Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age

David Berry & Anders Fagerjord, Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age,Polity Press, 2017. 

Berry and Fagerjord provide a compelling guide, exploring the history, intellectual work, key arguments and ideas of this emerging discipline. They also offer an important critique, suggesting ways in which the humanities can be enriched through computing, but also how cultural critique can transform the digital humanities.

Heritage, Transmission and Digital Humanities, 21 avril – Paris Sorbonne

Dans le cadre du séminaire EPHN,  la prochaine session, le 21 avril, aura lieu à Paris Sorbonne sous la forme d’un workshop de 9h30 à 17h. La rencontre aura lieu Esc. G, 3rd floor, salle J.636.
Organisée par Laurent Châtel (csti-HDEA EA 4086) avec l’assistance de l’équipe du séminaire EPHN, Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, Lauric Henneton et Suzanne Dumouchel, la journée s’intéresse aux dimensions d’héritage et de transmission par le biais des Humanités Numériques.

10h “Mobile Technology and the Transmission of Heritage” Daniele Agostini (Paris-Sorbonne University & University of Padua)
10h40 “Digital Story Telling and Heritage” Corrado Petrucco (University of Padua)
11h20 “Prior Park grotto Reconstructed” John Tredennick (Atkins Brisol/ University of Bath)
12h00 “HistoPad and the augmented visit of Heritage” Bruno de Se Moreira (Histovery)
Lunch break
14h “Mobile technology in education: the case of healthcare training” Niall Winters (University of Oxford)
14h40 “Designs for learning using mobile technologies: heritage contexts” Kevin Walker (Royal College of Art, London)
15h20 “Exploring the potential of tangible, embodied and multisensory museum visiting experiences” Areti Damala (University of Strathclyde, Paris 8 University)
16h Roundtable and conclusion
16h15 Homage to Marie-Madeleine Martinet and drinks.

(Dé)construire l’histoire numérique, dhnord2017

Les 27-29 novembre 2017, la Maison européenne des sciences de l’homme et de la société (MESHS) organise à Lille la quatrième édition de DHnord, une manifestation scientifique annuelle consacrée aux humanités numériques. 

Pour l’édition 2017,en collaboration avec le Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) de l’université du Luxembourg le thème sera « (Dé)construire l’histoire numérique | (De)constructing Digital History ».
Propositions, en français ou en anglais, jusqu’au 31 mai prochain à soumettre sur le site de l’événement.

Nouvelle revue en Humanités numériques

La revue « Analyses et méthodes formelles pour les humanités numériques » (MODOC), souhaite offrir aux scientifiques une tribune pluridisciplinaire et interdisciplinaire autour des Humanités Numériques, destinée à faire connaître des travaux concernant l’étude des documents numériques et de leurs contenus, ceci indépendamment du canal de communication utilisé : écrit, parole, langue des signes, ou du support : texte, image ou vidéo.
MODOC sollicite des contributions portant sur des travaux d’analyse ou des états de l’art en relation avec l’impact qu’a la dimension numérique sur la création, la dissémination et l’utilisation des documents, aussi bien que des articles sur les modèles développés autour des documents numériques.

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Web domains workshop (Aarhus, december 2016)

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Cfp Journal Internet histories : submissions open

capture-decran-2016-10-04-a-17-30-56Find out how to submit to the journal at

The title of the journal, Internet Histories , suggests there is not one single and fixed Internet history going straight from Arpanet to the Internet as we know it today, from United States to a world-wide network. Rather, there are multiple local, regional and national paths and a variety of ways that the internet has been imagined, designed, used, shaped, and regulated around the world. Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society aims to publish a range of scholarship that examines the global and internetworked nature of the digital world as well as situated histories that account for diverse local contexts.

CfP Researchers, practitioners and the archived web

A two-day conference, University of London, United Kingdom, 14–15 June 2017

The second biennial RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials) conference.

Organised by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the British Library, The National Archives of the UK, the Oxford Internet Institute, Aarhus University, L’Institut des sciences de la communication (CNRS, Paris-Sorbonne, UPMC), L3S Research Center – Leibniz University Hannover, the Royal Library, Denmark, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, L’Institut national de l’audiovisuel and Aix-Marseille University.

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Digital Tools and Techniques for the Adventurous Historian

Un aperçu de quelques possibilités, travaux et outils issu d’un workshop organisé par le History Council of South Australia  pour le SA History Festival 2016 et tenu à la State Library of South Australia, le 10 mai 2016.

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AOIR Pre-conference – 404 History Not Found: Challenges in Internet History and Memory Studies

aoir2016AoIR routinely hosts several preconference workshops before the main conference. Attendees must register to attend a preconference; the price of the preconference is included as part of the main conference. All workshops will be held on October 5th.


voir la liste des pré-conférences 

Parmi elle celle organisée par Camille Paloque-Bergès (HT2S Cnam, membre de Web90 ) et Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia):

404 History Not Found: Challenges in Internet History and Memory Studies

How did the Internet become relevant in today’s culture and politics? How were its codes and rules—whether technical, social or cultural—constructed, challenged, and normalized? How did net culture become a mass phenomenon of global importance? To understand why and how the “Internet rules” today, it is essential that we look back at the internet’s past. In this pre-conference, we will discuss the specific theoretical and methodological challenges that arise in the study of the internet through time and memory, for purposes of both historiography (what net histories and how?) and epistemology (net histories as an object of media research). Attendees will be invited to participate in three hands-on, interactive sessions organized around issues, sources and methods fundamental to researching net diachronicity.

Net history survives in unexpected places, unfolding through time and space, collapsing in on the present. The artifacts that surface may be incomplete or inscrutable absent their original contexts, requiring us to borrow creatively from other fields and develop new historical methods (Ankerson, 2011; Brügger & Finnemann, 2012; Paloque-Berges, 2016). From formal archives and oral histories to lingering web sites, software, and hardware artifacts, the material evidence of the past suggests a diversity of social, temporal, and technical regimes. Indeed, recent scholarship on early networks reveals a greater range of experiences, technologies, norms and motivations than is found in best-known histories of the internet (Brammer, 2015; Brunton, 2013; Driscoll, 2014; Hargadon, 2011; Mailland, 2015; Paloque-Berges, 2011; Rankin 2014, 2015; Russell, 2014; Russell & Schafer, 2014; Schafer & Thierry, 2012; Schulte, 2013; Streeter, 2011). In their wake, we question how to make sense of conflicts and contradictions while respecting the subjective lived experiences of individual participants. What is our responsibility to find and document hidden histories, obscure sources, and less visible networks? How will a richer understanding of the internet’s past change how we engage with its present and imagine its future?

This pre-conference will include three workshop sessions organized around core research challenges in net history: (1) epistemology, (2) sources and methodology, and (3) mediation and transmission. Selected participants, rather than present whole case studies, will intervene on specific challenges—for instance: theoretical paradoxes or deadlocks, methodological problem-solving, and demonstrations of born-digital artifacts. The audience will be involved by taking positions, suggesting ad-hoc solutions, and identifying common themes.

(…) This pre-conference will be a full-day workshop facilitated by Kevin Driscoll and Camille Paloque-Berges with support from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche project Web90. The discussions and hands-on activities will be accessible to all AOIR attendees but will be especially engaging for researchers encountering issues of temporality, memory, nostalgia, or a need to “go back in time” in their own work.

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