Campus explores digital humanities

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2014

Digital Humanities Symposium

BLOOMSBURG— William Pannapacker, professor of English at Hope College, Holland, Mich., will speak about digital humanities and its place in the undergraduate curriculum on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University’s McCormick Center 1303.

Pannapacker is the founding director of the Hope College Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities, a model for the integration of digital technology into undergraduate research in the humanities. He is also a frequent contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a weekly academic source of news and information for college and university faculty, staff and administrators.

Pannapacker’s talk, “Stop Calling it Digital Humanities, Start Calling it Digital Liberal Arts,” is the final event in a three-part symposium, “Bloomsburg Explores Digital Humanities.” The symposium will begin Monday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall 108, with a faculty panel discussion, “Digital Tools and Projects in the Arts and Humanities,” including faculty members Sue O’Donnell and Alla Myzelev, art and art history; Robert Dunkelberger, university archivist, library references services; Stephanie Schlitz, English; Christopher Podeschi, sociology; Jennifer Whisner, environmental, geographical and geological sciences; and M. Safa Saracoglu, history.

A student panel discussion, “Digital Projects In and Out of the Classroom,” will be presented Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 201. This symposium will involve forums between faculty and students discussing scholarship and the future of digital liberal arts. Panels will explore digital tools and projects relevant to faculty and student creative work.

Presented by The Bloomsburg University Institute for Culture and Society as part of the annual “Bloomsburg Explores” program, symposium events are free and open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.