We would like to invite you to the lecture by Professor Alan Liu entitled Key Trends in the Digital Humanities: How do the Digital Humanities Challenge the Idea of the Humanities. The lecture will be devoted to the challenges the contemporary humanistic reflection poses to the recently thriving idea of digital humanities. How does the methodology used (such as data mining, mapping, or social network analysis) affect the idea of humanities and vice versa? How do questions important for the humanities shape in the face of digital media? These issues will be the main subject of the consideration during the lecture.
Professor Alan Liu – from June 25 to July 1 – will be a guest of the Modern Humanities Lab, which has run since 2014 at the Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Wroclaw. The visit will take place within the Visiting Professors program financed by the City of Wroclaw.
Professor Alan Liu is a Distinguished Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, since 1995. He has previously lectured at the Yale University. He is the author of three books: Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (2008), Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (2004), Wordsworth: the Sense of History (1989). In 1998 he founded the digital arts center at the University of California, making him one of the pioneers in this field of research. He is currently working on the monograph devoted to critical infrastructure studies.
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