Wednesday, October 23, 2013

William Pannapacker at Messiah College

If you are in the area, stop by at Messiah College on Thursday night to hear a public lecture on the digital humanities from Hope College English professor William Pannapacker.  I first started reading Pannapacker's essays in The Chronicle of Higher Education when he was writing under the name "Thomas Hart Benton."  In fact, I have blogged about his work here and here and here and here and here.

Here is everything you need to know:

Join us for an exciting opportunity to hear more about the development of the Digital Humanities and their impact on education in various majors.  William Pannapacker, Professor of English and Director of the Mellon Scholars Program in Arts and Humanities at Hope College, will be visiting campus to deliver a lecture entitled "The Digital Humanities and the Future of the Liberal Arts."

William Pannapacker is an American professor of English literature, an academic administrator, and a higher education journalist.  He is the author of Revised Lives: Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Authorship, and numerous articles on American literature and culture, higher education, and the Digital Humanities.  He has been a columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education since 1998, and he is a contributor to The New York Times and Slate Magazine.  He is the founding director of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Programs in the Arts and Humanities at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.  According to Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, "in the world of education journalism, there are few opinion voices as potent as that of William Pannapacker."

Pannapacker will also be speaking this weekend at THATCamp Harrisburg.  From what I understand, it is not too late to propose an "unconference" session.