Lecture: "Back to the Future: Philology in a Digital Age"


Location: Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library

The Center for Digital Scholarship and the Office of Digital Learning present “Back to the Future: Philology in a Digital Age,” a lecture with Professor Martin Mueller of Northwestern University.

Mueller, professor emeritus of English at Northwestern, is a leading voice in the digital humanities; his talk is concerned with the fate of the humanities in the digital age. Mueller’s primary research field has been the uses of ancient epic and tragedy by European writers since the Renaissance. He has also written on Homer and Shakespeare. More recently he has become interested in the uses of information technology for traditional philological inquiries. Together with Ahuvia Kahane, he is the editor of The Chicago Homer, a multilingual web site that uses the search and display capabilities of digital media to make distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek. He is the general editor of WordHoard, an application for the close reading and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts. Find out more about his current work at his blog Scalable Reading.

This event is part of Notre Dame’s second annual Digital Week, which showcases the best of digital teaching, learning, and research taking place at Notre Dame.

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