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Digital Humanities Workshop

On 28 and 29 September, our lab organizes an international workshop on digital humanities, in which we will focus on the interplay between humanities, artificial intelligence, computational modelling, digital gaming and other digital methods.

The workshop is organized at both campuses of the University of Agder. If you are interested in participating, you might register here.


Thursday, September 28, Campus Grimstad, room F 204

12:30–13:00 Getting to know each other.

13:00–14:00 Presentation of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) by Christian Omlin, professor of AI and member of CAIR.

14:00–14:15 Coffee break

14:15­–15:30   “AI4Plato: a pilot project of AI-assisted game-based flipped classroom”. Christian Robere Simonsen, Christian Omlin and Apostolos Spanos present a project under construction, aiming at transforming a history course into an AI-assisted augmented reality game. Twenty-minutes presentation followed by open discussion.


Friday, September 28, Campus Kristiansand, room G3 050

9:00 ­– 10:30 “Computational modelling and history”, by Associate Professors Erika Frydenlund and Jose Padilla, both from Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Centre, Old Dominion University, USA. Twenty-minutes presentation of opportunities,  followed by open discussion.

10:30–10:45 Coffee break

10:45­–12:00   “Digital hermeneutics as theoretical framework for critical digital humanities”. Lecture by Andreas Fickers, Professor of Digital History and Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), followed by Q&A.

12:00–13:00 Lunch break

13:00–14:30 Establishing a Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Agder. Ten-minutes introduction followed by open exchange of ideas for future projects.

14:30–16:00  Free meetings for discussions of project ideas.