Video and Audio
Welcome Back by Iris Bohnet
Technology Panel with Taryn Dinkelman, Robert Jensen, and Kristine Pearson; moderated by Margo I. Seltzer
With Thuwayba Al Barwani, Jishnu Das, and Cecilia María Vélez; moderated by Fernando M. Reimers
With Joyce Banda, Mirai Chatterjee, and Kirk R. Smith; moderated by Paula A. Johnson
Welcome by Barbara J. Grosz and Brigitte Madrian
Shifting Populations Panel with Valerie M. Hudson, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, and Amy O'Neill Richard; moderated Swanee Hunt
John Tiffany delivers the 2010–2011 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and the Humanities at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
With Adrian Johns and Matthew G. Kirschenbaum; moderated by John Palfrey
With Isabel Hofmeyr and Meredith L. McGill; moderated by David D. Hall
Panel discussion with Paul Duguid and Elizabeth Long; moderated by Homi K. Bhabha RI '05
Closing Remarks and Discussion by Charles E. Rosenberg and Peter Stallybrass
Organized by Leah Price ’91, RI ’07, Professor of English, Harvard College Professor, and Senior Advisor in the Humanities at the Radcliffe Institute, and Ann Blair ’84, BI ’99, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Harvard College Professor, “Why Books?” probes the form and function of the book in a rapidly changing media ecology. Speakers from a variety of disciplines—literature and history to sociology and computer science—discuss the public-policy implications of new media forms and explore some of the major functions that we identify with books today: production and diffusion; storage and retrieval; and reception and use.
Through the Radcliffe Research Partnership program, Harvard undergraduates work closely with fellows at the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program on projects that mirror the interdisciplinary nature of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Junior and senior research partners describe their rich experiences in the program.