[Humanist] 26.668 events: scholarly editions; information; book history; markup

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jan 10 09:06:44 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 668.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Centre for e-Research <cerch at kcl.ac.uk>                   (28)
        Subject: CeRch research seminar on Tuesday 15th January, 6.15pm

  [2]   From:    "Dr. Katherine D. Harris" <katherine.harris at sjsu.edu>     (70)
        Subject: CFP: SHARP Digital Showcase

  [3]   From:    C.C.Bissell <c.c.bissell at open.ac.uk>                      (35)
        Subject: workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity

  [4]   From:    Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                   (37)
        Subject: Balisage 2013 Call for Participation

        Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:48:09 +0000
        From: Centre for e-Research <cerch at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CeRch research seminar on Tuesday 15th January, 6.15pm

Dear all,

This Tuesday 15th January sees the first of this term's seminars for the 
Centre for e-Research Seminar Series at King's College London:

*Unpacking the draft page: time, space and gamification of digital 
scholarly editions*
*Elena Pierazzo, King's College London*

15 January 2013, 6.15pm Anatomy Museum Space, Strand Campus
More details in the attached PDF and at:

The seminar will be followed by wine and nibbles.

Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is requested:

Hope to see you there. Details of the full programme for this term's 
seminar series will be announced soon; details of future seminars 
confirmed so far are at 

Anna Jordanous
PS Apologies for any cross-postings

Anna Jordanous,
Centre for e-Research,
Department of Digital Humanities,
King's College London,
26-29 Drury Lane,
London WC2B 5RL, UK

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        Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:15:20 -0800
        From: "Dr. Katherine D. Harris" <katherine.harris at sjsu.edu>
        Subject: CFP: SHARP Digital Showcase

Dear All,

Please consider submitting to the SHARP Digital Showcase CFP. The
organizers have created this special session to allow for more convergence
between Digital Humanities/Studies and history of the book.  Many of you
just presented some interesting book-history-skewed early projects at the
Modern Language Association. The organizers are looking for a wide range of
newly instantiated to fully-funded projects to demo.

Also, SHARP is a very cool conference -- lots of the "stuff" discussed at
every panel. Proposal due January 25. See below for details.

*NEW! Call for Proposals: Digital Project Showcase*    PDF Copy [image: PDF
file]  http://devsceti.library.upenn.edu/SHARP2013/SHARP13_DPS_CFP.pdf 

The Organizing Committee for the Philadelphia SHARP Conference 2013
announces a second Call for Proposals: for digital projects related to book
history and bibliography. These may include but are not limited to research
tools, apps and software, bibliographies or databases, corpora of media or
texts, digitization initiatives, remediations, and interactive interfaces.

We will exhibit up to 20 of these projects in a free-form session in which
participants will be able to share their digital and new media work with an
audience of nearly 300 conference delegates (faculty, librarians,
administrators, independent scholars, graduate students).

The Showcase will be held between 12 and 3pm on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
The conference runs from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21, 2013.

We welcome submissions on all aspects of SHARP's purview: authorship,
reading, and publishing. We particularly encourage proposals of new or
recent work, as well as proposals directly relevant to the conference
theme, "Geographies of the Book." (For more on the theme, please visit the
Theme http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/SHARP2013/SHARP2013_theme.html page
on this site.)

The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 25, 2013, at 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time (GMT +5h).

To submit, please email the SHARP 2013 Program Committee at
sharpupenn2013 at gmail.com with a brief introduction (up to 400 words) of
your project/tool/software. Questions that may be addressed include:

   - what were the origins of your project; what are its theoretical
   underpinnings and its goals?
   - what are the historical period and geography/ies covered?
   - what determined its design? what tools and software were used? if your
   project *is* a tool or software, how does it benefit book historians and/or
   - how did the digital or media component(s) of your project enable,
   strengthen, or transform the materials and methods under consideration?
   what new questions were raised?
   - how might this approach or tool be scaled up, appropriated, or reused
   in other contexts?

Please be sure to name all participants and institutions involved.

Participants will be expected to provide their own hardware for
demonstrations (PCs/Macs, tablets, drives, sound systems, etc.). The
conference's Local Arrangements Committee will provide logistical
assistance (tables, chairs, extension cords, Internet access) but cannot
offer tech support.

Those who have submitted papers to the main conference program may also
submit project proposals to the Digital Projects Showcase, but, with
consideration for program planning and maximal participation, will only be
selected for one or the other.

One participant for each proposal must be(come) a member of SHARP prior to
the conference.

Some financial assistance may be available; in the past we have been able
to fund between 10-15% of all travel grant requests. If you wish to apply
for a travel grant, please include a statement of up to 150 words
explaining how much funding you are requesting and why.

Please contact the SHARP Program Committee with any questions by email at
sharpupenn2013 at gmail.com or by phone at +1.347.6SHRP13 (+1.347.647.7713).

We look forward to your submissions and to showcasing our changing digital
landscape in Philadelphia next July.
Kathy Harris
Tenured Assistant Professor of English
San Jose State University

        Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:05:31 +0000
        From: C.C.Bissell <c.c.bissell at open.ac.uk>
        Subject: workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity

Keynote speakers &  extended deadline for 
DTMD 2013 An interdisciplinary workshop on Information: 
Space, Time, and Identity.

We are delighted to announce the confirmed keynote speakers for DTMD 2013:

Luciano Floridi: Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford

Holger Schnädelbach: Senior Research Fellow, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham

John Monk Emeritus Professor of Digital Systems at the Open University

Pedro C. Marijuán: Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (I+CS), Zaragoza, Spain

Carson Grubaugh: Information Artist

Liesbet van Zoonen: Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam

For more information see http://www.dtmd.org.uk/

We are also extending the deadline for the receipt of one-page abstracts to 1st February.

Original Call for Papers:

You are invited to The Difference that Makes a Difference 2013, An interdisciplinary workshop on Information: Space, Time, and Identity.

Location: The Open University and the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

Dates: 8-10 April 2013

Website: http://www.dtmd.org.uk

Information has been conceptualised in many different ways in different disciplines, and the DTMD series of workshops is a forum for sharing of those insights . We are keen to involve as many different people, from as many different disciplines, as possible in presenting and participating in the workshop. We invite a wide range of participants to give short (10 minute) presentations on their work as it relates to an understanding of information.

There will be six sessions:

Over days 1 and 2 the first four sessions consist of a keynote speaker followed by six or seven short presentations (which will have been selected by referees from submitted abstracts) then a panel discussion.

1.            Information and Space. The relationship between information and space, 'meaning' in our physical environment, and the information landscapes that go beyond physical space.

2.            Information and Time. Both the historic framework of the notion of information, and time as a 'dimension' in information – physics, entropy, information and ‘the arrow of time’.

3.            Information and Identity. Identity (race, gender, nationality, class and sexual orientation, for example) as information and, conversely, information as identity.

4.            What is information? Why are so many disciplines using informational concepts in their narratives? Is a Universal Theory of Information (UTI) possible?

Sessions 5 and 6 on day 3 draw together the insights from the first two days in two ways. First, through art, when the results of the work of the Workshop artist’s collaboration with delegates is presented and discussed. Second, a final keynote speech from Luciano Floridi, Professor of the Philosophy of Information will lead in to a panel discussion with the keynote speakers from the earlier sessions.

For more details see the workshop programme: http://www.dtmd.org.uk/programme and the Call for Papers: http://www.dtmd.org.uk/call-for-papers

Accepted abstracts will be published in a Workshop Digest which will be made available online prior to the event, and, following the workshop, delegates will be invited to submit papers for special issue of Kybernetes, based on papers presented at the workshop.

We hope to see you in Milton Keynes in April.

Best wishes,

Magnus Ramage and David Chapman on behalf of the Programme Committee: http://www.dtmd.org.uk/committee

        Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:01:18 -0500
        From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: Balisage 2013 Call for Participation

Balisage is where people interested in descriptive markup meet each year in August for informed technical discussion, occasionally impassioned debate, good coffee, and the incomparable ambience of one of North America's greatest cities, Montreal. We welcome anyone interested in discussing the use of descriptive markup to build strong, lasting information systems.  

Practitioner or theorist, tool-builder or tool-user, student or lecturer -- you are invited to submit a paper proposal for Balisage 2013. As always, papers at Balisage can address any aspect of the use of markup and markup languages to represent information and build information systems. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  * XML and related technologies
  * Non-XML markup languages
  * Big Data and XML 
  * Implementation experience with XML parsing, XSLT processors, XQuery processors, 
    XML databases, XProc integrations, or any markup-related technology
  * Semantics, overlap, and other complex fundamental issues for markup languages
  * Case studies of markup design and deployment
  * Quality of information in markup systems
  * JSON and XML
  * Efficiency of Markup Software
  * Markup systems in and for the mobile web
  * The future of XML and of descriptive markup in general
  * Interesting applications of markup

In addition, please consider becoming a Peer Reviewer. Reviewers play a critical role towards the success of Balisage. They review blind submissions -- on topics that interest them -- for technical merit, interest, and applicability.  Your comments and recommendations can assist the Conference Committee in creating the program for Balisage 2013!

  * Submit full papers in XML to <info at balisage.net>
  * See the Instructions for Authors (http://www.balisage.net/authorinstructions.html)
    and Tag Set and Submission Guidelines (http://www.balisage.net/tagset.html) for details.
  * Apply to the Peer Review panel (http://www.balisage.net/peer/ReviewAppForm.html)

  15 March 2013 -  Peer review applications due
  19 April 2013 -  Paper submissions due
  19 April 2013 -  Applications due for student support awards due
  21 May 2013   -  Speakers notified
  12 July 2013  -  Final papers due
  5 August 2013 -  Pre-conference Symposium on XForms
  6-9 August 2013 - Balisage: The Markup Conference

Help us make Balisage your favorite XML Conference. See you in Montreal!

-- The Balisage 2013 Conference Committee

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2013          mailto:info at balisage.net
August 6-9, 2013                               http://www.balisage.net
Preconference XForms Symposium                          August 5, 2013

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