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Digital Humanities 2013: Impressions

International experts from the various fields of the Humanities discussed the challenges and opportunities the Digital Age poses on the Humanities at the Herrenhausen Conference "Digital Humanities (Revisited)" from December, 5-7 in Hanover.

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Herrenhausen Conference "Digital Humanities (Revisited)"
Words of Welcome, Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Keynote Jeffrey Schnapp, Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Keynote Jeffrey Schnapp, Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Keynote Jeffrey Schnapp, Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Jeffrey Schnapp, Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Guests at the Herrenhausen Conference "Digital Humanities (Revisited)" (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
"The Big Deal About Big Data" by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
"Loss and Gain are Brothers Twain: Large-Scale Text Processing for Digital Humanities" by Iryna Gurevych, Lichtenberg Professor"Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing", Technical University Darmstadt; German Institute for Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
"From Recording the Past to Predicting the Future? - On the Role and Relevance of Linguistic Abstraction for Corpus-Based Analysis" by Walt Detmar Meurers, Professor of Computational Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Tübingen (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
"Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities: Combining Analytics and Visualizations for Gaining Insights into Linguistic Data" by Daniel Keim, Chair for Data Analysis and Visualization, University of Konstanz (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Vera Szöllösi-Brenig talking to participants of the conference during the coffee break. (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Poster-Sessions (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Coffee break (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Commenting Statements: Thomas Anz, Philipps-University Marburg (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Audience uses a big amount of digital technology to exchange point of views during the sessions (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Commenting Statements: Horst Bredekamp, Professor for Art History, Humboldt University Berlin (Photo: Volker Crone / VolkswagenStiftung)
Session 2: "From Art to Data - What's the Impact of going Digital?"; Lev Manovich (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
"Looking at one million images: How visualization of big cultural data helps us to question our cultural categories" by Lev Manovich, City University of New York / Director, Software Studies Initiative, Calit2 and CUNY (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Lev Manovich, City University of New York / Director, Software Studies Initiative, Calit2 and CUNY (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
"Art, Data, and Formalism" by Julia Flanders, Northeastern University/ Women Writers Project (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
"Challenges and Achievements in Digital Music Studies" by Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Professor of Music and Symbolic Systems, Stanford University (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Lunch (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Workshops (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Workshops (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Poster Session (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Poster Session (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Presentation of the workshop results (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Dinner (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Session 3: "Digital Humanities and the Public"; Statement on "Citizen Science / Crowdsourcing" by Luis von Ahn, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
"Standard licenses as a patch, but not a fix to a copyright system unsuitable for the Digital Humanities" by John Weitzmann, Legal Project Lead Creative Commons Germany, iRights.Lab (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
"The Humanities in the 21st century" by Gregory Ralph Crane, Alexander von Humboldt Professorship Digital Humanities, Institute of Computer Science, Leipzig University (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)
Closing panel discussion with Christoph Cornelißen, University of Frankfurt, Member of the DFG senate; Dr. Wilhem Krull, VolkswagenStiftung; Manfred Nießen, German Research Foundation [DFG] and Gregory Ralph Crane, Leipzig University. (Photo: Felix Zahn / VolkswagenStiftung)