Conference: Digital models in humanities research

The conference will be held on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at H.C. Andersen Hotel in Odense.

It-vest and DIGHUMLAB invite you to a conference about digital models in humanities. 

Humanities has always existed in the interplay between the descriptive and the prescriptive. This interplay becomes even more pertinent with the growing popularity of digital models in humanities. Some researchers adopt computational techniques to create digital models of socio-cultural and historical phenomena, while other researchers point to the necessity of assessing the aims and assumptions of computational techniques to (re-)formulate digital models for understanding socio-cultural and historical phenomena. In this conference, leading researchers will discuss the role of digital models in the humanities and its consequences for applications of computational techniques in humanities research.

 

Programme

Arrival and registration

From 9 o'clock, we invite you to register and have breakfast from the buffet.

Welcome and keynote

10 o'clock to 10:55 o'clock

Welcome and introduction to the conference
with Associate Professor Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, from Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University.

Interfacing Digital Models in Interdisciplinary Research; keynote

with Professor Andreas Roepstorff, from Department of Culture and Society, Interacting Minds Centre, at Aarhus University. 

Part 1: How to use digital technology in research

10:55 o'clock to 12:30 o'clock

This session contains short reflective presentations with examples, which are discussed in plenary.

Understanding literary preferences and impact
with Professor Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, from School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University.

Practices versus modelling: Community detection in network analysis
with Research Assistant Mathieu Jacomy, from Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University 

The lure of artificial worlds - what can ABM do for you
with Postdoc Iza Romanowska, from Institute of Advanced Studies at University of Aarhus, and Barcelona  Supercomputing Center, Spain 

Data structure and choice of crowdsourcing method
with specialkonsulent Signe Trolle Gronemann, from Copenhagen City Archives

 

Lunch

From 12:30 o'clock to 13:30 o'clock, lunch will be served in the restaurant.

Thinking with and about automated persuasion; keynote

13:30 o'clock to 14:15 o'clock

with Professor Sine Nørholm Just, from Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University

 

Part 2: Digital representation of the object

14:15 o'clock to 15:30 o'clock

Information Propagation and Misinformation - Models of the Danish Cultural Information Space during Covid-19
with Assistant Professor Rebekah Baglini, Department of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University

Distant Reading a 17th Century Private Library
with PhD Lucie Duggan, Department of Culture Science at University of Southern Denmark

Break and refreshments

Practises of practise Viking Age Textiles - between Crafts People and Digital Tools
with Head of Center Eva Birgitta Andersson Strand, SAXO Institut, at University of Copenhagen, and Archaeologist Sofie Louise Grue Husted Andersen, Sagnlandet Lejre, at North Sealands Museum

Making sense of 900 novels
with Associate Professor Jens Bjerring-Hansen, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at University of Copenhagen

Modelling Informal Culture - Hobbits, Conspiracy Theories and K-pop; keynote

15:30 o'clock to 16:20 o'clock

with Professor, Timothy Tangherlini, Danish litterature and culture at University of California, Berkeley, USA
 

Conference wrape up

16:20 o'clock to 16:30 o'clock

with Associate Professor, Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, from Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University.

Reception

16:30 o'clock to 17:30 o'clock

Reception and network. There will be tapas and bubbles served.

Registration

Sign up for the conference here:

Sign up

Deadline for registration is Monday, September 22nd 2022.

Participants

The conference is aimed at employees and PhD students at the humanities departments at universities in Denmark and other interested parties.

Conference place and parking

The conference will take place at:

Cromwell, H.C. Andersen Odense / ODEON, Claus Bergs gade 7, 5000 Odense

The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from Odense Station and a 15-minute drive from the E20. The hotel has more than 1,000 parking spaces.

Purpose

At this conference, leading researchers will discuss the role of digital models in the humanities and its consequences for applications of computational techniques in humanities research.

Organisers

Behind the conference are It-vest - networking universities and DIGHUMLAB

Photography and video

Photos and videos will be taken at the event. Due to the GDPR rules, we must state that images may be used in mention of and the PR for the conference. Please contact the photographer on the day of the conference, if you do not want to be photographed or filmed.  

H.C. Andersen Hotel where the conference will take place

 

 


This page was last edited June 13th 2022.