Faculty Publication: But I Know You, You Are Not God

Stephen Volz, Associate Professor of History, has published an article, “‘But I Know You, You Are Not God’: African Responses to European Colonialism in a Missionary Newspaper” in the July 2020 issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies. Abstract This article analyses how African letter-writers in the missionary-edited Setswana newspaper Mahoko a Becwana (1883–96)Continue reading “Faculty Publication: But I Know You, You Are Not God”

Faculty Publication: Placental regulation

Arianna Smith, Assistant Professor Biology, has published the chapter, “Placental regulation of immune functions” in the book Reproductive Immunology with co-authors Paulomi Bole Aldo and Karen E. Racicot. Abstract The placenta is a highly specialized organ that serves as the primary interface between the maternal environment and the fetus. One important placental function is toContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Placental regulation”

Faculty Publication: Nesting

English Department Professor, Ira Sukrungruang, has published his essay “Nesting” in the March issue of The Sun. He describes his obsession with his new feathered tenants as a means of coping during the pandemic. Excerpt “They come during the first week of quarantine, flitting from fence post to fence post, hovering around a decorative hollowContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Nesting”

Faculty Publication: The Original Meaning of the Yijing

Joseph Adler, Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies & Religious Studies, published a translation of Zhu Xi’s Commentary on the Scripture of Change, with Columbia University Press (2020). Publisher Description The Yijing (I Ching), or Scripture of Change, is traditionally considered the first and most profound of the Chinese classics. Originally a divination manual based onContinue reading “Faculty Publication: The Original Meaning of the Yijing”

Faculty Publication: Constitutionalism and Reciprocity

Fred Baumann, Professor of Political Science, has an essay published on The Constitutionalist, a blog edited by Kenyon Alum Benjamin Kleinerman, ‘97. The essay is based on a lecture he delivered to alums via Zoom in December 2020. “Reciprocity is inevitable whether in war or peace.” The essay, “Constitutionalism and Reciprocity” examines the polarization ofContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Constitutionalism and Reciprocity”

Faculty Publication: Diatoms in hyporheic sediments

Ruth Heindel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, has published an article in Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences titled “Diatoms in hyporheic sediments trace organic matter retention and processing in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.” Her co-authors includeJosh P. Darling,  Joel G. Singley,  Anna J. Bergstrom,  Diane M. McKnight, Braeden Lukkari,  Kathleen A. Welch, and MichaelContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Diatoms in hyporheic sediments”

Faculty Publication: Late Neanderthal short-term and specialized occupations

Bruce Hardy, Kenyon College Professor of Anthropology, along with several co-authors, has published the article “Late Neanderthal short-term and specialized occupations at the Abri du Maras (South-East France, level 4.1, MIS 3)” in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences Issue 13(3) released February 2021.  The entire article is available for viewing online. Abstract Level 4.1 from theContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Late Neanderthal short-term and specialized occupations”

Faculty Publication: The Vanishing Point of World Literature

Travis Landry, Associate Professor of Spanish, has published the article “The Vanishing Point of World Literature” in the Journal of World Literature. The online version appeared on February 9, 2021 and the print issue is forthcoming.  Abstract In the field of world literature, questions about the temporal versus spatial nature of worlding persist. One reasonContinue reading “Faculty Publication: The Vanishing Point of World Literature”

Faculty Publication: Remarks on The Virtue of Nationalism

Fred Baumann, Kenyon College Professor of Political Science, has published an article in the January – March 2021 volume 50 no. 1 issue of Perspectives on Political Science remarking Yorham Hazony’s book, The Virtue of Nationalism. Abstract Summary This article restates Hazony’s distinction between nation and empire and the characteristics used to typify them inContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Remarks on The Virtue of Nationalism”

Publication: Al-Kashi’s Miftah al-Hisab

Kenyon College Professor of Maths, Noah Aydin, recently published the very first complete English translation of Jamshīd al-Kāshī’s historic book, Al-Kashi’s Miftah al-Hisab, Volume II: Geometry (2020), with co-authors Lakhdar Hammoudi and Ghada Bakbouk. About the Book (Description from Publisher Birkhäuser Science) Jamshīd al-Kāshī’s Miftāḥ al-Ḥisab (Key to Arithmetic) was largely unknown to researchers untilContinue reading “Publication: Al-Kashi’s Miftah al-Hisab”