Keynote speakers

Prof. Tay-Sheng Wang

   Tay-Sheng Wang is Distinguished Professor of College of Law at National Taiwan University and Researcher of Institute of Taiwan History and the Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica (IIAS). He is also the Director of Center for the Study of Law and Society, NTU. His research interests include Taiwanese legal history , especially the history of legal institution in Taiwan during Japanese colonial period, and the interaction between the legal system and social change in Taiwan. In recent years, Professor Wang has devoted to the collection, research, and digitization of district court archives during Japanese colonial period. And he has created the “Taiwan Colonial Court Records Archives” database.

Prof. Sharon Leon

   Sharon Leon is Director of Public Projects at George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM) and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History. Her research interests include the history of religion in the U.S., history of science and 20th century social and cultural history. She has worked on a variety of education projects, including Women in World History, and the Teaching American History Grants. At CHNM, Professor Leon oversees the projects that involve work with museums, archives, and cultural heritage institutions. She currently directs the Center's work on Historical Thinking Matters (recipient of the AHA's 2008 Robinson Prize) and the Object of History. Additionally, she is the co-director of the Omeka software project.

Prof. Neil Fraistat

   Neil Fraistat is Professor of English and Director of Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities(MITH) at University of Maryland, USA. He is also Co-chair of CenterNet, an international network of digital humanities centers. His research interests include romanticism, textual studies, and digital humanities. Professor Fraistat is a founder and general editor of the Romantic Circles website, and has been awarded the Society for Textual Scholarship's biennial Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize. He currently serves on the boards of the Association of Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Society for Textual Scholarship, Project MUSE, and the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure project (CLARIN).

Prof. Jane Hunter

   Professor Jane Hunter is the leader of eResearch Lab within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Her area of expertise is the application of semantic web technologies to the integration, organization and preservation of research data and collections. She is currently a CI on numerous projects including: the Health-e-Waterways project, the Open Annotations Collaboration and the Aus-e-Lit project. She is also a member of the Academy of Science’s Committee for Data in Science and on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Multimedia, the Journal of Web Semantics and the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Prof. Keiji Yano

   Keiji Yano is Professor of Department of Geography and Executive Committee member of Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. His research interests include spatial analysis, Geodemographics, 3D city model, and the application of Geo-Information Systems (GIS) . Started from 2002, Professor Yano has devoted to the Virtual Kyoto project, which uses 3D GIS to reconstruct and visualize the city landscape and development of Kyoto in different historical period. In the future, it will be developed as a platform and database for tangible and intangible cultural properties of Kyoto and Japan.

Prof. Jieh Hsiang

   Jieh Hsiang is Distinguished Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE) at National Taiwan University and Research Fellow of the Institute of Information Science (IIS), Academia Sinica. He is also the Director of Research Center for Digital Humanities, NTU and National Taiwan University Press. His research interests include artificial intelligence, logic programming, automated deduction, digital libraries and museums, and digital humanities. Professor Hsiang has devoted to digital archiving and research for more than ten years. The digitization and database creation of “Tan-Shin-Tang-An”, Taiwanese Old Deeds, Taiwan Colonial Empirical Statistics, and Taiwan Historical Digital Library (THDL) were completed under his direction. Additionally, he has supported to the establishment of Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council Archives, Kuomintang (KMT) Party Records Archives, Social Movement Archives from Tsunah Foundation, and National Repository of Cultural Heritage databases.

Prof. Mi-Cha Wu

   Mi-Cha Wu is Professor and Chair of the Department of Taiwanese Literature at National Cheng Kung University. He had been in positions of Professor of the Department of History at National Taiwan University, Director of the National Museums of Taiwan History, and the Deputy Minister of Council of Cultural Affairs (CCA). His research interests include Taiwan history and modern Japanese history. He also devotes to teaching Taiwan history. Additionally, in the cooperation with National Taiwan University Library, Professor Wu took charge of re-edition, publication, digitization, and database creation of “Tan-Shin-Tang-An”, the official county archives of Tanshui-Hsinchu in Qing dynasty, which has been widely applied on the teaching and research of the institution history and cultural history in northern Taiwan at that time.

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