Alan Liu presents: “The Meaning of the Digital Humanities”

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Event of Interest to PhD Lab Scholars:

In a talk responding to a request by PMLA, Alan Liu charts the internal trends in the Digital Humanities, including a reading of a state-of-the-art work of text mining.  He also considers the Digital Humanities as a register of the major difficulties for the humanities in general in society today. 

Alan Liu is Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is the author of the The Laws of Cool:  Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information, and Local Transcendence:  Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database, among other books.  His work has been recognized by an NEH Fellowship, an ACLS Fellowship, and numerous grants. 

FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4

4:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 11. Reception to follow

Co-sponsored by the National Humanities Center, Franklin Humanities Center, the Literature Program, and the English Department at Duke University. 



For those interested in this event: An essay "Humanities in the Digital Age," written by Liu and William G Thomas III, was just published this morning on the In Higher Ed website. A perfect introduction to next week's talk.

Humanities in the Digital Age




Alan Liu presents: “The Meaning of the Digital Humanities”

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