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Digital Humanities Symposium

Friday, March 1, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The digital humanities is concerned with the intersection of computing and he disciplines of the humanities. 

  • How has the information revolution influenced humanistic study? 
  • How have digital books and archives changed the way humanities scholars do research? 
  • How does the internet change the way scholarship is disseminated?
  • What are the new tools that humanities scholars can use?

These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this afternoon workshop. 

Moderated by James Capshew (Indiana University), this event features four scholars who will explore aspects of the digital humanities in brief presentations.  The floor will then be opened for a widely-ranging discussion.  Refreshments will be served!

Presenting will be:

  • Rob Iliffe (University of Sussex, UK and the Newton Project) will talk about whether new digital tools mean new historical questions and practices.
  • Anita Guerrini (OSU) will talk about Google Books, the n-gram, and culturomics
  • Patrick McCray (UC Santa Barbara) will talk about how scientists might be able to tell humanists something about “big data”
  • Dan Rosenberg (UO) will talk about data and “data”


We hope you will join us!

Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
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