Virtual Realities: Making the Humanities in a Digital World

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Date(s) - 02/20/2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Woodburn Hall, Room 100


The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities at IU has announced the visit of Dr. William “Bro” Adams, Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Digital technology is changing everything in our lives, including the ways in which we study, learn, teach, and create knowledge in the university. While these changes have been slower to come in the humanities, they are now well established and accelerating. What are the new opportunities afforded by the development of digital tools and platforms for humanists? What new fields of inquiry have opened for humanists as a result of the explosion of digital technology? And how should humanists understand and respond to the growing power and influence of the technical disciplines in shaping the priorities of the contemporary university?

A public reception with a hosted bar will follow the lecture.