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AI, History, and Historians: Opportunities in Higher Education

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Online: Join this panel discussion ‘AI, History, and Historians’ hosted by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) to explore the challenges and opportunities of AI and Generative AI for historians on Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM GMT+5:30.

Event Details

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8 PM GMT+5:30
  • Location: Online Event
  • Tickets: Free (Booking essential)

Highlights

Discussion Topics:

  • Challenges and opportunities of GenAI for historical teaching and assessment.
  • Implications for AI in the archives and for sources.
  • Histories of technological innovation and change.
  • Generational approaches and attitudes to AI among historians.
  • The role of learning technicians in supporting historians.
  • The ethics of AI for university teachers and students of history.

Format: Panel discussion followed by a Q&A session involving all attendees. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance.

About the Event

This panel discussion brings together an international group of historians and digital specialists to consider the future of history in the age of AI. Speakers will reflect on the impact of Generative AI on historical research and teaching, current research on its implications, and how histories of previous technological changes can prepare us for the future.

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Speakers:

  • Jane Winters (Chair): Professor of Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • Helen Hastie: Professor of Human-Robot Interaction, University of Edinburgh.
  • Matthew L. Jones: Smith Family Professor of History, Princeton University.
  • Anna-Maria Sichani: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Digital Humanities Research Hub, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Introduction by:

  • Dr. Adam Budd: University of Edinburgh, Secretary for Education, Royal Historical Society.

Additional Information

Resources: The Royal Historical Society has prepared a reading guide on the implications of AI for studying, teaching, and researching history and the humanities, available on their website.

Support RHS: The Royal Historical Society is a charitable organization supporting historians and history. For donations or membership, visit their website’s Support Us and Join Us pages.

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