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.

August 19, 2010
Photo of ancient books on a desk next to a new laptop.

Brian Croxall has written an open letter to incoming graduate students in the humanities, offering timely advice useful to just about anyone in a graduate program.

August 09, 2010
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Anthologize is a new open-source digital humanities tool that allows WordPress users to aggregate, edit and remix blog posts and export them into multiple formats.

August 02, 2010
Photo of a lecture hall completely filled with students using Macbooks.

College campuses experiment with integrating iPads into the curricula by distributing them free to students, preloaded with course material.

July 26, 2010
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Students can now participate in the joining of technology and the humanities in PhD degree options like "Computing in the Humanities" and "Digital Humanities."

July 19, 2010
Image of the Google Editions logo.

Google launches new e-books venture, stating that it plans to work with independent bookstores, behaving more like a wholesaler than competitors like Apple and Amazon.

July 12, 2010
Image of Berlant's blog website, Supervalent Thought.

An increasing number of humanities scholars are experimenting with new forms of thinking and dialogue that take place in new, “virtual” sites.