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One Parallel for the Coronavirus? The Great Depression

June 8, 2020

How do financial downturns affect the mobilization of progressive social movements? Elisabeth Clemens tackles this question in a new JSTOR Daily article on the Great Depression, which features her research from our State as History and Theory project.

With His Star on the Rise, Artist Samson Young Becomes First Winner of M+ Museum’s Sigg Prize

May 26, 2020

Hong Kong–based artist Samson Young, a 2018-2019 Visiting Fellow, has won the inaugural Sigg Prize for outstanding achievement by artists born or working in China.

What Can Big Data Teach Us about Eviction?

May 12, 2020

In an article in Public Books, Visiting Fellow Jo Guldi (a member of the Textual Optics research team) examined how data-mining can uncover new insights about eviction, the ways it reinforces structures of poverty, and Britain’s history of debating property rights. 

Kashmir and the Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

Paul Staniland, a Faculty Fellow on The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World project, considers how COVID-19 will likely entrench the status quo in Kashmir, as state actors and mass publics focus on getting through the pandemic.

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors Is Field Museum’s First Major Show Curated by a Native American Scholar

March 13, 2020

The Chicago Tribune reviews the new exhibition, jointly organized by the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium and curated by Visiting Fellow Nina Sanders.

How Will Trump’s Supreme Court Remake America?

February 27, 2020

University of Chicago Law School professor Alison LaCroix was quoted in a New York Times Magazine cover story discussing her research with the Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation project, sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium. The project built and analyzed robust data sets to deepen our understanding of the meaning of the words “bear arms” at the time the Second Amendment was written. The project has practical implications for debates about gun rights and originalist interpretations of the US Constitution. 

Neubauer Collegium announces 13 new research projects Center has supported 100 humanistic research collaborations since its 2012 launch.

February 17, 2020

Center has supported 100 humanistic research collaborations since its 2012 launch.

A Continent Remade: Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa

February 9, 2020

Adom Getachew, a member of the research team for the Countours of Black Citizenship research project at the Neubauer Collegium, reflects on the legacy of African decolonization in a special section of the Sunday New York Times.

Art at Keller: John Preus Exhibition Stages Reclaimed Furniture from Closed CPS Schools

January 6, 2020

Artist and furniture-maker John Preus, whose replicas of philosopher huts were featured in the Neubauer Collegium’s HUTOPIA exhibit, is unveiling a new conceptual art project for the Keller Center at the University of Chicago. The installation features sculptures fashioned from items reclaimed from shuttered Chicago Public Schools. 

Dagmar Schäfer wins 2020 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

December 6, 2019

Dagmar Schäfer, a contributor to the Neubauer Collegium's 2014-16 research project Knowing and Doing: Text and Labor in Asian Handwork, will be awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2020. The most prestigious research prize in Germany, it is awarded by the German Research Foundation to “exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.” 

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