[Humanist] 23.5 events: DH publication; geospatial methods

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 7 10:48:50 CEST 2009

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 5.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders at brown.edu>                 (43)
        Subject: digital humanities publication at the ALA

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>                                  (48)
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Introduction to Geospatial Methods

        Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 08:34:17 -0400
        From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: digital humanities publication at the ALA
        In-Reply-To: <4A0128A4.8040506 at mccarty.org.uk>

Call for participation: please circulate

The Association for Computers in the Humanities will be sponsoring an  
exhibit table on Digital Humanities Publication at the 2010 American  
Library Association midwinter meeting (January 15-18, 2010). We are  
seeking expressions of interest from interested digital humanities  
projects and publications who would like to have a presence at the ALA  
meeting but cannot afford an exhibit space on their own.

This is an excellent opportunity to present your project to a very  
wide audience, and to participate in the ALA exhibit at low cost and  
with simple logistics. (Those who have been exhibitors at ALA before  
will know how much that is worth!) We hope the exhibit will be a  
showcase for diverse and important digital humanities work and  

The total costs of the table (which is a "small press table") will be  
approximately $3000 (including internet and other services). These  
costs will be shared among the participating exhibitors based on level  
of presence (how much exhibit time you would like),  project size, and  
ability to pay. The exhibit runs for three full days, and the table  
can accommodate two or three projects at a time, so in principle we  
have about 12-18 half-day slots, but we can also allocate time in  
other ways, depending on need. In addition, participants may leave  
brochures and other materials at the table for distribution. We expect  
to have someone staffing the booth at all times who will be able to  
answer general questions about ACH, digital humanities, and the  
projects being exhibited. We will also have at least one computer at  
the table at all times with links to all participating projects.

If you are interested in participating, please send email to Julia_Flanders at brown.edu 
  with the following information, by July 1, 2009:

--The name of your project and a brief description of what you would  
be exhibiting
--How much time would your project be able to have someone present at  
the table? (e.g. a half day, two full days, etc.)
--What date(s) would you be interested in attending? (please indicate  
any specific constraints)

Members of the ACH executive council will review the applications.  
Once we have an initial sense of the level of interest, we will  
contact applicants (by mid-July) to determine what the cost will be  
and give applicants an opportunity to confirm their participation.

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
President, ACH
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University

        Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 15:26:59 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Introduction to Geospatial Methods
        In-Reply-To: <4A0128A4.8040506 at mccarty.org.uk>

Announcing a DHO Workshop: Introduction to Geospatial Methods for e- 
Humanities Research

Date: 21 May 2009, 11:00-16:00
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

To Register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=picIc8t5QLI7fAtv_2bEN4bA_3d_3d

Presenters: Mr Anthony Corns (Discovery Programme), Mr Shawn Day  
(Digital Humanities Observatory), and Dr Rob Sands (University College  

In the very recent past, geospatial methods and the use of GIS in  
particular was limited to a very small group of scientists and  
researchers in the environmental sciences and remote sensing. In the  
past few years, humanities scholars have begun to adopt similar tools  
and methods and apply them to the areas of classics, languages,  
history, literature, the performing arts and others to visualise  
complex datasets or those of larger magnitudes. This visualisation has  
provided intriguing new perspectives for both analysis and  
presentation of research in the humanities.

"An Introduction to Geospatial Methods for e-Humanities Research" is a  
workshop designed for researchers engaged with digital humanities  
projects. It will provide examples of how visualising textual,  
numerical, social data can aid in the analysis and presentation of  
humanities research. Led by Anthony Corns of the Discovery Programme,  
Rob Sands of the UCD School of Archaeology and Shawn Day from the  
Digital Humanities Observatory, the workshop will provide  
opportunities for learning through lecture, group discussion, and  
hands-on exercise. Specific topics will include the variety of formats  
and standards that exist for working with geospatial data as well as  
some of the more popular tools that are applicable for humanities  

This workshop is aimed at the absolute beginner, and there will be  
plenty of time scheduled for questions and discussion.

Registration is required and a limited number of places are available.

To register for this workshop, please visit:


For more information on this workshop please visit: http://dho.ie/geospatial

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st of May.

--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House, 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2   
--- Tel:   +353 1 2342441
--- shawn at shawnday.com
--- http://dho.ie

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