Moving People, Linking Lives: An Interdisciplinary Symposium will take place March 20-21, 2015 UVA: Friday’s events in the Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall, and Saturday’s in Alderman Library 421. There will be considerable refreshments available both days. Organized and hosted by Alison Booth, Jenny Strauss Clay, and Amy Odgen with funding by the Page Barbour Committee and the generous support of the departments of Classics, English, French, Art, the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, the Scholars’ Lab and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, and other entities at UVa, the symposium’s events are free and open to the public. Presentations and workshops will open dialogue across different humanities, periods (from ancient to contemporary), and methods. Invited participants include specialists in narrative theory and life writing, prosopography or comparative studies of life narratives in groups, and digital humanities. The latter field can be defined as computer-assisted research on cultural materials, from ancient texts to Colonial archives, from printed books to social media, but it includes constructive, analytic, creative, and interpretative work of many kinds.
The event has a blog site, movingpeoplelinkinglives.org, which provides more details.
Come join the symposium for fruitful interchange in March! Please spread the word.