The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Live Stream: What Does it Mean to be Human in the Digital Age?
The discussion begins at 17:30 GMT on Thursday 21 January 2016
Join The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities at the University of Oxford for the opening event in their Humanities and the Digital Age Series.
Humanities and the Digital Age will explore the relationship between Humanities and the digital. It will consider digital’s at once disruptive and creative potential, and imagine future territory to be prospected. Underpinning this is perhaps the most important question of all: What does it mean to be human in the digital age? How might it reshape the way we create meaning and values?
In this opening event we bring together a panel of experts from across the Humanities and the cultural sector to examine how the digital age has shaped, and will continue to shape, the human experience and the Humanities. We will be joined by Tom Chatfield (author and broadcaster), Chris Fletcher (Professorial Fellow and Keeper of Special Collections at the Bodleian Library), Diane Lees (Director-General of Imperial War Museums), and Emma Smith (Fellow and Tutor in English, University of Oxford). The discussion will be chaired by Dame Lynne Brindley (Master, Pembroke College, University of Oxford).