Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure Symposium
- Date & Time
- May 1, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:30am
- Rackham, Assembly Hall, Fourth Floor
- Event Type
Patrik Svensson talks about cyberinfrastructure, research infrastructure or e-science within the sphere of humanities. He argues that the humanities need to set their own infrastructural agenda based on the humanities as a project, scholarly challenges in the disciplines, and through a deeper connection of ideas with infrastructure. This can be done together with others, including libraries, but it cannot be achieved unless we think of infrastructure as situated spatially, conceptually, socially, politically and culturally. Continental breakfast starts at 9 a.m., with the talk at 10 a.m.
Svensson is a professor in the humanities and information technology, and director of HUMlab at Umeå University in Sweden. As the director of HUMlab, Svensson is deeply engaged in facilitating cross-sectional meetings and innovation in the future of the humanities and the university, in reaching out to others, and in the intersection of the humanities, culture and information technology.
This free public event is sponsored by the U-M School of Information, the Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure (ORCI), the Institute for the Humanities, and the University Library. It is part of a two-day symposium, Exploring Humanities Cyberinfrastructure, which includes Library Lightning Talks.