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Re: Upcoming Events: On Philology with Nadia Altschul

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    On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Matthew K. Gold <>

    Hi All —
    > Please see notice of an upcoming event of interest at Columbia below:
    > ———- Forwarded message ———-
    > From: Grant Wythoff <>
    > Nadia Altschul
    > On Philology
    > 6:15pm, 18 Feb 2015
    > Heyman Center for the Humanities
    > Second Floor Common Room
    > Philology and the reconstruction of texts has been a main humanistic
    > method since the purported end of the middle ages. Today’s exchange will
    > delve into the history of philology and its basic methodological
    > assumptions, bringing to the fore some of its colonial underpinnings, and
    > asking digital humanists, as part of the conversation, about connections
    > between DH and this core method in humanities research.
    > Event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served
    > More info: and
    > Part of the series On Method in the Humanities
    > While much time has been spent theorizing the “digital” in Digital
    > Humanities, the On Method in the Humanities series seeks to gain a greater
    > understanding of the heritage and future of humanistic inquiry. In addition
    > to traditional talks and presentations, the aim of the series is to stage
    > productive encounters between theory and method, connecting top theorists
    > and model-makers with makers of things, builders of code, and architects of
    > the pixel.
    > Lectures will examine the range of theoretical and practical methods used
    > by humanities scholars and critics, past and present. Following Thomas
    > Kuhn, how can we outline paradigms of humanistic inquiry? What are the
    > national specificities of these methods? How are the technological
    > challenges and opportunities provided by new research methods
    > (computational, quantitative) and new organizational structures (labs,
    > workshops, co-working) tethered to epistemological shifts as well?

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