The NEH invites you to attend the next installment of the eHumanities
Lecture Series. The goal of this series is to bring leading scholars to
Washington to discuss the relationship of digital technology and the
humanities. Last year, we had a terrific turnout for our free lecture
series held here at the Old Post Office in Washington, DC.
Next Lecture: February 13, "After the Internet." JAMES O'DONNELL from
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Lecture Title: "After the Internet"
The Internet bubble has burst. The Internet is boring. Even The
reduced to devoting a special section to the wireless Internet in order to
gain and hold its readers' attention. This is an opportunity for serious
thought and action about the integration of information technology and
information science in the humanistic organon. How are we different because
we live in this wired world? How are we not different? What is
James J. O'Donnell is Professor of Classical Studies and Vice Provost for
Information Systems and Computing at the University of Pennsylvania. He has
published widely on the cultural history of the late antique Mediterranean
world and is a recognized innovator in the application of networked
information technology in higher education. In 1990, he co-founded Bryn
Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the humanities
ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar on the work of
Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students. He also serves as resident
Faculty Master of Hill College House at Penn. He is a Trustee of the
National Humanities Center, has served as a Director and will become
President-Elect in 2002 of the American Philological Association, and
served as a Councillor of the Medieval Academy of America.
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