Media

Our digital video archive stretches back to 2005. Archived events can be searched by the series title or "All Series" to see all recordings.

Explorations in the Medical Humanities events explore the enigma of how what we write relates back to the experience of bodies in different stages of health and disease. Our speakers consider how the medical and health humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

This series offers discussions, exhibitions, and performances to gather scholars, artists, students, curators, and educators who are working to bridge arts education, humanities research, and incarceration and, in the process, render visible the hidden histories of mass incarceration and radicalize arts pedagogies for a more just society.

Building Publics showcases how our Public Humanities Graduate Fellows bridge humanistic thinking with civic engagement and social justice, scholarly research with public building and communication in order to unleash new, more critical modes of scholarly imaginations. Each year highlights a new, pressing theme.

In the context of the global pandemic, these events maintain and reimagine a conversation long established among humanists and designers, social scientists and health experts, artists, artisans and planners: namely, a conversation on Care for the Polis--on the relationship between medical practices of care, cities, and their publics.

As the world grappled to deal with the fallout from COVID-19, this special series of workshops explored the impact of the pandemic on democracies worldwide. The workshops were organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in partnership with the SOF/Heyman..

A film and discussion series that explores architectural and territorial planning as instruments of social violence and the activists that use visual and narrative storytelling as a way to reclaim spatial rights

Panel discussions celebrating recent work of Columbia faculty in the Arts and Sciences

Lionel Trilling (1905-75), one of Columbia's most celebrated faculty members, was among the great humanist scholars and public intellectuals of the 20th century. In his memory, the Heyman Center sponsors a series of intellectual conversations, known as the Lionel Trilling Seminars.

An outgrowth of the popular Critical Caribbean Feminisms events, which since 2015 have been bringing together established and emerging writers from the Caribbean and its diasporas, WRITING HOME is an ode to the Americas very literally writ large. Episodes feature a contemporary cultural actor in conversation with Kaiama L. Glover & Tami Navarro.

October 6, 2021

The Black Studies Project: 50 Years and Counting

Born in the heat of struggle, the Black Studies movement in the United States looks back now at more than fifty years of curricular development and ahead to a hopeful future at least as long. This year’s Trilling Lecture examines the moment Black Studies is transformed, virtually overnight, from protest on the streets of America into a curricular object—still controversial nonetheless—that has…

October 27, 2021

Celebrating Recent Work by Julia Doe

In The Comedians of the King, Julia Doe traces the impact of Bourbon patronage on the development of opéra comique in the turbulent prerevolutionary years. Drawing on both musical and archival evidence, the book presents the history of this understudied genre and unpacks the material structures that supported its rapid evolution at the royally sponsored Comédie-Italienne. Doe demonstrates how…

October 21, 2021

Celebrating Recent Work by Susan Bernofsky

The great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser lived eccentrically on the fringes of society, shocking his Berlin friends by enrolling in butler school and later developing an urban-nomad lifestyle in the Swiss capital, Bern, before checking himself into a psychiatric clinic. A connoisseur of power differentials, his pronounced interest in everything inconspicuous and modest—social…

October 18, 2021

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publishing from the Perspectives of Editors and Authors

The first of three workshops on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in the Editing and Publishing of Peer-Reviewed Journals. Subsequent workshops will take place in February and April 2022.