Lettres, Sciences Humaines

15 juillet 2017

Humanities at the Airport

HomeChristopher Schaberg explores what, if anything, academe can do about the distinct knots of negativity that airports have become known for. More...

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The Dehumanities

HomeMany humanists have difficulty presenting their case because they are used to speaking one way among themselves and another way to outsiders, argue Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro. More...

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13 juillet 2017

Theater Classics, Contemporary Sensibilities

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. Native American walkout from the University of Wyoming’s production of The Fantasticks illustrates challenges facing college drama. More...

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Degree Plus?

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. University of Utah’s new certificate program raises a question: Do students with liberal arts degrees need more to get a job. More...

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Second Chance for Fallen Philosopher

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Anna Stubblefield was a respected philosopher at Rutgers before she was accused and convicted of raping an intellectually and physically disabled man she’d promised to help communicate. Now she’s getting a retrial. More...

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Women's College Scholars Ask Mills Not to Cut Philosophy

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. With the future of Mills College’s philosophy department threatened, more than two dozen philosophers from other women’s colleges are asking Mills to abandon a plan to lay off two tenured professors and shutter the unit. More...

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Threats for What She Didn’t Say

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Professor’s essay about the original color of classical statues is mocked by conservative websites -- and then she receives online threats. More...

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New Face of the MLA

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Modern Language Association taps Paula Krebs, dean at Bridgewater State and longtime humanities advocate, as new executive director. More...

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National Academies Call for Plan on Social Sciences

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The National Science Foundation should clearly state the most important questions to be addressed by the social, behavioral and economic sciences, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said in a report published Friday. More...

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Adams Out at NEH

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Humanities leaders had hoped to see William D. Adams, an Obama appointee, finish his term. The agency is among several targeted for elimination by the White House. More...

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