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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. …

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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…