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'Rematerializing Humanities Thanks to Digital Traces' DH2014

07 July 2014
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Opening Plenary Lecture
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 17:00
Location: Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL

Bruno Latour:
Rematerializing Humanities Thanks to Digital Traces

Since the great advantage of the digital is to rematerialize the older cognitive functions it becomes possible to transform many activities considered before as “abstract” into an empirical domain. The lecture will go through several attempts at harnessing this new materiality for the benefit of digital humanities and social science generally. Examples will be drawn from the field of publishing, design, research as well as from social theory and political science.

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