Comparative Innovations Workshop- Call for Participants- May 24th, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London /AHRC Forms of Innovation Project
contact email: 
comparativeinnovations@formsofinnovation.com

Comparative literature, by its multidisciplinary nature, may be well matched to innovation in the digital humanities. In Britain the subject is expanding yearly, with more and more students choosing to undergo training in an area that embraces many different languages and disciplines, ranging from aesthetics to neuroscience, from classical studies to philosophies of technology.

To facilitate the growth of trans-disciplinary studies, we propose the creation of a digital hub, or interactive social media database of interdisciplinary scholars in Britain. This would enable researchers to come together in informal conversation on their topics, as a springboard towards more formal collaboration. Because interdisciplinary literary studies is a fast evolving area in the humanities, we feel it is vital that the hub promotes and engages with, as well as problematizes, cutting edge technological innovation. To this end, this one day workshop will comprise three complementary elements and a roundtable: a session on collaboration with digital humanities, a workshop on how to create and maintain such a hub, a series of presentations on cutting edge innovations in digital technologies that might contribute to our area in the future, and a final discussion, in which we tackle the implications,both helpful and problematic, of these advances for the future of comparative research.

Workshop Leaders / Convenors:
Dr Faith Lawrence, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Stuart Dunn, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Michael Firman, Graduate Researcher, UCL Dept of Computer Science
Antonio García Castañeda, UCL Dept of Computer Science, Centre for Digital Humanities, Griphos Project
Dr Rosa Mucignat, Department of Comparative Literature, King's College London
Catherine Crossley, Masters Researcher, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

Registration:
If you would like to participate in this workshop, please complete our online registration form by Friday, May 17th 2013

Workshop Schedule:
09.30-10.00
Registration and coffee

10.00-10.15
Introduction and welcoming remarks

10.15-11.45
Session One: Digital Collaborations in the Humanities. Speaker: Dr Faith Lawrence, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London

11.45-12.00
Coffee

12.00-13.30
Skills workshop panel: Co-ordinator: Stuart Dunn, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London

13.30-14.30
Lunch

14.30-16.00
Showcase of contemporary innovations in digital technologies. Presentation 1: Automated analysis of Rhyme: Michael Firman, Graduate Researcher, UCL Department of Computer Science and National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. Presentation 2: Automatic Reconstruction of Fresco Fragments. Antonio García Castañeda, UCL Dept of Computer Science, Centre for Digital Humanities, Griphos Project. Presentation 3: Digital Cartographies: Digitalizing the Medieval Mappa Mundi. Catherine Crossley, Masters Research Student, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London.

16.00-16.15
Coffee

16.15-17.00
Problematizing Innovation: Roundtable discussion featuring panelists and Dr. Rosa Mucignat, Department of Comparative Literature, King's College London

17.00-18.00
Wine Reception

cfp categories: 
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
professional_topics
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond