Exhibition | The Unflinching Eye: The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz

The Unflinching Eye:
The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz

Mamdouha Bobst Gallery |  July 12th – September 30th, 2018

Free and open daily to the public until 11 pm

Photo: David Wojnarowicz work depicting sculpture of open eye with ant crawling on the eyeball.
Untitled (eye with ant), 1988. Silver gelatin print courtesy of PPOW Gallery.

The Unflinching Eye utilizes archival material to contextualize Wojnarowicz’s creative practice. Selected almost entirely from the David Wojnarowicz Papers, housed in NYU’s Fales Library, the exhibition seeks to analyze the images, ideas, and relationships that informed the artist’s work across media including painting, photography, installation, performance, and writing.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6PM-8PM

NYU is grateful to the Keith Haring Foundation for its support of The Unflinching Eye.

70 Washington Square South | New York | NY | 10012

NYU Libraries Invites You to INPUT 2018 (April 30- May 4, Brooklyn)

The NYU Division of Libraries is pleased to offer complimentary registration for INPUT 2018 to NYU students and alumni.  A NYU Libraries sponsor is making this opportunity available to 50 members of the NYU community, and we’re delighted to share it with you!


INPUT 2018

INPUT 2018 is a convergence of international public television storytellers that will take place in Brooklyn, NY. NYU students and alumni interested in media and public television are invited to attend this conference.

Host: Forest Creatures Foundation

Co-Hosts: WNET and Brooklyn College

Dates: April 30 – May 4

Registration Fee: An anonymous donor is generously sponsoring attendance for 50 NYU students and alumni. The registration fee for all sessions will be covered; this fee covers your attendance to any or all of the conference sessions. 

(**Any transportation costs and the attendance to the Midweek Party, which is $40, are not included.)

Registration deadline: April 20

(**We can accept RSVPs beyond this date, however only those who have registered by April 20 will have their name appear on the delegate list.)

Questions and registration, please contact: Whitney Lee @ wl1148@nyu.edu or whitney.lee@nyu.edu


Location: Williamsburg Cinemas (217 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211)

About the event: Discussion topics include the role of public broadcasters in the arena of children’s programming, the use of historic archival material to tell new stories, and the definition of the “war victim” as storyteller. Unlike festivals and markets, the intention of the conference is to exchange, discuss, and share.

Lunch panels include:  A “Conversation with NOVA,” the WNET Hamilton documentary, and Diversity in US Public Television being produced by Harlem based Black Public Media.  There will also be an opportunity for registered delegates to have lunch with commissioning editors from around the world at the Brooklyn Winery where they can pitch their projects, or whatever.   



April 30: Opening reception (5 pm)

May 1: Screenings and discussion (9 am – 7 pm)


Topic: Parental Guidance Suggested: The role of public broadcasters in the arena of children’s programming.

May 2: Screenings and discussion (9 am – 7 pm)    TBD

May 3: Screenings and discussion (9 am – 4 pm); midweek party from 6 pm – 11 pm


Topic: History As You Have Never Seen it Before: Innovative ways of using historic archive material to tell new stories


May 4: Screenings and discussion (9 am – 4 pm)

Topic: Telling War Stories, Far From the Front Lines


For more information about session topics:  http://input-tv.org/home

Moderators: http://input-tv.org/input-2018/moderators

Please visit www.input-tv.org for additional details.



INPUT was founded on the principle that every culture is valuable and deserves respect and recognition. It stimulates an increased awareness of cultural, societal, and national sensibilities as they relate to public television programming from around the world. It has an impact internationally on the delegates attending the conference and, through dialogue, on their colleagues back home. This professional development enriches program selection and thereby benefits the delegates’ respective public television audiences.


Timbuktu and Beyond: The Past, Present and Future of West African Manuscript Collections (4/11 at 6:30pm, Bobst)

Timbuktu and Beyond: The Past, Present and Future of West African Manuscript Collections

A fundamental source for the history of West Africa lies in rich archival collections, most famously the manuscript libraries of Timbuktu. Documents from the Mali and Songhai Empires and the centuries before European colonial rule offer a vital window into the region’s complex ties to the wider Muslim world, and to cultures and polities in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The participants will discuss their experiences with West African documents, as well as the challenges of consulting and protecting these renowned archives of human history.
Wednesday, April 11 | 6:30-8:00PM (doors at 6pm)
Tamiment Library (10th floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library)
Open to the public | Light refreshments


  • Ousmane Kane, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School; author of  Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa (Harvard UP, 2016)
  • Michael Gomez, Professor of History, New York University; author of African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa (Princeton UP, 2017)
  • Alexandra Huddleston, photographer and photojournalist; author of 333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu (Kyoudai, 2013)
(Co-sponsored by New York University’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Department, History Department, Africana Studies Department, and Medieval & Renaissance Center, with support from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science.)

Annual Fales Lecture: “Quipus, Quipolas, and Hrönir in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Europe” (4/4 at 6pm, Bobst)

The Annual Fales Lecture:  “Quipus, Quipolas, and Hrönir in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Europe”

The annual Fales Lecture in English and American Literature will be delivered by Galen Brokaw, Associate Professor and Head of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montana State University. Professor Brokaw is a scholar of Colonial Latin America and Early Modern Spain, New World historiography, and Indigenous Latin American cultures. The author of A History of the Khipu (Cambridge UP, 2010), Professor Brokaw will lecture on “Quipus, Quipolas, and Hrönir in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Europe”. His presentation discusses the emergence of the quipu, a knotted string device used by the Incas to record information, as a physical object in the European imagination, and places this emergence in the broader context of European thought. 
Wednesday, April 4, at 6:00 PM 
Fales Library & Special Collections
New York, NY 10012
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

March 20th unCOMMON Salon — Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

NYU’s Rachel Rothschild presents the March edition of our unCOMMON Salon series.

Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Hear the untold story of how acid rain changed ideas about the threat fossil fuels posed to the global environment, the attempts of the coal industry to discredit scientific research on the problem, and how we might learn from acid rain’s history to better approach environmental threats like climate change.  

Tuesday, March 20th | 6:00 pm
Bobst Library, Room 745 (Floor 7, Avery Fisher Center)
Open to the Public | Light refreshments will be served


Rachel Rothschild is a current Furman Academic Scholar at New York University’s School of Law. She previously served on the faculty of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized study after receiving her Ph.D. in History from Yale University with distinction.  

Her current book project, Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution, will be –published next year by the University of Chicago Press.


This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center) 

Bobst Library Gallery Concert: Teares of the Muses (12/15 at 5pm)

On Friday, December 15, the NYU Libraries’ occasional series of Friday afternoon concerts will present the ensemble Teares of the Muses in a return appearance. Their program will feature seventeenth-century music for voice and viols by composers Matthew Locke, John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, Adam Michna, Václav Holan Rovenský, Michael Praetorius, Johann Nicolai, Samuel Scheidt, and Samuel Capricornus, along with the world premiere of Flock, composed by group member Joel Rust.


Teares of the Muses is the resident early-music ensemble at the NYU Department of Music. Performing with the group for this concert will be Margaret Panofsky, director and viols, Joel Rust and Christina Brandt-Young, viols, Kathleen Cantrell, soprano, and John Cantrell, organ.


Date: Friday, December 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Bobst Library Atrium Gallery, 70 Washington Square South, First Floor

Admission: Free

Further information: email

2017 Bobst Film Festival is on 12/2 at the Avery Fisher Center

The 2017 Bobst Film Festival will take place this Saturday, December 2nd from 1:00PM – 7:00PM in the brand new Avery Fisher Center for Music & Media inside Bobst Library. 

The festival will include films by current students and recent graduates of New York University.

Tickets are FREE and seats are already going fast. With only 30 seats available per film block be sure to reserve your seat today!

2017 Schedule  

Screening Block #1 @ 1pm:
“The Assault of Laughter” (dir. Ben Eisenberg)
“The Employee” (dir. Kyle Sims)
“Dream Suite No. 1” (dir. Tom Fama)
“The Missing Shoe” (dir. Bianca Pick)
“MNSTR” (dir. Nicole Melillo)
Screening Block #2 @ 2pm:
“A Letter To My Unborn Daughter” (dir. DaeQuan Collier)
“Carpe D.M.” (dir. Rose Loprinzo)
“Mamadou Warma: Deliveryman” (dir. Yusuf Kapadia)
“The Silent Soldier” (dir. Brian Ryu)
“I Am the Elements” (dir. Careina Yard)
Screening Block #3 @ 3pm:
“It Always Snows In Winter” (dir. Henry Yuliano)
“Mercury on Castle Mountain” (dir. John Zeng)
“2:60 On a Tuesday Night” (dir. August Detering )
“Prototype” (dir. Rashad Frett)
“Until Further Notice” (dir. Christian Rossipal)
Screening Block #4 @ 4pm:
“Closeted” (dir. Saatvik Kaushik)
“Man of The House” (dir. Jall Cowasji)
“27 Minutes” (dir. Daryl Hanxuan Wang)
Screening Block #5 @ 5pm:
“Time to Leave” (dir. Sam Rice)
“Jack Magic” (dir. Samantha Block)
“Disquiet” (dir. Emilija Gašić)
Screening Block #6 @ 6pm:
“What Makes a Good Party?” (dir. Shane Sheehy)
“Casa Bella” (dir. Hahn Byol Chang)
“Cast in India” (dir. Natasha Raheja)
The members of this year’s prestigious jury include:
Brane Živković (chair)
Julie Sloane
Vicky Dann
Sharon Badal
Darrell Wilson 

Location: Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, NYU Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South), 7th Floor
For more information, visit the Bobst Film Festival website