Computing Culture & Society: Applications and Reflections

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Date(s) - 01/04/2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Zadal: Radim Hladík

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CCS-Lab at the University of West Bohemia invite you to a second series of lectures and transdisciplinary seminars on the topic:

Computing Culture & Society: Applications and Reflections

rationale: Today, computer technologies have a transformative impact on the way we conduct research across the academy, including humanities and social sciences (HaSS). However, to produce really novel insights, it appears that the computational approaches to culture and society require collaboration of experts across the whole spectrum of academic disciplines. Around the globe, we observe an emergence of new specialized research centers designed to facilitate such transdisciplinary collaboration. Some of these centers will be introduced in the lectures by international guests. In the seminars, researchers from two faculties and four departments at the University of West Bohemia (UWB) will discuss their research within this scope to receive feedback from scholars with a different academic background or to enhance potential future collaborations.

format: All events are available to the public and will be held in a hybrid format, with an opportunity to decide either for a physical attendance or to connect virtually via ZOOM. However, for an on-site attendance in the cafe Kulturka, please register using the form below. The international guests will connect virtually.

location: cafe Kulturka ZČU, Sedláčkova 19, Plzeň

registration form (for on-site attendance only): TBA

zoom link:

contact person: Vojtěch Kaše (Department of Philosophy, UWB,, 773205608)

Friday, April 1


09:30 – Howard Hotson (Oxford University), Digital Scholarship @ Oxford: Convergence in Theory and Practice

11:00 – Oren Ackermann (Arial University), The secret of the archaeological sediments as a human and natural archive

SEMINAR (in Czech):

13:30 – Vojtěch Kaše (Department of Philosophy, UWB), Division of labor, specialization and diversity in the ancient Roman cities: A quantitative approach to Latin epigraphy

14:30 – Ondřej Stulík (Department of Politics and IR, UWB), Working with natural language and equivalences to define extremism