The Architecture and Data of “Concepts”: a Conversation with Concept Lab
Thursday April 7, 2016 – 3:30-5:30
South Hall 2635
Members of the UCSB English Department and 4Humanities@UCSB hope invite you to join us on Thursday April 7th, 2016, from 3:30 to 5:30, in South Hall 2635 to welcome the Cambridge University Concept Lab and their North American collaborators for a presentation and discussion of the Concept Lab‘s work on the structure and data of social/intellectual “concepts.”
The Cambridge group’s leader, Peter de Bolla, will be joined by Gabriel Recchia, Paul Nulty, Ewan Jones, and John Regan from Cambridge. Members of the North American Concept Lab who will also be present include Cliff Siskin (leader) and Bill Warner, Bill Blake, Johei Igarashi, Mark Algee-Hewitt, and Helge Jordheim.
To provide a context of reception, Alan Liu will also briefly describe the ongoing work of the 4Humanities “WhatEvery1Says” topic modeling project, which is studying public discourse on the humanities. Because “humanities” as a concept has many of the properties of the kinds of data and topics studied by the Concept Lab, the WhatEvery1Says project can serve as one example of work at UCSB that might benefit from the Lab‘s research.
ABOUT THE CAMBRIDGE CONCEPT LAB:
Taking its initial direction from Peter de Bolla’s book, The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights (Fordham UP, 2013), The Concept Lab(https://ccdkconceptlab.