Presenting at the 8th annual conference of the “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum” Association

Last week we participated in DHd2022: Kulturen des digitalen Gedächtnisses (Cultures of digital memory), the 8th annual conference of the “Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum” Association organized by the University of Potsdam and Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. This is the biggest annual German language conference on digital humanities, and we were very happy to be able to present our work on the JVMG project here. It was also an opportunity to meet and reconnect with members of the Graphen & Netzwerke working group, whose 6th International Conference “Graphs and Networks in the Humanities: Technologies, Models, Analyses, and Visualizations” we had attended last month.

As with all large conferences of this scale there were multiple panels running parallel with each other. Our panel was titled “Multimediale Digital Humanities”. First Sophie Schneider‘s presentation Back ’em up – Computerspiele als Objekte kulturellen Erbes focused on the problem of attaching metadata to the in-game contents of video games both for research and for preservation purposes. This was followed by Magnus Pfeffer presenting our work Japanese Visual Media Graph: Bündelung des Wissens von Fan-Gemeinschaften in einem domänenspezifischen Knowledge Graph (see slides below). Finally, Miriam Akkermann examined just how complicated it is to capture and organize information on the performance of electroacoustic and computer music – especially obvious in the case of Mixed Music – in her presentation Aufführungsinformationen in der Mixed Music – systematische Herausforderungen als Indikatoren musikpraktischer Tendenzen . Detailed abstracts of all the presentations are available online in the Book of Abstracts.

Even though the conference had to be moved online, the organizers did an excellent job of providing a hybrid experience with even some live programs for those fortunate enough to be able to participate in the event from Potsdam. We would like to thank the organizers, presenters and all the attendees for this stimulating event, and very much hope to participate in the exchange of ideas again, hopefully in person, next year.

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