[Humanist] 26.458 events: visualisation & arts; Scandinavian DH; cultural heritage

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 6 07:46:56 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 458.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    kcl - digitalhumanities <digitalhumanities at kcl.ac.uk>     (71)
        Subject: CFP:Digital Humanities, Society for the Advancement of
                Scandinavian Studies 103rd Annual Meeting

  [2]   From:    Anna Maerker <anna.maerker at KCL.AC.UK>                     (11)
        Subject: IHR seminar Weds: Alison Wylie & Laura Peers

  [3]   From:    Graham Diprose <grahamdiprose at GMAIL.COM>                  (36)
        Subject: EVA London 2013 Call for Proposals

        Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:23:30 +0000
        From: kcl - digitalhumanities <digitalhumanities at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CFP:Digital Humanities, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies 103rd Annual Meeting

Call for Papers: Digital Humanities

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies
103rd Annual Meeting
May 2-4, 2013, San Francisco Hilton Hotel, Financial District

Digital methods in the Liberal Arts have shifted from being a sideshow to a
central act in the scholarly engagement with human culture. Though humanists
and social scientists have used computation in their work for many decades, the
amount of both digitized data and degree of algorithmic sophistication makes the
present moment a crucial one for bringing together expertise and exchange of
ideas in this area. Since our field studies nations with high levels of technical
development and strong investments in large-scale digital cultural heritage
projects, we face a special challenge in ensuring our methodologies are
sophisticated enough to tackle a coming flood of Nordic “big data.” As part of the
Annual Meeting of SASS, we are soliciting proposals on the subject Digital
Humanities, broadly considered. We anticipate any of the following focus areas
would be appropriate, and also welcome other topics and approaches as

• Literary and linguistic text mining
• Digital folkloristics /computation for cultural heritage domains
• Stylometrics
• GeoSpatial / GIS / digital cultural mapping
• Digital multimodal / new media studies
• Algorithmic image analysis/ film analysis
• TEI, XML, and other forms of semantic markup
• Digital editions or online scholarly editions
• Corpus query engines / information retrieval for cultural analytics
• Digital humanities, pedagogy, and the college curriculum
• Corpus linguistics / Internet linguistics
• Computational linguistics / Natural language processing
• Computational social media analysis
• Consumer platforms and new modes of reading, viewing, listening, and
translating content
• Digital methods in the humanities, arts, and social sciences
• Theories of digital humanities and critical inquiry into the quantification of
humanities research
• Tutorials and introductory information presentations suitable also for those with
an interest in learning more about Digital Humanities but who have limited
experience in the area

• We also encourage proposals from researchers in computer science,
informatics, and statistics, with the caveat that such presentations frame their
work with a clear connection to the Nordic Humanities, Social Sciences, or the

These papers will be assembled into an in-conference seminar, or Topic Stream,
which links multiple papers on this topic. We anticipate a variety of formats for
the panels in the Digital Humanities Stream and ask that contributors clearly
specify which format they are most interested in, though we cannot guarantee
that all requests can be accommodated.

• Traditional: four 15-minute papers or three 20-minute papers
• Flash: six ten-minute papers
• Poster: visual displays on board or computer monitor
• Roundtable: discussion on a subtopic, or summary panel

We expect to draw on submissions to the Digital Humanities Stream for a
subsequent peer-reviewed publication, either as a special issue of a journal, an
edited collection, or as an open access web-publication. We encourage
interested participants to reference ways in which they foresee developing their
conference contribution into a possible publication. Send 500-word abstracts with
a short biographical note by November 30 to Peter Leonard
pleonard at gmail.com; Cissi Oversdotter Alm coagla at rit.edu, Tim Tangherlini
tango at humnet.ucla.edu, or Anna Stenport aws at illinois.edu. A copy should also
be sent to the conference committee at sass2013 at berkeley.edu.

For more information about SASS 2013 or the Society for the Advancement of
Scandinavian Study, please visit: http://www.scandinavianstudy.org/site/.

Project Officer
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
2nd Floor | 26-29 Drury Lane | London | WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2931
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
Email: digitalhumanities at kcl.ac.uk

        Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:24:31 +0000
        From: Anna Maerker <anna.maerker at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: IHR seminar Weds: Alison Wylie & Laura Peers

[from the Mersenne list]

The next event of the Public History seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research in London may be of interest to readers of Mersenne:

‘Negotiating the past: Collaborative practice in cultural heritage research’
Weds 7th November, Athlone Room (102), Senate House, 17:30-19:30 

Speaker: Prof. Alison Wylie
Departments of Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Washington
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Durham (Michelmas Term 2012)

Archaeology has seen a major sea change in the last few decades as any number of stakeholders, especially Indigenous, Aboriginal, and First Nations descendant communities, demand accountability to their interests, their conventions of practice and conceptions of cultural heritage. What are the implications of this for archaeological practice? Internal debate in North America has been dominated by anxieties about the costs of response to these demands: the focus is on high profile examples of research opportunities lost and professional autonomy compromised by legal constraints and by intractable conflict. All too often this obscures local initiatives that illustrate what becomes possible when practice is reframed as a form of intellectual and cultural collaboration. In the case of collaborations with Native American communities, the archaeologists involved describe innumerable ways in which their research programs have been enriched, empirically and conceptually. I explore the legacies of community-based collaborative practice in archaeology, focusing on their implications for procedural norms that govern the adjudication of empirical robustness and credibility. I argue that conditions for effective critical engagement must include a requirement to take seriously forms of expertise that lie outside the research community. 

Respondent: Dr Laura Peers 
Pitt Rivers Museum and School of Anthropology, University of Oxford

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.

        Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:13:37 +0000
        From: Graham Diprose <grahamdiprose at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: EVA London 2013 Call for Proposals


Monday 29th July - Wednesday 31st July 2013
Venue: British Computer Society, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA


Deadline: 18th January 2013

Ideas and concepts in culture, heritage the arts and sciences: digital
arts, sound, music, film and animation, 2D and 3D imaging, European
projects, archaeology, architecture, social media for museums, heritage and
fine art photography, medical visualisation and more


A feature of EVA London 2013 is its varied session types. We invite
proposals of papers, demonstrations, short performances, workshops or panel
discussions. Demonstrations and performances will be an important part of
this year's conference.  We especially invite papers or presentations on
topical subjects, and the newest and cutting edge technologies and

EVA London 2013 will include a digital art exhibition.

Only a summary of the proposal, on up to one page, is required for
selection. This must be submitted electronically according to the
instructions on the EVA London website. Proposals may be on any aspect of
EVA London's focus on visualisation for arts and culture, heritage and
medical science, broadly interpreted. Papers are peer reviewed and may be
edited for publication as hard copy and online. Other presentations may be
published as summaries or as papers.

If your proposal is a case study, we will be looking for discussions of
wider principles or applications using the case study as an example. A few
bursaries for EVA London registration fees will again be available if you
don't have access to grants.

As a guide for the subject areas EVA London 2013 welcomes, see

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