It’s time for another exciting semester of HAW! For more information on the fall schedule and readings, email Joe at jng53 AT cornell DOT edu. We’re also looking for volunteers to share short pieces (around 1000 words) at the workshop on November 9. Anyone is welcome to attend any time.
September 13, 8:15 pm – Eula Biss, On Immunity
October 5, 8:15 pm – Jill Lepore, The Mansion of Happiness
October 23, 8:15 pm – Carlo Rotella visit
November 9, 8:15 pm – Writing workshop (it’s never too early to start working on a short piece to share with HAW!)
December 6, 8:15 pm – Trevor Getz, Abina and the Important Men
February 3 – Colson Whitehead, John Henry Days
February 25 – Scott Reynolds Nelson, Steel Drivin’ Man
March 17 – Jon Coleman, Here Lies Hugh Glass
April 13 – Writing Workshop
May 13 – History SLAM!
Saw this over on Twitter and had to share:
I’m ignoring that the first few ways Google auto-completes the phrase “historians are” are rather unpleasant, and instead, I’m focusing on #3: “historians are writers!”
Pretty cool, right? Especially because our site is the first search result for these words. I’m taking that to be a sign that this is going to be an excellent semester. Looking forward to tomorrow night’s discussion!
January 22: Francis Spufford, Red Plenty
February 20: John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, The Lifespan of a Fact
March 12: lunchtime session with John Demos (Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus, Yale University)
March 26: evening session with Kristen Neuschel (Associate Professor, Duke University)
April 12: 4:30 pm film screening of experimental documentaries by two Buffalo filmmakers, Carl Lee and Dorothea Braemer, who will be in attendance for a discussion immediately after the screening. (Free dinner included. On campus, location TBA.)
April 17: writing workshop and excerpts from The Appendix, Issue 2.
May 4: History SLAM! (late afternoon, stay tuned for details)