September 28, 2019
Professor Gregory Crane, the Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University, will present Philology and Citizenship in the 21st Century.
Professor Crane has published on a wide range of ancient Greek authors and has a long-standing interest in the relationship between the humanities and digital technology. He is the Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Leipzig, editor-in-chief of the Perseus Project. He will be discussing "Philology and Citizenship in the 21st Century". How can the new digital philology serve a new generation of students? What skills do scholars need to cultivate, both themselves and in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines, if they are to help their students use philology to become more engaged and personally successful citizens in the 21st century? This is not a secondary question of pedagogy separate from research. How we answer this second question will, in turn, ultimately shape the training that PhD students will receive and the research that faculty at PhD granting institutions will conduct.