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Three scholars from Harvard's Music Department received prizes at the Society for Ethnomusicology conference. Kiri Miller, PhD '05, this year's Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, was awarded for her recent Journal of the Society for American Music article "Schizophonic Performance: Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Virtual Virtuosity."
As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age? The Radcliffe Institute's "Why Books?" conference—a summit on the future of books and their format, storage, retrieval, circulation, transmission, reception and use—addressed this question.
At Radcliffe, former New York Times reporter Linda J. Greenhouse ’68 and Yale Law professor Reva Siegel narrated the story of abortion from the period before the landmark Supreme Court case, granting women the right to an abortion, to the present day.
Authors of Before Roe v. Wade: Voices that Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling, anthologize original documents from the early 1960s to 1973, and suggest reconsidering the conventional narrative of the court case and the backlash it created at a recent Radcliffe lecture.
"Why Books?" conference discusses the broad future of print media.