Workshop on Comics Annotation: Designing Common Frameworks for Empirical Research 18-19 June 2018 (Potsdam, Germany)


Liebe Kolleginnen,
Wir von der BMBF-Nachwuchsgruppe "Hybride Narrativität" veranstalten am 18. und 19. Juni an der Uni Potsdam einen Workshop zum Thema Comics-Annotation und haben noch ein paar Plätze frei. Bei Interesse bitte melden.
Alexander Dunst

Workshop on Comics Annotation: Designing Common Frameworks for Empirical Research
18-19 June 2018 (Potsdam, Germany)

This workshop will bring together scholars in the field of empirical comics research to define common standards and ensure interoperability between disciplines. Researchers interested in comics are increasingly discovering annotation as a necessary and highly beneficial way of digitally enriching their object of study and moving towards data-driven scholarship. For this purpose, a number of tools and data formats have been adopted in areas as diverse as literary and media studies, art history and linguistics, cognitive and computer science. While this diversity represents the outcome of different requirements and backgrounds, a lack of coordination may also make it difficult or even impossible to share data and compare results. The workshop aims to establish common frameworks for future research and answer the following questions:

• What standards do we need to define to ensure interoperability between different researchers and approaches?
• How can annotation schemes be developed and adapted for the visual aspects of artefacts such as comics?
• How can integration be achieved between text-oriented standards, such as TEI and CBML, and further non-text-oriented schemes?
• Where, and to what extent, do we need to move beyond, or in parallel to, XML to support empirical studies more broadly, taking in data on eyetracking, EEG, reading order, physiological responses, etc.?

Participants: John Bateman, Neil Cohn, Jeremy Douglass, Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Frederik Schlupkothen, John Walsh...

Dr. Alexander Dunst
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Paderborn
Director of the BMBF Early-Career Research Group
Hybrid Narrativity: Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature


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