Landahl receives new Humanities appointmentKaren Landahl, Associate Professor in Linguistics and Academic Director of the Language Laboratories and Archives, has been appointed the Humanities Divisions first Associate Dean for Computing and Language Technologies.
In her new role, Landahl will work in consultation with Humanities faculty to develop a computing policy and computing budget for the Division. She also will work with the Director of Humanities Computing to review the status of divisional computing projects.
Landahl said she hopes to use the position to promote projects that undertake a critical examination of the role information technology plays in our lives. She points to the Computer Cultures Workshops of the 1999-2000 Sawyer Seminar at the Franke Institute for the Humanities as a recent example of such a project.
There are quite a few members of the faculty interested in critical issues related to information technology, she said. Due to the success of the Computer Cultures Workshop at the Franke Institute last year, we have decided to continue the project this fall.
Landahl also will continue as Chair of the Humanities Division Technology Oversight Committee, a group that meets regularly to advise the dean on information technology policy.