[Humanist] 23.573 events: inaugural lecture; summer seminar

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Jan 15 09:50:42 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 573.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (20)
        Subject: inaugural lecture 2 February at King's College London

  [2]   From:    Sean Latham <sean-latham at utulsa.edu>                      (40)
        Subject: NEH Summer Seminar: Magazine Modernism

        Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:38:17 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: inaugural lecture 2 February at King's College London

Inaugural Lecture
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
2 February, 17.00, Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London

'Attending from and to the Machine'


Though a graybeard verging on his institutional retirement, I celebrate 
the role of computing in inaugurating investigations, my own and those 
of others, into what we do not know but are curious to find out. I 
celebrate computing as one of our most potent speculative instruments, 
for its enabling of competent hands to force us all to rethink what we 
trusted that we knew. Like generations of our wiser predecessors, I 
celebrate learning for its own sake, but by other means than they had. I 
celebrate our responsibilities to those whom we teach, not merely to 
prepare them for the world as it is but more to open up, with the help 
of computing, "the alternativeness of human possibility".

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.

        Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:32:10 -0600
        From: Sean Latham <sean-latham at utulsa.edu>
        Subject: NEH Summer Seminar: Magazine Modernism

Dear Humanist Discussion Members,

Given the intersection with some aspects of the digital humanities, I
thought this NEH seminar might be of some interest to the list¹s readers:

I¹d like to invite you to consider applying for "Magazine Modernism", a
Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers sponsored by the National
Endowment for the Humanities.  The seminar will be directed by Sean Latham
and hosted at the University of Tulsa from 12 July to 6 August 2010.

This broad-ranging, interdisciplinary seminar will bring together modernist
scholars and digital humanists to explore the emerging field of periodical
studies.  As a group, the seminar will explore the this vigorous new
intellectual field that thrives both within and between the disciplines of
literature, history, art, print culture, and sociology. At the same time, we
will experiment with cutting-edge tools in the digital humanities.
Throughout the seminar, you will have access to McFarlin Library¹s renowned
Special Collections as well as the Modernist Journals Project, the Journal
of Modern Periodical Studies, and the James Joyce Quarterly. Drawing on
these resources, you¹ll be able to pursue interdisciplinary research and
pedagogical projects of your own choosing using a diverse array of primary
print and digital materials. In intensive seminar sessions, we¹ll draw on
one another¹s unique strengths while also working with the expert scholars,
teachers, and archivists who will be on hand. By the seminar¹s end, you¹ll
will emerge with new ideas for teaching and research on magazines and with a
richer sense of modernism¹s rise in the English-speaking world.

Information about the seminar (including a schedule of events and speakers)
as well as eligibility requirements can be found online at
 http://www.utulsa.edu/jjq/MagazineSeminar/program.html .  Participants will
receive generous stipends designed to defray the costs of housing, travel,
and research while in residence.  For the first time, some slots in the
seminar will be specifically set aside for graduate students whose research
intersects with the seminar¹s topic.

For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to
contact me at <sean-latham at utulsa.edu>.  And please do share this message
anyone you know who might be interested.  The deadline for application is 2
March 2010.

Sean Latham
Professor of English
Director, Modernist Journals Project
Editor, James Joyce Quarterly
University of Tulsa

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