18.634 Unsworth to give the 2nd Wisbey Lecture

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:01:12 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 634.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 13:31:01 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: John Unsworth to give the Wisbey Lecture

The 2nd Biennial Wisbey Lecture,
Seminar in Humanities Computing,
Centre for Computing in the Humanities and
School of Humanities,
King's College London


John Unsworth
Dean and Professor,
Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

5.30pm, Wednesday 23 March 2005
Room 3B20, Strand Building

The internet and the world-wide web emerged from universities
and scientific research centers in the 1970s and the 1990s,
respectively. A decade later, the force of innovation seems to be
coming from outside, rather than inside, the university: some of
that innovation is technical in nature, but much of it has to do with
new forms of communication, new genres, new uses of the

These are areas in which the humanities should have a great deal
to contribute, yet our humanities programs and departments
remain blissfully ignorant of the changed world around them. What
will be the consequences of continued refusal to acknowledge the
vitality and the impact of vernacular computing?

All are invited to a drinks reception following the lecture.

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