[Humanist] 23.46 events: culture & technology; e-science; social sciences, arts, humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed May 27 07:04:57 CEST 2009

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 46.
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  [1]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>            (78)
        Subject: 1st European Summer School "Culture & Technology"

  [2]   From:    "Dunn, Stuart" <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>                    (28)
        Subject: FW: AHM2009: Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

  [3]   From:    "Lauer, Gerhard" <Gerhard.Lauer at phil.uni-goettingen.de>   (79)
        Subject: CfP IEEE eScience Conference Oxford

        Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 00:39:07 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: 1st European Summer School "Culture & Technology"

[This message is being re-sent for the benefit of those whose copy of it was mangled in yesterday's Humanist. -WM]

We are happy to announce the 1. European Summer 
School „Culture & Technology“, to take place at 
the University of Leipzig, Germany, July 27-31, 2009.


Funded by the University of Leipzig, the 
Volkswagen Foundation and the Association for 
Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the 
Summer School, which in its name links up 
consciously with an international video 
conferencing seminar which has been in place for 
two years now, is directed at an international 
audience. Students in their final year, 
graduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, 
postdocs, teachers, librarians and technical 
assistants from all over Europe who are involved 
in the theoretical, experimental or practical 
application of computational methods in the 
various areas of the Humanities, in libraries and 
archives, or wish to do so are the target audience of the courses.

The Summer School addresses also expressively 
engineers and computer scientist who accept the 
challenge represented by the Arts and Humanities, 
who wish to obtain an insight into the 
application of, and work with, computational 
methods in the Humanities, and who wish to 
familiarise themselves with the special demands 
put on the soft- and hardware systems they 
develop by arts and humanities-related data.

The Summer School takes place across a whole 
week. The intensive programme consists of 
workshops, lectures and project presentations. 
The Summer School will close with a round table 
discussion on the challenges presented by 
technological developments and by the integration of the Humanities and ICTs.

Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions 
or 30 week-hours. The number of participants in 
each workshop is limited to 15. Applications for 
a place in a specific workshop will be made on the Portal of the Summer School.

Preference will be given to young scholars of the 
Humanities who are planning, or are already 
involved with, a technology-based research 
project  and describe this project in a qualified 
way. Young scholars of Engineering and Computer 
Sciences are expected to describe their 
specialities and interests in such a way that 
also non specialists can follow and that they 
support their expectations from the Summer School with good arguments.

Thanks to the generous support granted by the 
Volkswagen Foundation to the Summer School, 
participants who have no possibility of applying 
for a refund from another institution can apply 
for a contribution to their travel and accommodation costs.

Important dates:

31.05.2009 last day for the expression of 
interest by setting up a personal account with ConfTool

15.06.2009 last day for the submission of the 
application via ConfTool (accessible from the portal of the Summer School)

30.06.2009 communication of the selection process results

10.07.2009 last day for the payment of registration fees

27.07.2009 Summer School starts

For further details, such as the schedule, 
planned workshops, venue, registration fees, 
accommodation ecc., see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU/

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Organizer of the European Summer School
University of Leipzig
elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de

Univ.-Prof'in Dr. phil. habil. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Philologische Fakultät
Universität Leipzig
Haus 1 / 3. Etage, Zi. 1307
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0)341 97 37413/37411

elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de

        Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 09:27:07 +0100
        From: "Dunn, Stuart" <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: FW: AHM2009: Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Apologies for cross-postings. 

UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2009
Past, Present and Future
Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th December 2009, Oxford, UK


Abstracts are invited for the 2009 All Hands Meeting theme, 'Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities'. 

Not least by virtue of their diversity of research orientations, methods and practices, the social science, arts and humanities present distinctive challenges for the exploitation of e-Infrastructure. In order to identify these challenges more clearly and determine how we might respond to them, we invite contributions from members of the social science, arts and humanities research communities with experience of, or interests in: 1) exploring, developing, and applying new, e-Infrastructure-enabled methods and practices to advance social science, arts and humanities research and practice; and 2) studying issues impacting on their wider take-up.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

* Advances in social sciences, arts and humanities research and practice enabled by e-Infrastructure
* Innovations in research methods, practices and tools in social science, arts and humanities
* Computational methods which encourage and foster interdisciplinarity across the social sciences, arts and humanities
* Challenges and solutions for the development of advanced research data infrastructure in social science, arts and humanities
* Case studies of barriers and enablers in the adoption of e-Infrastructure in social science, arts and humanities

Full details of the AHM conference, and instructions on how to submit an abstract, may be found at http://www.allhands.org.uk/. 


Dr Stuart Dunn 
Research Fellow 
Centre for e-Research
King's College London


Tel +44 (0)207 848 2709
Fax +44 (0)207 848 1989
stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk

Centre for e-Research
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Geohash: http://geohash.org/gcpvj1zm7yp1 

        Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 11:05:51 +0200
        From: "Lauer, Gerhard" <Gerhard.Lauer at phil.uni-goettingen.de>
        Subject: CfP IEEE eScience Conference Oxford

	IEEE eScience Conference Oxford
	eHumanities Track
	Call for Papers

Researchers in the Humanities have embraced digital technologies for decades
and are continuing to do so in increasing numbers. Two workshops at earlier
IEEE eScience conferences, along with numerous other events, have given
interesting insights into these activities. However, advances in the digital
humanities have been rather fragmented, and have been tailored to specific
research questions and methodologies. In an attempt to connect the digital
islands that have thus emerged, this event will focus on applications and
infrastructures for re-usability, integration and interoperability of
research data for e-Humanities, addressing such issues as the
interoperability of existing tools to enable more complex workflows, and
shared virtual research environments for typical work environments of
Humanities scholars.

A multiplicity of large initiatives have already started addressing the these
issues, among them ANDS in Australia (http://ands.org.au/), Project Bamboo in
the USA (http://projectbamboo.org/), as well as the ESFRI-projects CLARIN
(http://www.clarin.eu/) and DARIAH (http://www.dariah.eu/) in Europe, to name
but a few. All these initiatives are facing the huge problem of fragmentation
and heterogeneity in research in the Humanities, which has repercussions on
formats and encodings for datasets, the ways of analyzing phenomena and the
traditions of scholarly discourse. Not surprisingly these initiatives in
particular try to get a deeper understanding of layers of abstractions
required which might address the goal of harmonization on the one hand,
without ignoring the specificities of the various Humanities disciplines on
the other hand.

This e-Humanities track aims to showcase projects that contribute to
e-Humanities, whether by providing integrated and interoperable
infrastructures, or by offering new types of applications making use of such
infrastructures and connecting the digital islands. At the same time this
track aims to trigger critical discussion and to move us forward in our goal
to establish an international e-Humanities debate. Submission of papers is
invited from all stakeholders: humanities researchers, technologists, as well
as cultural heritage institutions and e-Humanities/e-Infrastructure

Papers submitted for presentation on the workshop should report original
research that has not been published elsewhere. The submission guidelines can
be found at the official conference web-site:

Acceptance and Publication
All papers submitted for presentation in the workshop will be reviewed. At
least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in pre-conference proceedings published by
IEEE. Selected excellent work may be eligible for additional post-conference
publication as extended papers in selected journals, such as FGCS. The
organizers of the e-Humanities track are negotiating with publishers to take
care that all accepted papers will be published in a suitable journal.

Important dates 
Deadline for submission of papers: 		Friday, 31st July 2009
Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday 		1st September 2009 
Final submission of camera-ready papers: 	Friday 18th September 2009
Conference and Workshop: 			9-11 December 2009

Chad Kainz 		Bamboo, Univ. Chicago
Heike Neuroth		DARIAH, SUB Göttingen
Peter Wittenburg	CLARIN, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Martin Wynne 		CLARIN, Oxford Text Archive 

Jost Gippert, Gerhard Lauer, Fotis Iannides, Erhard Hinrichs, Heike Neuroth,
Andreas Aschenbrenner, Claus Zinn, Gerhard Heyer, Peter Wittenburg (Germany),
Paul Doorenbosch, Peter Doorn, Marc Kemps-Snijders (Netherlands), Nuria Bel
(Spain), Nicoletta Calzolari (Italy), Chad Kainz, Sue Ellen Wright, Helen
Dry, Neil Fraistaat (USA), Stelios Piperidis (Greece), Sheila Anderson,
Tobias Blanke, Martin Wynne (UK), Bente Maegaard (Denmark), Marko Tadic
(Croatia), Tamas Varadi (Hungary), Gerhard Budin (Austria), Bruna Franchetto
(Brazil), Sven Strömquist (Sweden), Key-Sun Choi (Korea), Sadaoki Furui
(Japan), Laurent Romary (France), Chu Ren Huang (China), Linda Barwick,
Steven Bird (Australia), Susan Schreibman (Ireland)

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer
Seminar fuer Deutsche Philologie
Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3
D-37073 Goettingen
Tel. +49-551-39 75 27
Fax +49-551-39 19 556
sekretariat.lauer at phil.uni-goettingen.de

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