Saturday, November 8, 2014

Viva Humanities Student Symposium

NKU students: please consider participating in this Viva Humanities event at NKU in the spring. If you have an idea for a paper or presentation, you can contact any of the program faculty for advice and help.
As part of NKU’s goal to cultivate transdisciplinary inquiry, the Viva Humanities committee invites students to participate in the Viva Humanities Student Symposium showcasing students’ critical and creative endeavors. 
We welcome proposals from diverse disciplines to consider the question “What does it mean to be human in a digital world?” The format for delivery may be a talk, a paper or poster presentation, a reading of creative writing, a discussion of an original art piece, or a digital performance or presentation. Topics for consideration may include (but are not limited to):
  • Impact of technology, digital media, and/or social media on relationships 
  • Arts, film, and literature in the digital world
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Impact of technology on medicine
    Impact of technology on relationships between countries and cultures 
  • How technology brings the world, countries, and/or people closer together (or further apart) 
  • How technology affects the relationship of humans and the environment/nature
    How technology impacts the environment 
  • Ethical questions related to technology or digital media 
The Symposium will be a one day event on NKU’s campus that will include student panels and poster sessions. We solicit proposals for brief (5 minutes) roundtable presentations that approach our question from a “humanities” perspective. According to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act from 1965:

The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. 
Deadline for Abstracts: February 13, 2015"

Viva Humanities: Northern Kentucky University

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