Tomorrow: William Pannapacker, Villalobos, 5pm

Join us tomorrow afternoon, when William Pannapacker (Hope College) visits Whittier College to discuss digital humanities programs at small liberal arts colleges.

William Pannapacker flier

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

4:30 pm – Appetizers and Beverages 

5:00 pm – Talk followed by Q&A

Where: Villalobos Hall 

About the speaker:

William Pannapacker is Professor of English at Hope College, Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Foundation Program in the Arts and Humanities, and Faculty Director of the Great Lakes College Association Digital Liberal Arts Initiative. He is the author of Revised Lives: Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Authorship (2004), and was a regular blogger for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he writes about higher education and digital humanities. His blog post, “Stop Calling it the Digital Humanities” promotes digital humanities activities on small liberal arts colleges, and is the first to suggest the term “digital liberal arts.” In addition, his blog post, Digital Humanities Triumphant?” was republished in Debates in the Digital Humanities (2012). Known as the Chronicle’s “provocateur,” Pannapacker has been outspoken on the topics of precarious labor in the academy, digital humanities, the importance of liberal arts education, and the student-faculty collaborations that such an education can foster.