[Humanist] 25.934 events: TEI; growth; identities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 3 06:58:38 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 934.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Clark, Stephen" <srlclark at liverpool.ac.uk>                (9)
        Subject: INFO:  Digital Agenda Assembly, European Parliament

  [2]   From:    James Sumner <james.sumner at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>              (43)
        Subject: CfP: SHOT SIGCIS, Information Identities, Copenhagen, 7

  [3]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>             (44)
        Subject: Future of TEI ODD meeting at DH2012

        Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 07:41:27 +0000
        From: "Clark, Stephen" <srlclark at liverpool.ac.uk>
        Subject: INFO:  Digital Agenda Assembly, European Parliament

Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire) will be a plenary speaker in this year's Digital Agenda Assembly. The Digital Agenda is the European strategy to promote the information society and its benefits. The Assembly is hosted by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission.

This year the event focuses on Digital Growth. It will be hosted and co-organised in collaboration with the European Parliament and the Committees (CoR and EESC). Professor Floridi's plenary speech will take place in the European Parliament on 22nd June 2012.




        Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 09:27:47 +0100
        From: James Sumner <james.sumner at MANCHESTER.AC.UK>
        Subject: CfP: SHOT SIGCIS, Information Identities, Copenhagen, 7 October

SIGCIS Workshop 2012
Information Identities: Historical Perspectives on Technological and 
Social Change

For the latest updates and the full Call for Papers, see 

DEADLINE for submissions: 15 June 2012

SIGCIS invites proposals that examine the relationships between computer 
and information technologies and changes to individual and/or group 
identities, such as those shared by a nation, company personnel, or 
members of a virtual community. Such papers might consider:

* Relationships between information technologies and political change

* The rhetoric and discourses of globalization that have been linked to 
information and computer technologies

* National identity and its relation to information technology

* Transnational and international organizations, such as IFIP, UNESCO, 
the European Union, or standard-setting committees.

* Ways in which particular information technologies acquired new 
meanings and fulfilled new roles through interaction with local 
practices and identities

* The emergence of new kinds of community and identity around 
information technologies.

SIGCIS encourages submissions along these and similar lines of inquiry, 
but it also maintains a proud tradition of welcoming all types of 
contributions related to the history of computing and information, 
whether or not there is an explicit connection with the annual theme. 
Our membership is international and interdisciplinary, and our members 
examine the history of information technologies and their place within 

Proposals for entire sessions and individual presenters are both 
welcome. We hope to run special sessions featuring dissertations in 
progress and other works in progress. The workshop is a great 
opportunity to get helpful feedback on your projects in a relaxed and 
supportive environment. All proposals will be subject to a peer review 
process based on abstracts.

All submissions should be made online via the SIGCIS website, 
http://www.sigcis.org/workshop12.  Limited travel assistance for 
graduate students and other scholars without institutional support is 

Questions about the 2012 SIGCIS workshop should be addressed to Andrew 
Russell (College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology), 
who is serving as chair of the workshop program committee. Email 
arussell at stevens.edu.

        Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 17:37:33 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Future of TEI ODD meeting at DH2012

Hi there,

Are you interested in the future of the Text Encoding Initiative
meta-schema documentation language 'ODD'? Do you want to help
design its future? Do you see better ways for it to be
accomplishing what it does? Are you going to be at the Digital
Humanities 2012 conference in Hamburg this summer?

On the Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 of July 2012, immediately
following the DH2012 conference, the TEI Technical Council is
running an open meeting on "The Future of TEI ODD". This meeting
will discuss some of the current problems with the TEI ODD
language which underlies the schemas created for any use of the
TEI. It will discuss where we want this language to go in the
future and how it might be possible to implement these changes.
This is not a workshop or training session, but a mostly
theoretical discussion for those with an interest in the
underlying infrastructure of the TEI, its Guidelines, and the way
customisations are implemented on how this should be dealt with
in the next version of the TEI ODD language.

I've put up an almost entirely empty agenda at:

It is intended that the participants will help to fill out this
agenda as the meeting approaches. That page also has a
participants list of those who have already agreed to attend this

If you are interested and able to attend, then please add your
name to the bottom of the participants list! (This will help us
get an idea of numbers.) If you have issues that you want to make
sure we discuss, describe them in more detail on the ODD-dev on
the TEI wiki:

We also have a panel session during the conference on the Future
on Wednesday 18 July 11:00-12:30.  This will cover the background
to some of the issues we will be discussing, so I recommend
attending this if possible.

Details of the precise location for the meeting at the conference
site will be given closer to the date.

Hope to see you there,

James Cummings
Chair of TEI Technical Council

Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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