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MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Great Ideas Change the World

Humanities in the Digital Age

 

 



Three distinguished scholars engage in wide-ranging, sustained conversation about new potentials for humanities disciplines and research in the digital age. The conversation also clarifies the distinctive nature of the humanities, and articulates the power of humanities disciplines to develop capacity for critical thinking, creativity, and deep cultural and historical perspectives.  


Moderator
David Thorburn
MIT Professor of Literature and MacVicar Faculty Fellow Director, MIT Communications Forum

Panelists

Alison Byerly
Provost & Executive Vice President and Professor of English & American Literatures, Middlebury College

Steven Pinker
Harvard College Professor, and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

 

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