Key Research Trends in the Digital Humanities: How the Digital Humanities Challenge the Idea of the Humanities

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • SSMS 2135

Alan Liu
Professor, English, UCSB

How do such key methods in the digital humanities as data mining, mapping, visualization, social network analysis, and topic modeling make an essential difference in the idea of the humanities, and vice versa? Using examples of digital humanities research, Alan Liu speculates on the large questions that confront the humanities in the face of computational media–most importantly, questions about the nature and function of interpretive “meaning.”