Historical documents in the Digital Age

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Date(s) - 25/10/2012 - 26/10/2012
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Université de Rouen - Maison de l'Université


Atelier Workshop DocExplore

Jeudi 25 et vendredi 26 octobre 2012

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The aim of the Workshop is to bring together those whose professional work involves the study of historical documents or who have a responsibility for increasing their accessibility, with technologists developing techniques to support the analysis and management of digital documents. The Workshop will encourage a greater understanding of how these two communities can work productively together and how crossing the traditional disciplinary boundaries can create opportunities for supporting better historical research while also increasing the awareness of the general public of their rich cultural heritage. This workshop should be interesting for : 1. Historians and others interested in sharing their experiences of document analysis with scientists developing computer-based tools to support such activities ; 2. Those who have a responsibility for preserving and managing historical documents and making them available both to specialists using them for research and detailed study, and the general public seeking to benefit from the rich cultural legacy which such documents embody ; 3. Scientists and engineers developing advanced technologies in areas such as image processing, pattern recognition and digital media engineering relevant to document analysis. The Workshop will provide an opportunity for a diverse range of researchers and other professionals, including end users, to share experiences and explore ideas which cross traditional disciplinary boundaries which often present barriers to rapid progress in improving the accessibility of documents which can contribute so fundamentally to an understanding of our cultural heritage. For each session of the workshop, we invited european specialists of the field to share their experience of the domain, as an opening for an open debate with all attendants. The workshop is opened to all, we just need whoever wants to participate to freely register on the website, so that we can manage the logistical constraints of the venue. The languages of the workshop will be French and English, with simultaneous translation provided. > website




Jeudi 25 octobre 2012

9h45. Welcome tea

10h30. Welcome

11h. Libraries and archives in the Digital Age

12h45. Lunch

14h30. Digital tools for annotating and indexing

16h15. Coffee break

16h45-18h45. Digital paleography


Vendredi 26 octobre 2012

9h. ICT in Cultural Heritage

10h45. Coffee break

11h15. Digital Humanities : present and future

12h45. Closure

13h15. Lunch

14h-15h45. DocExplore demo


Invited Speakers

Mathieu Bonicel, BNF

Alexandre Chautemps, labo BnF

Thierry Claerr, Ministère de la Culture

Véronique Eglin, Computer Science, LIRIS

Oliver Hitchcock, VirtuaSENSE

Clive Izard, British Library

Franck Lebourgeois, Computer Science, LIRIS

Jean-François Moufflet, Archives de France

Marçal Rusiñol, Computer Science, CVC

Marc Smith, Paleography, École des Chartes

Dominique Stutzmann, Paleography, IRHT

Melissa Terras, Digital Humanities, UCL

Clotilde Vaissaire-Agard, CF2ID

Alison Wiggins, History, University of Glasgow


Organizing Committee


Workshop organisation

Drs. Stéphane Nicolas et Pierrick Tranouez, Litis, Université de Rouen. You may join us through SUPPORT


DocExplore Team


Head Honcho

Prof. Laurent Heutte, Litis, Université de Rouen



Prof. Thierry Paquet, Litis, Université de Rouen

Alexandre Burnett, Litis, Université de Rouen

Dr. Vladislavs Dovgalecs, Litis, Université de Rouen

Prof. Élisabeth Lalou, GRHis, Université de Rouen

Dr. Alexis Grélois, GRHis, Université de Rouen

Cécile Capot, GRHis, Université de Rouen

Maïté Vanmarque, Bibliothèque Municipale de Rouen

Vincent Viallefond, Bibliothèque Municipale de Rouen



Prof. Mike Fairhurst, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent

Dr. Richard Guest, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent

Dr. Yiqing Liang, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent

Steve Kelly, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent

Dr. Catherine Richardson, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent

Dr. Alixe Bovey, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent

Cressida Williams, Canterbury Cathedral Archives


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