Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mike Godwin of the Wikimedia Foundation to Present in the Glasscock Center Digital Humanities Lecture Series

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is pleased to announce a public lecture in its continuing series on Digital Humanities. Mike Godwin, General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, will give a lecture entitled "After the Revolution," on Monday, 28 January 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Evans Library, Room 204E. This event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Godwin will discuss the impact of the digital revolution on the humanities. Godwin is an attorney who focuses on legal issues involving new media, speech, and intellectual property law and is the author of Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Cyber Age (1998). He has written for American Lawyer Media and The American Lawyer and has served as general counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as his current position with the Wikimedia Foundation.

The lecture series continues on 1 February at 4:00 p.m. in the same location with a talk by Gary Marchionini of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill on “The Open Video Digital Library: The Challenge of Transition from Test Bed to Sustainable Library.”

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