Research seminar “Digital humanities” (University of Antwerp)

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Date(s) - 21/03/2022 - 23/03/2022
All Day

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The Seminar on Digital Humanities is one of the three seminar contemplated in this project with the aim of linking education and research. Digital humanities (DH) is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities. It includes the systematic use of digital resources in the humanities, as well as the reflection on their application.

DH can be defined as new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publishing. It brings digital tools and methods to the study of the humanities with the recognition that the printed word is no longer the main medium for knowledge production and distribution. By producing and using new applications and techniques, DH makes new kinds of teaching and research possible, while at the same time studying and critiquing how these impact cultural heritage and digital culture. Thus, a distinctive feature of DH is its cultivation of a two-way relationship between the humanities and the digital: the field both employs technology in the pursuit of humanities, research, and subjects technology to humanistic questioning and interrogation, often simultaneously. Using technological developments, traditional arts and humanities disciplines can be made accessible to disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities thus, digital humanities are a powerful tool for social inclusion. Openness and accessibility are essential values of DH.

This seminar will bring together scholars (academics, researchers and doctoral students) from all partner universities, offering an opportunity for researchers and doctoral students to link education and research by:
a) Working together on ideas that are aligned with EU or international funding opportunities and to build new research and education relationships across the network, focusing on innovative creative solutions to societal challenges that can incorporate doctoral students and early career researchers.
b) Identifying thematic areas in which to build consortia of universities working towards collaboration at doctoral level (co-tutelle, exchanges, double programmes …)..