April 2012 Archives

Two presentations by Dan Cohen, April 19 and 20

Dan_Cohen.jpgDigital Humanities 2.0 will co-sponsor two presentations by Dan Cohen on Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20:

  • "The Future of History." 4:00 p.m., April 19; 125 Nolte Center. (Co-sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study, Immigration History Research Center, Department of English, Department of Writing Studies, Department of History, and University Libraries.)
  • "Supporting Digital Humanities." 10:00 a.m., April 20; Arthur Upson Room, 102 Walter Library. (Co-sponsored by University Libraries.)

Dan Cohen is associate professor of history and director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. He studies European and American intellectual history, the history of science (particularly mathematics), and the intersection of history and computing. Co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), he is author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). He has also published articles and book chapters on the history of mathematics and religion and the teaching of history.

An inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies' Digital Innovation Fellowship, Professor Cohen played a leading role in developing Zotero, the powerful bibliographic software program. His research into uses of the Victorian digital archive was reported by Patricia Cohen in "Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers," New York Times, Dec. 3, 2010. Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education named him one of "12 Tech Innovators Who are Transforming Campuses." Professor Cohen co-edits Journal of the Digital Humanities, which last month published its first issue.

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