WLA/WHS Scholarly Series – Navigating the New Digital Landscape of Knowledge – Julia Adams


In this fourth lecture of the 10th annual collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, Professor Julia Adams will highlight the role of women in ‘tech culture’ within our emergent digital environment. Drawing on her research on Wikipedia and academic knowledge, and on the uses of journalism and fake news in the recent presidential election, Professor Adams will discuss the promise and peril in the emergent digital landscape of knowledge.

Julia Adams is Professor of Sociology and International and Area Studies and Head of Calhoun College at Yale University. She was previously the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. At Yale she has chaired the department of Sociology, directed the Division of the Social Sciences and the International Affairs Council. She currently codirects YaleCHESS (Center for Historical Enquiry & the Social Sciences). Her book, The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe (Cornell University Press) won the Gaddis Smith Book Prize. See registration link for more details.

Lecture Location: Wilton Historical Society
Lecture sponsor: Elaine Tai-Lauria and Phil Lauria
Moderator: Steve Hudspeth

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