Digital Humanities Day 2016

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 28 October 2016

The third annual Digital Humanities Day (DHD) will take place on 28 October 2016 in Groningen. The aim of the DHD is to bring together researchers of various humanities disciplines and offer a platform to discuss ongoing or new research in the field of digital humanities. Patrik Svensson, Professor in the Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University (Sweden) and former director of the HUMLab, is the invited speaker.

Call for Papers – deadline 30 September

The Groningen Centre for Digital Humanties invites scholars to submit abstracts for this year’s Digital Humanities Day. We are interested in short presentations that address research topics in a humanities discipline using digital data, methods and tools.

Proposals should be written in English and should not exceed one A4-sized page and include title, authors, affiliation and email. The abstracts will be presented as a book of abstracts in electronic format. The deadline for abstracts is the 30rd September 2016 and need to be submitted in PDF-format using the Easychair system . We can only accept a limited number of proposals and we aim to compile a balanced programme. A notice of acceptance will be send by the 7th October.

For more info contact our Coordinator: Nadja Zadorina, email: cdh@rug.nl , Phone: 31-(0)50-363-8416

About the Centre

The Groningen Centre for Digital Humanities provides a vibrant research climate for researchers working at the intersections of computer science and the humanities. In order to expand the traditional scope of the humanities, researchers from various disciplines cooperate in the Groningen Centre for Digital Humanities. It promotes a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to foster innovative research and to fuse the strengths of humanities research with those of computer and information science. While new methods will be developed to analyze newly established big data sets, ranging from text corpora to digitized archives, audiovisual media and social media content, theoretical reflection is necessary to give findings meaning in historical and cultural contexts.

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‘Science in a Digital World’ is a day-long event where scientists and researchers from different fields meet to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice.

Five thematic sessions

The symposium will feature five thematic sessions showcasing world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research from the social sciences to physics & beyond.

The thematic sessions are organized in partnership with ASTRON, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), COMMIT2data, Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) and SURFsara.

Program

The program will be announced, and registration will open, early May. Keep an eye on www.eScienceCenter.nl.

Take a look for an impression of the 3rd National eScience Symposium.