The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and NYU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services are hosting a series of public lectures on digital humanities topics this spring, sponsored by the Polonsky Foundation. Check out this first event this Thursday, April 2nd:
Molly O’Hagan Hardy
The Presence of the Past
Thursday, April 2, 5-6:30pm
Bobst Library Avery Fisher Center, Avery Room, 2nd Floor
The digitization of early modern texts offers an encounter with temporal dislocation as new and old media meet. The presence of the past in objects that have been retained and remediated is at once foregrounded and elided in the digital moment. With examples from the eighteenth-century transatlantic book trade as represented in library catalogs and content databases, Molly O’Hagan Hardy will examine time’s traces in the archives and how such traces can be re-conceived or eclipsed in digital humanities projects, ultimately asking how dueling temporalities define scholarly practices of research on archival materials in the digital age.
For more information on this lecture, see http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936777
For a description of the whole series, see https://wp.nyu.edu/dss/2015/03/12/polonsky-events-2015/
Note: This event is open to the public; registration is not required. Attendees without an NYU ID card should enter at the guard’s desk in the library’s atrium.