[Humanist] 26.496 events: Canadian DH; Turing; scholarship; history

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Nov 17 10:44:37 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 496.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>                             (33)
        Subject: Digital History Seminar

  [2]   From:    "Stefan Sinclair, Prof" <stefan.sinclair at mcgill.ca>       (17)
        Subject: CFP for Canadian DH Conference at Congress (CSDH/SCHN), June
                3-5, 2013

  [3]   From:    orlandi at rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it                          (21)
        Subject: congress on Turing at Lincei

  [4]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>             (42)
        Subject: Methods/New Perspectives on Humanities Scholarship: A
                NeDimah/DARIAH Workshop

  [5]   From:    Keir Waddington <WaddingtonK at CARDIFF.AC.UK>               (22)
        Subject: CFP British Society for Literature and Science Conference

        Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:35:06 +0000
        From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital History Seminar
        In-Reply-To: <CA+tr3H8Smjia3imYKbEai2jXU855jf1LwKMZYyvqCxWWaq-dbg at mail.gmail.com>

Digital History seminar

Ian Gregory (University of Lancaster)
"Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to Explore Historical Texts:
Examples from the Lake District and Census Reports"
Venue: Room G37, Senate House, University of London or online on History
SPOT <https://historyspot.org.uk/podcasts>
Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 5:15pm GMT

Traditionally there has been a simple split in scholarship between social
science approaches based on quantitative sources on the one hand, and
humanities based approaches based on textual sources on the other. If you
were interested in the former then IT had much to offer to help with your
analysis, if however, you were interested the latter then IT offered little
and you would instead stress the close reading of your texts. This cosy
dichotomy is falling under threat because increasingly large volumes of
texts are available in digital form and close reading is no longer a
suitable approach for understanding all of the huge volumes of material
that are now available. Unfortunately we know little about how to analyse
texts in an IT environment in ways that are able to cope with both the
large volumes of material – potentially stretching to billions of words –
together with the traditional need within the humanities to stress detail
and nuance. This paper presents some initial results from a European
Research Council funded project *Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places* that
explores how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology can be
exploited to help us to understand the geographies within texts. It is
based on two examples: one drawing on early literature from the Lake
District, the other from a much larger collection of census and vital
registration material drawn from the Histpop collection (www.histpop.org).

Ian Gregory is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of

Seminars are streamed live online at
To keep in touch, follow us on Twitter (@IHRDigHist) or at the hashtag
#dhist  http://twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/dhist .

        Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:48:11 +0000
        From: "Stefan Sinclair, Prof" <stefan.sinclair at mcgill.ca>
        Subject: CFP for Canadian DH Conference at Congress (CSDH/SCHN), June 3-5, 2013
        In-Reply-To: <CA+tr3H8Smjia3imYKbEai2jXU855jf1LwKMZYyvqCxWWaq-dbg at mail.gmail.com>

@ the Edge — 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society For Digital Humanities / Société Canadienne Des Humanités Numériques

[FedCan Congress]The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and sessions for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2013 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia from 3-5 June (http://congress2013.ca/). The society would like in particular to encourage submissions relating to the central theme of the Congress– “@ the Edge.”  While this year’s Congress theme is well suited to the interests of CSDH/SCHN, we encourage submissions on all topics relating to both theory and practice in the evolving field of the digital humanities.

Proposals for papers (20 min.), posters, and panels or roundtables (2 -6 speakers for a 1½ hour session) will be accepted until 17 December 2012 and must be submitted at https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2013/.  Abstracts should be between 200 and 400 words long, and should clearly indicate the paper’s thesis, methodology and conclusions. There is a limited amount of funding available to support graduate student travel.  Please note that all presenters must be members of CSDH/SCHN at the time of the conference.

Selected papers from the conference will appear in a special collection published in the society journal, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org<http://www.digitalstudies.org/>).

2013 Program committee: Christine McWebb (program chair), Jentery Sayers (local organizer), Jon Saklofske, Susan Brown, Stéfan Sinclair, Daniel O’Donnell. and Michael E. Sinatra.

@la fine pointe — Réunion annuelle de 2013 de la Canadian Society For Digital Humanities / Société Canadienne Des Humanités Numériques

La Société canadienne des humanités numériques invite chercheurs et étudiants aux cycles supérieurs à soumettre des propositions de communication et de session pour sa réunion annuelle, qui se tiendra au Congrès 2013 de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines à l’Université Victoria, Victoria, Colombie Britannique du 3 au 5 juin (http://congress2013.ca/). La Société souhaite encourager en particulier des propositions concernant le thème central de la réunion : « @la fine pointe ». Bien que le thème du congrès de cette année soit bien adapté aux intérêts de la SDH/SEMI, nous encourageons également toute communication qui traite des sciences humaines numériques, tant au niveau théorique que pratique.

Les propositions de communication (20′), posters et de session ou table-ronde (2-6 participants pour une période d’une heure trente) seront acceptées jusqu’au 17 décembre 2012 et doivent être soumises à https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2013/.  Les résumés devraient compter entre 200 et 400 mots, et indiquer clairement la thématique, méthodologie, et conclusion. La société a des fonds limités pour les frais de déplacements pour les étudiants.  Veuillez noter que tout présentateur devra être membre de la CSDH/SCHN au moment de la conference.

Une sélection des présentations de la conférence sera publiées dans un numéro spécial du journal de la Société, le Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (http://www.digitalstudies.org<http://www.digitalstudies.org/>).

Comité scientifique 2013: Christine McWebb (program chair), Jentery Sayers (local organizer), Jon Saklofske, Susan Brown, Stéfan Sinclair, Daniel O’Donnell et Michael E. Sinatra.


Stéfan Sinclair, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities
Office 341, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, McGill University
688 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1
Tel. 514-398-4984
http://stefansinclair.name/ (Twitter: @sgsinclair)

        Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:26:31 +0100
        From: orlandi at rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it
        Subject: congress on Turing at Lincei
        In-Reply-To: <CA+tr3H8Smjia3imYKbEai2jXU855jf1LwKMZYyvqCxWWaq-dbg at mail.gmail.com>


Celebrating the "Alan Turing Year" (2012, centenary of his birth)
the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare Beniamino Segre, a special
branch of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (www.lincei.it;
Palazzo Corsini, via della Lungara 10, Roma), holds a Conference
"Per il centenario di Alan Turing, fondatore dell'informatica"
Organizing committee: Giorgio Ausiello, Carlo Cellucci, Paolo
Galluzzi, Tito Orlandi. Date: November 22nd, 9.30 until 18.00.

The focus of the conference will concern all scientific activities
in which Alan Turing was engaged, but especially his intuition and
theorization of computability, and consequently the Turing Machine.
It is also an occasion to reflect on the evolution of computer
science from the years Thirties up to our days, on its impact
on information society, and on its appreciation by those who utilize
its applications. Renowned specialists will also discuss Turing's
role in other fields of mathematics, in artificial intelligence,
and in cryptography.

The speakers are (in the order of presentation): Tito Orlandi (director
of the Centro Linceo), Gabriele Lolli, Angelo R. Meo, Giorgio Ausiello,
Carlo Cellucci, Daniele Mundici, Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Pino Persiano,
Dino Buzzetti, Gino Roncaglia.

        Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:36:06 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>
        Subject: Methods/New Perspectives on Humanities Scholarship: A NeDimah/DARIAH Workshop
        In-Reply-To: <CA+tr3H8Smjia3imYKbEai2jXU855jf1LwKMZYyvqCxWWaq-dbg at mail.gmail.com>

*New Methods/New Perspectives on Humanities Scholarship: A 
NeDimah/DARIAH Workshop*

*Tuesday 27 November 2012, 9.00am-3.00pm

Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, Ireland*

For registration see http://nedimahdublin2012.eventbrite.com/

Digital technologies have opened up a wealth of methodologies that can 
augment and enhance more traditional research practice, allowing new 
ways to engage with the ever-growing web of digital data. This one-day 
workshop hosted by NeDIMAH with support from DARIAH will provide an 
introduction to these methods

NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities) is an 
ESF-funded network investigating the use and impact of digital methods 
on arts and humanities research in Europe. As part of the network's 
ongoing work, Trinity College's Long Room Hub will be the venue for a 
*free one-day symposium* to analyse and evaluate the methods thus far 
developed within the network, and identify ways in which it can further 
assist scholarly research being carried out in the Digital Arts and 

This workshop will focus on the core areas which NeDIMAH has been 
investigating: space and time; information visualisation; linked data 
and ontological methods; building and developing collections for digital 
data for research; using large-scale text collections for research; 
digital scholarly editions; and  the impact of digital methods on 
scholarly publishing.

We invite digital humanists at all different career levels, from MPhil 
students to Directors of Museums, to join us for this event.  Your 
experience and feedback is vital to the ongoing work of NeDIMAH and DARIAH.

The event is free but registration is required at 

For further information about NeDimah see http://nedimah.eu; about 
DARIAH see http://dariah.eu; and on DH at TCD see http://dh.tcd.ie/dh

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman at tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD

        Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:36:31 +0000
        From: Keir Waddington <WaddingtonK at CARDIFF.AC.UK>
        Subject: CFP British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2013
        In-Reply-To: <CA+tr3H8Smjia3imYKbEai2jXU855jf1LwKMZYyvqCxWWaq-dbg at mail.gmail.com>

British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2013 &#8211; Call for Papers
Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan

The British Society for Literature and Science invites proposals for papers and panels to be delivered at its eighth annual conference to be held in Cardiff, 11-13 April 2013.

The BSLS Conference does not have a theme (as it its usual practise) but especially welcomes proposals on the state of the field of literature and science as well as its relation to other fields. This year we would be particularly interested to receive proposals that reflect upon the interdisciplinary study of literature and science in the context of the present crisis in the humanities. However, the Society remains committed to supporting proposals on all aspects of literature and science across all periods.

Proposals for papers of 15-20 minutes should be sent in the body of the email text (no attachments, please), to bsls2013 at yahoo.co.uk with the subject line &#8216;BSLS 2013 abstract&#8217;. Submissions should include the title of the paper, an abstract of no more than 300 words, a maximum of 3 keywords (placed at the end of the abstract), and the name and contact details of the speaker.

Closing date for submissions: 7 December 2012.

(Decisions will be made in January 2013)

Contributors interested in organising a panel or other special session, or who have suggestions for alternative forms of conference presentation, are warmly encouraged to contact the conference organisers. The organisers would welcome, for example, workshops on teaching literature and science, or on specific themes in literature and science that cross period boundaries, or on specific published works with considerable influence in the field. Please email the organisers on bsls2013 at yahoo.co.uk, using &#8216;BSLS 2013 Panel&#8217; as the subject line in email correspondence.

Funding: we anticipate that there will be a small bursary awarded to a graduate student on the basis on the paper proposals. The student must be registered for a masters or doctoral degree on 9 January 2013.

Accommodation: please note that those attending will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation. As in previous years, we anticipate that the conference will begin at about 1pm on the first day and conclude at about 2pm on the last.

Membership: in order to attend the conference, you must be a paid-up member of the BSLS for 2013. We anticipate that it will be possible to pay the £10 annual membership fee when paying the conference fee online.

Keir Waddington
Director of Research
Editor, Studies for the Social History of Medicine [http://www.sshm.org/publications/series.html]

Contact details:
School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Humanities Building, Colum Drive
Cardiff CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)29 20876103
Web page: http://www.cf.ac.uk/share/contactsandpeople/academicstaff/U-Z/waddington-keir-dr-overview_new.html

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