Digital Humanities Research Symposium

Apr 24, 2019, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 500, Hall of Languages

Upcoming key event with multiple co-sponsorship:

  • The Department of African American Studies
  • The Department of Art & Music Histories
  • The College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Syracuse University Libraries
  • The Syracuse University Digital Faculty Working Group
  • The Central New York Humanities Corridor

The CNY Humanities Corridor and the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) are teaming up for the second annual Digital Humanities Research Symposium. Organized by the Digital Humanities in Practice working group, the conference highlights graduate and undergraduate research, as well as innovative faculty curricula. Topics span digital theory and culture; computing in literary and historical research; and artistic explorations into music, architecture and art.

The Mellon-sponsored Humanities Corridor is a large-scale inter-institutional project, working at the borders of the humanities, social sciences and STEM. The Corridor is based in the Humanities Center in A&S.

If you have questions or require accommodations, please contact Sarah Fuchs at or Casarae Gibson at

April Symposium - War, Terror and Genocide: A Symposium on Contemporary Practices of Violence

Apr 18, 2019, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Room, 319 Sims Hall

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This symposium engages in dialogue about the historical and contemporary experiences of genocide, war, terror and violence. We analyze these escalating realities as they have been experienced in communities around the world.



A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced - Dr. Rachel McGinnis

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM - FACULTY PANEL

A Global View: War, Terror and Genocide - Dr. Jlateh Vincent Jappah, Dr. Edward Kannyo, Dr. Godriver Odhiambo and Dr. Rachel McGinnis

12:30 PM - 1:50 PM - WORKSHOP

Challenging Structural Violence Against Marginalized Communities in Syracuse - Ms. Deka Dancil and Mr. Aly Wane, RiseUp for Social Action


Human Flow, directed by Ai Weiwei

Discussion moderated by Danielle Taana Smith

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - RECEPTION



Dr. Danielle Taana Smith, Syracuse University
Dr. Rachel E. McGinnis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Jlateh Vincent Jappah, Cornell University

For accommodations and additional information, please contact Danielle Smith: 

Graduate Talk: Living Legacies of Pan-Africanism: Walter Rodney on Russia, Underdevelopment and Grounding

Mar 29, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

219 Sims

Please mark your calendar to attend the upcoming graduate talk with Dr. Jesse Benjamin. Lunch will be served.

Jesse Benjamin, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, is a cultural anthropologist (MA 1996) and world historical systems sociologist (PhD 2002, SUNY Binghamton) with an interest in critical race theory, Pan-Africanism, epistemology, human rights and development. Dr. Benjamin is an active Board member at the Walter Rodney Foundation, where he founded the Walter Rodney Public Speakers Series. He has won numerous awards for his teaching, diversity leadership, and community engagement.

This event is open to AAS undergraduate and graduate students. 

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For more information, please contact Ajajielle Brown.

Stop by at the end of summer

Aug 25, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

200 Sims Hall

Enjoy the summer.  Please visit in August for a list of first semester events.

The Tireless Pursuit: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo as Activist, Artist, and Architect of Alternative Sites of Knowledge

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Apr 2, 2015, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse

Professor Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo, a world-renowned poet, playwright, literary critic, and scholar, is widely studied across the disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education. In spring 2015, this Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence retires after teaching in Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies since 1993. “The Tireless Pursuit” celebrates the legacy of Mũgo as activist, artist, and academic. Central to her pursuit of new sites of knowledge is orature—or the art of the spoken word—as resistance art that tirelessly fights for independence for African descendants, human empowerment, and critical social justice. For Mũgo this included the mission: “to enlighten; educate widely; engage new knowledges and ideas; hold conversations among cultures; [and] use knowledge to create change.” Please join us for this momentous event.

When: Thursday, April 2; and Friday, April 3, 2015

Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (dinner will follow)

Where: Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse

Follow us on Twitter: #Mugocelebration

Tributes to Professor Mugo.

Selected Works by Professor Mugo.