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The Autumn lecture series has begun!
The two-day seminar Digital Approaches to Transcribing and Analysing Medieval Texts, which took place in Bergen on the 29th-30th August 2019, brought together academics from seven European universities to exchange knowledge about current research in the field of Digital Philology.
Jill, Ragnhild and Linn Heidi introduced the database for the first time at Nordmedia in Malmø.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Montfort, Professor of Digital Media at MIT, to a two-year 20% position as Professor II with UiB Digital Culture. Montfort is noted both as a creative author of numerous and varied creative works and as a critic and theorist of digital media.
The 2019 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature was awarded to UiB professor Scott Rettberg, for his monograph Electronic Literature.
Seven current and nine past members of the Bergen Electronic Literature research group are speaking at the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Cork, Ireland in July.
The Machine Vision database was the topic of our last workshop at Solstrand Hotel and we are getting closer to a data set that will give us more detailed information on Machine Vision in everyday life.
Concluding his Fulbright year in the Digital Culture research group at UiB, Chris Ingraham gave a lecture on algorithmic culture based on a section of his forthcoming book.
Scholars, artists and designers met for a two-day workshop to continue work on an anthology to be titled "Future Histories of Machine Vision".
The international research conference Narratives in the Criminal Process took place at the University of Bergen on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December 2018. More than 50 scholars, researchers and students attended 28 presentations of papers on various subjects in the interdisciplinary field of law, humanities, media and social sciences.
Last Sunday, 10 March 2019, Post-doc Maud Ceuterick and PhD candidate Hannah Ackermans in Digital Culture at UiB organized a feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to improve the documentation of women and other marginalized people on Wikipedia.
The programme for Bergen Medieval Forum is ready!
UiB is planning to establish an interdisciplinary center for humanistic research. Within this framework, funds are available for two basic research projects with a deadline of 15 March.
Three new PhD students joined the MACHINE VISION team in January 2019, and the team is working hard.
In the start of November Machine Vision hosted their first workshop at Solstrand Hotel with creative researchers, artists and designers from many parts of the world.
Machine Vision is growing and has a new Tumblr with weekly updates.
Last month, the annual conference and festival of the Electronic Literature Organization took place at UQAM (Montreal, Canada) to present state-of-the-art research and creative projects as well as discuss future collaborations and strategies of the field. In this blogpost, I outline the elements of the conference that are relevant to Machine Vision, and show examples of works using machine vision... Read more
June 12-14, researchers from the University of Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group, University of Stavanger Greenhouse group, University of Utah, and Aarhus University will explore connections between the digital humanities and environmental poetics through recent books and artworks which crossover the two concerns.

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