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On November 14th, the 2017-2018 Digital Humanities Speaker Series continues!  Join us in Lyons Hall Room 418 at 4:00 PM to hear Dr. Jonathan Lawrence speak about his journey in digital scholarship, and his latest project.

What does Digital Humanities mean and how does it relate to research and teaching in higher education?  Professor Lawrence will describe the impact of changing technology in his experiences as a student, a teacher, and a scholar.  He will share examples of how technology allows us to do traditional research activities in new ways as well as examples of new options that are possible with technology.  His Religion in Western New York Project examines religious diversity through oral histories, statistical data, and archival materials.  He will also share some examples of ways he has incorporated digital humanities into course activities.

Jonathan D. Lawrence is an Associate Professor in Religious Studies and has taught at Canisius College since 2005.  He is currently engaged in an ethnographic study of religious diversity in the Buffalo area.  He is an ordained minister serving a small protestant congregation in North Tonawanda and working with Buffalo’s interfaith community.

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series highlights pioneering work in Digital Humanities, and inspires faculty and students to consider, experiment with and collaborate on new research projects or pedagogical methods employing digital technologies.  For more information, visit