Seminar Overview

“The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it,
the teachers and the taught.”

–Henry Adams

The digital revolution has transformed many aspects of modern life, including the study of humanities.  This seminar will explore how digital tools are changing (and challenging) various humanistic disciplines, such as English and History.  Students will read and write about these challenges, but they will truly learn by building, as they help contribute to a new multi-media edition of The Education of Henry Adams (1918), a classic humanities text, which has been named by Modern Library as the Best Non-Fiction work of the 20th Century. No particular digital skills are required in advance, but participants in this seminar should be willing and ready to conquer a host of new platforms as they prepare to be good 21st-century humanists.