In the Media
Students tackle life’s hardest questions in new experimental courses
January 04, 2019
UChicago News interviews students and faculty involved in the multidisciplinary, theory-turned-practice capstone curriculum, XCAP, which made its debut this academic year.
Call for Papers: Genealogies of Knowledge II
March 18, 2019Genealogies of Knowledge II will continue to explore how forms of mediation participate in the production and contestation of knowledge.
Purely Evidence-Based Policy Doesn’t Exist
March 12, 2019Nobel laureate and SIFK Professor Lars Peter Hansen on why data needs theory to be useful
SIFK Faculty Member John Goldsmith Publishes New Book: “Battle in the Mind Fields”
March 07, 2019John Goldsmith and Bernard Laks embark on an interdisciplinary history of the genesis of linguistics.
How did the Fetal Ultrasound Become Such an Iconic Image?
March 06, 2019Margaret Carlyle and Brian Callender discuss the evolution of the image of the fetus. This blog is based off of their current exhibit on display in the Regenstein Library Special Collections.
Politically Polarized Teams Produce Better Work
March 05, 2019UChicago’s Knowledge Lab analyzed Wikipedia pages to find that collaborations with balanced ideological diversity and strong guidelines produce higher quality articles
Smaller teams produce more innovative research
February 14, 2019University of Chicago researchers examined 60 years of publications and found that smaller teams were far more likely to introduce new ideas to science and technology.
In the Media
SIFK Faculty Member William Howell on Trump’s State of the Union
February 14, 2019Howell's Op-Ed contribution to the Hill discusses Trump's risk in pushing aside populism to occupy a grand stage
‘The Fetus in Utero’ exhibit reveals mysteries of the womb
February 12, 2019The Chicago Tribune covers 'The Fetus in Utero' exhibit curated by SIFK members Margaret Carlyle and Brian Callender
SIFK Postdoc Eduardo Escobar wins Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology
January 17, 2019The 2018 Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to Dr. Eduardo Escobar (University of Chicago) for his project, “The Scribal Craft: Cuneiform Recipe Knowledge and the Language of Technology.
In the Media
Podcast: Demetra Kasimis - The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy
January 16, 2019SIFK Faculty Demetra Kasimis (Political Science) discusses her new book in podcast "The Political Theory Review."
‘You,’ ‘Us,’ and ‘Them’: Glass and Procedural Knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures
December 14, 2018Eduardo Escobar's latest piece on glass and procedural knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures
Historian Ada Palmer traces censorship of radical ideas across centuries
December 14, 2018Ada Palmer hosts a series of dialogues designed to tackle how censorship and technology have influenced the dissemination of information through time and across disciplines.
Q&A: Scholar from Puerto Rico discusses research project with UChicago faculty
October 11, 2018University of Puerto Rico Professor Evaluz Cotto-Quijano discusses her research, its impact on Puerto Rico, and what's next.
Wu Hung will deliver the 2018 Nuveen Lecture at The Divinity School
October 10, 2018Wu Hung will deliver a talk titled "Miraculous Icons and Dynastic Time: Narrating Buddhist Images in Medieval China."