Data as a new resource? Similarities and differences of data vs. material resources
Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival
30 June 2021, Online meeting via WEBEX, 10h-18h CET
We welcome proposals for participation in the workshop Data as a new resource? Similarities and differences of data vs. material resources, which will take place online via a Webex meeting on June 30th, 2021 between 10h-18h CET.
The workshop is part of the Tensions of Europe Digital Workshop Festival. Tensions of Europe is an international scholarly network and hub for international research, education and outreach initiatives on Technology in European history.
This exploratory workshop is dedicated to scholars interested in technological developments related to digital technologies and resource developments. It aims at bringing together scholars with interests in digital data and material resources development and at creating a broad dialogue on data as a resource. More specifically, we intent to discuss three topics : (1) historical parallels of digital data with the development of other key material resources, (2) data as a commodity and its infrastructure, and (3) sustainability issues and (big) data.
Call for papers and more information :
How to apply
Please send an abstract and motivation (max. 1 page) on your interest in the topics of the workshop and how it relates to your research and a short bio note (1 page) to
before May 2nd, 2021. Applicants will be informed by May 21 of the result.
The workshop is organized by Frank Veraart (Eindhoven History Lab) Irene Niet (Eindhoven University of Technology), Valérie Schafer (Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg).