[Humanist] 25.892 events: Early Modern studies; exploration; culture

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
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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  [1]   From:    Rebekah Higgitt <rhiggitt at NMM.AC.UK>                      (47)
        Subject: 2nd Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration,
                c.1780-c.1960 Workshop: programme & registration

  [2]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>             (53)
        Subject: EEBO-TCP 2012 call for papers

  [3]   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. 

best wishes

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
Drinks Reception

        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


“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

·Text editing

·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
 http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&prodid=372&deptid=204&catid=225&CourseDate=890 .For 

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
    * Stylometry
    * Query in Text Corpora
    * Art history and the critical analysis of corpora
    * Interdisciplinary approaches to the study 
of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication
    * TextGrid
    * 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.

Elisabeth Burr

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig

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