11/22 – launch of Lost & Found Series VIII archival publications

Join The Center for the Humanities for the launch of Lost & Found Series VIII archival publications, as CUNY graduate student and faculty editors will share their experiences in the archive researching Diane di PrimaPedro PietriMuriel Rukeyser, Mary Norbert Korte, and Julio Cortázar. We will also be launching the first two Lost & Found Now and Then publications dedicated to Cecil Taylor. Fri, Nov 22, 2019, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The Skylight Room (9100) This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP. (more…)

3/5 – save the date: Guy Beiner on Is it Possible to Write a History of Forgetting?

Guy Beiner is professor of modern history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and is currently the Burns Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College. His publications on remembering and forgetting in modern Ireland include Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (University of Wisconsin Press) and Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster (Oxford University Press).​ Is it Possible to Write a History of Forgetting? While memory studies regularly acknowledge the significance of forgetting, the pursuit of the historical study of forgetting poses conceptual and methodological problems. In suggesting directions to address this challenge, the talk will introduce a concept of ‘social forgetting’ that pivots on tensions between silences in the public sphere and the persistence of obscured recollections in more private and local arenas. It will demonstrate how vestiges of social forgetting can be uncovered and charted over time through the examination of the less-conventional sources of ‘vernacular historiography’. The arguments will be clarified with reference to an in-depth case study of repeated attempts by communities in Northern Ireland to surpress, for over two centuries, memories of troublesome events in the past that do not sit well with present-day identity politics. March 5th at 6:30 pm Skylight Room (9th floor) Please RSVP to history@gc.cuny.edu
Co-Sponsored by  the M.A. Program in Biography and Memoir,  the PhD Program in History,and the Irish Studies Program  at Queens College

10/21 – Janice P. Nimura on “Sisters Doctors: Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell”


The Center for the Study of Women and Society and Women Writing Women's Lives present
the 2019 Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress lecture
    Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Room 9204/9205, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th St.) Janice P. Nimura will speak on her dual biography (forthcoming from W. W. Norton 2021) on the groundbreaking sisters doctors Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell who, in 1857 founded The Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children on New York City’s Bleecker Street. It was the first hospital staffed entirely by women. For more information and to RSVP: http://bit.ly/janicenimura2019 (more…)

10/16 – Motherhood and the #MeToo Moment

  The Futures Initiative and the Office of the Dean for Master’s Programs present Motherhood and the #MeToo Moment. The first in the series of talks organized in conjunction with the “Mothers in Law” seminar co-taught by Profs. Julie Suk and Sara McDougall, it will feature the curator Nikki Columbus in conversation with Fordham historian Kirsten Swinth. Wednesday, October 16, 12:00PM to 1:30PM in C415A. (more…)

10/15 – From Library to the Front Page: Pitching and Placing Your Work

Have a killer concept based on your doctoral research and want to share it to a wider audience? Academics are increasingly writing for a variety of media outlets. But how, exactly do you get your work published in the non-academic press? Join us as we talk about what makes for a good story, how to find a place to publish your work, identifying who to send your story proposal to, what makes a good story pitch, what the process is like (from preliminary research to pitching and editorial review), and tips from the front lines of how to build your portfolio.

 Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is a historian, journalist, and consultant working at the intersection of global sport and diplomacy. Author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France (2013) and Basketball Empire: A Hidden Story of the NBA’s Globalization (in process), she has written for The Athletic, CNN International, ESPN, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and others. Krasnoff is a Research Associate with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London. She holds a PhD in History from The Graduate Center (City University of New York), MA in Journalism and French Studies (NYU), and BA in International Affairs (The George Washington University).

15 October, 4-6pm, Rm 3317 (light refreshments will be served)   Sponsored by the PublicsLab

If you have come to one of our recent events on public writing (or even if you haven't), this workshop is a great way to figure out your next steps!