Tid: 29 januari 2019, klockan 13.00-17.00
Plats: The National Library of Sweden
Anmälan: Register here

Digital Humanities Stockholm is an open arena for digital humanities centered in the Stockholm region with a national and international scope, part of a new strategic collaboration between Kungliga tekniska högskolan (the Royal Institute of Technology) and Kungliga biblioteket (the National Library of Sweden).

In 2019, Digital Humanities Stockholm will organize four–six events. These events are open to anyone. The format is flexible and will be shaped based on the theme and participants. There is a basic commitment to dialogue and to combining critical and constructive perspectives. Suggestions for themes and participants are welcome – please contact the curator, Patrik Svensson (see below for contact information).

The inaugural event for the series will take place at Kungliga biblioteket in the afternoon of January 29 (1–5 pm). Everyone welcome!

Registration required. Last day of registration 23rd January.

For information, please contact lars.bjork@kb.se



13:00-13:10 Introduction
Patrik Svensson, UCLA
Gunilla Herdenberg, National Librarian of Sweden
Sigbritt Karlsson, President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

13:10-13:25 Transient Imprints of the Past
Sverker Sörlin, KTH

13:25-14:50 Structure, Vulnerability and Uncertainty in Data
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Aarhus University
Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow
Tara McPherson, University of Southern California

14:50-15:00 The Politics of Metadata
Anna Dahlgren, Stockholm University
Karin Hansson, Stockholm University

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-15:40 The Welfare State Analyzed
Pelle Snickars, Umeå University

15:40-16:30 Concept Workshop: Distributed cultural heritage in the Arctic
Dag Avango, KTH
Albina Pashkevich, Dalarna University College
Lize-Marié van der Watt, KTH

16:30-16:50 Pervasive Humanities: Data mining of cultural heritage collections
Marc Alexander and Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow

16:50-16:55 Update on datalab.kb.se 
Miriam Nauri & Eva-Lis Green, National Library of Sweden

16:55-17:00 What is next? 

Curator/moderator: Patrik Svensson.

Invited participants

Marc Alexander is Professor of English Linguistics at University of Glasgow and Director of the Historical Thesaurus of English. His research is primarily on the study of words, meaning, and effect in English. New publication: “Reliability, unreliability, reader manipulation and plot reversals: strategies for constructing and challenging the credibility of characters in Agatha Christie’s detective fiction” (co-authored, Rethinking Language, Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honor of Michael Toolan, 2018).

Dag Avango is a researcher at KTH specializing in the relationship between resource extraction, science and geopolitics in the Polar Regions, and the effects of such interactions on environments and societies, from a long term historical perspective. He is part of the leadership of the Nordic Centre of Excellence REXSAC (Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities). New publication: “Acting artefacts: on the meanings of material culture in Antarctica” (In Antarctica and the Humanities, 2018).

Nanna Bonde Thylstrup is Assistant Professor in the Department of Aesthetics and Culture in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. She is affiliated with several large-scale collaborative research projects exploring the role of archives, infrastructures, and cultural memory institutions in the age of digitization and big data. She also does work on data waste. New publication: The Politics of Mass Digitization (MIT Press, 2019).

Anna Dahlgren is Professor of Art History at Stockholm University interested in photography, display practices, image studies and visual culture with a focus on how images and other visual expressions are produced, circulated and used and migrate between different display contexts. New Publication: Travelling Images. Looking Across the Borderlands of Art, Media and Visual Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018)

Karin Hansson is an artist and docent in Computer & Systems Sciences at Stockholm University with participatory methodologies and collaborative processes online as research focus. The common thread of her research has been a critique of the norms and values embedded in the systems and aesthetics of communication design and to develop design that accommodates differences and conflict. New publication. “Capitalizing Relationships: Modes of Participation in Crowdsourcing” (co-authored, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2018)

Lorna M. Hughes is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where she is Head of Subject at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII). Her research addresses the creation and use of digital cultural heritage for research, with a focus on collaborations between the humanities and scientific disciplines. She was University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections at the National Library of Wales 2011-2015. New publication: Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities, 2017, co-editor).

Tara McPherson is Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is Director of the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study. Her research engages the cultural dimensions of media, including the intersection of gender,race, affect and place.  She focuses on the digital humanities, early software histories, and various online communities, as well as upon the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing, learning, and authorship. New Publication: Feminist in a Software Lab: Difference + Design (Harvard UP: 2018).

Albina Pashkevich is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Dalarna University College. She is currently involved in the FORMAS funded project “Processes of representation in indigenous tourism development”. She is also Program Director for the 3-year Bachelor program International Tourism Management and leader of the REXSAC research team at Dalarna University College. New publication: “Reproducing or challenging the hegemonicmasculinities of the frontier” (co-authored, Tourism, Culture & Communication, 2018).

Pelle Snickars is Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Umeå University. His research focuses the relationship between old and new media, media economy, digitization of cultural heritage and media history. Snickars is currently PI of several projects which explore the interface between the archive, interpretation and the algorithmic. Snickars was formerly Head of Research at the National Library in Sweden. New publication: Spotify Teardown Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music (co-authored, MIT Press, 2019).

Sverker Sörlin is Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Sörlin is a scholar, policy adviser and writer with a broad interest in the formation and function of knowledge. Current research projects include historical images of Arctic futures and the environmental turn in the humanities and the social sciences. His most recent book is The Environment: A History of the Idea (2018, John Hopkins, with Paul Warde and Libby Robin).

Lize-Marié van der Watt is a researcher at KTH whose scholarship concerns histories of polar pasts and polar futures, with a focus on the intersection between the environment, science, cultural heritage and critical geopolitics in the Arctic and Antarctica. New publication: “An Environment Too Extreme? The Case of Bouvetøya” (co-authored, in Ice and Snow in the Cold War :Histories of Extreme Climatic Environments, 2018).

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