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Richard Rogers in Mexico

Digital Humanities Keynote and Fake News Workshop, March 27

Richard Rogers gave the Digital Humanities keynote at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico on 27 March 2017, and his lecture was covered in three national and local newspapers. Later that week he also gave a digital methods workshop on fake news at the Mexico City campus of the same university. Mexico has elections next year, and researchers in the humanities and social sciences are preparing to study fake news, filter bubbles and meme machines. Read more in the Mexican newspapers: MILENIO Horacero Nota Norte online >

Maarten Doorman bijzonder hoogleraar

Historische Cultuur van Duitsland: filosofie, kunst en literatuur aan de Vrije Universiteit

De rector magnificus van de Vrije Universiteit en de decaan van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen nodigen u van harte uit tot het bijwonen van de openbare zitting van het College van Decanen op 26 april a.s., waarin de heer prof. dr. F.M. Doorman, benoemd vanwege het Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam (DIA) tot bijzonder hoogleraar Historische Cultuur van Duitsland: filosofie, kunst en literatuur, zijn ambt hoopt te aanvaarden met het uitspreken van de rede BILDUNG IN HET LABYRINT VAN DE ROMANTIEK. Plaats: de aula van de Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105. Tijd: woensdag 26 april 2017, om 15.45 uur precies.     >

This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice.

Lectures on exceptional film restorations, April 3 to May 15 in EYE

From April 3 to May 15, Monday afternoon, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the UvA) addresses recent restoration projects and presentation forms of film heritage, varying from pre-cinema to recent experimental films and Hollywood classics. Besides regular film projections in cinemas, the lectures cover exhibitions and alternative presentation formats. Each session features a guest speaker, a Q&A and film screenings, often accompanied by live music. eyefilm.nl/thisisfilm >

‘Emerald Transmutations’ van Patrica Pisters e.a. op

Alchemy Film Festival, March 2-5, Hawick Scotland

Film Emerald Transmutations, by Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman & Patricia Pisters. Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Alchemy Film & Arts was founded in 2010 and has produced six editions of the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. The festival is produced in partnership with Heart of Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. Alchemy Film & Arts also engages in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking residencies, filmmaking symposia, international and rural touring programmes, and community filmmaking initiatives. The films included in the programme are the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project called ‘The Audiovisual Essay: a digital methodology... >

Van Gogh on Demand -On Making and Faking in China

December 1, 17-19 u. Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2.

What constitutes the real, and what the fake, and why do such distinctions matter that much, not only in contemporary art but also in everyday life? And why is China especially haunted by a discourse of making, as the alleged factory of the world, and faking, as perpetually infringing on copyrights? Dafen is a village located in Shenzhen, in the South of China. It is the place where Van Goghs are being made on demand, where one can order a Mona Lisa with the face of your daughter, or a Mondriaan in the colours that match your sofa. It is the place, also, where around 70% of all the ubiquitous art that we find globally in hotels is being produced. In this event, Winnie Wong (UC Berkeley), acclaimed author of Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (University of Chicago Press, 2014) presents the history and working of Dafen,... >

De platformsamenleving

Strijd om publieke waarden in een online wereld. Trippenhuis, 1 dec. 18:00-20:00

De snelle opkomst van online platformen, zoals Facebook en Uber, heeft velen geïnspireerd tot euforische verhalen over de ‘participatiemaatschappij’ en de ‘deeleconomie’. Wat vaak onderbelicht blijft, is de ‘sturende’ rol die deze platformen spelen in de organisatie van het maatschappelijk verkeer. Wie garandeert de behartiging van publieke belangen in de platformsamenleving? Tijdens deze bijeenkomst, waarbij de publicatie De platformsamenleving: Strijd om publieke waarden in een online wereld wordt gepresenteerd, verkennen experts de sturende werking van platformen in enkele maatschappelijke domeinen, zoals vervoer, journalistiek en hoger onderwijs. José van Dijck, president KNAW en hoogleraar mediastudies, UvA Koen Frenken, hoogleraar innovatiestudies, Universiteit Utrecht Thomas Poell, universitair docent nieuwe media, UvA Corien Prins, hoogleraar recht en informatisering, Tilburg University Martijn de Waal, onderzoeker bij het lectoraat Play & Civic Media, HvA Tamara Witschge, universitair hoofddocent journalistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Meer op website KNAW U bent van harte welkom bij dit symposium. Deelname is gratis,... >

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

in De Brakke Grond, 28-29 Oktober 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) Program The  program of the conference can be found here (more info on the presentations will soon be... >

THATCamp Amsterdam 2016 E-Lab BG1

27 oktober 10:00-17:00 uur

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.  An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory. THATCamp Amsterdam 2016 is organised in collaboration with the Creativity and the City Conference at the University of Amsterdam. This conference is an initiative of CREATE, the digital humanities group within research group ACHI, the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity. THATCamp Amsterdam 2016 will be helt on 27 October 2016 at the University of Amsterdam in building BG1 in the ‘E-Lab’: room number... >

ACHI Jaardag met Prof. Aleida Assmann

27 September, 13:00-17:30, Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, A'dam

Programma 13:00-13:30 Welcome with coffee and tea 13:30-13:45 Dr. Christian Noack (European Studies) Retrotopia: Russian Commemorations of Crimea’s Past 13:45-14:00 Dr. Patricia Lulof (Archaeology) The Acquarossa Memory Project: Reconstructing an Etruscan Town 14:00-14:15 Dr. Paul Bijl (Dutch Literature) Postcolonial Memory Activism: Restaging Anticolonial Resistance 14:15-14:30 Dr. Zuzanna Dziuban (Cultural Studies) Post-Holocaust Necromancy 14:30-14:45 Discussion 14:45-15:00 Coffee break 15:00-15:10 Prof. Julia Noordegraaf (Heritage and Digital Culture) Introduction 15:10-16:00 Prof. Aleida Assmann (English and Literary Studies, University of Konstanz) Transnational Memory and the Construction of History through Mass Media 16:00-16:15 Prof. Frank van Vree (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation), Dr. Chiara de Cesari (European Studies) and Prof. Rob van der Laarse (Cultural Studies) Comments 16:15-16:30 Discussion 16:30-16:40 Valedictory statement in honor of Prof. Pim den Boer by Rob van der Laarse 16:40-17:30 Drinks Transnational Memory and the Construction of History through Mass Media A ‘transnational turn’ has been announced by historians and... >

Richard Rogers geïnterviewd in krant in Hong Kong

Digital Methods Research Summit Chinese University of Hong Kong Augustus 2016

Richard Rogers interviewed in the Hong Kong newspaper, Ming Pao. Richard Rogers appeared in Ming Pao, the quality Hong Kong newspaper, on the 28th of August 2016, and spoke about the expectations surrounding social media as anticipatory space in the run up to the Hong Kong elections in September. The article asks how Umbrella Movement candidates, together with the localists, pan-democrats and pro-establishment factions, organise themselves in social media and how they might fare in the voting. In particular it asks, are Facebook activity measures related to opinion polls? The question was taken up in the first Digital Methods Research Summit, held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Rogers, together with Jack Qiu, co-convened the Summit and the subsequent data sprint, which also had projects undertaken to study garment worker advocacy, the initiative to pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central (in the heart of Hong Kong) as well as the... >