Vice-Provost and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature
UCL (University College London)
This conference will focus not on technical aspects, but on the wider issues of ethics, gender, cognition, and ideologies and, indeed, theologies of the object in the new virtual world. The conference will be structured in such a way that major keynote speakers will present their latest thinking, whilst there will also be workshop sessions led by eminent specialists in the field which will enable active participation by all conference attendees.
About the conference
This conference aims to explore the implications of the 'new technologies' in terms of both teaching and research and, crucially, in broader social and ethical terms. In many ways, the time for promotion of the new technologies is past and we need to explore more carefully the full implications of these technologies for all of our working practices.
Recognising the enormous importance of online teaching (which is still much less prevalent in the arts and humanities than in the sciences and biomedicine), the programme will include a whole session on this, as it will on the issues of archiving and exhibiting.
The conference will therefore provide an opportunity for the sharing of perspectives on the use and the implications of new technologies in research and teaching in the arts and humanities; it will also be an occasion for active participation in workshops and the sharing of good practice.
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Exhibition of new technologies
An exhibition accompanying the conference will take place at University College London from 20-22 September. This will enable all conference participants to have hands-on experience of some successful projects in research, teaching and online exhibiting. The exhibition will also be open to students and members of the public.
For more information, please contact the conference co-ordinator.