March 7, 7:00pm: Humanities 2.0? Considering New Ways of Engagement With Those Outside the Ivory Tower
Distinguished Professor Lecture
Dr. Ray Siemens, Department of English
“Humanities 2.0? Considering New Ways of Engagement With Those Outside the Ivory Tower”
Wednesday, 7 March, 7:00 p.m.
Social Sciences and Math Building, Room A102
The ETCL team is pleased to announce Ray Siemens’ distinguished professor lecture. The recent adoption of computing into our culture’s social space is changing elements of how society understands the Humanities and, importantly, adding considerably to the ways in which those in the Humanities can imagine reaching out to and involving an increasingly engaged populace. Drawing on over a decade of work in the digital humanities in conjunction with the Centre for Digital Humanities Innovation (VIU) and Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (UVic), the talk will explore elements of this movement in its humanities-centred interdisciplinary academic context with examples ranging from electronic books and re-mixed music video to WikiMedia.