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LP-15: Long Paper Session
Thursday, 10/Aug/2017:
8:00am - 9:30am

Session Chair: Paige Courtney Morgan
Location: Bronfman 002
Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest

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Mechanizing the Humanities? King’s Digital Lab as Critical Experiment

Paul Caton1, Ginestra Ferraro1, Luis Figueira1, Elliott Hall1, Neil Jakeman1, Pam Mellen1, Anna-Maria Sichani2, James Smithies1, Miguel Vieira1, Tim Watts1, Carina Westling1

1King's College London, United Kingdom; 2Huygens ING, Netherlands

King’s Digital Lab (KDL) builds on a 30-year legacy in digital humanities at King’s College London. The lab represents one half of a new digital humanities model, in conjunction with the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH). KDL provides software development and infrastructure to departments in the faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social Science and Public Policy, focusing on software engineering and implementing the systems and processes needed to produce high quality digital scholarly outputs. The department focuses on delivering quality teaching to its postgraduate students and growing cohort of undergraduates, and producing research outputs in line with its status as an academic department. In combination KDL and DDH include close to 40 staff, host 160 projects, served 130 million webpage views in 2014, and teach over 200 students.

Negotiating Meaning and Value: Institutional Research Assistantships, Digital Projects, and Art History

Julia Polyck-O'Neill1, Molly Kalkstein2

1Brock University, Canada; 2University of Arizona, USA

Our presentation seeks to use our personal experiences working on digital projects in and related to Digital Art History (DAH) as a mode of analyzing and assessing the current state of the field from the perspective of the paid contract worker. As graduate students with minimal formal training in the Digital Humanities (DH), but with an avid interest in developing our theoretical and methodological knowledge, our contribution to this emergent and continuously evolving conversation is of value to academic researchers planning and undertaking large-scale digital research projects. Because we also seek to contextualize some of the issues we have encountered in the intersections (and interstices) between DAH and DH tools and methods, our study speaks to how these align, or resist aligning, within the conditions of academic institutional realities, where we, as graduate students in Art History, are negotiating the differences between traditional and digital approaches to the discipline.

Huma-Num : Une infrastructure française pour les Sciences Humaines et Sociales. Stratégie, organisation et fonctionnement

Nicolas Larrousse, Olivier Baude, Adeline Joffres, Stéphane Pouyllau

CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Sienctifique), France

La recherche en sciences humaines et sociales vit un tournant numérique qui provoque une évolution sensible des pratiques de recherche. Cette transformation nécessite une infrastructure pour accompagner ces nouveaux besoins.

La TGIR Huma-Num est une infrastructure française pour la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales. Elle vise à fournir différents services et à accompagner les équipes de recherche durant leurs projets numériques.

La structure de Huma-Num comporte trois axes :

  • La création et le soutien de cercles d’expertises pour permettre une appropriation à partir d’une concertation collective dans les communautés
  • La fourniture et la maintenance de services technologiques associés à du soutien pour la curation des données
  • La participation à des infrastructures Européennes et des projets internationaux.

Par ses différentes composantes, Huma-Num met en œuvre une infrastructure au sens élargi du terme. Outre les aspects technologiques, elle doit favoriser le développement de compétences, mais aussi la gestion de la pérennité et de la réutilisation des données de la recherche.

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