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Special Issue Announcement: KNOWLEDGE INFRASTRUCTURES

Submission date: October 19, 2014
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Workshop organized by e-Humanities Group, KNAW: Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Provisional Programme Digital humanities: Critical views and…
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

ethnography and networked images

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be taking part in a summer school at the Copenhagen Business School. Part of the great programme for this event is intense interaction around PhD student papers, and it’s a true pleasure to be … Continue reading
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

28 Digital Humanties Projects awarded NEH grants

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced 28 new awards from the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program.  These grants support innovative projects in the digital humanities. Here is the list of awarded projects.
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Agile Ethics

I advocate an agile research principle for working in the digital social sciences. This is a mode of engagement, a sensibility for good practice, more than a formal list of procedures or protocols. An agile research approach emerged as an attitude within design driven software development. It is form fit for the broad programme of [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Internet research ethics: revisiting the relations between technologies, spaces, texts and people

Challenges in internet research are part of a broader landscape of change in the production, dissemination and status of knowledge. Such shifts include the blurring of producer and consumer, the moving perimeters of private and public, and the changing forms and value of information and knowledge. In this sense issues in internet research ethics also [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Computation, digitisation and the source of social values

When the word ‘ethics’ is used in an e-research context, very often it is closely followed by the word ‘regulation’. This is understandable, since many of the capabilities of e-research technologies leave us perplexed as to whether to go on applying existing regulations or whether to make a change, and if so, which changes. But [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Alfalab at Knowledge Exchange workshop on VREs

Alfalab was recently presented at an international workshop Virtual Research Environments – the next steps. The workshop was held in Rotterdam on June23-24, 2010 and it was prepared and organized by the Knowledge Exchange working group on Virtual Research Environments. The main aim of the workshop was to extend international dialogue and promote the development of VREs led by [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Key ethical concerns that should travel between e-social and e-natural science

by Sabina Leonelli ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) University of Exeter Web interactions and ICTs enable the production and dissemination of huge masses of data of different types. On the one hand, this leads to the proliferation of new data types, which were not available to social scientists before the advent of Internet and information technology. [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Researching the public web

by Mike Thelwall, Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton, UK. I would like to make the case that academic researchers should not have any restrictions placed on the kinds of (legal) data that they investigate on the public web. In particular, researchers should be allowed to investigate personal information in the public web, such as social network [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

The art of randomized landscaping

Sarah Janssen is a cross-media designer, and is currently enrolled in the Frank Mohr MFA Interactive Media and Environments. Janssen recently launched an interesting project called Googlescape. She advertises it as a web-based gallery of photographs generated via Google Streetview. … Continue reading
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Photographic documents of beauty and truth

Photographer Hans van den Bogaard was recently commissioned by the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC) to photograph part of the Vrolik collection. This 19th century collection consists of over five thousand anatomical, pathological-anatomical, zoological and teratological specimen. Van den Bogaard’s … Continue reading
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Funda Fieldwork

These past weeks, I’ve been scouring the country and especially my hometown Groningen, to do interviews and spend time with people for the ‘Funda’ case. In exploring the various practices that sustain and that rely on Funda, a database of … Continue reading
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Going further

Last week I talked to colleagues from UBA/DPC and they mentioned their plan to build a VRE for archaeologists. So far it is still a plan, but the interesting thing is that this VRE is supposed to assist researchers in (collaboratively) creating a publication rather than in the “usual” creation and analyzation of research data. Within [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Alfalab microtoponym expert meeting

On Monday April 8th the first Alfalab microtoponym expert meeting was held at the Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam. Here is the list of participants and summary report of the meeting: verslag Alfalab Microtopiemen EM 8-4-2010. And here are the presentat...
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Alfalab at HASTAC 2010 conference

Alfalab has recently been presented at the HASTAC 2010 conference Grand Challenges and Global Innovation, hosted by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the University of Illinois. This entirely web-based conference was held in a multiplicity of digital spaces instigated from sites across the globe, and it brought together renown scholars [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

Grab a book to read, celebrate World Book Day

If you have not done that yet, make sure to grab a book today and devote some time to good old ‘close reading’. Treat your mind and celebrate the World Book Day. By celebrating April 23rd as the World Book Day, UNESCO pays a world-wide tribute to books and authors, encouraging people to discover the pleasure [...]
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

networked images and new media design

This morning I was watching vimeo footage forwarded by Nick, one of our colleagues at the Virtual Knowledge Studio. Designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink presented his book project on Wiki Loves Art at the CPOV conference in Amsterdam, held on March 27 … Continue reading
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

The ‘Othering’ game

“New media and new technologies  – these not only require critical analysis but may be treated as occasions for exploring and testing assumptions embedded in social science and everyday understandings of the world.” (Moser & Law 2001, p. 12) The … Continue reading
Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

The first Alfalab microtoponym expert meeting

On April 8th the first Alfalab microtoponym expert meeting will be organised at the Meertens Instituut. The meeting aims to discuss the wishes and demands of researchers who want to use the microtoponyms in a GIS environment. These wishes will be translated into a functional design of a web-based system that will be developed and [...]