This symposium, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars, researchers, funders, and practitioners to explore the historical, ethical, civic, and cultural implications of the expanding technological phenomenon of “big data.” Its goal is to identify significant issues, approaches, resources and formats for public humanities programming that would engage audiences in understanding and investigating this topic.
The symposium will begin in late afternoon on May 4 and conclude with an evening reception on May 5. Most events will occur at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science on Stony Brook’s campus. The National Center will reimburse travel and provide meals and hotel accommodation for two nights, plus a modest honorarium to each participant. We envision a lively and productive meeting.