Workshop “ Modelling Knowledge Dynamics”

by Jeannette Haagsma 9 November 2010

In the frame of the COST action MP0801 ” Physics of Competition and Conflicts” an international workshop on “Modelling Knowledge Dynamics” took place at the VKS, October 9-10, organized by Andrea Scharnhorst. About 30 participants (from the Netherlands and abroad) discussed methods of mapping, measuring, and modelling processes of knowledge creation in the sciences. Remarkable [...]

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Participatory knowledge production 2.0: Critical views and experiences

by Jeannette Haagsma 1 November 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS Participatory knowledge production 2.0: Critical views and experiences Workshop organized by Maastricht Virtual Knowledge Studio, Maastricht, 23 March 2011  In recent years, much attention has been given to the ways in which new applications of digital technologies (sometimes called social networking or Web 2.0 or crowd sourcing) enable more and better participation [...]

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Alfalab at Knowledge Exchange workshop on VREs

by Smiljana Antonijevic 20 July 2010

Alfalab was recently presented at an international workshop Virtual Research Environments – the next steps. The workshop was held in Rotterdam on June23-24, 2010 and it was prepared and organized by the Knowledge Exchange working group on Virtual Research Environments.
The main aim of the workshop was to extend international dialogue and promote the development of VREs led by [...]

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Ethics of e-Research

by Anne Beaulieu 29 June 2010

A new initiative has been launched by the Oxford e-Science Center and the VKS in collaboration with the UK Directorate for Digital Social Research. It will support discussion around questions like Does e-research raise specific ethical issues? Can researchers make their voices heard through a Manifesto for Ethics in e-Research? in order to  initiate a [...]

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T.L. Taylor to visit VKS in Autumn

by Anne Beaulieu 25 May 2010
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Dr T.L. Taylor will visit the Virtual Ethnography Collaboratory from  8-19 November 2010.  Dr. Taylor is associate professor in the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen. She has been working in the field of internet and multi-user studies for over fifteen years and has published on topics such as play [...]

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Alfalab microtoponym expert meeting

by Clifford Tatum 30 April 2010

On Monday April 8th the first Alfalab microtoponym expert meeting was held at the Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam. Here is the list of participants and summary report of the meeting: verslag Alfalab Microtopiemen EM 8-4-2010. And here are the presentat…

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Alfalab at HASTAC 2010 conference

by Smiljana Antonijevic 26 April 2010

Alfalab has recently been presented at the HASTAC 2010 conference Grand Challenges and Global Innovation, hosted by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the University of Illinois.
This entirely web-based conference was held in a multiplicity of digital spaces instigated from sites across the globe, and it brought together renown scholars [...]

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Grab a book to read, celebrate World Book Day

by Smiljana Antonijevic 23 April 2010

If you have not done that yet, make sure to grab a book today and devote some time to good old ‘close reading’. Treat your mind and celebrate the World Book Day.
By celebrating April 23rd as the World Book Day, UNESCO pays a world-wide tribute to books and authors, encouraging people to discover the pleasure [...]

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Workshop “The Digital Making of Art and Science”

by Jeannette Haagsma 18 March 2010

What are the artistic dimensions of scientific practice? What are the scientific dimensions of art? And how do digital technologies affect interactions between science and art? On April 14th 2010, the Virtual Knowledge Studio in Maastricht will organize a workshop on the role of digital technologies in interactions between science and art: “The Digital Making [...]

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Alfalab in Oxford

by Clifford Tatum 9 December 2009

At this week’s fifth IEEE e-Science conference, held in Oxford, UK from Dec 9-11, Alfalab and its members  are presenting a paper in the Art, Humanities and e-Social Science theme. This paper is entitled Alfalab, Construction and Deconstruction of a Digital Humanities Experiment, by Joris van Zundert (Huygens Institute), Douwe Zeldenrust (Meertens Institute) and Anne [...]

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Cultural Heritage Online

by Smiljana Antonijevic 1 December 2009

An international conference Cultural Heritage Online – Empowering Users: An Active Role of User Communities will be held on 15-16 December 2009 in Florence, Italy. The conference is jointly organized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, the US Library of Congress, and the Foundation Rinascimento Digitale.
Observing that the Internet continues to have a significant [...]

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TekstLab and Community Building

by Clifford Tatum 19 November 2009

Representing TekstLab and the Huygens Institute Ronald and I are attending the ‘Interedition’ ( meeting on ‘Current Issues in Digitally Supported Collation’. Ronald and I have been presenting CollateX, a digital text collation tool that was well received by this scholarly community. Discussions were also on how larger infrastructures supporting scholarly work (or humanities in [...]

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CATCH symposium 13 November 2009

by Clifford Tatum 9 November 2009

On Friday November 13th NWO (The Netherlands Science Foundation) organizes a symposium on the progress and future of the CATCH program. (See CATCH stands for Continuous Access to Cultural Heritage.  Since 2005 CATCH finances teams which focus on improving the cross-fertilisation between scientific research and cultural heritage. Douwe Zeldenrust will attend the symposium on [...]

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Urban Laboratories: Towards a STS of the Built Environment

by Clifford Tatum 5 November 2009

This workshop, which is co-organized by Sally Wyatt and Bas van Heur with the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (Ralf Brand, Simon Guy and Andrew Karvonen) has received additional funding from WTMC, to match what had already been granted from EASST. The workshop was held on 5-6 November 2009 at Maastricht University. More information:

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Modelling science – Understanding, forecasting, and communicating the science system

by Clifford Tatum 6 October 2009

October 6-9, 2009, at the KNAW, Trippenhuis, Amsterdam International workshop, organized by the Science System Assessment group at the Rathenau Institute of the KNAW in collaboration with the Virtual Knowledge Studio (KNAW) and The Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (Indiana University). The aim of this workshop is to bring together different approaches of modelling and [...]

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Social Technology Workshop

by Clifford Tatum 2 October 2009

Amsterdam, 2 October 2009 Sponsored by The Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) Topic In this workshop, we seek to address two deeply ingrained aspects of current Science and Technology Studies. Read the full description Costs Thanks to generous support from WTMC, there is no registration fee. Some funding is available to cover [...]

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Ethics of (e)research

by Clifford Tatum 15 June 2009

Monday 15 June 2009, at the KNAW, Trippenhuis, Amsterdam A one-day course for PhD students, post-doctoral and other researchers, organized by the Virtual Knowledge Studio in collaboration with the KNAW. In this one-day event, participants will have the opportunity to examine their own research practices from an ethical perspective and to learn about current approaches [...]

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Digitising social science and humanities: Global challenges and opportunities

by Clifford Tatum 10 May 2009

10-12 May 2009, Bergen, Norway The Maastricht Virtual Knowledge Studio and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are organizing a session for the World Social Science Forum to be held in Bergen from 10-12 May 2009. The Forum is organized by the International Social Science Council in co-operation with the Stein Rokkan [...]

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Digitising Lives – of People, Places, Facts and Things

by Clifford Tatum 8 April 2009

8 April 2009, Maastricht On 8 April, the Maastricht Virtual Knowledge Studio hosted an afternoon workshop on the theme of ‘digitising lives – of people, places, facts and things’ . Thirteen speakers from the Virtual Knowledge Studio (Maastricht and Amsterdam), Faculty of Arts and Culture, Maastricht University and the Hogeschool Zuyd gave presentations on their [...]

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Utopian Practices: Science, Art & Design REunited

by Clifford Tatum 19 March 2009
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19 March 2009, Amsterdam Is it finally time to reunite the Sciences with the Arts? How can we (re)combine the works of artists, designers and scientists, and what value would it add? To answer these questions and more: Waag Society, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Virtual Knowledge Studio and The Arts & Genomics Centre of [...]

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