Junior Hires

Here are some prominent junior hires in the field from the past year. Some of these are recent and some happened back in the spring:

  • Charles Ehret has been hired as maître de conférence at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University. This is one of just a few permanent positions in medieval philosophy in France.
  • Kendall Fisher has been hired as an assistant professor at Gonzaga University (Washington). Fisher previously held a tenure-track position at Seattle University.
  • Joseph Stenberg has been hired as an assistant professor at Colgate University (upstate New York). Stenberg previously held a tenure-track position at San Jose State (California).
  • Zita Toth has been hired as a lecturer in the Philosophy Department at King’s College London. This is the position long held by Christopher Hughes, and is one of just a few permanent positions in medieval philosophy in the U.K.
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Language Hacks

This is a participatory post. I am hoping to collect suggestions from readers about ways in which they are using technology to cope with foreign languages. The query is intended in the broadest sense, ranging over applications in vacation travel, international conferences, reading secondary literature, working with primary texts in Latin, and so on.

Here’s an example of what I have in mind. You’ll all know about Google Translate. But did you know that, from the web page, you can upload a document and quickly get it translated? (Alas, it does not seem to work with scanned pdfs.) Well, no doubt many of you did know about this. So how about some other examples of this sort of thing?

Since I’m hoping this query will be of interest to others in the community, please respond by leaving a reply to this post (below), rather than by emailing me.