[globaloutlookDH-l] DH session proposal "Chinese DH"
cwittern at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 18:53:50 MDT 2012
Neil, from Marcus' message I gather he is proposing a session for the
regular academic program, similar in some way to the one done by Japanese DH
supporters in London 2010. I think that was quite a successful session and
can serve as a good model. Albeit the time is short, I would think it would
be worth trying to get this submitted for the regular process and keep the
possibility of a lunch-time event as plan B for the moment.
As to Marcus' proposal: From the wording it is not clear to me if this is
about "DH in China" or "DH about China". I assume it should be the former.
The reason I bring this up is again an observation from the Japanese (and
also German) experience, where early efforts in DH where driven by people in
English or Linguistic departments. So I think strategically, it would be
important to be as inclusive as possible and emphasize that all DH efforts
in the Chinese speaking world are a target for us.
Just my 2 cents with greetings from Kyoto.
On 2012-10-30 09:30, Neil Fraistat wrote:
> Dear Marcus,
> Just to be clear: I am happy to propose to the ADHO SC that we split the
> business meeting in order to run such a session and am hopeful that they
> will agree, but it would have to be voted on by the SC first. So it would
> be a mistake to take this as a given until the SC has agreed.
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Marcus Bingenheimer
> <m.bingenheimer at gmail.com <mailto:m.bingenheimer at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Below a proposal for a GO::DH session at the DH 2013.
> Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?
> The application deadline is Thursday so there is not much time left
> but there is still time for changes.
> greetings from Philadelphia
> waiting for the hurricane
> ADHO GO:DH Session on “Chinese DH”
> The newly founded ADHO initiative Global Outreach (GO::DH) aims to
> facilitate communication between the various ADHO committees and
> emergent DH groups and activities in countries which are not yet well
> represented within ADHO. This session proposal is one of GO::DH
> attempts to raise the visibility of underrepresented communities, in
> this case, of work done in the Chinese speaking world.
> Like all cultures, China is faced with the question of how to model
> its cultural heritage in a digital environment. Comparable only to
> India in historic range, geographic size, and population, there are
> various initiatives in China, Hongkong and Taiwan that work on
> solutions to digitize and distribute their shared cultural heritage.
> After successful international cooperation yielded the Unicode
> standard, which resolved the pressing issue of how to represent the
> logographic writing system in computing, continued dialog on standards
> and practices in DH is of mutual interest for both ADHO members and
> the emerging DH centers in China, Hongkong and Taiwan. In East Asia,
> efforts by Japanese practitioners of DH has already resulted in the
> foundation of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities, which
> joined ADHO last year, an important development in the globalization
> of the field. In the Chinese speaking world too there is great
> potential for dialog, synergy and cooperation between DH centers to
> discuss standards and practices. Communication about shared standards
> generally improves the chances that the results are interchangeable,
> avoids duplication of efforts, and increases efficiency.
> As internationalization and support for developing, regional centers
> is part of ADHO’s mission, the members of the GO::DH feel it is
> desirable to organize a roundtable on “Chinese DH” with
> representatives from China, Taiwan, Hongkong and perhaps Singapore to
> speak about the situation of DH in their societies and the prospects
> and potential problems for further collaboration with both within East
> Asia as well as with ADHO members.
> Following a discussion on the globaloutlookdh list regarding the
> possible format for such a roundtable, Neil Fraistat, the current
> Chair of ADHO, offered to split the ADHO business meeting and use the
> second 45 min section to a ADHO GO::DH roundtable on “Chinese DH”.
> We plan to invite at least one representative from China, Hongkong and
> Taiwan to speak for 10 min to provide the audience with a quick
> overview of activities, followed by a 15 min roundtable discussion
> with the speakers and one or two GO::DH members. Possible questions to
> explore: What are the prospects for further national or regional
> organization in East Asia? How can we make better use of existing
> structures to further the globalization of Chinese DH? How viable,
> e.g., would be a panel in Chinese at the next DH?
> ADHO GO::DH Session (45 min)
> 1. DH in China (10min)
> 2. DH in Hongkong (10min)
> 3. DH in Taiwan (10min)
> 4. Roundtable (15min)
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Christian Wittern, Kyoto
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