[via Naomi Schoenbaum, Associate Professor of Law at GW]
All are invited to an informal brown bag lunch discussion on the Digital Humanities (DH) at the law school this Friday, August 1, at noon, in room E412 at the law school (see below for more information). The brown bags are just a way for the law faculty to get together and discuss topics of general intellectual interest. There is not a formal presentation; we just have casual discussions among a small group of faculty.
The topic will be the digital humanities: the use of technology as a method for understanding the liberal arts. Scholars have begun to use technologies like quantitative coding to study literature and philosophy, and a debate is brewing among academics about what this means and its impact. This is especially relevant to legal scholars, both interdisciplinary and more broadly, in thinking about our methodologies. Thanks to David Fontana for the suggestion. Below are three short news articles on the phenomenon: