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Todd Presner, chair of the UCLA Digital Humanities Program and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, discussed his research that focuses on European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanities, and cultural geography.
Presner discussed a series of projects analyzing the role of social media in the Middle East, starting with the 2009 Tehran election protests and going up to the 2011 "Arab Spring."
“The ‘Arab Spring’ and Social Media” presentation addressed library and archival concerns regarding data collection and preservation, as well as scholarly use of social media. The talk was held in conjunction with Year of the Middle East, part of the Passport to the World initiative based in the UK College of Arts and Sciences.