vrijdag 28 oktober 2022

Conference program of "The Making of the Humanities X" is now available

The full program and conference booklet of The Making of the Humanities X in Pittsburgh (November 3-5, 2022) are now available and can be downloaded here. The online conference consists of three days of papers on the history of the humanistic disciplines in relation to the (social) sciences. Participation to the conference is free.

We hope to see you online in Pittsburgh!

zondag 8 mei 2022

World of Patterns is now Open Access via Project Muse!


The book "World of Patterns: A Global History of Knowledge" (JHU Press) has been made freely available in open access form via Project Muse!

Click here to go to the Table of Contents with free links to all chapters.

woensdag 13 april 2022

Call for Papers ‘The Making of the Humanities X’, November 3-5, 2022, Pittsburgh


The 10th conference on the history of the humanities, The Making of the Humanities X, will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 3-5, 2022. We are delighted that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) together with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) will organize the conference.

The deadline for papers and panels is May 15, 2022.

For more info, click here!

dinsdag 12 april 2022

"World of Patterns" will also be translated into Chinese, Polish and Turkish!


I just learned that my book World of Patterns will be translated into Chinese (The Beijing Science and Technology Publishing Company), Polish (PWN) and Turkish (Monografi). The contracts have just been signed. And there will be more translations to come. 

The official publication data of World of Patterns will be May 10, so stay tuned!

Another fascinating review of the Italian translation of "A New History of the Humanities"


An interesting review appeared in "Scienza e Fede" by Giulia Andronico of the Italian version of "A New History of the Humanities".  According to the reviewer:

"La storia globale delle scienze umanistiche è per la prima volta raccolta e raccontata da Rens Bod nel suo bel volume ricco di spiegazioni e spunti interessanti, che già nel titolo “Le scienze dimenticate. Come le discipline umanistiche hanno cambiato il mondo” stimola la curiosità di chi si appresta alla sua lettura."

Or in English:

"The global history of the humanities is for the first time collected and told by Rens Bod in his beautiful volume full of explanations and interesting insights, which already in its title "The Forgotten Sciences. How the humanities changed the world" stimulates the curiosity of those who are about to read it."

Click here for the full review.

woensdag 2 februari 2022

A Deep Review of "A New History of the Humanities"

Almost 10 years after its publication, A New History of the Humanities continues to be reviewed, this time in the Spanish-language Chilean magazine Santiago. The reviewer raises some important questions:

"Is there such a thing as a lowest common denominator between art theory, literary criticism and music? And if it were true, what good would it do us?"

Indeed, that's what the review tries to answer on the basis of my book. Google translate or DeepL do a great job in translating it into English! Click here for the full open access review.