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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 449: Spatiality in the North: Infrastructure for Spatial Digital Humanities Projects, Challenges, and Solutions in the Nordic Countries, II - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 1 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Project 'The Norse Perception of the World', Uppsala Universitet
Organisers:Agnieszka Backman, Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala Universitet
Alexandra Petrulevich, Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Sara Ellis Nilsson, Historical Studies, Department of Society, Culture & Identity, Malmö University

The formation of infrastructure for spatial Digital Humanities (DH) projects engaging with different aspects of medieval Scandinavia has recently been undergoing intensive development. This has brought about certain challenges as digital project outputs differ with regard to their agendas, setups, and customised approaches to data, coding, and visualisation. The round table will present a number of spatial resources currently being developed in the Nordic countries; address the challenges listed above; and suggest solutions which will enable more effective collaboration across projects, countries, and disciplines. Ultimately, our projects have a common goal: giving users the means to explore source material in a new way; making new connections; and enabling the development of new research questions and theoretical perspectives.

Participants include Agnieszka Backman (Uppsala Universitet), Anna Foka (Uppsala Universitet/Umeå University), Emily Lethbridge (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík), Alexandra Petrulevich (Uppsala Universitet), and Marcus Smith (Swedish National Heritage Board, Visby).