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A collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international project in the digital humanities, Mapping the Republic of Letters, centered at Stanford University, presents visualizations that analyze “big data” relating to the world of early-modern scholars, with a focus primarily on their correspondence, travel, and social networks. The project makes use of quantitative metrics while retaining a committment to the qualitative methods of the humanities.
The 2012 Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Robert Darnton on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpha Gamma Rho Hall, Buehler Alumni Center. (Reception to follow.) He will speak on “Books, Digits, and Dollars: A Design for the Future.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Robert Darnton is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library. A winner of the MacArthur Prize and numerous other awards, he has written notable works, including: The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future ; The Great Cat-Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History ; The Literary Underground of the Old Regime ; Poetry and Police: Communications Networks in Eighteenth Century Paris ; The Business of Enlightenment .
Eugene Lunn was, prior to his untimely death in 1990, a member of the Davis Department of History. In his twenty years here, he distinguished himself as a scholar in the field of modern European intellectual history. He was a passionate and productive scholar, but no less an engaged and inspired teacher. In his memory, a fund was assembled to support an annual memorial lecture. Its purpose is to honor the profession of teaching and to present to a broad and varied campus audience an exemplary discussion of issues of high significance in contemporary intellectual life.
This is the twentieth Lunn lecture, following upon those of such well-known scholars as Carl Schorske, Hayden White, Martin Jay, Saul Friedlander, Laura Engelstein, Lawrence Levine, Lynn Hunt, Thomas Bender, Bonnie Smith, Wendy Doniger, Cemal Kafadar, William Cronon, Fred Wakeman, Jan Goldstein, Suzanne Marchand, Louis Menand, Thomas Laqueur, and Mark Mazower.
The lecture, thanks to the generosity of many people, has become an important annual event at Davis. We want to take this opportunity once again to thank all of you who have previously supported this undertaking. We are currently facing a severe funding shortage, however, so if you find it possible to make a new (or renewed) contribution to the lecture fund, however small, we will be very grateful indeed. You may write a check to the “UC Regents (Lunn Memorial Fund)” and send it to Monica Fischer in the Department of History.
The obituaries of two former UC Davis faculty members, both very well-known scholars, ran in yesterday’s Sacramento Bee (Tuesday November 1, 2011). Erich H. Loewy (b. 1927) was the founding chairman of the UCD Medical Center’s Bioethics Program, and was an internationally known expert in health care ethics. Erich was also a Nazi-era refugee who emigrated from Austria, first with his parents to England, and later on his own to the United States. Ruby Cohn (b. 1922) taught comparative drama for a number of years at UC Davis and was a pioneering Samuel Beckett scholar. When her first article on Beckett was rejected by an academic journal in 1959, the editors commented that they liked the paper, but concluded that “your author does not merit publishing space.”
Ilham Dilman, the prolific UK-based philosopher who died in 2003, is known for his voluminous writings on a wide range of subjects: ethics, metaphysics, ancient philosophy, the legacy of Freudian psychoanalysis, and literature. Philosophy as criticism: essays on Dennett, Searle, Foot, Davidson, Nozick (Continuum, 2011)–now on Shields Library’s freshly-repurposed new book shelf–offers essays on consciousness, realism, ethics, the philosophy of mind, and philosophy as wisdom literature. For location information, see http://ucdavis.worldcat.org/oclc/694396607.
The Open Humanities Press: On New Publishing Opportunities in the Humanities
Marta Brunner, Open Humanities Press, UCLA Libraries
Date: Thursday, October 21, 1-3pm
Location: 126 Voorhies, UC Davis
Marta Brunner shares her experience as an advisor to the Open Humanities Press, (OUP) an international publishing collective in critical and cultural theory. This scholarly run collective publishes journals such as Fast Capitalism, Film-Philosophy, the International Journal of Žižek Studies and Postcolonial Text, as well books in series edited by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Wlad Godzich and Bruno Latour. Marta Brunner will discuss opportunities and challenges for for humanities scholars offered by new publishing systems alongside the coming crisis in humanities publishing. For more info on OUP see http://openhumanitiespress.org/
Marta L. Brunner is Head of Collections, Research, and Instructional Services at the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA. In addition to her work in Young Research Library, she sits on the UCLA Library Scholarly Communication Steering Committee and is a Library representative to the UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education: Humanities, Arts and Architecture, Social and Information Sciences. Marta came to Young Research Library in 2006 as a postdoctoral fellow sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources after obtaining her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program at UC Santa Cruz.
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Contact: David Michalski, Social and Cultural Studies Librarian, UC Davis
“Launched in January 2007, IJŽS is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal. As its title unambiguously proclaims, it is devoted to the work of Slavoj Žižek, a Slovenian philosopher/cultural theorist. Despite such predictably caricatured media portrayals as “the Elvis of cultural theory” and “the Marx brother”, Žižek has attracted enormous international interest through his application of otherwise esoteric scholarship to contemporary mass culture and politics. ”
Zusammenfassung/Summary of Gadamer’s influential study, “Wahrheit und Methode”/”Truth and Method”. Links to two video clips, “Gadamer im Gespraech mit Ruediger Safranski.”
Klappentext vom Verleger/Publishers’ blurb: “Von der Schelling-Dissertation bis zu den Europa-Texten Zu Werken und Kontexten, Rezeption und politischen Debatten Die zentralen Begriffe im Überblick: Diskursethik, Erkenntnisinteresse, Öffentlichkeit, Weltbürgergesellschaft etc. Mit Bibliografie und Register/From the Schelling dissertation down to the most recent works on the European Union, and contextualized treatments of the works in between, their reception, political debates, overviews of central concepts: Discourse ethics, knowledge and human interests, the public sphere, global citizenship, and others. With bibliography and indexes.” Click here for the publishers’ page for this title.