Five College Event: Of Roman Walls and Lace Shawls, iPads and Interactive Maps: Technologies and Humanities in the Five Colleges


Room 102 Webster Hall, Amherst College


This event is free and open to the public

11:00 a.m.

What happens (or should happen) at the intersection of Humanities and Technology?

Panel Discussion:

  • Jon Berndt Olsen (History, UMass Amherst)
  • Caro Pinto (School of Critical Social Inquiry and Technologies Librarian, Hampshire College)
  • Karen Remmler (German Studies, Gender Studies and Critical Social Thought, Mount Holyoke College and Director of the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center)


12:00–1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Panel Discussion: Student Perspectives and Knowledge
Please RSVP to if attending lunch.


1:30 p.m.

2000-year-old walls and 21st-century technology: Pompeii and the iPad

  • Eric Poehler (Classics, UMass Amherst)


3:00–4:30 p.m.

Digital Technologies, New Ways of Learning and Knowing