[Humanist] 26.154 events: arts & humanities; topic modelling

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 154.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Jennifer Guiliano <jenguiliano at gmail.com>                 (53)
        Subject: Call for Applications: Topic Modeling for Humanities
                Research Workshop

  [2]   From:    Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>                  (29)
        Subject: Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter - free, 1 day
                symposium at UCL,18th September


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        Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:24:20 -0400
        From: Jennifer Guiliano <jenguiliano at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Applications: Topic Modeling for Humanities Research Workshop


Please consider applying to join us.

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Topic Modeling for Humanities Research solicits applications to attend this
one-day National Endowment for the Humanities-funded workshop
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA
Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Applications Due: August 13th

Topic Modeling for Humanities will facilitate a unique opportunity for
cross-fertilization, information exchange, and collaboration between and
among humanities scholars and researchers in natural language processing on
the subject of topic modeling applications and methods. The workshop will
be organized into three primary areas: 1)an overview of how topic modeling
is currently being used in the humanities; 2)an inventory of extensions of
the LDA model that have particular relevance for humanities research
questions; and 3) a discussion of software implementations, toolkits, and
interfaces. The workshop will provide an opportunity for humanists and
scholars working in natural language processing jointly to identify
potential areas of research and development within applications,
extensions, and implementation of topic modeling. Topic Modeling in the
Humanities will provide humanities scholars with a deeper understanding of
the vocabulary of LDA topic modeling (and other latent variable modeling
methods) and best practices for interpreting the output of such analysis,
and will articulate fundamental literary and historical questions for
researchers outside of the humanities who are developing the models and
methods (as well as the software implementations). The organizers encourage
applications from faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as other
academics and the general public with a serious interest in natural
language processing, topic modeling, and the literary and historical
questions that intersect with these research areas.

To apply to attend the Topic Modeling Workshop, please visit
here http://mith.umd.edu/topicmodeling/conftool/index.php .
Applications should include an application statement (may consist of up to
2 pages) and a current curriculum vitae.

The application statement should directly address the following criteria:
1) how will participation in this workshop further your career advancement?
Please include a statement of any current projects in topic modeling and
skills you might bring to the workshop.
2) what do you see yourself accomplishing through participation in the
workshop?
3) what resources might you anticipate contributing to potential areas of
research and development within applications, extensions, and
implementation of topic modeling post-workshop?

Participants will be selected based on these criteria with each area being
weighted equally. Notification of selection will be made by September 1st.

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Jennifer Guiliano
Assistant Director

Email:guiliano at umd.edu
Office Phone: (301) 405-9528
Skype: jenguiliano
twitter: @jenguiliano
website: http://mith.umd.edu/



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        Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:03:11 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter - free, 1 day symposium at UCL,18th September


Apologies for cross-posting: please do share with those beyond the Digital Humanities community!

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities are pleased to be organising a free, one day symposium at UCL in conjunction with 4Humanities, Arts Emergency, and UCL Department of Information Studies: http://showingtheartsandhumanitiesmatter.eventbrite.com.

Government and private support for the Arts and Humanities—for research, teaching, preservation, and creative renewal in such fields as literature, history, languages, philosophy, classics, art history, and cultural studies – is in decline. What can we do to demonstrate that the Arts and Humanities matter?

This free, one day symposium, on 18th September 2012 at UCL, London, will feature leading figures in understanding, demonstrating, and advocating for the Arts and Humanities. The symposium will also mark the launch of the 4Humanities at UCL chapter.

Confirmed speakers include:

	• Professor Alan Liu, University of California Santa Barbara, and 4Humanities founder
	• Dr Rüdiger Klein, European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities
	• Amy Westwell and Oliver Milne, The Free Hetherington Campaign
	• Neil Griffiths, Arts Emergency
	• Dr Anna Upchurch, University of Leeds, and Dr Eleonora Belfiore, University of Warwick
	• Professor Andrew Prescott, King’s College London.

More information will be posted soon at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/4humanities/18thSeptember. The symposium is free to attend, and all with an interest in this area are welcome, although please do register in advance at http://showingtheartsandhumanitiesmatter.eventbrite.com.

Melissa
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Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Reader in Electronic Communication
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT
 
Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/
Blog: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/
 
General Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/





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