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Ethics Center Director and Humanities Center Board member Ron Sandler leads research team on artificial intelligence ethics oversight

The discussion among researchers, policymakers, and consumers has centered on how to ensure that human values such as privacy and autonomy are protected as we adopt rapidly advancing artificial intelligence and data systems. These discussions have driven efforts to develop ethical guidelines for our increasingly automated world in the form of oversight committees. Northeastern professors…
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Published On: September 13, 2019 |
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2019 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Jewish Studies Program are thrilled to be welcoming author Michael Pollan as the speaker for the 2019 Ruderman Lecture. Miss the live lecture? Watch the recording here! Michael Pollan is the author of numerous best-selling books including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His…
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Published On: September 2, 2019 |
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“Whose Story?” Humanities Center Graduate Fellow, Anjuli Fahlberg, awarded 2019 Best Dissertation Prize from American Sociological Association

Former PhD student and 2017-2018 “Whose Story?” graduate fellow Anjuli N. Fahlberg, has won the ASA Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled “Activism Under Fire: Violence, Poverty, and Collective Action in Rio de Janeiro.” As an ASA award recipient, she joins a venerable group of scholars and educators who have been honored for achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching, practice, and public…
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Published On: June 7, 2019 |
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“Cultures of Ability” Humanities Center Fellow, Linda Blum, publishes paper in RSSD 11 part of her project “Managing Precarious Normality in an Age of Inequality”

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 “Cultures of Ability” Faculty Fellow Professor Linda Blum for publishing her recent paper, “Narratives of Care and Citizenship: Mothering ‘Precariously Normal’ Adult Sons and Daughters in an Age of Inequality” in the annual journal Research in Social Science and Disability 11 (RSSD 11). The journal entitled, New Narratives of Disability: Constructions,…
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Published On: September 18, 2019 |
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Congratulations to the 2019-20 “Authority and Subversion” Faculty Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty fellows selected for the seventh annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 7 faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community.  The theme for…
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Published On: April 8, 2019 |
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Events & Programs sponsored symposium: “Touch This Page! A Symposium on Ability, Access, and the Archive”

In conjunction with the exhibition “Touch This Page! Making Sense of the Ways We Read,” this symposium will explore the issues of ability, access, and the archive at the intersection of the Humanities and Engineering. The symposium kicks off on Northeastern University’s campus on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in…
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Published On: February 14, 2019 |
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Collaborative Research Cluster sponsored symposium: “Feminist Resistance: Structures & Strategies for Troubles Times”

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program presents a 2018-19 Collaborative Research Cluster symposium sponsored by the Northeastern Humanities Center and the Global Resilience Institute.     Don’t forget to register for the symposium: https://feministresilienceneu.eventbrite.com.  

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“Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Never After” A Talk with Author Laurie Essig

Presented by the Northeastern Humanities Center and The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and generously supported by the New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC)  

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Kara Swanson Awarded The History of Women in Science Prize for 2012-13 Collaborative Research Cluster Article

Professor of Law Kara Swanson was awarded the 2018 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science prize for best article on the role of women in science from the History of Science Society (HOSS). The article titled, “Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office” (2017), can be found here. The…
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Congratulations to the 2018-19 “Cultures of Ability” Faculty Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the Northeastern University faculty fellows selected for the sixth annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for 8 faculty fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community.  The theme for…
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Published On: February 20, 2018 |
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