Recent Meeting // Brett Bobley, Director of Digital Humanities @ NEH // Wednesday, February 13, 2012, 5-7 PM

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For the next meeting of the Modernities Working Group, we welcome to Georgetown Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Director of the NEH’s Digital Humanities Office.  Mr. Bobley will share digital work in the humanities recently funded by the NEH; in an open roundtable format, he will also address the broader question of the place of Digital Humanities in what journalistic rhetoric now calls, in ominous tones, “the future of the humanities.”

The Future Digital?  A Conversation with Brett Bobley, Director of Digital Humanities @ NEH

Wednesday, February 13, 5-7 PM

Murray Room, 5th Floor Lauinger Library, Georgetown University 

Brett Bobley is the Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also serves as the Director of the Office of Digital Humanities. Mr. Bobley has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University. In 2006 Brett received a Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Leadership Award from the Office of Management and Budget. In 2007 he received a Presidential Rank Award from the President of the United States in recognition of his exceptional long-term accomplishments, such as cofounding the federal government’s Small Agency CIO Council and establishing the NEH Office of Digital Humanities.

READINGS for the meeting, suggested by Mr. Bobley, are available through the links below.  Please note that these are optional; you need not have read them to attend the discussion.

1. Matt KirschenbaumDigital Humanities As/Is a Tactical Term

 2.  Stephen Ramsay, The Hot Thing

3.  Melissa Terras, Present Not Voting

4.  Bethany Nowviskie, Resistance in the Materials

ALL ARE WELCOME.  Please email Brian Hochman and Nathan Hensley with questions, or to be added to the MWG mailing list.

A poster for the event is available here: BobleyFlyer


About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.
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