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Director Sidonie Smith cited in an article about the future of doctoral education

We need to "aerate" our assumptions about what we teach and how we teach it, said Sidonie Smith. Smith called on humanists to collaborate more, to move from the intransitive "think" to the transitive "think with."

Andreas Gailus: What I'm Reading This Week

At the moment, I’m reading Webb Keane’s Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories, which was mostly written during Keane’s 2013-14 stint at the institute.

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