The Humanities Project

Digital History: New Ways of Unlocking the Past


Speaker series sponsored by the History Department and the Humanities Project.

Event Schedule

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Lori Walters: "Digital Media and the 1964 New York World's Fair"
5:00 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester

Professor Walters is Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Simulation and Training and the Department of History, University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on visualizing past sites and architecture (the New York World's Fair of 1964, Cape Canaveral), and using computer games in secondary education and public history.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Leslie Working: "Angels and the Machinery: Digital Tools and Women's History"
5:00 p.m., 1-101 Dewey Hall, University of Rochester

Dr. Working is Instructor of History, Ball State University and recent Ph.D. from University of Nebraska. She uses digital technology to visualize networks of women's suffrage activists in 19th century Nebraska.

Monday, February 2, 2015
Rachel Leow: "Madman in an Electric Age: A Cultural History of Electricity in Shanghai, C. 1880-1940"
5:00 p.m., 456 Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Rachel Leow: "Between Digital and Analog in the 21st Century: History, Technology, and the Liberal Arts"
4:30-6:00 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester

Dr. Leow is University Lecturer in Modern East Asian History, Cambridge University. She has written on the "new liberal arts" and the place of "new media," including digital media in them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
New Media and the Future of the Humanities
Panel begins at 10:00 a.m., Lasch Seminar Room, 362 Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester

A Panel Discussion with Professors Joanne Bernardi (MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES), Michael Jarvis (HISTORY), Matthew Lenoe (HISTORY) and featuring special guest Rachael Leow (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, LECTURER IN MODERN EAST ASIAN HISTORY).

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