“The Emerging Landscape of Digital History: Archives as Platforms, Software-Assisted Research, and New Forms of Scholarly Communication”

November 8, 2012 at 3-4:30 PM
Location: 220 Behrakis

A talk by PROFESSOR DAN COHEN, Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History, and Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Professor Dan Cohen is the co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007),co-editor of Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press, 2012), and author of The Ivory Tower and the Open Web (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming). Professor Cohen’s work and thought has been featured frequently in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In February of 2012, the Chronicle of Higher Education named Professor Cohen one of twelve “Tech Innovators Who are Transforming Campuses.” He is an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship. At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media he has overseen projects ranging from PressForward to the September 11 Digital Archive to the popular Zotero research tool.

This public talk is part of the university’s initiative to enhance the Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences. For further information, contact Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (e.dillon@neu.edu) or Professor David Lazer (d.lazer@neu.edu).