GW Digital Humanities Symposium [Event]

22 Jan

Thursday January 24 – Saturday January 26, 2013

There are no absolute demarcations between bodily existence and computer simulation.

–N. Katherine Hayles

Free Registration!

Digital humanities is a vibrant field that uses digital technologies to study the interactions between cultural artifacts and the society. In our second decade of the twenty-first century, we face a number of questions about the values, methods, and goals of humanistic inquiries at the intersection of digital media and theory.

Topics we will address in this inaugural GW Digital Humanities Symposium (initiated by Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute and Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program) include:

  • Digital and “analogue” scholarship: goals, methods, best practices
  • Challenges of working with and against multiple media
  • (In)visible histories of race, gender, and avenues of access
  • Disability, cultural difference, and linguistic diversity
  • Visual and print cultures, embodiment, archiving the ephemeral
  • Canon formation, close and distant reading strategies
  • Resistance to digital humanities and issues of legitimacy
  • Promise, perils, and future trends of digital humanities and pedagogy
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