- Thursday, March 20th, 2014 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Reading and writing have long been the privileged vehicles for scholarly communication. But recent technological advances have dramatically expanded our horizons of expression. Broadcasts and multimedia presentations, which once required technical expertise and expensive equipment, can now be easily created by faculty and students using just a personal computer. Spotlighting recent experiments at Harvard, this lecture will discuss the new forms of pedagogy made possible by this democratization of audiovisual expression, and the implications of electronic media for the future of teaching and scholarship.
Shigehisa Kuriyama is Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History at Harvard University. He is Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Professor in the Department of History of Science. His current research focuses on aspects of: 1) the history of medicine and the body in Japan, China, and Europe; and 2) the history of curiosity and distraction. Since 2005, he has also been actively engaged in expanding the horizons of teaching and scholarly communication through the creative use of digital technologies.