[Humanist] 27.828 events: libraries; biblical, Jewish & early Christian mss; convict life

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Thu Feb 27 07:46:38 CET 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 828.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    kcl - cerch <cerch at kcl.ac.uk>                             (18)
        Subject: CeRch Seminar: Founders & Survivors: Tasmanian Convict Life
                Courses in Historical Context

  [2]   From:    <Conf at isast.co>                                           (49)
        Subject: Information, 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in
                Libraries International Conference (QQML2014) 27-30 May
                2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey-new call

  [3]   From:    Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>                      (5)
        Subject: Call for papers SBL/AAR 2014 in San Diego


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        Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:52:01 +0000
        From: kcl - cerch <cerch at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CeRch Seminar: Founders & Survivors: Tasmanian Convict Life Courses in Historical Context 


Founders & Survivors: Tasmanian Convict Life Courses in Historical Context 

Dear all,

Please find below the details of next week's CeRch seminar:

Date: Tuesday, 4th March 2014, from 6.15pm to 7.30pm (GMT)
Location: Anatomy Museum Space, 6th Floor, King's College London (Strand Campus)
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/strand/Strand.aspx

Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is requested:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cerch-seminar-founders-survivors-tasmanian-convict-life-courses-in-historical-context-prof-janet-tickets-10115219895

The seminar will be followed by wine and nibbles.

All the best,

Valentina Asciutti

 Abstract: 

Founders & Survivors is a multi-university and public collaborative project that is building a transnational and inter-generational data set of life courses generated from the UNESCO recognized convict records of Tasmania. This paper outlines the technical history of the project: mass digitization and archiving online of over 100,000 images; manual scholarly transcription; TEI standard XML data library based on automated and manual record matching and linkage; crowdsourcing using Google Docs to manage over 60 online volunteer genealogists; re-constitution of amalgamated life courses and record linkage; development of customized genealogical database for population and family analysis (Yggrasil); export to statistical programmes (SPSS, Stata). Three grants from the Australian Research Council have funded this work, and the outcomes have been (1) Hamish Maxwell-Stewart's nominal dataset of around 70,000 Tasmanian convicts using Deborah Oxley's transcriptions of the probation era, amplified by full transcriptions of 1 in 25 convicts and linkages to later criminal records (at the University of Tasmania); and (2) the Life Course project run by the authors which has completed life courses researched for all convicts from 91 convict shiploads, creating a reference population of 12,068 men (around 25% of the total) and 5,549 women (around 40% of the total), with another 6188 (at last count) from random ships (at the University of Melbourne). The proportion of convicts researched for life before, during and after sentence, marriage, fertility and death is around 37% of the total number of convicts for whom adequate records have survived. This sample is big enough to enable significant analysis on all-cause and cause-specific mortality; fertility; the life course effects of insult accumulation; temperament and survival; early life influences and intergenerational effects. None of this would have been possible without the combination of information technology, digitized archives, customized software and the thousands of hours of labour donated by volunteers, to the equivalent value of AUD 4 million!

Speakers: 

Professor Janet McCalman (Centre for Health & Society, University of Melbourne), 
Dr Rebecca Kippen (Centre for Health & Society, University of Melbourne), 
Ms Sandra Silcot (Centre for Health & Society, University of Melbourne), 
Dr Len Smith (Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University).



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        Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:12:08 +0200
        From: <Conf at isast.co>
        Subject: Information, 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2014) 27-30 May 2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey-new call


 
Regarding the:
 
6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International
Conference (QQML2014) 27-30 May 2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul,
Turkey, http://www.isast.org  
 
Please see below the replies to the main questions posed and more
information:
 
1.	Yes, you can participate and attend the conference without
presenting an abstract or paper. However, you should send the registration
form to ask for an attendance permission 
2.	An Abstract accepted is mandatory for an oral or poster presentation
3.	The paper is optional. If you submit a paper it will be considered
for the Conference Proceedings and the post-conference publications in Books
and the QQML Journal (www.qqml.net  http://www.qqml.net/   ). Two new issues
have been added. The e-journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ.
4.	The abstract submission deadline was extended to March 10, 2014 in
order to include submissions of abstracts to the special sessions proposed
and to the regular sessions as well.
5.	Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be
sent directly to the conference secretariat at secretar at isast.org . Please
refer to the Session Number (see below) to help the secretariat to classify
the submissions.
6.	Session organizers should notify the conference secretariat by March
10 and include the abstracts collected for their special sessions. 
7.	If you already have submitted your Abstract and you have not
received a reply please notify the conference secretariat.
 
Conference Excursions
1.	A half day (14:30-19:30) conference excursion in the afternoon of
the second day of the conference (28 May 2014) is scheduled: Visit of the
classical Istanbul including some of Istanbul's major sights.
2.	A full day Excursion in the day following the last day of the
conference (31 May 2014).
 
For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session
Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org
 http://www.isast.org/   or send email to: secretar at isast.org 

Looking forward to welcoming you in Istanbul,
With our best regards,
On behalf of the Conference Committee 
Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information
Professionals
 
[...]

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        Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:06:59 +0100
        From: Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>
        Subject: Call for papers SBL/AAR 2014 in San Diego

Dear all,

The consultation «Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish and Christian Studies» welcomes papers for one of the two sessions organized at the next annual SBL/AAR meeting in San Diego, 22-25 November 2014.

This session will focus on «Digital Manuscript Studies». We invite proposals exploring the practice and theory of digitizing ancient manuscripts of the Bible and other early Jewish and Christian literatures. Possible topics include Optical Character Recognition (OCR); multi-spectral imaging and other technologies of image enhancement; digital tools for paleography and codicology; and online editions more generally. Abstracts focused on specific projects, as well as more general and epistemological  reflections, are welcome.

http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_CallForPaperDetails.aspx?MeetingId=25&VolunteerUnitId=612

Claire Clivaz and David Hamidovic, University of Lausanne (CH), co-chairs




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