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Why Mapping? Some Lessons from an Art Historian’s DH Ditch

One of the key methodological interventions of Digital Humanities is the capacity to map one’s research data. With the advent of interactive digital maps in the early 2000s, space-oriented humanistic historical research has seen a dramatic growth with multiple visualization tools during the past two decades. As Richard White of now defunct Spatial History emphatically notes in his 2010 working paper, spatial visualization, i.e. mapping, is not a mere illustration to a narrative but “a means of doing research.”

Something about the Nature of Architecture: The History of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Yale’s Arts Library and the Art & Architecture building (now Rudolph Hall), have encountered numerous changes over the last 60 years, including a fire, adaptive reuse by students, incomplete renovations, and finally rehabilitation, restoration, and expansion. Though Rudolph’s original design has adapted to meet the changing needs of its occupants, the building–and the library–have retained many of his signature touches and the library remains a significant research center for art, art history, architecture and drama studies on Yale’s campus and beyond.

'El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered' by the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC*)

On December 15, YSC presents the AMOC* production of contemporary composer John Adams’s El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered with libretto by Peter Sellars and concept by Julia Bullock, “one of opera’s fastest-rising stars” (Vanity Fair). El Niño is a chamber music arrangement created and conducted by Christian Reif and was first performed at The Met Cloisters in 2018. The New York Times calls it “intimate, affecting and quietly rich with activism.”

"Fandango a the Wall" (film screening, Q&A, live music)

Film screening of “Fandango at the Wall,” a documentary on the annual Fandango Fronterizo Festival, which unites people on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border. The festival features “jarocho,” a 300-year-old folk music tradition mixture of indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions originated.

It will be followed by a performance of jarocho, featuring Fernando Guadarrama, Gregorio Quiroz, and Perick. Introduced by CLAIS Postdoctoral Associate Maria Aguilar.

5th Annual Global Environmental Justice Conference: Environmental Joy

The work of environmental justice communities around the world would not be possible without the element of joy. Joy holds communities together in the face of injustice and adversity and it powers resilience, survival, and even thriving as deep resources that powers big change. Environmental Joy will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural exploration of how practices and experiences of joy can uncover transformative solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.

Curators' Talk and Reception: Two Student Research Exhibitions

Please join us to celebrate the openings of two student exhibitions “Anne Boleyn: Life and Legend” and “City Rewritten: The Oak Street Connector and Urban Renewal in New Haven”, on view in the Sterling Library Exhibition Corridor from October 13, 2023 to April 21, 2024. Student curators Hannah Oblak ’24 and Simone Herko Felton ’25 will provide tours of their exciting exhibitions and will be available for questions and conversation over light refreshments afterward. No registration is necessary.

“Anne Boleyn: Life and Legend”
Curated by Hannah Oblak ’24

Ash Fure's "ANIMAL: A Listening Gym" Live Performance

New Haven will be hitting the gym when sonic artist Ash Fure comes to town. Commissioned by Yale Schwarzman Center, curated by YSC Artist-in-Residence Bryce Dessner, and built in collaboration with stock-a-studio, ANIMAL: A Listening Gym is both an interactive sound art installation and a live musical performance. Guests can “work out” in the listening gym, consume themselves in the visceral sounds of Fure’s ANIMAL performance, or both. Gym times and show times are below:

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