Ethan Watrall, an assistant professor of anthropology at Michigan State University, will present “Towards a Model of Openness in Digital Cultural Heritage” on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The talk is free and open to the public.
Watrall will address how cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums – along with academic disciplines such as history, archaeology, anthropology, and classics – are wrestling with how openness within a digital space impacts their core identity and unique professional practice.
This lecture is the keynote address of Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, a conference exploring the impact of the digital revolution on the study and teaching of the humanities. For schedule, location and registration information for the conference, go to www.detroitdh.org.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.