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Course endorsed by the European Assoaciation for Digital Humanities (EADH)

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Information

Course dates: Madrid, July 23rd-27th 2014

Place: Main Hall, Faculty of Economics, UNED

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this program is to provide a panoramic view of the different areas encompassed in the field of Digital Humanities: digital edition of text and image for literary and artistic purposes; use and design of databases for humanities; familiarity with digital tools for virtual, web-based cultural projects; and tools devoted to data mining and visualization. All of this will enable the students to enhance their academic training and to open up to new prospects for academic research and the job market, where the demand for humanists with technological knowledge is growing every day.

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS AND TARGET AUDIENCE

There are no academic pre-requisites to enroll in this program. It is mainly targeted to:

  • Students trained in different fields within the humanities who want to gain additional technological skill to face the new challenges of today’s digital culture, to enhance their training, and to open up to new prospects for academic research and job market access.
  • Researchers currently working on scientific projects in different humanities disciplines (literature, art, history, philosophy…) who want to get up-to-date with the existing technological tools and perspectives in order to apply them to their actual projects.
  • Practitioners in the field of humanities (mainly GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) who wish to reinforce their digital skills to be better able to apply them to their own work.
  • People in other disciplines who are interested in learning more about Digital Humanities while approaching an interdisciplinary, buzzing work methodology.

METHODOLOGY

The teaching methodology will be mainly face-to-face, but it will also be possible to attend the course online since it will be streamed password-restricted for enrolled students. Chat room service, access to the virtual campus with all the course materials, and forums to interact with other students and teachers (who may also be contacted via email during and after the course) will also be available.

LENGTH

 30 HOURS

Schedule

MONDAY 23rd

17:30 – 19:30

Elena González-Blanco y María Gimena del Río Riande

What are Digital Humanities? Concept, situation and implementation

19:00 – 21:00

José Luis Rodríguez Gómez

Open-Source Open Library and international standars

TUESDAY 24th

9:30 -11:30

Susanna Allés Torrent

Introduction to digital edition: first steps in TEI text tagging

11:30 -13:30

Santiago Timón Reina

XML and text transformation

15:30 -17:30

Ana García Serrano

Mutimedia retrieval from associated texts

17:30 – 19:30 

M. Elena Azofra Sierra

Specialized blogging, a new environment to research on Humanities

WEDNESDAY 25th

9:30 -11:30

Paloma Centenera Centenera

Introduction to Databases for Humanities

11:30 -13:30

M. Luisa Díez Platas  

Digital Metamorfosis: Web Design for content management in a Humanities project

THURSDAY 26th

9:30 -11:30

Mariano Rincón Zamorano

Visual Analysis of Information

11:30 -13:30

Eva Moraga Guerrero

Art and information visualization: unions, intersections, tangents

15:30 -17:30

Alba Alonso Gutiérrez

Video acquisition and marking

17:30 – 19:30 

Alejandro Rodríguez Ascaso

Interaction with the user and digital accessibility

FRIDAY 27th

9:30 -11:30

Rafael Martínez Tomás

Ontologies and semantic web

11:30 -13:30

Roundtable: Current Status and Prospects of Digital Humanities

Elena González-Blanco García, José Luis Fernández Vindel, Ricardo Mairal Usón, Felisa Verdejo Maíllo, Rafael Martínez Tomás

Program

This course aims to provide an overview of Digital Humanities and is structured in five subject areas:

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities.
  • Introduction to digital text edition, text technologies: TEI-XML.
  • Storage and management of digital contents in Humanities and web visualization: Introduction to databases and web design.
  • Content visualization in the humanities, digital image processing, storage and visualization systems on the web. Author rights and delivery of contents through the Internet.
  • New perspectives on DH: linked data and semantic web (technological fundamentals: controlled vocabularies and ontologies with OWL and RDF and their implementation on XML.

TALKS

Elena González-Blanco (Departamento de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, UNED)
María Gimena del Río Riande (SECRIT-CONICET)
What are Digital Humanities? Concept, situation and implementation
This talk offers an approach to the concept of Digital Humanities as these researchers guide us through the history of this academic discipline around the world, offering an overview of the most active areas, and a description of the tools, software and technological knowledge put to use, along with a review of the possibilities to apply this discipline to research, thinking and Digital Humanities projects.

José Luis Rodríguez Gómez (Real Biblioteca del Palacio Real de Madrid)
Open-Source Open Library and international standars
Several open-source systems will be described that are widely implemented in libraries and the academia and that use XML technologies and the international standards associated to them. Particularly, as a case study, the talk focuses on two open-source systems used to manage bibliographic and documental collections. The first one, KOHA, is probably the open source ILS with the greatest number of installations in the world. On the other hand, the second sample, eXtensible Text Framework, has been used to manage highly varied collections and documental types: Writers’ digital libraries, management of ancient inventories or archive materials, among others. In both cases, aspects such as installation, data migration and, especially, customization of the data structure, search engine, etc. putting XML and XSLT to use. International standards like MARCXML or TEI (Text Encoding Initiative), or EAD (Encoded Archival Description) will be employed.

Susanna Allés Torrent (Institució Milá i Fontanals-CSIC)
Introduction to digital edition: first steps in TEI text tagging
Digital text edition is one of the cornerstones of Digital Humanities. This talk will offer an introduction to the Standard Markup Language for texts on Humanities, TEI-XML, and to its tools and implementation systems (guidelines, modules, production and configuration of schemata, tagging possibilities).

Santiago Timón Reina (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED)
XML and text transformation
This talk is the logical sequel to digital text edition with TEI_XML. Once the fundaments of markup languages have been discussed, it aims to go further by explaining the possibilities for querying, representation and visualization of texts marked with XML via languages such as XPath and XSLT, and the XML native database eXist. Some tools based on this kind of language will also be described that are oriented to content visualization and publication on the web (using XTF).

Ana García Serrano (Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED)
Text-Based Multimedia Information Search
The lecture will start by presenting the basic objectives of a multimedia annotation and search tasks to answer the next question:  what role can play this type of search to be taken into account in digital humanities? Then the lecture will focus on textual annotation following an approach based on techniques and technology of the Natural Language Processing (NLP) field. Finally some open problems of interest to both the humanities and computer researches. Throughout the lecture it will be presented several examples of the research previously conducted by the teacher (currently at the ETSI Informática, UNED http://nlp.uned.es/~agarcia/) and from her current research at the Spanish national project DIMH (http://dimh.hypotheses.org/, with leader Professor  Alicia Cámara, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, UNED).

M. Elena Azofra Sierra  (Departamento de Lengua Española y Lingüística General, UNED)
Scientific blogging, a new environment for research in Digital Humanities
The world of Digital Humanities is not limited to the use of new tools that can be useful for research in these fields, but also includes new communication environments or new ways to share the process and the results of the investigation. In this sense, the knowledge of a form of construction and dissemination of knowledge that is increasingly integrated into the academic world can be very useful: the specialized blogging (also called scientific blogging), especially the one performed   from a specific platform as Hypothèses.  The paper will propose an analysis of this type of communication and will show the possibilities for digital humanists offered by the scientific blogging.

Paloma Centenera Centenera (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura. Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, campus de Madrid)
Introduction to Databases for Humanities
Databases are another cornerstone not only of Digital Humanities projects, but of any other project. This talk aims at introducing the fundamentals, data types, models, queries and tools for databases, as well as the main languages used to create and query databases, like SQL and SPARQL.

M. Luisa Díez Platas (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura. Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, campus de Madrid)
Digital Metamorfosis: Web Design for content management in a Humanities project
This talk describes the whole technological process involved in putting up a Digital Humanities project on the web, from setting up a CMS to website design, including the fundamentals of operation, the main programming languages used (HTME, CSS, PHP), and the online publication of digital content.

Mariano Rincón Zamorano (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED)
Visual Analysis of Information
Content visualization on the web is a main aspect to be considered in any project on Digital Humanities. This talk aims at analyzing the different systems for data visualization (maps, graphics, grids), as well as the technologies and basic tools used to create them and their various ways of operation.

Eva Moraga Guerrero (Asesoría Por&Para)
Art and information visualization: unions, intersections, tangents
In a world of zeroes and ones, Art rebels against the coldness and inexpressiveness of data and has long been proposing—right from its early confluence with technology—other ways to approach information that enable us to understand better, to delve deeper and to see critically further into the surrounding reality. This talk will discuss the many ways in which Art and technology have been interacting for the last 30 years in search to reveal that other reality which hides beyond data’s obvious yet unfathomable nature, thus enlightening us beyond the inscrutable massive amounts of information stored day upon day.

Rafael Martínez Tomás (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED)
Ontologies and semantic web
The semantic web is a relatively recent concept which is making high impact on every single field and, especially, on internet search via Linked Open Data. In the field of Digital Humanities, big projects like Europeana are remarkable. This talk will review the technological fundamentals on which the semantic web is based, such as the production of controlled vocabularies and ontologies like OWL and RDF, their implementation on XML (at a basic level), and will give an overview of existing tools used to create these metadata, along with some of the main projects on Humanities where this type of models are implemented.

Roundtable: Current Status and Prospects of Digital Humanities
The Digital Humanities offer a large and varied number of research works which are worth reviewing in order to identify their main research lines and establish the present and future perspectives this novel discipline heads to. For this purpose, the speakers at this session will analyze the state of the art in the discipline within the academia, its perspectives in Spain, UNED’s involvement by creating the Laboratory on Digital Humanities, and the future perspectives thereof.

Speakers

Elena González-Blanco (Departamento de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, UNED) teaches at the Spanish Literature Department at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, the Open University from Spain in Madrid. Her main research and teaching areas are Romance and Medieval Latin Comparative Literature, Metrics and Poetry, and Digital Humanities. She leads the project ReMetCa www.uned.es/remetca (Digital Repertoire on Medieval Castilian Metrics), which uses a combined system of MySQL database and TEI-XML annotation with a collaborative editing system. The project works in coordination with the European project Megarep, part of the research group on databases of the Cost Action Medioevo Europeo www.medioevoeuropeo.org. Elena is a very active member in the Spanish community of Digital Humanities. She is a member of the Executive Committee of EADH (European Association for Digital Humanities), as well as the Secretary of the Spanish Association of Digital Humanities: HDH (Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas, Sociedad Internacional) http://www.humanidadesdigitales.org. She will also take part of the organizing committee of the next HDH conference in Madrid (2015).

María Gimena del Río Riande PhD in Romance Philology (Universidad Compluetnse de Madrid) . Researcher at the Seminario de Edicion y Crítica Textual (SECRIT-CONICET), http://www.iibicrit-conicet.gov.ar/, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her main academis interests deal with the scholarly edition and study of Castilian and Galician-Portuguese Medieval lyrical poetry and the development of digital tools for scholars. She is the vicepresident of the Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales, AAHD, http://aahd.com.ar/, and part of the Spanish digital projects Repertorio Digital de la Métrica Medieval Castellana (ReMetCa), www.uned.es/remetca, Bibliografía de Escritoras Españolas, BIESES, http://www.bieses.net/, among others. She also gives courses on Romance Philology and the application of Digital Humanities at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

José Luis Rodríguez Gómez (Real Biblioteca del Palacio Real de Madrid) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Collection Management, and is responsible for catalogue automation and electronic resources at the Real Biblioteca. He is a member of the ReMetCa project. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de Salamanca, and a Master’s degree from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid). He studied Quantitative Linguistics in Université de Louvain. He is currently completing his degree in Informatics Engineering. He started his professional career by working on a project devoted to manuscript cataloguing at Universidad de Salamanca, and he continued working on a similar project at the Real Biblioteca. José Luis Rodríguez Gómez has written several papers about Modern History, Literature History and Galician Language History, published in specialist magazines. He has been behind the Eramus Project and the Leonardo Da Vinci Project open to engineering students at Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, both developed at the Real Biblioteca. He has also participated as a researcher in different DGYCIT projects in the field of Humanities. At the moment he develops and coordinates projects related to Digital Resources Creation oriented towards Book History (historical binding, inventories, ex-libris…) on free software platforms and bibliographic description standards. He has further coordinated the introduction of the open code ILS Koha at the Real Bibliotecan.

Susanna Allés Torrent (Institució Milá i Fontanals-CSIC) has a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Philology (2003) and in Italian Philology (2005), both from Universidad de Barcelona. She obtained her PhD from the same university by presenting a thesis focused on the works of the lexicographer Alfonso de Palencia (†1491) as a translator from Latin to Spanish. Subsequently, she got her Bachelor’s degree in New Technologies Applied to History at École Nationale des Chartes (2012) (Paris). The main lines of her research are basically two: on the one hand, the study of the reception of Italian Literature in the Iberian Peninsula, with a special attention on the Middle Ages and the Golden Age; and on the other hand, Digital Humanities and digital edition. She has participated on hipertextual projects such as Orlando Furioso en traduzido en romance castellano and Zibaldone Europeo. She has also undertaken several postdoctoral research stays at different foreign institutions, among which the Center for Digital Scholarship at Brown University (EEUU) is worth mentioning. She has organizated different activities as well, such as Seminario XML-TEI para obras lexicográficas de la Antigüedad y la Edad Media or Escuela de verano: Creación y utilización de corpus de textos medievales. Nowadays she is a postdoctoral researcher (JAE-DOC) at the Institució Milá i Fontanals-CSIC, where she coordinates the digital edition of the Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis Cataloniae, a Latin dictionary from the Middle Ages.

Santiago Timón Reina (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) has a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, where he has been working since 2012 on his PhD thesis in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Computing Systems. This study program focuses on linking basic knowledge on Artificial Intelligence with the current boundaries in research on Knowledge Engineering, Decision Theory and Data Analysis, Robotics, Computer Vision and Teaching-Learning, among others. He is an assistant researcher in the project Knowledge-Based System for assessing landscape and infrastructure integration based on visual information, developed at this University too. Additionally, he developed his professional career as computer programmer and developer working for different companies: INSIS4 (2011/2012), ISID (2007/2009) and IECISA (2006), where he has designed application software.

Ana García Serrano (Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, with a major in Computer Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1993) and a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In 1996 she was awarded a prize for her work on PASO (CDTI, Centro para el desarrollo tecnológico industrial) and its technological innovation. In relation to her work on technology as a popular science, it is worth pointing out the award of the third international prize Arte y Vida 7.0 in 2004 (Telefónica Foundation). She has also undertaken brief research stays at the BISC of University of California, Berkeley (2001), at Université de Aix-en-Provence de Marseille (1984), along with the PrologIA research group, and also at the Facultad de Informática of Universidad de Barcelona (1982). Ana García Serrano is Associate Professor at Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos (LSI) at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), in Madrid (Spain), and worked at the Computer Science Faculty at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM (Ana’s homepage at DIA-UPM). She is a member of UNED’s Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval Group (NLP&IR). Her research lines include: Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Multi-agent systems and Information Retrieval. She was also Head of the Intelligent Systems Research Group (ISYS-GSI) (1998-2007) at the Computer Science Department on her former University, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

M. Elena Azofra Sierra (Departamento de Lengua Española y Lingüística General, UNED) has a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Philology (1986), a Bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Philology (1989) from UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and a PhD in Hispanic Philology (1993) from UNED, where she was also a FPI scholarship holder (1988-1992), and where she nowadays works as a Professor. She has participated in different research projects such as Contribución lingüística a la elaboración de un diccionario histórico (2006) (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Red temática Lengua y Ciencia (2007) (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Murcia); Nuevas perspectivas lingüísticas para la elaboración de un diccionario histórico (2007) (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Aportaciones metodológicas para la elaboración de un diccionario histórico (2008) (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Estudio diacrónico de adverbios y locuciones adverbiales para su descripción en el Nuevo Diccionario Histórico de la lengua española (NDHE) (2010-2013) (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). At the moment she collaborates with the publishing house Hypothèses (Spanish webpage: es.hypotheses.org and general webpage). She is also a member of the Consejo Científico Hispánico and of the Conseil Scientifique général Open Édition (Francia) (2011-2014). She has further created a sound bank of Ancient Spanish Language (MorFlogME) currently under construction. The main research lines of her work are the History of the Spanish Language, History of Spanish Lexicon, Historical Morphosyntax of Spanish, Latinisms, History of Lexicography and Digital Humanities.

Paloma Centenera Centenera (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura. Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, campus de Madrid) has a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics (1993) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering (2000) from Universidad Pontificia, and a Master’s degree in Economics and Innovation Management (2009) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she obtained her PhD in Informatics and Industrial Engineering (2006). She has participated in several research projects such as Biblioteca Digital Ovidiana. Ediciones ilustradas de Ovidio. Siglos XV –XVI (II); Bibliotecas de Cataluña (2001/2012); Proyecto de Evaluación de Resultados del Programa Eureka 2009-2010 (2009-2010); Desarrollo de la Geometría Computerizada para Superficies Desarrollables aplicada a la Construcción Naval (1998-2000); Proyecto Nueva Economía 20+20’ 2011: Economía del Ensamblaje (2011); and Proyecto Estudio Sobre el Valor Económico de La Innovación en los Sectores de la Energía y la Economía de la Salud (2012). She has worked as a researcher at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (2011). The main research lines of her work are Computing Systems, Data Processing and Knowledge Economy.

M. Luisa Díez Platas (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Arquitectura. Universidad de Salamanca, campus Madrid) has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences (Computational Sciences) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 1998 she obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Languages, Computer Systems and Software Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She has participated in several research projects such as Biblioteca Digital Ovidiana. Ediciones ilustradas de Ovidio. Siglos XV –XVI (II); Bibliotecas de Cataluña (2001/2012). She has also been in charge of the Department of Computational Sciences and Artificial Intelligence at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (campus Madrid) (2006), and was a member of the Committee in charge of Syllabus design (2008) at the same University. She has worked as a researcher at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (2011/2012) too. The main research lines of her work are Algebra, Computational Sciences: Formal and Symbolic Calculus, Operative Research and Mathematical Programming, Game Theory, Mathematical Analysis, and Fundamentals of Mathematical Logics.

Mariano Rincón Zamorano (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) is a Telecommunications Technical Engineer (1989) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (1992) from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, and a PhD in Physics (2003) from the same University. Since 1995 he has held different posts at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, where he nowadays works as a Professor. He has participated in several research projects, in some of them as the researcher in charge: Desarrollo de un sistema de seguimiento de humanos basado en modelos de conocimiento (2006/2008); Feasibilty study of automatic detection of Alzheinmer through Magnetic resonance (2008); Desarrollo de sistema de vídeo inteligente (2009/2010); Herramientas de procesado de imagen para la detección temprana de Alzheimer y otras demencias (2009/2010); or Sistema Basado en Conocimiento para la valoración de la integración del paisaje y de las infraestructuras a partir de la información visual (2012/203), among others. He undertook a research stay at the Interventional Center-Riskhospitalet-Universidad in Oslo (2010). He is the author of several research works on Artificial Vision, Knowledge Engineering, Multisensory Information Fusion, Interpretation of images applied to Surveillance and Medical Diagnosis.

Eva Moraga Guerrero Lawyer, Founder and Director of Por & Para (www.porypara.es), specialising in Art Law and Intellectual Property, legal and professional advice and consulting, training and career development for professionals and organisations in the arts and cultural sector. She holds a Masters in Museum and Gallery Management from the Department of Cultural Policy and Management at City University in London (UK), a B.A. degree in Visual Arts, and a Masters in Art History both of them from Complutense University (Madrid – Spain). She also holds a B.A. in European Law from Rouen University (France) and a Masters in the same subject from Madrid’s Complutense University. Her experience as a lawyer and adviser spans twenty years during which she has developed expertise on providing legal and professional advice to artists, curators, galleries, dealers, cultural managers and public and private institutions and organisations in a broad range of issues related to their profession, work, career and projects. She is also the Coordinator of the Working Group “Transparency in the art sector” of the Institute of Contemporary Art (Spain) which is preparing a transparency ranking for museums and art galleries in Spain. She also has extensive experience of political advocacy, law reform, providing expert opinions at ministerial and parliamentary level, monitoring human rights compliance in practice, and managing strategic litigation, media relations and campaigning activities at international and national level.

Alba Alonso Gutiérrez (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED). In 2012 she obtained her Bachelor’s degree as Technical Engineer in Computer Systems, and in 2003 she obtained a Master’s degree in Advanced Artificial Intelligence from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. She has been a researcher since then in the project Knowledge-Based System for assessing landscape and infrastructure integration based on visual information (Department of Artificial Intelligence) at the same university. She previously worked as an analyst developer, both freelance (2011/2013) and at IECISA (2007/2010); and as a systems technician at the School St. Joaquina de Vedruna (Madrid) (2007). She has also participated in several advanced courses such as Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Standford University) (2011), and Social Media & Community Management (UNED) (2011/2012).

Alejandro Rodríguez Ascaso (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) Alejandro Rodriguez-Ascaso has a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at Spain’s Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) and a researcher at the aDeNu (Adaptive Dynamic online Educational Systems based on User Modeling) group at the same University. His research and teaching activities are related to user-centered design and its application to accessibility/usability in e-learning, telecare and other ICT-mediated services. He has participated in national and international research projects. He is teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He has also taken part in standardization bodies on ICT user experience (ISO, ETSI, AENOR). He is currently the convener of the Accessibility Group of the Telecommunications Technical Committee of the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification (AENOR).

Rafael Martínez Tomás (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (1982) from Universidad de Valencia, and a PhD in Physics (2000) from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, obtaining the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Since 1995 he has been an Associate Professor at the same university and previously he taught at the Universidad Carlos III (1991/1995). He has collaborated in important research projects focused on AI implementation into different fields: Implementación, evaluación y refinamiento de un sistema consejero en oncología (1992/1996); Un entorno para la reducción a los niveles simbólico y conexionista de modelos genéricos de conocimiento médico en diagnóstico y planificación de terapias (1997/2000); Diseño e implementación de un conjunto de agentes de diagnóstico, planificación y control, con capacidad de aprendizaje y cooperación con humanos en tareas de vigilancia (2004/2008); or Red Nacional de Computación Natural y Artificial (2007/2013). He has written numerous scientific publications related to Knowledge Engineering, Systems based on Knowledge, Diagnosis Systems, AI medical implementation, AI video surveillance implementation, and Semantic Interpretation. He is a member of different associations such as the Expertise Committee Estudio Prospectiva: Tecnologías para Sociedad Envejecida FENIN; the Red Temática en Tecnologías de Computación Natural/Artificial/ (RTNAC) (2011); and the web platform Computación Artificial y Natural para la Salud.

José Luis Fernández Vindel (Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from UNED, a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), and a PhD in Science (Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Vision) from UNED in 1994. He has been Associate Professor in the Dept. of Artificial Intelligence at UNED since 1996. Current and past teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses on the theory of computation and computational logic (knowledge representation and reasoning, modal logics, description logics, ontologies). In these recent years he has been mainly involved in executive tasks: First as Vice-Dean, Deputy Head of the School of Computer Engineering (2006/09); later, as Vice-Rector, Pro Vice Chancellor of Technology at UNED (2009/10). More recent and upcoming activities include: a research stay at the Open University UK as an OLnet fellow (April-June 2011); designer and lecturer of a MOOC on Logic in MiriadaX (the first world-wide experience of a MOOC platform for the Spanish-speaking community) (Feb-March 2013); a research stay at the KMI, Open University UK, in the context of the LinkedUp project (Feb-April 2013).

Ricardo Mairal Usón (Departamento de Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas, Facultad de Filología, UNED) has been a Full Professor of English Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) since 2002. His main areas of research interest are the architecture of the English lexicon, the representation of lexical knowledge, linguistic universals and the interactions between lexical semantics, syntax and morphology with particular reference to theoretical models, both formal and functional. He has been the head of various research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Government of Madrid and has additionally participated in other projects that deal with various aspects of language research such as terminology, the compilation of lexical representations and linking mechanisms in Old English, natural language processing and the development of lexical databases for lexicography. He has co-authored or co-edited a number of books including: Nuevas perspectivas en Gramática Funcional (Ariel, 1999), Constructing a lexicon of English verbs (Mouton de Gruyter, 1999), New perspectives on argument structure in Functional Grammar (Mouton de Gruyter, 2002), En torno a los universales lingüísticos (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Linguistic Universals (Cambridge University Press). He has also published over fifty scholarly articles which have appeared in specialised national and international journals. He has served as a scientific committee member for several specialised journals, including Cuadernos de Investigación Filología, Atlantis, RESLA, Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense, Onomázein and Functions of Language. He has done occasional review work for Cognitive Linguistics and Language Sciences and has also been a member of the advisory committee of various international conferences on Role and Reference Grammar. He has also lectured extensively as keynote speaker at national and international conferences on Applied and Theoretical Linguistics. He is one of the co-founders of the LEXICOM research group (www.lexicom.es). His recent research has concentrated on the design of a multilingual and multifunctional lexical conceptual knowledge base for natural language processing applications (www.fungramkb.com).

María Felisa Verdejo Maíllo (Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, ETSI de Ingeniería Informática, UNED) is a Full Professor (Computer Systems and Languages) at the Department Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos (LSI) of UNED, in Madrid, Spain. Her current research activity includes two interdisciplinary areas, Applied Natural Language Processing and Interactive Learning Enviroments. She leads two research groups. In the Natural Language Processing Group (http://nlp.uned.es/), Intelligent Multilingual Information Access is currently the main research line, involving three themes: models for interactive information access (Cross-Language Document and Image Retrieval, Interactive Information Access, Information Synthesis), methodologies for the evaluation of these type of systems, and techniques to create multilingual resources (wordnets, lexical acquisition, web as corpus, word sense disambiguation). In the Learning Technologies and Collaborative Systems group (http://ltcs.lsi.uned.es/), the main research line concerns modeling and principled design of interactive & collaborative learning environments where distance learners have access to and can produce rich content using a variety of tools. Learning design specification based on activity theory, knowledge-based methods to support and analyze computer-supported collaborative learning, and semantic approaches to create the infrastructure for virtual learning communities are the themes they currently focus on.

Accomodation

From June 23rd to 27th, participants in our Summer School on Digital Humanities may stay at one of the hotels listed below, located in downtown Madrid and all well-connected to UNED, for a daily rate of 65.97€ per single room (accommodation only, tax included), subject to availability at booking time. To make the reservation, you should contact UNED’s travel agency, stating your participation in our Summer School on Digital Humanities.

Inplant Uned
Barceló Viajes

C/ Senda del Rey 9
28040 Madrid
Telf.: 91 398 60 85

mail: inplant.uned@barceloviajes.com

HOTEL TRYP MENFIS (Centro)
Calle Gran Vía, 74, 28013 Madrid
Tel: +34 915470900 – Fax +34 915475199
E-mail: tryp.menfis@melia.com
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HOTEL TRYP AMBASSADOR (Centro)
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 5, 28013 Madrid
Tel: +34 915416700 – Fax +34 915991040
E-mail: tryp.ambassador@melia.com
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HOTEL NH ALBERTO AGUILERA (***) (Argüelles/Moncloa)
Alberto Aguilera, 18, 28015 Madrid
Tel. +34 914460900 – Reservas:  902 091 857
E-mail: nhalbertoaguilera@nh-hotels.com
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HOTEL NH ARGÜELLES (***) (Argüelles/Moncloa)
Vallehermoso, 65, 28015 Madrid
Tel. +34 915939777 – Reservas:  902 091 857
E-mail: nharguelles@nh-hotels.com
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HOTEL EXE MONCLOA  (****) (Moncloa)
C/Arcipreste de Hita, 10, 28015 Madrid
Tel. +34 917459299
reservas@hotelexmoncloa.com
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Registration

More information on registration for online UNED Summer School is available through the link. This program is based on UNED’s e-learning methodology, using the virtual platform aLF. There will be specific digital materials for students, some of them prepared by the instructors and some other as freely available online academic works. Audiovisual recordings, forums and chats will make up the main communication tools between students and instructors.

CONTACT

COURSE MANAGEMENT

Elena González-Blanco García

egonzalezblanco@flog.uned.es

Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
28040 MADRID
tel. 91 3986873

The preferred times for face-to-face tutoring and phone interviews is Tuesdays 9:30-19:00 and Wednesdays 9:30-14:00, to be previously arranged by email to egonzalezblanco@flog.uned.es

CO-DIRECTION

María Elena Azofra Sierra

eazofra@flog.uned.es

Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
28040 MADRID

Getting there

The Conference Room of the School of Economic Sciences (UNED) is located on the ground floor of Facultad de Económicas y Empresariales, at 11 Senda del Rey St. (Ciudad Universitaria)

Location Map

From Moncloa

Moncloa is one of the most important transport hubs in Madrid, connected to the northwest area of the region by several intercity bus lines and to the rest of the city by the underground network.

Underground (METRO).The closest underground stop to UNED is Moncloa station, on Line 6 (CIRCULAR line, grey colour).

Map of Metro

From Moncloa  there are different ways to get to The Conference Room of the School of Economic Sciences (UNED, 11 Senda del Rey St.):

By bus (15 -20 minutes, approx.). In any case, this option includes at least a 500-metre walk.

Bus A: Head for Somosaguas, (2 stops:  get off at “Puente de los Franceses”)

Bus 161: Head for Estación de Aravaca (2 stops: get off at “Puente de los Franceses”)

Bus 46: Head for Príncipe Pío (2 stops: get off at“Puente de los Franceses”)

Walking (23 minutes, approx.)

Paseo Ruperto Chapí

Calle senda del rey

To  Moncloa

There are several ways to travel from different places within the city to Moncloa station:

By train

Madrid is connected to the rest of Spain by a large train network (CERCANÍAS RENFE). The main train stations in the city are Chamartín (north), Nuevos Ministerios, Sol (city center) and Atocha (south). All of them are also connected to the Underground network (METRO).

Train Lines Map (RENFE CERCANÍAS Madrid).

From Chamartín: Underground Line 1 (Cuatro Caminos), transfer to Line 6 (Moncloa)

From Nuevos Ministerios: Underground Line 6 (Moncloa)

From Sol: Underground Line 3 (Moncloa)

Bus 46 (From  Alcalá st. / Gran Vía st. to the bus stop  “Puente de los Franceses”)

From Atocha (express lines): Line 1 (Sol), transfer to Line 3 (Moncloa)

For more information click  Here.

Other ways to get there

By car.  Parking is free in the area, but not very easy to find…

From Moncloa:

Take Arco de la Victoria Ave. (head for Ciudad Universitaria). Turn left at the roundabout on Cardenal Cisneros Square. Continue through Juan de Herrera Ave. At the street’s end, take the Martín Fierro Ave. to the left. From the Séneca Ave. turn right into the second street (right-turn is not allowed on the first street), turn right but do not cross the bridge. At the traffic light, turn right into Senda del Rey St.

From Príncipe Pío:

At the end of  Valladolid Ave., take the right  lane. Senda del Rey St.  should be opposite you, on the right side of the road. The access to get there is a 45º angle street that crosses Séneca Ave.

By M-30 from the north: 

Coming from the North, exit on Valladolid Ave. This road runs parallel to Senda del Rey St. Once you leave behind the traffic light, the building of the School of Economic Sciences is on the left-hand side. To get there, take a 180º turn at the traffic light located behind the subway. After that,  turn right leaving the main lane in order to cross to the Valladolid Ave.  Finally, turn left.

By M-30 from the south: 

Exit Valladolid Ave. Go perpendicularly to Senda del Rey St. to cross Valladolid Ave. and turn left on the second street (the first street is Valladolid Ave).

By plane. The Adolfo Suárez-Barajas Airport is 20 km away from the city and is connected to the capital by underground, train, bus and taxi:

Underground: Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Aeropuerto)

Train: Line C1 (Príncipe Pío-Atocha-Recoletos-Aeropuerto T4)

Bus: Line 200 (Avenida de América Transport Hub, Avenida de América St. –Crossing to  Agastia st.-, Canillejas –near the underground  entrance-, Airport: T2 and  T1-arrivals-).

Taxi

For more information about the airport see Adolfo Suárez-Barajas Airport.

Travel information within the city

Public transport. The Public Transport Authority of  Madrid (Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid) offers a wide range of  fares suitable to the different needs of the traveller. Traveling both inside the city and through the region is possible using different fares: one-way ticket, ten-trip pass, airport-city tickets or touristic pass (available only for a certain number of days). For more information click here.

Taxi. For those preferring this option, there is ample taxi service in Madrid. For general information: fares, methods of payment and supplements, click here.

These are some of the most important taxi companies in the capital:

Taxi 1

Taxi 2

Taxi 3

Taxi 4

Social Schedule

Coming soon…

ScheduleMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09:30 – 11:30Susanna Allés Torrent

Introduction to digital edition: first steps in TEI text tagging

Paloma Centenera Centenera

Introduction to Databases for Humanities

Mariano Rincón Zamorano

Visual Analysis of Information

Rafael Martínez Tomás

Ontologies and semantic web

11:30 – 13:30Santiago Timón Reina

XML and text transformation

M. Luisa Díez Platas

Digital Metamorfosis: Web Design for content management in a Humanities project

Eva Moraga Guerrero

Art and information visualization: unions, intersections, tangents

Roundtable: Current Status and Prospects of Digital Humanities

Elena González-Blanco García, José Luis Fernández Vindel, Ricardo Mairal Usón, Felisa Verdejo Maíllo, Rafael Martínez Tomás

15:30 – 17:30Ana García Serrano

Mutimedia retrieval from associated texts

Alba Alonso Gutiérrez

Video acquisition and marking

17:30 – 19:30Elena González-Blanco y María Gimena del Río Riande

What are Digital Humanities? Concept, situation and implementation

M. Elena Azofra Sierra

Specialized blogging, a new environment to research on Humanities

Alejandro Rodríguez Ascaso

Interaction with the user and digital accessibility

19:00 – 21:00José Luis Rodríguez Gómez

Open-Source Open Library and international standars

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