Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
754 Schermerhorn Ext. West 119th Street and Amsterdam Ave.

A book talk with author Guthrie Ramsey

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ding Dong Lounge (929 Columbus Ave., b/t 105th and 106th St.)

The GSC invites faculty from all disciplines and graduate students from all stages of the program to mingle at the Ding Dong Lounge for the GSC's second graduate student and faculty happy hour! Faculty participation is highly encouraged.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Faculty House

Sonja Hegasy, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

“Contemporary History and its Discontents: Memory Politics in Morocco”


(Co-sponsored with The Middle East Institute of Columbia University)

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 6:15pm
612 Philosophy Hall

The Nineteenth-Century Colloquium and the Eighteenth-Century Colloquium are
happy to announce an upcoming seminar with Sandra Macpherson (Ohio State
University). We will be meeting next Monday, October 7th, to discuss Sandra
Macpherson's paper, "The Immobility of the Novel." We hope you'll join us.

All are welcome. Those who would like to attend should contact Lucy Sheehan
( to receive a copy of the paper in advance.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 12:00pm
Heyman Center common room

Sandra Macpherson, Associate Professor of English at Ohio State and, this semester, Class of 1932 Humanities Council Fellow and Visiting Professor in the Department of English at Princeton will give a talk titled "A Little Formalism" on Tuesday, October 8, 12-2 PM in the Heyman Center common room.  The event is cosponsored by the department and the Heyman Center. (more...)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, New York

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular "Conversations with...." series and is pleased to present the acclaimed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks who will reflect on his research, creative process and career. 

In addition, by special arrangement, the 1974 film Awakenings – The Documentary will be screened.  This 47-minute film of the patients Sacks describes in his book Awakenings was produced for British television and broadcast in the U.K. but has never been broadcast in the U.S. 

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
602 Hamilton

"The Jacobean Shakespeare"
Professor Shapiro will screen part of his recent BBC documentary "The King's Man" and answer questions about the later life and plays of Shakespeare.
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
622 Dodge Hall, West 116th Street and Broadway (Main Campus)

A conversation with William Harris, Robert O'Meally and John Szwed

Free and open to the public

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:15pm to 9:15pm
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (South of 118th Street) Columbia University

On the Tenth Anniversary of Edward Said’s passing, the prominent Palestinian lawyer and writer Raja Shehadeh will give

The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

This event will be presented by The Heyman Center for the Humanities, in association with The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University.

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:30pm
Heyman Center common room

Etienne Balibar, Saeculum: culture, religion, Ideologie

Stathis Gourgouris, Lessons in Secular Criticism


A conversation moderated by Jean Cohen, Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought, Columbia University