Letters 1916-1923 and the ethics of education in digital humanities projects
challenges of ethics and interpretation
Friday, February 16 at 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Conference Room, Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson Building, Manchester University, UK
At an interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Manchester University, Monika Barget will talk about the “ethics of education” in the Letters 1916-1923 project and in public humanities projects in general:
In the face of criticism by some professional historians and history teachers that public humanities projects do not meet established criteria of ‘aperspectival objectivity’ (Luc Boltanski), this presentation explains how the Letters 1916-1923 three project empowers its users and volunteers to reflect upon the source material as well as the complex cultural process of ‘creating history’. Contemporary media criticism can be reconciled with theories of emotional learning and active humanitarianism, making public humanities projects a cornerstone of 21st-century historiography.
Please contact the organizers to register for the workshop: livesofletters.wordpress.com