Andrew Torget on History in the Digital Age

Torget Poster_tnOn February 11, 2013, Andrew Torget will speak on “The Promise and Perils of Doing History in the Digital Age.” As we consider what will become of the humanities in the age of Google, Torget, a faculty fellow and director of the Digital History Lab at the University of North Texas, will talk about the unprecedented challenges and opportunities that face historians in the twenty-first century. ┬áTracing the evolution of the digital humanities over the past two decades, he will explore how new research methods (such as geospatial analysis and text-mining) are creating a quiet revolution among historians, and what that could mean for how we understand the past. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at 3 pm in Gorgas Library, Room 205.