"Digital Humanities Projects on Cultural Heritages in the GMS"
Introduction to the Digital Humanities Research Group at Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand and the research activities on the digital data and knowledge management focusing on cultural heritages in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). The presentation will cover our experiences on conducting the research projects and collaborative networks among researchers in the past 7 years with the goal to collect valuable data and knowledge on cultural heritage in the GMS, especially CLMTV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), and develop the tools or systems for knowledge management support and access to the data. Examples of the projects are in the areas of knowledge organization, ontology development, metadata schema, and semantic web. The contents of GMS cultural heritages include cultural beliefs, historical events, customs, folktales, folksongs, and ethnic groups.
Kulthida Tuamsuk, (D.A. in Library and Information Science, Simmons College, USA), a Professor and a Senior researcher of the Department of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Director of Smart Learning Innovation Research Center, Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand. She is a founder of the Digital Humanities Research Group at KKU. She is internationally well-known as an active committee of international organizations and consortium in Asia Pacific. Her research interests are digital humanities, metadata, ontology, digital learning, and smart learning.