For those who arrive early: Conceptualizing a Digital Public Humanities, a Talk by Mary Rizzo

THATCamp Lehigh Valley 2014 starts Friday, February 21st. Those who arrive the night before may be interested in attending the following Friends of the Libraries event:

Conceptualizing a Digital Public Humanities, a Talk by Mary Rizzo

Bayer Galleria, Linderman Library (room 342), Thursday, February 20th @ 4:10pm

Mary Rizzo, co-editor of The Public Historian and currently serving as Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden, will examine the history and potential integration of digital humanities, public history, and the public humanities. Although some well-known digital humanities projects include a public component, it is mostly an academy-driven trend. What can the digital humanities learn from public history and the public humanities? How does incorporating the public within the digital humanities make it more meaningful?

In addition to her roles at The Public Historian and Rutgers-Camden, Dr. Rizzo served as Associate and Interim Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. She is also a board member of the National Council on Public History and blogs for History@Work. She earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her article, “More than Fun and Games: Play, Public Humanities and Engaged Democracy” is forthcoming from the journal Public. She tweets about digital humanities, public history and public humanities @rizzo_pubhist.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh Libraries, the South Side Initiative, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-758-3039.

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