On April 18, 2014, The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities participated in Case Western Reserve University's annual Research ShowCASE. The Center produced videos highlighting the research efforts of several of our humanities faculty members, as well as an undergraduate and graduate student.
Videos feature research & scholarship of:
Jason Carney, Graduate Student, Department of English
Jason researches the pulp fiction magazine, a once ubiquitous print media that delivered sensational fiction to the masses at little cost.
Kevin Dicus, Visiting Faculty, Department of Classics
Kevin explores two examples of the vast artifactual assemblages recovered during excavations at Pompeii and seeks to understand their formation processes and, consequently, what they may say about the spaces in which they are found.
Noelle Giuffrida, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Art
Noelle investigates the complex relationship between Sherman E. Lee, Cleveland Museum of Art director and curator of "Oriental" art, and German expatriate Walter Hochstadter, to reveal an important chapter of the inner history of Chinese painting collecting in postwar America.
Paul A. Iverson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics
Paul works on the Greek inscriptions incised on the Antikythera Mechanism, the world's oldest known analogue computer that dates to the second or first century BCE.
Ellen Kubit, Undergraduate Student, Departments of English and Political Science
Ellen explores the myth of sexual violence case attrition, based on the Cuyahoga County Prosecution Office's reexamination of backlog rape-kits, and the effects such information has on the organizational relationship between law enforcement, prosecution, and victim advocacy.