KNAW Humanities Cluster organises the first ever HuC LIVE!

At HuC LIVE! the KNAW Humanities Cluster presents its innovative research and infrastructure. Keynote Speaker is Antal van den Bosch.

The main theme of this afternoon will be Bridging the Gulf. We will explore the claim by Clifford Geertz: ‘I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false.’ Antal van den Bosch, director of the Meertens Institute and Professor of Language and Speech Technology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen is the keynote speaker and he will reflect on Geertz’ statement from his own experiences working in both computational science and the humanities.

There will be presentations by, among others, Gertjan Filarski, director of Digital Infrastructure, Marieke van Erp, team leader of the academy’s Digital Humanities Lab, and Jauco Noordzij, Chief Product Development. They will introduce the cutting edge research and infrastructural products developed at KNAW Humanities Cluster. And while doing so, show there is no deep gulf between science and the humanities. During the concluding interview, Gertjan Filarski and Marieke van Erp will answer questions from the audience.

And there will be time for some celebrations. The new unit for Digital Infrastructure will be inaugurated. This unit was formed after merging the three IT and infrastructure departments of Huygens ING, Meertens Institute and IISH in April 2018.

Afterward, there will be plenty of time for questions and conversation while enjoying a drink or two. The definitive program will be announced later. We will keep you posted at @KNAWHuC and We are looking forward to seeing you at HuC LIVE!.

HuC LIVE! will be Wednesday, December 12 at 15.15 hours at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam. Doors open at 14.45 hours.

Attendance is free, but please register soon through the link on top of this invitation. We have a limited amount of seats, so early registration is recommended. Register here. Please leave your name and email address. The event is hosted by Eventbrite.



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