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Daniel Donoghue, John P. Marquand Professor of English at Harvard University, is a specialist on Old and Middle English, with broader interests in the literary and intellectual history of the early medieval world. Other interests include poetics, language history, and the reception of the Middle Ages in the contemporary world.

Language Editors

Daniel Donoghue, Old English Editor
Danuta Shanzer, Medieval Latin Editor
Alexander Alexakis, Byzantine Greek Coeditor
Richard Greenfield, Byzantine Greek Coeditor

Jan M. Ziolkowski, Founding Editor
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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene