Assistant Professor of Music Theory Megan Long gave an invited talk called "What Do Signatures Signify? The Curious Case of 17th-Century English Key" at the University of Toronto on January 31, 2019.
Associate Professor of Politics Kristina Mani was an invited panelist in Bogotá, Colombia, at a conference on security sector reform for Colombia sponsored by the Universidad del Rosario and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. She spoke about choices and lessons learned by other South American countries in reforming their military and defense institutions. The conference was directed at generating broader public debate over transformations in defense and security practices as Colombia pursues a historic peace agreement to end its long internal war. Government and military officials, academics and civil society organizations attended.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited lecture on the topic of women's gender and sexuality studies on February 7, 2019 at Yale University.
An exhibition catalog published by the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) and Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art has received the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award. Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings includes essays by Andria Derstine, director of the AMAM; Stephanie Wiles, formerly art museum director at both Oberlin and Cornell, who is currently director of the Yale University Art Gallery; and Andaleeb Banta, former AMAM curator of European and American art. The book features new research on the watermarks embedded in various papers used by Rembrandt, and is available from the AMAM.
Sandy Zagarell, Donald R. Longman Professor of English, has been elected to a three-year term as President of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW). SSAWW has more than 400 members, national and international. It sponsors a triennial conference and numerous other activities. SSAWW is committed to diversity in the study of American women writers — racial, ethnic, gender, class, sexual orientation, region, and era — as well as of scholars participating in the Society.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk published an article titled "The Politics of Global Health" in Political and Legal Anthropology Review.