Training school ‘Architectural history in the digital era’ (Ghent, 2-6 April 2013)

[ Keys for architectural history research in the digital era - Handbook : http://inha.revues.org/4924]

COST-Action ‘European architecture beyond Europe’ is a research project that aspired to
create a broader insight and understanding of the worldwide spread of European architecture
across empires during the 19th and 20th centuries. It does so by sharing research and
knowledge on dissemination processes, historical data and material legacies.
To create awareness among the scholars involved in this project about a variety of aspects
related to conducting research in a digital era, and to offer hands-on experience with some of
those aspects, a 5 day Training School was organised in Ghent (Belgium) from April 2-6,2013.
During the Training School, which is aptly titled ‘Architectural Research in the Digital Era’,
internationally renowned experts introduced and familiarised participants with a variety of
aspects related to conducting research in a digital era : Architectural history research in the
digital era ; Copyrights ; Standards, metadata, interoperability and sustainability ; Data
visualisation ; Creating a digital research environment.

Organized by Cost Action IS0904 working group 4 (Juliette Hueber, Antonio Mendes da Silva, Pauline van Roosmalen and Thierry Lochard)

Local Host : University of Gent (Sofie Boonen and Kim De Raedt)

Venue : Monasterium, Oude Houtlei 56 – 9000 Gent, http://monasterium.be/

Day 1 – Tuesday 2 April 2013
Architectural history research in the digital era

09:00 – 09:30 : Introduction

09:30 – 10:30 : Lisa Spiro (independent scholar and consultant on digital scholarship) : Access, Explore, Converse: The Impact (and Potential Impact) of the Digital Humanities on Scholarship

10:30 – 11:00 : Break

11:00 – 12:00 : Paul Bertrand (Prof. Univ of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and research fellow, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Paris, France) : Digital Humanities: from theory to reality. The new bridge on the river Kwai?

12:00 – 13:30 : Lunch

13:30 – 16:30 : Workshop : organized in collaboration with Patrick Hochstenbach (digital architect, UGhent Library, Ghent, Belgium), Pierre-Yves Laborde (information specialist, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, France) and Pierre Mounier (Software Engineer / Web Programmer, InVisu (CNRS-INHA), Paris, France) : Using best practices: standards, metadata, interoperability and sustainability

16:30 – 17:00 : Break

17:00 – 18:00 : Feed-back and discussion

19.30 :    Dinner in Café Parti

Day 2 – Wednesday 3 April 2013
Research management tools : Mendeley & Zotero

Workshops organized in collaboration with Lisa Spiro (independent scholar and consultant on digital scholarship), Paul Bastijns (e-resources Librarian, UGhent Library, Ghent, Belgium), Pierre-Yves Laborde (information specialist, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, France) and Pierre Mounier (Software Engineer / Web Programmer, InVisu (CNRS-INHA), Paris, France).

09:00 – 11:00 : Workshop : Mendeley & Zotero

11:00 – 11:30 : Break

11:30 – 13:30 : Workshop : Mendeley & Zotero

13:30 – 15:00 : Lunch

15:00 – 16:00 : Feed-back and discussion

16:00 – 16:30 : Break

16:30 – 17:30 : Inge Van Nieuwerburgh (co-ordinator digital collections, UGhent Library, Ghent, Belgium) : Open Archives

Day 3 – Thursday 4 April 2013
Authors’ rights, copyright & open data policy

09:00 – 11:00 : Kenneth Crews (director Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University, New York, USA) : Practical overview of copyrights in the USA and Europe

11:00 – 11:30 : Break

11:30 – 12:30 : Wilma Mossink (JISC Collection London, United Kingdom) : Publication agreements and authors’ rights

12:30 – 14:00 : Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 : Just de Leeuwe (Licensing Specialist, copyright specialist TU Delft Library, the Netherlands) : Copyrights in Open Science and Education at Delft University of Technology

15:00 – 16:00 : Anne-Laure Stérin (law expert, associate professor at Université Paris Est, Marne la Vallée, France) : European roadmap on open data policy

16.45-18.00 : Guided tour of Vooruit Arts Centre building

Day 4 – Friday 5 April 2013
Data visualisation
Organized in collaboration with Paul Girard and Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou (SciencesPo médialab, Paris, France)*

09:00 – 10:00 : SciencesPo médialab: Data visualisation

10:00 – 10:30 : Break

10:30 – 12:30 : Workshop

12:30 – 14:00 : Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 : Workshop

16:00 – 17:00 : Report and conclusion of the workshops

*SciencesPo médialab is a laboratory of digital resources focussing on all new means of communication and data production arising from new information and communication technologies. See: www.medialab.sciences-po.fr/en/home/

Day 5 – Saturday 6 April 2013
Creating a digital (research) environment
Organized in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Delft (the Netherlands) **

09:00 – 09:15 : Juliette Hueber (digital resources specialist, InVisu (CNRS-INHA), Paris, France): Presentation of Halimede:  a platform for sharing resources on European architecture on the Mediterranean

09:15 – 09:45 : Gabriella Restaino (architectural historian Sapienza University) : Let’s reclaim history (Restituiamo la Storia) & Give back the History

09:45 – 10:15 : Pauline van Roosmalen & Paul Suijker (project leaders at Delft University of Technology) : Building a repository on European colonial architecture and town planning (c.1850-1970)

10:15 – 10:30 : Break

10:30 – 13:00 : Workshop : Using a repository : Uploading and linking data

13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch

14:00 – 16:30 : Workshop : The user interface of Delft’s repository

16:30 – 17:00 : Feedback and discussion

**Delft University of Technology creates a digital research environment for European colonial built heritage (c.1850-1970). See: www.bk.tudelft.nl/en/research/research-projects/re-connecting-with-colonial-architecture/.