[Humanist] 26.483 events: ecology of data; music encoding; interpreting text

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Wed Nov 14 08:57:41 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 483.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Viglianti, Raffaele" <raffaele.viglianti at kcl.ac.uk>      (45)
        Subject: CFP: Music Encoding Conference 2013

  [2]   From:    jcplantin <jean-christophe.plantin at utc.fr>                (82)
        Subject: Call for Paper International Symposium Towards an Ecology of
                Data. Political and Scientific Issues of Digital Data.
                February 14th, 2013

  [3]   From:    Segolene Tarte <segolene.tarte at classics.ox.ac.uk>         (28)
        Subject: Colloquium announcement: "Interpreting Textual Artefacts" -
                11-12 Dec 2012 - Oxford

        Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:20:41 +0000
        From: "Viglianti, Raffaele" <raffaele.viglianti at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CFP: Music Encoding Conference 2013

The Music Encoding Conference 2013: Concepts, Methods, Editions
22-24 May, 2013

You are cordially invited to participate in the Music Encoding Conference 2013 – Concepts, Methods, Editions, to be held 22-24 May, 2013, at the Mainz Academy for Literature and Sciences in Mainz, Germany.

Music encoding is now a prominent feature of various areas in musicology and music librarianship. The encoding of symbolic music data provides a foundation for a wide range of scholarship, and over the last several years, has garnered a great deal of attention in the digital humanities. This conference intends to provide an overview of the current state of data modeling, generation, and use, and aims to introduce new perspectives on topics in the fields of traditional and computational musicology, music librarianship, and scholarly editing, as well as in the broader area of digital humanities.

As the conference has a dual focus on music encoding and scholarly editing in the context of the digital humanities, the Program Committee is also happy to announce keynote lectures by Frans Wiering (Universiteit Utrecht) and Daniel Pitti (University of Virginia), both distinguished scholars in their respective fields of musicology and markup technologies in the digital humanities.

Proposals for papers, posters, panel discussions, and pre-conference workshops are encouraged.  Prospective topics for submissions include:
* theoretical and practical aspects of music, music notation models, and scholarly editing
* rendering of symbolic music data in audio and graphical forms
* relationships between symbolic music data, encoded text, and facsimile images
* capture, interchange, and re-purposing of music data and metadata
* ontologies, authority files, and linked data in music encoding
* additional topics relevant to music encoding and music editing

For paper and poster proposals, abstracts of no more than 1000 words, with no more than five relevant bibliographic references, are requested.  Panel sessions may be one and a half or three hours in length. 

Abstracts for panel sessions, describing the topic and nature of the session and including short biographies of the participants, should be no longer than 2000 words.

Proposals for pre-conference workshops, to be held on May 21st, must include a description of space and technical requirements.

Author guidelines and authoritative stylesheets for each submission type will be made available on the conference webpage at http://music-encoding.org/conference/2013 in early December.

All accepted papers, posters, and panel sessions will be included in the conference proceedings, tentatively scheduled to be published by the end of 2013.

Important dates:
31 December 2012: Deadline for abstract submissions
31 January 2013: Notification of acceptance/rejection of submissions
21-24 May 2013: Conference
31 July 2013: Deadline for submission of full papers for conference proceedings
December 2013: Publication of conference proceedings

Additional details will be announced on the conference webpage (http://music-encoding.org/conference/2013).

If you have any questions, please contact conference2013 at music-encoding.org.

Program Committee:
Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University, Montreal
Niels Krabbe, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, København,
Elena Pierazzo, King's College, London
Eleanor Selfridge-Field, CCARH, Stanford
Joachim Veit, Universität Paderborn, Detmold

(Local) Organizers:
Johannes Kepper, Universität Paderborn
Daniel Röwenstrunk, Universität Paderborn
Perry Roland, University of Virginia

For the Program Committee and the local organizers,

Raffaele Viglianti
PhD Candidate and PG Research Assistant
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

        Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:55:25 +0100
        From: jcplantin <jean-christophe.plantin at utc.fr>
        Subject: Call for Paper International Symposium Towards an Ecology of Data. Political and Scientific Issues of Digital Data. February 14th, 2013

*Call for Papers*

*International Symposium*
*Towards an Ecology of Data.*
* Political and Scientific Issues of Digital Data.*

*February 14th, 2013*
*Institut des Sciences de la Communication du CNRS (ISCC)*
*20 rue Berbier-du-Mets, Paris, France*

There is currently a growing number of data produced and disseminated in
professional, public and scientific spaces. These data come from various
sources: governments posting their operational data within Open Data
initiatives, companies opening non-strategic data, scientists increasingly
sharing banks of data, or Internet users.

Traditional ways of processing data seem insufficient in front of these big
data. This fact calls for new means of thinking how to extract, store
(grids, cloud computing ...), share, analyze and visualize data. The Web
2.0 related term “data science” (i.e. extracting, processing, analyzing
data) now concerns a large number of activities similarly facing large data
sets, such as scientific research or data journalism.

This symposium will cover the theoretical and practical implications of
social research based on data. It calls for critical works that identify
the quantitative leap induced by large masses of data available for social
sciences, and the related disciplinary and epistemological consequences,
e.g. notions of author or producer, public and private actors strategies,
citizen uses of data, emerging ecosystems of data processing, local
initiatives currently developing Open Data services and applications with
related business issues.

Epistemological reflections, work in progress and position papers are
welcome and can cover one of the following areas:

*1.     **Digital data and social sciences: History and Epistemology*

Large data corpora have been processed for a long time within scientific
practices: what is the precise nature of the qualitative leap brought by
current technologies? Does the presence of massive data change social
science practices? What are the needs, expectations, challenges and
emerging solutions? Do these new methods of processing digital data imply
epistemological changes?

*2.     **The politics of Open Data, citizen participation and local

In recent years, Open Data initiatives have been set off by both law
changes and actors’ specific demands. It aims to make public data available
and reusable. This movement raises many questions: Is it a public service
improvement, a regional development tool? What is the relationship between
supply and demand, top/down and bottom/up initiatives? Who are those who
really understand the data? Can these uses be interpreted as civic
empowerment or democracy renewal, as suggested by the proximity between
"Open Data" and "Open Government"? How can traditional participatory
democracy use these data? What are the possible links between public data
and already implemented territorial e-democracy practices?

*3.     **New sociotechnical mediations, training and professionalization.*

Which elements should compose the knowledge base necessary to understand
issues around these data? What are the new forms of mediation facilitating
citizen uses of released data and its applications? This third axis will
highlight, for each category of actors, the type of skills required to be
able to understand the data ecosystem in all its complexity, from technical
to political aspects. What are the solutions implemented by the various
professions facing this flow of data? What types of mediation would
increase effective ownership of released data by civil society? What are
the training needs to sustain and develop these efforts? How are these new
forms of data management skills reorganizing professions (particularly
journalism), companies and administrations involved in Open Data?


We welcome proposals based on current experiments, theoretical reflections
and comparative analysis. They can be written in English or in French.

Proposals should be 1000 words long, short bibliography included. Selected
contributions will be published in a special issue of a French-speaking
academic journal.

*Proposals should be sent to:*

Clément Mabi: clement.mabi at utc.fr and Jean-Christophe Plantin:
jean-christophe.plantin at utc.fr


• Deadline for submission of proposals: November 15th 2012
• Notification of acceptance: December 15th 2012
• Symposium: February 14th 2013

*Scientific Committee *
David Berry (Swansea University, College of Arts and Humanities)
Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay (CNRS-ISCC)
Clément Mabi (UTC-Costech)
Jean-Christophe Plantin (UTC-Costech)
Bernard Rieder (University of Amsterdam, Media studies department)
Valérie Schafer (CNRS-ISCC)
Laurence Smith-Monnoyer (UTC-Costech)
Bruno J. Strasser (Université de Genève & Yale University)
Stéphanie Wojcik (UPEC-Ceditec)

        Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:44:05 +0000
        From: Segolene Tarte <segolene.tarte at classics.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Colloquium announcement: "Interpreting Textual Artefacts" - 11-12 Dec 2012 - Oxford

Colloquium announcement: "Interpreting Textual Artefacts" - 11-12 Dec 2012 - Oxford

"Interpreting Textual Artefacts: cognitive perspectives and digital support for knowledge creation”

11th-12th December 2012
University of Oxford - lecture theatre at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

The overall aim of this 1.5 day colloquium is to gain a better-integrated view of the cognitive processes involved in the interpretation of ancient textual artefacts as well as to develop ways of supporting them and facilitating them digitally.

The colloquium will be articulated around the five following main themes:

  *   Materiality and visual perception
  *   Kinaesthetic engagement in reading
  *   Word identification
  *   Structural knowledge and context
  *   Creativity and collaboration

In each session, at least one speaker from the Humanities (in particular Palaeography, Papyrology, Archaeology, and Oriental Studies) and one speaker from the Cognitive Sciences will present aspects  of their work relevant to one of the themes above.

More information - including an more extended overview and the full programme with the names of the speakers and the titles of their talks can be found at http://charades.hypotheses.org

This event is free of charge. All welcome!
[In order to help with numbers for catering, I would be very grateful if those planning to attend could, please, email me at: segolene.tarte at oerc.ox.ac.uk]


Segolene Tarte, PhD
Research Fellow (AHRC)
Digitally Curating Knowledge Creation
Oxford e-Research Centre
7 Keble Road
Oxford OX1 3QG
Tel: +44 (0)1865 610 615
Mobile: +44 (0)7581 676 802

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