[Humanist] 26.501 events: medieval futures; digital libraries; John Bradley at Maynooth

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Nov 19 07:35:32 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 501.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Jennifer Kelly <Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie>                   (17)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Research Seminar at An Foras Feasa

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (39)
        Subject: Digital Pasts, Medieval Futures Workshops at Leicester
                December 10th and 11th - with Martin Foys

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                          (142)
        Subject: Call for Contributions: 17th International Conference on
                Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

        Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:50:49 +0000
        From: Jennifer Kelly <Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Research Seminar at An Foras Feasa

Dear Humanists,

An Foras Feasa is delighted to announce that John Bradley, King's College London, will deliver the AFF Digital Humanities Research Seminar at NUI Maynooth on Wednesday 21 November at 3pm. The title of the seminar is 'Being Englebartian? Thoughts on Digital Tools for Humanists.' 

John Bradley has been at King's College London since 1997, and for many years, as Senior Analyst or as Co-Investigator, worked on many collaborative projects such as the Clergy of the Church of England, the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England and the Peoples of Medieval Scotland. In 2011 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities in King's Department of Digital Humanities.

Personal research interests have centered on exploring the impact of digital tools on Humanities research.  He was the principal designer for the TACT text analysis system in the 1980s and 1990s – as system that although now over 20 years old still has today an influence upon thinking about text-based tools within the Digital Humanities community.  More recent work (The Pliny project: http//pliny.cch.kcl.ac.uk) has focused on tools to support scholarly research that proposes a role for tools for digital annotation to support scholarly research and interpretation development. Pliny was awarded a MATC prize from the Andrew Mellon Foundation for its innovative view on a possible role for computer technology in traditional scholarship. Other research interests include:

    Computer Supported Text Analysis Techniques and Tools
    Graphical Text Analysis Environments
    Impact of Structured Data and Structured Text on Humanities Scholarship
    New areas for potential computer support for Humanities Scholarship

The Seminar will take place in the AFF Boardroom (1.26, Iontas Building). All are very welcome to attend.

Best wishes,
Jennifer Kelly.

Dr Jennifer Kelly
Project Officer
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
NUI Maynooth
353 (0)1 4747105
Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie

        Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:42:23 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Pasts, Medieval Futures Workshops at Leicester December 10th and 11th - with Martin Foys
        In-Reply-To: <8C5770533E3B404CB49A1FA1F79FA085859225E37B at EXC-MBX1.cfs.le.ac.uk>

Dear All,

While we’re basking in the afterglow of such a fantastic Quadrivium in
Sheffield this year, I thought I’d try and tempt you with an early
Christmas Cracker…

We are very excited to have Martin Foys of Virtually Anglo Saxon,
Digital Mappaemundi, Bayeux Tapestry, and ISAS fame coming to Leicester
to give two workshops aimed at Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers.

The schedule is outlined below and there’s a public lecture in the
evening after the first workshop followed (inevitably) by medieval pub


Monday 10 December2.00–3.30pm 

Digital Medievalisms: the way we work(ed)

Here we will look at how digital resources have worked, and are
changing, using the DM project as a case study alongside a 'sandbox' of
maps and texts. Participants are encouraged to bring their own specific
projects, to discuss how they are using digital resources in old or new
ways, and how they wish they could use them

Tuesday 11 December 10.00–11.30am

The Nature of Medieval Media: Material, Ecology, History

This workshop will consider how understanding medieval expression – in
terms of media history and theory – can change the way we understand it.
Attention will be paid to traditional texts, but also very non-canonical
forms of expression (eg: bells). Students are encouraged to bring their
own specific projects, that may connect to ideas of media  (beyond, of
course, the old model of oral –> written texts).

We have about 20 places available in total on a first come first served
basis.People are already signing up at Leicester, so we know it’s going
to be popular! Email me on this email (there was a typo in my email
address on the participants list – my bad!) to book your place.

Many thanks,


More info…


Public Lecture:

        Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:21:36 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Call for Contributions: 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
        In-Reply-To: <8C5770533E3B404CB49A1FA1F79FA085859225E37B at EXC-MBX1.cfs.le.ac.uk>

Call for Contributions
17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Valetta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013

Full Information: http://www.tpdl2013.info

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
constitutes a leading European scientific forum on digital libraries that
brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in
the field of digital libraries. The 17th International Conference on
Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2013) is organized by the
University of Malta and it will be held in Valetta, Malta on September
22-26, 2013.

* Aims and scope *
Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are produced or
transformed into digital form by all fields of science, education,
culture, business and government. For this purpose the digital libraries
community has developed long-term and interdisciplinary research agendas,
providing significant results such as conceptual models, added value
infrastructures, software tools, standards and services.

The advent of the technologies that enhance the exchange of information
with rich semantics is on the centre of the discussions of the community.
Information providers inter-link their metadata with user contributed data
and offer new services outlooking to the  development of a web of data and
addressing the interoperability and long-term preservation challenges.

TPDL 2013 under the general theme "sharing meaningful information",
invites submissions describing original, unpublished research and not (and
will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere,
for the proliferation of scientific and research osmosis in the following
categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations,
Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions
will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and
clarity in a triple peer review process.

The TPDL 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs). According to the Registration
Regulation for TPDL 2013, inclusion of papers in the Proceedings is
conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

The authors of the best research papers presented to TPDL2013 will be
invited to submit substantially extended versions of their paper for
publication in a Focused Issue of the International Journal on Digital

Doctoral Consortium papers will be published by the Bulletin of the IEEE
Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (IEEE-TCDL Bulletin,

* Topics *
General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following
topics, organized in four categories, according to a conceptualization
that coincides with the four arms of the Maltese Cross:

- Information models
- Digital Library conceptual models and formal issues
- Digital Library 2.0
- Digital library education curricula
- Economic and legal (e.g. rights management), landscape for digital
- Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
- Information policies
- Studies of human factors in networked information
- Scholarly primitives
- Novel research tools and methods with emphasis on digital humanities
- User behavior analysis and modeling
- Social-technical perspectives of digital information

- Digital Library architectures
- Cloud and grid deployments
- Federation of repositories
- Collaborative and participatory information environments
- Data storage and indexing
- Big data management
- e-science, e-government, e-learning, cultural heritage infrastructures
- Semi Structured data
- Semantic web issues in digital libraries
- Ontologies and knowledge organization systems
- Linked data and their applications

- Metadata schemas with emphasis to metadata for composite content
(Multimedia, geographical, statistical data and other special content
- Interoperability and Information integration
- Digital Curation and related workflows
- Preservation, authenticity and provenance
- Web archiving
- Social media, and dynamically generated content for particular
uses/communities (education, science, public, etc.)
- Crowdsourcing
- 3D models indexing and retrieval
- Authority management issues

- Information Retrieval and browsing
- Multilingual and Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Personalization in digital libraries
- Context awareness in information access
- Semantic aware services
- Technologies for delivering/accessing digital libraries, e.g., mobile
- Visualization of large-scale information environments
- Evaluation of online information environments
- Quality metrics
- Interfaces to digital libraries
- Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
- Social networks analysis and virtual organizations
- Traditional and alternative metrics of scholarly communication
- Mashups of resources

* Important Dates *
- Full and Short papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 23, 2013
- Panels, Workshops, Tutorials: March 4, 2013
- Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations:
May 20, 2013
- Notification of acceptance for Panels, Workshops and Tutorials:
April 22, 2013
- Camera Ready Versions: June 9, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline: June 2, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium Acceptance Notification: July 2, 2013
- End of Early Registration: July 31, 2013
- Conference Dates: September 22-26, 2013

* Formatting Instructions *
Full papers (12 pages), short-papers (6 pages), posters and
demonstrations (4 pages) must be written in English and submitted in
PDF format. The TPDL 2013 proceedings will be published by
Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs). Therefore all submissions
should conform to the formatting instructions described in the "For
Authors" webpage
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). For
Doctoral Consortium, papers are expected to have a maximum of 8-10
pages, including references. Papers is recommended to be formatted
according to Springer LNCS guidelines.

In case your paper includes images or screenshots please ensure that you
set image compression at 600dpi when you produce your PDF file.

* Submission *
All papers, short-papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted
in electronic format (PDF) via the conference's EasyChair submission
page (TBA).

* Organization *
General Chairs:
Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, Malta
Giannis Tsakonas, University of Patras, Greece

Program Chairs:
Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University, Greece

Organizing Chair:
Charles J. Farrugia, National Archives, Malta

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