What Does it Mean to be Human in the Digital Age? | University of Oxford

What Does it Mean to be Human in the Digital Age?

Diane Lees, Emma Smith, Chris Fletcher, Tom Chatfield, Lynne Brindley
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Mathematical Institute
Woodstock Road
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 2

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

The TORCH 2015-16 Annual Headline Series ‘Humanities and the Digital Age’ will explore the relationship between Humanities and the digital. It will consider digital’s at once disruptive and creative potential, and imagine future territory to be prospected. Underpinning this is perhaps the most important question of all: What does it mean to be human in the digital age? How might it reshape the way we create meaning and values?

In this opening event we bring together a panel of experts from across the Humanities and the cultural sector to examine how the digital age has shaped, and will continue to shape, the human experience and the Humanities. We will be joined by Diane Lees (Director-General of Imperial War Museum Group), Emma Smith (Fellow and Tutor in English), Chris Fletcher (Professorial Fellow and Keeper of Special Collections at the Bodleian Library), and Tom Chatfield (author and broadcaster). The discussion will be chaired by Lynne Brindley (Master, Pembroke College and former Director of the British Library).

There will be plenty of time for audience questions and discussion, which will be followed by a drinks reception. Free and all welcome, registration is recommended. For more information and to book your free place please visit: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/digi-age.

TORCH is offering a free pop up crèche at this event. The Little Hens Childcare company will be at the venue, so parents/carers attending the event can drop their children off and pick them up after the event finishes. Please book one crèche space per child, as well as booking a 'General Admission' ticket for the parent/carer attending the event. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Please email hannah.penny@humanities.ox.ac.uk with any questions