Conference Programme and Book of Abstracts
Conference Objective and Scope
Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and interactive applications are creating new social tools and conditions for people to connect and interact; therefore changing the ways we communicate, socialize and collaborate. These new forms of digital enhanced communication and collaboration have been rapidly adopted and integrated into people's everyday lives. Understanding the nature and consequences of these new interactions and social transformations is crucial if we want to design and shape a better future where digital technologies become an integral component of our life. One major challenge we have identified is the exploration of the two-way interactions between society and ICT with a focus on the Humanities. This particular orientation has the potential to become a key success factor for the values and competitiveness of many Nordic countries having in mind recent EU and Swedish political discussions in the field of Digital Humanities.
The symposium invited Nordic and European researchers and practitioners in related disciplines to Digital Humanities (DH) to present, discuss and demonstrate different possibilities, current efforts and upcoming trends in this emergent field.
The symposium was organized by Digital Humanities Initiative at Linnaeus University. Co-sponsored by Växjö Kommun, Växjö City Library, Big Data Consortium with funding from Linnaeus University with Region Kronoberg and Regionförbundet i Kalmar län, IEC - Information Engineering Centre. Supported by DARIAH-EU.
- Mike Mertens, the CEO of DARIAH-EU
- Theresa Anderson, Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Proposals were invited for the following categories:
Presentations (typically 15 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the symposium (see below).
Interactive demos on work related to the themes of the symposium (see below).
Posters on work related to the themes of the symposium (see below).
Main conference themes
- Defining Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities are still an emerging field and exploring how the humanities may evolve through their engagement with technology is an important discussion topic.
- Cross-sector collaboration in Digital Humanities to address societal challenges. Digital Humanities bear the potential for the academic and public and private sectors to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and innovation to tackle societal challenges.
- Combining methodologies and approaches from different disciplines supported by computational tools. Special emphasis should be given to methodological issues of cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Presentations/demonstrations/posters were selected from the following topics:
- Curating online collections of data and information resources
- Metadata and interoperability
- Data mining large cultural data sets
- Application of tools provided by computing (such as Hypertext, Hypermedia, data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, text categorization, statistics, text mining, digital mapping) in the humanities
- Digital publishing
- Novel uses and applications of Interactive visualization techniques
- GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
- Multimedia games
- Digital story telling
- Social network analysis
- Bibliometrics /scientometrics / informetrics.
- Mats Dahlström, Professor in Digital Humanities, the only Swedish iSchool, Sweden
- Elisabet Göransson, Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Digital tools in the humanities seminar series, Lund University, Sweden; Forskningsprogrammet Ars Edendi, Avdelningen för klassiska språk, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Jutta Haider, Information Studies, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden
- Isto Huvila, Department of Archives, Libraries, Museums, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Annemarie Lloyd, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden
- Maija Paavolainen, University of Helsinki Library, Finland
- Franjo Pehar, University of Zadar, Croatia
- Michael Pidd, Digital Director of HRI Digital at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK
- Annika Rockenberger, University of Oslo, Norway
- Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
- Nevena Skrbic Alempijevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Kim Tallerås, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
- Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Francesca Tomasi, University of Bologna, Italy
- Marijana Tomic, University of Zadar, Croatia
- Johan Åhlfeldt, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden
The symposium organizing committee
- Koraljka Golub, Associate Professor (primary contact), Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University
- Marcelo Milrad, Professor, Department of Media Technology, Faculty of Technology, Linnaeus University
- Tamara Laketic, Project Assistant at Digital Humanities Initiative, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University