[Humanist] 25.725 events: visualisation; accessibility

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 14 07:29:49 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 725.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (25)
        Subject: Registration Now Open for DHO Data Visualisation for
                Analysis Workshop

  [2]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (14)
        Subject: Registration open for INKE's "Beyond Accessibility"
                conference @ DHSI (8-10 June 2012)

        Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:27:44 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Registration Now Open for DHO Data Visualisation for Analysis Workshop

DHO Digital Humanities Tech Skills Workshop:
Getting to Know Your Data Better: An Introduction to Data Visualisation for Analysis in the Digital Humanities

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2012
Place: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Time: 10:00 am -14:00 pm
Lecturer: Mr Shawn Day - Project Manager DHO (RIA)

This workshop will provide post-graduate and doctoral researchers in the digital humanities an overview of the rich variety of techniques and tools available to digital humanities scholars for data visualisation and analysis. This workshop will explore a best practice data visualisation cycle, suggest a variety of tools available to assist in the analysis process through visualisation and to have a sense of where you can look for more information. This interactive session will allow participants to learn from others experiences and to increase your own appreciation of how the data visualisation process can aid in your research efforts.

Topics will include:

• Data and Analysis : A Foundation and Basic Overview
• The Data Visualisation Process
• Tools and Methods
• Extending your Toolset
• Directions for Future Exploration

There are no technical prerequisites for this workshop. It is intended to be introductory in nature and aid those currently assembling or considering collecting data for academic research use. Wifi access will be available.

Registration is essential and spaces are limited and no-cost spaces are offered on a first come first served basis beginning 13 February 2012.
To register please visit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhaTk8tWlRyNzYxQUdwYXJ3TjNyaXc6MA

--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House,
--- 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper
--- Dublin 2  IRELAND
--- about.me/shawnday
--- Tel:   +353 (0) 1 2342441
--- s.day at ria.ie<mailto:s.day at ria.ie>
--- http://dho.ie

        Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:20:46 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Registration open for INKE's "Beyond Accessibility" conference @ DHSI (8-10 June 2012)

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century (8-10 June 2012, U Victoria)

Register at http://www.regonline.ca/beyondaccessibility

This year, DHSI will be immediately followed by a conference on digital textual studies, led by the Textual Studies group of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, and sharing our Friday DHSI Institute lecture.

Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) and Sydney Shep (Victoria University of Wellington).

At the end of the 20th century, textual studies witnessed a revolution in accessibility to texts with the explosion of the internet. Now we simply take it for granted that digital processes infuse every step of our study, editing, production, and dissemination of texts. The Textual Studies team of INKE invites presentations that address the questions "What is the state of textual studies in the 21st century? What is the important work of textual studies in the 21st century? What are the outstanding issues, challenges, concerns, emerging trends, methods, attitudes, and exciting developments in textual scholarship? Papers may address such questions as

- What is the state of the scholarly edition after the transition from print to print and digital?
- What is the impact on the material book and on book history of the different kinds of access enabled by the digital medium?
- How have authorship attribution studies been transformed by access to so many more searchable texts?
- How has the new age of access to materials affected the state of textual studies in various regions of the globe?
- How well are scholars being served by traditional and emerging infrastructures for the study, creation, production, and dissemination of texts?
- What is the future of, for example, the study of readership and letter writing, genetic editing, and reception history?

INKE is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary research initiative, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and partnering organizations, to study, develop, and implement digital environments for reading and research (www.inke.ca). The Textual Studies Team of INKE is researching ways in which the age of manuscript and print production can inform our development and implementation of electronic reading technologies.

Potential participants in the conference, particularly those coming from abroad, might be interested to take advantage of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, which will just before our conference, from 4-8 June, also at the University of Victoria. A limited number of scholarships for workshop tuition will be available for graduate students participating in the Beyond Accessibility conference. Also of potential interest is the annual conference of the Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 28-30 May, 2012.

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