Posted on October 2, 2015 by

DIGITAL HUMANITIES: FROM SPECULATIVE TO SKEPTICAL

MEDIA HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE PRESENTS THE PROJECT ARCLIGHT TALK, DIGITAL HUMANITIES: FROM SPECULATIVE TO SKEPTICAL.

On Friday, October 9, Concordia University will welcome Johanna Drucker to lead a “skeptical” talk on the foundation, development and future of the Digital Humanities field.

After two decades of growing investment in tools, platforms, projects, pedagogy, and promotional campaigns, the challenge to Digital Humanities as a field is whether or not any of this activity has had an intellectual impact on any specific field or discipline.

Johanna Drucker will take us through the methodological foundations of Digital Humanities, its development, and accomplishments, but will also pose a series of questions about what the future should or might look like, and whether there is an intellectual future for this field.

Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She was the co-founder of the Speculative Computing Lab, with Jerome McGann, at the University of Virginia, and has published widely on topics related to digitalscholarship, pedagogy, and criticism, including SpecLab (Chicago, 2008) the jointly authored Digital_Humanities, with Anne Burdick. Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, (MIT, 2013). Her introductory coursebook, DH_101 Introduction to Digital Humanities, is freely available online.

Event Details:

Friday, October 9 | 3:30 PM
CJ 1.114 Communication and Journalism Building
Loyola Campus, Concordia University
7141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal