Call for Papers: Genealogies of Knowledge II

March 18, 2019

Genealogies 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, 2019

Nobel 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, 2019

John 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, 2019

Margaret 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, 2019

UChicago’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, 2019

University 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, 2019

Howell'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, 2019

The 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, 2019

The 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, 2019

SIFK 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, 2018

Eduardo Escobar's latest piece on glass and procedural knowledge in Cuneiform Cultures

Historian Ada Palmer traces censorship of radical ideas across centuries

December 14, 2018

Ada 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, 2018

University 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, 2018

Wu Hung will deliver a talk titled "Miraculous Icons and Dynastic Time: Narrating Buddhist Images in Medieval China."