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Philippa Carter started the topic CfP Waste not, Want not: Food and thrift from antiquity to the present in the discussion Public Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 week, 2 days ago
The Cambridge Body and Food Histories group is delighted to announce the call for papers for its second annual conference:
THURSDAY 12TH & FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019. ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and…[Read more]
This is the submission (unedited) version of the article published in Times Higher Education on April 11, 2019, which argues that the market-based competition that fuels so much of academic life is doing us all far more harm than good.
Gino Bonichi, better known as Scipione after the Roman general Scipio Africanus, was born in Macerata in 1904. He moved to Rome in 1909, where
he studied for a short period at the Academy of Fine Arts. Together with Mario Mafai and Antonietta Raphaël he was one of the founders of the so-called ‘Roman School’ or ‘Via Cavour School’, a group of…[Read more]
Print-friendly remediation and backup copy of my course site for “Digital Storytelling,” part of the Spring 2019 offerings in the Public Humanities MA program at Brown University. Course web site can be found here: http://digitalstorytelling2019.jimmcgrath.us. This course focuses on three particular areas within the larger topic of Digital…[Read more]
The presentation documents a community-based history project conducted by students to uncover the details of the reported lynching of Oscar Mack, an African American veteran reported lynched in Orlando. Reported lynched in Orlando on July 17, 1922, by a mob in Orlando, the newspaper accounts of the incidents gave little detail. In 2013, Julian…[Read more]
Michelle A. Massé started the topic REMINDER: CFPs for Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages due 3/15 at midnight in the discussion Public Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
1) Balancing Acts: Academia’s Gendered Cost of Living
Description: This roundtable examines how women and men pay dearly for degrees in “feminized” fields. We know about students’ economic debts, which women have more of, while earning fewer dollars for repayment. What about the other expenses, psychological and social, of seeking degrees,…[Read more]
Narasimhananda Swami deposited Review Free Why Science Hasnt Disproved Free Will Alfred R Mele Prabuddha Bharata September 2017 in the group Public Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The argument against free will could as well have been eternal. In this short but incisive and analytical book, Alfred R Mele, a professor of philosophy, successfully and clearly critiques the rationale against free will put forward by psychologists and neuroscientists.
Family Values by Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift Book Review Prabuddha Bharata February 2015
This paper explores how one can go beyond social and other distinctions by the praxis of Advaita Vedanta
On the photographs of torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the visual politics of power
On the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko
On looking at lynching photographs
The politics of Rivera’s RCA mural in New York City.
One of the most pressing challenges in the world today is access to clean water. This chapter explores the crises of contaminated water in Flint, water shutoffs in Detroit, and larger questions about the control of water by private corporations and the changing nature of urbanization. As neoliberal policies seek to privatize infrastructure and…[Read more]
In collaboration with the Philosophy School of Phish and Phish.net, the Public Philosophy Journal is developing an unprecedented Special Issue dedicated to exploring philosophical topics in connection to the music and culture of the band Phish. Proposals from folks working within and beyond the academy are welcome by January 18! Please follow t…[Read more]
Standards for Reporting Data to Educators provides a synthesis of research and best practices of how data should be presented to educators in order to optimize the effectiveness of data use. Synthesizing over 300 sources of peer-reviewed research, expert commentary, and best practices, Rankin develops a set of data reporting standards that…[Read more]
Designing Data Reports that Work provides research-based best practices for constructing effective data systems in schools and for designing reports that are relevant, necessary, and easily understood. Clear and coherent data systems and data reports significantly improve educators’ data use and save educators time and frustration. The s…[Read more]
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