Final Events of Computational Humanities projects


The final event of CEDAR will take place in the International Institute of Social History (Cruquiusweg 31, 1019 AT Amsterdam), March 24, 2016.

The project members will present the project results and will reflect on four years of research in census data harmonization and Semantic Web technology. The day will focus on the database the project delivers, the curation process behind it, the interfaces to access its contents, and the methods to maintain and extend its quality further. We will present the research developed within CEDAR in two PhD theses, analyse the fulfilment of the original goals, and propose lines for future work.

Tunes and Tales
The symposium ‘Transmission of Tunes and Tales’ will take place at Perdu (Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam), May 12-13, 2016.

In this symposium, focus will be on understanding and modelling the cultural transmission of stories and songs. Topics include the (computational) modelling of narrative contents of stories, the identity and stability of melodies in oral transmission, relationships between melody and text in singing and chanting, and so on. Visit the symposium website for more details

Elite Network Shifts
Digital Disruption in Asia: Methods and Issues
The final event of the Elite Network Shifts (ENS) project will take place at Leiden University (Hortus Botanicus), May 23-25, 2016.

Reflections from ENS researchers on the past four years of the project will be incorporated into a wider conference aimed at the Asian studies community interested in the politics of digital technologies. Details can be found at the KITLV-Digital Asia website.