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Why the Past Matters: Public Research and the Lacuna Stories Project



Amir Eshel and Brian Johnsrud


Friday, November 22, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Pigott Hall, German Studies Library (Bldg 260, Rm 252)



Why the Past Matters: Public Research and the Lacuna Stories Project

Please join the Humanities Education Focal Group at noon on November 22nd in room 260-252 (Pigott Hall) for the second event in our Series on the Public Humanities. Professor Amir Eshel (Comparative Literature and German Studies) and graduate student Brian Johnsrud (MTL) will be speaking about "Lacuna Stories," their web-based platform designed to facilitate research, courses, and public discussions of the history and narratives of September 11th. 

 "Lacuna Stories" is one example of what public research might look like in the humanities. In discussion, we will consider such questions as: What does public research look like in the humanities? What are the stakes (ethical, intellectual, philosophical) in this sort of research? What role does the rise of the digital humanities have to play?

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP here.

Please contact Jenny Strakovsky <> or Stacy Hartman <> if you have any questions.

This event is part of the The Series on the Public Humanities, co-sponsored by the Humanities Education Focal Group, the DLCL, the Office of Community Engagement, and the Stanford Humanities Center.