Hypertopia, or How Screens Change Our Sense of Space (September 16)
6:30 p.m. | Paul Rudolph Hall, Smith Conference Room, 180 York St.
Professor of Film Studies Francesco Casetti will give a talk on the way new media, just like cinema, shape our experience of the contemporary city. 6:30 pm.
Journalists and National Security: A Talk By Floyd Abrams, sponsored by the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression (September 17)
12:00 p.m. | Room 122 at Yale Law School.
Throughout his rich and illustrious career, Floyd Abrams has spearheaded vital debates about the First Amendment spanning across multiple forms of media. Friend of the Court is a compilation and exploration of issues such as censorship and national security. The book's sources include articles Abrams has written from the New York Times, testimony he has delivered before congressional committees, lectures in foreign locations such as Kuala Lumpur, as well as his frequent televisions interviews. As one of the premier First Amendment lawyers in the country, Floyd Abrams has won numerous awards, has taught at the Law School, and is recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal.
Master’s Tea w/ R. Clifton Spargo (September 17)
4:30 p.m. | Stiles Master’s House
R. Clifton Spargo is an author of fiction and nonfiction and the Provost’s Postgraduate Visiting Writer in Fiction in the Department of English at the University of Iowa for 2013-14. He holds a PhD in literature from Yale, and his most recent novel “Beautiful Fools” focuses on the relationship between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
“A Dream Foreclosed” w/ Laura Gottesdiener ’10 (September 19)
6:30 p.m. | Sacco Meeting Room, West Haven Library (300 Elm Street, West Haven)
Laura Gottesdiener ’10 will be speaking about her book “A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home.” This event is free.
Time and Place: Books by Bea Nettles (September 23)
2:00 p.m. | Sterling Memorial Library, International Room
Bea Nettles, Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is a book artist who has been exhibiting and publishing her autobiographical works since 1970. The focus of this forum is her use of photography’s unique abilities to reveal the passage of time and a sense of place. She will share several book projects that deal with these themes including Turning 50, Seasonal Turns, Stonecipher, Return Trips and Place, which was recently purchased by Yale’s Art Library.
Nepal: A Photographer's Journal 1975-2011 (September 24)
7:00 p.m. | Room 203, Luce Hall.
A conversation with Kevin Bubriski, Assistant Professor of Photography, Green Mountain College:
“Over the past four decades I have made photographs at home and in very remote corners around the world. Along with the geographical breadth of my photographic images, I have witnessed and lived through the changing world of photographic image making, from the alchemy of black and white film processed into negatives and printed laboriously in the wet darkroom, to the quick snap of an electronic shutter, the instant printing of digital color images and the image making potential of the smart phone.”
Master’s Tea w/ Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Rob Sheffield (October 1)
4:00 p.m. | Stiles Master’s House
Rob writes a regular column for Rolling Stone on music, TV, and popular culture and he is also the author of three memoirs. His latest, Turn Around Bright Eyes: Love and the Rituals of Karaoke, was just released last month.
Learn about the Block Fellowship with David Shribman (October 1)
4:00 p.m. | Yale Daily News (202 York St.)
An informational meeting about the Block Fellowship with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette executive editor David Shribman.
“Protests, Pipelines + Women: Photojournalism from Turkey + Azerbaijan” (October 1)
4:00 p.m. | Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Amanda Rivkin is an American photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work has been published in numerous American and European publications including The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Le Monde, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, and others. Her work in Turkey and Azerbaijan has been supported in part with grants from the National Geographic Society and The Fulbright Program.