[Humanist] 24.844 events: Digital Classicist (London); Irish Treasures (Dublin)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 844.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Katie McCadden <katietmccadden at GMAIL.COM>                 (20)
        Subject: Digitising Irish Treasures - Tuesday 5 April

  [2]   From:    Simon Mahony <simon.mahony at KCL.AC.UK>                     (39)
        Subject: cfp: Digital Classicist Seminars 2011

        Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:11:41 +0100
        From: Katie McCadden <katietmccadden at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Digitising Irish Treasures - Tuesday 5 April

Digitising Irish Treasures
Susan Schreibman, Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities

A Lecture at the National Gallery of Ireland
Tuesday 5 April
10.30 a.m.
This is a free event open to all

Irish Cultural Heritage organisations are just beginning to make available their holdings in digital form. This is an exciting opportunity for institutions to reach beyond the spatial restrictions of their bricks and mortar facilities to new audiences. However, digital initiatives are expensive, there is a lack of individuals with the skill sets needed to establish and carry them out, and the technologies employed vary widely, sometimes becoming obsolete even within the life of the project. This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities for memory organisations embarking on (or thinking of embarking on) a digitisation programme.

Susan Schreibman is the Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities. Previously she was the founding Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory, a national digital humanities centre developed under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy (2008-2011).  She was previously Assistant Dean for Digital Collections and Research, University of Maryland Libraries (2005-2008).  Dr Schreibman is the Founding Editor of The Thomas MacGreevy Archive  and the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. She is on the executive of several European and international organisations, including The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, The Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and Intereditions.


Katie McCadden
Programme Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2

Tel: +353(0)1-2342442
E-mail k.mccadden at ria.ie<mailto:k.mccadden at ria.ie>
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        Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 14:32:48 +0100
        From: Simon Mahony <simon.mahony at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: cfp: Digital Classicist Seminars 2011

Digital Classicist Seminars (London, 2011)

*This is reminder call for presentations. Please note the fast 
approaching deadline: April 15th.*

(Apologies for cross-posting. Please circulate widely--we welcome 
proposals from students as well as established researchers.)

The Digital Classicist will once more be running a series of seminars in 
Summer 2011, on the subject of research into the ancient world that has 
an innovative digital component. Themes could include, but are by no 
means limited to, visualization, information and data linking, digital 
textual and linguistic studies, and geographic information and network 
analysis; so long as the content is likely to be of interest both to 
classicists/ancient historians/archaeologists and information 
scientists/digital humanists, and would be considered serious research 
in at least one of those fields.

The seminars run on Friday afternoons (16:30 - 19:00) from June to 
mid-August in Senate House, London, and are hosted by the Institute of
Classical Studies (University of London). In previous years collected 
papers from the DC WiP seminars have been published in an online special
issue of Digital Medievalist, a printed volume from Ashgate Press, a 
BICS supplement (in production), and the last three years have been
released as audio podcasts. We have had expressions of interest in 
further print volumes from more than one publisher.

We have a budget to assist with travel to London (usually from within 
the UK, but we have occasionally been able to assist international
presenters to attend, so please enquire).

Please send a 300-500 word abstract togabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk  by April 
15th, 2011. We shall announce the full programme at the end of April.


(Coörganised by Will Wootton, Charlotte Tupman, Matteo Romanello, Simon 
Mahony, Timothy Hill, Alejandro Giacometti, Juan Garcés, Stuart Dunn &
Gabriel Bodard.)

Simon Mahony

Student Support Manager
Department of War Studies, e-Learning Programme
Room K7.05, 7th Floor, South Range
King's College London


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