Jeffrey Schnapp “In the stacks of the livebrary”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – On Thursday, February 2, Jeffrey T. Schnapp will give a talk entitled “In the stacks of the livebrary” at 5:30pm in the Lownes Room, John Hay Library, followed by a reception in the lobby. This will be the third talk of the Digital Arts & Humanities 2011-2012 Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Brown University Library.

Schnapp is a cultural historian who works in the digital humanities and on digital approaches to cultural programming. He is a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature, a teaching faculty member at the Graduate School of Design, and the faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard. Before moving to Harvard in 2011, Schnapp occupied the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford, where he founded the Stanford Humanities Lab. His most recent books are Speed Limits and The Electric Information Age Book (a collaboration with the designer Adam Michaels of Project Projects)(Princeton Architectural Press, January 2012). Also forthcoming in 2012 are Digital_Humanities (MIT Press) a book co-written with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, and Todd Presner; Modernitalia (Peter Lang), a collection of essays on 20th century Italian cultural history being edited by Francesca Santovetti, and Italiamerica (Il Saggiatore), vol. 2, co-edited with Emanuela Scarpellini.

The Digital Arts & Humanities Lecture Series is free and open to the public. More information about the series is available here.

Contact: Jennifer Braga |  401-863-6913

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