[Humanist] 26.466 events: many and diverse

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 8 10:08:30 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 466.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Peter van Kranenburg                                      (68)
                <peter.van.kranenburg at meertens.knaw.nl>
        Subject: Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Workshop on Folk Music
                Analysis

  [2]   From:    "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>            (60)
        Subject: Remember, remember, "Digital Approaches to Medieval Script
                and Image" in November...

  [3]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (45)
        Subject: Sign up to the Humanities Hack, London

  [4]   From:    "Garfinkel, Susan" <sgarfinkel at loc.gov>                   (20)
        Subject: Digital Humanities at ASA San Juan

  [5]   From:    Jennifer Guiliano <jenguiliano at gmail.com>                 (72)
        Subject: CFP: Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital
                Humanities

  [6]   From:    Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at KCL.AC.UK>                       (37)
        Subject: CeRch seminar next week: Orla Murphy


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        Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:36:46 +0100
        From: Peter van Kranenburg <peter.van.kranenburg at meertens.knaw.nl>
        Subject: Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis

[Apologies for cross-posting]

==============================================
FMA2013 : Call for Abstracts
==============================================

FMA2013 - 3rd International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis

You are kindly invited to participate in the 3rd International Workshop 
on Folk Music Analysis that will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 
June 6 and 7, 2013.  It is the third workshop in a series (Athens 2011, 
Sevilla 2012).

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss ongoing 
research in the area of computational ethnomusicology. There are two 
important motivations. Firstly, recent advances in computer science, 
artificial intelligence, etc. have great potential to be employed for 
(ethno)musicology. This implies a more empiric approach to music 
studies. The current research in this area is only in its beginnings. 
Therefore much attention should be paid to explore these methods and 
their relation to the research traditions of musicology. Secondly, most 
of the current research in music information retrieval is primarily 
aimed at western music. Therefore, with this workshop we want to 
stimulate a broader focus that also includes non-western musics.

Authors are kindly invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 1000 
words or 2 pages in 12 point font). Additional pages may be added for 
references. The extended abstracts will be peer reviewed. Authors of 
accepted abstracts have the opportunity to contribute a full paper to be 
published online in the workshop proceedings in addition to the extended 
abstract. The language of the workshop is English. There is no limit on 
the number of abstracts that may be submitted by a single researcher, 
and abstracts do not need to be anonymized for blind review.

Topics include:
- Computational ethnomusicology
- Retrieval systems for non-western and folk musics
- New methods for music transcription
- Formalization of musical data
- Folk music classification systems
- Models of oral transmission of music
- Cognitive modelling of music
- Aesthetics and related philosophical issues
- Methodological issues
- Representational issues and models
- Audio and symbolic representations
- Formal and computational music analysis

Important dates:
3 February 2013: Deadline for abstract submissions
10 March 2013: Notification of acceptance/rejection of submissions
5 May 2013: Deadline for submission of revised abstracts or full papers
6 and 7 June: Workshop

The workshop is jointly organized by the eLaboratory Oral Culture of the 
Meertens Institute, the Department of Information and Computing Sciences 
of Utrecht Universty and the Study Group on Digital Musicology of the 
International Musicological Society. The workshop is supported by the 
eHumanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Local organizing committee:
- Peter van Kranenburg (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)
- Berit Janssen (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)
- Anja Volk (Utrecht University)
- Frans Wiering (Utrecht University)

Further details will be announced on the workshopÂ’s webpage:
http://www.elab-oralculture.nl/fma2013

-- 
Peter van Kranenburg, MSc, MA, PhD.

http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/cms/en/staff/142502-peterk
http://www.musical-style-recognition.net/
http://www.lodebar.nl/pvk

Visiting Address:
Meertens Instituut, Room 0.54
Joan Muyskenweg 25; 1096 CJ Amsterdam; Netherlands

Postal Address: Postbus 94264; 1090 GG Amsterdam; Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 4628533



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        Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:53:07 +0000
        From: "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Remember, remember, "Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image" in November...


DigiPal (Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London) One-Day
Symposium

Dear all,

As the days darken and the wind starts to bite, we thought it might be worth
remembering that there's more to a UK November than fireworks and cold
weather. With that in mind, the DigiPal team at King's College London, in
association with the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural
Studies, University of Westminster, are delighted to announce the programme
for their "Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image" Symposium.

"Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image"

Date:   Thursday 22nd November 2012

Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6UW (Room
CLG.09)

Time:    9.30am-5.30pm

If you haven't registered for the Symposium as yet, then now would seem to
be the ideal moment to snap up one of the few remaining places. Registration
is free -- all you have to do is send an email (with your name and
affiliation as you would like them to appear on your name badge) to digipal
[at] kcl.ac.uk

Coffee and registration will be at 9.30am and the Symposium will start at
9.50am. There will be refreshments, but lunch isn't included (we wanted to keep 
registration free, and it turns out that there's no such thing as a free lunch).

Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd,

Stewart Brookes and Peter Stokes (King's College London) and Louise
Sylvester (University of Westminster)

-------------------------
Speakers and titles
-------------------------

Stewart Brookes (King's College London)
— "You Can't Always Get What You Want: Selecting Images for the DigiPal Database"

Florence Codine (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
— "Letters in Sharp Relief: Digital Images and Epigraphy through the Example of Coin Inscriptions"

Kathleen Doyle and Sarah Biggs (British Library)

Marc Michael Epstein (Vassar College)
— "The Chiasmatron: Hyperlinks and Pedagogical Methodology in the Study of the Iconography of Manuscripts Made for Jews in the Middle Ages"

Rachel Hart (Universities of St Andrews and Dundee)
— "Teaching and Learning Palaeography on Both Sides of the Tay: Physical and Digital Realities"

Catherine Karkov (University of Leeds)
— "Mourning Materiality in the Postdigital Era"

Neel Smith (College of the Holy Cross)
— "Analyzing Early Manuscripts of the Iliad with Scholia"

Peter A Stokes (King's College London)
— "Describing Handwriting, Describing Decoration – Then Finding it Again"

Jonathan Taylor (British Museum)
— "Towards a Digital Palaeography of Cuneiform"

Melissa Terras (University College London)
– "Trusting What We See: Issues of Provenance When Imaging Manuscript Material in Complex Ways"

Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)
– "Will the Real Palaeographer Please Stand Up"

Sarah Weston (Stanford University)
— "ST(M)EMS (Stanford Tree of (Medieval and) Early Modern Scripts) and the Implications of Online Paleographic Tools"


--
DigiPal, just when you thought it was safe to open your manuscript: http://digipal.eu/

Dr Stewart J Brookes
Research Associate
Digital Resource for Palaeography
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London




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        Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:09:54 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Sign up to the Humanities Hack, London
        In-Reply-To: <CAOn=SAYPyz9VanwpmOOwy9y+sK5CMg2tykHT0o_WZcaP4yzVdg at mail.gmail.com>



-------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[open-humanities] Sign up to the Humanities Hack, London
> Date: 	Wed, 7 Nov 2012 17:22:11 +0000
> From: 	Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org>


Hi All,
*
*
*When: 21st-22nd November 2012*
*Where: Guys Campus, Hodgkin Building, London, SE1 1UL*
*>> Sign-up form here 
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFp1eExmUVMtWG1YUkNZSnFFd05EWlE6MQ#gid=0> <<*

This is a reminder that the *Humanities Hack* will be taking place later 
this month between the *21st and 22nd November*. For those of you who 
don't know this is a joint venture between the Open Knowledge Foundation 
 http://okfn.org/ , DARIAH  http://dariah.eu/ , DM2E 
 http://dm2e.eu/  and the Kings College London, Digital Humanities 
Department  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/index.aspx . The 
London event is the first of a series of hackdays organised for coders 
and researchers and intended to nurture research-driven experimentation 
with existing openly licensed Humanities data.

The aim of the hackday is not to produce complete applications but to 
experiment with methods and technologies to investigate these data sets 
so that at the end we can have an understanding of the types of novel 
techniques that are emerging. We are curating a list of datasets 
 http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/index.aspx  at the moment for 
use at the hack, please have a look at them and add any that you think 
would be good to look at on the day.

It's set to be a fantastic day with people who have been involved in 
some of the most exciting open source Digital Humanities projects 
already signed-up such as TEXTUS  http://textusproject.org/  and Pundit 
 http://thepund.it/ .

As spaces are filling up, I would urge anyone who still wants to come to 
sign-up 
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFp1eExmUVMtWG1YUkNZSnFFd05EWlE6MQ#gid=0> in 
the next few days. Any queries about the day itself, then let me know!

All the best and hope to see many of you there!
Sam

-- 
Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
http://okfn.org/
Skype: samedleon



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        Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 16:32:48 -0500
        From: "Garfinkel, Susan" <sgarfinkel at loc.gov>
        Subject: Digital Humanities at ASA San Juan
        In-Reply-To: <CAOn=SAYPyz9VanwpmOOwy9y+sK5CMg2tykHT0o_WZcaP4yzVdg at mail.gmail.com>

[Even if you won't be in San Juan please do consider joining our online conversations, as part of the forum (1 below), or via Twitter. --SG]

Please join the Digital Humanities Caucus for part or all of a Friday's worth of sessions at the American Studies Association meeting in San Juan. Please also consider participating in any of several ways:

1) What Can the Digital Humanities Bring to American Studies, and Vice Versa?
     Fri, Nov 16 - 8:00am - 9:45am  
     Puerto Rico Convention Center, 202A

* This is a roundtable session with an accompanying online forum. See  http://www.theasa.net/caucus_digital_humanities/page/american_studies_and_digital_humanities_2012_roundtable, and please add your comments! Check back as more entries and comments are added from within and beyond the American Studies community.

2) Digital Shorts: New Platforms of Knowledge Production and Resistance
     Fri, Nov 16 - 10:00am - 11:45am  
     Puerto Rico Convention Center, 202A

* Participants wanted! This lightning talks session is open to everyone at the conference who has a digital humanities project to share--even if you're on the program elsewhere. Talks are informal and no more than five minutes in length. To learn more, or to sign up to talk, see http://www.theasa.net/caucus_digital_humanities/item/participants_wanted_digital_humanities_lightning_talks/. Walk-ins are also welcome.

3) Digital Humanities Caucus Business Meeting
     Fri, Nov 16 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm  
     Puerto Rico Convention Center, 201B

* Becoming a member of the Digital Humanities Caucus is free, and easy to do. Please join us to help plan next year's conference events as well as additional year-long projects. (Note: We will end at 1:00 pm, in time for a lunch break.)

4) Digital Dimensions of Graduate Education in American Studies
     Fri, Nov 16 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm  
     Puerto Rico Convention Center, 202A

* This professional development roundtable is co-sponsored with the ASA Committee on Graduate Education and the ASA Students Committee.

5) And there are yet other ways to get involved. Follow us on Twitter at @dhcaucus. Tweet the conference (look out for news the official hashtag once we learn it.) Join us on the ASA Web site at http://www.theasa.net/caucus_digital_humanities/. 

Questions? Contact Susan Garfinkel at sgarfinkel "at" loc.gov



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        Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:14:47 -0500
        From: Jennifer Guiliano <jenguiliano at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities
        In-Reply-To: <CAOn=SAYPyz9VanwpmOOwy9y+sK5CMg2tykHT0o_WZcaP4yzVdg at mail.gmail.com>


Shared Horizons solicits applications to attend this two-day National
Endowment for the Humanities-funded Symposium
Date: Wednesday, April 10- Friday, April 12, 2012
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA

Applications Due: December 15, 2012 *(please note the revised deadline)*

APPLY NOW  http://www.mith.umd.edu/sharedhorizons/conftool/

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities<http://mith.umd.edu>
* *(MITH), working in cooperation with the Office of Digital
Humanities http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh of the National
Endowment for the Humanities  http://www.neh.gov , the National Library of
Medicine  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/  of the National Institutes for
Health http://www.nih.gov,
and the Research Councils UK  http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx , will
host a two-day symposium to: (1) address questions about collaboration,
research methodologies, and the interpretation of evidence arising from the
interdisciplinary opportunities in this burgeoning area of
biomedical-driven humanities scholarship; (2) to investigate the current
state of the field; and (3) to facilitate future research collaborations
between the humanities and biomedical sciences.

Awarded via a National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s Cooperative
Agreement, Shared Horizons: Data, BioMedicine, and the Digital Humanities
will explore collaboration, research methodologies, and the interpretation
of evidence arising from the interdisciplinary opportunities in this
burgeoning area of biomedical-driven humanities scholarship.

Shared Horizons will create opportunities for disciplinary
cross-fertilization through a mix of formal and informal presentations
combined with breakout sessions, all designed to promote a rich exchange of
ideas about how large-scale quantitative methods can lead to new
understandings of human culture. Bringing together researchers from the
digital humanities and bioinformatics communities, the symposium will
 explore ways in which these two communities might fruitfully collaborate
on projects that bridge the humanities and medicine around the topics of
sequence alignment and network analysis, two modes of analysis that
intersect with “big data.”

The organizers encourage applications from faculty, staff, and graduate
students in the humanities and biomedicine fields, as well as other
academics and the general public with a serious interest in sequence
alignment, network analysis, and “big data”. Applicants would commit to the
submission of a paper for inclusion in the Shared Horizons Resources
section in addition to a 15 minute presentation related to their paper on
one of these modes of analysis within your research.

Applications to attend the Shared Horizons Symposium will be accepted from
November 1-December 15, 2012. Applications should include an statement of
research interests in these areas, a 500-1000 word abstract for their
paper/presentation, and a current curriculum vitae. Selected papers would
be distributed to symposium attendees prior to the event as well as posted
online. Applicants should be current residents of the U.S.

APPLY NOW  http://www.mith.umd.edu/sharedhorizons/conftool/

Participants will be selected by the Advisory Board in consultation with
the Shared Horizons Staff and Sponsors based on the following criteria with
each area being weighted equally.

1) scholarly engagement with sequence alignment and/or network analysis

2) quality of proposed paper

3) collaborative potential

Notification of selection will be made by January 10, 2013. Visit us at
http://www.mith.umd.edu/sharedhorizons/ for more information.

-- 
Jennifer Guiliano
Assistant Director

Email:guiliano at umd.edu
Office Phone: (301) 405-9528
Skype: jenguiliano
twitter: @jenguiliano
website: http://mith.umd.edu/

-- 
Jennifer Guiliano
Assistant Director

Email:guiliano at umd.edu
Office Phone: (301) 405-9528
Skype: jenguiliano
twitter: @jenguiliano
website: http://mith.umd.edu/



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        Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 16:09:01 +0000
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: CeRch seminar next week: Orla Murphy
        In-Reply-To: <CAOn=SAYPyz9VanwpmOOwy9y+sK5CMg2tykHT0o_WZcaP4yzVdg at mail.gmail.com>



Centre for e-Research Seminar, King's College London

Reading Screens
Orla Murphy , University College Cork
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/research/seminars/2012-13/reading.aspx

13 November 21012, 6.15pm, Anatomy Museum Space, Strand Campus 
(directions: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/atm/location.aspx)

The cultural act of reading is in flux. The dynamic, contextual 
framework that is the text viewed on screen challenges our understanding 
of the page. Some technologies seek to emulate the page, to turn off the 
back light and enable reading outdoors in sunlight. Other digital 
technologies aim to both sustain and augment the reader’s experience of 
the text, moving beyond the paper page and into a new conceptualisation 
of reading, with layers of texts, with choices of views, with integrated 
multi and social media. This presentation explores how we once read and 
how we now read often multivalent texts on multiple screens. I query 
what has changed in these new modes of knowledge representation, and 
what remains constant, and posit challenges for future scholarly discourse.

About the Speaker

Orla Murphy – Coordinator of the MA DAH program at UCC, member of the 
national inter-institutional PhD DAH program in Ireland. Lecturer in the 
School of English, University College Cork, where she teaches, Old 
English language, palaeography, codicology and new histories of the 
book; a third year course on textualities, and MA, PhD courses on 
digital scholarly editing and textual practice.

The seminar will be followed by wine and nibbles.

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

26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL

Tel. +44 20 7848 2709
Fax. +44 20 7848 2980
www.stuartdunn.wordpress.com





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