Events

  • 3/1
    Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, author of The Landmarks of New York

    Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel will discuss The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City’s Historic Buildings at the National Gallery of Art. Diamonstein-Spielvogel is commissioner, American Battle Monuments Commission; chairperson, Historic Landmarks Preservation Center; commissioner, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; founder and chair, New York Landmarks50 Alliance; chair, New York State Council on the Arts; and director, Trust for the National Mall.

    March 1st, 2017

    3 PM

    East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

    The Landmarks of New York
  • 3/4
    Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village?

    Ramesh Srinivasan will discuss his book Whose Global Village? at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. Whose Global Village? explores how new technologies often reinforce the inequalities of globalization because developers rarely take into account communities outside the Western world. By sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, and villages in rural India, Srinivasan urge us to re-imagine social media, the Internet, and even mobile phones from the perspective of these diverse cultures.

    March 4th, 2017

    5 PM

    Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Whose Global Village?
  • 3/6
    Thomas Main, author of Homelessness in New York City

    This illustrated lecture tells the remarkable story of how America’s largest city has struggled for more than thirty years to meet the crisis of modern homelessness through the landmark development, since the initiation of the Callahan v Carey litigation in 1979, of a municipal shelter system based on a court-enforced right to shelter.

    March 6th, 2017

    6:30 PM

    Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

    Homelessness in New York City
  • 3/22
    Ramzi Fawaz, author of The New Mutants

    Join a panel of brilliant artists, writers, and academics for a discussion of the changing landscape of comics and the history of LGBTQ creators in the medium. From the radical imaginations that posited new identities and selfhoods in the Golden Age of X-Men and New Mutants, to the underground comix gurus who ran off zines that shaped a generation of punks and pioneers, we'll trace the intersections of queer theory and comics history, as well as the modern possibilities represented by the lives of LGBTQ comics creators themselves. Panelists Ramzi Fawaz (Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison), Phil Jimenez (pioneering artist and writer at DC Comics), Margaret Galvan (scholar of contemporary women’s visual print culture) and Jennifer Camper (cartoonist and founding director of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference) will dive into all this and more for a high-flying and energetic discussion of comics' queer history and the future of the medium.

    March 22nd, 2017

    7 PM - 8 PM

    Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (& 12th Street), New York, NY 10003

    The New Mutants
  • 3/30
    Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, author of Muslim Cool

    Join Su'ad Abdul Khabeer for a conversation on Muslims, #Blacklivesmatter, and race in America at Union Theological Seminary.

    March 30th, 2017

    6 PM - 8 PM

    The Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027

    Muslim Cool
  • 4/12
    Jeremy Schmidt, author of Water

    Jeremy Schmidt will discuss his new book Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity as part of the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo's WaterTalks lecture series. This event will be viewable by livestream.

    April 12th, 2017

    2 PM - 3 PM

    Water Institute
, University of Waterloo,
 200 University Avenue, West
 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1


    Water
  • 5/3
    Britt Rusert, author of Fugitive Science

    Labyrinth Books presents Ruha Benjamin in conversation with Britt Rusert about her book Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture.

    May 3rd, 2017

    6 PM

    Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Fugitive Science
  • 5/25
    Ramesh Srinivasan, author of Whose Global Village?

    Ramesh Srinivasan discusses Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago. He will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers.

    May 25th, 2017

    6 PM - 7:30 PM

    Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

    Whose Global Village?
  • 6/2
    Maureen Meister, author of A Description of the New York Central Park

    Maureen Meister will discuss the new facsimile edition of the 1869 classic work on New York’s architectural masterpiece—Central Park—at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Meister is an art historian who has taught for many years at Boston area universities including Tufts, Lesley, and Northeastern.

    June 2nd, 2017

    Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    A Description of the New York Central Park
  • 6/21
    Maureen Meister, author of A Description of the New York Central Park

    Maureen Meister will discuss the new edition of A Description of the New York Central Park at Book Culture on Columbus Ave.

    June 21st, 2017

    7 PM

    Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave. between 81st St. and 82nd St., New York, NY 10024

    A Description of the New York Central Park