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Matthew K. Gold et al @ Friday Forum

The Ph.D Program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center is hosting a Friday Forum panel event with Matthew K. Gold, editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities, on Friday, February 17th at 4:00 PM

Panel Topic: Debates in the Digital Humanities: Issues from the recent University of Minnesota Press collection
Featuring Moderator: Matthew K. Gold (Graduate Center and New York City College of Technology);  Panelists: Steven Brier (Graduate Center); Charlotte (Charlie) Edwards (Graduate Center); David Greetham (Graduate Center)

Debates in the Digital Humanities brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. Together, the essays—which will be published later as an ongoing, open-access website—suggest that the digital humanities is uniquely positioned to contribute to the revival of the humanities and academic life.

“Is there such a thing as ‘digital’ humanities? From statistical crunches of texts to new forms of online collaboration and peer review, it’s clear something is happening. This book is an excellent primer on the arguments over just how much is changing—and how much more ought to—in the way scholars study the humanities.”—Clive Thompson, columnist for Wired and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine

“I look forward to the day when anxieties about the disruptive nature of ‘digital humanities’ fade into memory and the innovative methods, theories, and approaches championed by those who have contributed to this valuable volume are respected across academia for their rigor and utility. This book will go a long way toward clarifying the debates within and about digital humanities.”—Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything—and Why We Should Worry

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