[GeoHumanities SIG] 04/11 Urban Humanities at NYU Humanities Initiative

Robby D Koehler rdk252 at nyu.edu
Mon Mar 31 16:53:57 CEST 2014

Hi All,

For those of you in the New York City area and interested in what kinds of
institutional efforts are underway in the geohumanities and related fields!



NewYorkScapes, an NYU Humanities Initiative working group, is proud to
announce its inaugural event:

Urban Humanities: A Symposium on research development, digital archives,
and documentary practices
Friday, April 11, 2014 Humanities Initiative, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
Please RSVP through the Humanities

3:00-4:45 Digital Archives and Public Humanities
Chair: Peter Wosh, Director, Program in Archives and Public History, New
York University
Anne Karle-Zenith, Digital Services Manager for the Metropolitan New York
Library Council
Lacy Schutz, Director of Collections at the Museum of the City of New York
Donald Mennerich, Digital Archivist at New York University
Respondent: Jane McNamara, New York Council on the Humanities

5:00-6:15 pm 'We won't venture an opinion on the furniture': Whatever
happened to 'the queen of the homosexuals'? with Choire Sicha

Choire Sicha is nonfiction writer and editor in New York. In 2013,
HarperCollins published his first book, *Very Recent History*, a nonfiction
biography of a group of young people in New York City in 2009 disguised as
a history of New York City, or vice versa. He is a two-time editor of
Gawker, and cofounder of The Awl, a five-year-old online culture magazine.
He is a thesis advisor at Columbia University's Graduate School of

Reception to follow.

Please RSVP through the Humanities
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