Call for Papers POEM Opening Conference: Participatory Memory Practices: Connectivities, Empowerment, and Recognition of Cultural Heritages in Mediatized Memory Ecologies (DL Sept 15, 2018)

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:56

Diverging forces across European societies - most visible in both the contemporary nationalist movements and Islamist radicalization - place particular relevance on social and cultural inclusion. Culture may cultivate both integrative and disruptive forces; in this light heritage experts, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, and other facilitators are seeking to establish inclusive memory politics for envisioning possible futures of how we should remember our past in Europe.

Differences between computer and social scientists and perceptions of data might more subtler than often thought

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:32

I ended up in an interesting discussion together witha group of colleagues about the different perspectives to data and more generally, to the modus operandi in computer sciences and social and cultural sciences when I was recently participating as a panelist at the workshop What can be known from the web? Source criticism beyond bots, agents and trolls in social and cultural web research organised by prof.

CfP Special issue on Archaeological Digital Scholarship at Journal of CAA

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:29

This prospective JCAA special issue aims to facilitate discussion on the theoretical and philosophical aspects of digital scholarship in archaeology as well as the implications of the use of digital technologies and computational methods across the extent of the archaeological knowledge chain: from discovery, through observation, explanation, and dissemination. How are research, synthesis, practice, and teaching within archaeology mediated and transformed by digital approaches?

Har du kommenterat eller recenserat böcker, bilder eller annat material på bibliotekens, museernas eller arkivens webbtjänster?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:36
Har du undrat varför folk skriver kommentarer och recensioner på webben? Eller har du gjort det själv?

Vi forskar om kommentarer och deras betydelse för aktiva användare av bibliotekens, museernas och arkivens webbtjänster. Som “kommentarer” räknas kommentarer, recensioner och annat deltagande som syftar till att skapa eller dela information eller åsikter om webbtjänstens innehåll och som publiceras på den på den själva tjänsten. Alla möjliga lokala, regionala och nationella tjänster är aktuella t. ex.

CfP: Special issue: “Archaeology and information research” to appear in Information Research

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 10/26/2017 - 06:12

Archaeology is a domain that has intersections with information research both as an empirical domain of investigation and as a perspective to inquire into how people interact with information. The relevance of discussing the links between the disciplines of information and archaeology relates to the increasing societal significance of cultural heritage around the globe.

What is changing in work - everything! But not necessarily because of technology.

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:59

The third edition of the biannual WORK conference, titled WORK 2017 organised by the Turku Centre for Labour Studies, University of Turku and SWiPE research consortium in Turku, Finland has collected together an impressive multidisciplinary crowd of people interested in the study of work.