The initiative DIGHUM lectures started with regular online events to discuss the different aspects of Digital Humanism. The bidt and the TU Wien are cooperation partners for DigHum Lecture Series.
Jason argues that the Web and social media have dramatically shaped the general public’s understandings of history as a result of the rise of “e-history,” or forms of history communication specifically designed for distribution online. Jason outlines how the emergence of platforms and technologies such as Wikipedia, Facebook, and A.I. have altered the public’s interactions with historical information, and how the intersection of professional history with the Web has produced a clash of cultures that has threatened the very existence of the history profession. The rise of e-history has created an urgent need to ensure that accurate, reliable information becomes visible in the public sphere.
About the Series
A roughly bi-weekly seminar offers presentations and panels from worldwide thought leaders. It is typically held on Tuesday afternoons at 17:00 CET.
The bidt and the TU Wien are cooperation partners for DigHum Lecture Series.
Digital Humanism deals with the complex relationship between man and machine. It acknowledges the potential of Informatics and IT. At the same time, it points to related apparent threats such as privacy violations, ethical concerns with AI, automation, and loss of jobs, and the ongoing monopolization on the Web.
For this reason, a new initiative — DIGHUM lectures — started with regular online events to discuss the different aspects of Digital Humanism.
We will have one or more speakers on a specific topic followed by a discussion, or panel discussions, depending on topic and speakers. The exact dates will be announced at least two weeks before.