On the Human

BSLS members may be interested in the National Humanities Center's project 'On the Human', which is an online forum for humanities scholars and scientists to 'share their ideas and research'.  A number of eminent scholars in the literature and science field have published essays in the forum, including N. Katherine Hayles ('Distributing/Disturbing the Chinese Room') and Joseph Carroll ('The Adaptive Function of Literature and the Other Arts'), and each is followed by substantial comments from other scholars.  On 21 June, the site will publish a new essay on 'Late Darwin and the Problem of the Human' by the Society's President, Professor Dame Gillian Beer.