Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Mark Lawrence Kornbluh
Director of MATRIX
Michigan State University
Director of the Maryland Institute of Technology (MITH) & Professor
University of Maryland at College Park
|Katherine L. Walter
Professor and Chair of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections
Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
The American Council of Learned Societies’ (ACLS) report on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences is focused on the technologies needed to advance the study and interpretation of the “messy and idiosyncratic realm of human experience.” In doing so, the ACLS report outlines eight recommendations. In this session, moderator John Unsworth will consider each of the recommendations and will highlight the critical contributions of digital humanities centers in fulfilling them.
A roundtable discussion by digital humanities center directors will follow Unsworth’s presentation. The range of activities, services, and missions of these centers will be discussed.