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Interview on eSTARS: ‘Digital Technologies Make It Possible to Adjust the Lens through Which We View History, Test Hypotheses and Draw Conclusions from Big Data’

Interview on eSTARS: ‘Digital Technologies Make It Possible to Adjust the Lens through Which We View History, Test Hypotheses and Draw Conclusions from Big Data’
Both the teaching and science of history are moving towards greater use of mathematical research models. Driving this process are developments in IT, the large-scale digitalisation of data and the understanding that new methods are needed for obtaining rapid results. However, the transition is not entirely smooth. This was the subject of the Digital Humanities session of the eSTARS conference held at HSE University in cooperation with the Coursera global platform. Dinara Gagarina, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the HSE campus in Perm, told IQ about the issues involved in the digitalisation of the historical sciences in Russia.

Digital Humanities: A God of Many Faces

Gimena del Rio Riande
These days, no scientific research is carried out without the use of digital media for the production or dissemination of knowledge. The term ‘Digital Humanities’ reflects this process and constitutes a scientific field where humanists not only aim to use a certain software, but also to understand research using quantitative semantics. However, digital infrastructures are not the same globally. In her talk at the HSE April International Academic Conference Dr Gimena del Rio Riande addressed various issues that arise in connection with digital humanities.

Examining the Digital Humanities from a Geopolitical and Technocritical Perspective

Gimena del Rio Riande, a researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), studies the development, use, and methodologies of scholarly digital tools, as well as how new scientific fields like digital humanities are ‘born’ in a country where technological issues are part of the social, cultural and economic context. At the upcoming XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, she will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change’.

Web-service Designed by the HSE Centre for Digital Humanities Nominated for DH Awards 2017

Web-service Designed by the HSE Centre for Digital Humanities Nominated for DH Awards 2017
The Easy Linavis web-service allows users to quickly transform a text or any other type of data into a graph, as well as study it by using a social network analysis. You don’t need any special programming skills to use this service.

'Cultural Evolution is not Just a Metaphor'

'Cultural Evolution is not Just a Metaphor'
Alberto Acerbi, a cognitive/evolutionary anthropologist at TU Eindhoven, explains the notion of cultural evolution and highlights its potential for Digital Humanities.

'What Convinced Me to Come Here Was HSE's Focus on Research'

'What Convinced Me to Come Here Was HSE's Focus on Research'
Frank Fisher, Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics, moved to HSE in 2016, having previously worked at Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. With his significant experience in the field, Frank instantly gave boost to digital humanities research at HSE. He became the co-founder of the Centre for Digital Humanities at HSE and is leading a new Junior Research Group on digital literary research. In January Frank became a co-director of DARIAH, a pan-European research infrastructure, with hopes to leverage his involvement there to the benefit of research projects at HSE.