Digital Humanities 2013 - Selected Audio Recordings

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Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

In his talk, Jeffrey T. Schnapp lays out the many possibilities created by our current flood of data. He explains how libraries are changing and how museums are suddenly able to tell stories that couldn’t be told before. The question we should be thinking about is: How can we give these data a culturally meaningful form?

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Session 1: “Digital Humanities – What kind of knowledge can we expect?”

Chair: Gerhard Lauer, University of Göttingen

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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor for Internet Governance and Regulation at the Internet Institute at Oxford University

Everyone everywhere nowadays collects data – be it text, audio or images. But collecting is one thing, what theses masses of data are good for, is a completely different question. What can we actually do with “big data”? This is the central question of Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s talk.

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"From Recording the Past to Predicting the Future?
On the Role and Relevance of Linguistic Abstraction for Corpus-Based Analysis"

Walt Detmar Meurers, Department of Linguistics, University of Tübingen

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"Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities: Combining Analytics and Visualizations for Gaining Insights into Linguistic Data"

Daniel A. Keim, University of Konstanz


Session 2: “From Art to Data – What’s the Impact of going Digital?”

Chair: Anke Lüdeling, Humboldt University Berlin

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"Art, Data, and Formalism"

Julia Flanders,
Northeastern University


Session 3: “Digital Humanities and the Public”

Chair: Hubertus Kohle, University of Munich

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"Citizen Science / Crowdsourcing"

Luis von Ahn,
Carnegie Mellon University

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"Standard licenses as a patch, but not a fix to a copyright system unsuitable for the Digital Humanities"

John H. Weitzmann,
Creative Commons Germany, iRights.Lab

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"The Humanities in the 21st century"

Gregory Ralph Crane, Institute of Computer Science, Leipzig University