On 1-3 October 2014 the yearly conference of the International Tustep User Group (ITUG) will be held in Amsterdam, organized by the Eep Talstra Center for Bible and Computer at VU University. We would like to invite you to participate in the conference by reading a paper on a topic within the conference theme Digital Humanities: Deployment and Perspectives.
Where early humanities used a hermeneutical perspective to interpret reality, e-humanities (or: humanities 2.0) especially looked for patterns and regularities, encouraged by the use of computer programmes. Our Dutch colleague and keynote speaker Rens Bod, professor of Computational and Digital Humanities (University of Amsterdam), however, made the statement in his inaugural oration that we must not continue to dwell on searching for mere patterns. He challenges us to push on to humanities 3.0, that is, a combination of technology and hermeneutical reflection, of patterns and their interpretation. Questions concerning that combination will be the theme of the conference.
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