Humanities

New play was inspired by Virginia Tech shootings

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New play about campus shootings offers little in the way of answers, but aims to spark conversation.

Author discusses new book on largely forgotten hero of desegregation

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New book tells story of a largely forgotten man who won a landmark Supreme Court decision.

Writing program association continues to debate access for members with disabilities

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A major writing conference caught flak last year for rejecting panels about disabilities in writing. It's made some changes, but some still aren't satisfied.

Researchers build preservation ecosystem to avert 'digital dark age'

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Universities and nonprofits are building a "preservation ecosystem" to ensure today's research can benefit scholars of the future.

Author discusses new book on rise of the modern university

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Author discusses new book on the evolution of the modern university.

Scholars in India demand that Harvard U Press drop its well-respected editor

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Thousands of academics and others in India attack esteemed book series by Harvard U Press and its well-respected editor, a Columbia professor, because the project is in the U.S. and the editor has differed from Hindu nationalist teachings.

Philosophy association issues statement against bullying

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Philosophy association issues statement against the way some scholars are being treated. Some praise the effort. Others fear it could limit free expression.

Study finds Australian universities have high demands for academics

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Study analyzes job ads to show just how much is expected of an aspiring academic.

Report finds poor job market for history Ph.D.s

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Openings are down and the number of new Ph.D.s in the field far outpaces available positions, report finds.

An American Shakespeare scholar, with new Ph.D. from British university, ends up detained over visa expiration

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Why is Britain trying to deport an American who just earned his Ph.D. at U of Birmingham?

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