33rd Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
13–15 October 2011
THE HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology.
While progress in science, engineering, and technology can benefit the individual as well as society at large, it also has the power to be detrimental. Modern technologies are capable of redefining identity, the nature of social and political bonds, as well as plundering our planet’s resources. In the 21st century, survival and sustainability on all fronts require that we address the latest scientific and technological trends with an open mind so as to increase public awareness. We invite scholars from all disciplines to help us articulate a broad range of inquiries, reflections, and investigations into the interface between technology and the world at large.
Papers and panel suggestions will be arranged according to the following tracks:
PHILOSOPHICAL, POLITICAL, AND ETHICAL DIMENSIONS: topics focused on how technology impacts the sense of being human; the environment; political participation and democratic governance; sustainability; power and global equality
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL LIFE: topics dealing with questions such as: does technology enable new/destroy old forms of social life; advance/hinder gender equality; raise/diminish standards of living and economic well-being; suggest/force human adaptations to technological environments?
REPRESENTATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: the manifold interactions of art and technology; aesthetic and artistic accounts of and reactions to the destruction of old/creation of new technologies
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION: topics focused on the broader interface between technology and pedagogy; technology, education, and the classroom
Please submit an abstract (not to exceed 250 words) by 31 March 2011 to: Dr. George Sochan (GSochan@bowiestate.edu) and state for which track you are submitting your paper.
The Humanities and Technology Association was established in 1978 to promote interdisciplinary interchanges among the humanities and scientific and technological domains and disciplines. The HTA sponsors both a journal, the Humanities and Technology Review (www.htronline.weebly.com), and an annual conference (www.humanitiesandtechnology.org). The conference serves as a venue for the promotion and understanding of the cultural interactions of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology and for defining how humanistic concerns interface with technological achievements and advances.