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Future directions in digital humanities

30 March 2017
Snellius Building
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden

'The point is that new ideas do not necessarily live within the borders of existing intellectual domains. In fact, they are most often at the edges and in curious intersections.' - Nicholas Negroponte, founder MIT Media Lab

Humanities and computer science

Digital Humanities is a frontier area at the intersection between Humanities and Computer Science.  It introduces ideas and paradigms into Humanities by integration of digital methods including but not limited to multimedia analysis and retrieval, image recognition, data mining and data science; and also into Computer Science through the study of digital culture, digital heritage preservation and social computing.

Brainstorm on research ideas

We are organizing a workshop for sharing ideas about collaborations between Computer Science (machine learning and computer vision) and Humanities Art, Design, and Architecture history.  The primary goal is to brainstorm on new research ideas and improve collaboration.

There is room for presentations of 10 to 20 minutes to introduce current goals and ideas and we will also have panels on subjects such as opportunities, intercommunication and intriguing research areas to help with the brainstorm atmosphere and also cultivate inspiration.  There will be a limit on the number of participants to ensure that the workshop is interactive.

Call for contributions

If you would like to share your thoughts with us on one of these topics, please email one of us before March 9, 17.00:

Dr. Michael S. Lew, LIACS, Universiteit Leiden, mlew@liacs.nl

Dr. Marjan H. Groot, CLUE+,Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, m.h.groot@vu.nl

Date and place

The workshop is currently scheduled for March 30, 2017, 13.30-17.00 at the Lorentz Center, Universiteit Leiden, Niels Bohrweg 1, Leiden. See the full programme. The workshop is funded by NWO in the KIEM-call for collaboration between Humanities and IT, and supported by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Leiden.