“Under Construction: Analyzing postcolonial weblogs with literary and computational methods” is an interdisciplinary weblog-workshop that will take place on July 11, 2014, from 10:00am-4:00pm. This workshop is co-sponsored by the junior research group “From the Caribbean to North-America and Back” (Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg) and the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences. The event will take place at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (Room 520, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, at the University of Heidelberg) Heidelberg, Germany.
Description: The workshop makes academic approaches to personal weblogs accessible which include the very divergent areas of postcolonial literary studies, computational and engineering sciences. The main object of the event is to mediate a dialogue between the various disciplines. For this purpose, three scientists will offer insights into their research: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Monett Díaz from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, who will talk about the Cuban Blogosphere and its census; Andreas Schieber from the Technical University of Dresden, who will discuss the method of content extraction in weblogs; and Chantal Marquardt from the University of Mannheim, who will elaborate on literary approaches to Francophone North African weblogs.
For those, who are interested in participating, please register via the following link: http://hgs.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/Portfolio_HGS/VERANSTALTUNGEN/reg_form/reg_form.php?id=98
For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Anne Brüske: anne.brueske@uni- heidelberg.de or Ana-Sofia Commichau: email@example.com
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[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]