Nov. 12: "Assignments and Architecture" with Brian Croxall



The English Department presents:

"Assignments and Architecture"

A talk by Brian Croxall about private reading, public buildings, and digital pedagogy

Tuesday, November 12th - 5 pm

Rose Hill Campus, Duane Library, Room 351

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Brian Croxall is Digital Humanities Strategist in the Robert W. Woodruff Library and Lecturer of English at Emory University, where he is helping to establish the new, Mellon Foundation-sponsored Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC).  Croxall teaches an undergraduate “Introduction to Digital Humanities” course as well as modern and contemporary American literature, media studies, digital culture, and war fiction. He also contributes to the group blog ProfHacker on the Chronicle of Higher Education web site.

Sponsored by the English Department, with generous support from the FCRH Dean’s office’s initiative on innovative pedagogy, Fordham IT--Instructional Technology Academic Computing, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group, the Digital Humanities Working Group, the History Department, the Theology Department, and the American Studies Program.  

Nov. 14: Voices Up! Presents The PUBLIQuartet










Curtis Stewart, violin

Nick Revel, viola

Jannina Norpoth, violin

Amanda Gookin, cello



Music by:
Howie Kentie, Lawrence Kramer, Jessie Montgomery, Alfred Schnittke,
and the PUBLIQuartet

Thursday, November 14th, 7:30

Fordham University, Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street, 12th floor lounge

Admission free.  Open to the public
Subway: 59th St. / Columbus Circle4:

Sept 25: Philip Deloria lecture

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Fordham University presents

American Indians in the American Popular Imagination

by Philip Deloria

Wednesday, September 25th, 1:30pm

Butler Commons, Duane Library, Fordham Rose Hill

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Metamora, Last of the Mohicans, Hiawatha, Cher, dreamcatchers, motorcycles, sports teams, George Catlin, Buffalo Bill, Avatar, and The Lone Ranger

All are examples of the curious and painful dynamics surrounding Indian visibility in popular culture, a visibility that is paired with Indian invisibility in most social, economic, and political discussion. 



This Phi Beta Kappa lecture is co-sponsored by the Fordham University Departments of Art History and Music, Communication and Media Studies, English, and History, as well as the American Studies Program, the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute, International Philosophical Quarterly, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


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 Philip Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor in the departments of History and American Culture, and also Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, at the University of Michigan. He has served as president of the American Studies Association, as a council member of the Organization of American Historians, and as a trustee of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Deloria has written two prize-winning books--Playing Indian and Indians in Unexpected Places--and is coeditor of The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History and C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions:  Dreams, Visions, Nature, and the Primitive by Vine Deloria Jr.  He has also written numerous articles, essays, and reviews in the fields of American Indian studies, environmental history, and cultural studies.


Kindred Poetry and the Moving Image Master Classes


Acclaimed poet, Cathy Linh Che will lead two Creative Writing Master Classes at Fordham.

Thursday, April 4th
Lincoln Center, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Lowenstein Room 413A
Rose Hill, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, McGinley Hall Room 236

Poetry and the Moving Image

This creative writing workshop will take a look at the exciting intersection between poetry and film. Participants will be encouraged to create and experiment. Using generative writing exercises and short film clips, we will creating our own image-explosive poems and deeply moving poem-films. No experience is necessary. Workshops will be limited to 15 students.

Instructor Bio:

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She received her MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, and Poets House. She is a Program Assistant at Poets & Writers and co-edits the literary journal, Paperbag (

Omeka for Teaching and Research

April 3, 11:00-12:30, Keating 318
Sign up for the workshop will begin on 
March 1, at the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities website
The number of participants is limited to 15. 

Part 1 of the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities group's Teaching and Research with Technology Series will be a workshop on Omeka, led by Alex Gil, the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Columbia University. In this workshop you will learn how create and organize a digital archive using Omeka, an open-source tool designed to manage and display collections of cultural objects in digital formats (images, video, documents, sound, etc.).  As you explore this user-friendly but powerful tool, you will learn about its functions and its design. We will use the version of the software provided on  For examples of humanities research projects that use Omeka, look at the Showcase.  The workshop does not require you to be a digital expert. Simple familiarity with common tools like Microsoft Word, Google or WordPress should suffice. Fordham University’s Center for Teaching Excellence and the Fordham University Graduate Student Association have provided funds to make this workshop possible.

English grad student organizes digital “unconference” at Fordham


From digital pedagogy to text mining to library support for digital scholarship, THATCampNY 2012, which took place at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus on October 5-6, included almost thirty sessions related to the digital humanities. At least 95 students, faculty, librarians, and staff came from CUNY, Columbia University, the New York Public Library, Rutgers University, Cornell University, as well as from Michigan and beyond. THATCampNY 2012 was organized by Elizabeth Cornell, Pre-doctoral Fellow in Fordham’s English Department, along with Jonathan Cain, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Hunter College, and Tatiana Bryant, Reference Associate, NYU Libraries.

Several workshops were offered. Kristen Garlock, Associate Director of Education and Outreach at JSTOR, the online library database, introduced participants to a set of web-based tools for selecting and interacting with content using JSTOR’s “Data for Research” tool. Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Columbia University, led a workshop on Omeka, a tool for the management of collections of digital assets. Chris Sula Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science from the Pratt Institute, led a workshop on Gephi, an open source program for network visualization and analysis.

Discussion sessions had a more informal structure than workshops, but were no less dynamic. Roger Panetta, Visiting Professor of History at Fordham, directed an information-gathering session on ways to take online student work beyond sophisticated blog posts. Kimon Kermidas, from the Bard Graduate Center, led a discussion on platforms and best practices for online scholarly publishing. Lucy Bruell, who oversees NYU’s Literature, Arts, and Medicine database, had a working session on how to overhaul this vast resource. Jared Simard offered an introduction on platforms available for mapping and timelines, and he explored questions of how the DH community can facilitate acquisition of programming tools.

THATCamp is a series of free "unconferences" devoted to hands-on work and discussion of the intersection of technology and the humanities. It is hosted by research and cultural institutions multiple times a year. THATCamp participants include researchers, students, librarians, archivists, curators, educators, technologists, and others interested in using technology to produce humanities scholarship. Popular with both scholars and practitioners, there were over forty-five THATCamps worldwide between 2008 and 2011, and over twenty are planned for 2012. 

The Art of the Memoir

Join us on May 1st at 7 pm in the Lincoln Center 12th Floor Lounge 

Fordham will host this panel discussion of memoir writing, as well as a celebration of the three memoirs being published by members of the English Department this spring! Memoirists Elizabeth Stone and Kim Kupperman will be joined by new memoirists Mary Bly (writing as Eloisa James), Paris in Love; Richard Giannone, Hidden: Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire, and Eve Keller, Two Rings: A Story of Love and War. Short readings and discussion will be followed by a reception and book signing.