Faculty Seminar Series: Digital Futures for Humanities Research, A Roundtable

Kristing Koptiuch, "Hijacking Digital Technologies"
Alice Daer, “What does it Mean to be Human on the Internet?”
Lauren Harris, Jason Bruner, and Volker Benkert, “Digital Humanities, the Public and the Museum”

This Faculty Seminar Roundtable will explore the digital future for humanities research. Kristin Koptiuch, Associate Professor from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will present "Hijacking Digital Technologies" where she suggests that humanities scholars must hijack powerful digital technologies, repurposing them by employing the full interpretive strength and creativity of our critical poetic imagination. Assistant Professor of the Department of English, Alice Daer, will present "What does it Mean to be Human on the Internet?" and will explore why humanists need to be doing more internet research. Finally, Lauren Harris (Assistant Professor), Jason Bruner (Assistant Professor), and Volker Benkert (Lecturer) from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies will explore how digital humanities involve the public in shaping historical research and designing an Arizona Comparative Genocide Museum in a presentation titled "Digital Humanities, the Public and the Museum."

The 2014-15 IHR Faculty Seminar Series, “Expanding Models for Humanities Research,” will explore and evaluate how humanities research in the twenty-first century can entail an ever-increasing range of methodologies and approaches that allow scholars to ask new questions and expand their inquiries in new directions. Today humanists may find themselves modeling data, digitally mapping their historical and literary finds and analyses, engaging in performance, creating research networks, curating (not just using) virtual archives, thinking visually, collaborating in pairs or groups in laboratory and studio environments, and expanding their research questions into a variety of non-humanities fields.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Social Sciences Building, Room 109