[Humanist] 27.104 events: collaborative annotation; historical networks; summer school

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Fri Jun 7 22:23:15 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 104.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Marten_Düring <md at martenduering.com>                     (75)
        Subject: CfP: "The Future of Historical Network Research" 13-15
                September at the University of Hamburg

  [2]   From:    Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>              (79)
        Subject: Call for Papers DH-CASE 2013 - Extended deadlines  and ACM
                conference proceedings

  [3]   From:    "Munson, Matthew" <mmunson at gcdh.de>                       (13)
        Subject: 2013 DARIAH-DE International Digital Humanities Summer

        Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:04:00 +0200 (CEST)
        From: Marten_Düring <md at martenduering.com>
        Subject: CfP: "The Future of Historical Network Research" 13-15 September at the University of Hamburg

Dear all,

I am very happy to announce our first conference titled "The Future of
Historical Network Research" 13-15 September at the University of Hamburg. Our
idea is to look back at what has been achieved over the last few years but also
to ask what will be next. It's too early to officially announce but expect cool
keynote speakers!

Details below and on the conference website at: http://

Please help us spread the word!

With best wishes,



Call for Papers

The concepts and methods of social network analysis in historical research are
no longer merely used as metaphors but are increasingly applied in practice. In
the last decades several studies proved that formal methods derived from social
network analysis can be fruitfully applied to selected bodies of historical
data as well. This relational perspective on historical sources has helped
historical research to gain an entirely new methodological vantage point.
Historical Network Research today is a research method as well as an online and
offline training framework and quickly growing research community.

We are grateful for generous support from:

NeDiMAH - Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities
ESF - European Science Foundation
CGG - Centrum f?r Globalisierung und Governance at the University of Hamburg

When we began to apply network analysis to history, there were no suitable
points of reference and hardly any previous work which successfully combined
Social Network Analysis methods and source-criticism. Over the years we have
developed an infrastructure for historians to engage in research on networks,
to exchange ideas and to receive training.

After eight workshops on Historical Network Research at locations in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland it is time to look back at what has been achieved in
the last years and to explore what might be next. For this first conference we
therefore invite papers which integrate social network analysis methods and
theories with historical research interests. Topics can cover any historical
epoch and may include but are not limited to research on the topics below.
Contributions from scholars in Computer Science, the Digital Humanities and
related disciplines are welcome.

Collective action
Trade networks
Credit networks
Covert networks
Spatial networks
Dynamic networks
Kinship networks
Tools for the extraction of relational data from text
Network extraction from metadata
Semantic networks
Tools for data visualisation and management
Communication networks
Transnational networks
The papers will be organized as parts of the following four panels:

Section I: "Information Visualisation"
Section II: "Space and Time"
Section III: "Linked Data and Ontological Methods"
Section IV: Overlaps between Network Analysis in the Digital Humanities

The conference will include keynotes by scholars in history, computational
linguistics, semantic networks and data visualisation who will discuss their
vision for the future of computer-assisted historical research.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted via this registration
form by 25 July 2013. Notifications of paper acceptance will be sent out by 5

Please do not hesitate to contact us at
conference at historicalnetworkresearch.org for additional information.

Conference website: http://conference.historicalnetworkresearch.org/

Linda von Keyserlingk, Milit?rhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr
Florian Kerschbaumer, University of Klagenfurt
Martin Stark, University of Hamburg
Ulrich Eumann, NS Dokumentationszentrum K?ln
Marten D?ring, Radboud University Nijmegen

        Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:30:07 +0200
        From: Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>
        Subject: Call for Papers DH-CASE 2013 - Extended deadlines  and ACM conference proceedings

Call for Papers

DH-CASE 2013: Collaborative Annotations in Shared Environments: metadata, vocabularies and techniques in the Digital Humanities (DH-CASE)

News! Deadlines extended – Proceedings accepted for the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series


Venue: Workshop co-located with DocEng 2013, Florence
Date: September 10, 2013
Web page: http://www.cs.unibo.it/dh-case/


1. Abstract

In the last few years, collections of digital text have strongly increased in number, especially in the field of humanities. Digital libraries of full-text documents, including digital editions of literary texts, are emerging as environments for the production, the management and the dissemination of complex annotated corpora.

The potential interpretative levels emerging from the analysis of textual phenomena (including bibliographic, linguistic, thematic, structural, rhetorical and prosopographic aspects) converge to produce a stratification of annotations whose complex interactions may give light to new and unexpected potentials for analysis.

Yet, each community in the field of humanities (archives, libraries, museums, literary studies, etc.) have developed independent metadata models and annotation techniques for their corpora. In a shared environment, the possibility to annotate different aspects of a text overlaps with metadata models and ontologies used for annotation (i.e. TEI, EAD/EAC, CIDOC-CRM, DC, FRBR, SKOS, etc.) and related values vocabularies (i.e. DDC, Geonames, LC, VIAF, Wordnet, Dbpedia) but also with techniques for producing annotations, both with embedded or stand-off markup methods based on XML or other formal languages possibly even in a linked data perspective (OWL/RDF).

The aim of this workshop is to explore the state of art in the field of collaboration in text annotation and to reflect on existing platforms for document sharing and management, methods and techniques for multi-level annotation, metadata and vocabularies for declaring interpretative instances.

2. Topics

In detail, the focus of the workshop will be on:

- Multi-level annotations in textual corpora

- Collaborative platforms for digital text annotation and existent solutions

- The metadata dialogue: crosswalk in annotating digital textual resources

- Annotation and markup in the humanities: techniques and technologies

- Linked data and Cultural Heritage: possibilities and perspectives in the interchange between digital/textual annotated objects

- What is a text? The differing interpretations of what constitutes a text within different DH communities

- OAC. The Open Annotation Collaboration. Utility and case studies in the DH domain

- Archives, Libraries and Museums. The DH role and approach to cultural heritage

- Annotation and ownership: Annotation in a cross-community context

3. Submissions

Proposal will be submitted via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=dhcase2013.

A 400 words abstract needs to be submitted by June 15, and the deadline for the full paper is set to June 22, 2013. Acceptable submissions are both research papers and demo/projects, and have to be delivered as valid PDF files. All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and selected external reviewers.

Workshop proceedings will be published via the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (http://www.acm.org/publications/icp_series).

Relevant submissions will be considered for a further journal publication.

Research papers should be between 6 and 8 pages, whereas documents presenting demos or projects, including tool demonstrations, should not exceed 4 pages.

Papers shall follow the ACM template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates).

4. Relevant Dates

- Submission of abstract: June 15, 2013
- Submission of full paper: June 22, 2013
- Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2013
- Submission of camera ready: August 1, 2013
- Workshop: September 10, 2013
- Submission of Selected Paper for Journal: January 10, 2014
- Publication of Selected papers on Journal: by September, 2014

5. Workshop Chairs

Francesca Tomasi, University of Bologna, Italy;
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, Italy

6. Program Committee

Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy;
Gioele Barabucci, University of Bologna, Italy;
John Bradley, King’s College London, UK;
Elisabeth Burr, University of Leipzig, Germany;
Dino Buzzetti, University of Bologna, Italy;
Paolo Ciccarese, Massachusetts General Hospital Biomedical Informatics Core, Boston MA, USA;
Fabio Ciotti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy;
Julia Flanders, Brown University, Providence RI, USA;
Claus Huitfeld, University of Bergen, Norway;
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Jan Christoph Meister, Institut fur Germanistik II, Hamburg, Germany;
Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna, Italy;
Paul Spence, King’s College London, UK;
Melissa Terras, University College London, UK;
Andreas Witt, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany.

7. Contacts

For any enquiry about the workshop, please contact the chairs:

Francesca Tomasi, francesca.tomasi at unibo.it<mailto:francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>

Fabio Vitali, fabio.vitali at unibo.it<mailto:fabio.vitali at unibo.it>

More details and the program will be available on the workshop website: http://www.cs.unibo.it/dh-case/

Please forward to interested parties

Francesca Tomasi


     Assistant Professor ­ Digital Humanities
     Dept. Of Classical Philology and Italian Studies
     University of Bologna - Alma Mater Studiorum
     Zamboni 32, 40126 Bologna - ITALY
     <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it<mailto:francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>>
     TEL. +39 51 2098539
     FAX +39 51 228172

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        Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:54:38 +0000
        From: "Munson, Matthew" <mmunson at gcdh.de>
        Subject: 2013 DARIAH-DE International Digital Humanities Summer School

Dear Humanists,

We have had an excellent response to our call for applications to the 2013 DARIAH-DE International Digital Humanities Summer School.  There are still a few spaces available and the application deadline is next Friday, June 14.  You can find more information about the summer school and how to apply here: http://www.gcdh.de/en/events/calendar-view/2013-dariah-de-international-digital-humanities-summer-school/.



Matthew Munson

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) 
Papendiek 16
37073 Göttingen
+49 (0)551-39-10 997
www: http://www.gcdh.de/en/people/team/matthew_munson/

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