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Cyberinfrastructure and the Humanities

March 29, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter: Vernon Burton, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the Clemson University CyberInstitute


Advances in computing have begun to revolutionize humanities research. Advanced data acquisition, data storage and management, user-friendly data mining and visualization technologies, large-scale modeling and simulation, massive text and visual searches with complex relational analysis—these techniques, not possible a few years ago, are now galvanizing the humanities. In this talk Professor Vernon Burton, Director of the Clemson CyberInstitute, discusses some of the ways in which collaborations between humanists and computational scientists have created new forms of understanding and discovery. Burton will also introduce the Clemson CyberInstitute and suggest how cyberinfrastructure and access to high performance computing will have an equally profound impact on humanities research.

A short reception will follow the talk.

Sponsors: RENCI, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science

Speaker Biography

Directions to Brooks Building


March 29, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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141 Frederick P. Brooks. Jr. Building
201 S. Columbia St.
UNC-Chapel Hill,
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