Early American Culture and the Digital Humanities
Panel Organizer: Jim Egan, Department of English, Brown University Jim_Egan@brown.edu
This panel will consider the implications of the digital humanities, broadly defined, for the study of early American culture. What particular challenges and/or opportunities do the digital humanities offer scholars in the field? How might some of the foundational conceptions that help structure and organize the study of early American writing and culture need to be re-‐imagined when examined through the lens of the digital humanities? How might some of the foundational assumptions that guide the digital humanities need to be re-‐imagined when its methods are brought to bear on early American materials? Paper proposals from all disciplines are encouraged.
Send your 250-word paper abstract to Jim Egan at Jim_Egan@brown.edu by Friday, September 7, 2012.