[Humanist] 26.524 events: dictionary interfaces; haptic inferfaces; innovation; women in digital history

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 27 05:26:36 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 524.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                              www.dhhumanist.org/
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>      (21)
        Subject: The Virtual Object and Haptic Interfaces, C4CC, London WC1X
                9NG, 28 November 2012, 2pm

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (22)
        Subject: Seminar: Innovation and the Humanities, UCD, 14 December

  [3]   From:    Laura Mandell <laura.mandell at gmail.com>                   (48)
        Subject: cfp: Women's History in the Digital World

  [4]   From:    Julianne Nyhan <j.nyhan at ucl.ac.uk>                        (31)
        Subject: Toma Tasovac presents Rethinking Text-Dictionary Interfaces:
                Deformative Lexical Annotations in Digital Editions


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        Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:29:20 +0000
        From: "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: The Virtual Object and Haptic Interfaces, C4CC, London WC1X 9NG, 28 November 2012, 2pm 


Dear All,

I thought some of you may find this free event of interest. Please note that booking is essential.

* * *
An Art, Science and Technology Seminar, co-organised by the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London and the Centre for Creative Collaborations, with the support of King's College London Public Engagement

THE VIRTUAL OBJECT AND HAPTIC INTERFACES

When: Wednesday, 28th November 2012, 2PM
Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration (C4CC), 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG http://www.creativecollaboration.org.uk/where.php

With me, Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Lecturer in Digital Art History, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London and Dr David Prytherch, a glass sculptor and Senior Research Fellow in Haptics and Computer Interfaces, User-lab, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University

How real is a virtual object? We will discuss recent developments in haptic computing and its potential for simulating touch experiences of virtual artefacts, particularly museum and heritage objects. The seminar is an opportunity to experience a haptic device first hand in order to enhance a critical understanding of human and machine haptics and the perceptual processes involved.

Please visit our ART & SCIENCE OF TOUCH blog at http://artandscienceoftouch.wordpress.com/ and feel free to contribute.

Followed by drinks.

Please book at http://virtualobject.eventbrite.co.uk<https://db3prd0311.outlook.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>

I gratefully acknowledge the support of King's College London Public Engagement.

Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1421

anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk
http://bentkowska.wordpress.com/



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        Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:17:47 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Seminar: Innovation and the Humanities, UCD, 14 December


Dear all,

Apologies for cross-posting

Please find attached information on the forthcoming seminar on Innovation and the Humanities, which will be held on 14 December 2012, at Nova UCD.

9.00 Registration

9.40 Opening Remarks, Professor Peter Clinch, Vice-President for Innovation, UCD

10.00 ‘Sustainable finance for (humanities) start-ups’, Stuart McLaughlin, CEO, Business to Arts

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 ‘UCD Innovation Supports’, Dr. Ciara Leonard, UCD Innovation

11.30 ‘Humanities and Industry: collaboration and transition’, Brian Donovan, Director, Eneclann Ltd.

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch

1.00 ‘Establishing trust: the road the incorporation and the National Folklore Collection’, Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald, Sruth/Irish Folklore Commission

1.15 ‘Monastic Ireland: new directions and developments’ (The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation, UCD), Dr. Niamh NicGhabhann

1.30 ‘Digital Humanities in Action: Learning About Learning with the Fota and Strokestown Learning Zones’, Dr. Danielle O’Donovan and Jennifer McCrea

2.00 ‘Heritage and Culture: An Engine for Tourism Growth in Ireland?’, Aidan Pender, Director of Strategic Development, Fáilte Ireland

2.30 Round-table discussion with Dr. Marisa Ronan, Dublintellectual, and Dr. Paul Rouse, School of History and Archives, UCD. Chair – Dr. Marc Caball, UCD

3.00 ‘The Challenges of Knowledge Transfer’, Dr. Marc Caball, UCD

3.30 Close

This seminar is presented by UCD School of History and Archives, the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute and Innovation UCD.

This is a free event, but registration is essential. Please use this link to the eventbrite system to register:http://innovationandthehumanities.eventbrite.ie/ or email niamh.nicghabhann at ucd.ie<mailto:niamh.nicghabhann at ucd.ie>

If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me,

With best wishes,

Niamh.



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        Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:52:56 -0600
        From: Laura Mandell <laura.mandell at gmail.com>
        Subject: cfp: Women's History in the Digital World


The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s
Education http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/  has
issued a Call for Papers: *Women’s History in the Digital World *will take
place at Bryn Mawr College in March of 2013, featuring keynote speaker
Professor Laura Mandell  http://idhmc.tamu.edu/the-director/ , Director of
the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, and Professor of
English at Texas A&M.

We seek *individual papers or panels* that use digital methods to address
topics in women’s history. Projects may address key issues, new work,
theoretical approaches and new challenges in the digital realm of
historical and cultural research on women.

The Women’s History in the Digital World conference will bring together
scholars working on women's history projects with a digital component,
exploring the complexities of creating, managing, researching and teaching
with digital resources. We will explore the exciting vistas of scholarship
in women's histories and welcome contributors from across the globe. Papers
may address key issues, new projects, theoretical approaches and new
challenges in the digital realm of historical and cultural research on
women. All thematic areas and time periods are included: this is a chance
to share knowledge, network and promote stimulating conversations on
women’s history in the context of digital humanities initiatives today. We
invite individual papers or panels on new projects, theoretical approaches,
teaching, research and new challenges in the digital realm of historical
and cultural research on women.

*Submission Format:*

   - Individual papers: please send an abstract (200 words or fewer), and a
   brief bio (100 words or fewer).
   - Panels: panels should consist of three presenters and will be
   scheduled to last 90 minutes to allow time for questions. Submit titles and
   abstracts (200 words or fewer) for three papers, planning 20 minutes for
   each. Please also include brief bios (100 words) of each presenter. You may
   nominate a chair for your panel or we will assign one for your session

There is less than a month left to submit!

Email all questions and submissions to
greenfieldhwe at brynmawr.edu<greenfieldhwe at brynmwar.edu>
by *December 14th 2012.*

*Check the website for further updates or follow us on Twitter
@GreenfieldHWE *

http://greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2012/11/16/reminder-call-for-papers-womens-history-in-the-digital-world/

-- 
Laura Mandell
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Professor, English
Texas A&M University
p: 979-845-8345
e: mandell at tamu.edu
@mandellc
http://idhmc.tamu.edu



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        Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:11:15 +0000
        From: Julianne Nyhan <j.nyhan at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Toma Tasovac presents Rethinking Text-Dictionary Interfaces: Deformative Lexical Annotations in Digital Editions


UCLDH is pleased to announce the following lecture by Toma Tasovac on 29th
November 2012  in Room G31 Foster Court,* *Gower St, WC1E 6BT London, United
Kingdom

*Title: *Rethinking Text-Dictionary Interfaces: Deformative Lexical
Annotations in Digital Editions

*Abstract*: Despite claims about the radical nature of electronic
textuality, on-screen texts in digital editions remain largely static. Most
annotated digital editions of literary works follow the typographic and
editorial conventions of the print medium: they reinforce a clear
separation of text and paratext while ignoring the potential of more
playful strategies, such as Jerome McGann’s deformative criticism. In this
talk I explore a new kind of text-dictionary interface that embeds and
animates lexical annotations directly inside the on-screen text. The result
is a dynamic, deformative interface that destabilizes the text’s
self-enclosed identity and becomes a platform for the user’s cognitive,
aesthetic and performative interaction with the digital object.

*About the speaker: *Toma Tasovac is the Director of the Center
for Digital Humanities (Belgrade, Serbia). Further information about his
work is available at  http://humanistika.org and http://transpoetika.org

The talk will be followed by a reception at 6:30pm, in the Foster Court,
Arts and Humanities Staff Common room, UCL.

Please register here in order to reserve a place:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4703134201

------------------------------

Dr Julianne Nyhan

Lecturer in Digital Information Studies
University College London
*
Office:* G42, Foster Court
*Email:* j.nyhan at ucl.ac.uk
*Web: *http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/julianne-nyhan/





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