[Humanist] 30.459 events: Treharne at Boston College

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 459.
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        Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 12:51:33 -0400
        From: Eric Weiskott <eric.weiskott at bc.edu>
        Subject: BLUHM LECTURE: Elaine Treharne, Stanford University
        In-Reply-To: <CA+Umv6VoirqVj8KQzWT9ajeEq0jSza=dBCYxn7dmp=D580WdTg at mail.gmail.com>


Dear friends and colleagues,

Please see below for an upcoming lecture at Boston College that may be of
interest to you. Professor Elaine Treharne is a dynamite speaker and a
leading authority on digital humanities within and beyond the field of
medieval studies.

With best wishes, and apologies for any cross-posting,
   Eric W.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Franco Mormando <mormando at bc.edu>
> Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM
> Subject: BLUHM LECTURE: Elaine Treharne, Stanford University


BOSTON COLLEGE

The Heinz Bluhm Memorial Lecture Series
is pleased to present:

"MOMENTARY PRESENCE & MANUSCRIPT PERMANENCE IN DIGITAL SPACE"
by
ELAINE TREHARNE 
DENNING PROF. OF HUMANITIES & PROF. OF ENGLISH, STANFORD UNIV.

The manuscript is a vessel that carries the memorialized presences of
people from the past into the present. From medieval "Books of Life" to
nineteenth-century autograph books, often the only vestiges of a person’s
existence are the names recorded on pages that have withstood the passage
of time. Prof. Treharne will discuss multiple examples of this phenomenon
of human endurance both within the physical book and as demonstrated
through the medium of the digital. How can the digital realm be best
deployed to represent the permanent record of those who made even the most
fleeting of efforts to be remembered?

Boston College, Thursday, Nov 17, 2016, 5:30 pm,

Higgins Hall, Room 300

Author's bio: http://www.bc.edu/offices/bluhm-lectures/lectures.html

BC event page: https://events.bc.edu/event/elaine_treharne_
momentary_presence_and_manuscript_permanence_in_digital_space

BC maps & directions: http://www.bc.edu/bc-web/about
/maps-and-directions.html

For further info: Prof. Franco Mormando (mormando at bc.edu) (617-552-6346)

-- 
Eric Weiskott
Assistant Professor
English Department
Boston College
Co-editor, Yearbook of Langland Studies
ericweiskott.com
English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (Cambridge,
2016)
<http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/anglo-saxon-and-medieval-literature/english-alliterative-verse-poetic-tradition-and-literary-history?format=HB>




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