As part of its lecture series ‘New Horizons: Confronting the Digital Turn in the Humanities’, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is organising a lecture on the topic ‘New findings and new questions about the origins of Digital Humanities: on the state of the art of histories of the Index Thomisticus project of Fr Roberto Busa S.J.’ on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.
Speaker is Julianne Nyhan, associate Professor of Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies, UCL, where she leads the Digital Humanities MA/MSc programme.
Date, time & location
Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 16.00 – 18.00
Maison des Sciences humaines – C²DH – 4th floor – Open Space
11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
View abstract on C2DH website (the lecture is free to attend but registration is advised)
About this lecture series
As a result of the so-called digital turn the humanities are currently in a process of rapid transformation, with consequences that reach far beyond the confines of academia. This lecture series explores how the digital turn is changing research, teaching and dissemination in the humanities. At the same time, the series will historicise and contextualise this process. Amid far-going claims of shifting research paradigms and a possible scientification of humanities research it is more urgent than ever to cast a critical eye on the continuities as well as discontinuities that new technologies bring, in order to avoid techno-scientific essentialism. How exactly are the humanities being transformed as a result of the digital turn? To what extent can we speak of hybridity as the new normal; a situation where most humanists combine traditional/analogue and new/digital research practices?
This lecture series is supported by the FNR’s RESCOM programme
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