We talk of “making discoveries” as if forming them out of clay. Yet, for Samuel Johnson, discovery is an action rather than an object.
Editor: Richard Jean So
The humanities have a replication crisis of monumental proportions: so many theories have never been adequately tested or validated.
What words politicians say matters. But which words they use is often the result not of individual choices, but of collective action over years.
Machines learned racism from humans. Perhaps humans can now learn about that racism from the very machines they taught.
In responding to COVID, how should research libraries use the opportunity to tackle the ongoing crisis of postcoloniality?
Nobody knows what will be useful in the future. And this is why we so often find humanistic activities in the seeds and roots of STEM.
What will our children remember of this time, when their play and freedom are confined—or freed—by the digital?
“Why read and write about literature while the world burns?” Because, in working to end the oppression faced by so many, the humanities can help.
Despite welcome diversification, literary culture is also becoming more tied to elite educational institutions, and more difficult to enter.
The Anthropocene has long been discussed in terms of hard science. What do the humanities have to teach about this human age?
While most American fiction focuses on national concerns, its high-end, prize-winning fiction looks around the globe. Why the divide?
If Cloud Atlas is any guide, one of the best ways to sound like a bygone novelist is to make your narrator sound like a racist.
Digitizing works of fiction by Black writers catalyzes history, so that it can build new futures.
Big data shows that those fighting eviction today need not be constrained by today’s ideas or laws of property.
Earlier this morning, the Booker Prize judges announced their shortlist for 2019, stamping just six novels—out of the ...
Fifty years ago, almost every publisher in the United States was independent. Beginning in the late 1960s, multinational corporations consolidated the industry ...
Authorship attribution is helpful if you suspect fraud: for instance, if you believe that Shakespeare wasn’t educated enough to write the plays, or that Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was really ...
It isn’t easy to be a citizen in 2018. We are told to watch out for bots and biased ...