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‘Information’. A workshop at the 14th ISSEI

SEAT’s Chris Bissell organised and chaired a one day workshop ‘Information’ at the 14th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (4th-8th AugChris & patriciaust) at Catholic University of Portugal in Porto. The fascinating, deeply interdisciplinary, workshop contained 9 papers ranging from medieval Irish documents, to metadata systems for film production; early Modern news networks to the informational content of Kandinsky’s Cossacks; Paul Otlet and the Mundaneum to networks and the social imaginary . Chris presented on aspects of the history of systems,  and SEAT members David Chapman on measuring information, and Steve Walker on information and social contention. By general agreement the workshop was both very enjoyable and interesting (Ed: the most enjoyable workshop I’ve been to in a long while). The full list of presentations is below (the abstracts are available here).

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Information
Chair: Chris Bissell

The Information Turn in Modelling People and Society: Early German Work – Chris Bissell, The Open University, UK

Measuring Information – David Chapman, The Open University, UK

Scholarly Networks and Information in Medieval Ireland: The Evidence of Legal Tradition – Deborah Hayden, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland

The Mundaneum in Belgium: Where Technology Meets IT’s Story – Delphine Jenart, Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium

Information Networks and the Social Imaginary – Graeme Kirkpatrick, University of Manchester, UK

The Age of Exchange: Translation, News, and the European Public Sphere in the 16th and 17th Centuries – Jose Maria Pérez Fernández, University of Granada, Spain

Painting as Information? – Patricia Simpson, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Trends in Semantic and Digital Media Technologies: Opportunities for Digital Artists – Luís Texeira, Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, Portugal

Information and Social Contention – Steve Walker, The Open University, UK

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