Digital Humanities and Iconography: The case of alpine mural painting

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The international conference "Digital Humanities and Iconography - The case of alpine mural painting", to be held in Grenoble (France) from 28 to 29 November 2016, is organised by the University of Grenoble-Alpes (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme) and the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (Condillac Research Group - LISTIC lab).

As part of the discussions conducted at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Sciences-Alpes on the links between Digital Humanities and Heritage, this international symposium, resolutely turned towards the future, aims to debate one particular aspect: how to "intelligently" access the data. How can digitised and scientifically validated data in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities be made available to a wider audience, that will not only share but also diversify its uses? There will be two pivotal topics under discussion: on the one hand, the need to respect the linguistic diversity involved in the development and description of such data. On the other hand, the need to consider the multiplicity of approaches that have presided over the conceptual modelling of the data in question. To meet these objectives, without excluding other iconographic sources, we draw the emphasis on case studies on the murals of the Alpine regions from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries in the PREALP database, hosted at the MSH-Alpes.

Three areas have been selected: language - concepts - images. Particular attention will be given to reflections on the contribution of terminology to address the linguistic dimension, of ontology for the conceptual dimension, and of image recognition for the selection and classification of iconographic material.

This conference is also an opportunity to establish an international network of researchers to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field.


Paper proposals (800 words maximum), in French, English or Italian, which will be the three working languages of the conference, should be sent to the organising committee:

Dominique Rigaux (dominique.rigaux@msh-alpes.fr)

Christophe Roche (christophe.roche@univ-savoie.fr)

Deadline for abstract submission by: 31 July 2016

Notification to the authors by: 31 August 2016


Program committee

Sandra Costa (Alma Mater Bologne), Rute Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Pierluigi Filippacci (Università Macerata), Thomas Lebarbé (Université Grenoble Alpes) , Maria Papadopoulou (CRT Copenhagen), Luca Patria (CERCA-Turin), Elena Pierazzo (Université Grenoble Alpes), Dominique Rigaux (Université Grenoble Alpes, MSH-Alpes), Christophe Roche (Université Savoie Mont-Blanc), Laurent Romary (INRIA).


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