Embracing the Past and the Future

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Humanities Writ Large

"The library is one of the few academic organizations with a core mandate to embrace both past and future," said Joshua D. Sosin, associate professor of classical studies and history at Duke. "That's heaven for an ancient historian, whose focus is ancient documents and the modern technologies we bring to bear on them."

Professor Sosin has been appointed as the faculty director of the "Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3)," where he will lead a team in enhancing Duke's existing digital papyrology projects and designing new technological experiments with broad applicability within and beyond the field of classics. The DC3 will act as an incubator for innovative humanities scholarship and complement Duke's other initiatives to re-imagine the role of the humanities in higher education.

DC3 is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more in Duke Today.

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Associate Professor of Classical Studies and History