Teaching the Humanities Goes Digital; Upcoming Symposium
to Explore Tools
A symposium that will explore the cutting-edge digital
tools and techniques for teaching humanities courses will
be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the
Bloomberg Center's Schafler Auditorium, Homewood campus.
Sponsored by the university's
Center for Educational
Resources, the event is open to all Baltimore-area
The symposium, titled "Humanities Education in the
Digital Age: Enriching Undergraduate Courses With the
Web," will open with remarks by Michael Poliakoff, director
of the Division of Education Programs at the National
Endowment for the Humanities, who will also address current
Resources such as electronic time lines, online image
archiving, illustrated glossaries, peer review writing
environments and interactive maps will be demonstrated, and
free software tools, designed to be easily integrated into
any courses, will be shared with participants.
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore all
projects through digital poster sessions at a reception
that will follow the symposium. Disciplines as diverse as
history, film and media studies, art history, writing,
museum studies and philosophy will be discussed.
For more information, go to
To reserve a place, contact Cheryl Wagner at 410-516-7181
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