Writing and Righting History: The Second Semi-Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnold Hall, The New School
55 West 13th Street, Suite 1205, New York, NY 10011
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The New School, and the Jane Austen Society of North America
Emma at 200: Fiction, Fashion, Feminism
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street, Room B500, New York, NY 10003
2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s great novel, Emma. Our day-long symposium considers the fashions of fiction, fashion in fiction, and fashions of feminism, from the vantage point of this major literary bicentennial. Panelists will discuss Emma in 2015 with regard to the marriage plot, feminist style, empire, and creative adaptations fromClueless to zombies and social media.
Speakers include Juliette Wells, author of Everybody’s Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination and editor of Austen’s Emma (Penguin, 2015); Elsie B. Michie, author of The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Austen to Henry James; Talia Schaffer, author of Romance’s Rival and Novel Craft; Mary Jean Corbett, author ofFamily Likeness: Sex, Marriage, and Incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf; Ellen Rooney, author ofSeductive Reasoning; Gina Luria Walker, author of Mary Hays (1759–1843): The Growth of a Woman’s Mind and The Idea of Being Free; Elaine Savory, author of Jean Rhys and Out of the Kumbla; and Elizabeth Kendall, author of Autobiography of a Wardrobe, The Runaway Bride, and Balanchine and the Lost Muse.
The symposium is particularly well-timed, since Austen is slated to appear on the British £10 note, replacing Charles Darwin, as the result of a feminist campaign. Austen’s novel about an heiress who seeks to remain unmarried also merits reconsideration in light of the success of the movement for same-sex marriage equality.
We conclude the day with a screening of the 1995 film adaptation, Clueless.
For more information, please see http://writlit.com/emma-at-200-fiction-fashion-feminism.
Admission to Emma at 200: Fiction, Fashion, Feminism is free. Registration is required by 10/17/15: https://emmafff.eventbrite.com
Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21 and 22, 2015, bringing together experts, novices, and all those in between to share insights, lessons, and resources for the many projects emerging at the crossroads of history, the digital humanities, and women’s and gender studies. Continuing a conversation begun at an inaugural meeting in 2013, the conference will feature the work of librarians and archivists, faculty, students, independent scholars, and other stakeholders in the development of women’s and gender histories within digital scholarship.
On Thursday, May 21, the conference will feature a keynote address by Claire Bond Potter, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Humanities Action Lab at The New School for Public Engagement. Her talk, “Putting the Humanities In Action: Why We Are All Digital Humanists, and Why That Needs to Be A Feminist Project,”.
On Friday, May 22, speak with Project Continua members Mary Spongberg, Gina Luria Walker, and Koren Whipp during the Digital Showcase at the Women’s History In The Digital World Conference.
Follow the conference conversation on Twitter: #WHDigWrld15.
For more information and to register for the Women’s History in the Digital World conference visit:http://repository.brynmawr.edu/greenfield_conference/2015/
Project Continua and The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Symposium: “Revising Revisionism”
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
“Revising Revisionism” examines the intersection of biography, art history, historiography, and feminism—fields that align and diverge—by bringing together practitioners from different disciplines. Generating connections and new avenues for research, this series of panels analyzes methods of collecting, maintaining, and distributing information about women’s lives across multiple platforms, from the oral to the digital.
Project Continua and The Humanities Action Lab at The New School
On May 1, 2015, at the Project Continua-HAL Writing and Righting History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, The New School, documentarian Rachel Cacesse (2011) interviewed Gina Luria Walker, Director of Project Continua, and Claire Potter, Co-Director, Humanities Action Lab (HAL).
Directed by Rachel Caccese. Produced by Forefront Pictures.
Join Project Continua as we spend an evening editing and creating Wikipedia articles about historical women. Please RSVP for the event here: https://en.wikipedia.org/
Parson’s Curatorial Design Research Lab
Join Professor Gina Luria Walker, Director of Project Continua, for Curatorial Slam!
Parson’s Curatorial Design Research Lab (CDRL) is hosting its inaugural Curatorial Slam! – a lively array of fast-paced ideas and images mixed with drinks and delectables.
This public event will offer a sampling of recent curatorial models developed by New School community members, from provocative online exchanges to local site-specific commissions to international street festivals.
When: Friday, March 13 from 4 – 7pm
Where: The Orozco Room (66 W 12th St, 7th floor)
Open to the public!
Parson’s Curatorial Design Research Lab is a community of practice comprised of faculty, staff and students from across The New School whose research expands the field of contemporary curatorial practice.
“Political Legacies of the Protestant Reformation”
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Please join Professor Gina Luria Walker, Director of Project Continua, for a conference at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Friday, March, 13th.
“Political Legacies of the Protestant Reformation” commemorates the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (original Latin: Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum). Scholars will discuss the effects of the Reformation which Luther’s text stimulated, along with otherthinkers and actors. Professor Walker will consider the consequent “quiet revolution” in women’s responses, and the enduring feminist legacy of dissent this produced.
365 Fifth Avenue btw 34 and 35th Streets
Admission is open and free