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Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: A Lecture
April 17 @ 3:00 pmFree
Wednesday, April 18th, 2019 | 3 PM | JSAC Coffeehouse, Augusta University Summerville Campus
The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy and the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University invite you to a public lecture by Clemson University’s Dr. Orville Vernon Burton. Dr. Burton’s lecture will begin at 3pm on Wednesday, April 17th, in the coffeehouse in the JSAC (2nd floor) on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. Dr. Burton will be speaking about “Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities: Recent Advances in Digital History.” A light reception will follow in the Dome Room in Washington Hall. There will be reserved parking in Lot 106, which is immediately to the southeast of the JSAC (look for the cones).
Orville Vernon Burton is the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History, Sociology and Anthropology, Pan African Studies, and Computer Science at Clemson University, and emeritus University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar, University Scholar, and professor of history, African American studies, and sociology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Burton has written or edited numerous books including The Age of Lincoln (2007), as well as In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985). Dr. Burton is one of the pioneers of digital history, and he is the author or director of numerous digital humanities projects. Dr. Burton’s research and teaching interests include the American South, especially race relations and community, and the intersection of humanities and social sciences. In 2017 he received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the South Carolina Humanities Council.
Dr. Burton’s lecture is free and open to the public, and is the first of what is a planned annual lecture series on public history.
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