Three Key Digital Humanities Trends

Monday, 12 November 2012 - 12:00pm1:30pm

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Three Key Digital Humanities Trends

Alan Liu

Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

Alan Liu will discuss some specific methods and tools of digital work in the humanities, framed within three larger methodological concerns: 1) quantitative method in DH and the problem of meaning, 2) social network analysis and spatialization, and 3) the prospect of developing a new generation of DH platforms/tools that incorporate a public engagement/advocacy function.

Alan Liu is Professor of English at UC, Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Media Arts & Technology Graduate Program. He has published three books: Wordsworth: The Sense of History (1989); The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (2004); and Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (2008). DH projects he's directed include UC's Transliteracies Project on online reading and the software project RoSE (Research-oriented Social Environment). Liu is co-leader of the 4Humanities advocacy initiative and of the 4Humanities local chapter at UCSB.