The Volkswagen Foundation’s Herrenhausen Conference

on the topic of “(Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age” will take place from December 5-7, 2013 in Hanover, Germany.

In times of digitization, internet, and mobile communication, the humanities can build on new, empirically driven methods to gain new insights. But what are the implications of this mode of knowledge production for the various disciplines subsumed under the term humanities, their methods and research objects, and for the role the humanities should and could play in society? We would be delighted if you joined the discussion – please save the date and the event in your calendar. Confirmed speakers include:

Gregory Ralph Crane, University Leipzig / Iryna Gurevych, Technical University Darmstadt / Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School / Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, University of Oxford / Lev Manovich, City University of New York / Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard University / Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Stanford University

You can find more information on the conference in the attached flyer and under www.volkswagenstiftung.de/digitalhumanities

We cordially invite early career researchers to participate in our event. Therefore, the Volkswagen Foundation offers Travel Grants for young researchers who wish to attend the conference. The deadline for application is August 15, 2013. For more information on the application process, please visit www.volkswagenstiftung.de/digitalhumanities

We would appreciate if you forwarded this Save-the-Date and the Call for Abstracts to all colleagues to whom this conference and / or the Travel Grants might be of interest.

We do look forward to welcoming you to Hanover.