Early conflict photography as data: an overview of the EyCon project

DHAI Seminar 2022-2023
Tuesday 4 April 2023 Tuesday 4 April 2023
From 12 to 2 PM
ENS, Centre de Sciences des Données / online

45 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris

48.8422951, 2.3442717

DHAI Seminar, with Daniel Foliard, Soumik Mallick, Julien Schuh, Marina Giardinetti, and Mohamed Salim Aissi

The presentation will provide an overview of a project that aims at aggregating a thematic collection focusing on early conflict photography (1890-1918). The EyCon research project is experimenting with AI techniques to augment historical enquiry and data enrichment of a large visual corpus of historical photographs. It will add automatically enriched metadata to its online database and publish a prototype for the inclusion of AI functionalities into similar repositories. The team also reflects on the ethics of showing and facilitating access to a potentially contested material. The presentation will discuss the project's perimeter, its data architecture and provide case studies of how AI can be applied to late 19th c./early 20th c. photographs.

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Tuesday 4 April 2023