[Humanist] 25.799 events: space & time; web'd living; visualisation; literature

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Mar 9 07:32:53 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 799.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (27)
        Subject: Registration Now Open for DHO Data Visualisation for
                Analysis Workshop

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (77)
        Subject: Second Workshop of the NeDiMAH Space and Time Working Group:
                Hereand There, Then and Now - Modelling Space and Time in
                the Humanities

  [3]   From:    Katrin Weller <Weller at uni-duesseldorf.de>                 (73)
        Subject: DGI-Conference 2012: Social Media & Web Science

  [4]   From:    Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>                (75)
        Subject: deadline extension: NAACL Workshop on Computational
                Linguistics for Literature

        Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 08:17:32 +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:
New Perspectives on Old Data: An Introduction to Structured Data Presentation for Digital Humanities Scholars

Date: Thursday 15 March 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)

Register at:


This workshop will provide post-graduate and doctoral researchers in the digital humanities an overview of best practice and methods relating to data visualisation and structured data presentation. As a companion workshop to the data visualisation for analysis this workshop builds on the elements of the visualisation cycle by examining the basic tenets that inform the data presentation process. We will explore a number of tools available to assist in the process and to gain an appreciation 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 data visualisation can aid in the communication of your research efforts.

Topics will include:

• Data Visualisation for Presentation versus Analysis
• The Process and Ethos of Presenting Data
• Tools and Methods Used for Data Visualisation for Presentation in the Humanities
• 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 8 March 2012.
To register please visit:


--- 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: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 09:17:15 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Second Workshop of the NeDiMAH Space and Time Working Group: Hereand There, Then and Now - Modelling Space and Time in the Humanities

1st Call for Papers

Second Workshop of the NeDiMAH Space and Time Working Group:
Here and There, Then and Now - Modelling Space and Time in the Humanities

A Satellite Workshop of Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany.
Tuesday 17th July

Spatio-temporal concepts are so ubiquitous that it is easy for us to
forget that they are essential to everything we do. All cultural
expressions are related to the dimensions of space and time in the
manner of their production and consumption, the nature of their medium
and the way in which they express these concepts themselves. This
workshop seeks to identify innovative practices among the Digital
Humanities community that explore, critique and re-present these
spatial and temporal aspects.

Although space and time are closely related, there are significant
differences between them which may be exploited when theorizing and
researching the Humanities. Among these are the different natures of
their dimensionality (three dimensions vs. one), the seemingly static
nature of space but enforced 'flow' of time, and the different methods
we use to make the communicative leap across spatial and temporal
distance. Every medium, whether textual, tactile, illustrative or
audible (or some combination of them), exploits space and time
differently in order to convey its message. The changes required to
express the same concepts in different media (between written and
performed music, for example), are often driven by different
spatio-temporal requirements. Last of all, the impossibility (and
perhaps undesirability) of fully representing a four-dimensional
reality (whether real or fictional) mean that authors and artists must
decide how to collapse this reality into the spatio-temporal
limitations of a chosen medium. The nature of those choices can be as
interesting as the expression itself.

We invite those working with digital tools and techniques that manage,
analyse and exploit spatial and temporal concepts in the Humanities to
present a position paper at this workshop. Position papers should
discuss a generalized theme related to use of spatio-temporal methods
in the Digital Humanities with specific reference to one or more
concrete applications or examples. Position papers will be separated
into multiple panel sessions according to emergent themes. Those not
wishing to present a paper are warmly encouraged to attend the
workshop and take part in the extended discussion which will follow
the presentations. This workshop is part of the ESF-funded NEDIMAH
Network and organised by its Working Group on Space and Time (STWG).

Papers are invited on any topic that furthers these objectives. Topics
could be, but are not limited to:
∗ Spatial History
∗ Temporal analysis of ephemera
∗ Online contextualization of resources with data from related eras or regions
∗ Augmented reality applications
∗ Non-linear representations of space and time
∗ Digital analyses of fictional or mythical spaces or eras
∗ Modelling cultural dynamics and diffusion
∗ Comparisons between narrative, observer and 'real' times

Papers that are accepted will have their workshop fees covered.
Separate NeDiMAH STWG workshops cover GIS, Webmapping and ontological
approaches to representing space and time and the Humanities. While
these may naturally be an aspect of accepted submissions they should
therefore not form the main focus of the paper. Papers should be
submitted before 21st March 2012. We will endeavour to decide on the
final workshop programme by the end of March.

Please address submissions and queries to: l.isaksen at soton.ac.uk<mailto:l.isaksen at soton.ac.uk>

STWG WG Committee are:
Daniel Alves
Jens Andresen
Shawn Day
Øyvind Eide
Leif Isaksen
Eetu Mäkelä
Eero Hyvönen

--- 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: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:34:19 +0100
        From: Katrin Weller <Weller at uni-duesseldorf.de>
        Subject: DGI-Conference 2012: Social Media & Web Science 


22 March 2012
The Web as a Living Space

Co-located with the 2nd DGI-Conference and 64. Annual Meeting
March 22 and 23, 2012

and with DIATA12 - Düsseldorf Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches 
to Twitter Analysis, March 21, 2012


View the complete conference programme at: 

Register here: 

Twitter hashtag: #dgi2012

We are happy to announce following keynotes:
* Dame Wendy Hall (University of Southampton & Web Science Trust): The 
Development of Web Science: Research, Education and Diversity
* Imogen Levy (Westminster Abbey): How Westminster Abbey created 
world-wide audience engagement around the royal wedding with online and 
social media.

Topical foci of the European Afternoon are:
* Social Media Platforms & Models
* E-Learning & Knowledge Distribution
* Politics 2.0

The upcoming DGI-Conference, hosted by the German Society of Information 
Science and Information Practice, will take place on March 22nd and 23rd 
in Düsseldorf, Germany. DGI-Conference continues the long tradition of 
annual meetings by the DGI, being held regularly since its foundation in 
1948. This time, the conference topic is “Social Media & Web Science”.
While the presentations of the main conference will be held in German, 
there is also a special research track in English language. This 
“European Afternoon” will take place on March 22nd. We would like to 
welcome researchers and practitioners interested in the social 
dimensions of Web developments and information technologies, e.g. from 
the fields of information science, library and documentation science, 
computer science, digital humanities, linguistics, psychology, political 
science, law and economics.

Previous to the main conference, the #DIATA12 workshop (Düsseldorf 
Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twitter Analysis) will be 
held on March 21st, 2012. There a no registration fees for #DIATA12, but 
a registration via email is required. Details can be found at 

Katrin Weller & Isabella Peters (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft
und Informationspraxis e.V. (DGI) /
German Society of Information Science and Information Practice
Windmühlstraße 3
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fon +49 (0)69 430313
Fax +49 (0)69 4909096
e-mail: mail at dgi-info.de

Nadja Strein


Dr. Katrin Weller
Institute for Language and Information
Department of Information Science
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1, Building
D-40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 81 10803
E-Mail: weller at uni-duesseldorf.de

DGI-Conference "Social Media&  Web Science" (#dgi2012), Düsseldorf, 
March 22-23, 2012: http://tiny.cc/dgi2012-programme
Conference on Sciene and the Internet (#cosci12),Düsseldorf, August 1-3, 
2012: http://nfgwin.uni-duesseldorf.de/de/cosci12

        Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 15:06:09 -0500
        From: Anna Kazantseva <ankazant at site.uottawa.ca>
        Subject: deadline extension: NAACL Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Deadline extended to March 30, 2012

Due to several requests we are extending the deadline to be more in line with the rest of NAACL workshops. The new deadline is March 30, 2012.

Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature

Co-located with

The 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

June 8, 2012

Montréal, Québec, Canada

All information, including announcements and updates, can be found on the workshop's Web site:



The amount of literary material available on-line keeps growing rapidly. Not only are there machine-readable texts in libraries, collections and e-book stores, but there is also more and more “live” literature – e-zines, blogs, self-published e-books and so on. There is a need for tools to help users navigate, visualize and appreciate high volume of available literature.

Literary texts are quite different from technical and formal documents, which have been the focus of NLP research thus far. Most forms of statistical language processing rely on lexical information in one way or another. In literature, the primary mode is narrative rather than exposition. Stories may be cognitively easier to read than certain expository genres, such as scientific documents, but it is a challenging form of discourse for NLP tools and methods. For instance, literary prose lacks overt lexical clues and structural markers typically leveraged in the processing of more structured genres. Also, even conventional literary texts exhibit far less unity of time, space and topic than most formal discourse. Learning to handle these challenges in literary data may help move past heavy reliance on surface clues in general.

Literature also differs from other genres because of the needs of its typical audience. For instance, reading, searching or browsing literature online is a different task than searching for the latest news on a particular topic. Search criteria would be rather abstract: not a keyword, but a literary style, similarity to another work, point of view and so on. When looking for a summary or a digest, a reader may prefer to know or visualize a text's broad characteristics than facts which summarize the plot.

We invite papers that touch upon these areas, but also welcome other ideas which promote the processing of literary narrative or related forms of discourse.


Note: Papers on other closely related topics will also be considered

* the needs of the readers and how those needs translate into meaningful NLP tasks;
* searching for literature;
* recommendation systems for literature;
* computational modelling of narratives, computational narratology;
* summarization of literature;
* differences between literature and other genres as relevant to computational linguistics;
* discourse structure in literature;
* emotion analysis for literature;
* profiling and authorship attribution;
* identification and analysis of literature genres;
* building and analysing social networks of characters;
* generation of literary narrative, dialogue or poetry;
* modelling dialogue literary style for generation.


We invite submission of long and short papers, describing completed or ongoing research on systems, studies, theories and models which can inform the area of computational linguistics for literature. Long papers should be at most 8 pages, plus unlimited space for references. Short papers should be at most 4 pages plus references, and can be appropriate for either oral or poster presentation. Accepted long papers, and perhaps selected short papers, will be presented as talks. In addition, we encourage submission of position papers -- mapping out research ideas and programs -- of up to 6 pages plus references.

There will be double-blind review: submissions must be anonymized.

Style files and sample PDFs are available on this page:


Submission page:  please visit later

IMPORTANT DATES (all deadlines 11:59 pm. Hawaii Time)

Submission deadline: March 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2012
Camera-ready version due: May 4, 2012
Workshop: June 8, 2012


* Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm (Rochester Institute of Technology)
* Nicholas Dames (Columbia University)
* Hal Daumé III (University of Maryland)
* Anna Feldman (Montclair State University)
* Mark Finlayson (MIT)
* Pablo Gervás (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
* Roxana Girju (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
* Amit Goyal (University of Maryland)
* Katherine Havasi (MIT Media Lab)
* Matthew Jockers (Stanford University)
* James Lester (North Carolina State University)
* Inderjeet Mani (Children's Organization of Southeast Asia)
* Kathy McKeown (Columbia University)
* Saif Mohammad (National Research Council, Canada)
* Vivi Nastase (HITS gGmbH)
* Rebecca Passonneau (Columbia University)
* Livia Polanyi (LDM Associates)
* Owen Rambow (Columbia University)
* Michaela Regneri (Saarland University)
* Reid Swanson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
* Marilyn Walker (University of California, Santa Cruz)
* Janice Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh)


* David Elson  (Google)
* Anna Kazantseva (University of Ottawa)
* Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas)
* Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa)


Send general inquiries to clfl.workshop at gmail.com

Anna Kazantseva
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Ottawa
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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