Book launch for Jeffrey West Kirkwood and Leif Weatherby’s new volume at the NYU Center for the Humanities

The event will feature a conversation between Jeffrey West Kirkwood (Binghamton), Leif Weatherby (NYU), John Durham Peters (Yale), and Lisa Gitelman (NYU).
January 29, 2019 at 6PM
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
Advance registration is suggested


Nancy Um at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Nancy Um will present the paper “Qasimi Yemen, A View from the Red Sea Coast,” at the conference, Yemeni Manuscript Collections and Zaydi Studies, on Friday, December 7, 2018. More information and the conference program can be found here:

Upcoming Data Salon – Nancy Um presents “Data and the Future of the Humanities: Cases from Digital Art History”


This data salon will be held in LN-1302C (Zurack Hi-Technology Collaboration Center) at 12 pm on Monday Nov. 19. Lunch will be provided.

Description: Researchers in the humanities are actively exploring new technologies and innovative computational methods to reinvigorate long-standing approaches to the study of literature, art, culture, and society. Brought together under the umbrella of the digital humanities, these initiatives have opened up a new set of analytical pathways for scholars across history, art history, literature, philosophy, and other disciplines. They have also brought humanities scholars into direct communication with those in otherwise distant disciplines, such as computer science, geography, and mathematics. In this talk, we will explore the goals and methods of the digital humanities, using cases from art history as springboards. We will also highlight the ways in which the core practices of the digital humanities intersect, but also diverge from the goals and outlook of other domains in data science.

Jeffrey Kirkwood’s new book with the University of Minnesota Press’s Posthumanities series

Jeffrey West Kirkwood and Leif Weatherby have edited and written an extensive introduction to the first ever English translation of Ernst Kapp’s 1877 magnum opus Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture. The book was the first to propose a philosophy of technology and is an important precursor to media theoretical, cybernetic, and psychoanalytic discourses.