Our next lecturer is none other than / Notre prochain conférencier n’est autre que
Micheal E. Sinatra est professeur au département de littératures et de langues du monde à l’université de Montréal et le fondateur du Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN). Il oeuvre dans les humanités numériques depuis plus de 25 ans, ayant fondé une revue en accès libre en ligne en 1996 (Romanticism on the Net) et ayant été le président français de “Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques” pendant six ans et un des fondateurs d’Humanistica, l’association francophone des Humanités Numériques.
Michael E. Sinatra is Professor in the Department of World Literature and Languages at the University of Montreal and the founder of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN). He has been working in the digital humanities for more than 25 years, having founded an open access online journal in 1996 (Romanticism on the Net) and having been the French president of the « Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques » for six years and one of the founders of Humanistica, the Francophone association of Digital Humanities.
Professor Sinatra will give a talk on / Le professeur Sinatra donnera une conférence sur
Réflexions sur le projet << Digital Leigh Hunt >>
The event will take place on / L’événement aura lieu
December 8 from 3:30 PM CET (Brussels time) / 9:30 AM ET (Montreal time)
le 8 décembre à partir de 15h30 CET (heure de Bruxelles) / 9h30 ET (heure de Montréal)
The CLS INFRA Fellowship Programme provides access to a wide range of data, tools and knowledge. Scholars from literary studies or with an interest in Computational Literary Studies methods are invited to apply for a fellowship grant in one of our infrastructure providers. Successful applicants will not only obtain free-of-charge physical access to the infrastructure, but in the context of the overall project they will become part of the larger CLS community. By responding to one of our calls, applicants may have the opportunity to:
Interact with experts;
Receive advice on ongoing projects;
Learn how to use the ecosystem of data, tools and standards;
Assemble new literary corpora;
Profit from hands-on training and support.
Fellowships grants will cover housing and subsistence costs as well as travel to and from the host institution. The CLS INFRA Fellowships are funded by the European Union under the rules of transnational access. DARIAH ERIC is leading the Transnational Access Fellowship Programme (TNA) and is responsible for the management and oversight of the TNA selection process.
Calls for fellowship grants will be launched twice a year for a total of six calls. Scholars from the European Union and beyond are eligible to apply. CLS INFRA fellowship grants will typically cover travel and subsistence costs. Successful applicants are expected to join the chosen infrastructure for a period of 8 to 12 weeks. However, shorter residencies will be also taken into consideration.
The first call will be open from Monday 1 November 2021 to Monday 6 December 2021.
CLS INFRA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101004984
More info: https://clsinfratna.sciencescall.org
Contact: Prof. Julie M. Birkholz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dans le cadre du project de recherche international DigiLiBeRo,
Dr. Cristina Cautisanu (Université Al. I. Cuza de Jassy)
a donné deux ateliers dans le cadre de notre Digi Lab / Lab Numérique et s’est également adressé aux étudiant.e.s de LFIAL2010.
La première, le 3 novembre, sur la « digital literacy » et ses implications culturelles et éthiques, ainsi que la présentation d’un sondage dans le cadre de DigiLiBeRo.
Et le deuxième atelier, le 10 novembre, sur R et R Studio, ses applications pertinentes en statistiques et en sciences sociales ou humaines, avec quelques exemples et opérations pratiques « hands-on ».
Zoomable Text and the Metaphor of Scale in Digital Humanities
The lecture will focus on the metaphor of scale and zooming as a way to imagine and revisit concepts, methods and tools for processing, analysing and interpreting data and for building knowledge in digital history and digital humanities. It will also include an empirical perspective on the concept of “zoomable text” and a dedicated interface, allowing for variable scale representation, exploration and interpretation of texts.
Florentina Armaselu is a research scientist at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg. Her educational background includes a PhD (2010) in comparative literature and an MSc (2003) in computer science, from the University of Montreal, Canada, and studies in computer science and philology at the University of Craiova, Romania. She was involved in teaching and research projects in computer assisted language learning, natural language processing, digital editions and interface design, at the Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova, Romania, the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research of the University of Montreal, the North Side Inc., R&D, Montreal, Canada, and the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), Luxembourg. Currently, her research and teaching interests target the areas of computational text analysis and text interpretation, text encoding, human computer interaction and semantic Web, and their applications in digital history and digital humanities.
More about Florentina Armaselu and her work: / En savoir plus sur Florentina Armaselu et ses recherches :
Tuesday October 19 from 2 pm / Mardi 19 octobre à partir de 14 heures
Julie Birkholz (UGent & KBR) & Sven Lieber (KBR)
will give a talk on / donneront une conférence sur
LINKED DATA & Cultural Heritage
Abstract / Résumé :
In this talk from Julie M. Birkholz & Sven Lieber, they will explain how – Linked data can be used in cultural heritage studies. Linked data is structured data that can be semantically interlinked with other data and queried in semantic queries. The use of linked data models in the humanities and in cultural heritage institutions to structure, store, share and link knowledge on our historical past has seen a marked increase of interest and implementation. Evidence of this is the growing size of Wikimedia Foundation’s collaborative multilingual knowledge graph of Wikidata. Sharing information in this way provides opportunities for increasing its accessibly and find-ability as well as technologies for efficiently integrating and implementing previously unstructured, siloed data, at lightning speed. Despite these affordances, there remains a gap in access between those familiar with Semantic Web principles, who can implement SPARQL queries to explore data, and those new to these technologies. In this presentation we will provide two examples of leveraging data on Wikidata: 1) WeChangEd Stories- generating multimedia stories from data stored in a public knowledge graph; and 2) BELTRANS – identifying contextual information of literary translations between French and Dutch by Belgian authors since 1970 in different public data sources such as Wikidata https://www.kbr.be/en/projects/beltrans/. This will be a hands-on talk, where you can query data using Wikidata’s query service.
Recommended reading / Lecture recommandée :
Thornton, K., Seals-Nutt, K., Van Remoortel, M., Birkholz, J. M., & De Potter, P. « Linking Women Editors of Periodicals to the Wikidata Knowledge Graph. » In Semantic Web, Special Issue: Cultural Heritage, 2021.
Julie M. Birkholz is Assistant Professor Digital Humanities at UGent and Lead of the Royal Library of Belgium’s Digital Research Lab. Her research expertise is in historical social network analysis. From 2017 – 2020 she was a DH Fellow on the ERC Agents of Change Research project WeChangEd, investigating the historical networks of women editors, periodicals and organizations in Europe, as well as the research data manager for the linked open data of the bibliographic information of these editors. From 2014 – 2017 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent, researching the identification of social networks through web data. She holds a doctorate in Organization Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Given that the study of networks, both the theory and methods, crosses disciplines her research is inherently interdisciplinary. Her most recent research explores a computational method for extracting social networks from historical newspapers.
Sven Lieber works as a data manager for the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) and pursues a PhD in Information Engineering Technology at Ghent University – IDLab – imec which he currently is finalizing. His work and research focuses on Knowledge Graphs and FAIR data.
Within KBR, Sven currently works for the BELTRANS project examining literary translation flows in Belgium between French and Dutch in the period 1970-2020, involving the creation of a FAIR corpus of contemporary Belgian authors and their works. During his PhD, Sven investigated the modeling and use of constraints in Knowledge Graphs and how users could be supported with visual languages for the W3C recommended constraint language SHACL.
Sven has been involved in several national projects such as BESOCIAL, aiming for a sustainable strategy for archiving and preserving social media in Belgium, or FAST, concerning the improvement of the customer journey when interacting with public services. He is the author and co-author of several peer-reviewed publications presented at prominent conferences such as the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), the International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap) and the ACM Conference of Web Science.
The talk followed by Q&A will take place / La conférence suivie de questions-réponses aura lieu
Organized by ECR, this two-day workshop (on October 1st and 2nd) fits into the ongoing work of the research unit “Humain, animal, planète. » It responds to ongoing debates on the Anthropocene in the environmental humanities by exploring the notion of the “sacrifice zone” via a comparative analysis of ambivalent spaces and emotions in contemporary fiction and literature.