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Past Events in the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH)

Seminar on the impact of digitization on Chinese classics studies (「沿波討源,雖幽必顯」— 論古籍電子化對古籍研讀的作用)

Dr Ming-kay Poon, Associate Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, gave a seminar on 29 September 2015 about the impact of digitization on Chinese classics studies. He reviewed the developments in using electronic tools for studies of Chinese classics, illustrated the advantages of this practice and discussed the problems which arise from it.


Seminar on Chinese corpus applications: A case study of Xunzi (如何運用電子文獻資料庫 — 以《荀子》研究為例)

Mr Ting-yan Ng, PhD Candidate in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, presented ways to utilize a Chinese corpus for literature studies in a seminar held on 29 September 2015. He illustrated various online database systems and search engines with specific search functions and target users, and their uses and advantages. He also discussed the limitations of these electronic tools, and points to note when using them.


Seminar on race, colonial history and national identity: ‘Resident Evil 5’ as a Japanese game (從日本數碼遊戲惡靈古堡5 (Resident Evil 5) 看種族、殖民歷史與國族認同)

Dr Paul Martin, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Communications, the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China, was invited to give a talk on 26 October 2015 on race, colonial history and national identity using a videogame ‘Resident Evil 5’ as a case study. The presentation addressed the question of how the particular structures of identification between game player and character obtained in videogames are related to representation and definition of audiences in media scholarship.


Seminar on Gaming in Education (數碼遊戲在教育上的應用)

Mr William Siu, CEO of Technovative International, gave a seminar on 26 October 2015 on the use of simulations and digital games in learning and assessment. He presented an overview of the theoretical and empirical evidence behind the claims about the use of digital games in education, such as the built-in learning principles and personalized learning opportunities provided. The directions for future research were also discussed in the seminar.


Seminar on when children’s literature and theatre go digital (數碼年代的兒童文學及劇場)

Mr Lai Tat Tat Wing, an illustrator and cross-media artist, was invited to give a talk on 20 November 2015 to share his experiences of applying digital technology in creative writing of children’s literature and theatre. Mr Lai shared the case of combining Mozart’s work ‘The Magic Flute’ with the animation and illustrations of his work ‘Woody Woody Wood’ (木積積) in producing a new multimedia children's theatre.


Seminar on when Chinese feminism goes digital (數碼年代的中國女性主義)

Dr Kaby Kung, Assistant Professor in English and Comparative Literature, the Open University of Hong Kong, gave a talk on 20 November 2015 about the Chinese feminism in the Internet. The speaker introduced a study of the blogs of two popular female writers, which provided a new interpretation of Chinese female literature.


Seminar on how do the digital humanities influence research in theatre? Rethinking theatre and interculturalism using digital tools (數碼人文學科對劇場研究的影響: 從數碼工具對劇場和跨文化研究的反思)

Professor Joanne Tompkins, Professor in Drama at the School of Communication and Arts, the University of Queensland, was invited to give a seminar on 27 November 2015. Professor Tompkins introduced a kind of research that is possible in the humanities (specifically theatre) using large database resources. The research applies digital humanities methodology to intercultural studies of global transmission, with particular reference to maps and networks. It permits the application of techniques of quantitative analysis which significantly change qualitative interpretations.


Seminar on pixels for people: The cinematography world of Christopher Doyle (像素人生――杜可風的光影世界)

Mr Christopher Doyle (杜可風), a renowned cinematographer, was invited to give a seminar on 1 December 2015. He shared his experience of the cinematography work in the films in which he has been involved, in particular the film ‘Hong Kong Trilogy’ (香港三部曲) directed by him, from the perspective of digital photography.


Seminar on exploring the muse of Rainer Rilke’s creation from digitalized sculptures of Auguste Rodin (從數碼化的羅丹雕塑上溯里爾克的創作根源)

Dr Christophe Tong Yui, Lecturer in the Language Centre, Baptist University of Hong Kong, gave a seminar on 3 December 2015 presenting the discovery in the process of digitalizing the sculptures of Auguste Rodin. The discovery reflected the aesthetics of Auguste Rodin, which influenced a broad number of artists, poets and writers. One of them was Rainer Rilke, one of the most widely recognized German-language poets. The way his poetic style was transformed under the influence of Rodin helps to resolve some key problems in creation.

Seminar on ‘Digital Humanities, What's Next?’

Mr Haipeng Li, University Librarian of University of California, Merced and Advisor of RIDCH, gave a seminar on 5 January 2016 with the title ‘Digital Humanities, What’s Next?’ He shared his experiences and insights about current and future developments of digital humanities in different countries.

Launch Ceremony of Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH)

The official launch ceremony of Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) was held on 17 December 2015. The ceremony was officiated by:

Director of the Hong Kong Government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department: Ms Michelle LI Mei-sheung
President of OUHK: Prof Yuk-Shan WONG
Vice President (Administration and Development) of OUHK: Prof LEE Wing-on
University Honorary Fellow and Honorary Professor of OUHK: Prof YEUNG Yue-man
Director of the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University: Prof John AIKEN
Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences in OUHK and Institute Director of RIDCH: Prof TAM Kwok-kan
Director of RIDCH Digital Humanities Research Centre: Dr Anna TSO Wing-bo
Director of RIDCH Digital Culture Research Centre: Dr Sunny LAM Sui-kwong.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof Yuk-Shan WONG, President of OUHK, highlighted the founding of RIDCH as a milestone in OUHK’s commitment and contribution to research in contemporary culture. The Institute will connect research and teaching in digital culture and digital humanities in Hong Kong, with a mission to build up connections between the creative industries in Hong Kong, Asia and the world.


For further details of the seminars, please refer to the RIDCH website.

    

 

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