ANN: Zeynep Çelik: "Everyday Life at the Dig, c. 1900", Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series (IFA NYU, 7 Nov 2017)

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Everyday Life at the Dig, c. 1900 
Zeynep Çelik, Distinguished Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers-Newark, and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 
6:30 PM in the Lecture Hall 
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 
1 East 78th Street 

Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast of the lecture in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. 

About the Lecture: History of archaeology is commonly written centering on Western men of knowledge in far-away lands and among primitive people unable to understand the values and meanings of past civilizations. Focusing on everyday life on an archaeological site in Nippur, this lecture will offer another perspective by highlighting a complex social dynamic with multiple voices: local laborers, Ottoman civil servants, and American archaeologists. 

About the Speaker: Zeynep Çelik is distinguished professor at NJIT-Rutgers and adjunct professor at Columbia University. Her publications include The Remaking of Istanbul (1986—Institute of Turkish Studies Book Award), Displaying the Orient (1992), Streets (1993—co-editor), Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations (1997), Empire, Architecture, and the City (2008—Society of Architectural Historians Book Award), Walls of Algiers (2009—co-editor), Scramble for the Past (2011, co-editor), Camera Ottomana (2014, co-editor), and About Antiquities (2016), as well as articles on cross-cultural topics. She co-curated several exhibitions, among them “Walls of Algiers,” Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2009), “Scramble for the Past” SALT, Istanbul (2012), and “Camara Ottomana” Koç University, Istanbul (2015). Professor Çelik has been the recipient of fellowships from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2004), American Council of Learned Societies (1992, 2004, and 2011), and National Endowment for the Humanities (2012), as well as the Vehbi Koç Award (2014) and the Sarton Medal (2014). 

About the Series: This year’s Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series offers the multivalent concept of projections as its organizing theme. To project is to extend and displace, whether in space, time or perception. Besides cinematic display, the term encompasses practices of mapping and architectural modeling, forecasting and futurology, and the symptomatic behavior of psychological (mis)identification, to name just a few manifestations. Forming a conceptual hinge between these various fields, the notion of “projection” offers a productive and interdisciplinary framework for expanding discourse on art’s ability to exceed its immediate material and temporal conditions.