The Surprising Ascendance of Digital Humanities: Why now? What’s next?
Dr. Chad Gaffield
March 31, 2015
9 – 10:30 AM
Education North 2-115
Recently, there has been widespread discussion about whether humans have modified the environment enough to have pushed us into a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. We suggest that the rise of the digital has pushed humanity into a new cultural epoch: the Digicine. Digital technologies and environments are transforming cultures, identities, art, education and even ourselves.
Humanists, social scientists, and artists are well situated to provide spatial, temporal, and social context for the Digicine, because we cannot understand its impacts without exploring the origins, emergence, and futures of humanity in a digital world.
Dr. Chad Gaffield is Professor of History and University Research Chair in Digital Scholarship, University of Ottawa, and past President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
This presentation is made possible by a collaboration between the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts (CIRCA).