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Director Juliet Floyd Featured on Zeppelin University Podcast

Center Director and Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy Juliet Floyd was a recent guest on a podcast produced by Welle20 at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. In conversation with, Jan Söffner, Chair of Cultural Theory and -Analysis at Zeppelin University and university students, Floyd applies a philosophical lens to the latests developments in artificial intelligence. […]

Sassan Tabatabai Wins Persian Translation Prize

Congratulations to Sassan Tabatabai, Master Lecturer in World Languages & Literatures and Core Curriculum, on his Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize! Tabatabai won the prize for his translation of Sadeq Hedayat’s Blind Owl. Read more about the prize and Tabatabai’s work here.

Associate Director Margarita Guillory Featured in ArtxSciences Magazine

“You miss something when you do not incorporate [in your research] the ways in which these innovative technologies are impacting our lives, whether it’s from a philosophical standpoint, whether it’s from a religious standpoint, whether it’s from a sociological, economic, or political standpoint,” Guillory says. And the crux of technology and Black esoteric spirituality has […]

BU Faculty Receive NEH Awards

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced $33.8 million in grants for 260 humanities projects across the country. Two BU professors received National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship awards for the 2024-2025 cycle. Congratulations to Joseph Rezek, Associate Professor of English and Director of AMNESP, and to Yuri Corrigan, Associate Professor of Russian & […]

Director Floyd Interviewed on Artificial Intelligence

Bostonia released an interview with Center Director Juliet Floyd, exploring why it may be time to slow the development of artificial intelligence. “AI can’t solve all our moral problems with algorithms, and it creates new problems. I strongly support further, intensive research into AI generally; in fact, I believe we need it desperately, and in […]

CAS Interviews New Director, Juliet Floyd

“I really want to make the case that the humanities are more obviously becoming very fundamental in our world,” says Juliet Floyd. Floyd, who became director of the BU Center for the Humanities (BUCH) on July 1, discusses her plans for the Center in this interview .

Conversation with Emily Gowen, PhD Candidate, English

Interview with Emily Gowen Dissertation Project:  “On the Margins: Steady Sellers and the Problem of Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America” At what stage was your dissertation in March 2020?  What were your plans at that time? For my dissertation project I study nineteenth-century American reprints, abridgments, adaptations, and graphic reimaginings of seventeenth and eighteenth century European […]

Forum 2019 Panelist Emily Gowen Featured in The New York Times

Congratulations to BU English PhD student and Forum 2019 panelist Emily Gowen, who was featured in an article in this week’s New York Times discussing the issue of teaching texts affected by #MeToo allegations against their authors: Emily Gowen, a literature instructor at Boston University, asked her freshmen to read Mr. Díaz’s short story “The […]

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