[Humanist] 26.606 events: PhD in digital humanities; text, speech, dialogue; Early Modern knowing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Dec 19 08:45:26 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 606.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    David Beck <d.c.beck at WARWICK.AC.UK>                       (14)
        Subject: Registration for Scientiae 2013 (Warwick, 18-20 April 2013)

  [2]   From:    TSD 2013 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>                     (65)
        Subject: TSD 2013 - Preliminary announcement

  [3]   From:    "Pierazzo, Elena" <elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>              (38)
        Subject: Becoming a Digital Humanities PhD Student: workshop at
                King's College London

        Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:09:50 +0000
        From: David Beck <d.c.beck at WARWICK.AC.UK>
        Subject: Registration for Scientiae 2013 (Warwick, 18-20 April 2013)

Dear all,

Registration is now open for Scientiae 2013: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World, a conference to be held at the University of Warwick on 18-20 April 2013. For more information, including the conference programme, and to register please go to http://go.warwick.ac.uk/scientiae

The premise of Scientiae, an annual conference series, is that the Scientific Revolution can be considered an interdisciplinary process involving Biblical exegesis, art theory, and literary humanism, as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge. As such, Scientiae 2013 will bring together scholars working in the diverse fields associated with early modern knowledge, all taking early-modern science as their common intellectual object. The conference will offer a forum both for the sharing of research and the sparking of new interdisciplinary investigations, and is open to scholars of all levels.

Our keynote speaker will be Stephen Clucas (Reader in Early-Modern Intellectual History at Birkbeck, University of London).

Other prominent speakers include: Constance Blackwell, Isabelle Charmantier, Penelope Gouk, Judy Hayden, Kevin Killeen, Sachiko Kusukawa, Vivian Nutton, Claire Preston, Jennifer Rampling, Anna Marie Roos.

The 2013 conference will be held in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick, a campus university located in the heart of England on the Warwickshire border near the city of Coventry - only 20 minutes from Birmingham or an hour from London by train.

Accommodation has been pre-booked in on-campus hotels on a bed and breakfast basis, and will be available to members of the conference party at a discounted rate of £73 per night from the 17th to 21st April on a first-come, first-served basis. I encourage early application as accommodation on-campus is strictly limited.

The conference fee is £115, to include coffee breaks and lunches on all three days, as well as a conference banquet on the evening of Friday 19th April. The deadline for registration is the 31st January.

Best regards, David

David Beck 
Lecturer, History Department, University of Warwick 
Network Administrator, Early Modern Forum (twitter @EModForum, facebook EMForum) 
d.c.beck at warwick.ac.uk 
skype: DavidC.Beck

        Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:04:08 +0000
        From: TSD 2013 <xrambous at aurora.fi.muni.cz>
        Subject: TSD 2013 - Preliminary announcement


Sixteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2013)
	    Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 1-5 September 2013


The TSD conference fee was significantly reduced. It is organized in
parallel with SPECOM. 


The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno. This year the conference is organized in parallel with
the 15th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM). The
conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association

Venue: Plzen (Pilsen), angelo Hotel (city center), Czech Republic


TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.


Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, 
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)


The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on
processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.



All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms  Anna  Habernalova, TSD 2013 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2013 at tsdconference.org
Phone: +420 722 375 005
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2013 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2013

        Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:38:35 +0000
        From: "Pierazzo, Elena" <elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Becoming a Digital Humanities PhD Student: workshop at King's College London

Following the success of last year event, we are glad to announce a second edition of the workshop "Becoming a Digital Humanities PhD Student".

Are you thinking of doing a MPhil/PhD in Digital Humanities or Digital Humanities with Hellenic Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, English, French, German, Musics, Cultural Studies? And would you like to study in central London at one of the world top universities?

If the answer is yes, come to our event to meet potential supervisors and current PhD students. There will also be a research clinic, andy a drink reception.

Additionally, this event is open to all University of London MA and current MPhil/PhD students who would like to add a digital component to their PhD.

23 January 4pm to 8pm in Council Room Strand Campus


4:00-6:00 - PhD Seminar

Two current PhD students in Digital Humanities will present the progress of their dissertation:
- 4pm Chiara Salvagni:"Digital editions of classical texts: The first book of the Odyssey and its scholia: a possible future with which perspectives and with which possible consequences? (abstract: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/study/pgr/sems/cstalk.aspx)

- 5pm Gabrielė Šalčiūtė-­Čivilienė "Rendering Repetition in Literary Translation: Formal (A)symmetries, Narrative Shifts" (abstract: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/study/pgr/sems/gsctalk.aspx)

6:00-8:00 - The PhD in Digital Humanities

- Welcome to PhD Programme: Structure and Aims (Professor Willard McCarty)
- Being a Digital Humanities PhD Student:  Perspectives of two Current Students
- Interventions by Prof Andrew Prescott, Dr John Lavagnino, Dr Peter Stokes and Dr Elena Pierazzo

7.00-8.00 Session 2 (Drinks Reception) Research Clinic and Networking

Find more details on our website:

Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>

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