Upcoming Events

All listed Whitney events are free and open to the public.
For videos, podcasts and images from past Whitney events visit the Archive page.

Monday, January 27

Franke Program in Science & the Humanities

Reckoning and Judgment: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Distinguished Lecturer Series
Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities)
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4:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, January 27

Underground Codes: Slavery's Representability and the Cultural Politics of 1930s Hollywood

Ellen Scott, Film and Media Studies UCLA 
(Film and Media Studies Program and Whitney Humanities Center)

5:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, January 28

Finzi-Contini Lectures

Philippe Lançon, journalist and writer

Did I Write a Feel-Good Book?

Philippe Lançon’s Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo is available at the Yale Bookstore.

Press release
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5:00pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, January 28

Franke Program in Science & the Humanities

Taking a Random Walk: A Scientific Approach to Art

Werner Sun, visual artist
(Yale Quantum Institute, Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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7:30pm, Sloane Physics Laboratory 59. 217 Prospect St.

Wednesday, January 29

Quantifying Contemporary Antisemitism: Challenges and Findings from North America and Europe

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Ayal Feinberg, Texas A&M University-Commerce
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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4:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, January 29

Have You Seen My Movie?, Director Paul Anton Smith

(UK/Canada, 2016) 136 min. DCP
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; Film and Media Studies Program; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, February 05

Antisemitism and Hate Culture in France and in the US: A Comparative Story, 2000–2019

Marc Weitzmann, journalist and novelist
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)
For more information view here.
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4:00pm, Room 208

Sunday, February 09

Dr. Strangelove, Director Stanley Kubrick

Impact of the Atom Film Series
(UK, USA, 1964) 95 min. 35mm.
(Department of Physics; Yale Wright Laboratory; Center for East Asian Studies; Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
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3:00pm, Auditorium

Sunday, February 09

All About My Mother, Director Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1999) 105 min. 35mm. print from the Yale Film Archive
Introduced by members of the Yale Graduate Film Colloquium
(Yale Graduate Film Colloquium; Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow;  History of Art Department; The Dean’s Fund; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, February 10

Shulman Lectures

Zoë Todd, Carleton University

Fishy Refraction, Resturgeonce, and Weaponized Fossil Relations: Tools for Rewriting Alberta’s Petrocolonial Chemistry

5:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, February 12

Tehran Children: Poles and Jews in the USSR and the Middle East, 1939-1947

Mikhal Dekel, Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts, CCNY
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism  and Whitney Humanities Center)
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5:30pm, Room 208

Friday, February 14 to Saturday, February 15

The Authoritarian Personality

Annual Conference of the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
Made possible by generous grants from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, the Knapp Family Foundation, and the Jason M. Folk Memorial Fund created in loving memory by Elyssa ‘03 and William Friedland.
Our conference focuses on the landmark study, first published in 1950, under the title, The Authoritarian Personality, which was just re-issued by Verso Press in August 2019. The book was a collaboration between Theodor W. Adorno and a group of academic psychologists working at the University of California, Berkeley: Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford. Adorno had originally intended that the book be called “The Fascist Character and the Measurement of Fascist Trends” to reflect the political problem at its heart. Anchored in case study, The Authoritarian Personality reflects the aspirations of early critical theory to pursue empirical social science. But it is also a highly theoretical work, a systematic inquiry into the psychological structure of fascism, racism and antisemitism.
The conference will take place over two days (February 14-15, 2020) at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University.

2:30pm to 7:30pm, Room 208

Sunday, February 16

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Director Lynne Ramsay

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(UK, 2011) 112 min. 35mm.
Introduction by Archer Neilson
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

2:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, February 17

Experiments in French Silent Cinema

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
Explores films from various 1920s avant-garde movements, presented with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton.
Introduced by Oksana Chefranova
(Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
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7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, February 20

Franke Visiting Fellows

Steven Meyer, Washington University

The Two Silos: Literature, Science, and Agents of Overlap in Twenty-first-century Science Studies

5:00pm, Room 208

Sunday, February 23

Atomic Cafe, Directors Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty and Pierce Rafferty

Impact of the Atom Film Series
(USA, 1982) 86 min. DCP
Introduced by Shelly Lesher, Physics and Wright Laboratory
(Department of Physics; Yale Wright Laboratory; Center for East Asian Studies; Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.
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3:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, March 02

Shulman Lectures

Abou Farman, The New School for Social Research

Anaesthetic/Synaesthetic: Making Senses After Lives (#4)

5:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, March 04

The Beginnings of Bebop, Director Willie Ruff

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
(USA, 1981) 26 min. 16mm.
Followed by a conversation with the director
(Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, March 26

A Tribute to Barbara Hammer

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive
Short films of Barbara Hammer (1939-2019)
Introduction by Ron Gregg, Columbia University
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
For more information view here.

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, April 06

Shulman Lectures

Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Wesleyan University

The Matter with Pantheism: Gods, Worlds, Monsters

5:00pm, Room 208

Monday, April 20

Shulman Lectures

Emanuele Coccia, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Reincarnation Today

5:00pm, Room 208