Herrenhausen Conference “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age

Herrenhausen Conference “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 1:30pm

In times of digitization, internet, and mobile communication, the humanities can build on new, empirically driven methods to gain new insights. But what are the implications of this mode of knowledge production for the various disciplines subsumed under the term humanities, their methods and research objects, and for the role the humanities should and could play in society?

This triad will be the focus of our Herrenhausen Conference “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age“. Together with experts from the various fields of the humanities, the VolkswagenFoundation would like to facilitate a dialogue between protagonists who embrace digital tools and those following and sustaining more traditional approaches.

Amongst others, we would like to discuss the following questions:

  • What kind of knowledge can we expect?
  • What could be lost relying solely on digitally driven methods?
  • What are the opportunities offered by the digital technologies, and what kind of challenges do these developments pose for the humanities?

We invite researchers embracing digital humanities and scholars criticizing the digital tools to reflect on the recent and forthcoming developments, and to deliberate together about the future of the digital humanities. To see the program and to find out more about the VolkswagenFoundation, please visit our confercence website.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard University
  • Gregory Ralph Crane, University Leipzig
  • Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
  • Lev Manovich, City University of New York
  • Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Stanford University
  • Iryna Gurevych, Technical University Darmstadt

We offer Travel Grants for young researchers. Deadline for application is August 15.

 

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