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As Taiwan's pandemic alert level rises, ASCDC and the Chinese Association of Museums have collaborated once more, bringing together 22 museums, art galleries, and research institutions – including within Academia Sinica – to launch the "Treasure Hunt Challenge" event on 5/18 International Museum Day, utilizing the Open Museum platform to create 18 online exhibits and contribute over 17,400 new collection items, all open to the public. ASCDC is also officially launching the Open Museum Plaza website, breaking down exclusive boundaries to allow the public to freely collect, curate, and construct their own digital museums. Find out more.

Honors & Awards

Academia Sinica's team, led by Assistant Research Specialist Wang Hsiang-an, won the 2021 Chinese Classic Text OCR Challenge, with a nearly 91% accuracy rate prevailing over 23 teams from China, Hong Kong, USA, and Taiwan.

Publication & Launch

The English version of the Reflections on COVID-19 website has launched, showing readers worldwide how Academia Sinica’s pandemic research goes beyond virus testing and vaccine development. Find out more.

Academic Presentation

Chung Kuo-fang, Director of the "Move Beyond Research: A Biodiversity Digital Museum" project, presented the paper "Paper Mulberry DNA Attests Taiwan as Austronesian Ancestral Homeland" at the 2019 International Austronesian Languages Revitalization Forum.

Publication & Launch

In response to the cancellation of the physical Taipei International Book Exhibition, Academia Sinica converted its physical booth into an online exhibit, launching the Advancing Knowledge! Academia Sinica website, which showcases the stages of knowledge production with a focus on the modern digital turn. The website is divided into four sections – Evolution of Knowledge Production, Scholar Talks, Exhibition Catalog, and Digital Reading – illustrating how Academia Sinica has compiled data from different times and cultures, synthesizing and analyzing large quantities of texts and images to expand the frontiers of humanities research.

Promotional Event

ASCDC co-organized the 11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2020) with the Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities (TADH), held entirely online, on the theme of "Smart Data × Digital Humanities." The virtual conference gathered over 150 digital humanities scholars from 9 countries, together exploring how we can usefully convert big data stored in digital archives, showcase Taiwan's research potential, and investigate the latest innovative research and trends worldwide. A "Ten-Year Retrospective Roundtable" was also held to reflect on how DADH took root in Taiwan and expanded out into the world, from the perspectives of technology, content, and humanities research. The conference also included 8 workshops, 3 keynote speeches, 1 panel session, 9 paper sessions, and 25 poster presentations.

Academic Presentation

Chung Kuo-Fang, Director of the “Move Beyond Research: A Biodiversity Digital Museum” project, presented an article “How Plant DNA Tells Story of Austronesian Expansion and Migration” in ORA NUI4 : New Zealand and Taiwan Special Edition.

Promotional Event

The "Postwar Rural Demobilization and Resources Reorganization" project and the NCHU College of Liberal Arts co-hosted the "Digital Humanities Methods and Teaching Practices Workshop" with speakers Wu Jen-shu, Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, and Ho Chiah-sing, Assistant Professor at the NCHU Department of History.

Promotional Event

ASCDC collaborated with the Institute of History and Philology to launch the first fully digital broadcast series, "Viral Discussions," for the Academia Sinica Open House. The Open Museum website also published "A Digital Universe in the Palm of Your Hand," a newly built themed curation page. Find out more

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