Humlab are part of several different research projects - mainly
within textual analysis and data visualization. Associate professor
Phil Buckland's (Archeology) SEAD/VISEAD-project
is developing and Humlab has a major part of building the database.
Professor Pelle Snickars'
Digital models- and
Streaming heritage-projects are further developed in
collaboration with Humlab. Humlab is making the 3D-models and
building digital tools in collaboration within the projects.
Together with associate professor Ben Martin,
Uppsala University, Humlab is developing methods for textual
analysis. My "own" project, "iAccept: Soft
surveillance - between acceptance and resistance", financed by the
Wallenberg foundation, has started.
In terms of new projects Humlab is now part of the so
called SweClarin-project, a six year
long national infrastructural project, financed by the Swedish
National Science Foundation, aiming at developing tools and methods
for language analysis (in various forms). Pelle Snickars got a new
project founded. Associate professor Anna Foka just received
fundings from the Wallenberg foundation for a project on digital
cartographies for three years. Associate professor Coppélie Cocq is
now part of a Norwegian project on Sami research and digital media.
Just to mention some new and ongoing projects - some are not
mentioned, but not forgotten.
We are also hiring a new system developer. Some more PhD
students will work with us during next year. Teaching together with
departments at the faculty continues. Events, such as conferences,
workshops and seminars, takes place in our premises - often
together with the Faculty. Conferences are attended, articles are
published, a lab space is maintained, and new collaborations are
discovered, etcetera. Several of Humlab-related people were
recently published in a new book (in Swedish) called "
Digital Humanities - Humanities in a digital age", a title
reflecting how, at least I (and others), view the digital in
relation to the Humanities. And the new lab will be inaugurated in
January. The lab space has been rebuilt and adjusted to current and
future activities. We all look forward to start working there.
And so on … It has been, as mentioned, an intense year, and it
is not possible to mention everything, but I just wanted give a
hint of where we are going during 2018. There are still challenges,
but there is a roadmap.
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!