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North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) College of Arts and Sciences will host the 3rd Annual Triangle Digital Humanities Institute Conference. The annual event is developed to build skills around digital humanities education. Previous institutes were held at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A recent “Forbes Magazine” article reports more universities are beginning to reconsider the value of the humanities. Learning core humanities skills including critical thinking, global perspectives and creativity, among others are marketable skills for recent graduates.

Marilyn Thomas-Houston, Ph.D., professor emeritus of cultural anthropology at the University of Florida, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Oct. 24. Thomas-Houston will explore using technology in interpreting African American experiences.

Susan Mango Curtis, associate professor of digital publishing at Northwestern University, will lead a workshop on digital publishing with financial support from Adobe Inc. on Friday, Oct. 25.

WHEN:       
Thursday, Oct. 24
8:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 25
9 a.m.
                    
WHERE:           
North Carolina Central University
H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education Auditorium
700 Cecil St.
Durham, NC 27707

For questions and additional information, please contact Lisa Carl, Ph.D., at 919-530-5526 or lcarl@nccu.edu.
 


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