Pozvánka na přednášku prof. Massima Rivy: Virtual Humanities Lab at Brown University

Dovolujeme si vás srdečně pozvat na přednášku Virtual Humanities Lab at Brown University: Implementing a Collaborative Paradigm for Interdisciplinary Research, kterou přednese prof. Massimo Riva (Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Italian Studies, Director of the Virtual Humanities Lab, Brown University) v pondělí 15. května 2017 v rámci cyklu Jinonické informační pondělky.

Začátek události: 14:10-15:40 hod.

Místo konání: hlavní budova FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2, místnost č. 317.

Abstrakt přednášky:

A crucial aspect of the digital humanities is envisioning and facilitating the emergent forms of collaborative scholarship that can take advantage of the extraordinary capabilities offered by technological developments. Established in 2004-2006, thanks to a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Virtual Humanities Lab (VHL) was configured initially as an annotation platform on which scholars scattered around the world could collaboratively engage in the editing of classic texts of the Italian humanist heritage such as, for example, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Oration On Human Dignity. The result of this first phase is a series of print publications of works by Giovanni Pico, Giovanni Boccaccio and Giovanni Villani. More recently, the VHL has expanded its range to become a portal for a series of interdisciplinary projects in the area of Italian literature, history and art history which also involve collaboration with computer scientists and digital librarians engaged in the designing of digital collections and new interactive tools for the studying and teaching of large-size historical artifacts. Primary example of this second phase is the Garibaldi Panorama and the Risorgimento project which consists in both an online archive and an interactive exploratory and curatorial tool for public displays and installations (Touch Art Gallery). Currently, the VHL’s director, M. Riva, is engaged in the designing of a digital monograph, part of the Brown University digital publishing initiative supported by a generous grant of the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

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