Director, Center for the Humanities
Professor of English
University of Washington
The convergence of the digital humanities and the public humanities is producing an intellectual wealth of knowledge that is circulating democratically, transforming the practice, evaluation, and communication of scholarship in a myriad of ways. Professor Woodward will discuss the digital humanities in terms of Web 2.0 technologies, drawing on the vivid testimony offered by such exemplary projects as the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History project, Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, and the September Project and emphasizing the flow of knowledge among different media and spaces.
Kathleen Woodward is Professor of English at the University of Washington where she directs the Simpson Center for the Humanities which established the digital humanities as a key initiative in 2005. She is the author of the forthcoming Statistical Panic: The Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions and editor of The Myths of Information: Technology and Postindustrial Culture. She serves on the steering committee of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and the international advisory board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.