Translantis team participated in NASA conference, 15-16 September 2016

Participants NASA conference 2016

Participants NASA conference 2016

Members of the Translantis team participated in the “American Studies Conference on Digital Humanities Transcends the Dichotomy of Culture and Technique” that was organized by the Netherlands American Studies Association. On 15 and 16 September 2016 about 30 scholars met at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands to discuss the state of the field of American Studies after the digital turn.

DH2015: Lots of Questions and Not So Many Answers

by José de Kruif & Melvin Wevers

Digital Humanities is still a booming business, even though at this year’s global DH conference fewer papers–some 260 papers and posters–were presented than in previous years. The fact that the conference took place in Sydney, Australia probably made attendance difficult for some. On the other hand, this location meant more submissions from Asia and Oceania, though the US was still dominant.[i] 

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Translantis gerelateerd NWO-voorstel gehonoreerd

Stoppen met BlowenEind juni 2015 werd het NWO-vrije competitie voorstel “The Imperative of Regulation: local and (trans-)national dynamics of drug regulatory regimes in the Netherlands since the Second World War” goedgekeurd. Het voorstel gaat onder andere gebruikmaken van de in Translantis ontwikkelde technologie.
Aanvragers: Prof. J.C. Kennedy (UU) & Prof. T. Pieters (UU)
Aanvang: september 2015
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Shoot with Many Guns: How Can the Digital Aid the Humanities?

Report DH Benelux 2015, Antwerp

by Jesper Verhoef and Melvin Wevers

Photo by Sally Chambers

Photo by Sally Chambers

During the annual Digital Humanities Benelux conference, this year in Antwerp, it became clear that the focus of Digital Humanities (DH) has shifted in recent times. Earlier conferences and workshops on DH were dominated by the question whether tools should be put to use in humanities research in the first place. In 2015, the attention seems to have shifted to trying to answer how tools can be put to use within different disciplines of the humanities. On the program, there were not only humanists that wanted something from computer scientist, but also projects that had successfully combined the skills of humanists and computer scientist, and presentations by computer scientists that also inspired the humanists in the audiences. 

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DH Colloquium 4 June: Eleonora Maria Mazzoli and Willemien Sanders (Utrecht University)

At the next Digital Humanities colloquium, we will have two presenters Willemien Sanders (Utrecht University) on developing a tool for online publication of audiovisual research, and Eleonora Maria Mazzoli (Utrecht University) on the online audiovisual essay as a scholarly publication form.

Date: Thursday 4 June, 15.30-17.00
Place: Janskerkhof 13 (room 0.06), Utrecht

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DH colloquium on 7 May: Nees Jan van Eck (CWTS, Leiden University)

At the next Digital Humanities colloquium, Nees Jan van Eck (Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University) will talk about software tools for bibliometric analysis of scientific publications – in particular the tools VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer, which Van Eck co-developed.

Date: Thursday 7 May, 15.30-17.00
Place: Janskerkhof 13 (room 0.06), Utrecht

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