Welcome to Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities! To follow the conversation virtually, please join us:
- during the event via live stream: http://www.brown.edu/web/livestream/
- via twitter @datasymposium (hashtag #kodm)
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll follow all of these streams for input during the workshop. All comments, questions, and contributions will be of great value to us in writing the final white paper, which (together with the presentations) will be published online.
To frame the presentations and discussion we will keep in mind a set of larger theoretical and strategic questions, which will be the focus of the white paper arising from the workshop:
- Why do certain ways of modeling humanities data feel natural to us, and what hidden assumptions (about texts, artifacts, usage, and scholarship) do they reflect?
- Do data models reflect real information structures or create them?
- What are the practical and strategic advantages of specific models in specific contexts?
- What are the latent or explicit politics of knowledge representation systems?
- What do we learn from changes in representational models over time?
- What new developments in information modeling might hold value for the humanities?
- What are the most urgent and compelling research questions in information modeling for the humanities? where are these being addressed?
- Where are information modeling issues visible in the work of digital humanities scholarship? what is their practical impact and where can insights into information modeling improve the effectiveness or quality of these projects?
- How do information models and humanities scholarship intersect, and where do we see them exerting mutual pressure on one another? what can information modeling learn from humanities scholarship and vice versa?
We look forward to the discussion!