January 17, 2013

Digital Humanities Launches Speaker Series

Boston, MA – January 17, 2013 – Wentworth Institute of Technology will host a series of lectures on the topic of digital humanities throughout the spring semester. The lecture series will bring top art, English, history, and humanities scholars to speak about how digital technology is changing their fields.

“Digital Humanities is an approach to the traditional disciplines in humanities and social sciences that takes advantage of new technology and media,” said Ron Bernier, Wentworth’s chair of the department of humanities and social sciences. “At Wentworth, digital humanities is a way to rethink how we approach our material in the classroom.”

The speaker series will be as follows:


  • John Unsworth - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Brandeis University


  • Kathyrn Tomasek - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Associate Professor of History and Co-Director Wheaton College Digital History Project, Wheaton College


  • Ryan Cordell - Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University; and Contributor to the ProfHacker blog, Chronicle of Higher Education


  • George Fifield - Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Media Curator and Founding Director, Boston Cyberarts, Inc.

All of the lectures will be held in Blount Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  

The speaker series is one of many new programs at Wentworth that focus on the digital humanities. Recently, Wentworth hosted scholars at the Modern Languages Association conference and co-hosted a workshop entitled “Getting Started with Digital Humanities” with Northeastern University and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education.


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