Digital Humanities: Approaches, Perspectives, Challenges
Prof. Katherine Hayles from Duke University visits UiT to give two guest lectures on Monday September 29, 2014. In this lecture, she takes up some of the challenges and opportunities posed by new digital technologies for theories and methods of the Humanities.

10:15-11:45 at room E-06 (Centre for Peace Studies)

A recording of the lecture can be accessed here. Filming by RESULT, UiT Tromsø.

Avoiding apocalyptic as well as utopian stances, this lecture will assess the capabilities and limitations of text analytic algorithms in the digital humanities. At issue are the roles of description and interpretation in digital humanities work. Algorithms discussed will include word frequency programs, speech attribution studies, topic cluster modeling, and language learning programs. An approach will be suggested that sees cognition as an attribute of technical systems as well as human and animal brains, and a list of characteristics indicative of cognition will be presented.

The lecture is open for UiT students (MA) and staff. Please inform Holger Pötzsch (on.tiu|hcsztop.regloh#on.tiu|hcsztop.regloh) beforehand in case you intend to bring a sizeable group of students.

More info on Katherine Hayles can be found here.

The guest lectures are an initiative of the ENCODE-research plattform (UiT) and are funded by the Dept. of Culture and Literature and the Centre for Peace Studies (UiT Tromsø).

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