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Is Electronic Scholarship In The Humanities Different?

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA, Feb. 18, 1998 -- "The humanities differ from the sciences over issues of control and dissemination of knowledge," says Crandal Shifflett, professor of history at Virginia Tech.

"Scholarly Exchange: Electronic Publication and Scholarship in the Humanities," is Shifflett's topic on Feb. 23 in the "Scholarship in the Electronic Age," seminar series sponsored by Virginia Tech (4 p.m., 30 Pamplin Hall).

Shifflett will talk about the technological revolution and the humanities. He will discuss the limitations and possibilities of technology for teaching, learning, and research in the humanities, and will use his project, "Virtual Jamestown" ( as an example, demonstrating the technological revolution's benefits to the humanities.

For more information about the seminar series, remarks of the first two speakers, and information about other speakers' presenations, visit the Web at . Text and audio will be posted at that site after each talk, and a proceedings will be available after the conclusion of the eight-part seminar series.

For more information, contact John Eaton, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies at Virginia Tech, 540/231-5645 or


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