Tuesday, April 10
SHOOT 4 CHANGE (S4C) CONFERENCE
A celebration of the establishment of the Shoot 4 Change (S4C) New York chapter of the international humanitarian reportage collective, this one-day conference brings together photographers, storytellers, and visionaries committed to raising public awareness and social engagement through the visual media. Sessions will examine photojournalism past and present, and how modern “docujournalists” are using social media to reach audiences in innovative ways that transcend the barriers presented by established media. Also addressed will be a major theme of Shoot 4 Change NY storytelling – namely the refugee and immigrant crises, both domestic and international. Related sessions include how one international NGO has used 360o immersive video to help Italian school children become “connected” to the realities of the refugee crisis, and another that will bring Holocaust survivors face to face with modern-day immigrants to find commonalities of experience that transcend the time between them. Join Antonio Amendola, founder of S4C, and fellow S4C members as we commemorate the resilient spirit of photographers determined to make a difference in the world, one click at a time.
Tuesday, April 17
U.S. FEDERAL POLICY IN THE SUBURBS SYMPOSIUM
For decades, the suburbs have determined the political fortunes of parties and candidates at the state and federal levels. Growing class and racial/ethnic diversity in these suburban battlegrounds is increasingly changing our understandings of the “swing voter” and partisanship. This one-day event will consider the suburban vote in 2016 and 2017, exploring how the suburbs are faring after the first year of the Trump presidency. Are the recent class divides among suburban voters likely to be transient, or do they herald a more enduring realignment? Will “suburban strategies” vary by region? How are majority-minority and new immigrant suburbs positioned within this political landscape?
Wednesday, April 25
HOFSTRA’S DIGITAL RESEARCH CENTER presents
Third Annual Digital Research Exchange (DREx) Symposium
- 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Working Spaces as Learning Spaces: Experiential Pedagogy in Digital Humanities
Julia Flanders is professor of the practice in English, and director of the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University Library will give the keynote address. She has served as chair of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Consortium and as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. She has taught a wide range of workshops and courses in digital humanities, and has consulted on numerous digital humanities projects. She directs the Women Writers Project, edits the online journal Digital Humanities Quarterly, and is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. She is currently co-editing a book on data modeling in digital humanities.
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
- 2-4 p.m.
Following the keynote address, there will be a panel discussion moderated by John Bryant, professor emeritus, Hofstra University. Panelists include Alison Booth and Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia; Wyn Kelley and Kurt Fendt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Ethna Lay and Adam Sills, Hofstra University.
Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
For more information and to register, please visit DREx 2018: Digital Education.
POSTPONED - Date to be announced.
In March 2017 the most historically accurate re-creation in North America of Shakespeare's Globe stage made its debut not on Broadway or in Los Angeles or La Jolla, but at Hofstra University. While much of the campus was preparing for the start of the spring 2017 semester, construction on a historic Hofstra Globe stage and rehearsals for its first production – Hamlet – were underway at the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse and at Emily Lowe Hall. The Hofstra Globe stage is a working laboratory for students, faculty, and guest artists. Hofstra's Associate Professor of Drama David Henderson, the director of this project, is the only college professor and set designer to have spent considerable time abroad, consulting with the archivists and design staff of Shakespeare's Globe in London. In spring 2018 the Globe will be erected again for the University's 69th Annual Shakespeare Festival, and an academic symposium has been planned to explore and discuss the Globe and what we have learned over the past 70 years.
Thursday-Sunday, October 12-15, 2017
2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEER TUTORING IN WRITING
The Hofstra University Writing Center is pleased to host NCPTW 2017, 2017 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.
Our invitation to focus on "reaching out" considers the various ways Writing Centers connect with stakeholders on our campuses, in cyberspace, and through research. Our Centers reach out to students we support, tutors we recruit, and faculty and administrators we wish to persuade. The extended theme of "Revising Writing Center Spaces and Identities" further seeks to generate inquiry, conversation, and debate about defining the spaces in which we practice. Our Centers value and revalue the literacies of both tutors and those who visit our spaces, allowing us to consider the reciprocal relationships between the identities of our Centers, our tutors, and the writers we support. Tutor-researchers are at the center of this work, recursively revising their Centers' practices and pedagogy, through the creation of "new knowledge about writing and about tutor research" (Fitzgerald and Ianetta v). #NCPTW2017
The keynote speakers for this conference will be Lauren Fitzgerald and Melissa Ianetta, authors of The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research.
Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, 2017
The symposium is an exceptional opportunity to bring together diverse perspectives and methodologies that are concerned with revealing and describing the intricacies and contradictions of contemporary identity discourses. An underlying methodological diversity is considered a prime requirement for addressing these complexities and contradictions, as ours is a time of increasing misapprehension among identity groups. Researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines will examine how identity is shaped, articulated and fostered in language, literature, religion, history, the arts, film, sociology, etc. The symposium also invites contributions that examine the role of immigration in forging and transforming contemporary identities.
Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology
Alfonso J. García Osuna, PhD and Sabine Loucif, PhD
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Wednesday, November 1
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library building was dedicated in 1967 and is an award-winning example of the brutalist style architecture. Our celebration of the library’s 50th anniversary will set the building in its historical, social and cultural context – generating understanding and appreciation for this iconic but challenging structure. #BrutalLibrary
Peter Chadwick will deliver the keynote lecture and serve as scholar-in-residence for the symposium. He is a London-based art director and graphic designer. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art, then worked at Creation Records, where he designed for chart-topping bands such as Primal Scream and Spiritualized. After setting up his own studio in 1996, Chadwick masterminded campaigns for major artists, including Groove Armada, Fatboy Slim, Cream and Hed Kandi. He runs the popular This Brutal House Twitter account (@BrutalHouse) and is a champion of brutalist architecture the world over. His recent book This Brutal World (Phaidon, 2016) has been described as “a beautifully curated visual manifesto” for brutalism.
Wednesday-Saturday, November 1-4
2017 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Convention: Satire and the City: Political Cartoon & Satire Festival
Join the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists for its 2017 convention – “Satire Fest” – where panel discussions include MAD cartoonists; New Yorker cartoonists; political satire in the Trump era; women who illustrate; the 30th anniversary of the First Amendment SCOTUS decision in Hustler v Falwell; free speech and safe spaces; visiting Middle Eastern and Northern African cartoonists' presentation; the future of political comics with Wiley Miller, creator of the strip Non Sequitur; andan interactive presentation on political cartooning by Kal, acclaimed cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun.
Select events free to Hofstra students, faculty and staff with current HofstraCard.
For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit editorialcartoonists.com.