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Frontiers of Digital History: Citizen Scholars, New Knowledge, and Public Debate
October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh)
This lecture will consider the roles of citizen scholars in the ongoing expansion of digital research in history, and how their contributions may serve to better inform social decision-making in health, education, environmental policy, democratic representation, conflict resolution, and in sustaining our cultures.
Patrick Manning is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, Emeritus, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as founding director of the World History Center from 2008 to 2015. He was president of the American Historical Association from 2016 to 2017 and served as Vice President of the AHA Teaching Division from 2004 to 2006. His current research includes directing the Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis (CHIA), to create a world-historical data resource. He is also working on African populations 1650–1950, an interdisciplinary history of the human system, world history of science, and on an advanced placement (AP) course on the African diaspora.