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Exploring the Humanities in a Digital Age at the Newberry

Jan 20, 2014
Bridget Draxler and Hannah Schell

Bridget Draxler (left) and Hannah Schell

Why go to a library or an archive when so much of what's on the shelves is available online? How does digital technology affect the ways we create, organize, and access knowledge? In a digital age, do we see the world differently?

These are just some of the questions that Monmouth College professors Hannah Schell and Bridget Draxler will explore with their students this fall when they co-teach ACM's Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities.

Their seminar topic, Knowledge and Technology: From Socrates to the Digital Age, will examine the relationship between knowledge, technology, and power – first historically, and then moving to the present day to focus on the emergence and future of the digital humanities. The students will also have the chance to take the next step and become digital knowledge producers themselves in their independent research projects. Read more


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Visiting faculty will mentor students' independent research projects in the humanities.
Visiting Faculty Positions Available on ACM Programs in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and U.S. Dec 12, 2013
Call for Applications covers off-campus study posts during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
Polls Are Open for Fans' Choice Voting in Off-Campus Study Photo Contest for Students Dec 9, 2013
Give a thumbs up to your favorite entries on the ACM Facebook page.
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Students' presentations reflect their intellectual curiosity and engagement with the library's collections.
Knowledge and Technology Will be Topic when Monmouth Professors Lead the Newberry Seminar in 2014 Aug 8, 2013
Bridget Draxler and Hannah Schell selected to team-teach ACM program emphasizing independent research in the humanities.
Visiting Faculty Positions Are Available in 2014-15 on ACM Programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Nov 19, 2012
With the programs' wide-ranging curricula, there are opportunities for faculty from across the disciplines.

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Lizeth Gutierrez The Newberry Seminar was a wonderful experience, and it motivated me to pursue my Ph.D. right after undergraduate school. I loved the research I did there and was eager to continue to learn more about research methodologies, writing, and teaching. The seminar really helped me develop my writing, reading and oral skills. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in graduate school.

—Lizeth Gutierrez, Newberry Seminar, Fall 2011

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