A thousand years before Isaac Asimov set down his Three Laws of Robotics, real and imagined automata appeared in European courts, liturgies, and literary texts. Medieval robots took such forms as talking statues, mechanical animals, and silent metal guardians; some served to entertain or instruct while others performed disciplinary or surveillance functions. Variously ascribed to […]
The Milwaukee Courier spoke with Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume for an article on myths associated with the Ebola virus. Ngalamulume specializes in the history of health and disease in West Africa. His upcoming book, entitled Colonial Pathologies, Environment, and Western Medicine in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1867-1920 (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.), explores how […]
Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt, whose research interests include medieval technology, the occult sciences, courtly culture, imaginary lands and faraway places, and all aspects of the strange and weird of the medieval world, is among the contributors for the new book Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy. Truitt’s chapter is […]
Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, felt right at home visiting Bryn Mawr’s campus last week.
“This place IS Hogwarts,” Gilsdorf told a packed room of Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff who had gathered in Thomas Hall to hear him talk about his book.
Students in the 360° Course Cluster “The Transforming Legacy of Oil” organized a symposium on Jan. 18, featuring a multi-disciplinary lineup of professionals discussing the impact of oil. The symposium, titled “Flourishing Beyond the Legacy of Oil,” opened with remarks by Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities Carola Hein. Student-moderated sessions focused on the […]
Students Present Findings in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray ConferencePosted October 18, 2012
Fourteen students presented research in the humanities and social sciences at the Hanna Holborn Gray Conference held in the Ely Room on Friday, Sept. 28. This is the first year that the Hanna Holborn Gray Program held a formal conference for its fellows to present their findings. The idea came from graduate student mentors Jessica […]
This week, the “Meet a Mawrter” video series demonstrates that the routes to fun aren’t necessarily the obvious ones: senior history major Emily Kirchner found one that started with a job in the dining hall.
An informal pool of women who are tech executives in Silicon Valley by Forbes.com writer Connie Guglielmo yielded a list of 11 candidates for Facebook’s currently all-male board of directors. Two women who appear on the list—Susan Barnes ’76 and Drew Gilpin Faust ’68—are Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the article: • Susan Barnes, former controller […]
Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies Kalala Ngalamulume was interviewed recently by Jamaican news and current affairs radio program “Jamaica Speaks” about the “Kony 2012” humanitarian video that’s gone viral online. Ngalamulume specializes in the history of health and disease in West Africa. He teaches courses on the social history of medicine, urban history, […]
One of three newly designed 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012 examines the global impact of oil on the modern city and the world’s socioeconomic networks. “Transforming the Legacy of Oil” combines courses from Growth and Structure of Cities, Economics, and History to assess how oil has affected our built environment as well as local and global economies … Read more»