2015-02-11 12.30.26

The University of Chicago


  • Native knowledge: Junior scholars bring modern touches to linguistics’ traditional focus.
  • Unearthed: Linguistic detectives solve textual mysteries.
  • Two Perspectives on Ghosts: From antiquity to modern times, ghosts have served as cultural metaphors, storytelling devices, and figures in religious or afterlife beliefs. Faculty members Judith Zeitlin and Patrick Crowley explore the role of ghosts within their particular disciplines.
  • In Dialogue: The Division offers a new joint doctoral degree in Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS).
  • Digging Deep: Stuart Tave fellows’ courses address video games, ISIS headlines, and physiognomy
  • Unification: Wu Hung, who helped to establish contemporary Chinese art history, works toward a global approach.
  • Two Perspectives on Ancient Climate Change: Coping with changing climates in early antiquity
  • Tales from the Tell: Digging up experience at the Egyptian excavation site of Tell Edfu


The Core

  • “Tinged with ghosts”: Horror filmmaker Matilda “Mattie” Szydagis, AB’95, reminisces about the Shoreland, Svengoolie, and Halloween on Chicago’s South Side.