In April 2018, the Department of French and Italian hosted Professor Yves Citton who presented the 2018 Hilldale Lecture in the Arts & Humanities entitled “The Humanities as Arts of Attention in the Age of Computational Mediarchy.” In his lecture, Citton analyzes how digital and computational technologies reconfigure our collective attentions. He presents the Humanities as arts of collective embodied attention which can orient and steer the techniques of automated attention currently mobilized through computational assemblages. The lecture is now viewable online here. Yves Citton is professor of French Literature at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. Co-editor of the journal Multitudes, his most recent publication is Médiarchie (Paris, Seuil, 2017).