Technology and the Humanities in the "Global" University

Thursday, April 26th, 2001
Masao Miyoshi
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

As the "global" economy intensifies, the university is undergoing a radical change.  While technology is the driving force of this transformations, disciplines in the humanities are absorbed with the problems of difference in gender and ethnicity.  The recognition of diversity is liberating, of course, but it is not enough.  The humanities must restore its interventionary role in the direction of technology, the construction of civilization, and the continuation of planetary life.Additional support from the Madden Initiative in Technology, Arts and Culture.

Masao Miyoshi

Hajime Mori Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego