[Humanist] 27.616 events: DHSI; Haifa THATcamp; evolutionary computing; DHBenelux; digital comics

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Fri Dec 13 06:13:29 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 616.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ernesto Priego <efpriego at gmail.com>                       (60)
        Subject: #loncon3 Digital Comics panel deadline approaching

  [2]   From:    Marijn Koolen <marijn.koolen at uva.nl>                      (41)
        Subject: DHBenelux 2014 Conference - save the date

  [3]   From:    Yael Netzer <yael.netzer at gmail.com>                        (9)
        Subject: Registration is open now -- Haifa THATcamp - Ben Yehuda

  [4]   From:    "Jordanous, Anna" <anna.jordanous at kcl.ac.uk>              (45)
        Subject: CfP: Special Session on "Evolutionary Computation for Music,
                Art, and Creativity"

  [5]   From:    "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>               (55)
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium 2014

        Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:30:52 +0000
        From: Ernesto Priego <efpriego at gmail.com>
        Subject: #loncon3 Digital Comics panel deadline approaching

Hello everyone,

Apologies for cross-posting.

Just a reminder the deadline for abstract submission is approaching. (31st
December 2013).

If anyone in the DH communities is interested but would need more time,
just drop me a line. We are flexible and know this is a very busy time.

Call for Papers

Diversity in Speculative Fiction: Digital Comics Panel

Loncon 3, 72nd World Science Fiction Convention  http://loncon3.org/

Thursday 14 to Monday 18 August 2014, London, UK


@academicloncon3 <https://twitter.com/AcademicLoncon3>

*T*he academic programme  http://loncon3.org/academic_faqs.php  at Loncon
3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention  http://loncon3.org/ , is
offering the opportunity for academics from across the globe to share their
ideas with their peers and other convention attendees.

To reflect the history and population of  the host city, London, United
Kingdom, the theme of the academic programme is “Diversity”.

This is a call for academic papers on digital comics. Proposals are
particularly welcome on the works (and adaptations of the work) of the Guests
of Honour  http://www.loncon3.org/goh.php , London as a location and
under-represented areas of research in digital comics, particularly those
fitting within the ‘speculative
fiction http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculative_fiction ‘

By digital comics we mean any comics (printed or not) making uses of
digital technologies, as well as media-specific comics made to be read on
digital devices (online comics, webcomics, motion comics, mobile comics).
Examples of these may include, but are not limited to:

   - Digital comics: media, medium, form, genre?
   - Digital comics and market diversity in the comics publishing industry
   - Digital archives of comics and questions of digitisation and
   - London, geolocation, psychogeography and mobile comics
   - Connections between computer technologies and speculative fiction in
   digital comics
   - Adaptation, translation and transmediality in digital comics
   - Representation of alternative bodies, gender and sexual orientations
   in digital comics
   - Digital comics by black and ‘minority ethnic’ authors and publishers
   - Representation of characters of different ethnic origin in digital
   - Social class and digital comics: issues of access, representation,
   - Approaches to non-English language digital comics

The deadline for submission is 31 December 2013.

Participants will be notified by 1 February 2014.

All presenters must have acquired convention membership by 1 May 2014.

All the info:

Please share with students, colleagues, etc.
All the best,

Dr Ernesto Priego
Lecturer in Library Science
Acting Course Director, MSc/MA Electronic Publishing
City University London
http://epriego.wordpress.com/  @ernestopriego<https://twitter.com/ernestopriego>
Editor-in-Chief, *The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship *
Subscribe to the Comics Grid Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/iOYAj

        Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:19:36 +0100
        From: Marijn Koolen <marijn.koolen at uva.nl>
        Subject: DHBenelux 2014 Conference - save the date
        In-Reply-To: <52A9BF6B.8090408 at uva.nl>

Save the Date: DHBenelux Conference, 12 & 13 June 2014

Website: http://dhbenelux.org/dhbenelux-2014-conference/

The DHBenelux conference is a yearly event to promote Digital Humanities
research in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The conference
serves as a platform for the growing community of DH researchers to
meet,  present and discuss their latest results and demonstrate tools
and projects. DHBenelux 2014 is Hosted by Huygens ING and the Dutch
National Library, 12-13 June 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The conference programme will consist of:
- Oral presentations
- Poster and demo market
- Discussion Panel on Digital Humanities

We hope to announce the keynote speaker very shortly.

We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities,
especially on interdisciplinary work and new developments in Digital
Humanities. We particularly encourage PhD students and junior
researchers to submit abstracts. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of
500 words.

Important dates:
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 March 2014.
Notification of acceptance is send on 15 March 2014.
The deadline for revised abstracts is on 1 April 2014.

Location and Venue:

The first DHBenelux conference will be held on 12-13 June, 2014 at the
Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and the National
Library of the Netherlands, located in the Hague, the Netherlands.

More details about location, registration and submission will be send in

On behalf of the program committee


Marijn Koolen

Assistant professor of Digital Humanities
University of Amsterdam
Institute for Logic, Language & Computation
Science Park 107
Room F2.44
1098 XG Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: 020 525 7256

E-mail: marijn.koolen at uva.nl
Web: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~mhakoole

        Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:43:07 +0000
        From: Yael Netzer <yael.netzer at gmail.com>
        Subject: Registration is open now -- Haifa THATcamp - Ben Yehuda Hackathon
        In-Reply-To: <52A9BF6B.8090408 at uva.nl>

THATCamp, Haifa University, February 2014

The Haifa THATcamp will take place at the Haifa University on February 17-18 and will bring together students, scholars and professionals from the humanities, computer science, software development and natural language processing to work together on the textual corpus of the Ben-Yehuda<http://benyehuda.org/e_faq.html> Project, an open access collection of Hebrew prose, poetry and non-fiction literature.  The event is meant to be a step towards the advancement of digital humanities in Israel while promoting and enriching this important cultural resource and availing to the community of scholars and the reading public alike.

בתאריכים 17-18 בפברואר יתכנסו באוניברסיטת חיפה חוקרי מדעי הרוח – ספרות, מקרא, תלמוד והיסטוריה – עם אנשי מדעי המחשב, ניהול מידע ובלשנות חישובית, ועם מפתחי תוכנה מן האקדמיה ומחוצה לה, לעבודה משותפת על הקורפוס הטקסטואלי של פרויקט בן-יהודה (benyehuda.org/ http://benyehuda.org/ ). פרויקט בן-יהודה הוא מפעל התנדבותי המעלה לרשת מזה 14 שנה ספרות עברית, שירה, מסות ומאמרים, בפורמט HTML, זמין ופתוח לציבור הרחב. עם השנים הפך למאגר הטקסטים המרכזי של הספרות העברית החדשה.

בשנים האחרונות התפתחו כלים ושיטות לעבודה עם טקסט דיגיטלי, הפותחים אפשרויות וגישות חדשות למחקר במדעי הרוח. מטרתו של 'הקאתון בן-יהודה' לפרוץ דרך לתחום מדעי הרוח הדיגיטליים בארץ ובתוך כך לקדם את הנכס התרבותי של מאגר הטקסטים ואת השימוש בו בקרב קהילת החוקרים והציבור הרחב כאחד. ברוח מדעי הרוח הדיגיטליים הארוע ייערך כ'הקאתון'/ THATcamp (על הפורמט של THATcamps אפשר לקרוא כאן: thatcamp.org/about<http://thatcamp.org/about>/ ). משמע, המשתתפים עצמם יעלו יוזמות ורעיונות לפרויקטים, במושב שיוקדש לכך בסוף היום הראשון, ויתחלקו לצוותי עבודה.

מהרו להרשם, מספר המקומות מוגבל

  Join  Israeli Digital Humanities הצטרפו לאגודה הישראלית למדעי הרוח דיגיטליים http://www.thedigin.org/digital-humanities-israel/

קבלו הודעות על אירועים http://www.meetup.com/Digital-Humanities-Israel/


        Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:34:12 +0000
        From: "Jordanous, Anna" <anna.jordanous at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP: Special Session on "Evolutionary Computation for Music, Art, and Creativity"
        In-Reply-To: <52A9BF6B.8090408 at uva.nl>

Call for Papers:

Special Session on "Evolutionary Computation for Music, Art, and Creativity"

2014 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2014)
6-11 July 2014, Beijing, China

Evolutionary computation (EC) techniques, including genetic algorithm, evolution strategies, genetic programming, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, differential evolution, and memetic algorithms, have shown to be effective for search and optimization problems. Recently, EC gained several promising results and becomes an important tool in computational creativity, such as in music, visual art, literature, architecture, and industrial design.

The aim of this special session is to reflect the most recent advances of EC for Music, Art, and Creativity, with the goal to enhance autonomous creative systems as well as human creativity. This session will allow researchers to share experiences and present their new ways for taking advantage of EC techniques in computational creativity.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, EC technologies in the following aspects:

- Generation of music, visual art, literature, architecture, and industrial design
- Algorithmic design in creative intelligence
- Optimization in creativity
- Development of hardware and software for creative systems
- Evaluation methodologies
- Assistance of human creativity
- Computational aesthetics
- Emotion response
- Human-machine creativity

Paper submission:                 20 Dec, 2013
Acceptance notification:     15 Mar, 2014
Final paper submission:     15 Apr, 2014
Early Registration:              15 Apr, 2014

1. Information on the format and templates for papers can be found at http://www.ieee-wcci2014.org/Paper%20Submission.htm
2. Papers should be submitted via the IEEE CEC 2014 paper submission site http://ieee-cis.org/conferences/cec2014/upload.php
3. Select [SS3.EC03: Evolutionary Computation for Music, Art, and Creativity] in the Main Research topic dropdown list
4. Fill out the input fields, upload the PDF file of your paper and finalize your submission by the deadline of December 20, 2013

Chuan-Kang Ting
National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

Francisco Fernández de Vega
University of Extremadua, Spain.

Palle Dahlstedt
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr Anna Jordanous
Research Associate
Centre for e-Research
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

t: +44 (0)20 7848 1988
e: annajordanous at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:annajordanous at kcl.ac.uk>
w: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/people/jordanous/<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/people/jordanous/index.aspx>

        Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:26:54 +0000
        From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium 2014
        In-Reply-To: <52A9BF6B.8090408 at uva.nl>

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Colloquium
for the Digital Humanities, to be held in June 2014 at the University of

Open to all DHSI attendees, the colloquium starts on the second day of the
institute and takes place during sessions that begin each day.
Presentations will be informal and will take the form of brief, high-impact
demonstrations and presentations (5 minutes). This change in format
reflects and facilitates the diverse, dynamic, and exciting research that
continues to spur the growth of the DHSI community. The colloquium welcomes
presentations by individuals and 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. 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.
Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike
(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; alt-academics; academic professionals; and
those in technical programs).

Submissions are welcome as either short 5-minute dynamic
papers/presentations, or as 5-minute project demonstrations.

Please submit abstracts via
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsi2014. Deadline for
submissions is January 15, 2014. Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with
authors being notified by late February 2014. For more information, contact
James O’Sullivan (josullivan.c at gmail.com) and/or Mary Galvin (
galvin.mg at gmail.com).

*ABOUT 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 http://dhsi.org/www.dhsi.org .

*REGISTRATION*: In recent years, courses have filled up quickly. We
encourage applicants interested in attending the DHSI to register as soon
as possible. A number of sponsored tuition scholarships are also available.
Registrations and applications for tuition scholarships are currently being

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