Workshop 2017 Montreal

During the DH2017 conference in Montreal, the AVinDH SIG will organize it’s third workshop on Monday 7 August 2017. This year’s theme will be ‘Computer Vision in Digital Humanities‘.

This workshop will focus on how computer vision can be applied within the realm of Audiovisual Materials in Digital Humanities. During the workshop, attendees will both present (ongoing) work on applying computer vision and experiment with computer vision in their own work in a hands-on session.

All documents & details:

  • The workshop will be in room Arts W-20 (see this map for the exact location)
  • The complete program can be found here
  • All accepted abstracts are available here
  • More information on the lightning talks here.
  • The full call for abstracts (now closed) is located here
  • Follow the workshop on Twitter via de hashtag #AVinDH
  • Contribute to our collective minutes of the workshop in this Google Doc
  • A Storify with all tweets of the workshop.

The workshop will consist of

  • A keynote by Lindsay King & Peter Leonard (Yale University) on “Processing Pixels: Towards Visual Culture Computation”.
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    This talk will focus on an array of algorithmic image analysis techniques, from simple to cutting-edge, on materials ranging from 19th century photography to 20th century fashion magazines. We’ll consider colormetrics, hue extraction, facial detection, and neural network-based visual similarity. We’ll also consider the opportunities and challenges of obtaining and working with large-scale image collections.

    Lindsay King is the Associate Director for Access and Research Services in the Haas Arts Library at Yale University. She oversees public services–including reference, instruction, outreach, and digital services–supporting students and faculty in art, history of art, architecture, drama, theater studies and dance. Her research interests include art patronage, fashion history, and applications of digital humanities methods in the visual and performing arts.

    Peter Leonard is the Director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Yale University Library, where he helps humanities researchers use quantitative and algorithmic techniques. He came to Yale in 2013 as the first Librarian for Digital Humanities Research. Prior to coming to Yale, Peter was responsible for humanities research computing at the University of Chicago and served as a postdoctoral researcher in text mining at UCLA, supported by a Google Digital Humanities Research Award.

  • Paper presentations. Papers have been selected by a review commission. All details can be found on the Call for Abstracts at the website. Please note the call is now closed and accepted abstracts can be found here.
  • A hands-on session to experiment with open source Computer Vision tools. This session will be led by Benoit Seguin of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, (EPFL).
    Benoit SeguinBenoit Seguin is a PhD Student in Computer Science from the DHLAB at EPFL. His work focuses on automatic patterns detection across iconographic collections. Before starting his PhD, he worked with microscope images for biomedical applications or electronic manufacturing problems.
  • Lightning Talks allowing participants to share their ideas, projects or ongoing work in a short presentation of two minutes.

Important Dates 

Deadline submission abstracts: 31 May 2017 23:59
Date for notification: 15 June 2017
Workshop: Monday 7 August 2017

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