DANS at Digital Humanities 2019

21 May 2019

The leading conference on Digital Humanities -the DH2019- takes place in Utrecht this year, from July 8 to July 12.

The conference offers excellent possibilities to get an update on current affairs regarding Digital Humanities, new research questions and technologies, but also about the interaction between service providers as libraries, museums, archives, and researchers. DANS participates with papers, a poster, a full day workshop and a panel discussion, covering a variety of aspects regarding Digital Humanities. Additionally, you can find DANS at a stand on Friday July 12 in the exhibition space.

Francesca Morselli will co-present a paper on Digital Humanities, Knowledge Complexity and the Six ‘Aporias’ of Digital Research. This paper will introduce a frame of reference for understanding fundamental challenges that inform digital humanities as an interdisciplinary research area between arts, humanities, information and computer science. Its conclusions are based upon the evidence found in a corpus of 38 linked interviews about big data research, developed within an EU-funded collaboration known as Knowledge Complexity, or KPLEX for short.

Furthermore, Francesca Morselli co-presents the panel, “Building community” at the National and/or International Level in the Context of the Digital Humanities, which proposes to examine different ways of forming a community among SSH research actors.

Andrea Scharnhorst, Ronald SiebesVyacheslav Tykhonov, Gerard CoenPeter Doorn, Henk Van den Berg and Jerry De Vries will co-host a panel discussion, that focuses on new challenges for the alliance of research communities and service institutions which emerge from new data formats, vocabulary standardization efforts, and collaborative practices. This panel discussion, named Curating and Archiving Linked Data Datasets from the Humanities – From Data of the Present to Data of the Future, will be held at 11 July between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. More information on the panel discussion can be found here.

Between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm on July 11, a poster session will feature a poster, co-presented by Francesca Morselli. The poster titled, Navigating the Complex Landscape of Digital Humanities Methods and Tools with the OpenMethods Metablog, intents to describe navigation issues through the OpenMethods metablog. The OpenMethods metablog aims to explore and deliver a solution for this need in a Digital Humanities context. It provides a platform to bring together all formats of openly available digital publications.

A full-day workshop on July 12, co-hosted by Dirk Roorda, focuses on the entire workflow from manuscript to text analytics. Starting from having real manuscript in your hands to performing complicated database computations on the texts these manuscripts contain.

Additional information

More information on Digital Humanities 2019 can be found at their website. The Conference takes place in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, more information on the location can be found here.

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