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Humanist Archives: Feb. 8, 2019, 6:23 a.m. Humanist 32.433 - events: digital history; agent-based modelling

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 433.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Mia Ridge 
           Subject: IHR Digital History seminar, Tuesday February 12: Panel: Ethics and Digital History, with Kelly Foster, Sharon Webb, Julianne Nyhan, Kathryn Eccles (117)

    [2]    From: Frederik.Schaff@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
           Subject: Announcing Forum ReSoc (March 21st): Agent-based Models in Archaeology: Are there Limits? (43)

        Date: 2019-02-07 21:07:24+00:00
        From: Mia Ridge 
        Subject: IHR Digital History seminar, Tuesday February 12: Panel: Ethics and Digital History, with Kelly Foster, Sharon Webb, Julianne Nyhan, Kathryn Eccles

The conveners of the IHR Digital History Seminar hope to see you at our
first seminar for 2019:

Panel: Ethics and Digital History, with Kelly Foster, Sharon Webb,
Julianne Nyhan, Kathryn Eccles

Methods and practices in digital history present ethical challenges: how we
do share without imposing? how we do connect without exposing? how do we
model without abstracting? how do we use material collected without the
possibility of gaining consent?

This panel brings together historians working in digital history to present
reflections on different aspects of ethical practice. The ensuing panel
discussion will ask what roles ethics plays in digital history work and
what role it should play in the future.

Dr Eccles outlines the challenges and opportunities of using social data to
understand histories, and engagement with History, using both text and
image. Just because we can access data, doesn’t necessarily mean that we
should.  How do we justify these choices? This talk will discuss ethics
in the context of data mining social media content, with particular
reference to working in partnership.

Dr Webb will reflect on her current work with Queer in Brighton, a
community organisation and project in Brighton, and on efforts to create a
digital archive with community involvement. It considers some of the
obstacles related to archiving content of this nature and highlights the
necessity for institutions, like universities, to engage in programmes to
support community archives whilst protecting their autonomy.

Dr Nyhan is drawing on her oral history research to reflect on the ethical
aspects of using oral history methodologies to research the 'hidden'
histories of Digital Humanities. Among other questions she will ask: who
'owns' oral history interviews and transcripts? What are the implications
of being an 'insider' of the (academic) community one is seeking to
research? What about the ethical issues that can occur 'downstream' of oral
history research, for example, the use of contingent labour to provide
research assistance and interview transcription?

Session chair: James Baker

Speaker biographies

Kathryn Eccles is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, a
multidisciplinary department of the University of Oxford dedicated to
understanding life online. Her work is largely focussed on the impacts of
new technologies on public and scholarly engagement with cultural heritage.
Current projects include Cabinet, a platform for deepening engagement with
objects through 3D imaging and AR technology, and a Knowledge Exchange
project with English Heritage examining the potential for using social
media to understand engagement with heritage sites.

Kelly Foster is a public historian, working both online and “on road” as
a London Blue Badge Guide. She is the chapter lead for Creative Commons UK
and founding organiser of AfroCROWD UK, an initiative to encourage more
people of African heritage to contribute to Wikipedia and it’s sister
projects. She has worked with community/independent archives in London for
over 15 years and is a founding member of TRANSMISSION, a collective of
archivists and historians of African descent.

Julianne Nyhan is Associate Professor of Digital Information Studies in
the Department of Information Studies, UCL, where she leads the Digital
Humanities MA/MSc programme. Nyhan is also the Deputy Director of the UCL
Centre for Digital Humanities and is on the Leadership group of the UCL
Centre for Critical Heritage. She is currently finishing a book about the
overlooked and devalued feminized labour that underpinned the Index
Thomisticus project of Roberto Busa, whence Digital Humanities is believed
to have developed.

Sharon Webb is a Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of
Sussex, History Department and a member of the Sussex Humanities Lab. She
is a digital humanities practitioner with a background in requirements/user
analysis, digital preservation, digital archiving, text encoding and
data modelling. Her current research interests include community archives
and identity, with a special interest in LGBTQ+ archives, social network
analysis (method and theory), and research data management. She holds a
British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2018.
Attend in-person or online

This seminar is 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Online (live or afterwards) -  see the seminar page
or YouTube channel
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLBI7fD7EQmu652Pr_oWEYw) for links

In person - John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd floor, Institute for Historical
Research. The IHR is in the North block of Senate House, University of
London. Find Senate House on Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.

To keep in touch, follow us on Twitter (@IHRDigHist
) or via the hashtag #dhist.

Upcoming seminars are listed on our website
(https://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/). Our next seminar on Tuesday 26
February 2019 features Lauren Kassell (Cambridge) -- The Casebooks 
Project: sixteenth century English medical records

We look forward to seeing you at a seminar soon, whether in person or\n\n

Best regards,

The IHR Digital History seminar conveners - Melodee Beals
(Loughborough), James Baker (Sussex), Tessa Hauswedell (UCL), and Richard
Deswarte (UEA), Mia Ridge (British Library), Justin Colson (Essex), Matthew
Shaw (IHR).

Check out my book! http://bit.ly/CrowdsourcingOurCulturalHeritage
P.S. I mostly use this address for list mail and don't check it daily

        Date: 2019-02-07 11:29:11+00:00
        From: Frederik.Schaff@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
        Subject: Announcing Forum ReSoc (March 21st): Agent-based Models in Archaeology: Are there Limits?

We proudly announce the first Forum ReSoc "Agent-based Models in
Archaeology: Are there Limits? (http:www.resoc.deForum1.html) 
featuring Edmund Chattoe-Brown (University of Leicester) and Marc 
Vander Linden (University of Cambridge) as key-note speakers.

What is the role of agent-based modelling for archaeology? How does ABM
contribute to interdisciplinary work and vice versa, how do different
practices in the disciplines affect the way in which ABM is practised?

Following two key-notes by Edmund Chattoe-Brown and Marc Vander
Linden, a panel composed by Iza Romanowska (Barcelona Supercomputing
Center), Maria Ivanova-Bieg (Heidelberg University) and Michael Roos
(Ruhr-University Bochum) will discuss these issues together with the
speakers. We also invite the audience to comment and ask questions.

The Forum will be moderated by Maja Gori & Frederik Schaff
(Ruhr-University Bochum, ReSoc - Resources in Societies Leibniz
Postdoctoral School).

We invite students and researchers of all disciplines as well as the
general public to join the event in Bochum on March 21^st ! Please
note that if you will not make it in person, you can watch the live
stream of the event on YouTube.

More information at: http:forum.resoc.de (http:forum.resoc.de)

Twitter: @ReSocBochum (https:twitter.comReSocBochum) 

See you in Bochum!

Maja Gori & Frederik Schaff


Dr. Frederik Schaff
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Faculty of Business & Economics
Institute of Macroeconomics (Prof. M. Roos)
Project Resources in Society (coop with DBM)
E-mail: Frederik.Schaff@rub.de
Phone:  0234-32-25329 (RUB) or 0234-282538-18 (DBM)
WWW: l.rub.de83c0dcbe

Forum-ReSoc-March19.pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/42603/att00/ 

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