Beyond the Monastery into the New Millennium

Jeffrey Schnapp
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"Beyond the Monastery and in the New Millennium" is dedicated to promoting
debate and critical reflection on the role of modes of knowledge production
in the current situation of advanced Humanities research and teaching. "The
Monastery" refers to the individualized, craft-based model, associated with
an exclusively print-based network of knowledge distribution, that has
remained a constant in the Humanities disciplines since the early 20th
century. "The New Millennium" refers instead to a variety of experiments in
progress with alternative models based on collaboration and teamwork, open
to intensive interaction with digital and new media technologies."

Keywords: To Be Advised
Presentation Type: Plenary Presentation in English
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Jeffrey Schnapp

Rosina Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies, Stanford University

Jeffrey T. Schnapp occupies the Rosina Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford, where he is chairman of the French and Italian Department as well as the founder/director of the Stanford Humanities Laboratory. The author of ten books and over one hundred essays in four languages, his work has appeared in reviews such as: Critical Inquiry, Representations, South Atlantic Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary History, Merkur, Intersezioni, Veredas and Lugar Comum. His four most recent books are ‘A Primer of Italian Fascism’ (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000); ‘Gaetano Ciocca. Costruttore, inventore, agricoltore, scrittore’ (Milan: Skira, 2000); ‘Vedette fiumane. L'occupazione vista e vissuta da Madeleine Witherspoon Dent Gori-Montanelli, crocerossina americana, e da Francesco Gori-Montanelli, Capo del Genio e del reparto fotografico ‘(Venice: Marsilio Editore, 2000) and Hugo Ball/Jonathan Hammer, ‘Ball and Hammer’ (Tenderenda the Fantast), edited and introduced by Jeffrey T. Schnapp, (New Haven: Yale, 2001). He is currently at work on a cultural history of Western ideas about driving and individualism, entitled ‘Crash (An Anthropology of Speed)’ while at the same time directing a Stanford Humanities Laboratory pilot project entitled Crowds, dedicated to tracing the rise and fall of the revolutionary crowd from 1789 through the 1970's.

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