e-Rome – International Workshop on Digital Humanities and Rome

E-Rome - 04032015 (10)Here you can find the program with links to all the projects that have been presented.

Here you can find some background information on the workshop and its relation to my (Susanna de Beer) project Mapping Visions of Rome.

The e-Rome workshop (held 4-5 March 2015 at NIAS in Wassenaar, the Netherlands) brought together people from Digital Humanities Projects related to Rome. There were two main goals: the first was to offer an overview of state-of-the art research in this particular field and learn from each other about methodological and technical issues; the second to explore possibilities for collaboration and data-integration.

During the two-day workshop in total some twenty projects have been presented in four sessions with a specific focus: 1) Archaeological and Artistic Heritage 2) Distant Reading 3) Spatial Humanities and Virtual Heritage 4) Images of Rome: Iconography and Intertextuality. In addition two extra sessions were reserved for reflecting on methodological issues, about the goals of the various projects and about the challenges of collaboration and data integration.

Because of the variety of projects and expertise of the participants, the workshop has offered in many ways an overview and critical reflection of the field of Digital Humanities in general, with all the chances and challenges that come along. In addition, because all projects revolved around the central theme of Rome, there were numerous points of contact that have inspired people to start collaborating immediately.

As such the workshop has functioned as a kick-off meeting for the international collaboration network ‘Digital Roman Heritage’, for which a web portal is launched, and which will organize follow up meetings and will apply for grants to further collaboration as well.

“The mix of participants was very effective, and the quality of the discussion — both in formal sessions, and during coffee breaks! — was much higher than at most of the “digital humanities” meetings I have attended.”

“It was terrifically refreshing to be part of conversations that ranged from the highest levels of computational theory to the most fundamental issues of collaboration and pedagogy, among such thoughtful people.”

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