Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure Day 2: Patrik Svensson Lecture, "The Humanistiscope"


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  • Speaker: Patrik Svensson
  • Host Department: Digital Currents
  • Date: 05/01/2013
  • Time: 9:00AM

  • Location: Rackham Amphitheater, 915 E. Washington

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    Patrik Svensson

  • Description:

    Note: This two-day event takes place at a different location each day.

    Cyberinfrastructure is the network of enabling technologies, digital content, expertise, equipment, software, training, and other resources that facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. How can humanities scholars and practitioners at the University of Michigan adapt and adopt cyberinfrastructure – both organizational and technological - for their research?  “Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure” will showcase current research and scholarship and explore the opportunities for digitally-assisted humanities scholarship to flourish at Michigan. By bringing together a wide variety of existing and potential stakeholders in interdisciplinary research and learning in the humanities disciplines, the program will engage the Michigan community in a conversation about some of the key issues surrounding cyberinfrastructure (physical, human, and technological) for humanities research and scholarship.

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    Wednesday, May 1

    9-10am: Continental breakfast welcome reception: Rackham Assembly Hall (4th Floor)

    10-11:30am: Patrik Svensson: "The Humanistiscope: Exploring the Situatedness of Humanities Cyberinfrastructure," Rackham Amphitheatre (4th Floor)

    This talk will focus on cyberinfrastructure, research infrastructure or e-science within the sphere of humanities. It argues that the humanities need to set their own infrastructural agenda based on the humanities as a project, scholarly challenges in the disciplines, and through a deeper connection

    Patrik Svensson is a professor in the humanities and information technology, and director of HUMlab at Umeå University. As the director of HUMlab, Svensson is deeply engaged in facilitating cross-sectional meetings and innovation, in the future of the humanities and the university, in reaching out to others, and in the intersection of the humanities, culture and information technology. Svensson's research interests span information technology and learning, research infrastructure, screen cultures, and the digital humanities as an emerging field. In 2012, the Digital Humanities Quarterly published the final installation in his four-series articles on the digital humanities. Currently he is working on two book projects on the digital humanities, a university-wide initiative to create ‘interactive environments’ across the campus, and starting a research company.

    Co-sponsored by the School of Information, the Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure, MLibrary, and the Institute for the Humanities.