The Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar

2016-2018

Presented by Boston University

Boston, MA 02215

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HUMANITIES & TECHNOLOGY

AT THE CROSSROADS

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars were established in 1994 to provide support for comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments. The seminars, named in honor of the Mellon Foundation's long-serving third president, John E. Sawyer, have brought together faculty, foreign visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields mainly, but not exclusively, in the humanities and social sciences, for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants. The Mellon Foundation’s support aims to engage productive scholars in comparative inquiry that would (in ordinary university circumstances) be difficult to pursue, while at the same time avoiding the institutionalization of such work in new centers, departments, or programs. Sawyer Seminars are, in effect, temporary research centers. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a Sawyer Seminar Fellowship to Boston University in 2016 to pursue interdisciplinary exploration of ethical aspects of everyday life in a computationally driven world.

 
Recipients of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Grant, “Humanities and Technology at the Crossroads, 2016-2018"

Principal Investigators

 

PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY,

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Juliet Floyd

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF EMERGING MEDIA STUDIES, BOSTON UNIVERSITY

James E. Katz

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY,

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Russell Powell

 

Past Events

BU Mellon Sawyer Fellows, 2017-2018

Jon Burmeister, PhD
Wendy Salkin, JD, ABD
Seena Eftekhari, PhD
Laura Specker Sullivan, PhD
David Leslie, PhD
Zeynep Soysal, PhD