[Humanist] 25.892 events: Early Modern studies; exploration; culture
Humanist Discussion Group
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Sat Apr 14 08:39:47 CEST 2012
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 892.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Rebekah Higgitt <rhiggitt at NMM.AC.UK> (47)
Subject: 2nd Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration,
c.1780-c.1960 Workshop: programme & registration
 From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk> (53)
Subject: EEBO-TCP 2012 call for papers
 From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de> (96)
Subject: ESU "Culture & Technology", 23 - 31 July 2012 University of
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:14:59 +0100
From: Rebekah Higgitt <rhiggitt at NMM.AC.UK>
Subject: 2nd Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration, c.1780-c.1960 Workshop: programme & registration
*Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration, c.1780-c.1960*
The second British Academy-funded workshop on Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London on Wednesday 16th May 2012.
Please find details of this event, together with an online registration form here:
This workshop is free to attend but places are limited and must be booked through the online form. Registration must be completed by 30th April 2012.
The outline for the day is given below.
Fraser MacDonald and Charlie Withers
Welcome and introductory remarks
Charles W J Withers, University of Edinburgh
10.15 – 11.00
Aerial photography in geography and exploration: the promise and the problems
Peter Collier, University of Portsmouth
11.00 – 11.45
Instruments of Exploration in National Museums Scotland
Alison Morrison-Low and Tayce Phillipson, National Museums of Scotland
11.45 – 12.00
12.00 – 12.45
Instruments and the RGS collections
Eugene Rae, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
12.45 – 2.00
2.00 – 2.45
Instruments of exploration at Greenwich
Richard Dunn and Gloria Clifton, National Maritime Museum
2.45 – 3.30
Objects of exploration: collections and approaches at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
John McAleer/Claire Warrior, National Maritime Museum
3.30 – 3.45
3.45 – 4.30
Geography, technology and exploration at the Science Museum
Jane Wess/Jane Insley, Science Museum
4.45 – 5.30
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:58:53 +0100
From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: EEBO-TCP 2012 call for papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies”?
The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012
University of Oxford
17-18 September 2012
To mark a decade of the Text Creation Partnership (TCP)’s work at
the Bodleian Libraries, producing searchable, full-text
transcriptions of works in Early English Books Online (EEBO), we
invite proposals for research papers and posters reflecting the
various ways in which TCP texts are being used.
Is EEBO-TCP revolutionizing research and teaching in early modern
studies? What features would be desirable but are not yet
available? What improvements could be made in the decade to come?
The TCP is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the
University of Michigan and ProQuest. It is funded internationally
by a consortium of partner institutions, and in the UK through
JISC Collections. TCP editions power full-text searching of
ProQuest’s EEBO database http://eebo.chadwyck.com/ , and
contribute to many other projects’ work.
To date, the TCP has produced over 40,000 full-text XML editions
of books printed between 1473 and 1700. Phase I produced over
25,000 texts, and Phase II, currently underway, will complete the
corpus of about 70,000 unique titles in English.
*Keynote speakers: Dr John Lavagnino, King’s College London; Dr
Emma Smith, University of Oxford.*
*For people interested in using TCP texts for research,
one-to-one text clinic sessions are available.*
We welcome proposals for papers and posters on:
·Research based on EEBO-TCP
·Methodologies in teaching
·Emerging trends influenced by EEBO-TCP’s availability
·Potential for future research
Proposals for 20-minute papers should be a maximum of *500
words*, and for posters, *250 words*.
*Deadline for proposals is 7 May 2012*.
Invitations to present will be sent by 1 June 2012.
If you would like your paper to appear as part of the conference
proceedings (registration required) in the Oxford University
Research Archive http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ora , the deadline
for submission of final papers is *29 August 2012*. **
We welcome proposals from graduate and post-doctoral students as
well as established scholars. If you would like to be considered
for a financially assisted place at the conference, please
indicate this when you submit your proposal.
For further details, see
http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eebotcp/eebotcp2012. For proposal
submission, details of the conference venue, and registration,
please visit the University Stores
any queries, and to book a text clinic session, please email Pip
Willcox, pip [dot] willcox [at] bodleian [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot]
uk <mailto:pip.willcox at bodleian.ox.ac.uk>.
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 02:25:31 +0200
From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: ESU "Culture & Technology", 23 - 31 July 2012 University of Leipzig
ESU "Culture & Technology", 23 - 31 July 2012
University of Leipzig - http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/
We are happy to announce that registration for
the European Summer School Culture & Technology will open the 16th of April.
Supported by the Association for Literary and
Linguistic Computing the Summer School will take
place at Leipzig University, Germany, from the 23rd to the 31st of July 2012.
The Summer School is directed at 60-75
participants from all over Europe and beyond.
Students in their final year, graduates,
postgraduates, doctoral students, and post docs
from the Humanities, Engineering and Computer
Sciences, as well as academics, librarians and
technical assistants who are involved in the
theoretical, experimental or practical
application of computational methods in the
various areas of the Humanities, in libraries or
archives, or wish to do so are its target audience.
The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating
environment for discussing, learning and
advancing knowledge and skills in the application
of computer technologies to the Arts and
Humanities, in libraries, archives, and similar
fields. The Summer School seeks to integrate
these activities into the broader context of the
Digital Humanities, where questions about the
consequences and implications of the application
of computational methods and tools to cultural
artefacts of all kinds are asked. It further aims
to provide insights into the complexity of
humanistic data and the challenges the Humanities
present for computer science and engineering and their further development.
The Summer School takes place across 9 whole
days. The intensive programme consists of
workshops, daily public lectures, regular project
presentations and poster sessions. The public
lectures will seek to handle questions posed by
the development of Virtual Research
Infrastructures for the Humanities from the
perspective of the Humanities, their own ways of
working and their specific types of data. The
workshop programme will be composed of 5 to 7
thematic strands. At the moment of writing the
following workshops are being planned:
* Computing Methods applied to DH: XML Markup and Document Structuring
* Query in Text Corpora
* Art history and the critical analysis of corpora
* Interdisciplinary approaches to the study
of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication
* Project Management
Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions
or 30 week-hours. The number of participants in
each workshop is limited to 15.
Information on how to apply for a place in one of
the workshops can be found at: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/.
Preference will be given to young scholars of the
Humanities who are planning, or are already
involved with, a technology-based research
project and who submit a qualified project
description. 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 to support
what they hope to learn from the summer school with good arguments.
The Summer School will feature also two round
table discussions focusing on Virtual Research
Infrastructures which serve the Digital
Humanities, and on Digital Humanities Summer Schools.
All questions regarding the programme of the
Summer School, the selection of the participants
as well as the selection of projects for eventual
publication are handled by the international
scientific committee of the European Summer School composed of:
· Jean Anderson, University of Glasgow (Great Britain)
· Alex Bia, Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche (Spain)
· Dino Buzzetti, Università di Bologna (Italy)
· Elisabeth Burr, Universität Leipzig (Germany)
· Laszlo Hunyadi, University of Debrecen (Hungary)
· Jan Rybicki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Kraków (Poland)
· Corinne Welger-Barboza, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
For important dates and other relevant
information please consult the Web-Portal of the
European Summer School Culture & Technology:
which will be continually updated and integrated
with more information as soon as it becomes available.
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
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