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Humanist Archives: Nov. 30, 2021, 10:03 a.m. Humanist 35.374 - events: seminar on documentation of material knowledge

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 374.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
                      Hosted by DH-Cologne
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        Date: 2021-11-29 16:15:18+00:00
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard@SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: Digital approaches to documenting material knowledge: implications and concerns

Digital Humanities and Materiality seminar
(hosted by Digital Humanities Research Hub, University of London, and
STAR-UBB Institute of Advanced Study, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca)

Tuesday November 30, 2021, 16:00 GMT = 18:00 EET

Paula Loreta Granados García (British Museum),
Digital approaches to documenting material knowledge: implications and

All welcome but booking essential:

Every day, the diversity of material knowledge is being lost at an
unprecedented rate as mass-produced goods and industrial technologies
subsume or replace local practices. Meanwhile, the advancement and
popularisation of digital technologies has democratised the access to
new archival and documentation techniques that have expanded the
possibilities to collect, retrieve and archive digital information. In
this context, the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) is a
grant-giving programme that supports the documentation of material
knowledge systems that are under threat and/or in danger of
disappearing. Scholars and community members across the world can apply
for funding to undertake ethnographic research and record material
knowledge systems using a range of digital formats, including
audio-visual recording, photographs, GIS, VR, 3D etc. The ultimate aim
of EMKP is to create an archive of activities and knowledge systems to
be available through an open access online repository. In this session,
we will use the programme as a case study to explore main issues
regarding digital preservation of material knowledge including cultural
sensitivity, digital archiving, born-digital cultural heritage, open
access and intellectual property.

Dr Gabriel BODARD (he/him)
Reader in Digital Classics

Institute of Classical Studies / Digital Humanities Research Hub
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

T: +44 (0)20 78628752

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