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The Presses are Rolling for Faculty at The New School


Two faculty members at The New School for Public Engagement have recently published books reflective of The New School’s interdisciplinary approach to cultural scholarship: food studies coordinator Fabio Parasecoli has co-edited A Cultural History of Food and professor of History Claire Potter has co-edited and contributed to Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back.

Fabio Parasecoli’s Cultural History of Food, which he co-edited with Peter Scholliers, professor of Contemporary History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a set of six volumes covering over 2500 years of food and its physical, spiritual, social and cultural dimensions.

Claire Potter’s Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (edited with Oberlin’s Renee C. Romano) offers essays exploring the challenges of writing histories of recent events where visibility is inherently imperfect, hindsight and perspective are lacking, and historiography is underdeveloped.

For more information on The New School for Public Engagement visit the website at http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/.

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