On January 31, Nancy Hunt, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, presented "Form = Material ??? Flywhisks and Catastrophe Logic in a Colonial Milieu." Her talk, part of the Thursday Speaker Series for the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, explored how historical events shape the construction of historical writing, particularly in relation to her work in Central Africa. The event continued the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Professor Hunt's lecture is available online as an MP3 audio file and is accessible for University of Michigan account holders.
On January 31, Benjamin M. Schmidt, Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University, presented the talk, "History for the Digital Future: Digital Forms of Historical Scholarship." Professor Schmidt considered the broader history of digital scholarship with an eye towards practical application for today's historians. His lecture is also available online as an MP3 audio file and is accessible for University of Michigan account holders.