Introduction to Digital Humanities for Japanese Studies with the Japanese Visual Media Graph project at Stockholm University

We are happy to report that last week we had the opportunity to introduce the JVMG project as part of Professor Jaqueline Berndt’s BA Thesis Course at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University.

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Presenting at SWIB 2022

The annual conference SWIB 2022 was held for the 14th time, and the third time online due to the pandemic. SWIB focuses on Linked Open Data in libraries and related organizations, where IT staff, developers, librarians, and researchers meet and learn from each others.

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Our article on the legal integration of the JVMG knowledge graph is now available online

The article version of our presentation at POSSP 2021: Putting Open Social Scholarship Into Practice on the legal integration of the JVMG knowledge graph written together with Dr Simone Schroff is now available open access in the 4th issue of Pop! Public. Open. Participatory.: Harmonizing Open Licenses among Online Databases of Enthusiast Communities: Challenges for the Legal Integration of Databases in the Japanese Visual Media Graph Project.

Workshop on Digital Humanities, Linked Open Data and Games Research at Stuttgart Media University

On the 15th of August we held a small one-day workshop on the topics of digital humanities, linked open data and games research at Stuttgart Media University with colleagues from Leipzig University as well as a researcher from France starting work at Ritsumeikan University. The four presentations and the ensuing discussions revolved around some of the core interests of the JVMG project, but also offered interesting perspectives on potential future directions for expanding the project.

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Presenting at the 18. Deutschsprachigen Japanologentag

The three-day 18. Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag (18th German Language Japanese Studies Day) organized by the Institut für Modernes Japan at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf was held online at the end of August. We are happy to report that the JVMG project was represented with two different presentations at this central triennial German language conference on Japanese Studies. Digital humanities and open science in Japanese Studies were both major topics at the conference, and it was great to see so many excellent projects and initiatives.

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