[Humanist] 26.681 events: epigraphy; the arts; Darwin's correspondence; digital humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jan 15 08:43:31 CET 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 681.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Graham Diprose <grahamdiprose at GMAIL.COM>                  (36)
        Subject: Deadline 18th January: EVA London 2013 Last Call for
                Proposals

  [2]   From:    "Tupman, Charlotte" <charlotte.tupman at KCL.AC.UK>          (33)
        Subject: EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013

  [3]   From:    "Dixon, Simon N. (Dr.)" <snd6 at leicester.ac.uk>            (42)
        Subject: London Digital Humanities Group Meeting, 12 February: The
                Darwin Correspondence Project

  [4]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (35)
        Subject: London Seminar, 17 January


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        Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:06:20 +0000
        From: Graham Diprose <grahamdiprose at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Deadline 18th January: EVA London 2013 Last Call for Proposals


ELECTRONIC VISUALISATION AND THE ARTS LONDON 2013

Monday 29th July - Wednesday 31st July 2013
Venue: British Computer Society, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA

www.eva-london.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: 18th January 2013

*Visualising*
Ideas and concepts in culture, heritage the arts and sciences: digital
arts, sound, music, film and animation, 2D and 3D imaging, European
projects, archaeology, architecture, social media for museums, heritage and
fine art photography, medical visualisation and more

OFFERS OF PAPERS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS by 18th January 2013

A feature of EVA London 2013 is its varied session types. We invite
proposals of papers, demonstrations, short performances, workshops or panel
discussions. Demonstrations and performances will be an important part of
this year's conference.  We especially invite papers or presentations on
topical subjects, and the newest and cutting edge technologies and
applications.

EVA London 2013 will include a digital art exhibition.

Only a summary of the proposal, on up to one page, is required for
selection. This must be submitted electronically according to the
instructions on the EVA London website. Proposals may be on any aspect of
EVA London's focus on visualisation for arts and culture, heritage and
medical science, broadly interpreted. Papers are peer reviewed and may be
edited for publication as hard copy and online. Other presentations may be
published as summaries or as papers.

If your proposal is a case study, we will be looking for discussions of
wider principles or applications using the case study as an example. A few
bursaries for EVA London registration fees will again be available if you
don't have access to grants.

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As a guide for the subject areas EVA London 2013 welcomes, see
http://stuartdunn.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/wordle-keywords.jpg
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        Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:50:09 +0000
        From: "Tupman, Charlotte" <charlotte.tupman at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013


We invite applications for a 4-day training workshop on digital
text-markup for epigraphic and papyrological editing, to be held in the
Institute for Classical Studies, London. The workshop will be taught by
Gabriel Bodard (KCL), James Cowey (Heidelberg) and Charlotte Tupman
(KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will
have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML
(tei-c.org) for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient
documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects
including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, the US
Epigraphy Project, Vindolanda Tablets Online and Curse Tablets from
Roman Britain, Pandektis (inscriptions of Macedonia and Thrace), and the
Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce
participants to the basics of XML and markup and give hands-on
experience of tagging textual features and object description in EpiDoc
as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor (papyri.info/editor).

No technical skills are required to apply, but a working knowledge of
Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology and the Leiden Conventions will
be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from
graduate students to professors or professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email
gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:gabriel.bodard%40kcl.ac.uk> with a brief description of your reason for
interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday
March 1st, 2013.

--
Dr. Charlotte Tupman
Project Research Associate
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7145



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        Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:39:30 +0000
        From: "Dixon, Simon N. (Dr.)" <snd6 at leicester.ac.uk>
        Subject: London Digital Humanities Group Meeting, 12 February: The Darwin Correspondence Project


All are warmly invited to the below meeting.
London Digital Humanities Group Meeting

12 February 2013
5.15, Room S264, Senate House, Malet Street, London

'The Darwin Correspondence Project: an academic enterprise deeply embedded
in a Library setting' Dr Sophie Defrance (University of Cambridge)

The Darwin Correspondence Project is working in Cambridge University Library
to publish in hard copy the complete Correspondence of Charles Darwin. More
than 15,000 currently known letters written by or to Darwin will be
published, in full, by 2022.

Although the primary reason for the project and its main work has been to
transcribe and edit Darwin's correspondence for publication, the Project is
maintaining and constantly improving a website at the address
www.darwinproject.ac.uk. Its contents aim at making it possible to use the
material as the basis for education at all levels, and for informed research
by the general public.

An important part of the work of the Darwin Correspondence Project is, in
turn, to transform Darwin's letters into a coherent correspondence. This
includes: locating and evaluating missing letters, the creation and
maintenance of metadata at an item level, and the creation of new interfaces
for the retrieval of items in the correspondence. The online database of
letter summaries and transcriptions, and linked biographical information, is
a major primary resource provided by the site.

The seminar will present the Project structure, funding and subsequent
objectives and will evoke how the embedded work done by the project team
attract users to the library and insure a solid base of users for the
website.

All are welcome. To confirm your attendance, please complete the form at
goo.gl/7HBys

Dr Simon Dixon
Digital Humanities and Special Collections Manager
David Wilson Library
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester. LE1 7RH

T: +44(0)116 252 2056
E:  snd6 at le.ac.uk<mailto:snd6 at le.ac.uk>
W: http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/about/staff/academicliaison/simon-dixon

Winner of the 2012 THE Award for Outstanding Library Team

Elite Without Being Elitist

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        Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:44:40 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: London Seminar, 17 January


17 January 2013
(Thursday)

Venue: Room 234 (Senate House)
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Dr David Berry (University of Swansea): 'Critical Digital Humanities'

Digital Humanities have been criticised, perhaps unfairly, for being narrow
and lacking cultural critique, most notably by Geert Lovink and Alan Liu. In
this paper I want to look at the way in which digital humanities as a field
of research can address these critiques. This ranges from the particular
research agendas that have become prominent within digital humanities
itself, and which are strongly related to prior research interests drawn (or
not) from the humanities themselves, and to the new research agenda that is
driven primarily in relation to big data, gamification, MOOCs, and the
so-called “industrialised” digital humanities. Whilst digital humanities
have created critical versions of archives, tools, platforms, etc. and have
begun to explore approaches to the use of the computational, how should
digital humanities respond to the issues raised by the computational in
society, economics, politics, or culture. Does the call for "more hack, less
yack", calling for digital humanists to "do" rather than "talk", imply a
reluctance to engage critically, or can discussions informed by the hashtag
#transformDH, for example, help us to develop a more critical digital
humanities. In what ways can hacking and "building" be undertaken in a
critical vein and how can these "critical" practices inform theoretical
discussions of digital humanities?

Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS
Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
@ajprescott
www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh
digitalriffs.blogspot.com
+44 (0)20 7848 2651






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