[Humanist] 25.836 events several & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 22 06:51:01 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 836.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>                       (41)
        Subject: DEST-CEE 2012: call for Digital Humanities track

  [2]   From:    "Asciutti, Valentina" <valentina.asciutti at kcl.ac.uk>      (11)
        Subject: CeRch seminar: Enhanced Publications in the Social Sciences

  [3]   From:    Craig Bellamy <txt at craigbellamy.net>                       (8)
        Subject: DHA2012: Final program available

  [4]   From:    Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de>               (114)
        Subject: 2. CfP - Wikipedia Academy 2

  [5]   From:    "Pierazzo, Elena" <elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>              (62)
        Subject: TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2012: Call for Papers

        Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:39:08 +0000
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: DEST-CEE 2012: call for Digital Humanities track

IEEE International conference on Digital Ecosystem Technologies - 
Complex Engineering Environment (IEEE DEST-CEE 2012)
18th-20th June 2012, Campione d'Italia, Italy

Deadline for abstracts; April 2nd 2012


The digital humanities form a bridge between the traditional practices 
of scholarship and the opportunities afforded by advances in technology, 
enabling researchers to reconsider old problems in new ways, and 
providing the methods, tools and frameworks to support them in 
developing new modes of enquiry. On the one hand, the humanities are 
faced with ever greater volumes of complex data and digital resources, 
for example from the increasing mass digitisation of historical records. 
On the other hand, research in the humanities is moving away from the 
model of individual scholars to one in which international and 
inter-disciplinary teams of researchers collaborate actively within a 
diverse ecosystem of digital resources, tools, and services, not 
forgetting of course the users themselves – the rapid evolution of Web 
technologies continues to privilege the human as a key agent, both as 
provider and consumer of content, and this in turn is investing 
humanities scholarship with an increasing awareness of vast new 
audiences and potential participants.

We are looking for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and 
medium-term/long-term challenges for digital humanities, and 
indicate/demonstrate potential solutions.

For more details, and information on how to submit a paper, see the 
conference website: 

Dr Stuart Dunn
Centre for e-Research
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London


Tel +44 (0)207 848 2709
Fax +44 (0)207 848 1989
stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk

26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Geohash: http://geohash.org/gcpvj1zm7yp1

        Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:15:51 +0000
        From: "Asciutti, Valentina" <valentina.asciutti at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CeRch seminar: Enhanced Publications in the Social Sciences andHumanities

Next week's seminar in the Centre for e-Research Seminar Series for 2012, "Enhanced Publications in the Social Sciences and Humanities: tensions, opportunities and problems" by Andrea Scharnhorst, Nick Jankowski, Clifford Tatum, and Sally Wyatt (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands), is on Tuesday 27 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/scharnhorst.aspx 
Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are increasingly exploring ways to make their research available on the Web, not only by providing lists of publications but increasingly providing supplementary or original research materials. The term ‘enhanced publications’ (EP) reflects this development and constitutes the focus of a range of initiatives in the Netherlands that explores possibilities and solutions for publishing scholarship in a Web environment.

In this seminar we will present the e-Humanities Group Enhanced Publication Project, which developed Web venues to complement four books (see http://ep-books.ehumanities.nl/). Fundamental to this approach is a focus on Web-based texts as dynamic and evolving discourses rather than completed works. This focus is on engagement with emerging scholarly practices, particularly with regard to the blending of formal and informal scholarly communication. The aim of the project is to introduce book-related texts, and associated materials, as digital proxies to scholarship. It is common to find a wide variety of reviews and associated discussions about books on the Web. However, it is still uncommon to find the full text of books on the Web. From this perspective, scholarly work published in book format can be viewed as a less influential contribution to Web-based discourses.

We will also discuss the technical features of the project, including preparation of the WordPress platform and two plugins developed for the platform.  In particular, we report on our experiences with MIT Press as related to development of an enhanced publication for the book Virtual Knowledge, to be published by  MIT Press in  2012. 

        Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:13:30 +1100
        From: Craig Bellamy <txt at craigbellamy.net>
        Subject: DHA2012: Final program available

Dear Humanists,

The final Program for Digital Humanities Australasia (DHA2012); the 
inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital 
Humanities (28-30 March) is now available.


Twitter #DHA2012

Kind regards,


        Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:03:44 +0100
        From: Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de>
        Subject: 2. CfP - Wikipedia Academy 2

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS - Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge.
June 29 - July 1, 2012 | Berlin, Germany

Conference Website: http://wikipedia-academy.de/2012/wiki/Main_Page
Submit your papers here: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wpac2012

The “Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge” provides a
platform for the research community and the Wikipedia community to
connect, present, discuss and advance research on Wikipedia in
particular and on free knowledge in general.

The Wikipedia Academy 2012 is organized by Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
in collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for
Internet and Society and Freie Universität Berlin. The conference will
take place in Berlin, 29 June to 1 July 2012. The event will be open
to all interested parties and features a variety of session formats
ranging from workshops, panel discussions and tracks with traditional
paper and poster presentations to break-out sessions, lightning talks,
speed geeking and a free culture brunch. We particularly invite young
doctoral and postdoctoral researcher to participate and to submit
extended abstracts.

For research paper and poster sessions, we would like to encourage the
submission of extended abstracts addressing issues in the overall
nexus of Wikipedia and free knowledge.

== Dates ==

* Submission of extended abstracts: 31 March 2012
* Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2012
* Submission of full papers: 1 June 2012
* Event: 29 June - 1 July 2012

== Topics of interest ==

Submissions are invited for the categories following below.


=== Research on Users of and Contributors to Wikipedia ===

* Diversity among users of and contributors to Wikipedia (e.g. gender gap)
* Influencing participation by adapting user interfaces in open
collaborative settings
* Using information visualization as information instrument to users
and contributors

=== Wikipedia Global ===

* Relations and Differences between national Wikipedias
* Differences between and critique of free/open knowledge ideologies
* Regional studies of Wikipedia and free knowledge with global lessons

=== Sharing Cultures and Practices ===

* Sharing culture(s) in Wikipedia and other projects of commons-based
peer production
* Incentives, innovation and community dynamics in open collaborative
peer production
* Wiki theory and wiki practices

=== Economic and Regulatory Aspects of Free Knowledge ===

* Economic, regulatory and societal implications of (increased) access
to free knowledge
* Different Modes of Governance: Emergence of Order and Coordination
in Wikipedia
* The role of licensing decisions for Wikipedia and other
collaborative forms of knowledge production

=== Wikipedia Analytics ===

* Wikis and Wikipedia as a research tool
* Analyzing Wikipedia as a source of "Big Data"
* Assessing and measuring the quality of Wikipedia articles

== Submission Guidelines ==

Extended Abstracts must be submitted by the given deadline for peer
review. Conference language is English, exceptions can be made on a
case-by-case basis. Submission entails a commitment that at least one
author will attend the event in the case of acceptance and deliver a
full paper version prior to the event. Also, authors grant the
organizers the right to publish accepted papers in the form of online
proceedings or a similar format, to be determined at a later stage. In
addition, accepted submissions will be automatically licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license unless the authors
explicitly state in their submission that they wish to opt out of this
licensing agreement. We encourage authors to use said license in order
to promote open access to scholarly work although decisions to opt out
will be respected and will not influence the review process in any
way. In any case, authors of accepted submissions cannot opt out from
the basic condition that they grant the organizers the right to
publish at least the extended abstract online.

Please submit your extended abstract (about 2-3 pages) in PDF, Open
Document Format (ODF) or plain text format at:


Note: You will need an easychair account to submit. You can create one
on the spot if you do not have one yet.

In case of further questions don't hesitate to contact us via  
academy-oc at wikimedia.de.

Best regards,

Angelika Adam

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Eisenacher Straße 2
10777 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 219158260

Helfen Sie mit, dass WIKIPEDIA von der UNESCO als erstes digitales  
Weltkulturerbe anerkannt wird.
Unterzeichnen Sie die Online-Petition!

****Unterstützen Sie Freies Wissen mit einer SMS. Senden Sie einfach  
WIKI an 81190. Mit 5 Euro sichern Sie so die Verfügbarkeit und  
Weiterentwicklung von Wikipedia.****

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.  
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg  
unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das  
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.

Dr. des. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities / Thomas-Institut
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 - (0)221 - 470 - 6883/1750
Email: franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de


        Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:54:11 +0000
        From: "Pierazzo, Elena" <elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2012: Call for Papers

Call for papers and proposals

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d
2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

* Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012
* Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2011
* Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI - www.tei-c.org) Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel
sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but
not exclusively, on digital texts, scholarly editing or any topic
that applies TEI to its research.

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:
TEI and Google Books
Handicraft vs. Large Scale Digitization: a False Dichotomy?
TEI and massive digital collections
TEI and Recording Document Corrections
TEI and “Dirty” OCR
TEI Schemas and Document Publication History
Text vs. Document: Can the TEI semantics express both?
TEI and text corpora
The relation between representation (encoded text) and presentation (visualisation, user-interface)
TEI encoded data in the context of quantitative text analysis
Integrating the TEI with other technologies and standards
TEI as metadata standard
TEI as interchange format: sharing, mapping, and migrating data (in particular in relation to other formats or software environments)

In addition, we are seeking proposals for 5 minute micropaper presentations focused on experiences with the TEI guidelines gained from running projects and discussing one specific feature.

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20 minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied formats, including:

  * three paper-panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics

  * round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time should be left for questions & answers after brief optional presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Micropapers will be allocated 5 minutes.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via conftool, the availability of which will be announced shortly.  Please submit your proposals by May 15, 2012.

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each submission, you may upload files to the system after you have completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.

  * Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations): Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of 750-1500 words (plus bibliography).

  * Micropaper: The procedure is the same as for an individual paper, however the abstract should be no more than 500 words. Please be sure the abstract mentions the TEI feature to be presented!

  * Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel member.

 * Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion and includes the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in participation before submission.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected external reviewers.

Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at meeting at tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting at tei-c.org.

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the  Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be forthcoming.

For the International Programme Committee,

Elena Pierazzo (programme committee chair)

Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Chair of the Teaching Committee
Department of 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

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