Scripps Humanities Institute Lecture Series

SHI’s Fall lecture series topic is “Social Media/Social Change:Negotiating Access, Control, and Unrest in the Information Age.” SHI is hosting an array of experts to discuss the impact of digital information and our modern wireless environment on the political, economic, and personal level. Many of the seminars deal with issues relating to the digital humanities, including Pitzer professor Alex Juhasz’ presentation on “Social Media Pedgagogy: Feminist Teaching Online and Off” and San Jose State University professor Katherine Harris “Digitizing our Feminist Selves: Remediating the ‘Archive’ with Digital Interventions.”

Upcoming speakers include Lee Aase, the director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and Dr. Christine Greenhow, an assistant professorat Michigan State University. Mr. Aase will be speaking about “Bringing theSocial Media Revolution to Health Care.” Mr. Aase will discuss how his organization was able to creatively use social media to increase heart health awareness. Professor Greenhow’s presentation, “Social Media and Learning: Students Getting Help from Friends” will address how students can use social networking and social media to their advantage in the job search process.

“Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care” will take place on November 13th and “Students and Learning: Students Getting Help from Friends” will take place on November 27th. Both seminars begin at 7:30 pm and are held in Garrison Theater at Scripps College Performing Arts Center.

Each semester, the Scripps Humanities Institute presents lectures, seminars, and events relating to a specific theme or topic in humanities scholarship. This institute was founded in 1986 in order to forward interdisciplinary studies and allow Scripps students to learn from leading scholars at the cutting edge of the their fields. Learn more about previous and upcoming events hosted by the Scripps Humanities Institute.

-Beatrice Schuster

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