[Humanist] 27.456 events: 6 various, worthy & interesting
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 22 10:11:19 CEST 2013
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 456.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Greta Franzini <franzini at INFORMATIK.UNI-LEIPZIG.DE> (25)
Subject: Leipzig eHumanities Seminar Series 2013
 From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com> (93)
Subject: Global Digital Library Symposium @ UVA, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
 From: Marco_BÜCHLER <mbuechler at gcdh.de> (106)
Subject: DATeCH 2014 Call for papers
 From: Scott Kushner <scott.kushner at gmail.com> (44)
Subject: CfP: Little Data and the Big Picture (ACLA 2014, NYU, 20-23
 From: Lev Manovich <manovich at softwarestudies.com> (33)
Subject: The Aggregate Eye: 13 cities / 312,694 people / 2,353,017
 From: Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it> (30)
Subject: 2nd AIUCD Annual Conference 2013
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:16:26 +0200
From: Greta Franzini <franzini at INFORMATIK.UNI-LEIPZIG.DE>
Subject: Leipzig eHumanities Seminar Series 2013
The Leipzig eHumanities Seminar Board invites you to attend Eric
Champion's talk /Interacting with History using Virtual Environments/.
In:*Leipzig University, Room S017 (ground floor, Seminargebäude)
On: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
At: *3:15 PM to 4:45 PM*
Attendance at the seminar is free of charge.
For further information, please visit
Department of Computer Science
University of Leipzig
04109 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 97 32330
Email: franzini at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:32:39 -0400
From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>
Subject: Global Digital Library Symposium @ UVA, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Global Digital Libraries
A symposium sponsored by Rare Book School, the Scholars' Lab, and the
Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities at the Institute of the
Humanities & Global Culture
University libraries and humanities centers are shifting many resources
toward the development of digital libraries and archives, intended to
foster scholarly research in networks that span both national and financial
borders. Large-scale projects along these lines, such as Europeana and the
Digital Public Library of America, have developed out of academic
discussions and endeavors initiated by professors and librarians. At the
same time, large-scale, international, collaborative initiatives present
new organizational challenges for humanities departments and research
libraries alike. This symposium will explore and critique the kinds of
models that have emerged for building global digital libraries, and the
kinds of comparative research that have been made possible through them.
The symposium is intended for digital humanists from departments throughout
the UVA community and beyond, and is designed to contribute to UVA's
strategic planning and development of ongoing and emerging global projects
to digitize and interpret collections. The symposium will also foster
collaborative relationships among UVA and other research centers that are
helping to form global digital libraries.
Wednesday, 30 October
10:00–11:00 am | Public lecture by Dot Porter. Scholars' Lab, 421 Alderman
Thursday, 31 October
12:00–1:30 pm | Luncheon and round-table discussion moderated by Will Noel
and Michael F. Suarez, S.J. Limited to 24 participants. Rare Book School,
112 Alderman Library.
5:30 pm | Public lecture by Will Noel: "Global Digital Libraries: Some
Principles and an Idea." This lecture will question the notion of digital
surrogacy, discuss best practices for the presentation of digital
information on books, and look at exploiting digital technologies to
further the study of book archaeology. Auditorium of the Harrison Institute
and Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Reception to
follow at Rare Book School, 112 Alderman Library.
Friday, 1 November
2:00–4:00 pm | Workshop led by Will Noel and Dot Porter: "Disbinding All
the Books in the World." Using the combined skill sets of Rare Book School,
The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, and the Scholars Lab, this
workshop will sketch out what needs to be done to enable the virtual
disbinding of all digitized books openly available in standard formats. The
takeaway will be a blueprint for building such a tool. Limited to 24
participants. Rare Book School, 112 Alderman Library.
To register for the luncheon and/or symposium workshop, please fill out the
registration form. Registration for the luncheon and workshop is limited,
so don't delay: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T6CCKZ2
Will Noel is Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare
Books and Manuscripts, and Director of the Schoenberg Institute for
Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, before which he
worked at The Walters Art Museum as Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books.
Among his books are The Harley Psalter (1995), The Oxford Bible Pictures
(2005), and The Archimedes Codex (2007). An advocate for open manuscript
data, during his tenure the Walters began to release full digital
surrogates of its illuminated medieval manuscripts under a creative commons
license. Will was a 2012 TED speaker, and in 2013 was honored as a White
House Open Science Champion for Change. He has been a member of the Rare
Book School faculty since 2005.
Dot Porter is the Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg
Institute for Manuscript Studies, Kislak Center for Special Collections,
University of Pennsylvania. Dot holds Masters degrees in medieval studies
and library science, and started her career working on image-based digital
editions of medieval manuscripts. She has worked on a variety of projects,
focusing on materials as diverse as ancient texts and Russian religious
folklore, providing both technical support and scholarly expertise. Her
research focuses on medievalists' use of digital resources. At Penn, she
both provides general digital humanities support for faculty and graduate
students, and plays with digitized medieval manuscripts.
Michael F. Suarez, S.J. is the Director of Rare Book School, and a
University Professor with a separate appointment as Professor in UVA's
English department. In addition, he serves as Honorary Curator of UVA's
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections department. Suarez's most
recent publication is The Book: A Global History (forthcoming from Oxford
University Press, 2013). He is co-Editor (with H. R. Woudhuysen) of The
Oxford Companion to the Book (Oxford University Press, 2010), and
co-General Editor of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Internationally known for his work on both printed and digital materials,
he is Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, a major digital
undertaking (2010–2020) of Oxford University Press.
Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
Email: dot.porter at gmail.com
Personal blog: dotporterdigital.org
Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance: http://www.mesa-medieval.org
MESA blog: http://mesamedieval.wordpress.com/
MESA on Facebook:
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:15:56 +0200
From: Marco_BÜCHLER <mbuechler at gcdh.de>
Subject: DATeCH 2014 Call for papers
Call for papers: DATeCH international conference
Madrid 19-20 May, 2014
The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and
practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation,
transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.
* 7 January 2014 - Paper submission deadline
* 28 February 2014 - Decision notification
* 31 March 2014 - Camera-ready papers due
* 19-20 May 2014 - Conference
The workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together
participants engaged in the following areas:
* Text digitization and OCR.
* Digital humanities.
* Image and document analysis.
* Digital libraries and library science.
* Applied computational linguistics.
* Interfaces and human-computer interaction.
Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific
goals listed above, such as:
* OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.
* Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.
* Automated quality control for mass OCR data.
* Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.
* Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).
* Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in
* Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.
* Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in
* Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.
* Data created with mobile devices.
* Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.
* Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and
born digital scholarly data resources.
The conference will take place in the Biblioteca Nacional de EspaÃ±a
(Madrid), in the framework of the Digitisation Days
http://www.succeed-project.eu/digitisation-days (19-20 May, 2014)
organised by the Succeed Support Action.
The programme committee is chaired by Apostolos Antonacopoulos (Salford
University) and Klaus U. Schulz (Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitÃ€t) and
* Aly Conteh, The British Library
* Basilis Gatos, Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research
* Bruce Robertson, Mount Allison University
* Christoph Ringlstetter, Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitÃ€t
* Christopher Blackwell, Furman University
* Claudine Moulin, UniversitÃ€t Trier
* David Doermann, University of Maryland
* Enrique Vidal, Universitat PolitÃšcnica de ValÃšncia
* FranÃ§ois Bry, Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitÃ€t
* Gregory Crane, UniversitÃ€t Leipzig
* GÃŒnter MÃŒhlberger, UniversitÃ€t Innsbruck
* Joan Andreu SÃ¡nchez, Universitat PolitÃšcnica de ValÃšncia
* Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University
* Lou Burnard, TEI Board
* Malte Rehbein, UniversitÃ€t Passau
* Marco BÃŒchler, GÃ¶ttingen Centre for Digital Humanities
* Martin MÃŒller, Northwestern University
* Neel Smith, College of Holy Cross
* Rose Holley, National Archives of Australia
* Simone Marinai, UniversitÃ degli Studi di Firenze
* Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-UniversitÃ€t zu Berlin
* Stoyan Mihov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
* Thierry Paquet, UniversitÃ© de Rouen
* Tomaz Erjavec, Institut JoÂžef Stefan
The following criteria will be applied to all communications submitted
to DATeCH 2014 (http://datech2014.info/submissions
* Only original material will be accepted.
* All communications will be peer reviewed and published in the
proceedings of the conference.
* The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an
extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in
an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).
For additional information, please visit www.datech2014.info
http://www.datech2014.info or send an email to datech at digitisation.eu
<mailto:datech at digitisation.eu>
DATeCH 2014 is supported by:
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
37073 Göttingen (Heynehaus)
eMail : mbuechler at e-humanities.net
Web : http://www.gcdh.de/
Profil : http://www.gcdh.de/en/people/team/marco-buechler/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/marco.buechler
LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=15098543&trk=tab_pro
Twitter : https://twitter.com/mabuechler
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:00:46 -0400
From: Scott Kushner <scott.kushner at gmail.com>
Subject: CfP: Little Data and the Big Picture (ACLA 2014, NYU, 20-23 March)
The following call for papers (viewble at http://bit.ly/H79K6q) may be of
interest to Humanist readers working in literary, media, and cultural
studies. It promises to be an exciting occasion to think together about
how the literary critical tradition can be brought bear upon everyday
textual experiences of new media use. Would you be kind enough to forward
it to the list?
"Little Data and the Big Picture: What Everyday Literature Can Do for
a seminar to be held at the
Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
New York University
20-23 March 2014
The broad claims of Big Data hide the continued importance of the specific,
individual, and random. This seminar examines the contributions that
Comparative Literature has made and can make for understanding the stories
that are written and read against the background of “digital humanities,”
“new media,” and the “information society.” Prospective participants are
invited to problematize these key terms and explore how textual cultures
have evolved alongside, been shaped by, and resisted successive fantasies
of a data-driven society. There has always been an everyday literature of
letters, memos, telegrams, and notes.
How are the forms of today’s everyday literature analogous repetitions of
past forms and how do they represent something qualitatively different? How
do we judge? In some fashion, the papers in this seminar will explore ways
that the specific, the particular, the analog, and the banal persist in the
face of the general, the aggregate, the digital, and the grand arc.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to): Histories and
counter-histories of the information society; everyday digital textuality;
computer and human languages; networked social media; Tweet poetics;
posting addiction; life writing; comparative media and textual cultures;
reception; censorship; quantitative historiography; textual geographies;
platforms (computer and otherwise); analog/digital tensions; political
action; lacunae; interface; objects (virtual and/or tangible);
participation and/or non-participation; material and immaterial conditions
of reading and writing.
Submit a paper proposal at http://www.acla.org/submit (be sure to select
"Little Data..." in the Seminar drop-down menu). Learn more about the
meeting and its "distinctive structure" at http://www.acla.org/acla2014.
Any questions about the seminar, inquiries about topic suitability, or
nominations of possible participants may be directed to me at
scott.kushner at gmail.com.
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:59:18 +0000
From: Lev Manovich <manovich at softwarestudies.com>
Subject: The Aggregate Eye: 13 cities / 312,694 people / 2,353,017 photos
Nadav Hochman, Lev Manovich, Jay Chow
The Aggregate Eye:
13 cities / 312,694 people / 2,353,017 photos
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery
October 29 – December 5, 2013
Opening reception: October 29, 4 - 7pm
Lecture by Lev Manovich: "From Atget to Instagram: Representing the City"
Followed by panel discussion with Lev Manovich, Nadav Hochman, Alise Tifentale, and Hyewon Yi
October 29, 7 - 8pm
Curated by Hyewon Yi and Alise Tifentale
Maps, photographs, and cinema are the principal technologies that individuals, small groups, and businesses traditionally have used to represent cities. Today, urban representations can be created by hundreds of millions of ordinary people who capture and share photos on social networks. If we were to aggregate these masses of photos, how would our cities look? How unique are the photos captured by each of us? Are there dominant themes regardless of location?
The Aggregate Eye, a project created by Lev Manovich, Nadav Hochman, and Jay Chow investigates these questions. The collaborators downloaded and analyzed 2,353,017 Instagram photos shared by 312,694 people in thirteen cities over a three-month period. The large prints and video included in the exhibition combine these photos to reveal unique patterns. One set of images compares New York, Tokyo, and Bangkok using 150,00 Instagram photos. Another image, created by 53,498 photos taken in Tokyo over several days, depicts a gradual progression from day to night activities. A visualization of 23,581 photos shared in Brooklyn during Hurricane Sandy captures the dramatic narrative of that day.
This exhibition is a part of the Phototrails project (http://phototrails.net) , initiated by Hochman, Manovich, and Chow to investigate patterns in social media user-generated photography and video. The Atlantic Cities, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, and Wired have reported on the project.
All works included in the exhibition can be viewed online: http://phototrails.net/exhibition/.
Artist and Panelist Biographies:
Lev Manovich (http://www.manovich.net/) is world-renowned innovator in digital humanities and theorist of digital culture and media art. His global reputation in digital humanities stems from the tremendous impact of his 2001 book, The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001), which has been translated into ten languages. His most recent book, Software Takes Command was published this summer (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). He is Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director of the Software Studies Initiative (softwarestudies.com). Manovich’s art projects have been presented at ICA, Centre Pompidou, The Walker Art Center, Chelsea Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju Design Biennale, and Graphic Design Museum (Breda, NL).
Nadav Hochman (http://nadavhochman.net/) is a doctoral student in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and a visiting scholar at the Software Studies Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His research focuses on the use of computational methods for analysis of massive online visual cultural data sets. He holds masters degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the Interdisciplinary Program of the Arts at Tel Aviv University. Hochman was a visiting researcher at the Museum of Modern Art and is an Andrew Mellon Research Fellow (2013-2014).
Jay Chow (http://jayjchow.com/) is a recent graduate of the University of California San Diego with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts. He is a researcher at the Software Studies Initiative at Calit2, where he develops tools for the analysis and visualization of large image and video collections for the humanities.
Alise Tifentale (http://gc-cuny.academia.edu/AliseTifentale) , a doctoral student in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, is an art historian, editor, writer, and curator whose interests include the history of photography as art and new media aesthetics. In 1996, Tifentale co-founded E-Lab (now called RIXC), the first new media arts activist group in Riga, Latvia. She co-curated the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial (2013), and is the author of The Photograph as Art in Latvia, 1960-1969 (Riga: Neputns, 2011).
Hyewon Yi (https://sites.google.com/site/hyewonyiprojects/) , Director of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, has been curating exhibitions at the Gallery regularly since 2006. Having served previously as an adjunct instructor, she joined the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury as a full-time lecturer in Fall 2013, where she teaches History of Photography, New Media Art, and Introduction to the Arts. Yi earned her PhD in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York in May 2013.
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery
SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, New York 11568
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 12 – 5pm, and by appointment
Exhibition walkthroughs with gallery director Hyewon Yi:
Monday, November 11, 1pm and Wednesday, December 4, 11am
Gallery contact: Hyewon Yi <yih at oldwestbury.edu (mailto:yih at oldwestbury.edu) >
Please visit our gallery Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amelie-A-Wallace-Gallery-SUNY-College-at-Old-Westbury/117307764947) page or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/AmelieAWallace)
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Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:18:26 +0200
From: Fabio Ciotti <fabio.ciotti at uniroma2.it>
Subject: 2nd AIUCD Annual Conference 2013
2nd AIUCD Annual Conference 2013 on Collaborative Research Practices
and Shared Infrastructures for Humanities Computing
11-12 December 2013
Hosted by the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Università degli studi di Padova
Via Gradenigo, 6/B — 35131 Padova Italy
Call for papers
The AIUCD (Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica Umanistica e la
Cultura Digitale) invites submissions of abstracts (max 4 pages/2000
words) for its annual conference, on any aspect of the digital
humanities. We particularly welcome submissions on interdisciplinary
work and new developments in the field, and encourage proposals
relating to the theme of the conference, or more specifically:
Interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity
Legal and economyc issues
Tools and collaborative methodologies
Measurement and impact of collaborative methodologies
Sharing and collaboration methods and approaches
Cultural institutions and collaborative facilities
Infrastructures and digital libraries as collaborative environments
Data, resources, and technologies sharing.
The deadline for submitting papers to the Programme Committee is
midnight CET (Central European Time), 15 November 2013.
All submissions will be reviewed by the AIUCD Programme Committee and
appointed external reviewers.
Submissions have to be submitted using EasyChair and uploaded online
at the following address:
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 29 November 2013.
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