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Professor Jill Walker Rettberg studies how humans use technology and what it means to us as a culture.
The first worshop organized by the Narratology of Criminal Cases project brought new perspectives on how crimes are narrated both in legal contexts and in the broader culture.
One UiB researcher departs for Denmark, while five excellent European researchers come to UiB to conduct research. They have received Marie Curie fellowships from the European Union in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bergen.
In November and December visitors to the University Library will experience electronic literature and digital art created by Jason Nelson, the 2016/17 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at UiB, and his partner, Alinta Krauth.
Language resources are becoming more accessible for researchers throughout Europe.
Scott Rettberg and collaborators' VR narrative Hearts and Minds is the 2016 winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature.
Exhibitions and performances of electronic literature are open to the public as part of the 2015 international electronic literature conference and festival, ELO 2015.
After a year with Digital Culture at UiB, Fulbright Scholar Kathi Inman Berens has returned to her home town of Portland.
Professor Scott Rettberg presents hybrid virtual reality project about battlefield torture at Human Rights Human Wrong Festival Documentary Film Festival in Oslo.
Bergen is the 2015 host of the international Electronic Literature Organization conference, and has received a record number of submissions from scholars and artists around the world.
Ekaterina Skvortcova will give an outline of the three main ensembles in the suburbs of Saint-Petersburg – Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk.
Book release: A new volume from the “Text, Action and Space (TAS)” project and research group was presented and published in Aarhus, Denmark on 21 February: EXPLORING TEXT AND EMOTIONS (ETE). Eds. Lars Sætre, Patrizia Lombardo, and Julien Zanetta. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2014. 449 pp. (ISBN 978 87 7934 558 4).
Manuscripts from the Middle Ages are beautiful objects, written by hand on parchment made ​​of leather. A video from the University of Bergen series "Close-Up".
Earlier this autumn two new researchers were put to work on book fragments: Astrid Marner (Post-doc) and Synnøve Myking (PhD). Together with project leader Åslaug Ommundsen and the English paleographer Michael Gullick they will contribute to the knowledge about medieval book culture.
New MA students in digital culture write project proposals for their MA theses in their first semester, and it's always interesting to follow their work from idea to fully formulated proposal. Here are the topics proposed by the students who started their MAs in August 2013!
Digital Humanities is a new term in Norway, and there is still debate as to whether or not to use the name at all. Jill Walker Rettberg reports from a seminar discussing this issue held at the University of Oslo last week. She also presented the ELMCIP project to the seminar.
After a year as a Fulbright scholar at UiB, we are sorry to say goodbye to Leonardo Flores.

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