e-flyerThe Mobile Media Lab and the Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies present:
Digital Humanities in Praxis: A Southeast Asian Perspective
A talk by Professor Hal Thwaites
Director, Centre for Creative Content and Digital Innovation
University of Malaya

Monday, September 23, 2013 4:15 CJ Building, Room 5.223

Digital Humanities in Praxis: A Southeast Asian Perspective

Digital media have revolutionized the practice of scholarship from archives to the creation of content. Continuing into the next decades, computation will become key to humanistic research/creation projects. Twenty-first century students now require formal competence with digital technologies to have a competitive edge, both in academia and their workplaces. Digital Humanities, generally applied, refers to the use and application of computational tools and methods to humanist fields of study, and vice versa. Large-scale databases, text-analysis software, geographical information systems, consumer-programmable hardware, and countless digital tools enable innovative approaches to research, while posing new challenges to scholars.

At the Centre for Creative Content and Digital Innovation (University of Malaya), we are interested in fostering transdisciplinary connections to inspire new research approaches, while at the same time leveraging on digital media technologies for content creation and dissemination to a wide audience. This presentation examines a variety of work that reflects the potential and impact that Digital Humanities are having on Southeast Asian Studies, culture and heritage research/creation.

The talk will be followed by a reception in the Mobile Media Lab