I am very happy to announce that Katherine Hayles has accepted an honorary doctorate at Umeå University. Professor Hayles was one of the first international seminar speakers in HUMlab, and she has contributed to the establishment of HUMlab in many different ways. And, of course, Hayles is an eminent theorist in the field of the humanities and information technology.
I will do a more extensive introduction of Hayles on this blog when we get closer to the formal ceremony on October 20, 2007. For now, I would just like to point out that I have always been struck with Katherine’s friendliness, willingness to engage in dialogue, and her intellectual curiosity and sharpness – from the very first time I met her at UCLA in 2002. I am very much looking forward to continuing our collaboration.
Two HUMlab seminar streams with Katherine Hayles as the speaker (realmedia):
Computing the Human (May 24, 2002)
My Mother was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts (September 21, 2005)