User-Technology Relations in Science, Technology and Society studies

On 20 February 2020, professor emerita Nelly Oudshoorn presented “How users and non-users still matter. New themes in Science, Technology and Society research on user-technology relations”. In the first part of the lecture professor Oudshoorn started by explaining why we should study users, and how users matter. Secondly, and most importantly, the presentation talked about … Continued

Experimenting with the Phonograph

Did you ever record music with a phonograph? Well, we gave it a go during the skills training on Experimental Media Ethnography (4 – 5 July 2018) conducted by Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers, Prof. Dr. Kristen Haring, Dr. Jessica Mesmanand Dr. Stefan Krebs. We experimented with the phonograph as a form of media ethnography. Simulating the learning-by-doing teaching … Continued

Mapping Leuven in 1649 with QGIS

From 11 to 14 May 2018 we had a DTU skills training on  Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Analysis, Mapping and Cartography with dr. Catherine Jones. We were trained on how to attach a historical to a modern map and how to add labels to the map. Afterwards, I practiced my new skills by attaching an historical … Continued

Visualizing Gender Balance in Conferences

DTU PhD researcher Sytze Van Herck published an article entitled “Visualizing Gender Balance in Conferences“. The paper appeared in the fifth number of the journal Umanistica Digitale, containing a selection of papers given at the AIUCD2017 Conference (12-18 January 2017, Sapienza University, Rome). Abstract “Data visualization is a powerful tool for digital scholarship yet not … Continued

Annotating Sources: Digital Asset Management for Historians

Mass digitisation and born digital sources have changed the work of historians, archivists and museologists. Many historians spend less time in the archives, instead photographing or scanning sources on short research visits. In other cases archivists and museologists create online repositories to make sources more accessible. But what happens to all the photographs researchers make? … Continued