Things That Matter. Materials and Culture in/for the Digital Age. 5th International Summer School

“Things that Matter” addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. The recent advances of digital technology have created new modes of reproduction and forms of consumption that have substantially reshaped the concepts of ‘object’ and of ‘collection’ at the heart of cultural institutions such as libraries and museums.

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Zusammenfassung

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Beschreibung

“Things that Matter” addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. The recent advances of digital technology have created new modes of reproduction and forms of consumption that have substantially reshaped the concepts of ‘object’ and of ‘collection’ at the heart of cultural institutions such as libraries and museums.
The Summer School engages with key questions that arise from the study of the past in the digital age. These issues include the changing nature of objects such as books and scientific instruments as source materials; the history and practice of collections and collecting, digitization and its challenges, both technological and intellectual. “Things that Matter” maps the possibilities and challenges posed by the digital age for researchers. The ongoing process of digitization makes sources of the past available to a previously unknown extent: but what does this mean for researchers?
We will also discuss the role of objects in Public History. How does society approach the legacy of “things” in museums and heritage institutions? Which objects are “worth keeping”, why and when? Who determines the selection process and what are the selection criteria for curators, archivists and other agents in the sector? What collections are digitized and why those? Who makes the selections? How do we meet scientific demands on systematic design and transparency when working on online search engines and on differing (and sometimes incompatible) designs of data bases?

Programm

The Summer School brings together experts from both academia and the cultural heritage sector. Over the course of one week of intensive teaching, they will deliver lectures, lead seminars and hands-on sessions in libraries and museums, supervise student-led projects and presentations.

Speakers and Workshop Leaders include

Karolina Andersdotter (Uppsala University)
Suzette van Haaren (University of Groningen)
Ragnar Hedlund (Uppsala University)
Richard Higgins (Durham University)
Anna Zara Lindbom (Uppsala University)
Daniel Löwenborg (Uppsala University)
Helen Norlin (Uppsala University)
Johan Sjöberg (Uppsala University)
Steven Verstockt (Ghent University)

Kontakt

Mikael Alm
Uppsala University

mikael.alm@hist.uu.se

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