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Call for Participation: Workshops on the use of AI to interrogate digital cultural heritage collections at Rutgers and Durham University. September and October 2022

Dear OARC Users, 

 In collaboration with our colleagues at the Rutgers Library and Institute of Data Science at Durham, UK, we are running two workshops on applying AI for digital humanities.

 You can find more about the call for participation in the forwarded message below. 

Rutgers University and Durham University will be holding two joint workshops to investigate how AI can be used to help us make sense of our archival collections, especially those that relate to Japan in Meiji Period (the late nineteenth century). These will be held on September 15th-16th in New Brunswick and October 10-11th in Durham. The Durham workshops will be hosted in association with Advanced Research Computing (ARC), the Institute for Data Science (IDAS), and Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions; the Rutgers workshops are led by Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) in association with the department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

 We are inviting expressions of interest from Rutgers and Durham University researchers working in AI, data science, museums and cultural heritage collections, digital humanities, and Japanese studies who would like to attend their home workshop and discuss their research. The goal of these workshops is to understand the opportunities for collaboration on innovative research in AI and data science and to prepare a joint application for research funding. As a result, numbers of participants will be relatively small, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

 If you would like to take part in a workshop, and/or are willing to give a talk on your research and its potential relevance to the study of museum collections or Japanese studies, please contact Sonia Yaco (Rutgers) or Claire Warwick  (Durham) by August 15, 2022, with a brief statement (no more than 300 words) of your expertise.


Thank you

Bala Desinghu, PhD

Senior Scientist

Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)