Infrastructural Tensions: Infrastructure, Implementation, Policies

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  • Location: Tidskriftläsesalen (TLS), Carolina Rediviva
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  • Organiser: The event is a collaboration between Digital Humanities Uppsala, Uppsala University Library, the Department of Archives, Museums and Libraries (ALM), and Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice.
  • Contact person: Ina-Maria Jansson
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The event is a collaboration between Digital Humanities Uppsala, Uppsala University Library, the Department of Archives, Museums and Libraries (ALM), and Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice.

Programme

29 August

10.15 Registration and coffee

10.45 Welcome and introductions

11.00 Keynote: Jonas Andersson Schwarz (Södertörn University)

Algorithms are not sexy: Bureaucratization, limitations and boundedness meets critical theory

Digitization, communication, and commodification are terms that are sometimes loaded with claims to omnipresence, omnipotence and totality, both by critical scholars and by pundits in the tech industry. In order to make a more realistic reading of these infrastructures one needs to note how they are, in various ways, bounded—and that there are limits to what can, will and have been digitized. My paper will explore some of the more recent critical research on platforms, automation, algorithms, and tech culture, that emphasises the data economy as a set of highly administrative and bureaucratic assemblages.

12.00 LUNCH (RPO)*
13.15 Participant presentations

Swedish Open Cultural Heritage - a Linked Data Aggregator

Marcus Smith (Swedish Heritage Board)

Representing Complexity in Archaeological Data

Hans Liss (Information Security Department, Uppsala University)

Open, Enriched and Linked Digital Editions for History and Heritage

Anna Foka, (Digital Humanities Uppsala, Department of ALM, Uppsala University

Participatory Influence in Crowdsourcing Infrastructures

Ina-Maria Jansson (Department of ALM, Uppsala University)

Hackathons: Social Crowdsourcing at the Library

Hanna Flyckt (Uppsala University Library) 14.15-14.30 Coffee

14.30 – 16.00 Hands on activity

18.00 Dinner at Aaltos, Sysslomansgatan 14

30 August

9.15 Coffee

9.30 Keynote: Mia Ridge (British Library)

Hopes, dreams and reality: crowdsourcing and the democratisation of knowledge in cultural heritage

Crowdsourcing projects have generated millions of data points through volunteer contributions of classifications, tags and other information about cultural heritage and scientific collections. However, to what extent have crowdsourcing and citizen science projects democratised knowledge about the past within 'official' collections and knowledge management systems? And how would infrastructures and policies in cultural heritage organisations need to change to allow deeper integration with knowledge captured through citizen science projects?

10.40 Break
11.00 Participant presentations

Text Mining on Grammatical Descriptions of the Languages of the World

Harald Hammarström, Dept. of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University,

Geomapping Landscapes of Writing (GLoW): Large-Scale Spatial Analysis of the Cuneiform Corpus (c. 3400 BCE to 100 CE)

Jakob Andersson (Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University)

Moderating user transgression: an information infrastructure of social practices

Amalia Juneström (Department of ALM, Uppsala University)

Why are humanists better at identifying biased and false news?

Thomas Nygren (Department of Education, Uppsala University)

Librarians as Researchers – Researchers as Librarians: On the Blurred Line Between Research and Infrastructure

Karl Berglund, (Uppsala University Library and Department of Literature, Uppsala University)

12.00 LUNCH (RPO)
13.15 Participant presentations

Digitalization and Availability of Swedish Caribbean Colonial Archives

Ale Pålsson (Department of History, Uppsala University)

Sharing the Visual Heritage

Anna Dahlgren (Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University) & Karin Hansson (Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University)

Multisensory Vadstena Abbey

Eva Lindqvist Sandgren (Department of Art History, Uppsala University)

The verb-oriented method in theory and as infrastructural practice

Maria Ågren (Department of History, Uppsala University 14.30 – 15 Coffee, wrap up and publication plans

*RPO = Registered participants only