BODIES OF DATA: INTERSECTING MEDICAL AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES
The Irish Humanities Alliance, in collaboration with UCD and DIT, are excited to host ‘Bodies of data: intersecting medical and digital humanities’ on 22-23 November (more information at www.irishhumanities.com) The conference addresses the emerging disciplines of the Medical and digital humanities: two of the most dynamic interdisciplinary forces in contemporary humanities scholarship. Both generate new perspectives and relationships at the intersection between interpretative, data driven, medical and technological methodologies and research practices.Full conference programme is available here and abstracts can be located at bodiesofdata2018.com
Prof. Samuel K Cohn, University of Glasgow, will deliver the Keynote Lecture on:
"Epidemics and Emotions: An Exploration in Digital Humanities"
Samuel Cohn, Jr. is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (University of Edinburgh), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. During the past 20 years, he has focused on the history of popular protest in late medieval and early modern Europe and on the history of disease and medicine. This year he published Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS with Oxford University Press. In this work, he mostly escaped from the Middle Ages and Italy to explore two-and-a-half millennia of history almost across the globe. Funded by a small grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he has returned to Italian archives and to a very late Middle Ages: Popular Protest in Sixteenth-Century Italy.
To register follow the link to eventbrite here