Digital Humanities: towards theory and applications
Several fields of science (among them mathematics, physics, chemistry) are subcategorised into two, essentially independent but also interconnected branches, theoretical and applied: the first is aimed at discovering new knowledge about the given field, the second at applying some of these discoveries to other areas, sometimes well beyond its origin. One can wonder if the emerging field of Digital Humanities bears any of these characteristics; whether it is developing into a similar scientific field with its own independent properties. We witness as one of the strengths of DH to be the building of applications to serve wide ranges of interest across cultures, languages and technologies. One may ask: are these applications based on knowledge simply borrowed from other sciences or is DH creating its own theoretical foundations for these new developments? And going even further: can DH have an impact on the development of other (theoretical or applied) scientific fields?
Participants of the panel which is open to the public will discuss these and similar issues based on their own experience both as researchers in Digital Humanities and as everyday users in the field.
The panel is organised by Laszlo Hunyadi. The composition of the panel will be decided during the Summer University.
- Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr (University of Leipzig, Germany)
- Prof. Dr. Alejandro Bía (Miguel Hernández University, Elche, Spain)
- Prof. Dr. Maciej Eder (Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Kraków, Poland)
- Prof. Dr. Laszlo Hunyadi (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
- Anastasios Gavras (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
- Peggy Bockwinkel (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
- Francesca Morselli (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
- Laszlo Hunyadi "Introduction / Presentation of panelists" (5 minutes)
- Discussion among the panelists (ca. 25 minutes)
- Open discussion with the floor (ca. 30 minutes)