WIRED: Ada Palmer and the Weird Hand of Progress

February 11, 2022

"The past we think we know is wrong and so is the future." IFK Faculty Ada Palmer talks about dystopias, her science-fiction series Terra Ignota, and more with Wired Magazine.
Announcements

Ada Palmer presenting at Boskone, New England’s oldest science fiction convention

February 11, 2022

Boskone is the annual science fiction convention of New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) and the oldest science fiction/fantasy/horror [SF/F/H] convention in New England.
In the Media

Robert J Richards on Nazi racial ideas

February 11, 2022

IFK Faculty Robert J Richards cited in Evolution News article "Darwinian Racism: How Evolutionary Theory Shaped Nazi Thinking"
In the Media

Is the legal standard for libel outdated?

February 04, 2022

IFK Faculty Genevieve Lakier looks at Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times and discusses the Sullivan rule in libel law, in the Washington Post. 
In the Media

‘Jim Crow relic’: A short history of the filibuster

January 18, 2022

IFK Faculty William Howell comments on the history of the filibuster
In the Media

Austan Goolsbee in conversation on midterms and the U.S. economy

January 18, 2022

IFK Faculty Austan Goolsbee in conversation on midterms and the U.S. economy on MSNBC

The Sleep of Reason Produces Cats

January 12, 2022

IFK Faculty Michael Rossi on Edward L. Thorndike’s experiments with cats and scientific experimentation
In the Media

There is no Planet B

January 11, 2022

Science fiction scholars and IFK postdocs Katherine Buse and Anastasia Klimchynskaya offer insight on sci fi history and planet speculation in Popular Science
In the Media

Was Voltaire the First Sci-Fi Author?

January 11, 2022

IFK Faculty Ada Palmer tells WIRED Voltaire could be considered the first Sci-Fi writer thanks to a piece he wrote in 1752, Micromegas which features aliens.
News

Brad Bolman receives various honorable mentions for essay awards and research grant

December 02, 2021

Honorable mentions from FHHMLS Graduate Essay Award and FHHS John C. Burnham Early Career Award and Received Royal Society Lisa Jardine Grant
In the Media

Dr.Adam Cifu on Medical Conservatism

December 02, 2021

News

Ana Klimchynskaya receives the Science Fiction Research Association Support a New Scholar Grant!

December 02, 2021

Congratulations to IFK Postdoc Ana Klimchynskaya on receiving the Science Fiction Research Association Support a New Scholar Grant! The New Scholar Program supports scholars of outstanding promise in
In the Media

Shannon Lee Dawdy’s ‘American Afterlives’ charts growing marketplace for new death rituals

November 15, 2021

IFK Faculty and Research Grant Recipient Shannon Lee Dawdy's book 'American Afterlives: Reinventing Death in the 21st Century' charts growing marketplace for new death rituals.
News

IFK Faculty Eve L. Ewing and Michael Rossi Receive the 2020 and 2021 Laing Awards

November 15, 2021

IFK Core Faculty Michael Rossi and SIFK Faculty Research Grant Recipient Eve Ewing recently received the prestigious 2020 and 2021 Laing Awards
In the Media

America Needs a New Scientific Revolution

November 05, 2021

James Evans' research on scientific progress and the "ossification" of research