Query and context based visualization of time-spatial cultural dynamics

Contextualizing and Visualizing Dynamics in Digital Archives

QVIZ Symposium
2nd and 3rd of April 2008
at Umeå University, Sweden

The QVIZ symposium will be a strong mix of digital libraries, digital cultural heritage, new media, European perspectives and international participation. The idea of a digital library is not new and this symposium attempts to contextualize digital archives partly through incorporating state-of-the-art work from the field as well as expertise from other areas. The symposium brings together critical perspectives with a commitment to both existing implementations and exploring future directions. A range of speakers and discussants has been invited from all over the world. Among topics addressed will be the European Digital Library Initiative, deep access to digitized cultural heritage, best practice, innovative archival interfaces, and leading new media perspectives on digital archives. The symposium combines critical and constructive perspectives in a one-track composition, which also includes a workshop on contextualizing digital archival content and visualization of cultural dynamics and cutting-edge technology showcases.

HUMlab at Umeå University organizes the symposium, which is co-financed by the European Commission through the QVIZ project. HUMlab is an internationally recognized center for digital humanities and has been given funding for a substantial expansion which includes an international postdoctoral fellowship program and the creation of a unique display and interaction facility in conjunction with the existing studio space. The brand new HUMlab facilities will be used for the conference.

The symposium will be chaired by the director of HUMlab and Coordinator of the QVIZ project, Patrik Svensson.

For more information or questions concerning the QVIZ symposium, please contact Johan Lagrelius
Cellphone: +46 70 305 25 56
Telephone: +46 90 786 92 86 (HUMlab)


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Venue/Getting there/Accomodation


The QVIZ-project is co-funded by the European Union through the IST programme under FP6.