[Humanist] 25.788 events: THATCamp; the Day; dissent; texts & mss; Oxford Summer School

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Wed Mar 7 07:38:48 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 788.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>                             (17)
        Subject: Announcing THATCamp ASECS2012

  [2]   From:    "Asciutti, Valentina" <valentina.asciutti at kcl.ac.uk>       (5)
        Subject: Next week's CeRch seminar

  [3]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>                  (16)
        Subject: Day of Digital Humanities

  [4]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at OUCS.OX.AC.UK>             (35)
        Subject: Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2012

  [5]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (22)
        Subject: Digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and

        Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:47:38 -0500
        From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>
        Subject: Announcing THATCamp ASECS2012

On Wednesday March 21, 2012in San Antonio Texas there will be a free
one-day THATCamp at ASECS 2012. This will be an opportunity to discuss and
debate issues in the digital humanities, learn about digital tools for
research and teaching, or even build something of your own. What happens at
THATCamp is completely up to you!

For anyone who is new to the idea of THATCamp, the event will be an
unconference. THATCamps are self-organizing, free events ‘where humanists
and technologists meet to work together for the common good’. For more
information go to THATCamp.org.

THATCamp ASECS will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to join in to
participate and suggest their own ideas for sessions. Whether you're a
humanist, a computer scientist, a cultural heritage professional, a student
or even a hacker, if you have an interest in the use of technology and
culture you are welcome to participate.

To find out more and register for the event go to asecs2012.thatcamp.org.

Please distribute this as widely as possible.

Follow us on Twitter: @thatcampasecs

        Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:05:34 +0000
        From: "Asciutti, Valentina" <valentina.asciutti at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Next week's CeRch seminar

Next week's seminar in the Centre for e-Research Seminar Series for 2012, "Dissenting Academies Online. Digitization and Collaboration in the Study of Religious History: Rethinking the Dissenting Academies in Britain, 1660-1860" by Simon Dixon and Rosemary Dixon (Queen Mary, University of London), is on Tuesday 13 March, 6.15pm in the Anatomy Museum, King's College London.

For more information and to register, please go to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/events/seminars/dixon.aspx

The writing of religious history has generally been the preserve of individual scholars, conducting their research alone in libraries and archives, using traditional research methods. Humanities computing, however, not only facilitates but also demands collaborative work.   Bringing together humanists and scientists based at different institutions to work on collaborative research projects allows more ambitious schemes to be undertaken, new methodologies to be developed, and new histories to be written. The creation of online databases as a means of studying the history of religion aids collaboration not just on an individual project, but between discrete research projects addressing related subject matter. This chapter discusses the planning and implementation of two closely related projects, both of which are making significant advances in understanding the historical significance of religious dissent in the British Isles: A History of the Dissenting Academies in the British Isles, 1660-1860; and Dissenting Academy Libraries and their Readers, 1720-1860. At the heart of the projects is a pressing need to develop a greater understanding of the significance of dissenting academies in the history of British Protestant dissent. The academies, first established in the 1660s, were intended to provide Protestant students dissenting from the Church of England with a higher education similar to that available in the English universities (Oxford and Cambridge).

The first of the two projects, which ran from 2008-2011, involved the collection of reliable empirical evidence about the academies and the creation of an online relational database containing information about the institutions, their tutors and students, and surviving archival material. This work underpins the research for a new multi-authored study: A History of the Dissenting Academies in the British Isles, 1660-1860. The libraries of the academies were central to the teaching they offered, and the Dissenting Academies Libraries project (2009-2011) involved the digital reconstruction of their holdings and loans through the creation of a Virtual Library System. As well as providing valuable data for contributors to the Dissenting Academies project, the project will change our understanding of the role of books within dissenting culture and education. In describing their work on these two projects, Rosemary Dixon and Simon Dixon will reflect on the potential of digital humanities methodologies to fundamentally alter the way in which historians of religion approach their work.

        Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:12:37 +0000
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Day of Digital Humanities

To all digital humanists or people working on humanities computing projects,

Please join us for the fourth annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on March 27th, 2012.  

A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a project looking at a day in the work life of people involved in humanities computing. Every year it draws people from across the world together to document, with text and image, the events and activities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together the journals of participants into a resource that seeks to answer, “Just what do computing humanists really do?"

Please sign up for the project here: 


More detailed information about the project, as well as links to the blogs that have been created over the past three years is available here:


The twitter hashtag is #dayofdh 

The Day of DH is now a centreNet initiative


Megan Meredith-Lobay
Julianne Nyhan
Peter Organisciak
Kamal Ranaweera
Geoffrey Rockwell
Stan Ruecker

        Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 23:07:46 +0000
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at OUCS.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2012

(Apologies for cross-posting, but feel free to forward!)

Save the date!

The Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOXSS) 2012 is 
scheduled for the first week of July!

 From the 2nd - 6th of July 2012 DHOXSS delegates visiting the 
University of Oxford, UK, will be introduced to a range of topics 
suitable for researchers, project managers, research assistants, 
and students who are interested in the creation, management, or 
publication of digital data in the humanities.

Delegates will follow one of our 5 day workshops on:

  * An Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative
  * Working with TEI Texts (Advanced)
  * An Introduction to Digital Humanities Tools and Approaches
  * A Humanities Web of Data: Publishing, Linking, Querying and 
Visualisation on the Semantic Web

Each day will also contain plenary guest lectures by experts in 
their fields, plus a number of sessions on a wide variety of 
Digital Humanities topics. There will  be morning surgery 
sessions to discuss projects and possibilities with tutors. The 
summer school is a collaboration for Digital.Humanities at Oxford 
between Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS), Oxford 
e-Research Centre (OERC), with the assistance of the Humanities 
Division, the Bodleian Library, the Oxford Internet Institute, 
and e-Research South.

The Summer School will be located at Merton College, OUCS, and 
the OeRC, all of which situated in the centre of the city of 
Oxford, UK.

Booking for this event will open in April 2012 and more 
information can be found at:


including a general outline of the schedule, workshop 
descriptions, and registration fees. Further information will be 
published there as it becomes available.

courses at oucs.ox.ac.uk
@dhoxss on twitter

        Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 06:33:47 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts

-------- Original Message --------
 > Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 01:01:01 +0100
 > From: Tara Andrews <tla at mit.edu>

Dear colleagues,

Registration is now open for the workshop "Methods and means for
digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts", to be
held at the KU Leuven and the Royal Flemish Academy in Brussels on 2-3
April 2012.  Please see the programme in attachment.

To register, please send an email before 26 March to
tara.andrews at arts.kuleuven.be with your name and institutional
affiliation, the day(s) you expect to attend, and whether you will
join us for lunch.

Best wishes,
Tara Andrews

Dr. Tara Andrews
Post-doctoral Researcher, OE Griekse Studies
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 5 / bus 3316, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

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