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Franke Fellows for 2018 and 2019
Algorithmic Mirrors of Human Biases with Aylin Caliskan,
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University

Monday, June 3, 3pm - 4:30pm
The Franke Institute for the Humanities, 1100 E 57th Street, JRL S-118

As data-driven machine learning brings forth a plethora of challenges, analysis of machines trained on internet-scale linguistic data reveal the inheritance of human-like biases. This talk introduces a method, the Word Embedding Association Test, that investigates biases embedded in language models that are trained on billions of sentences collected from the World Wide Web.

"Algorithms, Models, and Formalisms" a Mellon Foundation Project at the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact 773.702.8274 in advance.

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May 2, 2018 
Jennifer Pitts, “Empire and International Law”

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November 8, 2017 
Deborah Nelson, "An Unsentimental Education: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil"

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March 1, 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone, “Sex and the Constitution: The Road to Roe"
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Coming Up
Regenstein window Proposals for team-taught, graduate level CDI seminars should be submitted by Friday, November 16. Download the memo and coversheet here.

Courses for the 2018-2019 course roster:

Fall 2018
Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung in Performance: Siegfried
offered by David Levin (Germanic Studies) and Steven Rings (Music)

Winter 2019
Opera and Film: China / Europe
offered by Martha Feldman (Music) and Judith Zeitlin (East Asian Languages & Civilizations)

Spring 2019
The Global Plantation
offered by Christopher Taylor (English Language & Literature) and Adom Getachew (Political Science)

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Also see: Disciplines & Technologies is a Mellon funded project with the Center for Disciplinary Innovation.

Franke Fellows for 2018 and 2019
The Franke Faculty and Dissertation-Completion Fellows for 2019-2020 have been announced.

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New Director at the Institute
This year, Prof. Françoise Meltzer is Interim Director, and Prof. Richard Neer is the Incoming Director, beginning his five-year term in July 2019.

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New at the Institute
Learn more about the three new exciting initiatives launching this fall at the Franke Institute.

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Franke 25
Franke 25On November 10, 2015, the Franke Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary with a symposium.

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