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The Japanese Digital Humanities Digest “DHM” sums up the Oslo seminar

If you read Japanese, then here is a summary of the Oslo seminar on Digital Humanities translated by Kiyonori Nagasaki and published in the Digital Humanities Monthly, Nr. 25, Sep 2013 (scroll almost to end of page):



Blogpost about the seminar by keynote speaker Jan Christoph Meister

In his blogpost from June 16, 2012, Jan Christoph Meister sums up his impressions of the Ph.D. seminar. Meister gave an insightful and fascinating keynote lecture on “What Propp Probably Really Had in Mind, But Didn’t Dare to Think: Toward an Applied Computational Narratology” and presented his recent projects CATMA, CLÈA and heureCLÈA. – Thanks again for your talk and discussions!

A Blogpost by Jill Walker Rettberg about the PhD seminar

Jill Walker Rettberg – jill/txt –, professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen, sums up her impressions of our PhD seminar on DH in this blogpost and raises the issue of visibility as a Norwegian or even Nordic network of DH practitioners, projects and institutions. We are working on that front! We are forming a research group at the University of Oslo‘s Faculty of Humanities right now!

Already in the news: short article in Forskerforum 6 – 2013

The latest issue of Forskerforum. Tidsskrift for Forskerforbundet (Nr. 6 – 2013) featured a short article about the PhD seminar and the future of the humanities.

Under the title “Forskningstrender: Er humanioras framtid digital?” (Research trends: Is the future of the humanities digital?) they write on page 12:

„Det engelske begrepet og forskningsfeltet «digital humanities (DH)» er et hett tema i internasjonal humanistisk forskning, nå også i Norge. DH kan bety å analysere betydningen som nye medier og IKT har i kulturen og samfunnet, men også å skape ny teknologi og anvende den for å besvare typiske humanistiske problemstillinger. Vil dagens humaniora utfordres av dette nye feltet? 14.–15. juni arrangerer universitetet i Oslo doktorgradsseminaret «What are Digital Humanities?».”
(The English term and disciplinary field “digital humanities” is a hot topic in international humanities research and now also in Norway. DH could mean to investigate the importance that new media and information and communication technology (IKT) have in culture and society but could also mean to create and develop new technology and use it to find solutions to problems that are characteristic for the humanities. Are today’s humanities going to be challenged by this new discipline? The University of Oslo arranges a PhD seminar on “What are Digital Humanities?” on June 14–15.)

Slight changes to the Programme / last chance to register!

The PhD seminar is approaching and registration for participants is still open until Monday June 10 via nettskjema. The more people join and participate in lively discussions, the keynotes, talks and presentations, the better the seminar will be for all of us!

There have been some slight changes to the programme, a little re-arrangement of presentations in the middle section of both days. The presentation of Norsk Ordbok 2014 will now be on Friday June 14. Unfortunately, the keynote on Perspectives on Digital Literature had to be canceled but there will be a presentation of HUMlab – the Umeå University’s Digital Humanities, Arts, and Information Technology Institute by Emma Ewadotter instead. We are looking forward to listening to her talk on Saturday June 15!

Immediately following the last coffee & cake break on Saturday June 15, ca. 14:45 there will be an organisational discussion – open to the public and to all who are interested – about forming a digital humanities research and interest group at the University of Oslo and beyond. Its aim is to gather those at the Faculty of Humanities and its many different institutes who are already doing digital humanities (maybe without calling it so) or are planning to engage in digital humanities research, teaching, and practice. A possible outcome of this gathering, besides getting to know each other and learning of ongoing and forthcoming projects at UiO/HF, could be to establish a steering group and a regular (monthly or bi-monthly) informal meeting and look into the matter of integration and visibility of dh at our faculty.

Looking forward to meeting you at Niels Treschows Hus, room 1224 (Niels Henrik Abels vei 36) on Blindern Campus on June 14-15, 2013!