Digital models in humanities research
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.
From 9 o'clock, we invite you to register and have breakfast from the buffet.
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.
with Professor Andreas Roepstorff, from Department of Culture and Society, Interacting Minds Centre, at Aarhus University.
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
From 12:30 o'clock to 13:30 o'clock, lunch will be served in the restaurant.
13:30 o'clock to 14:15 o'clock
with Professor Sine Nørholm Just, from Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University
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
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
15:30 o'clock to 16:20 o'clock
with Professor, Timothy Tangherlini, Danish litterature and culture at University of California, Berkeley, USA
16:20 o'clock to 16:30 o'clock
with Associate Professor, Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, from Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University.
16:30 o'clock to 17:30 o'clock
Reception and network. There will be tapas and bubbles served.
Sign up for the conference here:
Deadline for registration is Monday, September 22nd 2022.
The conference is aimed at employees and PhD students at the humanities departments at universities in Denmark and other interested parties.
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.
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.
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.
This page was last edited June 13th 2022.