Scholar to examine future of digital humanities at Oct. 23 event

bncLearn more about the direction of digital humanities at “Visibility, Exclusion and Futures of Digital Humanities: Time for a Thaw” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. in Clark Hall room 309.

Using examples of the digital archives of Emily Dickinson’s poems, Martha Nell Smith, professor of English at the University of Maryland and founding director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, will discuss a proposed transformation of the digital humanities that goes beyond technical changes. These examples will be used to recommend ways in which methods generated by feminist critical theory can advance the work of digital humanities, scholarly editing, and information studies. Smith will argue that the frozen social relations of old critical orders can and should be thawed in order to enable sociological innovations, along with new kinds of synergies for knowledge production.

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