Virtual Realities: Making the Humanities in a Digital World

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:30 PM7:00 PM

Woodburn Hall 100

Update: video of this talk can be accessed through Media Collections Online.

Digital technology is changing everything in our lives, including the ways in which we study, learn, teach, and create knowledge in the university. While these changes have been slower to come in the humanities, they are now well established and accelerating, with significant implications for teaching and research. What are the new opportunities afforded by the development of digital tools and platforms for humanists? What new fields of inquiry have opened for humanists as a result of the explosion of digital technology? And how should humanists understand and respond to the growing power and influence of the technical disciplines in shaping the priorities of the contemporary university?

Presented by Dr. William "Bro" Adams, former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A public reception with a hosted bar will immediately follow the lecture. 

Remote Access to this workshop:  The workshop will be broadcast live via Zoom. Go to to view and listen. (Instructions: At IU, what is Zoom, and how do I know how to use it? [UITS KB]; or, How do I join a Zoom meeting? [vendor documentation])