|Date||21 november 2019|
|Location||Vossius room of the University Library, Witte Singel 27, Leiden|
|Organisation||Leiden University Center of Digital Scholarship (LUCDS) & the LU Center for Digital Humanities (LUCDH)|
|Registration||Sign up now!|
The Centre for Digital Scholarship of Leiden University Libraries (UBL) and the Leiden Centre for Digital Humanities would like to invite you to the symposium on Tools Criticism on Thursday 21 November, from 10.00-18.00. The symposium will be held in the Vossius room of the University Library at Witte Singel 27, Leiden. The symposium also includes the public lecture from Visiting Scaliger Professor Ted Underwood, Professor of Information Sciences and of English at the University of Illinois. This lecture will be held in the Academy Building and will be followed by a reception.
|10:15-10:45||Theoretical introduction and rationale of the theme Tools & Data Criticism by Julia Noordegraaf, Professor of Digital Heritage, University of Amsterdam.|
|10:45-11:15||Lecture 1: Peter Verhaar, Assistant Professor Book & Digital Media Studies & Digital Scholarship Librarian, Leiden University:
'Relations between algorithms, data and interpretation'.
|11:15-11:45||Lecture 2: Karin van Es, Assistant Professor of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University.
‘Accountability & Tool Criticism’.
|11:45-12:15||Lecture 3: Gerhard Lauer, Professor Digital Humanities, University of Basel, ‘The value of exact scholarship. Towards a methodology for tools criticism'.|
|13:00-15:00||Practical examples of Tools Criticism. During this session, a number of scholars will give a lecture on their research and the tools they use. They will go into the 'bias' of using certain tools and data and the implications of the research results.|
|13:00-13:30||Lecture 1: Marijn Koolen, Software Engineer, KNAW Humanities Cluster. ‘Tools that encourage criticism: digital humanities infrastructures and research.’|
|13:30-14:00||Lecture 2: Melvin Wevers, Researcher, Digital Humanities Lab, KNAW Humanities Cluster. ‘Signals and Noise: Modelling patterns and bias in cultural data.’|
|14:00-14:30||Lecture 3: Jasmijn van Gorp, Assistant Professor of Television and Digital Heritage, Utrecht University. ‘Teaching methodologies and pedagogy for Digital Humanities. A model for Digital Tools Criticism.’|
|14:30-15:00||Panel session on methodology/best practices in tools criticism. Moderator: Sjef Barbiers, Professor of Dutch Linguistics, Leiden University. Panel: Gerhard Lauer, Adriaan van der Weel, Julia Noordegraaf, Ted Underwood.|
Public Lecture by Visiting Scaliger Professor Ted Underwood, Professor of Information Sciences and of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In an age of print media, it was easy to see how scrutinizing novels and historical documents prepared students to scrutinize arguments in the newspaper. It is harder to feel confident that the humanities are preparing students for civic life now that influence is exerted through algorithmically filtered social media and microtargeted ads. Many observers have concluded that the scholar's role in our era is simply to oppose the infiltration of culture by algorithms. In this talk I will try to sketch a more optimistic vision of the future, pointing to places where humanists are joining hands with data science to create a form of public reflection that fuses the scale of machine learning with the historical self-consciousness of humanistic tradition.
The Open Access and freely downloadable "Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018” have been published online at Linköping University Electronic Press .
It contains four contributions from the Netherlands:
|Discovering software resources in CLARIN||Jan Odijk|
|Media Suite: Unlocking Archives for Mixed Media Scholarly Research||Roeland Ordelman, Liliana Melgar, Carlos Martinez-Ortiz, Julia Noordegraaf and Jaap Blom|
|Operationalizing “public debates" across digitized heterogeneous mass media datasets in the development and use of the Media Suite||Berrie van der Molen, Jasmijn van Gorp and Toine Pieters|
|LaMachine: A meta-distribution for NLP software||Maarten van Gompel and Iris Hendrickx|
The wonderful world of animals and plants still has so many undiscovered stories. The ATHENA data portal combines historical, archaeological and ecological data by species to facilitate interdisciplinary research into Dutch biodiversity in the near and distant past.
During the launch, the initiators talk about the realization of the project with the help of many partners, the inexhaustible resources and the limitless possibilities. This promises to be an interesting afternoon for nature lovers and professionals.
This project is financed by CLARIAH: a distributed research infrastructure for researchers in the humanities.
|When:||Monday 1 July 2019, 13:00 - 17:30 (including drinks)|
|Where:||Aula Academiegebouw (reception and drinks in Room 1636) Domplein 29, Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Sign up:||Mail to|
|13:00 – 13:30||Reception with coffee & tea|
|13:30 – 13:40||Opening|
|13:40 – 14:10||Database and biology: Thomas van Goethem, Radboud Universiteit & Universiteit Utrecht|
|14:10 – 14:40||History: Jan Luiten van Zanden, Universiteit Utrecht|
|14:40 – 15:10||Archeology: Inge van der Jagt & Otto Brinkkemper, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed|
|15:10 – 15:30||Citizen science project: ‘'Adopt an animal or a plant’|
|15:30 – 16:00||Casestudy ‘De bolderik’: Joop Schaminée, Radboud Universiteit & Wageningen University & Research|
|16:00 – 16:30||Casestudy ‘De ringslang’: Rob Lenders, Radboud Universiteit|
|16:30 – 17:30||Closing & drinks|
More information can be found here: https://www.clarin.eu/news/clarin-searching-external-relations-officer.
Please, feel free to share this information with your contacts or anyone who might be interested in the offered position.
Note regular presence at CLARIN Office in Utrecht is required, but the job could in principle be taken up from any country in Europe as basis.
Scholars in the humanities work with many different kinds of materials and sources. We risk being overwhelmed with the available amount of information, and our organizational computer skills rarely go beyond organizing files in a hierarchy of folders and sub-folders. Working within large amounts of data (in digital form) requires a more systematic management and way of approach: that of a database.
The workshop “Thinking like a database” offers insights into the opportunities and challenges of digitally gathering and storing of information, and on modelling and structuring our materials and at a conceptual level. Using an online multimedia database (LAB 1100’s nodegoat technology), we discuss and try out the complexities of organizing and managing your materials in structured datasets. This also allows you to create relational modes of analysis, mapping the geographic, social and temporal connections between your materials and data.
The workshop will be jointly organised by LAB 1100 and Prof. Joep Leerssen and Dr Christian from the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies.
Date: Thursday 4 July (morning and afternoon sessions) and Friday 5 July
Venue: University of Amsterdam, Bushuis, Kloverniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
Free of charge for members of the Huizinga Institute
For further information and registration please contact:
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