Symposium Looks at Digital Methods in the Classroom and Research

November 09, 2011

November 9, 2011 — "The Humanities in a Digital Age" will be the focus of an all-day symposium Friday, sponsored by the new Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences.
The symposium, free and open to the public, will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Minor Hall, room 125. It will include guest speakers Stephen Ramsay of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and Dan Cohen from George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Panel discussions with U.Va. faculty and library staff will also explore topics such as open access online and digital methods used in the classroom and scholarship.

For information, contact Chris Forster at
The schedule:

• 10 a.m.: Panel discussion: Access and Ownership

Jeremy Boggs, U.Va. Scholars Lab, "What Can the Humanities Learn from Open Source?"

Anne Houston, Alderman Library, "Free for All: Open Access in the Humanities at U.Va"
• 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Speaker: Stephen Ramsay, University of Nebraska, Department of English and Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, "Textual Behavior in the Human Male."

Respondent: Brad Pasanek, U.Va. English Department
• 2 p.m. Panel discussion: Teaching and Research.

Alison Booth, U.Va. English Department, "Telling Thousands of Women's Lives: Digital Analysis of Nonfiction Narrative"

Mitch Green, U.Va. Philosophy Department, "Can Socratic Method be Digitized?"

Ben Ray, U.Va. Religious Studies Department, "Classroom and Research Design in the Digital Age"
• • 3:30 p.m. Speaker: Dan Cohen, George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, "Scholars and the Web: Past, Present, Future"

Respondent: Jerome McGann, U.Va. English Department



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