The e-Humanities Group is an initiative of the KNAW that brings together expertise and research in the development and use of digital technologies in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers in KNAW institutes collaborate with universities in order to develop innovative tools and theories for understanding what computational approaches can mean for research and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
Focus on Computational Humanities and Cultures of e-Humanities
The Group has two strands which will be integrated intellectually, physically and organisationally over the course of the five-year programme (2011-2015). The first strand focuses on Computational Humanities in which technical experts will work together with scholars in the humanities in order to develop new tools, methods, and approaches for gathering, storing, processing, documenting and representing data (including text, numbers, images and sounds). The second strand examines Cultures of e-Humanities by exploring what such new developments mean for the ways in which those engaged in the humanities and social sciences conduct their research, including questions around new research questions and methods, interdisciplinary and international collaboration, and novel forms of output and dissemination.
Meroño-Peñuela, Albert. 2013. has been awarded with the Best PhD Symposium Paper of ESWC 2013, with the paper Semantic Web for the Humanities. This paper discusses novel opportunities for the Semantic Web, inspired by research questions arisen from CEDAR and other related projects, especially around the problems of representation round-tripping and concept drift.
The paper and the presentation at the symposium can be found here.
Wyatt, Sally. Killam Visiting Scholar Award 2010, University of Calgary, taken up January-April 2012
Passi, Samir. 2012. ‘Slide to Unlock?’ – Mobile convergence and collapsing contexts. Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy (TRIP), Lausanne. Switzerland (Best Presentation Award). December. Link to abstract www.internet-science.eu/trip-workshop-dec-2012/abstracts and presentation www.internet-science.eu/trip-workshop-dec-2012/presentations
Membership in editorial boards of journals or book series
Wyatt Sally. Big Data & Society, Routledge, member of editorial board, 2013-cont.
Wyatt Sally. Science, Technology & Human Values, Sage, contributing editor, 2012-cont.
Wyatt Sally. Health, Technology and Society, book series, (Palgrave-Macmillan), founding co-editor with Andrew Webster, 2004-cont.
Wyatt Sally. Graduate Journal of Social Science, member of editorial board, 2004-cont.