Following the successful first run of interdisciplinary Digital Humanities initiatives in 2012, the Leuven Arts Faculty, in association with the Doctoral School of the Humanities, organises another Digital Humanities two-day event in 2013. The programme consists of a public lecture by a prominent international DH expert, and a workshop presenting current Leuven research and developments.
Principal guest this year is Peter Lunenfeld, professor in the Design Media Arts Department at UCLA. His research interests include media philosophy, art history, design theory and digital humanities. He is the author of various books on the role and the use of computers in arts, media and culture and has co-authored the recent state of the art handbook Digital_Humanities (MIT Press 2012).
The workshop the day after the public lecture features DH initiatives in the Humanities and in Science & Technology at Leuven. It starts off with a lecture by Stefan Gradmann on the role of the library in DH. Gradmann was recently appointed as Director of the Leuven University Library; as a literary scholar, he is also a member of the Leuven Department of Literary Studies; as a leading expert on DH, he will play a vital role in the further consolidation and development of DH in Leuven.
After the workshop presentations, Peter Lunenfeld and Stefan Gradmann will formulate response reflections and engage in discussion with presenters and participants.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Venue: Katholieke Universiteit
Programme is available here: http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/digitalhumanities/