[Humanist] 26.700 events: literature & crowdsourcing; politics of play; books

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jan 19 10:31:45 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 700.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>                 (30)
        Subject: London Rare Books School -- Applications Open

  [2]   From:    Simon Mahony <s.mahony at UCL.AC.UK>                         (70)
        Subject: Seminar: world literature, intertextuality and crowdsourcing

  [3]   From:    millst at yorku.ca                                           (55)
        Subject: Call for Papers Politics of Play

        Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:41:18 +0000
        From: Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: London Rare Books School -- Applications Open

> From: Christopher A. Adams [mailto:returne at gmail.com]
> Sent: 17 January 2013 17:17
> Subject: [SHARP-L] London Rare Books School -- Applications Open

Applications are now invited for London Rare Books School (LRBS), taking place 24 - 28 June 2013 and 1 - 5 July 2013.

The application form is available from the Institute of English Studies website<http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-summer-schools/london-rare-books-school/application-bursaries>. Courses are £600, and a £100 deposit is requested upon application. A limited number of bursaries are available. Placements are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses may be taken for academic credit<http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-summer-schools/london-rare-books-school/fees-credit>.

The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute's Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more. All courses stress the materiality of the book, and each class is restricted to a maximum of twelve students.

Applications should be submitted to IESEvents at sas.ac.uk<mailto:IESEvents at sas.ac.uk>.

The course programme is below. For further details, see the LRBS website<http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/london-rare-books-school>.

WEEK ONE: 24 – 28 June, 2013

The Book in the Ancient World

Children’s Books, 1470 – 1980

An Introduction to Bibliography

Mapping Land and Sea before 1900

The Medieval Book

The Printed Book in Europe, 1450 – 2000

Type and its Uses, 1455 – 1830

WEEK TWO: 1 – 5 July, 2013

The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book, c600 – 1050

European Bookbinding, 1450 – 1820

The History and Practice of Hand Press Printing, 1450 – 1830

The History of Libraries from the Middle Ages to the Present

An Introduction to Illustration and its Technologies

Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting and the Market

Modern Literary Manuscripts


Christopher Adams
IES Administrative Assistant
christopher.adams at sas.ac.uk<mailto:christopher.adams at sas.ac.uk>
+44 (0) 20 7862 8675

        Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:34:33 +0000
        From: Simon Mahony <s.mahony at UCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: world literature, intertextuality and crowdsourcing

A Digital Classicist friend Annette Gessner from Gottingen is giving a 
presentation at King's College, London very soon and details follow:
(apologies if you already have this)

      The tool GERTRUDE - world literature, intertextuality and

        29 January 2013, 6.15pm Anatomy Museum Space, Strand Campus

*(Directions to the Anatomy Museum 
 http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/atm/location.aspx )*

*Annette Gessner,* *Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities*

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


All kinds of texts are linked by citations, paraphrases, allusions, 
winged words or other textual concordances (or "text re-use"). But to 
try and find out how many intertextual relations there are, you'd have 
to spend a lot of time and energy. In the Göttingen sub-project of 
eTRACES, a 3 years long project funded by the BMBF (Bundesministerium 
für Bildung und Forschung), we want to address this issue of the 
humanities by bringing it to the field of the digital humanities. In our 
project, computer-scientists and researchers from the humanities are 
working together as a team: Prof. Gerhard Lauer from German literature, 
the Classicist Annette Geßner and the computer scientist Christian 
Kötteritzsch are working closely together with the natural language 
processing department of the Leipzig university. Using modern 
text-mining approaches, the main goal is to create a tool to 
automatically find text re-use and develop a digital environment - 
especially suited for digital editions - to evaluate and annotate those 
automatically found and manually added textual relations. The name of 
this tool is "Göttingen E-Research Text Re-Use for Digital Editions" or 
in short as an acronym GERTRUDE. The text corpus we currently work with 
is from zeno.org, containing German literature from 1500 to 1900. 
Focusing on the so called world literature we try to find e.g. traces of 
the Luther-Bible or Goethe's Faust in literature. Furthermore we aim to 
research how a computer-based approach affects the humanist's work: How 
can it help us find and evaluate text re-use? How does it affect on the 
one hand the time that has to be spent and on the other and the accuracy 
of the automatically found results versus manually found results? And 
especially: How is a user affected by using a computer tool that 
generates results automatically? On the one hand it might be taking away 
an objective view, on the other perhaps it gives insights that are new 
and unexpected (Serendipity-effect). To explore these questions the 
GERTRUDE-tool is designed for crowdsourcing and will be brought to all 
kinds of users, starting with students who will first be asked to find 
manual re-use of for instance the bible and after that to use the tool. 
The work flow will in both approaches be monitored and compared as well 
as the results.


After studying Latin, history and Ancient Greek at the Universities of 
Dresden and Leipzig, Annette worked at the University of Leipzig in the 
eAQUA-Project from 2008 till 2011. She was working in subproject 4.2, 
which dealt with automatically detecting Platonic secondary tradition. 
The interest in textual re-use and it's detection remained in her focus, 
so currently she's working at the GCDH in the Göttingen subproject of 
the project eTRACES (2011-2014). Here we try to find re-use of important 
works of world literature (like the Bible) in the text corpus of zeno.org.

Simon Mahony
Teaching Fellow
Programme Director MA/MSc Digital Humanities[1]
UCL Centre for Digital Humanities[2]
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Tel: 020 7679 0092
Fax: 020 7383 0557

s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk

[1] www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/courses/mamsc
[2] www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/

        Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:21:14 -0500
        From: millst at yorku.ca
        Subject: Call for Papers Politics of Play

Call for Papers: Intersections/Cross-Sections Conference Politics of Play

REVISED Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013

Conference Date: March 23, 2013

 The Communication and Culture GSA has received several requests to extend the
deadline for submissions, with respect to Ontario scholarship deadlines. Please
note that the submission deadline has been extended to February 1st. The
conference date remains the same. Thank you and we look forward to a great

 The York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture is
excited to announce an open call to graduate students to submit research
presentations, workshops and artworks for Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013:
Politics of Play.

This one-day Symposium and Art Exhibition will focus around the critical
examination of the concept of play, approached from a variety of perspectives.
With an interdisciplinary lens focused on intersections between politics and
play cultures, the 2013 edition of Intersections will feature a relaxed,
playful and interactive atmosphere where graduate students can engage in
dialogue about their research, present workshops and exhibit artworks.

"Play is the primary formative element in human culture" - Johan Hunzinga.

Parallel to the rise of digital game culture, scholarly investigations of
politics, economics, artistic practice, pedagogy, and media representation have
drawn from the metaphor of play.  In order to facilitate interdisciplinary
investigation, the Communication and Culture Graduate Student Association would
like to invite graduate students to submit research presentations, workshops,
and artworks exploring the concept.  Possible topics include, but are not
limited to, politics, art & literature, technology, geography,  pedagogy,
activism, science & nature, digital media, entertainment, popular culture, game
studies, performance, history, linguistics, political economy, fan &
participatory cultures, architecture, sport &leisure, and more. In order to
foster lively dialogue, we invite proposals from any discipline.

Questions we will focus on include but are not limited to:

How do conceptions of play change, adapt and inform social, cultural and
political practice?

How does IP regulate, sanction, and create new forms of play?

How does play articulate itself through nationalism?

Does play facilitate change through resistance cultures?

How does  play facilitate different types of learning?

Our Symposium and Exhibition will take place on March 23rd, 2013 at Bento Miso,
a collaborative workspace in Toronto's Queen West district.

Submission Guidelines: Artworks spanning print, new media, video, audio, games,
and performance will be considered. We encourage interactive game-oriented

* Maximum Presentation Abstract Length -- 300 words.

* Maximum Length for Workshop Proposals – 500 Words.

* Artworks – 500 word description, plus links to video documentation and / or
maximum of 5 images.

   (all artwork submissions must include the artwork submission form found at

For more information and updates on the Symposium:

Please send submissions to: politicsofplay2013 at gmail.com

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