Webb Lectures Series

2018 Webb Lectures Series

2018 Webb Lectures Series

The Department of History is pleased to host the 53rd annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures this Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5.

This year’s topic is “The Digital Medieval: New Directions in Medieval History and the Digital Humanities.”

In keeping with the event’s digital theme, the Department will live stream the opening and closing keynote addresses:

Opening Keynote:

Wednesday, 4 April @ 5:00 p.m.: Dorothy Kim (Vassar College) “Embodying the Database: Race, Gender, Social Justice, and the History of the Digital Humanities”

Closing Keynote:

Thursday, 5 April @ 7:30 p.m.: Erik Kwakkel (Leiden University) “From Parchment to PIxel: Medieval Manuscripts and Libraries’ Response to the Call for Digitization”

To view the live stream feed, visit the Department’s YouTube channel  approximately fifteen minute before the start each lecture. A link to access the video feed will also be posted here and on the Department’s Facebook page.

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY, 4 APRIL

5:00 PM – Opening Keynote Address (Chemistry & Physics Building Room 303)

Dr. Dorothy Kim (Vassar College), “Embodying the Database: Race, Gender, Social Justice, and the History of the Digital Humanities”

 

WEDNESDAY, 4 APRIL (all daytime events will take place in the Red River/Concho Room of University Center)

9:30 AM – Dr. Kathryne Beebe (University of Texas, Arlington), “Teaching the Digital Medieval”

11:00 AM – Dr. Austin Mason (Carleton College), “Integrating Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Middle Ages through the Digital Humanities

1:30 PM – Dr. Laura K. Morreale (Fordham University), “Medieval Digital humanities andThe Rite of Spring: Thoughts on Performance and Preservation”

3:00 PM – Dr. Charles Travis (University of Texas, Arlington), “‘…A mountain hid under water:’ Deep Charting, GIS, and Cartesian Perceptions of North-West Atlantic Fisheries c. 1504-1786”

 

7:30 PM – Closing Keynote Address (Rosebud Theater, University Center)

Dr. Erik Kwakkel (Leiden University), “From Parchment to Pixel: Medieval Manuscripts and Libraries’ Response to the Call for Digitization”