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.  

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


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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