Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Reclaiming a fragmented history

Digital humanities scholars are orchestrating an epic crowdsourcing effort to sort and transcribe handwriting on thousands of documents discarded hundreds of years ago, known as the Cairo Geniza.

Louisa Shepard



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Philadelphia Inquirer

After Trump G-7 Blast, Tension Hangs Over July NATO Meeting, Efforts to Deter Russia

Perry World House Fellow Derek Chollet and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Mitchell Orenstein offered commentary on the Trump administration’s relationships with U.S. allies.

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Business Insider

Truck Drivers Fear for Their Safety on the Road — but the Vast Majority of Them Face a Much Bigger Threat

“The salaries are not high enough to justify the number of hours worked and the health, family, and social consequences of this work,” the School of Arts and Sciences’ Steve Viscelli said of the hazards professional truck drivers face.

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Inside Higher Ed

Gender Gap Without Gender Bias?

Dawn Teele of the School of Arts and Sciences collaborated on research measuring gender bias in academic publishing. The study found that journals focused on qualitative research had higher percentages of female authors.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

From Doctoral Study to … Digital Humanities

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Stewart Varner explained that “digital humanities” isn’t technically a field on its own. “But,” said Varner, “it is often treated as such by people who consider themselves digital humanists as well as those who adamantly do not.”

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Salon.com

The ‘Hurricane Show’ and the Perils of Poor Planning

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Martin Seligman discussed “homo prospectus,” the instinct to plan ahead that has come to define humans.

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