‘Art Meets Data’ in new lecture series

Virtual events supported by grant from the President’s Fund for the Humanities
By Staff

‘Art Meets Data’ in new lecture series

A grant from the President’s Fund for the Humanities is supporting a new lecture series, “Art Meets Data: A Lecture Series on Creative Research Methods.”

Stephanie Renee Toliver, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy and secondary humanities in the School of Education at CU Boulder, received the grant for the lecture series. The virtual series, accessible via Zoom, begins Tuesday with “Historiartgraphy With Bretton Varga and Vonzell Agosto” and continues through Dec. 13.

From Toliver:

“Throughout time, the humanities and the sciences have been separated, treated as two independent fields that exist on completely different trajectories. However, Patricia Leavy (2018) contends that, ‘art and science bear intrinsic similarities in their attempts to explore, illuminate, and represent aspects of human life and the social and natural worlds in which we are a part’ (p. 3).

“In other words, art, imagination and creativity are intricately connected to science, scholarship and research, bound by the human desire to investigate and understand the world around us. Thus, it is important to consider how researchers – often trained to separate art and science – might join the two together.

“This series, ‘Art Meets Data,’ is an interdisciplinary sequence that attempts to build upon this conversation by featuring social science researchers who draw on the humanities to enhance their data collection, analysis and representation. Each lecture reinforces the humanities by focusing on the connection between the social sciences and history, art, literature, music, dance and/or sound.” 

Click here to register for one or more of the lectures.