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Humanist Archives: April 5, 2023, 7:28 a.m. Humanist 36.513 - Summer school: AI and literacies (Modena-Reggio Emilia)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 513.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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Host Institution: Università di Modena-Reggio Emilia
Coordinating Institution: Department of Studies on Language and Culture
Dates: 12 Jun-2023—16 Jun-2023
Location: Modena, Emilia Romagna, Italy

The Department of Studies on Language and Culture of the University of 
Modena and Reggio Emilia in collaboration with the Fondazione Marco 
Biagi promote their 5th edition of a Summer School in Digital Humanities 
and Digital Communication, aimed at providing PhD students and young 
researchers with methodological tools for the study of digital 
communication and data analysis. Topics range from digital resources for 
research in the humanities to the use of new information technologies 
for data analysis, tools for analysing communication in new media and 
ways of disseminating knowledge through new ways of processing and 
accessing knowledge.


  Technological advances continue to transform the way we think, 
communicate, work and live, imposing more and more demands on our 
ability to access, read and interpret information.

  Nowadays the meaning of literacy has stretched far beyond its 
traditional sense of the ability to read and write text. Over the years, 
we have had to come to terms with computer literacy, media literacy, 
visual literacy, multimodal literacy and more recently AI literacy. The 
various formats and affordances created by the new technologies call 
upon multiple semiotic modes (verbal, visual, aural, spatial and 
gestural). In the process, these technologies are having a marked impact 
on how we receive, perceive and interpret information, and thus on the 
dissemination of knowledge.

  The digital revolution opens up new intellectual horizons. One 
consequence is that it enriches the variety and capacity of 
methodologies that can be adopted in research in the humanities, 
including in fields such as linguistics, history and education. But 
recent development of tools like ChatGPT and DALL-E2 inevitably give 
rise to concern about the long-term effects that generative artificial 
intelligence may have on society and individuals. Will AI undermine 
human abilities and skills, even making some redundant? Will it lessen 
the desire to think, write, or draw for ourselves?

  Alternatively, can AI be an ally, stimulating new forms of human 
creativity and novel research pathways. What kind of consequences might 
it have on the labour market, on the business world, and on political 
organizations? Which legal adjustments and loopholes might AI lead to?

  The 2023 Summer School will try to address some of these questions 
from different disciplinary points of view, while at the same time 
giving participants an opportunity to explore some of the recent 
advances in the field of digital humanities in hands-on workshops.
Send application form, abstract and CV to:
(with the subject of

Programme director: Marina Bondi

Deadline for applications: April 26th, 2023
Notification of acceptance: May 3rd, 2023

Conference website:
For any inquiry, please contact the organisers at:

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