Society and Culture
May. 18, 2016—The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a digital extension grant to a project historian Jane Landers has led since 2003 to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records.
Apr. 21, 2016—The traveling exhibit "States of Incarceration" features a contribution from philosophy students at Vanderbilt. It will be displayed in Nashville in spring 2018.
Apr. 18, 2016—Antonio Villaseñor-Marchal, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, has won this year’s Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship from the Society of American Archaeology.
Apr. 1, 2016—Public opinion date gathered by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project shows that the people of Brazil have lost confidence in their political institutions.
Mar. 30, 2016—Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, will team up with Akira Saito, an anthropologist with Japan's renowned Museum of Ethnology, to promote scholarly exchange on a significant but little-studied chapter in colonial South American history.
Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.
Mar. 17, 2016—Mona Frederick, director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and Steve Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C. and met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.
Mar. 16, 2016—To mark Colombia's historic peace accord with rebels, scholars from around the world will gather at Vanderbilt to consider the history of conflict in Colombia and its prospects for peace moving forward.
Mar. 16, 2016—Alvin E. Roth, who shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, will discuss “Who Gets What and Why: The Economics of Matching and Market Design" March 22. Roth is responsible for re-designing the National Resident Matching Program, through which approximately 20,000 doctors a year find their first employment as residents at American hospitals.
Mar. 11, 2016—Christoph Zeller, associate professor of German, writes: "Looking back at the protest movement in Germany reveals parallels that help to understand the present."