Sharon Marcus Writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education with Lorraine Daston

March 29, 2019 – Topics of Interest

“The professionalization of the humanities and social sciences that has taken place over the past 40 years has standardized graduate training, career paths, publications, and the criteria of academic evaluation. As a result, disciplines have become more disciplined – and less tolerant of brilliant outliers like the Undead Texts.”

Marcus, writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education with Lorraine Daston, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, looks into the lingering life-after-death of what they call the “Undead Texts.”

This article developed from the conference “Undead Texts: Grand Narratives and the History of the Human Sciences” at Columbia University.

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