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Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

The CENDARI project, in collaboration with the COST Action: IS 1005, Medioevo Europeo: Medieval Studies and Technological Resources, will host the first of three annual CENDARI Summer Schools in Florence, Italy. Sessions will apply the concept of ‘transnational moments’ to examine ways in which historical research is complicated by the nature of material records of the past. The Summer School will provide a context for the various collections-level challenges to transnational history, such as how to identify sources that have become ‘hidden’ or lost through accidents of history. 

Announcement

Presentation

The CENDARI project, in collaboration with the COST Action: IS 1005, Medioevo Europeo: Medieval Studies and Technological Resources, will host the first of three annual CENDARI Summer Schools in Florence, Italy. Over the course of one week, we will invite participants to address specifically how CENDARI aims to resolve the difficulties of historical research through the application of digital technologies and methods.

Sessions will apply the concept of ‘transnational moments’ to examine ways in which historical research is complicated by the nature of material records of the past. The Summer School will provide a context for the various collections-level challenges to transnational history, such as how to identify sources that have become ‘hidden’ or lost through accidents of history. Researchers will examine the linguistic, quantitative and methodological challenges facing them today.

The five-day programme will be a combination of expert speakers, hands-on sessions and collaborative design workshops. All attendees at the Summer School will be invited to present their own research questions and will learn about the digital methods and tools that can be applied. Participants will present their own work and receive feedback from peers; attend seminars by leading authorities in transnational modern and medieval European history, as well as in Digital Humanities; deepen their understanding of the impact of the material record on the practice of history; gain familiarity with powerful new tools in research-oriented information technology.

Programme

Monday 22nd July 2013

09.30 – 11.00

  • Opening seminar: Research infrastructures and new transnational research questions (Dr. Jonathan Gumz , University of Birmingham)

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Panel discussion: CENDARI a research infrastructure that gets librarians, e-scientists, digital humanists, medieval and modern historians to work together ( Members of CENDARI partner institutions )

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

  • Seminar: Transnational questions raised by the collections of the Fondazione Ezio Franceschini (Prof. Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture)

16.00 – 17.00 Break

17.00

  • Keynote Address: The undetermined nature of transnational history (Prof. Jay Winter, Yale University)

Tuesday 23rd July 2013

09.30 – 11.00

  • Seminar: How sources become "institutionalized". From items, objects and fonds to metadata records (Dr Graham Jefcoate)

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Seminar: Search algorithms and machine translation (Dr Alex O'Connor, Trinity College Dublin)

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

  • Hands on session: Working with the Fondazione collections and finding aids (Dr Nicole Bériou)

16.00 Optional: Guided Tour of Florence – details to be confirmed

Wednesday 24th July 2013

09.30 – 11.00

  • Colloquium: Presentation of the participants' research projects; discussion with special emphasis on organization of sources and critical reflection on the potential of digital methodologies (Moderated by Dr Jakub Beneš, Dr Pavlina Bobič and Dr Klaus Richter, University of Birmingham)

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Colloquium: Continued

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

  • Seminar: How research methodologies translate into digital methodologies (Prof. Sheila Anderson, King’s College, London)

16.00 – 17.00 Break
17.00 Reception: details to be confirmed

Thursday 25th July 2013

Sessions hosted by Dr. Jean Daniel Fekete (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique) and Dr. Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (Fondazione Ezio Franceschini)

09.30 – 11.00

  • Demonstration: Cutting edge projects for the procession of historical data

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Brainstorming Session: What makes a useful tool for historical research?

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

  • Hands on session: Designing a digital tool for historical research

16.00 – 17.00 Break
17.00 Optional Cultural Programme: details to be confirmed

Friday 26th July 2013

09.30 – 11.00

  • Panel Discussion: Problems with multilingual sources (Louise Edwards, Franco De Vivo, Dr. Jakub Beneš, Dr. Pavlina Bobič and Dr. Klaus Richter)

11.00 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Keynote Address: Digital History A paradigm shift? (Dr. Hugh Denard, Trinity College Dublin)

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

  • Final plenary discussion - Challenges of transnational history and historical sources

16.00 Close

Places

  • International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture - Via Montebello 7
    Florence, Italian Republic

Date(s)

  • Monday, July 22, 2013Monday, July 22, 2013
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Friday, July 26, 2013Friday, July 26, 2013

Keywords

  • summer school, research infrastructures, transnational history, Digital Humanities

Contact(s)

  • Catherine O´Brien
    courriel : Catherine [dot] OBrien [at] tcd [dot] ie

Information source

  • Ele Kraft
    courriel : gkraft [at] gcdh [dot] de

To cite this announcement

« Historical Sources and Transnational Approaches to European History », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013Wednesday, April 24, 2013, https://calenda.org/245807

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