In the News

In the News features articles on current topics in the Humanities, publications and projects by Berkeley faculty and fellowship participants, and general Townsend Center news.

October 08, 2010
A photo of a dancer taken with an artistic angle and lighting.

Diana Taylor discusses the transformation of the archive and proposes a simultaneity in the relationships between the repertoire, the archive, and new forms of knowledge and interaction engendered by digital technologies.

September 30, 2010
Image of the book cover art for Forced to Care. A young hand reaches to hold an older one.

Forced to Care traces the ideological and material foundations of the current care crisis in the United States by weaving together two interconnected strands: unpaid care work within the family, on the one hand, and slavery, indenture, and other forms of coerced labor, on the other.

September 18, 2010
Photo of the Washington, D C Library of Congress.

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance, created by the Library of Congress, will allow government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and businesses to preserve and provide access to digital content.

September 09, 2010
Image of a window opening to a globe suspended in the blue sky.

A Cal student has given his own response to providing OpenCourseWare sustainability with an online project-based course that grants real academic credit for student-led development of OpenCourseWare within the existing framework of the university.

September 03, 2010
Image of the Open Education logo, a green book.

Massive Open Online Courses change the role of the instructor and increase the importance of material produced by the student body, which can be in the realm of thousands for a single course.

August 26, 2010
Image of a question mark made of many people.

Online peer review forums can level the playing field between expert and layman reviewers, but vastly increase the amount of scholarly discourse and level of critique for works before they get edited by writers before publishing.