Digital Humanities 2.0 presentation by Dan Cohen, "The Future of History," at the University of Minnesota

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Here's information for the April 2012 Digital Humanities 2.0 Project Talk. A video of Prof Cohen's event will be made available after the talk. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Date: 04/19/2012

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

Cost: Free


What happens when the historical record is digitized, and when the events of the present are recorded only in electronic formats? Although the potential for loss exists--we are unsure whether we can preserve today's documents for future generations--new possibilities for research and teaching are beginning to emerge. This talk will explore the promise and perils of a new era of history based on computers and networks, including vast digital libraries and archives, tools for saving and communicating history, and what the coming decade will hold.

Dan Cohen is a professor in the departments of History and Art History and Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. His research is in European and American intellectual history, the history of science (particularly mathematics), and the intersection of history and computing.

Professor Cohen is co-author (with the late Dr. Roy Rosenzweig) of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web(2005), author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith(2007), and has published articles and book chapters on the history of mathematics and religion, the teaching of history, and the future of history in a digital age.He blogs on Digital Humanities. Organized by the Digital Humanities 2.0 collaborative.


  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
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  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Immigration History Research Center


Parking is available at the Fourth Street ramp and in the Church Street garage. Reciprocal contract parking is also available for those with contracts on the west bank or on the Saint Paul campus.

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