Upcoming Digital Humanities Events

Technologies of Memory: Digitization and the Future of the Nineteenth Century

Date: May 5, 2015

What is the archive of the nineteenth-century history of reading?  And what will be its content and contours in the wake of wide-scale digitization? To address these questions, this essay looks in two directions: first, at the evidence of use in individual nineteenth-century books and, second, at the changing nature of academic research libraries after Google.  Out of copyright, non-rare, and often fragile due to poor paper quality, nineteenth-century printed books are both richly served and particularly imperiled in the new media ecosystem.  As scenes of evidence, they are at once exposed and occluded by the digitization of our library collections. Co-sponsored by NYU Digital Humanities.

Andrew Stauffer
Associate Professor, Director of NINES (networked infrastructure for nineteenth-century electronic scholarship)
University of Virginia

Matthew Gold
Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities
Executive Officer, M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
City University of New York

Marion Thain
Associate Director of Digital Humanities for the Faculty of Arts and Science
New York University

Event Location:
The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States