The Death by Numbers project at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) within George Mason University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) provides evidence of the quantitative mindset that developed in England at the turn of the 17th Century with the distribution of mortality statistics that were widely read by the people of London. The statistics were published by London city government officials on a weekly basis in broadsheets titled the Bills of Mortality which provided counts of death recorded by each parish in London along with the cause of death.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, has selected 21 universities to receive more than $3.7 million for the 2022 National Service and Civic Engagement Funding Opportunity. Selected organizations will research five priority areas, including volunteer management, societal and national understanding of national service, civic infrastructure in communities, and AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Seniors programmatic interests. See the full list of newly funded AmeriCorps research projects.
Lauren Guilmette and Ada Jaarsma reflect on their experiences with the Image-Text and Experimental Writing Workshop hosted earlier this month at George Mason University as part of the philoSOPHIA 2022 conference.
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice," headlines a series also featuring Jeremy Brecher (author of "Common Preservation"), Joe Guinan (co-author of "The Case for Community Wealth Building"), Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), and Melissa Scanlan (author of "Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy").