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.

January 28, 2013
A professor works with a student in a lab setting.

Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology Benjamin Porter on how collaboration with G.R.O.U.P. undergraduate apprentices makes an impact, both for students and for professors.

January 22, 2013
Image of the T E I logo.

By developing and maintaining an encoding standard for the digitization of text, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is helping to deliver on the the internet's promise to democratize access to the world’s cultural heritage.

January 14, 2013
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Julia McAnallen reflects on her experiences in Madrid as the first IE-Berkeley International Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow.

January 10, 2013
An image comparing the redesign of the old Berkeley seal to a redesign of a famous classical painting.

In spite of apocalyptic predictions, 2013 is upon us. In honor of the new year, I present the (second annual) Year in Digital Humanities: the most notable stories in technology from 2012 and what it means for scholars in the Humanities.

December 12, 2012
Image of the book cover of Worldly Stage, featuring traditional Chinese art.

Professor Sophie Volpp's recent book explores how a theatrical mode of spectatorship in Seventeenth-Century China cultivated forms of social and cultural spectatorship.

December 07, 2012
Image of the Techno TV logo.

The Wire, Gossip Girl, and The Good Wife: why these shows and other examples of a “realistic” portrayal of technology (as opposed to science fiction) should be included in the corpus of social-technological commentary.