The role of biographical data in Digital Scholarship: reassembling the digital self

12 June 2017 1.00pm 2.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Paul Arthur

Contact:

Pip Willcox pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

Biography is only one of many disciplines that have been deeply influenced by advances in digital media and computing, and that have required new theoretical approaches to help understand the changes. Yet the digital revolution has arguably had a more profound effect on biography and life writing than on any other branch of literature, perhaps any branch of the arts.

This talk looks at the current intersection of biography and digital humanities and asks key questions: In what ways does the Web act to co-shape our identities? Do we know ourselves, each other, or historical actors differently? How permanent are the digital records of lives that are being produced? Do we, or will we soon, remember differently? And, what are the research futures for digital biographical research?

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