28 Oct 2019

Events, Informational event

Data, models and libraries. Reflections on the role of libraries in the age of data-intensive science

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the next Library Science Talk:

Gerhard Lauer (Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Basel)
will talk about "Data, models and libraries. Reflections on the role of
libraries in the age of data-intensive science".

The talk will take place on

-          Monday, 28 October at 16:15 in Geneva at CERN in room 13-2-005.

Registration is required. Please register here: http://cern.ch/go/8Vnt

External guests should be at the CERN reception, Building 33, at 16:00 to be
guided to the conference room.

Abstract of the talk:

Sciences in the 21st century are repeatedly described as data-intensive
sciences. In recent years this also applies to the humanities. However, data-
intensive sciences are only more than a promise if they can be modelled. To
this end, data must form a representative and balanced corpus, it must be
possible to formalise, visualise and re-use data. Libraries have large
quantities of reliable data that can be condensed into corpora, formalised and
shared. Libraries thus become an essential part of a data-intensive
humanities. My talk outlines the new ways of integrating libraries into
research processes in the humanities.


Gerhard Lauer is professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Basel.
After studying German language and literature, philosophy, musicology and
Jewish studies, he received his doctorate with a thesis on the history of
science in exile and wrote his second book on the literary history of early
modern Judaism. From 2002 to 2017 he taught German Philology at the University
of Göttingen, since 2017 Digital Humanities in Basel. His most recent
publication are "Wilhelm von Humboldt. Schriften zur Bildung" (2017), "Johann
Friedrich Blumenbach. Race and Natural History 1750-1850", (2019, edited
together with Nicolaas Rupke), "Lesen im digitalen Zeitalter" (in print).

Please be aware that this talk will be held in Geneva only. We plan to have
another talk in Zürich for which you will receive an invitation shortly.

We are looking forward to you joining us. For more information please contact
tullio.basaglia@cluttercern.ch or phone 022-767.79.11.

Kind regards,

Tullio Basaglia (CERN) and  Lena Oetjens (ZBZ)

Tullio Basaglia,
CERN Scientific Information Service,
Library Section leader
Esplanade des Particules 1
CH-1211 Geneva
Tel +41 22 767 79 11

Dr. Lena Oetjens
Leiterin Aus- und Weiterbildung, Zentralbibliothek Zürich
Zähringerplatz 6
CH-8001 Zürich
Tel +41 44 268 31 30

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