[Humanist] 27.221 events: public history; polytonic Greek

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Jul 19 14:11:50 CEST 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 221.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
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  [1]   From:    "Noiret, Serge" <Serge.Noiret at EUI.eu>                     (47)
        Subject: CFP: International Federation for Public History Conference:
                Public History in a Digital World: The Revolution
                Reconsidered, Amsterdam, Thursday 23 October 2014 - Sat 25
                October 2014

  [2]   From:    Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>                       (33)
        Subject: Digital Classicist seminar: An Integrated System For
                Generating And Correcting Polytonic Greek OCR


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        Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:19:09 +0000
        From: "Noiret, Serge" <Serge.Noiret at EUI.eu>
        Subject: CFP: International Federation for Public History Conference: Public History in a Digital World: The Revolution Reconsidered, Amsterdam, Thursday 23 October 2014 - Sat 25 October 2014


International Federation for Public History Conference:

Public History in a Digital World: The Revolution Reconsidered, Amsterdam, Thursday 23 October 2014 - Sat 25 October 2014

FIRST CALL for PROPOSALS

Historical sources and narratives about the past infiltrate every corner of the web, from home-made digital media to online exhibitions, across social networks and in virtual museums. Digital tools have become essential for publics who preserve, present, discuss, and dispute history, and they will play a major role in the commemoration of the anniversary of WWI beginning in 2014. The possibilities of the digital world seem almost unlimited: never before have massive collections of a wide variety of historical materials been so accessible for  large audiences across national and cultural borders. What's more, new genres such as blogs and  virtual discussion boards have expanded the public possibilities of history online - for co-creating historical narratives as well as for communicating about the past with various audiences.

Given all this, the digital turn should be especially significant for public historians, but have expectations been matched by activities? After two decades of digital revolution it is time to critically consider what digital media brings to Public History, and where Public History is headed in a digital world. This international conference, organized by the International Federation for Public History, will bring together experts, novices, and experimenters from all over the world to share insights, questions, and practices concerning the impact of the digital world on the theory and practice of Public History. Issues to consider include:

·         How revolutionary is the digital turn for the research and practice of Public History?

·         How are digital innovations changing Public History practices?

·         Are public historians critical enough towards the shortcomings of digital practices?

·         What "cool stuff" from the digital toolbox adds value to PH projects, teaching activities, etc?

·         Which digital strategies do not live up to the hype, and why?

·         Which audiences are public historians reaching and excluding with digital practices?

·         How are audiences involved and engaged through digital practices?

·         How are historical narratives changing under the influence of digital media and the internet?

·         How can digital Public History generate or inspire new ways of interacting with the public?

·         How does digital Public History relate to older forms and traditions of Public History?

·         What can we learn from a critical analysis of Digital Public History?
Possible ideas for sessions include:

·         Audiences and involvement: Who are public historians reaching, and excluding, with digital public history?

·         Authorship and authority: Who is representing history on the web?

·         Narratives and storytelling: Which pasts are(n't) public historians telling on the web?

·         Integration: How do digital and analogue Public History relate?
·         Practices: How is the past presented in the digital realm?

·         Didactics: How do we teach digital Public History?

·         Analogue Public History: What is done best without the digital?

·         Communication: How can digital history 2.0 and Social Media foster the diffusion of Public history ?

We welcome submissions from all areas, including public historians working in museums, archives, education, heritage management, consulting and public service, as well as newcomers to the field of Public History. Apart from individual papers and proposals for panel sessions, we encourage workshop proposals as well as poster or media presentations. The emphasis should be on critical analysis, not show and tell - submissions that investigate both the limits of public history in a digital world, as well as its opportunities, are especially welcomed.
250 word proposals are due by: January 31 2014 to ifphamsterdam2014 at gmail.com<mailto:ifphamsterdam2014 at gmail.com>

Local Committee :
Dr. Paul Knevel, Assistant Professor of History & Coordinator, MA in Public History, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Manon Parry, Assistant Professor of Public History, University of Amsterdam
Prof. dr. Kees Ribbens, Senior Researcher, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr. Serge Noiret, President, International Federation for Public History

Program Committee:
Dr. Fien Danniau/Dr. Bruno de Wever,  Instituut voor Publieksgeschiedenis, University of Ghent, Belgium

Dr. Jean-Pierre Morin, International Federation for Public History, Canada

Dr. Manon Parry, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Hinke Piersma, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Netherlands

Dr. Constance B. Schulz, University of South Carolina, USA
Dr. Christine Gundermann/Dr. Irmgard Zündorf, Freie Universität, Germany

Manon Parry, PhD
Assistant Professor of Public History

University of Amsterdam
Department of History
Spuistraat 134 | kamer 5.30
1012 VB Amsterdam | T +31.(0)20.525.8194
E-mail: M.S.Parry at uva.nl<mailto:M.S.Parry at uva.nl>




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        Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:31:17 +0100
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Classicist seminar: An Integrated System For Generating And Correcting Polytonic Greek OCR

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2013
Friday July 19 at 16:30 in room S264, Senate House, Malet Street, 
London, WC1E 7HU

Federico Boschetti (Pisa) & Bruce Robertson (Mount Allison)
An Integrated System For Generating And Correcting Polytonic Greek OCR

ALL WELCOME

The digital books revolution has left behind scholars working with 
ancient Greek: the most important impediments to digitizing polytonic 
Greek have been the lack of a high-quality optical character recognition 
for this script, especially under open-source licenses, and an assisted 
editor for polytonic Greek proof-reading. We present a integrated system 
that fills these critical gaps, making it possible for polytonic Greek 
texts to be digitized en masse by Rigaudon OCR, a complete suite of 
scripts, python code and data required for producing polytonic Greek 
OCR. The output provided by Rigaudon OCR is post-processed and piped to 
the CoPhiProofReader web application.

The seminar 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

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Dr. Stuart Dunn
Lecturer
Centre for e-Research, Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL

Email: stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk
Tel. +44 (0)20 7848 2709
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Blog: http://stuartdunn.wordpress.com





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