[Humanist] 28.248 events: ancient mss; D'Arcy Thompson; abstracts for DHC2014

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Thu Aug 7 17:20:03 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 248.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Matthew Jarron <m.h.jarron at dundee.ac.uk>                  (19)
        Subject: D'Arcy Thompson session at Riddles of Form

  [2]   From:    Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>                 (32)
        Subject: Seminar: new approach to Digital Editions of Ancient

  [3]   From:    "Clare Mills" <c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk>                 (46)
        Subject: DHC 2014 - Abstracts Available

        Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 18:09:31 +0000
        From: Matthew Jarron <m.h.jarron at dundee.ac.uk>
        Subject: D'Arcy Thompson session at Riddles of Form

Dear all,

Next week the University of Dundee is hosting the International Association of Word & Image Studies triennial conference, Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. As the title suggests, D'Arcy Thompson was one of the key starting points in determining the conference theme, and we're hosting a special session on the first day of the conference (Monday 11 August) entitled A Sketch of the Universe: the Influence of D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form. The programme for this is as follows:

Panel One 11.00am-12.30pm

Matthew Jarron: Riddles of Form - D'Arcy Thompson through word and image
Dina Aleshina: Influence of D'Arcy Thompson's "On Growth and Form" on British abstract painting of the St Ives School: The View from Russia
Mark Donoghue: Turner, Deleuze and the Morphogenesis of the Scottish Landscape

Panel Two 2.00-3.30pm

Roger Wilson: 'Creating from the inside' - D'Arcy Thompson's influence on the art school curriculum
Gemma Anderson: The Artist as Morphologist
Followed by discussion

To accompany the event, there will be an exhibition of prints in the conference venue (the Dalhousie Building) by Paul Harrison and Gavin Renwick, inspired by D'Arcy's microscope slides from his Bering Sea expeditions of 1896-7.

The day rate for the conference (which also entitles you to attend other sessions that day including a keynote lecture by Professor Martin Kemp) is £70 (£40 for students). Alternately the full conference fee for all five days is £240 (£120 for students). Further information and registration details are available at http://www.scottishwordimage.org/conferences/iawis2014/introduction.htm

D'Arcy Thompson enthusiasts may also be interested to know that the latest issue of the Henry Moore Institute's journal, Essays in Sculpture 70 is devoted to D'Arcy and his influence in sculpture: http://www.henry-moore.org/hmf/shop/hmi-essays-on-sculpture-series/092-on-growth-and-form

Best wishes,

Matthew Jarron
Curator of Museum Services
University of Dundee
www.dundee.ac.uk/museum http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096

        Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:24:37 +0100
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: new approach to Digital Editions of Ancient Manuscripts

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2014
Friday August 8 at 16:30 in room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, 
London, WC1E 7HU

Dominic Oldman & Barry Norton (British Museum)
A new approach to Digital Editions of Ancient Manuscripts using 

The British Museum are producing a digital edition of Malcolm Mosher's 
work on the Book of the Dead, within which spells are presented in 
aggregated translations according to a number of traditions, presented 
alongside representative original vignettes. Papyri and linens that 
carry the spells and vignettes are distributed between different 
international institutions, but are associated with a much wider body of 
material culture that help to provide context for the spells. In our 
work the FRBRoo ontology is used to formalise the relationship between 
different works and manifestations, and interlinked with object 
descriptions in the CIDOC-CRM ontology.


The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information see the seminar website at 

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


        Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:13:34 +0100
        From: "Clare Mills" <c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk>
        Subject: DHC 2014 - Abstracts Available

Dear colleagues,

I'm pleased to announce that abstracts for the papers being presented at the
Digital Humanities Congress 2014 can now be viewed via the conference
website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hri/dhc

The conference will take place from 4 - 6 September 2014.

This year we are delighted to present a programme comprising 18 sessions and
54 speakers, including:

3 x keynote presentations from:

.         Professor Laura Mandell (Texas A & M University).

.         Dr Fred Truyen (KU Leuven).

.         Professor Paul Arthur  (University of Western Sydney).

3 x AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Roundtables chaired by Professor
Andrew Prescott (King's College London).

A Jisc-National Library of Wales plenary in which the audience can help
shape future digital content priorities (with voting!), chaired by Professor
Lorna Hughes (National Library of Wales).

Registration will be open until Midnight on Wednesday 20 August. For further
details and registration visit:


With best wishes,


Clare Mills

HRI Coordinator

Humanities Research Institute

University of Sheffield

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