[Humanist] 23.558 events: digital humanities at Yale

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jan 11 07:44:35 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 558.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 06:42:43 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: The Past's Digital Presence

The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in 
the Humanities
Yale University
19-20 February 2010

How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research with 
pre-digital sources in the humanities? If the “medium is the message,” 
then how does the message change when primary sources are translated 
into digital media? What kinds of new research opportunities do 
databases unlock and what do they make obsolete? What is the future of 
the rare book and manuscript library and its use? What biases are 
inherent in the widespread use of digitized material? How can we correct 
for them? Amidst numerous benefits in accessibility, cost, and 
convenience, what concerns have been overlooked?

Keynote Speaker: Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg 
Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium Speaker: Jacqueline Goldsby, Associate Professor, University 
of Chicago

Closing Roundtable

Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish, Yale University
Edward Ayers, President, University of Richmond
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King’s College London
George Miles, Curator, Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book 
and Manuscript Library

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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