[Humanist] 26.661 events: sound; TEI; arts funding

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jan 8 08:08:37 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 661.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (23)
        Subject: Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Collaborative Workshop

  [2]   From:    Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>                 (22)
        Subject: call for participation: Taking TEI Further workshops in 2013

  [3]   From:    Tanya Clement <tclement at ischool.utexas.edu>               (55)
        Subject: HiPSTAS CFP deadline extended to February 1

        Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:09:56 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Collaborative Workshop

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a £7 million fund to support
collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology
providers, and researchers. Full details can be found on

We are looking for projects that use digital technology to enhance audience
reach and/or develop new business models for the arts sector. With a
dedicated researcher or research team as part of the three-way
collaboration, learning from the project can be captured and disseminated to
the wider arts sector.

We are hosting a collaborative workshop to help organisations develop their
projects further and for researchers to network and meet potential project
partners. The workshop will be held on the 30th January 2013 at Nesta, 1
Plough Place, London. Please email digital-rnd at nesta.org.uk if you are
interested in attending this collaborative workshop.

Please note: the workshops are not mandatory and you can still submit an
application to the Fund without attending one.  Please refer to the
necessary eligibility criteria  for applicants and partners for the Fund.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Many thanks,

Heather Williams

Knowledge Exchange Relationship Manager

Tel: 01793 41 6041Email: h.williams at ahrc.ac.uk<mailto:h.williams at ahrc.ac.uk>

Arts and Humanities Research Council | Polaris House | North Star Avenue | Swindon | SN2 1UJ

        Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:33:22 -0500
        From: Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: call for participation: Taking TEI Further workshops in 2013

The Brown University Women Writers Project is now accepting applications for our next round of three advanced NEH-funded institutes on "Taking TEI Further":

Taking TEI Further: TEI Customization
Brown University, May 8-10, 2013
Guest instructor: Trevor Muñoz, University of Maryland
Application deadline: February 15, 2013

Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI
Brown University, August 21-23, 2013
Guest instructor: Jacqueline Wernimont, Scripps College
Application deadline: June 1, 2013

Taking TEI Further: Publishing and Transforming TEI Data
Brown University, December 11-13, 2013
Guest instructor: David Birnbaum, University of Pittsburgh
Application deadline: September 1, 2013

**Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant, up to $1000 for graduate student participants.**

These seminars assume a basic familiarity with TEI, and provide an opportunity to explore specific topics in more detail, in a collaborative workshop setting.

These seminars are part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by the Brown University Women Writers Project. They are aimed at people who are already involved in a text encoding project or are in the process of planning one, and are intended to provide a more in-depth look at specific challenges in using TEI data effectively. Each event will include a mix of presentations, discussion, case studies using participants' projects, hands-on practice, and individual consultation. The seminars will be strongly project-based: participants will share information about their projects with the group, discuss specific challenges and solutions, develop encoding specifications and documentation, and create sample materials (such as syllabi, docmentation, etc., as appropriate to the event). A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior experience with text encoding will be assumed.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University

        Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:43:22 -0500
        From: Tanya Clement <tclement at ischool.utexas.edu>
        Subject: HiPSTAS CFP deadline extended to February 1

High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship

Deadline: EXTENDED to February 1, 2013

The HiPSTAS project invites applications for its 2013 NEH-funded Institute
for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. At the first four-day meeting
(“A-Side”), held at the iSchool at UT May 29 – June 1, 2013,
participants will be introduced to essential issues that archivists,
librarians, humanities scholars, and computer scientists and technologists
face in understanding the nature of digital sound scholarship and the
possibilities of building an infrastructure for enabling such scholarship.
At this first meeting, participants will be introduced to advanced
computational analytics such as clustering, classification, and
visualizations. We encourage a diverse range of librarians, archivists,
scholars (including graduate students), and cultural heritage professionals
from all types of institutions, disciplinary backgrounds, and expertise, who
are interested in working with sound collections and technologies to apply.
Members of the American Indian community, in particular, are strongly urged
to apply.

About the project:

Librarians and archivists need to know what scholars and students want to do
with sound artifacts in order to make these collections more accessible; as
well, scholars and students need to know what kinds of analysis are possible
in an age of large, freely available collections and advanced computational
analysis and visualization. To this end, the School of Information at the
University of Texas at Austin and the Illinois Informatics Institute at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received an NEH Institutes
in Advanced Technologies in the Digital Humanities grant to host two rounds
of an NEH Institute on High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and
Scholarship (HiPSTAS). Humanists interested in sound scholarship, stewards
of sound collections, and computer scientists and technologists versed in
computational analytics and visualizations of sound will develop more
productive tools for advancing scholarship in spoken text audio if they
learn together about current practices, if together they create new
scholarship, and if they consider the needs, resources, and possibilities of
developing a digital infrastructure for the study of sound together.

HiPSTAS participants will include 20 humanities junior and senior faculty
and advanced graduate students as well as librarians and archivists from
across the U.S. interested in developing and using new technologies to
access and analyze spoken word recordings within audio collections. The
collections we will make available for participants include poetry from
PennSound at the University of Pennsylvania, folklore from the Dolph Briscoe
Center for American History at UT Austin, speeches from the Lyndon B.
Johnson Library and Presidential Museum in Austin, and storytelling from the
Native American Projects (NAP) at the American Philosophical Society in
Philadelphia. Sound archivists from UT at Austin, computer scientists and
technology developers from I3 at Illinois, and representatives from each of
the participating collections will come together for the HiPSTAS Institute
to discuss the collections, the work that researchers already do with audio
cultural artifacts, and the work HiPSTAS participants can do with advanced
computational analysis of sounds.

For more about the project: http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/hipstas/

Tanya ClementAssistant Professor, School of Information
University of Texas, Austin
tclement at ischool.utexas.edu

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