Future Humanities workshop: The Humanities and Number

About the event

This workshop will consider the use and standing of number, measure and quantity within humanities research. Traditionally, the humanities have been identified with qualitative rather than quantitative kinds of investigation, but that distinction may begin to lose its force with the generalisation of computational methods and techniques. This workshop will consider not only these new prospects for the humanities, but investigate the ways in which judgements of number and quality may in fact have been embedded in the thinking characteristic of the humanities for a very long time.



10.30-11.00: Arrival and welcome

11.00:  ‘Quantity, Quality and Quantality’

By Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English and Director of Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge: author of Living by Numbers: In Defence of Quantity (2016)

12.00: ‘Digital Humanities and Operationalisation’

By Caroline Bassett, Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities: author of The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media (2007) and Furious: Technological Feminism and Digital Futures (2019)

1.00-2.00: Lunch provided

2.00-3.30: Feedback and Discussion in Groups

To register

Please book a place via Inkpath. The registration deadline is 9am on Monday 18 October.

Travel information

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