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The list of international projects SAS

Institute of Slovak Literature
Distant Reading for European Literary History
Dištančné čítanie Európskej literárnej histórie (1840 – 1920)
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Debnár Marek PhD.
Annotation:This Action's challenge is to create a vibrant and diverse network of researchers jointly developing the resources and methods necessary to change the way European literary history is written. Grounded in the Distant Reading paradigm (i.e. using computational methods of analysis for large collections of literary texts), the Action will create a shared theoretical and practical framework to enable innovative, sophisticated, data-driven, computational methods of literary text analysis across at least 10 European languages. Fostering insight into cross-national, large-scale patterns and evolutions across European literary traditions, the Action will facilitate the creation of a broader, more inclusive and better-grounded account of European literary history and cultural identity. To accomplish this, the Action will:
  1. build a multilingual European Literary Text Collection (ELTeC), ultimately containing around 2,500 full-text novels in at least 10 different languages, permitting to test methods and compare results across national traditions;
  2. establish and share best practices and develop innovative computational methods of text analysis adapted to Europe's multilingual literary traditions;
  3. consider the consequences of such resources and methods for rethinking fundamental concepts in literary theory and history.
The Action will contribute to the development and distribution of methods, competencies, data, best practices, standards and tools relevant to Distant Reading research. This will not only affect the way scholars in the Humanities do research, but also the way institutions like libraries will make their holdings available to researchers in the future. The Action will foster distributed research, the systematic exchange of expertise, and the visibility of all participants, activities and resources.
Duration: 3.11.2017 - 2.11.2021
Dynamics of placemaking and digitization in Europe´s cities
Dynamika vytvárania priestoru a digitalizácia v európskych mestách
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Taranenková Ivana PhD.
Annotation:This Action will investigate how placemaking activities, like public art, civil urban design, local knowledge production re-shape and reinvent public space, and improve citizens’ involvement in urban planning and urban design. Placemaking implies the multiplication and fragmentation of agents shaping the public realm. The Action aims to empower citizens to contribute with citizen`s knowledge, digitization and placemaking to diverse ways of interpreting local identities in European cities. The added value of digitization - understood here basically as the ongoing process of converting any kind of data from an analog into a digital format – (Jannidis/Kohle/Rehbein (2018:179) will be analyzed in the ways in which it impacts urban placemaking processes of local communities. Studying urban placemaking and digital practices of various local communities throughout Europe´s cities, this Action will understand and analyze, The impact of digitization on the common placemaking practices of urban local communities, The changing processes of citizen´s local knowledge production of placemaking, The influence of digitization on the governmentality of the local neighborhoods and co-creation of public space by various societal actors. Drawing on recent theoretical insights that point to the importance of placemaking, widening citizen´s knowledge and wider application of digitization and digital communication, the Action seeks to develop new methods for studying and comparing effects of disseminating local urban knowledge beyond cultural and societal borders. By doing so, it develops European urban research both theoretically and methodologically finding ways of channeling the results into the wider urban planning and governance processes.
Duration: 22.11.2019 - 21.11.2023

The total number of projects: 2