What We’re Reading: February 9, 2012

We begin this week with the news that Wendell E. Berry will deliver the 41st Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Then, find articles on IRBs, AHA President-elect Kenneth Pomeranz, the National Archives exhibition of the Magna Carta, and restored Edison recordings. Finally, find teaching resources to prepare for Presidents’ Day and learn more about the history of Washington, D.C.

News & Insights

  • Wendell E. Berry, 41st Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities Wendell E. Berry named 41st Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities
    Wendell E. Berry, a distinguished poet and environmental writer, will deliver the 41st Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Kennedy Center in D.C. His talk is entitled, “It All Turns on Affection,” and he will “discuss man’s interaction with nature, as depicted in history, philosophy, and literature.” Last year Drew Gilpin Faust delivered the lecture, and the year before Jonathan Spence had the honor. See a complete list of past lecturers here.
  • Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research
    Inside Higher Ed interviews Laura Stark, assistant professor at Wesleyan University, who attended institutional review board meetings around the country and put together the book, Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research.
  • Past master
    The University of California, Irvine profiles Kenneth Pomeranz, the AHA’s new president-elect.

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Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Matthew Keough, Robert B. Townsend.

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