[Humanist] 26.429 events: DHSI Colloquium; medieval space; language tech
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Sat Oct 27 10:42:50 CEST 2012
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 429.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> (60)
Subject: DHSI 2013 colloquium CFP
 From: Chris Sparks <c.sparks at qmul.ac.uk> (26)
Subject: Digital Humanities Meeting: Mining Spatial Descriptions in
 From: "Lauersdorf, Mark R" <lauersdorf at uky.edu> (52)
Subject: Second Call: Language Technology at KFLC 2013
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:53:28 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: DHSI 2013 colloquium CFP
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2012 DHSI Colloquium June 6-10, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI
colloquium for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2013 at the
University of Victoria.
Open to all DHSI attendees, the colloquium starts on the second day of
the institute and takes place during sessions that begin and end each
day. Presentations will be informal and may take the form of brief,
high-impact demonstrations and presentations (5-10 minutes), as well as
more traditional short conference papers (15 minutes). The colloquium
welcomes presentations by individuals or teams of two or more presenters.
We invite proposals of 200-300 words for these presentations. Successful
proposals will focus on specific applications, aspects and/or cases of
digital humanities research, as opposed to general issues pertaining to
the digital humanities; topics may include, but are not limited to, the
scholar’s role in personal and institutional research projects, tool
application and development, perspectives on digital humanities
implications for the individual’s own research and pedagogy, etc.
Potential presenters should be new or emerging scholars (including, but
not limited to, graduate students; early career scholars and humanities
scholars who are new to the digital humanities; librarians, and those in
cultural heritage; altacademics; academic professionals; and those in
Please submit abstracts via
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsi2013. Deadline for
submissions is January 15, 2013. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and
all who have submitted an abstract will be notified by late February
2013. For more information, contact Diane Jakacki
diane.jakacki at lmc.gatech.edu, or dhsi2013 at easychair.org.
ABOUT THE DHSI:
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria
provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new
computing technologies, and how they are influencing the work of those
in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The Institute takes
place across a week of intensive coursework, seminar participation, and
lectures. It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students from
different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives
communities. During the DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop
expertise in applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research,
dissemination, and preservation. For more information see www.dhsi.org.
In recent years, courses have filled up quickly. We encourage applicants
interested in attending the DHSI to register early. A number of
sponsored tuition scholarships are also available. Registrations and
applications for tuition scholarship applications will be accepted
beginning in October
Diane K. Jakacki, Ph.D.
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Literature, Media and Culture
diane.jakacki at lmc.gatech.edu <mailto:diane.jakacki at lmc.gatech.edu>
"Study as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow."
St. Edmund of Abingdon
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 08:24:59 +0100
From: Chris Sparks <c.sparks at qmul.ac.uk>
Subject: Digital Humanities Meeting: Mining Spatial Descriptions in Medieval Charters
You are warmly invited to the next London Digital Humanities Group meeting:
*11th December, 2012*
*5.15pm, Jessel Room, Senate House**, London*
*ChartEx: mining spatial descriptions in medieval charters.*
The ChartEx consortium is an innovative partnership between historians,
archivists, and experts in computer science and artificial intelligence
from Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. It is funded by the
Digging into Data Challenge http://diggingintodata.org/ , 2012-13.
The ChartEx Project is developing new ways of exploring the full text
content of digital historical records. In particular it is exploring the
descriptions of parcels of property found in medieval charters and their
associations with three key entities (people, places and events).
The new ChartEx tools will use a combination of Natural Language
Processing (NLP) and Data Mining to extract information about places,
people and events from the charters automatically and find new
relationships between them.
The project will then build an interactive "virtual workbench" that will
allow historians, archivists and others interested in charters to
explore the information extracted and add further information and comments.
The seminar will present progress to date and invite further discussion.
Participants in the Seminar will include historian Sarah Rees Jones
(York), computational linguist Roger Evans (Brighton), and Helen Petrie,
Professor of Human Computer Interaction (York).
All are welcome. To confirm your attendance, please complete the form
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:14:33 +0000
From: "Lauersdorf, Mark R" <lauersdorf at uky.edu>
Subject: Second Call: Language Technology at KFLC 2013
This is the *Second Call* for submission of abstracts to the Language Technology sessions at KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference.
Many thanks to those who have already responded and who have shared this information with their colleagues and constituents.
Please note (and relay to your colleagues) that the deadline for submission of abstracts is fast approaching: **15 November 2012**
For your convenience, I have included below my original message with the full Call for Abstracts.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you and your colleagues.
----- original message and Call for Abstracts -----
I would like to invite you to submit an abstract for participation in the 8th annual Language Technology sessions at KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference.
The KFLC is an international, multidisciplinary academic conference with a 66-year history of bringing together top researchers in language, literature, culture, and linguistics in the fields of Arabic, East Asian, French and Francophone, German-Austrian-Swiss, Hispanic, Luso-Afro-Brazilian, and Neo-Latin Studies, as well as Language Technology, Translation and Cultural Studies, and Second Language Acquisition. The KFLC offers broad exposure for your work, gathering over 750 scholars in these disciplines from around the world.
The Language Technology division ("LangTech at the KFLC") was inaugurated at KFLC 2006. In bringing a technology track to a high-level international academic conference with a strong literary-cultural tradition and orientation, we provide a forum for both academics and technologists to engage in a discussion of technological innovation in the teaching and research of world literatures and cultures (in addition to the more customary discussions of technology in language instruction). Indeed, "LangTech at the KFLC" seeks to encourage cross-pollination of ideas across languages and literary-cultural interests, encouraging participants from all KFLC literature, culture, and linguistics divisions to join in discussions on integrating technology into their teaching and research programs.
I have included below the official Call for Papers for this year's LangTech at the KFLC 2013. I hope that you will consider bringing your work in Language Technology to Lexington to showcase for us, and that you will share this call broadly with your colleagues.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you here in the spring.
----- CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - LANGTECH AT THE KFLC - 18-20 April 2013 -----
LangTech at the KFLC is 8 years old this year!
At the intersection between technology and literary, cultural, language, and linguistic teaching and research, we welcome submissions on any aspect of:
*** Technology for Literature & Culture, Language & Linguistics ***
This includes, but is certainly not limited to:
- integrating technology into literature, culture, and linguistics curricula and classrooms.
- faculty research in literature, culture, and linguistics employing technology ("digital humanities").
- technology for student projects and research in literature, culture, and linguistics.
Abstracts are, of course, also welcome in all other areas and aspects of technology and language, such as:
- using tech tools and techniques for language instruction in all skills and on all levels.
- mentoring language educators in optimal use of technology in their teaching and research.
- employing technology-based research publication in language scholarship.
- managing language technology in an academic setting.
The KFLC is an international academic conference that brings together top researchers in language, literature, culture, and linguistics in the fields of Arabic, East Asian, French and Francophone, German-Austrian-Swiss, Hispanic, Luso-Afro-Brazilian, and Neo-Latin Studies, as well as Translation and Cultural Studies, and Second Language Acquisition. We would like to see this broad range represented in the Language Technology sessions, to encourage cross-pollination of ideas across the languages and disciplines and to encourage participants from the literature, culture, and linguistics sessions to join us in our discussions on integrating technology into teaching and research.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length and should be submitted directly online at:
** http://kflc.as.uky.edu/ **
In view of the multi-language audience that we hope to attract to all Language Technology sessions, the recommended language of presentation is English. Presentation sessions are 30 minutes in length (including a 5-10 minute question and answer period).
** Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 November 2012. **
All proposed abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the KFLC program. Acceptance of a paper implies a commitment on the part of the participant(s) to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by 15 February 2013 to be included in the program. The conference will take place 18-20 April 2013 on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
For more information on conference logistics, please visit: http://web.as.uky.edu/kflc/. For specific information on the Language Technology sessions, contact the division director at the coordinates listed below.
If you’ve been with us before, come join us again for Year 8! If you’ve never been, make this the year to come to beautiful springtime Kentucky for "LangTech at the KFLC"!
Dr. Mark Richard Lauersdorf.
KFLC -- Language Technology division director.
Associate Professor of Languages and Linguistics.
Director, Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities.
1055 Patterson Office Tower.
University of Kentucky .
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027, USA.
phone: ++ 859.257.7101.
fax: ++ 859.257.3743.
e-mail: lauersdorf at uky.edu
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