Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Public Humanist

I'm now listed as a contributor to The Public Humanist, a site set up by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities with support from The Valley Advocate.

Pretty impressive list of writers there. I'm the, uh, Asian one, I guess. What's going on that it was so hard to find non-whites with a background and passion for the Humanities? Perhaps I need to write a blogpost about that.

The point of the blog is to engage in public dialogues about how the humanities frame, affect and are affected by our public, American lives. It's early on, and as I wrote, I'm listed as a contributor but have not yet contributed, but it looks to be a good discussion. Join in!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It's here! For order

Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter

edited by Jack Cheng and Marian H. Feldman, published by Brill, 2007.

More details as we get closer to the actual physical book.