Second DC Area Forum on Technology and the Humanities

Co-sponsored by the Center for History & New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown, these periodic forums will explore important issues in humanities computing and provide an opportunity for DC area scholars interested in the uses of new technology in the humanities to meet and get acquainted.

Our forum, the second in the series, will consider: “Making Digital Narratives: Archive and Story in New Media”

How do we connect narratives to archives in digital spaces? How do the presentations of digital collections change narrative possibilities or even challenge the idea of narrative and authority? How do the tensions between stories and archives change the roles of curators, teachers, and other humanities practitioners?

The two panelists will be Judy Gradwohl (Smithsonian National Museum of American History) and Bill Tally (Center for Children and Technology, NYC). Vigorous and engaging discussion by the audience will follow.

The Forum will be held at Georgetown University. We will meet in Lauinger Library (The Murray Room, 5th Floor. You must have a valid ID/Drivers license, etc to enter). Off the main quad near Healy Circle: 37th and 0 Streets NW.

An informal dinner will follow. The talk and ideas are free, but the cost for the dinner will be $10. Please RSVP for dinner by 15 February to Clarissa Hinds

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For information on parking see Parking can also be found on the street. The nearest metro station is Rosslyn, across Key Bridge.

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