[Humanist] 25.842 events: space & time; editing; TEI

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Mar 24 08:38:13 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 842.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (29)
        Subject: Call for participation, 2nd NeDiMAH infoviz workshop

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at gmail.com>                           (67)
        Subject: Deadline Extended: 2nd NeDIMAH Space & Time Workshop
                (satelliteworkshop of DH2012, Hamburg)

  [3]   From:    Peter Boot <pboot at xs4all.nl>                              (46)
        Subject: CfP ESTS conference: Editing Fundamentals (Nov. 22-24,
                Amsterdam)

  [4]   From:    Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>                 (31)
        Subject: Taking TEI Further: TEI Customization (deadline, April 1)


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        Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:11:59 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Call for participation, 2nd NeDiMAH infoviz workshop

Call for participation, 2nd NeDiMAH infoviz workshop
Visual Tools and Methods in Digital Humanities: Representing, Reading, and Thinking about Knowledge Creation...
21st of July 2012 in Hamburg alongside the DH conference.

 Exploring the shifting intersection between more descriptive and analytical uses of visual components in digital environments and interpretative research tools - we will theorize 'new' readings and question shifts in representation within the digital sphere. The barriers between more descriptive and more analytical approaches are also constantly shifting as researchers become more and more acquainted with formulating research needs in a digital context, but also as a result of technologies becoming increasingly user-friendly and hence inviting collaboration between specialists and non-specialists within the same context. The workshop’s general aim will be to define critical reading principles both for research itself but also for creating digital tools for different aspects of the research process. We will aim at understanding how different research questions can arise from these methods in terms of open data, collaboration, remediation, place, space and performance, impact and outreach. We invite teams of researchers and developers where knowledge of information visualization is  used as a key component of their work. We encourage participants to elaborate on the tensions and added-values when working across disciplines - both humanities and information sciences. Contributions should contain well defined technical and scholarly research considerations. The synergy effect of working together needs to be well defined. Objectives: - To create an understanding of why visualization is used, to what end? - How does the visualization relate to the theoretical orientation of the research? - To critically analyze the impact of the methods for visualization both in terms of finding new knowledge as well as better communicating the result of research.-To investigate how digital visual methods can be utilized to support unanticipated research questions. -  Collaborative work for explorative methods and research with structured datasets (complex or simple, large or small)
Duration of the workshop
The workshop is intended to be for 1 day, 8.30 - 4.30 on the 21st of July 2012 in Hamburg alongside the DH conference.

Dates and submission:
Participants are expected to contribute with a short paper of max 1,000 words describing their contributions. The deadline for the submission will be the 13th of April and notification to accepted contributors will be  by the 23rd April. Successful contributors will have their travel and accommodation funded by NeDiMAH .

Target audience (12-15 participants)
Examples could be:
Travel narratives - linguistic research
Textual analysis
Network Analysis
Internet Culture Studies
Archaeology, Environmental and Site Reconstructions
Historical Narratives and Cultural Heritage Studies
Illustration/Visual Art Research Exhibitions
Urban History
Population Studies
Place Name & Culture Studies
 
Program committee :
1.       Fredrik Palm, HUMlab, Umeå University
2.       Stuart Dunn (DARIAH), Kings College London
3.       Simon Lindgren, Professor in Sociology Umeå University
4.       Orla Murphy, University College Cork o.murphy at ucc.ie

The workshop is part of the NEDIMAH-network. The NeDiMAH Network will examine the practice of, and evidence for, advanced ICT methods in the arts and humanities across Europe, and articulate these findings in a series of outputs and publications. To accomplish this, NeDiMAH will provide a locus of networking and interdisciplinary exchange of expertise among the trans-European community of digital arts and humanities researchers, as well as those engaged with creating and curating scholarly and cultural heritage digital collections. NeDiMAH will maximise the value of national and international e-research infrastructure initiatives by developing a methodological layer that allows arts and humanities researchers to develop, refine and share research methods that allow them to create and make best use of digital methods and collections. Better contextualization of ICT Methods will also build human capacity, and be of particular benefit for early stage researchers.
 
For more information about NeDiMAH see http://www.nedimah.eu


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        Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:30:16 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at gmail.com>
        Subject: Deadline Extended: 2nd NeDIMAH Space & Time Workshop (satelliteworkshop of DH2012, Hamburg) 


**** Deadline Extended until 31st March 2012 ****

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 31st 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

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

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        Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:51:21 +0100
        From: Peter Boot <pboot at xs4all.nl>
        Subject: CfP ESTS conference: Editing Fundamentals (Nov. 22-24, Amsterdam)


On November 22-24, 2012 the Huygens Institute for the History of the 
Netherlands organizes the 9th conference of the European Society for 
Textual Scholarship. This conference, which will take place in 
Amsterdam, will be an international academic forum for communication 
between different approaches to historical and literary source editing. 
It aims at bringing together academics working in disciplines that have 
so far worked within independently operating scholarly traditions, 
promoting innovative, multidisciplinary exchange and dialogue. The Call 
for Papers is now available.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 9th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship 2012

Editing Fundamentals: Historical and Literary Paradigms in Source Editing

Amsterdam, November 22-24, 2012

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: May 15, 2012

Keynote speakers:
Manfred Thaller (University of Cologne)
Godfried Croenen (University of Liverpool)
Andrew Jewell (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

The 9th conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship will 
be an international academic forum for communication between different 
approaches to historical and literary source editing. Edited source 
texts, documents and databases are essential to literary, political, 
historical scholarship, as well as to social studies, art history, 
music, philosophy or theology. The conference aims at bringing together 
academics working in disciplines that have so far worked within 
independently operating scholarly traditions, promoting innovative, 
multidisciplinary exchange and dialogue. The conference will examine the 
transformation of traditional editorial practice into a digital 
environment and the creation of innovative opportunities like the use of 
digital tools and media.

Scholars of any discipline related to editing texts and data nowadays 
have at their disposal almost limitless possibilities to present texts 
and data to the public. Traditionally reflection and practice show 
seemingly different approaches to textual scholarship and documentary 
editing of historical sources. The aim of this conference is to debate 
these topics and to strive for a common approach towards the challenges 
of publishing. Key concepts are heuristic, selection, representativeness 
and presentation to the user.

The conference is organized by the European Society for Textual 
Scholarship (ESTS) and the Huygens Institute for the History of the 
Netherlands (Huygens ING), a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and 
Sciences institute.

For more information about appropriate subjects and practical details, 
please see http://www.textualscholarship.nl/?p=10313. More information 
about registration and possibilities of accommodation will be published 
soon on a conference website.




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        Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:25:16 -0400
        From: Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: Taking TEI Further: TEI Customization (deadline, April 1)

The April 1 registration deadline is coming soon for:

Taking TEI Further: TEI Customization
Brown University, June 25-27, 2012
Application deadline: April 1, 2012

**Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant, up to  
$1000 for graduate student participants.**

These seminars assume a basic familiarity with TEI, and provide an  
opportunity to explore specific topics in more detail, in a  
collaborative workshop setting.

These seminars are part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by  
the Brown University Women Writers Project. They are aimed at people  
who are already involved in a text encoding project or are in the  
process of planning one, and are intended to provide a more in-depth  
look at specific challenges in using TEI data effectively. Each event  
will include a mix of presentations, discussion, case studies using  
participants' projects, hands-on practice, and individual  
consultation. The seminars will be strongly project-based:  
participants will present their projects to the group, discuss  
specific challenges and solutions, develop encoding specifications and  
documentation, and create sample materials (such as syllabi,  
docmentation, etc., as appropriate to the event). We encourage project  
teams and collaborative groups to apply, although individuals are also  
welcome. A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior  
experience with text encoding will be assumed.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit
http://www.wwp.brown.edu/encoding/seminars/
http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/seminar_list.html#ttf_customization

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University




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