Topic: science & letters

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SASS Conference 2013, including a track about Digital Humanities

SASS – Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study SASS is an association of scholars and others interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of … Continue reading


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How EGI is supporting digital cultural heritage

EGI brings together a platform of computing resources from centres across Europe. Many of these have experience in providing services for the DCH research community. EGI is now building on this heritage as a partner in the DCH-RP project and participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Cyprus. Continue reading


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MEMORIA/FUTURO, a project about innovation for cultural heritage

The project is organized as a set of coordinated events and traveling exhibitions, to present the commitment of Italian community of science and technology in the field of preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage. This initiative was developed within the framework of activities for the implementation of the Agenda of the European Research, in the JPI “Cultural Heritage”, and it features a fruitful collaboration between the research/education ministry MIUR and culture ministry MIBAC. Continue reading


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Visualizing data as if under a microscope

Artist by trade, Francesca Samsel, uses the highest resolution visualization system in the world, at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), US, to showcase scientific data in a highly accessible, but accurate way. “Art gives you an inroad to a larger understanding,” says Samsel . Continue reading


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ASPIRE foresight study topic reports published

Beside Medicine, Physics and Science, data handling and storage represent big challenges also to cultural heritage and art. In the Aspire report, interesting contributions come from dr. Antonella Fresa as for digital cultural heritage, and from Gill Davies as for distributed music performance. Continue reading


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DigitalHumanities @Arts.Leuven

From September 19th to 21st, 2012 the Faculty of Arts organizes a workshop on Digital Humanities. The workshop is open to researchers and students from inside as well as outside KU Leuven. Currently a call for posters is open. Continue reading


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Digital Humanities, a professor’s point of view

A very interesting piece just appeared on Fast Company digital edition, by Adam Bluestein. He had an interview with dr. Stefan Sinclair, associate professor of digital humanities at McGill University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in Montreal Canada. Continue reading


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KU Leuven: ancient tradition and modern technologies

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven bears the double honor of being the oldest existing Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. KU Leuven combines a rich tradition with top research & technology. There are more than 38.000 students, about 2000 academic staff and more than 4000 junior researchers. Continue reading


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Perseus Digital Library for Humanities, and more

Perseus Digital Library Project offers to students and researchers access and tools for a wide range of digitized contents related to Greek and Roman literature, history and archaeology. It is a best practice example of digital tools enhancing knowledge and culture, helping education and research. Continue reading


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Online speaking dictionaries for preservation

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages and National Geographic Society cooperate into this project “Enduring Voices” which strives to preserve endangered languages by documenting the languages and cultures with the most unique, poorly understood, or threatened indigenous languages. Continue reading