Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East

May 17 - 20, 2017

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A University of Ottawa and Carleton University Joint Initiative

 Technologies East | May 17-20, 2017

Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East (DHSITE) at the University of Ottawa is a four-day bilingual event introducing new computing technologies and their uses in education and research. It addresses topics such as digitizing, disseminating, and archiving data in various disciplines and using a variety of approaches.

DHSITE acts as a summer school, a conference, and a meeting place for practitioners, academics, students, and independent scholars — in short, anyone who works with or wants to learn about advanced technologies and their applications.

The institute is also a site of intellectual and cultural confluence. It brings together digital humanists working in both French and English across Central and Eastern Canada and Quebec, and it embraces a cross-institutional approach by involving industry and educational partners, including Carleton University.

DHSITE this year will include an array of workshops, lectures, project presentations, and round tables that experiment with cutting-edge tools in the digital humanities.

Call for poster and rapid-fire presentations  (pdf, 133.44 KB) 

Keynote speakers (confirmed):

  • Chris Funkhouser (New Jersey Institute of Technology, US)

Applied Media Poetics in Digital Humanities

Our ability to prepare sophisticated forms of expression with digital media increases our ability to engage with others in the networked world and participate more fully with mass culture. As mediated communications have expanded over recent decades, exploring expressive and documentary practices in the Humanities has become my primary activity as researcher. Presently, my work focuses on producing and designing sound in public settings, on the Web, and in physical space. This realm of digital materiality invites many useful types of sensory immersion, and engineering sound in a range public settings, including capturing and presenting compelling living moments with audio technology, is a central aspect of my activity as a scholar and radio programmer. This research embraces contemporary media techniques to produce audio in narrative and participatory realms using basic hardware, synthesizing materials with network interface and coding techniques. Developing methods of presenting interactive and layered audio on the World Wide Web, those working in the Humanities are able to harness new types of engagement uniting sound, person, and place in order to enhance and refine our literary and intellectual climates. This presentation will introduce examples of these experiments with interactive sound technology.

  • Benjamin Deruelle (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada) & Stéphane Lamassé (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France)

AnalyseSHS - un service d’analyse de données pour les sciences humaines et sociales : entre pédagogie et outils de partage d’expériences

Avec le développement du Big Data, les logiciels d’analyse de données sont de plus en plus nombreux et rarement libres. En 2012, l’équipe du Pôle Informatique de Recherche et d’Enseignement en Histoire de l’Université de Paris 1 lance le projet AnalyseSHS. Le projet poursuivait deux objectifs. Celui de faciliter la pratique de méthodes d’analyse multidimensionnelles pour les étudiants en évitant la multiplicité des logiciels alors nécessaires et en se concentrant sur la compréhension des algorithmes ainsi que l’interprétation des résultats; celui ensuite de mettre en relation, par l’expérience, des champs disciplinaires différents comme les statistiques et les SHS et d’expérimenter de nouvelles méthodes applicables à la recherche fondamentale. Elle devenait ainsi une interface pour le transfert de méthodes quantitatives des sciences dures vers les sciences humaines et sociales. Cette expérience, pour l’instant inachevée, permet de s’interroger sur le rapport aux données posée par la pratique de l’histoire par exemple, ainsi que de s’orienter vers l’analyse du rapport des chercheurs à leur outillage informatique dans une dimension plus épistémologique encore.

Cette intervention propose donc de suivre le parcours de cette interface interdisciplinaire de recherche et de la collaboration entre historiens, mathématiciens et informaticiens de l’ère de la documentation à l’ère des savoir-faire en passant par l’ère de la donnée.

  • Isabel Pedersen (University of Toronto Institute of Technology, Canada)

 

List of courses offered by the University of Ottawa (May 17-18):

List of courses offered by Carleton University (May 19-20):

 

Registration is now open! For any further info, please consult the DHSITE website. Alternatively, email the Coordinator of Digital Humanities Resources, Chris Tanasescu.

 

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

 

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