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Tufts Professors on “Academic Minute”

In the past year, several Tufts professors have been featured on “Academic Minute,” a series broadcast by WAMC Northeast Public Radio that focuses on the academic innovations coming out of colleges and universities around the world. In August, the series featured Tufts Music Professor Dr. Joseph Auner, who spoks about the technology behind modern electronic instruments. “Academic Minute” has also spoken with Dr. Gregory Crane, editor of the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts, who researches the importance of Arabic translations of documents from Ancient Greece.

Professor Crane explains the significance of Arabic translation:

Many scientific terms such as algebra and chemistry come to us from Arabic. European culture rediscovered ancient sources like Aristotle and Euclid via Latin translations from Arabic translations of the Greek originals.”

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Rethinking the Humanities

Classics Professor Gregory Crane, editor-in-chief of the Perseus Project, recently blogged for the The Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities on “Rethinking the Humanities and Advancing Civilization in a Violent World.”

We are poised to create a new humanities education that integrates the most advanced analytical methods with our most ancient goals and that produces a generation better able to think about where they have come from and where they are going. And we have now the tools to expand our collaborations across languages and cultures, to develop intellectual and personal relationships with our colleagues from whom we had been cut off.

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