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The Future of the Humanities in the Digital Age

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 30, 2018 03:50 PM - - last modified Aug 25, 2023 11:10 AM

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de Mar 23, 2022 - 04:00 PM
a Mar 23, 2022 - 06:00 PM

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In 2022, IEA's Study Group on Computational Cultures and Humanities will organize eight colloquia on the impact of electronic culture on society, the arts, and the Humanities.

The first activity, to be held on March 23, will address the accelerated development of technology and the advances in science as imposing a debate on how the humanities can continue to form the tripod of knowledge alongside technology and science.

Ideas and practices that were valid until recently may change or disappear, giving rise to new figures or, simply, become extinct.

The main presenter, Nicolas Shumway, is Frances Moody Newman Professor Emeritus from Rice University. He holds a PhD (1976) in Hispanic Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA.) For fourteen years he has lectured at Yale University, where he became a full professor. In 1993 he was named Tomás Rivera Regents Professor of Spanish-American Literature at the University of Texas, Austin (UT.). There, he directed the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) between 1995 and 2007. Late, at Rice, he served as Dean of the School of Humanities from 2010 to 2017. Shumway has held visiting professorships in Brazil, at USP, and in Argentina, at the Universidad de San Andrés and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella. His 1991 book, "The Invention of Argentina," gained international recognition and was reviewed as remarkable by The New York Times. In 1993, Emecé Editores published a Spanish translation of the book in Argentina. A translation in Portuguese was published by Editora da USP in 2009. In 2012, Emecé released Shumway's second book about Argentina, Historia Personal de una Pasión Argentina, which includes an autobiographical essay contextualizing his work in the country as well as a study on how the term "liberalism" has been used in the Argentine political discourse.


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Nicolas Shumway (Rice University)


Marcos Buckeridge (USP)

Marcos Cuzziol