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How do we translate the “humanities” into Italian -- or into contexts outside of the university? Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic join together at La Pietra for two days to discuss the “human” in humanities, as it relates to issues such as education, public policy, and human rights.

 
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

9:30am Registration and Welcome Coffee

10:00 Welcome
Ellyn Toscano, Executive Director, NYU Florence
Opening Remarks
Jane Tylus, Faculty Director, The Humanities Initiative and Professor of Italian Studies, NYU

10:10 Public Humanities
Moderator: Jane Tylus
Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar and Professor, University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Giuliano da Empoli, Italian writer and journalist
Gwynneth Malin, Director, The Humanities Initiative, NYU
Leah Nahmias, Program Officer, New York Council for the Humanities
Cara Shousterman, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Linguistics, NYU

12:00pm – Lunch

1:00 Keynote The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
Greg Grandin, Professor of History, NYU

2:00 Tour of Villa La Pietra Collection and Garden

3:30 - 5:45 Human Rights
Moderator: Davide Lombardo, European University Institute and NYU Florence
Gabriela Dragnea Horvath, NYU Florence
Mona Mansour, Playwright
Nathalie Peutz, Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi
Robert Quinn, Executive Director, Scholars at Risk, NYU

6:00 Cocktail Reception

6:30 Performance - The Natalya Piece

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

9:30am – Welcome Coffee

10:00 Humanities and the Arts: An Italian Example
Vittoria Chierici, Visual artist

10:45 Break

11:00 Closing Plenary
Moderator: Jane Tylus (all panelists)

12:15pm – Lunch 

 
 
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