Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 519.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 07:00:47 +0000
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Subject: NEH eHumanities lecture: Next Generation of Digital
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
February 19, 2002
NEH eHumanities lecture: Will Thomas and Ed Ayers
The Next Generation of Digital Scholarship: An Experiment in Form
Wed Feb 27, 12 noon: Washginton, DC
A reminder for those working in Washington, DC, of what promises to be a
particularly stimulating lecture on the future of humanities scholarship
made possible through networked technology.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
eHumanities Lecture Series
Please register for the next NEH eHumanities lecture here in Washington, DC.
It will feature Will Thomas and Ed Ayers from the University of Virginia.
These lectures bring together leading scholars from the world of technology
and the humanities. Our last lecture on February 13, featuring Jim
O'Donnell from the University of Pennsylvania, was a huge success and we had
a packed house! So register soon.
DATE: Wednesday, February 27
TIME: 12 Noon - 1:15pm
LOCATION: NEH, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, RM M-09
TITLE: The Next Generation of Digital Scholarship: An Experiment in Form
SPEAKERS: WILL THOMAS and ED AYERS
Registration is free, just see: http://www.neh.gov/news/ehumanities.html
DESCRIPTION: The use of online resources has exploded in recent years.
Students and scholars routinely turn to the web for primary documents,
reference works, and the latest reviews. But we have not yet forged a new
form of scholarly communication and argumentation for the digital
environment. In this talk, Ayers and Thomas present a prototype of a journal
article designed to take advantage of the possibilities of the web while
addressing some of the limitations of that context.
BIO: Will Thomas is the Director of the Virginia Center for Digital History
and Research Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
He teaches the history of Virginia since 1865 and is the author of Lawyering
for the Railroad: Business, Law, and Power in the New South (LSU, 1999). He
also served as the co-author and assistant producer of The Ground Beneath
Our Feet: Virginia's History Since the Civil War, an Emmy-nominated series
on the history of Virginia for public television.
BIO: Edward L. Ayers is the Hugh P. Kelly professor of history at the
University of Virginia. Ayers has written extensively on Southern history
and race relations. His books include All Over the Map: Rethinking American
Regions and The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction. He is
the founder of the Valley of the Shadow project at the University of
Virginia. Ayers has received a number of grants and fellowships, including a
Fulbright. Ayers received a bachelor's degree from the University of
Tennessee, and his master's and doctorate from Yale University.
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