[Humanist] 23.430 events: mss studies; libraries; DHSI; Greg Crane

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 430.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>            (45)
        Subject: Greg Crane at MITH

  [2]   From:    "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>                           (53)
        Subject: Graduate Student Colloquium,Digital Humanities Summer
                Institute 2010 (June 8-11, 2010)

  [3]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>                         (64)
        Subject: CFP: Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age II

        Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:23:43 -0500
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: Greg Crane at MITH

For anyone in the Washington DC area this week:

Wednesday, November 11, 3:30-4:45
MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135
University of Maryland, College Park

“From the First Year Through Tenure: New Pathways for Humanities in a
Digital Age” by GREG CRANE

Classical studies offers one particular, but potentially powerful,
window onto possibilities for the humanities. A growing, international
body of classicists are dedicated not simply to creating digital tools
but to reimagining the field against the opportunities and challenges
of the digital world in which we already live. On the one hand, we are
beginning to see new possibilities for research that were not feasible
with the tools of print culture. At the same time, and perhaps even
more importantly, we are seeing a reorganization of who can
participate and what they can contribute. We can see the possibility
of a truly global field emerging, with implications far beyond the
traditional bounds of
classical studies.

GREG CRANE is currently a Professor of Classics, as well as
Editor-in-Chief of the Perseus Project at Tufts University.  He has
written two books on Thucydides; The Blinded Eye & The Ancient
Simplicity, and is currently conducting preliminary research for a
planned book on Cicero.  He is particularly interested in the extent
to which broadcast media such as the World Wide Web not only enhance
the work of professional researchers and students in formal degree
programs but create new audiences outside academia for cultural
materials. His current research focuses on "computational humanities"
and how this new field can help to democratize information without
compromising intellectual rigor.

Coming up @ MITH 11/17: Jennifer Fleeger (Catholic), “Archiving
America: The Vitaphone, the DVD, and Warner Bros. (re)store Jazz

View MITH’s complete Digital Dialogue schedule here:

All talks are free and open to the public!

Contact: Neil Fraistat, Director, MITH (www.mith.umd.edu, mith at umd.edu, 5-8927)

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity (DCC, a new Living/Learning
Program in the Honors College)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)

        Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:27:08 -0800
        From: "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Graduate Student Colloquium, Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010 (June 8-11, 2010)

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010
Graduate Student Colloquium
June 8-11, 2010

[Deadline has been extended to December 11, 2009.]

CALL FOR PAPERS: The DHSI will be sponsoring its second annual
graduate student colloquium in June 2010. Graduate students attending
the Institute are invited to participate in the 2010 colloquium
entitled "Making Connections: Emerging Scholars in the Digital

Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations focusing on all
aspects of graduate student research in the digital humanities,
including, but not limited to, the graduate student's role in personal
and institutional research projects, tool application and development,
perspectives on digital humanities implications for their own research
and pedagogy, etc.

The colloquium begins on the second day of the Summer Institute and
takes place over four days (Tuesday through Friday) during morning
sessions prior to the start of classes. Three graduate students will
present at each session. Presentations will be informal and strictly
limited to ten (10) minutes per presenter, with time for Q&A reserved
at session's end. The sessions will be open to all DHSI attendees.

We invite 300 word proposals for these presentations. Successful
abstracts for the 2010 colloquium will focus on the individual
student's role in digital humanities research and application, as
opposed to general issues pertaining to digital humanities. Potential
presenters should be enrolled in a PhD or MA program, or hold a
post-doctoral fellowship, at the time of abstract submission. We
welcome abstracts from current students who will graduate before June

Please send abstracts to cmleitch at uvic.ca . Deadline for submissions
is December 11, 2009. All who have submitted an abstract will be
notified by late-December 2009.

For more information, contact Cara Leitch or Diane Jakacki .

ABOUT THE DHSI: The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the
University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing
and learning about new computing technologies and how they are
influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library
communities. The institute takes place across a week of intensive
coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together
faculty, staff, and graduate students from different areas of the
Arts, Humanities, Library and Archives communities and beyond. During
the DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in
applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research,
dissemination and preservation. This year's Summer Institute will be
held June 7-11, 2010. For more information and to register for courses
see www.dhsi.org .

REGISTRATION: In recent years, courses have filled up quickly. We
encourage students interested in attending the DHSI to register early.

SCHOLARSHIPS: All those whose work is accepted for presentation at the
2010 Graduate Student Colloquium will receive a tuition scholarship.

        Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:53:33 +0000
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: CFP: Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age II

>From Franz Fischer:

Full CFP: http://www.i-d-e.de/schriften-2/kodikologie-und-palaographie-im-digitalen-zeitalter-ii/cfp-en

It is only a year since the Institute of Documentology and Scholarly
Editing (IDE: http://www.i-d-e.de/) undertook an initiative entitled
“Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age”. Yet its first
results have already been written up and published: in July 2009, the
anthology “Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age”
was launched at an international symposium in Munich
Here, experts from all over the world met as a community to share
their knowledge, interests and concerns regarding digital issues in
the various fields of manuscript research.

The feedback on both the anthology and the conference has been
remarkably positive, not least from experts who are less acquainted
with digital methods. For the first time, widely dispersed,
cutting-edge research in the field of computer-aided codicology and
palaeography can be surveyed and assessed as a whole phenomenon.

Yet, despite the fact that the anthology gives a broad insight into
theory and practice, some relevant subjects and questions have not
been covered. For this reason the IDE plans to publish a second volume
of “Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age”. The following
questions in particular should now be addressed:

    * To what extent can quantitative approaches and the analysis of
codicological databases be complemented by a systematic analysis of
digital manuscript facsimiles?
    * How can manuscript-related research in the history of arts or in
musicology be supported by digital tools and methodology?
    * How successfully can methods from the sciences be applied to the
analysis of manuscripts (e.g. DNA analysis of parchment)?
    * How can electronic manuscript-catalogues and virtual libraries
be brought together by means of comprehensive portals and hybrid
research environments in order, for example, to facilitate exhaustive
semantic studies?
    * How can existing digital tools for palaeographic transcription
be promoted and improved? How can the range of applications be
expanded? How can philological analysis and further use in literary
studies be enhanced?
    * How can questions about the history of script be addressed by
digital methods?
    * How can digital resources best supplement the originals, in the
context of restoration and preservation? How can archives, libraries
and museums take advantage of the opportunities, for public benefit?
    * To what extent are software-generated answers to codicological
and palaeographic questions sustainable, verifiable and reliable?

Contributions which explore these and similar subjects (cf. previous
CfP: http://www.i-d-e.de/schriften-2/kodikologie-und-palaographie-im-digitalen-zeitalter/cfp-palaeography-en)
are most welcome and can be submitted in English, French, German or
Italian. Again, the launch of the volume will be accompanied by an
international symposium.  Proposals of not more than 500 words should
be sent by 30 November 2009 to kpdz-ii at ide.de.

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)          Metadata Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA), Regus House, 28-32 Upper
Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --
Phone: +353 1 234 2444        Fax: +353 1 234 2400
http://dho.ie          Email: dot.porter at gmail.com

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