[Humanist] 24.909 events: knowledge representation; hosting DH2013

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Wed Apr 27 07:01:27 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 909.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Unsworth, John M" <unsworth at illinois.edu>                (17)
        Subject: Call for proposals to host Digital Humanities 2013

  [2]   From:    "Prof. Arienne Dwyer - KU Linguistic Anthropology"        (33)
        Subject: CFP: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities

        Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:56:14 -0500
        From: "Unsworth, John M" <unsworth at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Call for proposals to host Digital Humanities 2013

Call for proposals to host Digital Humanities 2013 (please share with those you think might be interested)

Digital Humanities (DH) is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (AHDO), whose constituent organisations are the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDH-SEMI).  The next DH conference will be at Stanford University, June 19-22, 2011 (https://dh2011.stanford.edu/); the conference in 2012 will be at Hamburg University in Germany, in mid-July 2012. 

The committees of DH and its constituent organizations now invite proposals to host DH in 2012.  Digital Humanities aspires to be a global organization, and so it moves the conference to different parts of the world in different years. Traditionally, the conference has alternated between North America and Europe, and it will be held in Europe in 2012, so we are particularly interested in proposals from outside Europe for 2011--but those proposals could be for hosting the conference in North America, but also from Asia, Australia, or other areas where there are developed or developing Digital Humanities communities or organizations. However, The local organizer must be a member of one of the ADHO constituent organizations (ALLC, ACH or SDH/SEMI).

The conference normally attracts 200-300 delegates with 3-4 days of papers and posters. There are normally 3-4 parallel sessions per time slot, and a small number of plenary presentations. Meetings of the committees of the constituent organizations precede the conference, and lunchtime slots are normally used for member meetings of constituent organizations.

The academic programme is selected and planned by an international Programme Committee appointed by ADHO constituent organizations.  The local organizer at the host institution is responsible for the conference web site, provision of facilities, the production of a book of abstracts, a conference banquet, and any other social events that the local host thinks would be appropriate.  The conference is entirely self-financed through conference fees and any other financial contributions as the local organizer is able to arrange. No financial support is provided by ADHO or its constituent organizations, except in relation to the recipient of ADHO awards, such as named prizes or bursaries. In consultation with the Program Committee, the local organizer may invite other plenary speakers whose travel, subsistence and registration must be funded from the conference budget.

The local organizer is expected to set (and verify) three levels of fees: members of ADHO constituent organizations, non-members, and students. The difference between the fee levels for members and non-members should be no less than the cost of an individual subscription to ADHO's main print journal, Literary and Linguistic Computing, because subscription to the journal is what qualifies an individual for the member rate. 

ADHO is currently using the conference management system Conftool, and the ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee provides support for this system, including access to data from previous conferences. 

Proposals should include

* overview of facilities at the host institution
* overview of local institutional engagement and support for the local organizer
* possible arrangements for social events, to include the conference banquet
* options for accommodation (with provisional costs)
* travel information
* a provisional budget, with a provisional registration fee
* options for payment (credit card, foreign currency etc) by participants

Proposers must be prepared to give a short presentation and to answer questions at the ADHO Steering Committee meeting at the DH2011 conference in Palo Alto, California, on June 17, and at the meetings of constituent organizations on June 18, 2011.  Budgets and other information about past conferences can be made available on request, for planning purposes. 

For further information, proposers are invited to discuss their plans informally with the Chair of the ADHO Conference Co-ordinating Committee, John Unsworth (unsworth at illinois.edu).  Proposals should be shared in draft form with the Chair by the end of May.  

        Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:59:05 -0400
        From: "Prof. Arienne Dwyer - KU Linguistic Anthropology"
        Subject: CFP: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities 

Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities

Keynote Speaker: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

Knowledge representation --€“ the theory and methodology of modeling knowledge
using computer technology --€“ is becoming a key dimension of Digital
Humanities. Many scholars are adapting long-established conventions from the
print realm for representing knowledge in digital contexts, to view, analyze,
classify, and comment on sources of knowledge, and to illustrate the dynamics
between these sources and their commentaries, both current and prior. Many
disciplines are adapting long-established conventions from the print realm for
representing knowledge in digital contexts, or they are developing new ones
altogether; these involve visual and textual epistemological models,
information design, bibliographic tools, and visual representations.

Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities is a one-day conference,
exploring the theory and practice of knowledge representation, broadly
conceived, and to showcase their digital humanities projects and methodologies.
Whether you are a new or old-hand digital humanist, we welcome your

The 24 September Knowledge Representation conference is preceded by a 22
September BootCamp (a hands-on digital tools workshop), and a THATCamp (a
digital humanities unconference) on 23 September, all at the University of
Kansas. Deadlines for BootCamp and THATCamp registrations are on 22 July 2011.
Please see THATCamp Kansas website http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org for more

22 September 2011 BootCamp (registration deadline: 22 July 2011)
23 September 2011 THATCamp: (registration deadline: 23 July 2011)
24 September 2011 Knowledge Representation Conference: (registration deadline:
  *31 May 2011*)

Best wishes,
Arienne Dwyer and Brian Rosenblum
Co-Directors, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
idrh at ku.edu

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