[Humanist] 23.638 events: The Past's Digital Presence (Yale)

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Feb 13 07:21:10 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 638.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 06:11:48 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: The Past's Digital Presence (Yale)

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?

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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