Last year, the Innovative Hub of Inter Humanities, the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University invited four experts in the field of Digital Humanities (DH) to participate in a symposium open to the public. Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary research field that uses digital technology to preserve, exhibit, analyze, and educate about cultural resources and humanities materials. This year, we also established a working group called Kyoto University Digitization Hub of the Humanities, Social and Cognitive Sciences (KUDH), and from August 22 to 26, we held KUDH Basics: LaTeX, a workshop on LaTeX, a popular formatting software used in mathematics, physics, and in the humanities, especially in social sciences and cognitive sciences.
And now, under the banner of “Inter Humanities” cooperation, we have decided to hold an international conference, inviting three researchers active in Digital Humanities from Kyoto University, and seven researchers and practitioners of Digital Humanities from Europe and the United States. The three areas to be discussed are digital corpora, character encoding, and digital archives. The cultures to be covered are wide-ranging, including the Chinese character cultural sphere, Western antiquity, ancient Egypt, and ancient Maya. In consideration of the time zone difference of the participants, the conference will be divided into four 2-3 hour sessions instead of the usual two consecutive days, with Session 1-a to be held on October 2, Sessions 2 and 3 on October 16, and Session 1-b on October 23. Sessions 1-a and 1-b are on the same topic. Each research presentation will last 40 minutes but will be followed by 20 minutes of ample time for questions. We look forward to seeing you there if you are interested in digital humanities and DH.
October 2 (Sat.) 9:50-12:30 JST
Session 1-a “Digital Corpus and Syntactic Annotation through Universal Dependencies:
UD Treebanks for Coptic, Classical Chinese, Old Japanese, and Ainu
October 16 (Sat.) 15:50-22:00 JST
Session 2 Character Encoding of Complex Scripts: Chinese, Mayan, and Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Session 3 Digital Archiving and Curations: Kyoto, Leipzig, London, and Stellenbosch
October 23 (Sat.) 16:50-20:00 JST
Session 1-b Digital Corpus and Syntactic Annotation through Universal Dependencies:
Vedic Corpus, Language Comparison through UD, Potential and Limitations of UD
Host: Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Center for Studies of Cultural Heritage and Inter Humanities (CESCHI), the Innovative Hub of Inter Humanities