Tara Zahra named Roman Family Director of Neubauer Collegium

May 6, 2022

Prof. Zahra will assume the role on July 1.

With a Fred Flintstone Rubber Disguise, Artist Arnold Kemp Explores What Masks Really Reveal

April 6, 2022

“We are always moving in and out of masks,” Arnold J. Kemp tells Art News in this feature about his gallery exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium, Less Like an Object and More Like the Weather.

New Paper Explores Livelihood Strategies in Cambodia

April 5, 2022

Sabina Shaikh, Alan Kolata, and others have published a new paper that draws on data from Cambodia to consider livelihood diversification strategies in developing countries. As members of the research team on the Neubauer Collegium Becoming Urban project, Shaikh and Kolata are studying the urban transformation of migrants to Phnom Penh.

Announcing the 2022–2023 Faculty Research Projects

February 22, 2022

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has awarded grants to seven new faculty-led research projects for 2022–23. 

The Planet Is a Political Orphan

February 8, 2022

UChicago History Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, a member of our Planetary History project, recently sat down with the journal Noema to discuss ideas he explored in his new book, The Climate of History in a Planetary Age. Survival in the Anthropocene, he suggests, will require a recognition that humans have become a geophysical force.