Upcoming Events

Carol Babiracki: Insecurity and Sustainability: A Cultural Ecology of Hereditary Performers

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Feb 19, 2019, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

341 Eggers Hall

For more information, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson, elbridge@syr.edu

Free and Open to All

Prof. Carol Babiracki will be speaking at the South Asia Center on Tuesday, Feb 19.

Through a case study of marginal, hereditary regional musicians (Ghasis) in east-central India, Professor Babiracki argues for approaching the sustainability of their fragile community through the lens of cultural ecology rather than heritage conservation.

Click here for more information about Carol Babiracki's presentation at the South Asia Center

Rock Biographers Anthony DeCurtis, David Yaffe Headline Syracuse Symposium Feb. 19

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Feb 19, 2019, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

For more information, call the Humanities Center in A&S at 315.443.7192 or visit humcenter.syr.edu.

Free and Open to the Public

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong excursion into “Stories” with a program by Anthony DeCurtis and David Yaffe, bestselling authors of biographies of musicians Lou Reed ’64 and Joni Mitchell, respectively.

Both authors will discuss their respective books and rock biographies, in general, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. Theo Cateforis, associate professor of music history and cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), will moderate the discussion. Afterward, DeCurtis and Yaffe will sign copies of their books, which will be available for sale.

Cateforis also will host a session with DeCurtis on “The Music and Life of Lou Reed” in conjunction with Cateforis’ course Rock Music/HOM 378 on Feb. 19 from 2 to 3:20 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Click here for the SU News article about Anthony DeCurtis, David Yaffe and Syracuse Symposium


Syracuse Symposium "Stories" keynote event: Adela C. Licona (University of Arizona) scholar. photographer. artist. poet. activist

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Feb 21, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

For more information visit: humcenter.syr.edu

Reception follows lecture


Thursday, February 21

5:30–7:30 p.m., Maxwell Auditorium

This Syracuse Symposium keynote address is a call to action: NO CAGES! JAULAS NO. Licona discusses her multi-modal interventionist art project, addresses long histories of forced separation, and contextualizes cruelties being enacted on migrant and refugee children and their families at the US/MEXICO border. Computer Aided Realtime Translation (CART) provided. Contact humcenter@syr.edu by Feb. 13 to request other accessibility accommodations.


RELATE: A Workshop on Engaged Scholarship

Friday, February 22 10–11:30 a.m., 304 Tolley Humanities Building

Using a shared dialogue format, participants will examine action-oriented, interdisciplinary approaches to community building and engagement through a relational, borderlands framework. RSVP by Feb. 13 to humcenter@syr.edu and include any accessibility requests.

Learn more about each event at our website: http://humcenter.syr.edu


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Presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center with additional supporters

* Art and Music Histories * Communication and Rhetorical Studies * Cultural Foundations of Education * Latino-Latin American Studies * Lender Center for Social Justice * Office of Multicultural Affairs * Women's and Gender Studies * Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition *



NYS Baroque presents Fandango

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Feb 22, 2019, 7:30 PM-10:30 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, 109 Waring Rd, Syracuse, New York 13224


Visit nysbaroque.com for ticket information

¡Fandango! It’s a musical party as we celebrate with 17th century music and dance from Spain and the New World, including Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico.
With Peggy Murray, historical dancer; Nell Snaidas, soprano; Christa Patton, harp and recorder; Boel Gidholm, violin; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Dan Swenberg, Deborah Fox, guitars and lutes. pre-concert talk at 6:45pm. Repeats Saturday February 23 in Ithaca.

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