Digging Round Two Conference

2013 Digging into Data Challenge Conference
October 12, 2013

Montréal, Quebec

On behalf of the international consortium of the Digging into Data (DiD) Challenge, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is organizing a one-day conference for DiD winning teams from the second cohort (2011). The conference will take place on Saturday, October 12th, 2013, at Le Palais des congrès de Montréal, Quebec.

We look forward to your participation at this event!

The program will include opportunities for the 14 international DiD winning teams to:

  • Showcase ongoing and expected results of their international project
  • Share research methods in social sciences and humanities across disciplines
  • Network with other DiD teams.

Two international keynote speakers, including: Dr. Sally Wyatt, Programme Leader, e-Humanities Group, Professor of Digital Cultures in Development, Maastricht University and, Dr. John Willinsky, Professor of Education, Stanford University and Simon Fraser University, will present on how “big data” is changing the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences and the opportunities that may lie ahead in our increasingly complex world.

Keynote Speakers

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Sally Wyatt, Keynote Speaker

Sally Wyatt, Professor of ‘digital cultures in development’, Maastricht University, and Programme Leader of the eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She originally studied economics (BA McGill, 1976; MA Sussex, 1979), but later did a PhD in science and technology studies (Maastricht, 1998), which focused on different ways of transmitting data over networks. She has more than 30 years’ experience in teaching and research about technology policy and about the relationship between technological and social change, focusing particularly on issues of social exclusion and inequality. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Netherlands eScience Center.




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John Willinsky - Keynote speaker

John Willinsky is a Toronto-born Stanford University education professor and pioneering "open access" advocate who founded and still directs the internationally acclaimed Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at Simon Fraser University. Since 1998, through its partnership with the Simon Fraser University Library among others, the PKP has been creating free open-source software to simplify the online management, publishing and indexing of journals, conferences, research and scholarship.





Agenda at-a-glance

Saturday, October 12, 2013
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

  • 8:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - Program begins
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception

There is no charge for this event.

Participation is limited and offered on a first come basis. To register, please contact: DiDregistration@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Hashtag: #DiD13

Let's get digging!