Lecture: Digital Scholarship and the Social Sciences

Professors Oliver Wang (Department of Sociology) and Scott Wilson (Department of Anthropology) will explore the integration of digital tools and authoring platforms in the humanities and social sciences. The focus will be on emerging modes of authoring that critically engage principles from design, computer science, and narrative theory. Both Wang and Wilson will present works-in-progress from this past summer’s NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, hosted by Vectors, USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy. Wang’s Unlimited Creations:  Mobile Sounds – Sights – Sites and Wilson’s Port City:  Community and Rehabilitation at the CVC—both authored in the innovative new rich media platform Scalar—will be used to discuss the potential for expanding our engagements with digital scholarship across different disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.