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We’re happy to announce that both of our abstracts for the DH 2018 conference in Mexico City have been accepted as long papers. This will be the third consecutive year, after Cracow in 2016 and Montréal last year, that we’ll be presenting at what’s always a fascinating overview of new developments in digital humanities around the world, and a great way to meet up with colleagues and friends.
Alexander Dunst & Rita Hartel will be talking about „Automated Genre and Author Distinction in Comics“. Jochen Laubrock & David Dubray ’s paper is titled „Computational Analysis and Visual Stylometry of Comics using Convolutional Neural Networks“. Computer vision and neural networks were already a huge topic at the DHd 2018 conference in Cologne in early March, so we expect more on these approaches in Mexico. Hope to see you there!
We’re happy to report that both of our abstracts for the German-speaking Association of Digital Humanities (DHd) Conference have been accepted. Jochen Laubrock will speak about „Computationale Beschreibung visuellen Materials“ (The Computational Description of Visual Documents) and Alexander Dunst & Rita Hartel’s paper will be titled, „Auf dem Weg zur Visuellen Stilometrie: Automatische Genre- und Autorunterscheidung in graphischen Narrativen“ (Towards a Visual Stylometry: Automatic Genre and Authorship Distinction in Graphic Narratives). We’re looking forward to being in Cologne from 26 February to 2 March.
Unser Beitrag zur DH 2017, in dem wir skizzieren, wie das Annotationstool durch Eye-Tracking und Convolutional Neural Networks verbessert werden kann. DH 2017 war insgesamt eine hervorragende Konferenz. Besonders gefallen hat mir der Workshop zu Computer Vision in Digital Humanities, bei dem wir auch einen Lightning Talk präsentiert haben.
Alexander Dunst is helping to organize a DH lecture series in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Paderborn and will also be presenting an overview of our latest research on 19 December 2017. All welcome!
The annual DH conference, organized by ADHO (the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations), is coming up in two weeks and we’re looking forward to a great program and meeting up with colleagues and friends in Montréal from 8-11 August. If you want to hear about some of the work we’ve been doing recently, please join us on Wednesday, 9 August, for Jochen’s poster presentation titled „Design of a Corpus and Interactive Annotation Tool for Graphic Literature“. On Thursday, 10 August, at 1.30 pm Alexander and Rita’s will be talking about „Corpora and Complex Networks as Cultural Critique: Investigating Race and Gender Bias in Graphic Narratives“ (venue: Art 260). Hope to see you there!
A brief summary of some of the work we’ve been doing in our group can now be found on the blog of TORCH, the University of Oxford’s Research Centre in the Humanities. As part of its activities, Oxford has recently started a network and series of lectures on graphic narrative titled „Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form“. Organized by Dominic Davies, a British Academy post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of English, the network has already welcomed speakers such as David Lloyd and Roger Sabin. You can read the blog entry and find more about the network’s activities here.
We’re happy to announce that our collection of essays Empirical Approaches to Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal and Cognitive Methods is now under contract with Routledge and will be published in the series „Advances in Comics Studies“ in late 2017. Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, and Janina Wildfeuer will edit the volume, which will feature contributions by well-known researchers in computer and cognitive science, linguistics, media and literary studies, including John Bateman, Bart Beaty, Neil Cohn, Christophe Rigaud, Tim Smith and Ben Tatler. The collection will be the first of its kind, establishing the practical and theoretical motivations for the quantitative study of comics, manga, and graphic novels and aim to become a reference for anyone interested in the scientific study of art and literature.