[Sigah-l] Announcement - 2017 SIG Virtual Symposium and Student Research Award

Jeremy McLaughlin jeremy.mclaughlin at sjsu.edu
Fri Oct 28 12:49:21 EDT 2016

SIG AH and SIG VIS are pleased to announce the 2017 Virtual Symposium on
Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities, and, the 2017
Student Research Award.

The theme in 2017 is *The Information and the Technology of Open Humanities*

Please help us promote the event and the Award to colleagues and students.
If you have an idea for a speaker or topic, or if you would like to present
at the Symposium, please email me directly.

We look forward to "seeing" you in April!


2017 Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and

*The Information and the Technology of Open Humanities*

April 18 & 19, 2017                       12-4:30pm ET/9-1:30PM PT


The theme for the 2017 Symposium is *The Information and the Technology of
Open Humanities*. Digital technology has had a profound impact on
scientific and scholarly communication. This includes fundamental changes
to how individuals and groups find information, carry out collaborative
projects, and publish, assess, and preserve growing amounts of content. In
the sciences, the idea of open research processes and dissemination is
inherent in changing research practices; but how are the concepts related
to *Open Science* applied to research in, and about, disciplines in the

Potential speakers will discuss research using open humanities-related
content and on topics including:

Open information retrieval

Collaborative research methods

Digital publishing

Open access

Data curation and sharing

Linked data/linked open data

Social media or Web 2.0

Open Source technology

Research assessment

Additional details, including scheduled speakers and access information,
will be made available in early 2017. Please check this site or RSVP for

RSVP – http://bit.ly/RSVP17Symp

In conjunction with the Virtual Symposium, we are proud to once again
sponsor a Student Research Award in 2017. SIG AH and SIG VIS are seeking
previously unpublished research for a Master’s and a PhD Student Research
Award related to the theme of *Open Humanities*. Full details can be found
on the 2017 Student Research Award page.

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