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Making Interdisciplinarity Work: Developing an Undergraduate Digital Humanities Program at a Technical Institute

September 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library

At a moment when universities are tightening their belts, the cost of education continues to soar, and the value of the liberal arts is being questioned, the digital humanities—both as a course of study and as a method of scholarly inquiry—is increasingly the subject of debate on many a university campus.

This fall, undergraduates at the Rochester Institute of Technology were offered a new major in the College of Liberal Arts: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. RIT is among a rising contingent of institutions addressing the call for the integration of new technologies into humanistic and social scientific research. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, RIT’s new major gathers faculty from the Golisano College of Computing, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts.

The University of Rochester Mellon Fellows in the Digital Humanities invite you to this fall’s first DH Luncheon of the year as we welcome faculty from RIT to discuss the unique challenges involved in establishing the DHSS program within the larger ecology of higher education. Joining the conversation is DHSS Program Director Dr. Tamar Carroll, Assistant Professor of History; DHSS program founder Dr. Lisa Hermsen, Caroline Werner Gannett Chair and Professor of English; and Dr. Rebecca Scales, Associate Professor of History.

Dr. Tamar Carroll, Assistant Professor of History and Program Director of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Lisa Hermsen, Caroline Werner Gannett Chair and Professor of English and program founder of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Rebecca Scales, Associate Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology

Complimentary lunch provided by Open Face Sandwich.

Please RSVP by September 16th https://goo.gl/forms/mfkiSiW1E4XN58RJ3.

Category: Digital Humanities Lunches