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October 2018

Humanities Dialogues

October 19, 2018 - May 31, 2019

You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants will compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation! Event is free. RSVP required Meetings will take place on the following dates in Royce Hall room 342 (Italian Seminar…

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May 2019

Moral Code – Ethics in the Digital Age

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Thomas Mann House and the UCLA Digital Humanities presents Conference: Moral Code – Ethics in the Digital Age “The primary political and philosophical issue of the next century will be the definition of what we are,” futurist Ray Kurzweil wrote just before the onset of the 21st century. Algorithms and autonomously operating machines have already begun to fundamentally change human beings and their surroundings. Meanwhile, social objectives and ethical standards regulating these developments often remain vague. While, historically and culturally,…

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