Events and Holidays

12/07/2017 – 12/07/2017

PRESENT PAST: TIME, MEMORY, AND THE NEGOTIATION OF HISTORICAL JUSTICE

The University Seminar on History, Redress, and Reconciliation

In considering the politics and policies of commemorating the past, this conference probes how public discourses about memory change over time. How has the passage of time changed the way memories of historical violence, atrocity and genocide are represented in the public sphere? In what ways do political, social and cultural forces influence, appropriate, or stifle these memories in different ways as the original event recedes into the more distant past? Related topics include the globalization of memory, and with it the increasing popularity of commemorative memorial practices. The proliferation of museums and memorials, the increase in confessional or memorial literature, and the surge of memory laws against Holocaust and genocide denial are some examples of the historical, cultural and legal phenomena that speak to questions of how individuals and communities remember. These modes of ‘making the past present’ speak not only to the passage of time and the forces of multidirectional memory, but also to the ways in which communities understand issues of justice and accountability, memory and amnesia, prevention and the culture of ‘never again’.

READ MORE

Start: 12/07/2017
End: 12/07/2017
Venue: IAB
Address:
420 W. 118th Street, New York

12/06/2017

Mid-Day Music

MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

PRESENTS

MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA

All Events are on Wednesdays at 1PM unless otherwise noted


December 6, Danny Kim, Hannah Ko, James Yang, piano trio


Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the rendition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memory lives on at Faculty House.  Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University’s Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.

FULL LISTING

Start: 12/06/2017 1:00 pm
End: 12/06/2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Address:
64 Morningside Drive

11/30/2017

HIV/AIDS in Narrative Memory Symposium

Led by advocates, clinicians, writers, artists, and poets active during the peak of the HIV/
AIDS crisis to today, we invite you to join our conversation about how we remember and
story the beginning of the epidemic to almost three decades later.

SPEAKERS

Susan Ball is a physician who has taken care of people with HIV/AIDS since 1992,
and whose book about her experience during the epidemic, Voices in the Band: A
doctor, her patients, and how AIDS care changed from doomed to hopeful, was
published in 2015.

Michael Broder is a poet living with HIV/AIDS. His recent book, This Life Now, was
a 2015 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.
Edgar Rivera Colón is a medical anthropologist who teaches in the Narrative
Medicine program at Columbia, and who trains HIV/AIDS activists in communitybased
research methods.

MK Czerwiec aka “comic nurse,” is a nurse and graphic artist, 2016, Taking Turns:
Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 is a graphic memoir of her experience as an
HIV/AIDS nurse during the 1990’s in Chicago.

Deloris Dockrey, Clinic Director for Hyacinth Health and Wellness Center, Hyacinth
AIDS Foundation in Newark, is a long time HIV advocate and a person living with
HIV.

Marcelo Maia is photographer living with HIV/AIDS . He is from Brazil and moved
to NYC in 1989 to study photography at the International Center of Photography.
His first photography book, Prometheus, was published in 1996 and he is working
on his second book, Eros.

Robert E. Penn, Jr. is a writer/producer and long-time activist for Black and gay
communities, who has lived with HIV/AIDS since 1982.

Drinks and Refreshments Will Be Served

Start: 11/30/2017 4:00 pm
End: 11/30/2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Faculty House
Address:
64 Morningside Drive

11/29/2017

Mid-Day Music

MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

PRESENTS

MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA

All Events are on Wednesdays at 1PM unless otherwise noted


November 29, Serina Chang, Jason Shu, Elena Ariza, piano trio


Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the rendition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memory lives on at Faculty House.  Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University’s Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.

FULL LISTING

Start: 11/29/2017 1:00 pm
End: 11/29/2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Address:
64 Morningside Drive

11/15/2017

Mid-Day Music

MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

PRESENTS

MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA

All Events are on Wednesdays at 1PM unless otherwise noted


November 15, Annie Nikunen, flute


Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the rendition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memory lives on at Faculty House.  Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University’s Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.

FULL LISTING

Start: 11/15/2017 1:00 pm
End: 11/15/2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Address:
64 Morningside Drive

11/08/2017

Mid-Day Music

MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

PRESENTS

MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA

All Events are on Wednesdays at 1PM unless otherwise noted


November 8, Lucia Ticho, cello


Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the rendition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memory lives on at Faculty House.  Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University’s Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.

FULL LISTING

Start: 11/08/2017 1:00 pm
End: 11/08/2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Address:
64 Morningside Drive

11/02/2017 – 11/02/2017

Two Revolutions and Beyond

University Seminar on Slavic History and Culture

 

The Bakhmeteff Archive and the Columbia University Slavic Department will hold an international conference, Two Revolutions and Beyond, on November 2-4, 2017.  The conference is both intended to open a broad discussion on the global influence of the two Russian Revolutions (February and October 1917) and to initiate a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the two revolutions.  Organized by Tanya Chebotarev, Curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture of Columbia University, and Irina Reyfman, Professor of Russian Literature in the Columbia University Department of Slavic Languages and chair of the Bakhmeteff Faculty Committee, and sponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and The University Seminars, the conference will bring together literary scholars, historians, librarians, archivists, and members of the general public to discuss the written and printed legacy of the epoch that followed those historic events.

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  The exhibition and the conference have similar goals. The exhibition will celebrate the role and importance of Russian émigré collections in the United States, documenting their role in preserving records of the past, making them available for scholarship, and exploring their importance in area studies programs in American universities.  The conference will provide a forum for discussing scholarly achievements in the field of Russian studies and stimulate dialogues across institutional, national, and disciplinary boundaries.

FULL PROGRAM

Start: 11/02/2017
End: 11/02/2017
Venue: Butler Library
Address:
Room 203, Ground Floor

11/01/2017

Mid-Day Music

MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

PRESENTS

MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA

All Events are on Wednesdays at 1PM unless otherwise noted


November 1, Cindy Liu, piano


Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the rendition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memory lives on at Faculty House.  Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University’s Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.

FULL LISTING

Start: 11/01/2017 1:00 pm
End: 11/01/2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Address:
64 Morningside Drive

10/27/2017 – 10/27/2017

CELEBRATING NEW DEAL NEW YORK CITY: PROMOTING A GENDER & RACE INCLUSIVE JOB GUARANTE 2017

The Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity

 

The Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity, along with the New School for Social Research, the National Jobs for All Coalition are the principal sponsors of a Public Meeting with a dual purpose. It is an occasion to celebrate the publication this Spring of a Map and Guide to New Deal Public Works and Art, New York City that shows that many of the iconic sites that we associate with the City are the results of the famous New Deal work programs that both put jobless men and women back to work and greatly enhanced the nation’s physical, environmental and cultural resources–indeed “changed the face of the nation.” The second purpose is to advocate a New, New Deal that would “Build Great Things Again” both in New York City and the nation—restore and rebuild our deficient physical, environmental, and human service resources. The program includes a slide presentation by Gray Brechin, founder of the University of CA-Berkeley research project, Living New Deal. that published the Map and Guide and has mapped 13,000 New Deal sites across the Nation; an exploration of a Federal and a New York City Job Guarantee by a panel of distinguished economists who have led current scholarly work on full employment policy; a U.S. Representative who has sponsored or co-sponsored job creation legislation; and the New York City Public Advocate (Invited) whose office is exploring legislation for a New York City Job Guarantee. Honorary chair of the celebration is Professor Franklin D. Roosevelt, III, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Sara Lawrence College and associate of the Seminar on Full Employment.

See event program for more details.

RSVP

FULL PROGRAM

Start: 10/27/2017 8:00 am
End: 10/27/2017 8:00 am
Venue: Multuple Venues

10/27/2017 – 10/27/2017

Memory Laws: Criminalizing Historical Narrative 

The University Seminar on History, Redress, and Reconciliation
Since the 1980s, interest in politically and legally shaping public memory regarding the Holocaust and other crimes perpetrated during the Second World War has been evident in a wide variety of arenas, from memorial museums to monuments, from war crimes trials to official commissions. The goal of these mechanisms has been to promote new, often sectarian, narratives of the historical record on an array of disputed topics, and to recall, redress and acknowledge past atrocities. This political engagement with the “duty to remember,” and the question of historical memory and identity politics, now extends well beyond the Holocaust, and has become a contentious subject in many countries. One manifestation of the trend has been the increasing demand for the right to truth, especially in transitional justice, which is purportedly a precondition to conflict resolution and policies of redress. At the same time, however, there is an increased recognition of the propensity for conflicting narratives about the past, particularly instrumentalized narratives about group identity and violent pasts, to escalate hostilities among nations, ethnicities and/or religions. These hostilities, anchored as they are in the collective memory and history of conflict, have become subject to extensive legislation, with the criminalization of statements about history and violent pasts becoming more commonplace. Nestled between freedom of expression and denialism, between hate speech and aggressive nationalism, narrating history is thus the target of increased political manipulation. As such, the legislation of historical narrative carries numerous theoretical and moral predicaments, and thus has important implications. In certain circumstances, memory laws safeguard truth, honor victims, and ensure that the memory of crimes is not erased; and yet on other occasions they buttress authoritarianism and undercut freedom of expression. This workshop will explore narratives that engage the memory of past violence in contemporary policies and the politics surrounding the legislation of historical memory. The workshop will take a comparative perspective and will engage cases of genocide, mass atrocity, colonialism and transitions to democracy. Given the central role that the Holocaust and other mass atrocities have played with regard to human rights concepts today, the memory laws that address these topics similarly raise important questions about the theory and practice of human rights, as well as about the role of history in conflict resolution. Finally, the workshop will pay particular attention to censorship and punitive measures that aim to constrain counter-narratives to established national identities and to freedom of expression.
Start: 10/27/2017
End: 10/27/2017
Venue: IAB, Room 1219
Address:
420 W. 118th Street, New York, United States