Official Launch of the Open Access Publication, Rivers of the Anthropocene

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the Rivers of the Anthropocene project is proud to announce the publication of Rivers of the Anthropocene. Published by University of California Press, Rivers of the Anthropocene is available in print and as an open access publication through Luminos at https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520295025. This exciting …

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Frankenstein and His Creation: Who’s the Real Monster? (Podcast)

Recently, I was a guest in the Examining Ethics podcast for the episode “Frankenstein and His Creation: Who’s the Real Monster?” Below is a summary. You can have a listen here: http://examiningethics.org/2017/10/23-frankenstein-creation-whos-real-monster/ Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein introduced the world to archetypes we’re still familiar with: the mad scientist and his terrifying creation. …

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Earth Day and the Anthropocene

[reposted from the University of California Press Blog‘s Earth Week Blog Series] On November 4, 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement went into effect. …

Leo Tolstoy, 1897

Open Access and the Historical Profession

On July 22, 2013, the American Historical Association released a statement recommending that departments and universities allow students the option of embargoing their dissertations from open online access for up to six years. The following debate ensued…