DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium: Houda Lamqaddam

Are you an early career researcher in the field of Digital Humanities or a student interested in DH approaches who would like to discuss DH with other early career researchers in the Belgian DH community? If so, you might be interested in joining the DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs

Our sessions this fall will continue the under-the-hood” format. In these sessions, a volunteer from our community provides a thirty-minute overview of a digital project which implements a given tool, approach, or platform. This is not meant to be a research presentation, or to present findings or results, but rather to give our community a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions were made and why specific tools were chosen or developed. The hope is also that this presenter will give attendees some ideas about how to get started implementing a specific tool or workflow, and that they can also answer questions about other related ongoing projects that are implementing similar functionalities. This “under-the-hood” session format will allow us to have focused discussions around a specific project where we can learn from each other in an informal way. In addition, by implementing this format we can maintain the low threshold for contributing and engaging in the conversations. It also allows us to learn about the diverse projects in the Benelux region related to digital humanities! (An added bonus!)  

Register here: https://scholarlytales.hcommons.org/2022/10/04/digital-humanities-virtua...

On Monday 14 November from 15h – 16h30 CET via MS Teams, Houda Lamqaddam from the University of Liège and KU Leuven will present on “Connecting Past and Present through Art and Computer Vision”. 

Abstract: The ‘imagenealogy’ research project aims at tracing a genealogy of forms in the history of art. Based on novel techniques in computer visions, we work towards shedding new light on the history of forms from renaissance and baroque paintings to contemporary fashion photography. In this talk, I will present the literature in human pose detection and comparison, and its application in artistic material. I will also share our current work-in-progress and preliminary discussion.