Journeys, the NYUAD Arts and Humanities Initiative for 2011-2012, explores the physical, intellectual, and artistic journeys of NYUAD students. The event will take place on May 10, 2012.

Historically, journeys have shaped the world through exploration, conquest, commerce, imperialism, migration, displacement, pilgrimage, and tourism, giving rise to relations between different people and places. Paradoxically, the process of interacting with other places and people have generated discovery not only of others, but also of the self. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the ideas mentioned above.

Electra Street is sponsoring a set of panels that will take place during the Journeys event. The panels will present work done in the Humanities by students at NYUAD about journeys and related topics.

Some some suggested topics are:

adaptation
arrivals
authenticity
checkpoints
chronology
comparison and commensurability
cosmopolitanism
delays
departures
diaspora
discovery
Flânerie
geography
geopolitics
heritage
landscape
mapping
nation
navigation
place and space
postmodern relativism
speed
time-travel
traffic
translation
transnationalism
wandering

The deadline for submission is April 26, 2012. Please send all submissions and questions to Electra Street at electra.nyuad@gmail.com with “Journeys Panel Submissions” in the subject field.

For more information about the initiative, see the Journeys website. For more information about the Electra Street panels, please contact Prof. Sheetal Mahithia (sheetal.majithia@nyu.edu) or Associate Dean Cyrus Patell (cyrus.patell@nyu.edu).

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