Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences says society has always had taboo words and speech said in anger.
Arts & Humanities
Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education comments on the differences between Pearl S. Buck's earlier "provocative" writing, for which he says she doesn't get enough credit, and her later "less interesting" work.
Richard Beeman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his new book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes, & Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence.
Mellon Foundation Awards $1.3 Million to the University of Pennsylvania for Humanities and Urbanism Studies
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million grant to the University of Pennsylvania for a five-year innovative, collaborative project entitled Fulfilling and Livable Cities: Design, Urban Life and the Humanities.
A unique collection of posters, collected and curated by Penn professor and PBS History Detectives host Tukufu Zuberi, forms the basis of a provocative new exhibition at the Penn Museum: Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster, opening at 1:00 pm on June 2, 2013, and running through March 2, 2014.
As a part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Arthur Ross Gallery is presenting a talk by Ford W.