[open-humanities] Fwd: Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web, ESF-COST Conference - Call for applications/papers

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Jul 20 18:23:22 UTC 2010

This one also looks very interesting! ;-)

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Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web
ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, 9-14 October 2010

Chair: Hubertus Kohle - Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich,
Deutsches Historisches Institut, DE Programme Committee: Claudine
Moulin - Trier University, DE & Lea Rojola - University of Turku, FI

Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to
profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do
research. It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers
revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to
instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has
repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a
collaborative Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0 as well as its
offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making The aim
of this conference is to bring together art historians and other
researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the
intersection between the web and collaborative research processes, via
an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the
history of art and beyond.
The conference will not only be an occasion to exchange ideas and
present relevant projects in the field, but, with contributions
spanning from art history (and digital art) to philosophy and cultural
studies, from psychology and sociology of knowledge to computer
graphics, from semiotics to curatorial practices it will offer a
unique forum for the representation of both diversified and
complementary approaches to the topic of Networked humanities.

Conference format:
* lectures by invited high level speakers
* short talks by young & early stage researchers
* poster sessions, round table and open discussion periods
* forward look panel discussion about future developments

Invited Speakers will include:
Ira Assent - Aaalborg University, DK
Data Mining and the Social Web
Erik Champion - Massey University Auckland, NZ
Game-Based Learning in Collaborative Virtual Worlds
Matteo d'Alfonso - Università di Bologna, IT
Linked Data & Semantic Web technologies for the Humanities
Patrick Danowski - CERN Geneva, CH
"Collaborative filtering" and Social Networks
Francesca Gallo - University of Rome "La Sapienza", IT
>From local networks to the web: Artistic research after Les Immatériaux
Charlie Gere - University of Lancaster, UK
Touch, community and the digital
Gudrun Gersmann - German Historical Institute Paris, FR
Networked publication
Guenther Goerz - University of Erlangen, DE
A framework for semantic object representation, knowledge processing,
and scholarly communication
Halina Gottlieb - Interactive Institute, Kista, SE
Designing support activities for the interdiscplinary collaboration in
Digital Art History
Gerhard Nauta - Universiteit Leiden, NL
Do you see what we've seen? Using many eyes in search of similarities
in the visual arts
Robert Stein - Indianapolis Museum of Arts, US Crowd-Sourcing Art
History: Research and Application of Social Tagging for Museums

A good number of grants are available for young researchers to cover
the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant
requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the
paragraph 'Grant application' of the application form.

Full conference programme and application form accessible online from

ESF-COST Contact for further information: Zuzana Vercinska -
Zuzana.Vercinska at cost.eu

Closing date for applications: 18 July 2010.

This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF)
in partnership with COST European Cooperation in Science and

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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