Digital Humanities Kolloquium, Sommersemester 2018

Das Digital Humanities Kolloquium zu aktuellen Forschungsthemen der Digital Humanities geht in die vierte Runde. Das vollständige Programm und alle relevanten Informationen befinden sich auf dem die Veranstaltung begleitenden Blog auf hypotheses.org. Dort zu lesen ist auch ein einführender Blogpost von Dr. Jürgen Hermes.

Die Konsequenz fehlenden Trainings im Projektmanagment: Henry Cooper and Muhammad Ali following their fight on 18 June 1963 (Vortrag am 12. April 2018)

Die Veranstaltung findet jeweils donnerstags von 16 bis 17:30 Uhr im Raum S 11 (Neues Seminargebäude) statt.

Programmübersicht

12.04.2018
Thorsten Wübbena (DFK Paris), Fabian Cremer (Max Weber Stiftung Bonn):
Bericht aus Bonn & Live aus Paris. Digital Humanities in der Max Weber Stiftung und am Deutschen Forum für Kunstgeschichte

19.04.2018
Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada):

Enacting Open Social Scholarship – A Frame for the Canadian Social Knowledge Institut

26.04.2018
Laia Pujol (Archaeology, University of York):

Being there and then making sense together. Introducing Cultural Presence in Virtual

03.05.2018
Randa El-Khatib (University of Victoria, Canada):

Geospatial Research Prototyping

17.05.2018
Patrick Sahle (CCeH, Köln):

Digital Humanities – wer wie was, wieso weshalb warum?

07.06.2018
Sarah Schulz, Nils Reiter (CRETA, Stuttgart):
Reflected Text Analysis: Computational Linguistics Meets Digital Humanities

14.06.2018
Jan Kirschbaum (Neuere und neueste Geschichte, HHU, Düsseldorf):
HistoriaApp – Geschichte vermitteln mit digitalen Werkzeugen

21.06.2018
Eleftheria Paliou (Archäoinformatik, Köln):
Archaeoinformatics

28.06.2018
Georg Schelbert (Kunstgeschichte, HU Berlin):

Digitale Kunstgeschichte und Digital Humaities

05.07.2018
Thomas Wikman (Stockholm):
MATCH – Mathematical Transformations for Cultural Heritage

12.07.2018
Felix Rau, Francisco Mondaca (IfL/CCeH Köln):
C-Salt – Cologne South Asian Languages and Texts

19.07.2018
Sebastian Zimmer (CCeH, Köln):

Sonification

Randa El-Khatib: “Geospatial Research Prototyping”, DH Colloquium, 3 May 2018

On Thursday, May 3, guest speaker Randa El-Khatib will be giving a lecture at the Digital Humanities Colloquium:

“Geospatial Research Prototyping”

Thursday, 03.05.2018
16:00-17:30
Room S11, Neues Seminargebäude

Randa El-Khatib is pursuing her doctoral degree in the English Department at the University of Victoria. She is a Research Assistant at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, where she is the project coordinator of the Open Knowledge Practicum. Working on plays and epic poetry of the English Renaissance, Randa’s research focuses on how space is represented in fictional and allegorical settings. She is the project manager of the TopoText team that develops digital mapping tools for humanities research at the American University of Beirut. The current prototype deals with the ambiguities found in marrying automation with literature of the early modern period and humanities content more generally. Her present research focuses on what it means to prototype in the digital humanities and how this compares to other disciplines. Randa also co-runs the DHSI Unconference.

For the full DHC programme see:

Programm 2018

 

Laia Pujol: “Being there and then making sense together. Introducing Cultural Presence in Virtual Archaeology”, DH Colloquium, 26 April 2018

On Thursday, April 26, guest speaker Dr. Laia Pujol will be giving a lecture at the Digital Humanities Colloquium:

“Being there and then making sense together. Introducing Cultural Presence in Virtual Archaeology”

Thursday, 26.04.2018
16:00-17:30
Room S11, Neues Seminargebäude

Abstract: Virtual Archaeology is nowadays a well-established area at the intersection of Cultural Heritage and Virtual Reality. Yet, in spite of the capacities of the latter, it mostly generates empty, hyper-realistic images of monuments and sites. In this seminar we will discuss the possibility to unlock the real potential of Virtual Archaeology through the concept of Cultural Presence. Its implications will take us on a journey to our very notion of reality and perception. Hence, this will be a talk about past and present, simulation and truth, reality and virtuality… All based on the results of the ongoing EU-funded project LEAP (LEarning of Archaeology through Presence).

Laia Pujol is a leading expert in the design and evaluation of Virtual Reality applications for Cultural Heritage. More info about her can be found here: https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/research-staff/laia-pujol/

This lecture is co-organised by the CCeH and CoDArchLab.

The complete program for the Digital Humanities Colloquium of 2018 is available here: https://dhc.hypotheses.org/programm-2018

Douglas Hofstadter – Albertus Magnus Professur 2018

Douglas R. Hofstadter, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science, Adjunct Professor in Comparative Literature und Direktor des Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition an der Indiana University Bloomington versteht sich selbst als einen Grenzgänger zwischen Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften, zwischen Physik, Mathematik und Computer Science auf der einen und Musik-, Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft auf der anderen Seite. Im Mittelpunkt seines Interesses als Physiker und Kognitionswissenschaftler steht «the human mind» in all ihren Facetten.

18 Juni
Albertus-Magnus-Professur | 19.30 Uhr | Aula der Universität (Hauptgebäude)
«Reflections on Machine Translation»

19 Juni
Albertus-Magnus-Professur | 19.30 Uhr | Aula der Universität (Hauptgebäude)
«Reflections on Human Translation»

20 Juni
Albertus-Magnus-Professur | 12.00 Uhr | Tagungsraum im Seminargebäude
Öffentliches Seminar (Teilnahme nur nach vorheriger Anmeldung)

Alle Informationen

Wübbena/Cremer: “DH in der Max Weber Stiftung und am Deutschen Forum für Kunstgeschichte”, DH-Kolloquium am 2. April 2018

Am 12. April 2018 geben Thorsten Wübbena (Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris) und Fabian Cremer (Max Weber Stiftung, Bonn) den Auftakt zum DH-Kolloquium im Sommersemester 2018:

“Bericht aus Bonn & Live aus Paris. Digital Humanities in der Max Weber Stiftung und am Deutschen Forum für Kunstgeschichte”

Do, 12. April 2018
16-17:30 Uhr
S11 (Neues Seminargebäude)

Die Veranstaltungen sind wie immer offen für alle Interessierten. Das gesamte Programm finden Sie hier:
https://dhc.hypotheses.org/programm-2018

Abstract: Digital Humanities sind ein fester Bestandteil der wissenschaftlichen Aktivitäten der Max Weber Stiftung (MWS). Die DH berühren alle Bereiche, für die die MWS als Träger geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschung steht. Sie verändern die Konzeption, Organisation und Präsentation von Forschungsprojekten, die Arbeit der Bibliotheken und die Sichtbarkeit der Instituts- und Stiftungsarbeit generell.

In dem Beitrag soll nun vor dem oben genannten Hintergrund aus Sicht der Geschäftsstelle (Bonn) und einem der zehn Forschungsinstitute (DFK Paris) ein Einblick in die Prozesse der jüngeren Zeit und konkrete Projekte gegeben werden.

Fabian Cremer studierte Kunstgeschichte und Kunstpädagogik in Frankfurt und Wien. Seit 2011 unterstützt und berät er Forschende im Bereich der digital gestützten Forschung – beim Kunstgeschichtlichen Institut der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, in der Abteilung Forschung und Entwicklung an der SUB Göttingen sowie am Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften. Seit 2015 koordiniert er die digitalen Quellen- und Datenbankprojekte der Max Weber Stiftung. Fabian Cremer arbeitet an Arbeitsabläufen und Konzepten zu Forschungsdatenmanagement und digitalen Forschungsinfrastrukturen sowie an Transformationsprozessen des digitalen Wandels in Wissenschaft und Forschungsorganisationen.

Thorsten Wübbena hat Kunstgeschichte, Kulturwissenschaften und Geschichte studiert. Seit 2000 als wiss. Mitarbeiter im Kunstgeschichtlichen Institut der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main tätig und von 2007 bis 2012 war er in leitender Funktion im DFG-Projekt „Sandrart.net: Eine netzbasierte Forschungsplattform zur Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts“ beschäftigt. Zwischen 2011 und 2014 arbeitete er im DFG-Projekt „Zur ästhetischen Umsetzung von Musikvideos im Kontext von Handhelds“. Seit September 2014 ist Thorsten Wübbena Directeur de recherche (Digital Humanities) am Deutschen Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris.

Seine Arbeitsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich der Informationstechnologie in der kunstgeschichtlichen Forschung, hier insbesondere kulturhistorische Bild- und Forschungsdatenbanken (Datenmodelle, Wissensrepräsentation) sowie der Musikvideos.

Workshop on critical apparatus, 11-12 January 2018

We are pleased to invite you to a two-day workshop that aims at exploring the theories, methodologies, and tools of the critical apparatus. This seminar is organised by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice together with University of Cologne – CCeH (Cologne Centre for eHumanities) and Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, within the ERC StG Project BIFLOW seminar programme “Lingue, saperi e conflitti nell’Italia medievale 3 (2018)”. The first day will give an introduction to the encoding of a critical apparatus through TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), whereas the second day will discuss in depth the theoretical framework surrounding the methods and methodologies, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the new technologies on this topic.

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Ca’ Foscari – Aula Milone

More information on the BIFLOW website.

CCeChristmas is coming… 15 December 2017

This year’s most faboulous CCeChristmas party will take place on Friday, 15 December, from 6 pm.

Delicious food and drinks will be provided, Christmas kitties will be projected. Und wie jedes Jahr, so auch dieses wird die House-Formation CCeCatch ihr stimmungsvolles Jahresendzeitprogramm The Sound of Besinnlichkeit herunterleiern.

Das CCeH möchte sich bei allen MitarbeiterInnen, KollegInnen, PartnerInnen und FreundInnen für die erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit in einem ertragreichen Jahr 2017 bedanken (siehe z.B. CCeHarvest) und blickt voll der Freude und Zuversicht ins nächste (insb. natürlich auf die  DHd2018).

Everyone most warmly invited!

Merry Christmas,
Santa CCeClaus

Colloquium in Digital Cultural Heritage, Programme 2017/18

Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung am Institut für Digital Humanities und Archäoinformatik am Archäologischen Institut,
Mittwochs, um 18 Uhr, Raum 101, Archäologisches Institut

Visualization-virtualization-fabrication
18.10.2017 | Dr. Lena Kotoula (University of Central Lancashire (UK))

Don’t fear black boxes – Künstliche Intelligenz und Digital Humanities
25.10.2017 | Dr. Jan Wieners (University of Cologne)

Symposium by the CCeH: Questioning models: Intersectionality in Digital Humanities (see full programme)
08.11.2017 | Universität zu Köln | Hauptgebäude, Alter Senatssaal | 18.00 Uhr
– Dr. Vera Fusshauer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) | Faulty, Clumsy, Negligible? Reevaluating the Language and Contents of Early Modern Princesses’ Letters
– Prof. Dr. Serena Sapegno (Sapienza University of Rome) | The case of Vittoria Colonna

32² Shades of grey. Unscharfe Logik und andere Qualen im Umgang zwischen Μοῦσαι und τέχνη
15.11.2017 | Prof. Dr. Manfred Thaller (University of Cologne)

ArchAIDE – Archaeological Automatic Interpretation and Documentation of Ceramics
22.11.2017 | Michael Remmy/Felix Kußmaul (University of Cologne)

The Threats to Scholarly Editing, or Why We Have Nothing to Fear But Scholarship Itself
29.11.2017 | Dr. Joris van Zundert (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)

Presence in Virtual Archaeology
06.12.2017 | Dr. Laia Pujol (Pompeu Fabra University (Spain))

Erkenntnishorizonte: Zu Fragen der Wissenschaftstheorie im digitalen Zeitalter
13.12.2017 | Tessa Gengnagel (University of Cologne)

Extreme data processing in computational archaeology
10.01.2018 | Benjamin Ducke (DAI Berlin)

TBC linked to CIDOC-CRM
17.01.2018 | Dr. Martin Doerr (ICS – FORTH, Crete)

Social Identities in the Prehistoric Rock Art of the Brandberg/Dâureb, Namibia
24.01.2018 | E. Fäder/O. Vogels/Dr. T. Lenssen-Erz/Jun.-Prof. Dr. B. Mathiak (University of Cologne)

Modellieren durch mediale Transformation
31.01.2018 | Zoe Schubert (University of Cologne)

Full programme (PDF-Download)

 

Presentation: Mohammad Aljayyousi on the project “iNovel”, 15 Nov 2017

Assistant Professor Mohammad Aljayyousi, Philadelphia University Amman, Department of English Language and Literature, is a visiting scholar at the CCeH from October 2017 to March 2018. His stay is funded by the DAAD. During his time at Cologne University, Mr. Aljayyousi will contribute to the CCeH’s work in the field of literary studies and widen his own skills in Digital Humanities. In particular, he will work on his own research project “iNovel”. Dr. Aljayyousi is going to present and openly discuss his research at a public lecture on …

iCriticism:
An Interactive, Innovative and Inter-medial Approach to Literature
Wednesday, November, 15th, 15:00
CCeH – Meeting Room (Universitätsstr. 22)

All are welcome …

Abstract

iCriticism: An Interactive, Innovative and Inter-medial Approach to Literature.

The presentation will introduce a new approach, to the study of literature in the digital age tentatively called, iCriticism. Broadly speaking, iCriticism is a response to the fact that reading now takes place in an ecosystem of devices including both print and digital, and it starts from the belief that the computer is a unique invention which is adaptable to a wide variety of uses. Within literary studies, the computer can be used in a humanistic way to best serve the purposes of the field. Some main principles of the approach that will be elaborated on in the presentation include the following:

  1. Texts are multi-dimensional and heterogeneous and the relation among their various dimensions, codes of significance, or levels is not heuristic.
  2. The algorithmic, dynamic nature of traditional texts.
  3. Rejection of formal logic and the CRUM (Computational-Representational Understanding of Mind) paradigm as the only option.
  4. Material conditions, including textuality, are created in the space between physical and non-physical (human) factors.
  5. Digitizing texts is a process of translation / rewriting that can result in pedagogical tools.
  6. The computer technology can introduce fun and increase the engagement of students through attention to experiential aspects, and the multiple roles that the student can play: user-player-learner-reader-writer.

Cologne Autumn School and Expert Workshop: „Encoding Inscriptions, Papyri, Coins & Seals“

From 9 to 13 October 2017 the University of Cologne is hosting an Epidoc Autumn school in combination with an expert workshop on digital sigillography. During the first three days the autumn school will introduce the participants to Epidoc, the encoding standard for epigraphic texts and materials. Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to presentations on advanced imaging technologies in the fields of epigraphy, papyrology and sigillography. On Thursday and Friday there will be an expert workshop focusing on digital formats and standards for the description and publication of seals and similar materials.

Time: 9-13 October 2017
Place: Universität zu Köln
Language: English
Deadline for registration: 24 September 2017
Registration contact: martina.filosa@gmail.com
School participants: max. 25

Programme

Monday, 9.10.2017

EpiDoc Autumn School, Day 1
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22, ground floor; see on map)

14:00 Welcome, Introduction to XML, TEI and EpiDoc (Background; Markup; Semantic tagging; XML Rules)

15:30 break

16:00 EpiDoc Guidelines and Quick reference docs, Download package; Oxygen demonstration and hands-on exercises; History and description fields (Description; Places; Dates)

17:30 ends

Tuesday, 10.10.2017

EpiDoc Autumn School, Day 2
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22; see on map)

09:00 Text transcription and Leiden (Lacunae; Abbreviations)

10:30 break

11:00 Further Leiden practice (Structure of Text; Certainty & precision; Apparatus Criticus)

12:30 lunch

14:00 Transforming EpiDoc to HTML; Customizing Example stylesheet transformations (Parameters)

15:30 break

16:00 Entities, indexing and vocabularies (Token tagging; London rules; Authority Lists; EAGLE-Europeana vocabularies; Pleiades; LGPN; papyri.info – time permitting)

17:30 ends

 

Wednesday, 11.10.2017

EpiDoc Autumn School, Day 3
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22; see on map)

09:00 More Leiden practice, marking up all elements of an edition

10:30 break

11:00 EpiDoc Community and resources (epidoc.sf.net; markup; workshop blog; wiki page)

12:30 lunch

Afternoon presentations on advanced imaging technologies
(location: Wienand Haus – Morphomata, Weyertal 59; see on map)

15:00 Hubert Mara (Heidelberg): Visual Computing for Analysis of Sealings, Script and Fingerprints in 3D (slides)

15:30 Branko van Oppen (Amsterdam): SigNet – A Network of Hellenistic Sealings & Archives (slides)

16:00 break

16:30 Stephan Makowski (Cologne): Seal Digitisation with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) (slides)

17:00 Tiziana Mancinelli (Cologne): RTI and Ancient Magic Curses

Evening
Brauhaus (Restauration Pütz; see on map)


Thursday, 12.10.2017

Seals expert workshop, part I: Encoding Seals
(location: Wienand Haus – Morphomata, Weyertal 59; see on map)

9:00-12:30 Introduction & Overview
– Seal digitization projects: state of affairs
– Adjacent projects and encoding standards (TEI, NUML, CEI)
– Vocabularies and terminology

Presentations
Alessio Sopracasa (Paris): SigiDoc
Georg Vogeler (Graz): Seals as Objects – Seals as Part of Charters (slides)

14:00-17:30 Towards an encoding standard in digital sigillography:
– Metadata
– Physical description
– Iconography
– Transcription

Public lecture
(Neues Seminargebäude / Seminar room S13 / 1. floor; see on map)

18:00-19:30 Charlotte Roueché (London): Back to Socrates: Publication as Dialogue (slides)

Abstract: “The traditional model of scholarship has been an exchange of ideas built up over time, using print; but in the second half of the twentieth century this became steadily more difficult, as the volume of academic publications increased, and the cost of printing rose. Cologne was the home of new approaches, particularly in epigraphy and papyrology – the Inschriften griechischer Städte aus Kleinasien series has transformed our understanding of the epigraphy of Asia Minor; and ZPE has stimulated new levels of conversation. In the home city of such innovation, I would like to ask what the 21st century might look like.”


Friday, 13.10.2017

Seals expert workshop, part II: Presenting Seals
(location: Wienand Haus – Morphomata, Weyertal 59; see on map)

9:00-12:30 Topics to be discussed:
– Interfaces
– Presentation systems
– Portals

Conclusions, Plans & Perspectives

Teachers & Organizers:
– Gabriel Bodard (London)
– James Cowey (Heidelberg)
– Martina Filosa (Cologne)
– Franz Fischer (Cologne)
– Antonio Rojas Castro (Cologne)
– Patrick Sahle (Cologne)
– Claudia Sode (Cologne)
– Simona Stoyanova (London)

Institutions:
– Institut für Altertumskunde, Abteilung Byzantinistik und Neugriechische Philologie
– Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste, Arbeitsstelle für Papyrologie, Epigraphik und Numismatik am Institut für Altertumskunde
– Historisches Institut, Abteilung Alte Geschichte
– Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)