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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 154–155.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Stanley N. Katz William M. Chace, 100 Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned Along the Way (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006), 368 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 August 2018
... that such courses involve both gains and losses. Learning to lecture in front of a blank screen in an airless studio is not easy but has its own rewards if a professional media staff amasses and edits images and sounds. Teaching assistants also have to develop new techniques for involving students in discussion...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Gerald Graff Taking a series of period courses arranged in chronological order seems the natural and obvious way for students to learn history. But an odd thing happens when these courses are not connected to one another, as they rarely are in the college curriculum. Since students experience each...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 200–203.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Caroline Walker Bynum; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay is a parable that delivers a message of epistemological significance for teachers and students in historically based disciplines and religious studies. Bynum writes, anecdotally, of standing “for a long time” and “rejoicing” before Vermeer’s...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the humanities, as a number of recent publications have done. The second set continues the approach of describing in detail the excitement and discovery that can occur in a particular humanities class but also expands upon the first to include the voices of graduate students and an undergraduate and to delineate...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 405–414.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in tandem with a close inspection of historical fascism in the German case. The course coincided with the first months of the Trump presidency, inviting discussion not only of ideology and popular appeal, but also of specific developments in the young administration. Students were challenged to think...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 415–429.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Youval Rotman As a contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “In the Humanities Classroom,” this essay describes a four-hour meeting of an undergraduate seminar on historiography at Tel Aviv University. The students and instructor alike are enabled, by analyzing...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 59–66.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Mary Harvey Doyno As part of a series of case studies titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” this essay asks how one can teach college students with little or no exposure to close reading, critical analysis, or the premodern world to read a text written c. 202 CE. An instructor at Sacramento State...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 75–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Dorothea von Mücke This contribution to a set of case studies, titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” focuses on one session of a Columbia University seminar, Aesthetics and Philosophy. The class, comprising a mixed group of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse programs and backgrounds...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Ramona Naddaff; Katharine Wallerstein Written for a series of case studies titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” this contribution describes an undergraduate course on ancient rhetoric at Berkeley, in which Professor Ramona Naddaff was accused by a male student of demeaning women during a lecture...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the professional and pedagogical challenges involved in organizing the class and the strategies employed to encourage critical reflection and historical thinking among the students. In addition, the author explores his own insecurities as a teacher and explains the means that, over many years of teaching...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
...), respectively, many of the lessons from one Chinese classroom are applicable to any context in which students are asked to grapple with unfamiliar textual and visual material. This teaching experience proved to be not only about communicating material, skills, and ideas to the students but also also...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 390–398.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of MBA students in business ethics classes at Harvard and the University of Chicago over the past decade. Asked whether Franklin's business principles have stood the test of time, students are typically skeptical that the thirteen are suited to modern commerce, regarding them instead as ethical nostrums...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Caroline Walker Bynum As part of a series of case studies titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” this contribution reports in detail on the initial class taught by the author in the spring of 2015, during her time at Princeton University as a visiting lecturer in art history. By presenting students...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 17–21.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Mack This essay reflects on the different uses that its author has made of the Warburg Institute Library, first as a student, resident in the Library for two years, then as a visitor on day-long research trips from Warwick, and most recently as director of the Institute. After describing how...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Adam Michnik This memorial to Leszek Kołakowski by perhaps his most famous student—a cofounder of the Solidarity movement—treats Kołakowski's life story only in passing. Not a conventional eulogy, the essay runs extensively through several of the arguments Kołakowski made over the years that taught...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann This essay, part of a special issue on the Warburg Institute and Library, offers personal recollections of scholars whom the author encountered there as a student in the early 1970s, including E. H. Gombrich, Otto Kurz, Michael Baxandall, Frances Yates, D. P. Walker, A. I...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 218–233.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Benoît Fliche; John Angell In his introduction to the third installment of the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia (vol. 24, no. 1), the journal’s editor, Jeffrey M. Perl, writes about exopraxis and xenophilia, giving as an example of their convergence a Muslim student’s practice of confessing...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in Western Europe seemed to graduate students to represent a kind of “other.” Recently the European Middle Ages has come to seem familiar, and medievalists, still in search of the unfamiliar, have reached beyond the borders of Western Europe and the type of documents traditionally studied to research new...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 389–396.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Kathryn Kremnitzer; Siddhartha V. Shah; Wenrui Zhao Three PhD students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University recount their experiences of a collaborative hands-on approach to the humanities, at the intersection of craft and science. As participants in the “Laboratory...