

Annual Future of the Humanities Lecture  [poster]

David Marshall, Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara
Re: Enlightenment - Arguing for the Humanities

Fall 2012 Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]

Risk @ Humanities

  • Harvey Young, Theatre, Performance Studies, African American Studies, Northwestern University
    Whipping the Black Body: Corporal Punishment as Risk Mitigation
  • Jason Puskar, English, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Nella Larson's 'Hazardous Business': Passing the Promise of Risk Racialization
  • William Leiss, Senior Scholar in Residence; Emeritus, School of Policy Studies, Queens University; McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Embracing Risk Manipulating Chance: Will It All End Well?

Public Lecture  [poster]

Yan Wang, Professor of Foreign Literature, Research Institute, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Academia as the Political Arena: The Chinese New Leftists' Campaign for an Alternative Future

Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

Freud Museum, Archives, Contemporary Art
Carol Seigel, Director, Freud Museum, London
Renate Ferro, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Cornell University

Conference  [poster with full schedule]

Memory: Comparative Approaches to Culture

hosted by Society for the Humanities and Center for Comparative Humanities, East China Normal University

Public Lecture  [poster]

Patrick Duggan, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Drama, University of Exeter
Cathected Experience? Trauma, Performance, and Structures of Feeling

Sustainability Colloquium  [poster]

  • Virginia Kennedy, English
    Cultural Climate Change: Paradigm Shifts in a Warming World
  • Laura Martin, Natural Resources
    Coral, Competition, Cold War: Eugene and Howard Odums’s Ecological Research at Eniwetok Atoll
  • Daegan Miller, History
    Black and Green: African American Pioneers and Freedom's Ecology in the Adirondacks, 1846-1859

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster]

Bernadette Meyler, Professor of Law and English, Cornell University
Law/Literature/History: The Love Triangle

Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

David Leiber, Director, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York
Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore

Annual Lecture on Sustainable Futures  [poster]

Gaspar Mairal, Atkinson Center for a Sustianable Future Fellow, Society for the Humanities; Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Narratives of Nature and Culture: Tales of Bears in the Pyrenees

Senior Invited Fellow  [poster]

Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, Yale University
Risk, Normativity, and Valuation

Digital Humanities Lecture Series  [poster]

Neil Friastat, Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland
The Promise(s) of Digital Humanities

Series on the Future of Publishing  [poster]

  • Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English; Director of the Society for the Humanities; Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University
  • Peter J. Potter, Editor in Chief, Cornell University Press
  • Oya Rieger, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services, Cornell University Library

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster]

Beyond Risk: Temporality, Aesthetics, Politics

with plenary lecture by Ricardo Dominguez, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
Contenstational Design: The Aesthetics of Risk and the Risk of Aesthetics



Fall 2011 Conference  [poster with full schedule / video]

Sounding Cultures: From Performance to Politics

  • Emily Thompson, Senior Invited Fellow; History, Princeton University
    Sound and Fury: Projecting Change in the American Film Industry, 1926-1933
  • Keith Obadike, Integrated Media Art & Sound Design, William Paterson University, and Mendi Obadike, Media Studies, Pratt Institute
    African Metropole / Sonic City

Sustainability Forum  [poster]

Climate Change, Critical Thought, Design: A Forum

  • Jonathan Bean, Parsons the New School for Design
  • Clive Dilnot, Parsons the NEw School for Design
  • Michael Lamp, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Allan Stoekl, Pennsylvania State University
  • Cameron Tonkinwise, Parsons the New School for Design
  • Damian White, Rhode Island School of Design

Public Lecture  [poster]

Marjorie Garber, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Visual & Environmental Studies, Harvard University
After the Humanities

Senior Invited Fellow  [poster]

Brandon LaBelle, Professor, National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
You and Me and the Sounds in Between

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster / video]

Trevor Pinch, Faculty Fellow; Professor, Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University
The Sound of Economic Exchange: Listening to Sound Studies

Digital Humanities Lecture Series  [poster]

Articulating the Humanities to a Digital Age
Kevin Franklin, Executive Director, Intitute for Computing in  Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Simeone, Assistant Director, I-CHASS

Choreographic Performance  [poster]

Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time
a choreographic work by William Forsythe, performed by Brock LaBrenz

Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

Ranjana Khanna, Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies; Professor of English, Literature, and Women's Studies, Duke University
Touching, Unbelonging, and the Absence of Affect

Public Lecture  [poster]

Srinivas Aravamudan, Dean of Humanities; Professor English and Literature, Duke University
Whose Literary Geography?

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule]

Sound: Culture, Theory, Practice, Politics

with plenary lecture by Norie Neumark, Senior Invited Fellow; Director, Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University
Other Voices: Other Sounds 



Fall 2010 Conference  [poster]

Global Aesthetics: Intersecting Culture, Theory, Practice

  • Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
    Entanglement: Notes Toward Documenta (13)
  • Bruno Bosteels, Faculty Fellow; Romance Studies, Cornell University
    Global Aesthetics and its Discontents

Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

Alexander R. Galloway, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Are Some Things Unrepresentable?

Symposium  [poster]

Capital Poetics: Poetry and the Economic Turn

with presentations by 2010-2011 Global Aesthetics Fellows and others

Public Lecture  [poster]

Étienne Balibar, Professor Emeritus of Moral and Political Philosophy, Université de Paris X, Nanterre; Distinguished Professor of Humanities, University of California, Irvine
Civic Universalism and its Internal Exclusions

Conference  [poster]

Video Art: Practice, History, and Archive

with plenary lecture by Anne-Marie Duguet, University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne)
Anarchives: Project and Process

Annual Invitational Lecture [poster]

Roberto Sierra, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Composition, Department of Music, Cornell University
Robert Schumann and the Caribbean: analytical view and performance of Sch. for piano four hands by Roberto Seirra

Annual Future of the Humanities Lecture  [poster]

Pauline Yu, President, American Council of Learned Societies
The Future of the Humanities



Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

Kaja Silverman, Class of 1940 Professor of Rhetoric and Film, University of California, Berkeley
The Twilight of Posterity

Conference  [poster with full schedule]

Repetition with Change: The Intellectual Legacies of Dominick LaCapra

  • Scott Spector, University of Michigan
  • Suzanne Swart-Steinberg, Brown University
  • Camille Robcis, Cornell University
  • Ben Brower, University of Texas, Austin
  • Judith Surkis, Harvard University
  • Gary Wilder, CUNY
  • Jeremy Telman, Valparaiso University
  • Rebecca Sprang, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Jonathan Judaken, University of Memphis
  • Federico Finchelstein, The New School
  • Anna Parkinson, Northwestern University
  • Tracie Matysik, University of Texas, Austin
  • Samuel Moyon, Columbia University
  • Harold Mah, Queen's University
  • Ethan Kleinberg, Weslayan University

Conference  [poster with full schedule]

Spatialized Networks & Artistic Mobilizations

  • Teddy Cruz, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
    Adaptive Architecture
  • Keller Easterling, Society Fellow; Architecture, Yale University
  • Machiko Kusahara, Media Art, Waseda University, Japan
    Vanishing Borders: Media Arts, Design, and Popular Culture in Japan
  • Kevin Hamilton, New Media, Univeristy of Illinois
    From Legs to Fingers: Relational Mobilities at the Interface
  • Geert Lovink, New Media, University of Amsterdam
    Network Cultures
  • Paul Vanouse, Art, University of Buffalo
    Active Stimulation Feedback Platform

Screening & Talk  [poster]

Jian Yi, Yale World Fellow
New Socialist Climax

Digital Humanities Lecture Series  [poster]

Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities, Dartmouth College
Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities
Kent Kleinman, Dean of Art, Architecture & Planning, Cornell University

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster]

Brett de Bary, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Traveling, and Translating, the Distance: Tawada Yôko and the Thought of World Literature

Rose Goldsen Lecture Series  [poster]

Scott deLahunta, Research Fellow, Amsterdam Scool of the Arts
Choreographic Thinking Tools and Related Projects

Public Lecture  [poster]

Don Randel, President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
What About the Humanities?

Workshop  [poster with full schedule]

Critical Mobilities

  • Mark Franko, Dance and Theater Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz
    The Dancing Gaze Across Cultures: Kazuo Ohno's 'Admiring la Argentina'
  • Simon Biggs, CIRCLE, Edinburgh College of Art
    Authorship and Agency in Networked Environments
  • Brian Massumi, Communication Sciences, University of Montreal
    Thought Into Motion: The Energetics of Abstraction



40th Anniversary Workshop  [poster with full schedule]

From Earth Art to Eco Art

with plenary lecture by Dennis Oppenheim (Artist)
Land Art and the Earth Art Show

Series on the Future of Publishing  [poster]

Forum on Academic Publishing in the Humanities

  • Lindsay Waters, Harvard University Press
    Cognition in the Wild: Networks, Criticism, and Crisis
  • N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University
    Transforming the Humanities: Implications for Publishing
  • Joseph S. Meisel, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    University Presses Observed, 1929-1979
  • Donald J. Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Reconceptualizing Archives and Scholarly Editions
  • Milad Doueihi, University of Glasgow
    Digital Objecthood and Scholarly Publishing
  • John Guillory, New York University
    How Scholars Read

Senior Scholar in Residence  [poster]

Verena Andermatt Conley, Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages & Literatures, Harvard University
Spatial Fictions

Reading  [poster]

David Ferry, Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
reading from his poems and translations

Public Lecture  [poster]

Peter Caws, University Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Human Sciences, George Washington University
The Lekton and the Lifeworld

Annual Invitational Lecture  [poster]

Salah Hassan, Director, Africana Studies & Research Center; Goldwin Smith Professor of Africana Studies and History of Art, Cornell University
Contemporary "Islamic" Art and the Global War on Terror

Public Lecture [poster]

Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of Humanities; Founding Director, Syracuse University Humanities Center
Globalization and Bio-Politics: On the Double-Horizon of the Death of God

Senior Scholar in Residence [poster]

Marcus Rediker, History, University of Pittsburgh
Rethinking the Amistad Rebellion

Annual Fellows' Workshop  [poster with full schedule]

Water: A Workshop Across the Disciplines

with presentations by the 2008-09 Water Fellows and Senior Scholar in Residence Marcus Rediker