Press Release

Humanities in the Digital Age


Stanford University hosts American Academy’s Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences as it examines new age of teaching and learning

STANFORD, CA | JANUARY 17, 2014 – The conversations generated around the country by the American Academy’s Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences landmark report, The Heart of the Matter, continue with the latest event at Stanford University, a lively discussion on “Humanities in the Digital Age.”

In its report, the Commission notes “The digital world offers vast new possibilities,not only for delivering instruction, but also for facilitating research and for making the past and future possibilities come alive to students of all ages.”

The program at the Stanford Faculty Club, January 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. will explore the future of digital research and teaching.

Moderator Richard Saller – Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean,School of Humanities and Sciences, Kleinheinz Family Professor of EuropeanStudies, Stanford University – will be joined by the following panelists:

Joshua Cohen
Martha Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society,
Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, and Law,
Stanford University

Michael A. Keller
Ida M. Green University Librarian,
Publisher of the Stanford University Press
and of HighWire Press, Stanford University

Franco Moretti
Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor,
Professor of English and Comparative Literature,
Stanford University

Elaine Treharne
Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Medieval
& Early Modern Studies, Stanford University



About the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Current Academy research focuses on the humanities, arts, and education; science and technology policy; global security and energy; and American institutions and the public good. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy’s work is advanced by its 4,600 elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs from around the world.

For more information:
Felicia Knight






Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Richard H. Brodhead and John W. Rowe