This half-day symposium will explore the current challenges faced by scholars whose research is mediated, as well as displaced, by digital technology.
The Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Strucuted Programme are pleased to welcome Dr Eoin O'Dell to the Royal Irish Academy to discuss all things "copyright" for the digital arts and humanities. The abstract for this lunch time lecture is below but Eoin is happy to speak to any questions that you may have so please send these along prior to the event.
Abstract: Copyright functions both to enable and to curtail the development of digital arts and humanities. On the one hand, it incentivizes and rewards the creation of original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works, sound recordings, films, and so on. On the other hand, by protecting such works, it precludes derivative works and downstream innovation. This talk will look at the extent to which copyright legislation in Ireland and Europe achieves an appropriate balance between these two competing ends, and at whether currently mooted reform proposals are likely to improve that balance.
DRI is co-organising with TCD a DBpedia community meeting in Dublin on the 9th Feb 2015, at the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub.
This is a free info day for users and developers of DBpedia, but users must register in advance.
After the success of the first two DBpedia Community Meetings in Amsterdam and Leipzig with more than 70 international participants, this third edition takes place in Dublin. The meeting will have a special focus on DBpedia in Digital Humanities, the bootstrapping of an Irish Language DBpedia Community and the new structure of the DBpedia Association.
Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of DRI, will speak at the event.
For more information and to register, see: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015
A free public lecture by Professor Jon Oberlander on the theme of big data and digital humanities