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Conference: Creativity and the City 1600-2000: an E-Humanities Perspective

in De Brakke Grond, 28-29 October 2016.

This international and interdisciplinary conference (28-29 October 2016) on the history of creativity and the city brings together recent research in the fields of history, arts, and digital humanities. In the last decade, scholars in the humanities and social sciences have explored the complex interplay between places and their culture using a variety of methods and approaches. The conference examines the relationship between cultural artefacts (art, books, etc.) and the urban networks and spaces in which they were conceived, (re)produced, distributed, mediated, and consumed in early modern and modern Europe. How such issues can be studied by means of existing and novel (digital) methods, as well as comparative and long-term approaches, is the second major theme of the conference.

Keynote speakers: dr. Ilja Van Damme (Antwerp University) & Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon)


The  program of the conference can be found here (more info on the presentations will soon be published in the conference booklet).


The conference will take place at Flemish Cultural Center De Brakke Grond.
The address is Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam – located in the city center.

Please note that the ThatCamp will be held in the eLab of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam (Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT, Amsterdam – also in the city center)


Registration is now open, you can register here (free of charge).

15 July 2015, sjansse3