[Humanist] 27.186 events: Digital Humanities Australasia; HathiTrust UnCamp

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Thu Jul 4 22:14:22 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 186.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>            (22)
        Subject: Save the date! HTRC UnCamp, September 8-9, 2013

  [2]   From:    Craig Bellamy <txt at craigbellamy.net>                      (99)
        Subject: CFP: DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2014: Expanding Horizons

        Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:55:32 +0000
        From: "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Save the date! HTRC UnCamp, September 8-9, 2013
        In-Reply-To: <6FEEBCEA03E6E146A613342936F4403F79AD3A0C at CHIMBX1.ad.uillinois.edu>


HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
A 1.5 Day Event
September 8-9, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://illinois.edu/
I Hotel and Conference Center http://stayatthei.com/

Mark your calendars. HTRC is hosting its second annual HTRC UnCamp in September 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The UnCamp is different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools. Through the HTRC Data API, attendees will be able to browse and run applications (yours or ours) against the full 2.8M volumes of the public domain corpus of HathiTrust.

Who should attend? The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to the digital humanities tool developers, researchers and librarians of HathiTrust member institutions, and graduate students. Attendees will be asked for their input in planning sessions, so please plan to register early!

Travel funds and Registration. HTRC anticipates funding a small number of travel grants that can be used by an attendee to bring along a graduate student, or for a HathiTrust member librarian/technologist to bring along a researcher from their organization who is interested in engaging with our research center. The UnCamp will have a minimal registration fee so as to make the Uncamp as affordable as possible for you to attend.

Additional information about the UnCamp will be posted to http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2013 as it becomes available.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding the HTRC Uncamp please feel free to contact Megan Senseney, HTRC Project Coordinator, at mfsense2 at illinois.edu<mailto:mfsense2 at illinois.edu> or 217-244-5574.

We look forward to seeing you in Champaign!


Megan Finn Senseney
Project Coordinator, Research Services
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Email: mfsense2 at illinois.edu<mailto:mfsense2 at illinois.edu>

        Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:27:07 +1000
        From: Craig Bellamy <txt at craigbellamy.net>
        Subject: CFP: DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2014: Expanding Horizons
        In-Reply-To: <6FEEBCEA03E6E146A613342936F4403F79AD3A0C at CHIMBX1.ad.uillinois.edu>

Call for Papers, Posters and BoFs.


The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) is pleased to 
announce its second conference, to be held at The
University of Western Australia, 18-21 March, 2014.

The aim of DHA 2014 is to advance digital methods, tools and projects 
within humanities research and develop new critical perspectives. The 
conference will provide a supportive, interdisciplinary environment to 
explore and share new and advanced research within the digital humanities.

The conference is sponsored by iVEC at UWA, The University of Western 
Australia, Edith Cowan University, Perth Convention Bureau, and the 
Australian Literature Westerly Centre, UWA.


• CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://dha2014.org
• CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSES: 14 September 2013
• REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: http://payments.weboffice.uwa.edu.au/mech/DHA2014


The conference will feature long and short papers, panels, posters and 
workshops, and informal ‘birds of a feather’ discussions. We invite 
proposals on all aspects of digital humanities, and especially encourage 
papers showcasing new research and developments in the field and/or 
responding to the conference themes.

Proposals may focus on, but need not be limited to:


• Critical text editing and electronic editions
• Digitisation, text encoding and analysis
• Text mining in historical scholarship
• Book history, and digitising the book
• Computational stylistics and distant reading
• Digital curation and archives for cultural materials

2. NEW MEDIA and the DIGITAL such as;

• Computational approaches in new media and Internet studies
• The digital in culture, creativity, arts, music, performance


• Crowd-sourcing scholarship in the humanities
• Quantitative methods in humanities research
• Code studies, and code in the humanities
• Mapping and spatial visualisation
• Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in digital humanities research
• Gaming for learning, serious gaming, and game archiving
• Archaeology using digital methods including marine archaeology


• Modelling humanities data
• Linked Data and the humanities


• Measuring and valuing research in the digital humanities
• Institutionalisation, interdisciplinarity and collaboration
• Curriculum and pedagogy in the digital humanities
• Virtual research environments in humanities research


• Cross-cultural studies
• International comparisons


Abstracts of no more than 600 words, together with a biography of no 
more than 100 words, should be submitted to the Program Committee by 14 
September 2013. All proposals will be fully refereed.

Proposals should be submitted via the online form at 
Please indicate whether you are proposing a poster, a short paper (10 
mins + 5 mins questions), a long paper (25 mins + 5 mins questions), or 
birds of a feather session (60 mins). Proposals will be assessed in 
terms of alignment with the conference themes and the quality of 
research within these or related themes. Presenters will be notified of 
acceptance of their proposal on 14 October 2013.


1. Poster presentations
Poster presentations may include work-in-progress as well as 
demonstrations of computer technology, software and digital projects. A 
separate poster session will take place during one day of the 
conference, during which time presenters will need to be available to 
explain their work, share their ideas with other delegates, and answer 
questions. Presenters are encouraged to provide material and handouts 
with more detailed information and URLs. Poster guidelines are available 
on the conference website to help you prepare your poster.

2. Short papers
Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and 
are suitable for describing work-in-progress and reporting on shorter 
experiments and software and tools in early stages of development.

3. Long papers
Long papers are allocated 25 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and 
are intended for presenting substantial unpublished research and 
reporting on significant new digital resources or methodologies.

4. BoFs (Birds of a Feather sessions) are 60 minute sessions that should 
be used for guided discussions on one topic. BoFs are informal, open 
presentations for exploring key community issues and debates within the 
digital humanities.

Do you have an issue to discuss or are unsure how to progress a tiopic? 
For example:
• Digital humanities what are the risks and rewards? or
• Digital humanities and computer science as an interdisciplinary 
challenge – where to from here?

60 minutes will be provided for each session. Each speaker will have a 
short time to present their points for discussion and the audience 
should also have an opportunity to comment (recommend allocation of up 
to 40% of the total time available).

On behalf of the Program Committee

Professor Hugh Craig, The University of Newcastle
Dr Craig Bellamy, The University of Melbourne

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