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.

May 01, 2013
screenshot of the townsend lab page

Four years ago the Townsend Humanities Lab launched with just a few pilot projects and user tutorials. Since then, the Lab has grown to encompass some 200 projects and over 2000 users. As we prepare to retire the THL, we revisit some of the rich collaborations—from courses to research groups to projects among individual scholars—that have taken place on the site.

April 18, 2013
D Lab

The social sciences and the humanities are closer together, in methods and in theory, than they have been for a long time. As we move forward, digital methods and data analysis will have a role to play in all of this. The new Social Sciences Data Laboratory (D-Lab) has emerged to meet this need.

April 16, 2013

The Renaissance Society of America has selected Dean of Arts & Humanities Anthony Cascardi's book on Cervantes as the winner of the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize for 2013.

April 15, 2013

UC Merced seeks to appoint two post-doctoral scholars to participate in the Center for the Humanities academic program for 2013-15.

April 12, 2013
an 18th century coffee shop

While it's commonplace to say that the Internet, with its preference for small, digestible bits of information, is killing age-old, traditional longform journalism, Harvard Professor Robert Darnton argues that news has long been made up of small tweet-like bits of information.

April 03, 2013

In Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, Associate Professor of English Eric Falci engages in marvelously close readings to understand the importance of Ireland's oral and literary tradition in the work of its contemporary poets.