Myriam WATTHEE-DELMOTTE, Cynthia FLEURY, Carl HAVELANGE — Séance publique de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques 2022

Faire sens dans l’effondrement

Exposé par Myriam Watthee-Delmotte, Directrice de la Classe :
Lire pour voir dans les angles morts

Exposé par Cynthia Fleury, titulaire de la Chaire Humanités et Santé au Conservatoire national des arts et métiers et ENS Mines-Paris tech :
Ressentiment et démocratie

Exposé par Carl Havelange, membre titulaire de la Classe des Arts :
Puissance expressive des mondes fragiles.


Hommage aux membres de la Classe disparus et proclamation des lauréats des prix et subventions de la Classe par Didier Viviers, Secrétaire perpétuel

CyclesSéance publique de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques 2022
DisciplineHistoire et littératureSciences humaines

#GraphPoem @ #DHSI22

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)
A Place for Open Digital Scholarship
University of Victoria, Canada
6-10 June 2022: Workshops; Aligned Conferences & Events (Conference & Colloquium, ADHO Pedagogy SIG,
Project Management in the Humanities, Right to Left (RTL); Open Digital Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities;
#GraphPoem; Launching a Digital Commons for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

#GraphPoem

[from the DHSI website, https://dhsi.org/dhsi-2022-online-edition-aligned-conferences-events/#graph-poem:]

Event chair: Chris Tanasescu (UCLouvain)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT Friday, 10 June [10 pm to midnight Brussels time, Friday June 10th]

All those connected to DHSI and its 2022 edition are invited to be part of the EPoetry event #GraphPoem by MARGENTO by contributing text files or weblinks to a collectively assembled dataset and/or run a script plotting the latter into a real-time evolving network.

The Graph Poem is an ongoing transnational project combining natural language processing and graph theory-based approaches to poetry, with academicDH-literary, and performative outputs.

When DHSI registration opens, participants will be able to sign up for GraphPoem and will receive an account giving them access to the data and the code.

#GraphPoem will have two main components viewable to anybody accessing the following online venues at the time of the event: a livestreamed performance on Margento’s Facebook page and the bot @GraphPoem tweeting text-nodes selected from the evolving graph by a network analysis algorithm and fed into the performance.

To register for DHSI 2022—Online Edition, please complete this form.

Atelier de travail « Villes européennes intelligentes pour le développement durable » (SmartEU)

& DIGILIBERO

Atelier de travail « Villes européennes intelligentes pour le développement durable » (SmartEU)

La Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles en Roumanie sera à nouveau partenaire cette année de l’atelier de travail sur les villes intelligentes, organisé par la faculté d’économie et d’administration des affaires de l’Université de Iasi dans le cadre du projet européen Jean Monnet « Villes européennes intelligentes pour le développement durable » (SmartEU).

Cet atelier s’intègre également dans le projet DigiLiBeRo (« Digital Literacy in Belgium and Romania ») soutenu par Wallonie-Bruxelles International et le Ministère roumain de la recherche, de l’innovation et de la numérisation.

Pour cette seconde édition prévue ce vendredi 3 juin sur le thème des défis et opportunités des villes intelligentes, l’Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve sera très bien représentée, avec les interventions du Professeur Chris Tanasescu du Centre de traitement automatique du langage (CENTAL), de M. Corentin Lahouste du Centre de Recherche sur l’Imaginaire (CRI) et de Mme Lara Burton, doctorante en sciences de l’information et de la communication.

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[ALL TIMES ARE ROMANIA TIME i. e., BRUSSELS TIME + 1H]

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:15

DATE 𝟑𝐫𝐝 of June 2022

TEAMS PLATFORM (ONLINE PLATFORM)

Registration of the participants

Senior researcher Ana Iolanda VODA PhD. Habil., SmartEU Project Director Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania

WELCOMING SPEECH

Prof. Adriana ZAIT PhD. Habil.
Director of the Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

OPENING REMARKS

Délégué général Wallonie-Bruxelles à Bucarest, David ROYAUX Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles en Roumanie

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS: GENERAL DELEGATION WALLONIA-BRUSSELS

Management Consultant Paula BADINU “Măgurele Science Park” Association (MSP)

MAGURELE SCIENCE PARK – WE DEVELOP COMMUNITY AND CREATE CONNECTIONS

Prof. Ana Maria BERCU PhD. Habil.
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS: “EUROPEAN SMART CITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” (SmartEU)

11:15 – 12:45

Panel 1: Smart cities challenges and opportunities

Chairs: Researcher & Assoc. lecturer Ana Iolanda VODĂ

Prof. Ana Maria BERCU

Invited speaker:
Prof. Chris TANASESCU PhD.

Centre de traitement automatique du langage (CENTAL), Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

POEM CITY, CITY POEM. DEVELOPING PERFORMATIVE ENVIRONMENTS BETWEEN AND BEYOND TOPOGRAPHY AND TOPOLOGY

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Invited speaker:
Lecturer Catalin VRABIE PhD.

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration | SNSPA · Faculty of Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROMISES TO SMART CITIES

Invited speaker:

Mr. Valeriu FILIPCo-founder of SecurifAI

SecurifAI SECURITY THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Session of questions and remarks (Q&As)

12:45 – 13:00 13:00 – 14:30

Coffee break

Panel 2: Smart cities challenges and opportunities

Chairs: Assoc. Prof. Laura Diana RADU

Lecturer Camelia GRADINARU

Invited speaker:
Researcher Corentin LAHOUSTE PhD.

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, FROM EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION TO ONLINE EXHIBITION: ABOUT BUREAUX-ÉCRANS D’ÉCRIVAIN·E PROJECT.

Invited speaker:
Assoc. Prof. Daniel HOMOCEANU PhD. Habil.

Department of Accounting, Business Information Systems, and Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania;

EXPLORING THE INFLUENCES OF THE TOLERANCE ON MONITORING INFORMATION EXCHANGE. EVIDENCE FROM THE WORLD VALUES SURVEY

Invited speaker:
PhD. student Lara BURTON

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium,

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT OF YOUNG ADULTS IN A SELF-ORGANIZED GROUP. WHAT DO THEY DO ONLINE? WHAT CHALLENGES DO THEY FACE?

Session of questions and remarks (Q&As)

14:30 – 14:35 Closing address

TEAMS : https://bit.ly/3PRyWB3.

Séance publique de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques

SAMEDI 14 MAI 2022 À 15 HEURES
BRUXELLES – PALAIS DES ACADÉMIES – AUDITORIUM ALBERT II
Séance publique de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques


Programme : 

Faire sens dans l’effondrement
Exposé par Myriam Watthee-Delmotte, Directrice de la Classe :
Lire pour voir dans les angles morts

Exposé par Cynthia Fleury, titulaire de la Chaire Humanités et Santé au Conservatoire national des arts et métiers et ENS Mines-Paris tech :
Ressentiment et démocratie

Exposé par Carl Havelange, membre titulaire de la Classe des Arts :
Puissance expressive des mondes fragiles.

Hommage aux membres de la Classe disparus et proclamation des lauréats des prix et subventions de la Classe par Didier Viviers, Secrétaire perpétuel

Cocktail

Plus de détails : https://www.academieroyale.be/fr/activites-detail/dates-heures-lieux/seance-publique-classe-lettres-sciences-morales-politiques-14-05-2022-15-00/

TNA FELLOWSHIPS

SECOND CALL FOR TNA FELLOWSHIPS

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.

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 4 to 12 weeks. However, shorter residencies will be also taken into consideration.

The second call will be open from Monday 18 April 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022.

Apply for a TNA fellowship and find out more information on the Eligibility Requirements and the Terms and Conditions here.DARIAH ERIC is leading the Transnational Access Fellowship Programme (TNA) and is responsible for the management and oversight of the TNA selection process. *Please note that the University of Potsdam is not accepting TNA Fellowship Applications during this call. 

All information about the TNA fellowship can be found here: https://clsinfra.io/opportunities/tnafellowships/ & https://clsinfratna.sciencescall.org/.

Contact: julie.birkholz @ ugent.be

Literature & Computation Week @ UCLouvain





LITERATURE & COMPUTATION Week @ UCLouvain (May 2nd through May 6th 2022)





A week-long series of talks, presentations, workshops, and round tables on:





Computational Approaches to Literature

Analytical-creative Computational Literature

Digital/Computational Literary Studies

Electronic Literature

NLP & Machine Learning for Literature

Platform Intermediality in Literature

AI Poetry

Computational Literary Performance

and… many more…





The event will bring together contributions researching and/or showcasing the most innovative computational approaches to practicing, theoretically articulating, and critically assessing literature in the age of connectivity. Most notably in recent trends and not always consistently covered by the relevant scholarship, computational approaches to literature have complemented algorithmic analysis with creativity and platform-based intermediality. While these directions are in part related to digital literary studies (DLS, mainly analytically) and electronic literature (e-lit, creatively), they comport aspects substantial and contributions significant enough already to require new and more complex and nuanced theoretical and critical approaches.

Analysis in general and computational analysis in particular inevitably involve creativity, but what has emerged as particularly salient over the past years is computation-based analytical creativity for and in literary practice. The latter actually acquires new meanings and manifestations in the context as artificial intelligence can ‘learn’ and quantify literary features only from text corpora and by means of literary text datafication (cf. Pold & Erslev 2020). Creativity therefore involves in our current literary culture, on the one hand, data-analysis-driven computer and human-computer-interaction (HCI)-based writing mainly as sampling (Johnston 2019) or translation (Margento et al. 2021). Such approaches provide an algorithmic consistency and specific scalable methodology to the previously advanced “uncreative” poetics (Perloff 2008, Goldsmith 2011). On the other hand then, and arguably even more relevantly, creativity in literature gained new meanings and approaches, specifically related to generating or creating new literary or literature-relevant data. Relevant contributions in this respect range from literary text maps (Eide 2015) to computationally assembled literary anthologies and automatically expanded poetry corpora (cf. Sondheim et al. 2019) to interactive and comparative web-based ‘editions of editions’ of certain literary work (Raposo et al. 2021). While drawing on fields like digital humanities (DH), DLS, and digital writing and publishing is obviously necessary in tackling such trends, new more inclusive and complex paradigms able to account for these strongly emerging types of analytical-creative literariness need also be defined and developed.

Another significant phenomenon we will be exploring is platform intermediality. In the context of digit(al)ization and globalization literature has acquired more and more intermedial facets and manifestations, which boosted its mercurial and at times encompassing cultural and technological representativity. The history of (modern) literary genres has been revisited for instance, in certain cultural, economic, and political terms, as the history of globalization (Habjan and Imlinger 2016), the ubiquity of (data) visualization and visualities encouraged exploring literature itself as visual culture (Bodola and Isekenmeier 2017), while critically researching and overviewing the evolving, deep and chameleonic, relationship the literary has with computationality invited redefining contemporary literature as the digital (Tanasescu 2021). Particularly this latter aspect, as foregrounded by a number of the featured presentations, can unveil the multilayered intermedial valences of the literary and the consequential relevance it has to platform culture and communities.

Selected References

Armaselu, Florentina. 2022. “Genetic Criticism and Analysis of Interface Design. A Case Study.” In Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, ed. Daniel O’Donnell, forthcoming.

Bodola, Ronja, and Guido Isekenmeier, eds. 2017. Literary Visualities. Visual Descriptions, Readerly Visualisations, Textual Visibilities. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter.  

Eide, Øyvind. 2015. Media Boundaries and Conceptual Modelling: Between Texts and Maps. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Funkhouser, C.T. 2012. New Directions in Digital Poetry. London and New York: Bloomsbury. 

Goldsmith, Kenneth. 2011. Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age. New York:Columbia University Press.

Habjan, Jernej, and Fabienne Imlinger, eds. 2016. Globalizing Literary Genres. Literature, History, Modernity. London and New York: Routledge.  

Johnston, David Jhave. 2019. ReRites. Human + A.I. poetry. Generated by a computer. Edited by a human. Montreal: Anteism Books.

Larrue, Jean-Marc, and Marcello Vitali-Rosati. 2019. Media Do Not Exist: Performativity and Mediating Conjunctures. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Margento, Steve Rushton, and Taner Murat. 2021. Various Wanted. An (almost) missing original and five—literary, computational, and visual—translations. Iasi & London: Timpul.

Perloff, Marjorie. 2008. Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century. Chicago: UCP.

Pold, Søren Bro & Malthe Stavning Erslev. 2020. “Data-Realism: Reading and Writing Datafied Text.” Electronic Book Review, https://doi.org/10.7273/n381-mk15.

Ramsay, Stephen. 2011. Reading Machines. Toward an Algorithmic Criticism. Urbana-Champaign: UIP.

Raposo, José, António Rito Silva, and Manuel Portela. 2021. “LdoD Visual – A Visual Reader for Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet: An In-Out-In Metaphor.” DHQ Volume 15 Number 3,  http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/15/3/000569/000569.html.

Rettberg, Scott. 2019. Electronic Literature. Cambridge: Polity. 

Siemens, Ray & Susan Schreibman, eds. 2013. A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Oxford: Blackwell.

Sondheim, Alan, Brian Kim Stefans, Johanna Drucker, John Cayley, and Margento. 2019. “Our Shared World of Language: Reflections on ‘US’ Poets Foreign Poets.” Asymptote, “Essays” section of the journal’s blog, https://www.asymptotejournal.com/blog/2019/05/30/our-shared-world-of-language-reflections-on-us-poets-foreign-poets/.

Tanasescu, Chris. 2021. “Literature and/as (the) Digital. An Introduction.” In Interférences littéraires / Literaire interferenties Volume 25, guest. ed. Chris Tanasescu, pp. 1-25, http://www.interferenceslitteraires.be/index.php/illi/article/view/1078/937.





Plenary opening talk by

Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)

« Code, Poetry and Traditions of Text: Editing in Open, Broad Context »

on May 2nd from 2 pm

a hybrid (in-person and online) event





PROGRAMME :

MONDAY 2/05 – MORE 56 (GPLO-DROIT) (Place Montesquieu, 2) & Teams 

  • 14h00 – 14h50: Keynote lecture 
    • Code, Poetry and Traditions of Text: Editing in Open, Broad Context (Ray Siemens, University of Victoria)  
  • 15h00 – 15h50: Panel “Digital Heritage Research at KBR (Royal Library of Belgium)” (Panel Chair: Sally Chambers, UGent – KBR – DARIAH) 
    • Computational Document Recognition in the KBR Data Science Lab (Tan Lu, VUB – KBR)  
    • KBR’s Digital Research Lab & Computational Literary Studies (Julie Birkholz, UGent – KBR)  
    • Introducing LabEL, a Laboratory for Electronic Literature at KBR (Isabelle Gribomont, UCLouvain – KBR)  
       

TUESDAY 3/05 –  LECL 82 (Place Montesquieu 1) & Teams 

  • 14h00 – 14h50: Reflective Modelling with Visual Representations: What the digital humanities can learn from modelling in design practice (Jan-Erik Stange, Freie Universität Berlin)  CANCELED for health reasons
  • 15h00 – 15h50: De l’enquête exploratoire à l’exposition en ligne : Bureaux-écrans d’écrivain·e·s. Coulisses numériques de la création (2021-2022) (Corentin Lahouste et Anne Reverseau, UCLouvain)  
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Compute INCAL. Networked Communities and Cross-disciplinary Trans-centric Research Predictions for the Institute for the Study of Cultures, Arts, and Letters at UCLouvain (Derek Siemens, University of Victoria, and Chris Tanasescu, UCLouvain)  
     

WEDNESDAY 4/05 – SOCR 20 (Place du Cardinal Mercier, 10-12) & Teams 

  • 14h00 – 14h50: What might a Canadian bilingual DH center look like? The Case of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (bilingual French & English talk) (Michael Sinatra, Université de Montréal)  
  • 15h00 – 15h50: Saisir la littérature en contexte numérique : du projet Littérature québécoise mobile à la matérialité des œuvres numériques (René Audet, Université Laval) – en distanciel/online talk 
     

THURSDAY 5/05 – MERC 01 (Rue du Compas, 1) & Teams 

  • 14h30 – 15h50: Panel “EMBEDDIA Project (Cross-Lingual Embeddings for Less-Represented Languages in European News Media)”  
    • Text Analysis Using Cross-lingual Embeddings: Results from the EMBEDDIA project (Senja Pollak, Jozef Stefan Institute)  
    • Natural Language Processing Online with ClowdFlows (Martin Žnidaršič, Jozef Stefan Institute)  
  • 16h00 – 16h50: Towards a Collection of Works of Digital Literature from Flanders and the Netherlands (1971–2022) (Siebe Bluijs and Lois Burke, Tilburg University).  

FRIDAY 6/05 – Online only 

  • 14h00 – 15h00: What’s a Scientific Text? Discussing literary genre by processing a digital corpus (Margherita Fantoli, KU Leuven) 

FRIDAY 6/05 – Facebook livestream (@Margento.Official

  • 22h00 – 23h30: Code Is Poetry. Intermedia Computational Performance (MARGENTO & Friends) 




Registration: HERE

See full programme including talk abstracts and presenters’ bios here: https://bit.ly/3vKBkQY.

Campus map including locations of auditoriums: https://ade-scheduler.info.ucl.ac.be/classroom/.





LITERATURE & COMPUTATION Week @ UCLouvain (May 2nd through May 6th 2022)

#Literature&Computation

co-organized by

The Altissia Chair in Digital Cultures and Ethics (UCL)

LabEL (CENTAL/UCL-KBR)

INCAL (UCL)

PLIN

Altissia





Register here and see you soon, in person (campus map) or online (register to attend on TEAMS when filling out the registration form).