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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Digital Humanities and Philosophy, 28 June 2013, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

The Digital Humanities are booming. However, philosophy is 
underrepresented in the Digital Humanities. This workshop has three aims: 
(i) to present computational methods that can be used by philosophers; 
(ii) to present research in which philosophical problems are studied by 
means of computational methods; (iii) to reflect on the relevance of 
research in the Digital Humanities for research in the humanities and 

Everyone interested in the digital humanities and philosophy is cordially 

Attendance is free, but please *register *by sending an e-mail to

Location: VU University (Main Building, Room HG-02A06 ) 

*Program: *

10.30 ? 10.45               Coffee + Tea

10.45 ? 11.15               *Introduction: Digital Humanities and Philosophy
                                    Arianna Betti  & Hein van den Berg (VU

11.15 ? 12.15              *Natural Language Processing for Digital
                                   Caroline Sporleder (University of Trier)

12.15 ? 13.30               Lunch (at own expenses, sorry!)
13.30 ? 14.30            * Uncovering Philosophical Influence by Digital
Humanities *
                                   Rens Bod  (University of Amsterdam)

14:30? 15.30               *Armchair with a Monitor: Using Computer-Based
Linguistic Text
                                  Corpora for Philosophical Purposes.*
                                   Roland Bluhm (TU Dortmund)

15.30 ? 16.00             Coffee + Tea

16.00 ? 17.00            *  Distributionalism: Meaning or Discourse *
                                   Aurelie Herbelot (University of Potsdam)

17.00- 18.00             * Digital Humanities Strategies for analyzing
Enlightenment thought
                                 and practices: two examples from book
history and emotion studies*
                                 Inger Leemans (VU Amsterdam)

18.00 ? 18.15             General Discussion

For more further information and abstracts:


Hein van den Berg & Jeroen Smid (on behalf of the whole Axiom team)