Image, Imitation, Imagination: Woodcut Illustrations in Adriano Banchieri’s Music Books

Paul Schleuse, associate professor of musicology, will present “Image, Imitation, Imagination: Woodcut Illustrations in Adriano Banchieri’s Music Books” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in LN-1106, IASH Conference Room.

Illustrations in prints of renaissance music are extremely rare, beyond generic elements like initial letters, decorative borders on title pages and printer’s marks. When they do appear they can tell us much about a book’s function: as unusual and expensive additions they could not have been used haphazardly; as images not visible to a separate audience they strongly suggest that the music was intended for the enjoyment of the singers themselves. A handful of Venetian prints from the years around 1600 use images of theatrical performances in precisely this wayI will show that most of Banchieri’s images were recycled from a set of at least 31 generic theatrical woodcuts that first appeared in prints of Venetian comedies in 1591 and 1592. These illustrations will shed new light on Banchieri’s purpose in repeatedly re-inventing his theatrically themed canzonettas on the recreational function of these books and on his shifting views of performance practice for these works at a time that also saw the emergence of opera.

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China’s ‘Grand Strategy’ in Latin America

Margaret Myers, director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue, will present “China’s ‘Grand Strategy’ in Latin America” from 1:15-2:45 p.m. Thursday April 16, in LH-4.

Myers will discuss China’s foreign policy perspective regarding Latin America and the economic and social policy implications of China’s growing economic engagement with the region.

The event is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series titled “China in Latin America: Expanding Dimensions of South-South Development,” and is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, LACAS and AAAS.

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Global Health Conference Friday

The Human Rights and Global Health: Increasing Impact Conference will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, in UU-Old Union Hall. Faculty and students are invited to attend.

About 18 million deaths a year are poverty-related − many of these could be prevented simply by giving the poor greater access to medicine. The Global Health Impact Organization and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines chapter of Binghamton University have teamed up to bring you a conference on global health and human rights.

Speakers from around the globe will discuss global health, access to essential medicines, the basic science of neglected disease and physicians’ experiences in underserved communities. Invited speakers include members of Doctors without Borders and the International Vaccine Access Center as well as the pharmaceutical industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the work of local healthcare professionals, providing opportunities for networking and professional advancement including research opportunities, shadowing and more.

No registration is required and students can drop in throughout the day. Join us for a free lunch and reception.

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Career Day and Korean Night

The Center for Korean Studies, in collaboration with the Korean student groups, invites the campus community to the Korean Alumni Homecoming Event Saturday, April 18. This year’s event will feature two parts – Career Day and Korean Night.

Noon-2 p.m. – Career Day 2015, AA-G008
Welcoming remarks by Dean Anne McCall, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean Upinder Dhillon, School of Management

Keynote speakers will be Charles Kim ’98, management and finance, managing partner, Alpine Group USVI; and MyongJae Yi ’02, PPL, prosecutor, Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Career Day 2015 is free to attend and the full program can be found online.

7:30-11 p.m. – Korean Night, West Gym
Guest performer: Comedian David So
Tickets are $6 (advance); $8 at the door

For more information, contact the Center for Korean Studies via e-mail.

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IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series – Spring 2015

Natalia Andrievskikh, doctoral candidate in comparative literature, will present a talk on “The Taste of Fairy Tale: Consumption as a Theme and Textual Strategy in Sexing the Cherry” by Jeanette Winterson at noon Wednesday, April 15, in LN-1106, IASH Conference Room.

This reading will focus on the motif of consumption in its function to represent the female struggle for pleasure, power and expression through language. She will argue that the motif of consumption in Winterson’s text stretches beyond the thematic and into the structural, becoming an integral principle of the text’s construction. The presentation will pay special attention to the role of the fairy tale genre in enhancing structural possibilities of the postmodern fantastic text.

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Eighth annual Shriber Lecture

Pamela Kyle Crossley, Charles and Elfriede Collis Professor of History at Dartmouth College, will present “Nomad Rulers and the Modern World” from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in UU-103.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

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Annual Ferber Lecture: Place, Space, and Pre-Modern Cartography

In conjunction with the Spring 2015 VizCult series, Toni Veneri, director of the Istituto Gramsci del Friuli Venezia Giulia in Trieste, Italy, will present “Place, Space, and Pre-Modern Cartography” at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the FA-University Art Museum.

Veneri will address the uneven shifts in cartography from medieval conceptions of place and itinerary or passage to models of homogeneous, measurable, empty space associated in the Enlightenment with scientific progress. Go online for an abstract of the talk and for more on VizCult, the Harpur College Dean’s Lecture Series in Visual Culture.

Sponsored by the Art History Department, the Ferber Lecture is open to the public. All are welcome.

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Turkish studies grow at Binghamton

Binghamton University is expanding its Turkish language and cultural instruction, thanks to funding from the State University of New York.

The University initially received $40,000 for 2014-15 to support the ongoing development of Turkish studies. The grant, which has the backing of the Turkish government, was extended in February to $50,000 per year for the next three years.

“When we said that we wanted to advance Turkish studies by offering language regularly and systematically, from SUNY’s point of view it was an extraordinarily good use of the SUNY Global fund,” said Katharine Krebs, vice provost for international affairs and director of the Office of International Programs.

The funds enabled the University to hire Gregory Key – a lecturer in Turkish for the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department. Key is teaching courses such as Elementary Modern Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Modern Turkish Literature, and Turkish Media and Pop Culture to a mix of American, Turkish and other students.

Binghamton University has had “a long-standing commitment” to Turkey and Ottoman history, Krebs said. The foundation for the Binghamton-Turkey relationship was laid through the 1980s and 1990s by professors such as Donald Quataert and Rifa’at Abou-El-Haj in history; Richard Hofferbert in political science; and Caglar Keyder in sociology.

Read more here

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Eighth annual Shriber Lecture

Pamela Kyle Crossley, Charles and Elfriede Collis Professor of History at Dartmouth College, will present “Nomad Rulers and the Modern World” from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in UU-103.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

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CEMERS Lecture

Andrew Scholtz, associate professor of classics, will present “Love and Envy: Foucault’s Greco-Roman Turn and the Sociality of Desire” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in LN-1106, IASH Conference Room.

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