[Humanist] 27.203 events: art history; epigraphy, archaeology, edition of Augustine; large corpora

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jul 10 22:15:01 CEST 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 203.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>                 (51)
        Subject: Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology  *and* Towards a digital
                edition of Augustine (2 seminars)

  [2]   From:    "Green, Harriett E" <green19 at illinois.edu>                (15)
        Subject: Hathi Trust Research Center focus groups at DH 2013 and JCDL
                2013

  [3]   From:    "Quinn, Kelly" <QuinnK at si.edu>                            (24)
        Subject: CFP: American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New
                Avenues of Exploration Nov 15-16 2013


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        Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:52:44 +0100
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology  *and* Towards a digital edition of Augustine (2 seminars)

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2013
Friday July 12 at 16:30 in room STB2, Stewart House, Senate House, Malet 
Street, London, WC1E 7HU

16:30
Eleni Bozia (University of Florida)
The Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology Project

This presentation will introduce the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology 
Project, a digital toolbox meant to assist individual epigraphists, 
archaeologists, institutions, and museums. Our project is an 
open-source, cross-platform web-application designed to facilitate the 
digital preservation, study, and electronic dissemination of ancient 
inscriptions and other archaeological artifacts. It allows epigraphists 
to digitize in 3D their squeezes using our novel cost-effective 
technique, which overcomes the limitations of the current methods. Also, 
it gives users the option to perform automatic morphological analysis 
and comparison between archaeological artifacts digitized in 3D, such as 
statues, coins, lamps, and vases.
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17:30
Greta Franzini (University College London)
A Catalogue of Digital Editions:
Towards a digital edition of Augustine’s De Civitate Dei

ALL WELCOME

The oldest surviving manuscript of St Augustine's De Civitate Dei dates 
back to the early fifth century, and most research on it predates the 
1950s. Its much debated provenance and authorship, due to being 
contemporary with Augustine himself, are as intriguing as its rare 
palaeographical features and marginalia. I am creating a detailed 
catalogue of extant digital editions to examine best practice in the 
field of digital editions. Lessons from this catalogue will be presented 
to help scholars better understand the field of electronic editing, and 
further to inform the production of my electronic edition of De Civitate 
Dei.
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The seminars will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk or Charlotte.Tupman at kcl.ac.uk, 
or see the seminar website at 
*http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2013.html*

-- 
Dr Gabriel BODARD
Researcher in Digital Epigraphy

Digital Humanities
King's College London
Boris Karloff Building
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

T: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
E: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk

http://www.digitalclassicist.org/
http://www.currentepigraphy.org/



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        Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:32:56 +0000
        From: "Green, Harriett E" <green19 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Hathi Trust Research Center focus groups at DH 2013 and JCDL 2013


Dear colleagues,

The HathiTrust Research Center will conduct hour-long focus groups at the upcoming DH 2013 and JCDL 2013 conferences.

If you do research with large-scale, digital text corpora, we invite you to participate.

Our goals are to:

*         Find out how researchers (like you!) collect things together for research purposes; and

*         Brainstorm researcher requirements (like yours!) for collecting HathiTrust items together for computational analysis.

If you will be attending the DH or JCDL conferences and you are interested in these topics, please email Harriett Green (green19 at illinois.edu<mailto:green19 at illinois.edu>) by *Monday, July 15, 2013* and indicate your preferred time for participation:

Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska

    July 16, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
    July 16, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana

   July 23, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    July 24, 7:30-9:00 a.m.

The HTRC enables computational access for nonprofit and educational users to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of millions of books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other mass-digitization efforts. We are interested in understanding how researchers build and use digitized book and serials collections in the course of their research.

Your participation will give you a chance to meet with others working in your field or related areas. We hope to use the results to help advance the research tools afforded by the HathiTrust Research Center.



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        Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:10:46 +0000
        From: "Quinn, Kelly" <QuinnK at si.edu>
        Subject: CFP: American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues of Exploration Nov 15-16 2013


Call for Papers
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues of Exploration
November 15-16, 2013, Washington, DC

The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues of Exploration, to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington, DC, on Friday, November 15, followed by a one-day workshop at the Archives of American Art on Saturday, November 16.  We seek proposals for Friday’s presentations and applications for participation in Saturday’s moderated workshop.

The purpose of the symposium is to convene scholars, archivists, librarians, graduate students, technical experts, and the public to consider American art history in a digital world. The symposium will examine ways to integrate digital tools and/or resources into the study of American art and to encourage collaboration.

Conference organizers seek original, innovative scholarship from a variety of disciplines, institutions, and research centers. The symposium will assess the potential values and limitations of technical tools in digital humanities including crowdsourcing, high-resolution imaging and dynamic image presentation, mapping, visual recognition software, network analysis, topic modeling, and data mining. Are there particular digital tools and methods that will transform research? What new knowledge can be gained? The symposium will also consider future directions in the fields of art history and digital humanities so that research centers and archives can prepare for emerging research trends and questions. Additionally, the symposium may consider the creative potential of online publishing for presenting peer-reviewed scholarship in American art.

Day One symposium will feature talks and panels by key thinkers and innovative practitioners who are currently using digital approaches to advance the study of American art.  Papers may address the following topics: research practices and trends, tools and methods, pedagogy, publishing, and outreach.

Proposals should include a 300-word abstract and a short CV and be sent via email to AAAsymposium at si.edu<mailto:AAAsymposium at si.edu> Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2013

Day Two workshop will be a moderated discussion on developing partnerships and projects in the field of American art. The success of new ventures in digital research depends on collaborations among archivists, scholars, teachers, students, and IT specialists. What can we learn from each other? Participants should apply via email at AAAsymposium at si.edu<mailto:AAAsymposium at si.edu> and submit a brief statement of interest about potential applications of digital research for American art history. Please include in your statement particular subject areas, methods, and/or projects that you would like to develop.  Organizers may screen applications for Day Two to ensure a wide representation of specialties, subject areas, and institutions.

Deadline for registration: September 30, 2013

Confirmed speakers will be required to submit a revised abstract by October 30, 2013. The symposium will be free and open to the public, webcast, and archived for later viewing. Schedule and materials will be posted to www.aaa.si.edu/symposium http://www.aaa.si.edu/symposium

Funds for travel and accommodations are available for accepted speakers.

This symposium is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

For more information about the symposium, please contact Kelly Quinn, Terra Foundation Project Manager for Online Scholarly and Educational Initiatives quinnk at si.edu<mailto:quinnk at si.edu>.
For more information about the Archives of American Art visit aaa.si.edu<http://www.aaa.si.edu>.

Kelly Quinn
Terra Foundation Project Manager for Online Scholarly and Educational Initiatives
Archives of American Art
Smithsonian Institution
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F. 202.633.7994

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