News

Robert Shiller on “Narrative Economics”

February 17, 2017

The Nobel laureate and Yale scholar delivered a Director’s Lecture January 26 in which he considered the role of narratives as drivers of economic activity.

Will Brazil’s Prison Riots Spur Needed Reforms?

February 9, 2017

The only way Brazil can prevent a “bloody, national-scale gang war,” argues Benjamin Lessing, a principal investigator on the State, Violence, and Social Control research project, is to “craft a better prison strategy.” Curbing prison violence is a crucial first step, he tells the Christian Science Monitor.

Vostell, Fluxus and the Art of Protest

February 8, 2017

Chicago Tribune art critic Lori Waxman considers how the Neubauer Collegium Exhibition "Fantastic Architecture" offers "a timely study in the ways that certain avant-garde artists in the late 1960s and early '70s made art that looked like art while taking protest to heart."

Neubauer Collegium Selects New Faculty Research Projects

February 7, 2017

The Neubauer Collegium has announced 13 new collaborative research projects for 2017-2018. The projects will be led by UChicago faculty representing almost every department in the Division of the Humanities and Division of the Social Sciences, as well as divisions and professional schools across the University. 

An Expert Take on Performing Under Pressure

February 3, 2017

Faculty Fellow Sian Beilock, who recently won the prestigious Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences, discusses her insights on the psychology of performance under pressure with the Wall Street Journal. “We think of the mind as telling the body what to do,” she says, “but it’s not a one-way street.”

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Publications

The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

April 4, 2016
Alain Bresson, translated by Steven Rendall

In this English-language translation of his acclaimed work, Alain Bresson offers a new theoretical framework for studying the economy of ancient Greece. 

Une cartographie culturelle de Paris-Métropole

April 14, 2011
Stephen Sawyer, Associate Professor, History Department, The American University of Paris

From January 2009 to January 2011, an interdisciplinary and international team conducted research to produce a cultural mapping of Paris Métropole (75, 92, 93, 94). The following report the culmination of this project. Through more than fifty new maps, analyzes qualitative and quantitative, and a documentary, we are happy to stage in this report, the main conclusions of our project that not only provide a perspective useful and original on the metropolis of Paris today, but also the tools to understand what will be the Paris tomorrow.

Cinemetrics – a bibliography

June 25, 2014
Mike Baxter, Emeritus Professor of Statistical Archaeology, Nottingham Trent University, UK

The original idea was to list cinemetric publications with a strong statistical component on the website, but the number is steadily increasing.