Historic paper trail shows difficulty of governing from half a world away From USC News | by Michelle Boston How do you rule a territory from across an ocean? These days it may not be much of an issue, with phones, email and quick flights. But in the 18th century, when handwritten letters were delivered…

Congratulations to our very own faculty fellow, Vittoria di Palma, for receiving the 2016 American Historical Association’s Herbert Baxter Adams award!  Di Palma won the award for her book Wasteland, A History (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014), a study of early modern English conceptions of hostile territories that aims to serve as a prehistory…

Conversations Across the Humanities Structured discussions of issues and themes of interest to faculty, postdocs, and students across the humanities and humanistic social sciences. All are welcome to listen, learn, and converse. All sessions take place in Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Room 241 | Academy for Polymathic Study Friday, October 21, 2016, 10 am – noon Presentations…

Postdoctoral fellow Stephanie Balkwill has received an award from the ACLS program on “Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society,” for collaborative work on China studies. With this award, Balkwill will convene a conference entitled Statecraft in East Asia: A Conference of Storytellers, which will take place February 10-13th, 2017 at USC. Statecraft in East Asia: A Conference of…

Faculty members will mentor postdoctoral researchers joining the university’s new Society of Fellows in the Humanities, advancing research and intellectual exchange within academia.

We are pleased to announce the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, an interdisciplinary community of junior and senior scholars that supports advanced research and intellectual exchange in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.