[Humanist] 24.48 events: Art History in the Web

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat May 22 09:06:21 CEST 2010

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 48.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 09:16:31 +0200
        From: Corinne Wininger - Le Moal <clemoal at esf.org>
        Subject: Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web, ESF-COST Conference -Call for applications/papers

Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web
ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, 9-14 October 2010

Chair: Hubertus Kohle - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Deutsches Historisches Institut, DE
Programme Committee: Claudine Moulin - Trier University, DE & Lea Rojola - University of Turku, FI

Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do research. It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a collaborative Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0 as well as its offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making The aim of this conference is to bring together art historians and other researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the intersection between the web and collaborative research processes, via an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the history of art and beyond.

The conference will not only be an occasion to exchange ideas and present relevant projects in the field, but, with contributions spanning from art history (and digital art) to philosophy and cultural studies, from psychology and sociology of knowledge to computer graphics, from semiotics to curatorial practices it will offer a unique forum for the representation of both diversified and complementary approaches to the topic of Networked humanities.

Conference format:
* lectures by invited high level speakers
* short talks by young & early stage researchers
* poster sessions, round table and open discussion periods
* forward look panel discussion about future developments

Invited Speakers will include:

Ira Assent - Aaalborg University, DK
Data Mining and the Social Web

Erik Champion - Massey University Auckland, NZ
Game-Based Learning in Collaborative Virtual Worlds

Matteo d'Alfonso - Università di Bologna, IT
Linked Data & Semantic Web technologies for the Humanities

Patrick Danowski - CERN Geneva, CH
"Collaborative filtering" and Social Networks

Francesca Gallo - University of Rome "La Sapienza", IT
From local networks to the web: Artistic research after Les Immatériaux

Charlie Gere - University of Lancaster, UK
Touch, community and the digital

Gudrun Gersmann - German Historical Institute Paris, FR
Networked publication

Guenther Goerz - University of Erlangen, DE
A framework for semantic object representation, knowledge processing, and scholarly communication

Halina Gottlieb - Interactive Institute, Kista, SE
Designing support activities for the interdiscplinary collaboration in Digital Art History

Gerhard Nauta - Universiteit Leiden, NL
Do you see what we've seen? Using many eyes in search of similarities in the visual arts

Robert Stein - Indianapolis Museum of Arts, US
Crowd-Sourcing Art History: Research and Application of Social Tagging for Museums

A good number of grants are available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph 'Grant application' of the application form.

Full conference programme and application form accessible online from http://www.esf.org/conferences/10342.

ESF-COST Contact for further information: Zuzana Vercinska - Zuzana.Vercinska at cost.eu<mailto:Zuzana.Vercinska at cost.eu>

Closing date for applications: 18 July 2010.

This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

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