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Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure Symposium — April 30 and May 1

April 30, 2013 @ 12:00 am - May 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am

In a two-day symposium, April 30 and May 1, humanities scholars and practitioners at the University of Michigan and other universities will discuss how to adapt and adopt cyberinfrastructure – both organizational and technological – for their own research. “Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure” will showcase current research and scholarship and explore the opportunities for digitally-assisted humanities scholarship to flourish at Michigan. Professor Patrick Svensson, director of the HUMlab at Sweden’s Umeå University, is the invited guest speaker.

The symposium includes two public events:

Tuesday, April 30 Hatcher Library Gallery

10 a.m. – Coffee reception

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Library Lightning Talks

Libraries are emerging as collaboratories for interdisciplinary research and are important partners in fostering digitally-assisted humanities scholarship. In ten Library Lightning Talks, a wide variety of stakeholders in interdisciplinary humanities research and learning will speak on the MLibrary’s academic technology group, digital publishing, spatial and numeric data, Michigan State University’s MATRIX department and more.

Wednesday, May 1 Rackham Assembly Hall, Fourth Floor

9 a.m. – Continental breakfast welcome reception

10 to 11:30 a.m. – Patrik Svensson on The Humanistiscope: Exploring the Situatedness of Humanities Cyberinfrastructure

Patrik Svensson is a professor in the humanities and information technology, and director of HUMlab at Umeå University in Sweden. 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 talk will focus on cyberinfrastructure, research infrastructure, or e-science, within the sphere of humanities.

This free public event is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Information, Advanced Research Computing at U-M (ARC)/ORCI, the Institute for the Humanities, and MLibrary. For more information, visit http://www.si.umich.edu/newsandevents/event/exploring-humanities-cyberinfrastructure or email Christopher Leeder at cleeder@umich.edu


April 30, 2013 @ 12:00 am
May 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am
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