The Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society announced eighteen inaugural faculty research projects to begin in the 2013-2014 academic year, creating teams of faculty members with the goal of fostering and sustaining collaborative interdisciplinary research. Many of the large-scale, seed, and faculty fellows projects have principal investigators from the Division of the Humanities:
- The Body’s Role in Thinking, Performing, and Referencing: Susan Goldin-Meadow, Diane Brentari, Anastasia Giannakidou, Sian Beilock.
- The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab: Melissa Gilliam, Patrick Jagoda
- Signs of Writing: The Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Contexts of the World’s First Writing Systems: Christopher Woods, Ed Shaughnessy
- Audio Cultures of India: New Approaches to the Performance Archive: Philip V. Bohlman, Kaley Mason, James Nye, Laura Ring
- Global Literary Networks: Hoyt Long, Richard Jean So, Thomas McEnaney
- Health and Human Rights in the Humanities: Building Capacity with Human Rights Principles: Susan Gzesh, Daniel Brudney, Evan Lyon, Haun Saussy, Renslow Sherer
- The Voice Project: Martha Feldman, David Levin
- What are Arab Jewish Texts? Texts and Questions of Context: Orit Bashkin
- Working Group on Comparative Economics: Alain Bresson, David Schloen, E. Glen Weyl
- Working Group on Political Theology: Andreas Glaeser, Cliff Ando, Julie Cooper, Michèle Lowrie, William Mazzarella, John McCormick, Omar McRoberts, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Eric Santner, Lisa Wedeen, Eric Slauter
- A Worldwide Literature: Jāmī (1414-1492) in the Dar al-Islam and Beyond: Thibaut d’Hubert
- Cinemetrics Across Boundaries: A Collaborative Study of Montage: Yuri Tsivian
- History, Philology, and the Nation in the Chinese Humanities: Judith Farquhar, Haun Saussy
- Material Matters, A project of the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society, in partnership with the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry: Christine Mehring
Founded in June 2012, the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society was named for Joseph Neubauer, MBA’65, and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer. David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of History and Social Thought, and director of the Neubauer Collegium, said of the projects, “Our faculty members have set their sights on areas of great complexity and deep importance, and reached out to their colleagues across the University in hopes of discovering newly collaborative ways of thinking about these questions.”
Learn more about the Neubauer Collegium here.
Read the UChicago News coverage of Neubauer Collegium projects announcement here.