"Take Note" brings together scholars from literature, history, media studies, information science, and computer science to explore the past and future roles of note-taking across the university. Panelists will discuss the history of note-taking in different disciplines as well as the potential of emerging digital annotation tools.
The conference will open with the launch of an online, interactive exhibition of notes held in Harvard University collections, in tandem with site visits that are free and open to the public to the libraries and museums that contributed to the exhibition.
The complete set of videos of the conference will be available three weeks after the event on this site and on Harvard's YouTube channel.
If you have questions, please call 617-495-8600.
The conference launches a new virtual exhibition showcasing the range of note-taking-related materials in libraries and museums across Harvard University.
(Schedule is subject to change.)
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
Leah Price ’91, RI ’07, Senior Advisor to the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of English, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Ann Blair ’84, BI ’99, Senior Advisor to the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Harvard College Professor, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Presentation/launch of online exhibition of notes in Harvard libraries and museums
Greg Afinogenov, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University
The Past and Future of Note-taking
Moderator - David Hall, Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School
Peter Burke, Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, University of Cambridge
Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media and English, New York University
From Theater to Laboratory
Moderator - Alex Csiszar, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
Markus Krajewski, Associate Professor of Media History, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Tiffany Stern, Professor of English, University College, Oxford University
Digital Annotation Tools
Moderator - Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director, metaLAB (at) Harvard; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
David Levy, Professor, Information School, University of Washington
David Karger, Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bob Stein, Founder and Co-Director, Institute for the Future of the Book
Moderator - Diana Sorensen, Dean of Arts and Humanities; James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Geoffrey Nunberg, Adjunct Professor, School of Information, University of California at Berkeley