[Humanist] 26.717 events: narrative; tools for text

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Sat Jan 26 11:08:28 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 717.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl>     (66)
        Subject: CFP: 18-19 April 2013 Workshop "Easy Tools for Difficult

  [2]   From:    Bernhard Fisseni <bernhard.fisseni at uni-due.de>            (82)
        Subject: CfP(2): Computational Models of Narrative 2013, Hamburg

        Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:12:28 +0100
        From: Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl>
        Subject: CFP: 18-19 April 2013 Workshop "Easy Tools for Difficult Texts?"

Call for papers, ISCH COST Action IS1005 Medieval Europe - Medieval
Cultures and Technological Resources, Working Group 2, Manuscripts and
textual tradition, to be hosted at Huygens ING, Den Haag, Netherlands, on
18-19 April 2013.

"Easy Tools for Difficult Texts?"

Medieval manuscripts and codices are notoriously difficult to convince to
become well behaved inhabitants of the digital scholarly ecosystem.
Meanwhile over the last decades many digital local computerized services,
web based tools, and stand alone applications have been developed to
create, publish, and analyze digital representations of manuscript and
printed text. Although such tools have been trying to accommodate for
medieval manuscripts –and sometimes were even solely developed for that
purpose– a true convenient and intuitive means of re-representing medieval
text in the digital medium seems elusive. The nature of medieval texts
–ambiguous, uncertain, instable, often of unknown origin and descent, of
puzzling function and context, damaged, fragmented, still unconventional in
their multiplicity of form, format, language, orthography, typography, and
script– poses an ultimate challenge to creators and users of digital tools
wishing to produce useful and reliable digital counterparts to these
medieval sources of knowledge and testimonies of intellectual creativity.

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and the COST
Action IS1005 "Medieval Europe" are organizing a two-day workshop that
seeks to gather a number of experts in methodologies and tool creation
around the complex issue of transferring medieval manuscripts to a digital
medium. The workshop, to be held at the Huygens Institute in The Hague on
18 and 19 April 2013, will create an overview of the state of the art of
tool development, and of the difficulties and extreme requirements medieval
manuscript poses to digital methods and techniques. The first day will
consist of introductions and demonstrations, as well as thorough
methodological reflection on a number of tools highly visible in the field
of digital textual scholarship. The second day will consist of theoretical
and methodological focused papers and the creation of an inventory of
common difficulties and unsupported features essential to digital philology
of medieval manuscripts.

We invite all interested experts to submit an abstract for a proposed paper
of no more than 500 words. We urge authors of proposals to include relevant
literature references (not counted as word count), to assist the audience
in its orientation in this more technical part of the field. Send your
abstract to congres at huygens.knaw.nl <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
'congres at huygens.knaw.nl');>, before 15 February 2013. Please mention “COST
Workshop” in the subject field.

Presenters will be reimbursed (according to the rules of the COST
organisation) for their travel and accommodation expenses. Since the budget
is restricted, however, we can only accommodate a limited number of people.
If you are under the happy circumstance that you would not have to rely on
funding by COST, please let us know, so that we can fit in more presenters.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published. For further information,
you can write to congres at huygens.knaw.nl <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
'congres at huygens.knaw.nl');>. Again, please mention “COST Workshop” in the
subject field.

Workshop Organizers:
Mariken Teeuwen (Huygens ING)
Joris van Zundert (Huygens ING)
Caroline Macé (Catholic University Leuven)

Drs. Joris J. van Zundert
*Researcher & Developer Digital and Computational Humanities
Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands
*Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

*Jack Sparrow: I thought you were supposed to keep to the code.
Mr. Gibbs: We figured they were more actual guidelines.

        Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:23:39 +0100
        From: Bernhard Fisseni <bernhard.fisseni at uni-due.de>
        Subject: CfP(2): Computational Models of Narrative 2013, Hamburg


   2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
                     4-6 August 2013
              Universitaet Hamburg, Germany

(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)


   Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
   Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Paper Submission: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmn2013

Important Dates:

     24 February 2013. Submission deadline.
     31 March 2013. Notification.
     30 April 2013. Final versions due.
     31 July - 3 August 2013. CogSci 2013 in Berlin.
     4-6 August 2013. Workshop in Hamburg.

Workshop Aims

Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. We use them to
communicate, convince, explain, and entertain. As far as we know, every
society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in
our psychology and serve an important cognitive function. It is becoming
increasingly clear that, to truly understand and explain human
intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why and
to what extent narrative is universal and explain (or explain away) the
function it serves. The aim of this workshop series is to address key
questions that advance our understanding of narrative and our ability to
model it computationally.

Special Focus: Cognitive Science

This workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing
fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. The workshop will
be held as a satellite event of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society (to be held in Berlin 31st July - 3rd August), and so
will have a special focus on the cognitive science of narrative. Papers
should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling
and scientific understanding of narrative; we especially welcome papers
relevant to the cognitive, linguistic, or philosophical aspects of
narrative. Cognitive psychological or neuroscientific experimental work
which may provide insights critical to computational modeling is
appropriate for this workshop, and is encouraged. Discussing
technological applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not
required. We accept both finished research and more tentative
exploratory work.

We invite and encourage submissions either as full papers or position
papers, through the workshop's EasyChair website


We also invite you to submit an abstract soon so that we can gauge the
number of submissions we can expect.

Accepted papers will be published in an electronic proceedings volume in
the series OASIcs (Open Access Series in Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl).
Full papers should contain original research and have to fit within 16
pages in the OASIcs style (plus two pages of references); position
papers can report on work-in-progress, research plans or projects and
have to fit within four pages in the OASIcs style (plus one page of

OASIcs webpage: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/oasics
OASICs style: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/oasics/oasics-authors.tgz

**The CMN workshop series is organizing a special issue on "Computational 
Models of Narrative", which will appear in the 2014 volume of the Journal 
of Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC, http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/).  
The deadline for final papers will be in late 2013. Authors of top workshop 
papers will be encouraged to expand their work and submit to the special 

Programme Committee: Rossana Damiano, Kerstin Dautenhahn, David K.
Elson, Mark Finlayson (co-chair), Pablo Gervas, Andrew S. Gordon,
Valerie G. Hardcastle, Patrik Haslum, Benedikt Loewe (co-chair), Jan
Christoph Meister, Peggy J. Miller, Erik T. Mueller, Livia Polanyi,
Marie-Laure Ryan, Timothy Tangherlini, Mariet Theune, Emmett Tomai,
Atif Waraich, Patrick Henry Winston, R. Michael Young.

Organizers: Mark A. Finlayson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
U.S.A.), Bernhard Fisseni (Universitaet Hamburg & Universitaet
Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Benedikt Loewe (Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
& Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Jan Christoph Meister
(Universitaet Hamburg, Germany).

Dr. Bernhard Fisseni
Uni Hamburg, Fachbereich Mathematik, Bereich Mathematische Logik
  und interdisziplinäre Anwendungen der Logik,
  Projekt 'What makes stories similar?'
  Bundesstr. 55, E19 -- 20146 Hamburg -- +49-40-42838-2094 / -5190 (Fax)
Uni Duisburg-Essen, Germanistik / Linguistik
mobil: +49-178-6518602

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