[Humanist] 24.287 events: art history; e-humanities

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Wed Aug 25 23:50:59 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 287.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Arianna Ciula <ACiula at esf.org>                            (22)
        Subject: ESF-COST 'Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web':

  [2]   From:    Marco Büchler <mbuechler at eaqua.net>                     (112)
        Subject: [FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: eHumanities Workshop at 40th
                Annual Meeting of the German Computer Science Society in
                Leipzig, Germany]

        Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:47:12 +0200
        From: Arianna Ciula <ACiula at esf.org>
        Subject: ESF-COST 'Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web': conference programme

Dear colleagues,

This is just to inform you that the programme for the ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference on 'Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web' 
(9-14 October 2010, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy) is now available at:


The call for papers is now officially closed. However, should you wish to attend the conference please get in touch with the conference officer Ms. Zuzana Vercinska:

Ms. Zuzana Vercinska Email (Zuzana.VERCINSKA [at] cost.eu)
Phone +32 (0) 25333805
Fax +32 (0) 25333890
Please quote 10-342 in any correspondence

Arianna Ciula

Dr. Arianna Ciula
Science Officer

European Science Foundation 
Humanities Unit
1 quai Lezay Marnésia 
BP 90015
F-67080 Strasbourg

Email: aciula at esf.org
Tel: +33 (0) 388767104

        Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:34:44 +0200
        From: Marco Büchler <mbuechler at eaqua.net>
        Subject: [FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: eHumanities Workshop at 40th Annual Meeting of the German Computer Science Society in Leipzig, Germany]

  [We apologize in advance if you receive multiple copies of this message]

Workshop: eHumanities - How does computer science benefit?
Organiser: Prof. Gerhard Heyer and Marco Büchler (Natural Language 
Processing / CS, University of Leipzig)

Conference Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st, 2010
eHumanities workshop: Thursday Sept. 30th.

Registration details:
Registration page: http://www.informatik2010.de/480.html

The workshop is compiled NOT only by presentations of computer 
scientists BUT researchers from humanities and infrastructure as well. 

Workshop description:
In recent years the text-based humanities and social sciences 
experienced a synthesis between the increasing availability of digitized 
texts and algorithms from the fields of information retrieval and text 
mining that resulted in novel tools for text processing and analysis, 
and enabled entirely new questions and innovative methodologies.

The goal of this workshop is to investigate which consequences and 
potentials for computer science have emerged in turn from the 
digitization of the social sciences and humanities.

The workshop starts with a series of four invited talks by leading 
researchers in the field of eHumanities. Their presentations will 
revolve around the question "How can computer science benefit from 
eHumanities?". The afternoon will focus on demonstrations and 
discussions of different solutions to an open challenge, which aims to 
contrast and compare methods used in computer science with those in the 
humanities.. In this section, members from both fields of the 
eHumanities community will apply their own methods and tools on data of 
their choice to solve a set of previously announced problems. The exact 
challenges will be made public with the official announcement of the 
workshop and will be focused on current issues of unsupervised semantic 
analysis of text which are relevant to computer science, e. g. the 
handling of unexpected relations and associations, the treatment of rare 
textual patterns, or the merging of heterogeneous sources.

The date for the workshop has been fixed on Thursday, September 30th, 
2010. Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel (Director IAIS, Bonn/St. Augustin), Dr. 
Helge Kahler (Federal Ministry of Education and Research - Department of 
Humanities), Peter Wittenburg (MPG Nijmegen - Project CLARIN) and Prof. 
Dr. Gregory Crane (Tufts University, Boston - Project PERSEUS) will be 
the speakers for the morning session.

The fixed schedule is as follows:

9.00 - 12.30 Talks: "How can computer science benefit from eHumanities?"

9.00 - 10.30
Talks section I
Gerhard Heyer, Marco Büchler:  eHumanities - How does computer science 
benefit?, Natural Language Processing Group, University of Leipzig, 
Peter Wittenburg1, Erhard Hinrichs2, Dan Broeder1, Thomas Zastrow2: 
eHumanities - can we manage the complexity?  1MPI für Psycholinguistik, 
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2University of Tübingen, Germany.
Gregory Crane: The Work of the Humanities and Digital Philology. 
Editor-In-Chief Perseus Project, TUFTS University, Boston, USA.

10.30 – 11:00
Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30
Talk section II
Sven Becker, Marion Borowski, Melanie Gnasa, Kai Stalmann, Stefan 
Wrobel: eHumanities: Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems in 
Humanities and Cultural Sciences. Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent 
Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) and University of Bonn, Germany.
Helge Kahler: eHumanities from a funder's perspective. Federal Ministry 
of Education and Research, Germany.

Open discussion 30 min.

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 - 17.30
Semantic challenge: qualitative versus quantitative methods

14.00 - 15.30
Team 1: Marie-Christine Bornes Varol1, Marie-Sol Ortola2, Jean-Daniel 
Gronoff3: Specific polysemy of the brief sapiential units. 1Inalco, 
Paris, 2Université Nancy, 3Dir. Méthodologies sémantiques annotatives, 
DualSemantics, Paris, France.

Team 2: Ingelore Hafemann, Simon Schweitzer: The Thesaurus Linguae 
Aegyptiae - an interplay between an electronic corpus of Egyptian texts 
and the Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Language. Berlin-Brandenburg 
Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany.

Team 3: Marco Büchler, Gerhard Heyer: Salton and Wittgenstein in the 
Humanities: About Semantics in Philosophical Texts. Natural Language 
Processing Group, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00
Team 4: Christoph Schlieder: Digital Heritage: Semantic Challenges of 
Long-term Preservation. Computing in the Cultural Sciences, University 
of Bamberg, Germany.
Team 5: Alexander Mehler, Nils Diewald, Rüdiger Gleim and Ulli 
Waltinger: Time Series of Linguistic Networks. Text Technology, 
University of Bielefeld, Germany.

17.00 – ca. 17:30
Round table with subsequent open discussion

Estimated number of participants: 40
Special requirements: internet access, beamer, stage/podium for round table

*All welcome*

Marco Büchler
Natural Language Processing Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Leipzig
Johannisgasse 26
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Room  : 5-43
Phone : 0341 / 97-32257
eMail : mbuechler at eaqua.net
Web   : http://www.eaqua.net

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