TAYLOR Miles Telegraph India Utopian Universities

Milles Taylor. Foto: Telegraph India / The most remarkable feature of the mould-breaking expansion of higher education that took place across the world in the 1960s was the foundation of some 200 entirely new universities. In most countries, growth had previously been confined largely to existing institutions or to lesser colleges of various kinds which…

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DIHAL Kanta AI Narratives

Kanta Dihal / Foto: Media & Press / Artificial intelligence (AI)’ is a loaded term, rife with connotative contradiction that inspires debate, disagreement, and disillusion. But what is AI, really? How have our expectations of computational capability, and even a robot Armageddon, come to be? Why does it matter how we talk about increasingly sophisticated technology, not just…

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BLAXILL Luke The Language of British Elections

Luke Blaxill / Foto: University of Birmingham / Luke Blaxill’s book deserves to be seminal. Its unassuming title conceals a bracing methodological challenge: an argument for the application of specific digital techniques to the study of electoral politics. It deploys ‘corpus linguistics’—the computerised compilation and interrogation of massive databases of millions of words—to intervene in…

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SIEGELBERG Mira Statelessness

Mira Siegelberg / Foto: TAUVOD / Mira Siegelberg’s important monograph retrieves and explores the debates in a range of different forums on a subject of fundamental significance: how, in the author’s words, ‘the problem of statelessness informed theories of rights, sovereignty, international legal order, and cosmopolitan justice, theories developed when the conceptual and political contours…

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GRAFTON, Antony. Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, Mass. & London: Harvard University Press, 2020. 392p. Resenha de: SHAW, Mattew. Reviews in History, 15 jan. 2020. If it is hard to write a book review, then it is much harder to make a book. Anthony Grafton’s latest monograph, Inky Fingers, puts the…

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