A meeting in Utrecht on Digital Humanities

Logo DH2019, UtrechtThis year’s international congress of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) will be held at Utrecht from July 9 to 12, 2019. The main theme of next month’s conference in Utrecht is complexities. In this post I would like to briefly announce this conference. On my legal history blog Rechtsgeschiedenis I have posted a longer contribution about DH2019, ‘De rebus digitalibus: Doing digital legal history’ from which I have taken here some elements.

At the DH2019 the way(s) complex models are created to represent complex realities is to be addressed, as are the manifold questions about digital scholarship itself on a theoretical, social and cultural level. There is a variety of networks and mazes at work in the field of digital humanities. New generations of scholars arrive, with different perspectives and skills. If this sounds almost too much of a good thing for a four-day conference, you will see that some workshops start already on July 8. It is difficult to alert you to particular parts of the program because its variety is really impressive. The main venue of DH2019 is the TivoliVredenburg music center where hosting music from many periods and styles in five concert halls has become regular business.

The ADHO, a platform of a number of organizations for digital humanities, has a number of special interest groups (SIG) which nicely show the sheer width of this field. Apart from libraries and DH currently SIG’s exist for literary stylistics, audiovisual data, global outlook, geospatial software and its uses, and for linked open data. Just looking at these subjects helps you to view digital humanities as a house with many rooms and space for more things to come.

I could not spot any contribution at DH2019 directly dealing with commentaries, glossing or more specifically with medieval legal glosses.However, I did find a lecture about paratext, ‘Laboratoire numérique pour l’étude de paratextes : l’exemple de Tacitus On Line’, to be given by Anna Garcia Fernandez and Isabelle Cogitore. It is up to any scholar to take the plunge and detect the corner or theme of a particular section of such events which seems to be the most promising.

Logo Annotated Books Online

Let me end this announcement with the links to the Digital Humanities Lab of Utrecht University, and to Annotated Books Online where this university and other Dutch institutions cooperate on a platform for digital philology. As for projects and blogs about glosses, I am sure my blogroll holds something for anyone interested in the history of glossing. Creating a section in my blogroll with links for digital humanities is one of the things I propose to do during summer. As for now hopefully there is some solace for you in my 2016 post about medieval manuscripts and digital tools.

Sommaire

Ce billet est un notice bref sur le colloque DH2019 à Utrecht en juillet 2019.

Zusammenfassung

Dieser Beitrag blickt kurzgefasst auf dem DH2019 Konferenz in Utrecht im Monat Juli 2019.

Samenvatting

In deze bijdrage wordt kort het DH2019 congres te Utrecht in juli 2019 aangekondigd.


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