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Friday, 07 January

309. The History and Future of the Digital Humanities

1:45–3:00 p.m., Plaza I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Program Committee

Presiding: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona Coll.

Speakers: Brett Bobley, NEH; Katherine D. Harris, San José State Univ.; Alan Liu, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, Univ. of Virginia; Stephen J. Ramsay, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Susana Ruiz, Univ. of Southern California

This roundtable will bring together many different perspectives, from humanities computing to digital media studies, including senior and junior scholars, research and teaching institutions, and faculty and staff members, so that we might explore the overlap, diffusion, and multiplicity of views of the digital humanities that result.

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Subject: Abstract
"Digital Humanities" seemed to emerge as one of the stars of the 2009 MLA, and yet the field has a history spanning several decades. Moreover, the discussion of the digital humanities emerging from the 2009 convention revealed a number of substantively different perspectives on where the field is today, and where it is heading. This roundtable will bring together many of those different perspectives, from humanities computing to digital media studies, including both senior and junior scholars, both research- and teaching-institutions, both faculty and staff, in order that we might explore the overlap, diffusion, and multiplicity of views of the digital humanities that result.

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