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

New Databases: November 2017

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in November 2017:

  • Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection incorporates 10 rare newspapers from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk, in local spelling) regions of Ukraine.
  • Digitalia Portuguesa is an e-books and e-journals database for libraries where you will find access to content in the Portuguese language. The database contains thousands of academics e-books from Portuguese publishers and universities, as well as the most relevant e-journals in different subjects.
  • Russkii Arkhiv Digital Archive is monthly journal of history and literature, published in Moscow in 1863-1917.  Founded by P.I. Bartenev, a longtime editor of the journal, and intended to make a comprehensive coverage of Russian history.


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


Book Talk: Kim Phillips-Fein on Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (11/28 at Bobst Library)

Book Talk: Kim Phillips-Fein on Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

Kim Phillips-Fein will discuss her new book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017) on Tuesday, November 28 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.

Kim Phillips-Fein is the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal. She teaches history at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has written for The NationDissentThe BafflerThe Atlantic, and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City. 

Praise for FEAR CITY

“The remaking of New York City under cover of crisis was a prelude to what would become a global economic tidal wave. In zeroing in on this little-understood chapter of urban history, Fear City helps sheds much-needed light on a range of contemporary crises, from the starvation of public services amidst enormous private wealth to the rise of Donald Trump. Kim Phillips-Fein is a historian of the first order.” 
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything

RSVP: email with guest name(s) & event title.

Electroacoustic music concert in the Avery Fisher Center, 11/15 at 7:30pm

On Wednesday evening, November 15, the NYU Libraries’ Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, in cooperation with the Department of Music, NYU School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, NYU Steinhardt School, will present a concert of recent electroacoustic music by NYU student composers.

The program of works by Erich Barganier, Ryan Carter, Federico Camara Halac, Toshihisa Tsuruoka, and Viola Yip will feature live interactive electronics and 3D spatialized sound, combined at times with light bulbs, video animation, electric guitar, smartphone motion sensors, and more.

Location: Immersion Room, Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, NYU Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South), 7th Floor

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free; seating is limited. To reserve a spot, RSVP here.

New Databases: October 2017

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new databases we added to our collection in October 2017:

  • Caixin Global provides financial and business news in China. It is the English language platform of Caixin, an independent media outlet in China with a Public Trust Committee to guarantee its integrity. Our subscription allows complete access to Caixin paid content, including their CX Flash brief stories and a weekly audio roundup of news.
  • Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Material has been indexed so that it can be used in new ways. For example, one can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
  • Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, opening new paths for the study of music in its cultural context.
  • Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film collection includes more than 400 of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today. It turns the spotlight on preeminent independent distributors—Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, Pragda, and Oscilloscope. These films support disciplines, such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, theatre, African- American studies, and more.
  • Performance Design Archive Online: With the Performance Design Archive Online, theatre students and researchers can now truly see “behind the scenes” of the world’s greatest dramatic performances. Performance Design Archive Online is the first comprehensive, international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. Bringing together essential books and periodicals, archival material, and specially commissioned instructional videos, the collection will cover design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music.
  • Social Work Online is a resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks along with documentaries and clinical demonstration videos, and lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners. The content is structured around twelve important topics in the social work curriculum, most of which are applicable worldwide.
  • Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities is a digital archive that presents primary source materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives, focusing on the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. It is global in scope and offers coverage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It includes, for example, records of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Committee of Fifteen, Women’s Labour League, Women’s Trade Union League, and other grassroots feminist organizations, among other materials.

NYU Libraries’ Fall Graduate Research Breakfast (11/7 at 10am-12pm, Bobst Library)

We’re getting ready for the final stretch of the semester and invite you to join us for our annual fall Graduate Student Research Breakfast.

Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help you get (re)oriented to our resources, get started with citation tools, and get the most out of our collections and services. 

Get more information and RSVP below.

  • Tuesday, November 710:00am-12:00noon 
    Bobst Library 10th-floor Graduate Student Exchange (northwest corner) 

As always, watch for more news and events tailored particularly for graduate students. 

We look forward to seeing you there!