History Meets High-Tech: Digital Humanities

History Meets High-Tech: Digital Humanities

Move over, computer science nerds. Academic researchers in history and literature are increasingly adopting the techniques of the hard sciences to glean new insights into their research. It's a field known as "digital humanities," and...

Move over, computer science nerds. Academic researchers in history and literature are increasingly adopting the techniques of the hard sciences to glean new insights into their research. It's a field known as "digital humanities," and some say it could transform the way scholars do their jobs. Tech Tuesday explores the possibilities of this new type of scholarship.

Guests

Brett Bobley

Director of the Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities

Dan Cohen

Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Center for History and New Media

Bill Ferster

Director, VisualEyes, University of Virginia

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