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ROUNDTABLE: Finding the Human in Digital Humanities

ROUNDTABLE: Finding the Human in Digital Humanities

How Many Bytes Does It Take to Get to the Center?

  • Date:
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Doheny Memorial Library
  • Room:
    240
  • Cost:
    Free

Summary:

In our current digital landscape, information is available at a much faster speed, from a larger variety of sources, and through new mediums.

Description:

In our current digital landscape, information is available at a much faster speed, from a larger variety of sources, and through new mediums. This availability of resources has changed not just the way society stays informed, but the way academic subjects are both explored and taught. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the humanities, where new media has dramatically changed research and scholarship.

The term "digital humanities" was coined a decade ago in acknowledgement of the influence of technological innovations on subjects of the humanities, and has since spread as a term incorporated by a growing number of departments, degree programs, research centers, and academic journals in the humanities across the country. How does this reliance on digital sources change the way humanities are explored and taught in the classroom?

Moderator: Kori Street, Director of Programs, Shoah Foundation Institute Panelists: James Collins, Assistant Professor of Classics, USC Dornsife Mark C. Marino, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing, USC Dornsife, Director of the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, Holly Willis, Chair of Media Arts + Practice Division, and Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, USC School of Cinematic Arts

 

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