[Humanist] 27.736 events: methods in libraries; Spring Academy in DH; mss studies
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 736.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: "Pierazzo, Elena" <elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk> (20)
Subject: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
(MMSDA) - DiXiT Camp 1
 From: Crombez Thomas <thomas.crombez at uantwerpen.be> (23)
Subject: Call for Participants - Antwerp EADH Spring Academy in
Digital Humanities 2014
 From: "Conf at isast.co" <Conf at isast.co> (63)
Subject: Reminder, QQML2014, 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
in Libraries International Conference, 27 - 30 May 2014,
Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:33:53 +0000
From: "Pierazzo, Elena" <elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) - DiXiT Camp 1
Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) - DiXiT Camp 1
28 April – 2 May 2014, Cambridge & London
We are very pleased to announce the fifth year of this course, funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and run by DiXiT with the Institute of English Studies (London), the University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute, and King’s College London. For the first time, the course will run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.
The course is open to any arts and humanities doctoral students working with manuscripts. It involves five days of intensive training on the analysis, description and editing of medieval or modern manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will receive a solid theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in cataloguing and editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.
The first half of the course involves morning classes and then afternoon visits to libraries in Cambridge and London. Participants will view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in applying the morning’s themes to concrete examples. In the second half we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a digital format with particular emphasis on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience and include supervised work on computers.
The course is free of charge but is open only to doctoral students (PhD or equivalent). It is aimed at those writing dissertations relating to medieval or modern manuscripts, especially those working on literature, art or history. Some bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation. There are eighteen vacancies across the medieval and modern strands, and preference will be given to those considered by the selection panel likely to benefit most from the course. Applications close on 14 February 2014 but early registration is strongly recommended.
For further details see http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/mmsda.html
or contact dixit-mmsda at uni-koeln.de<mailto:dixit-mmsda at uni-koeln.de>
- Please circulate widely! -
Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:elena.pierazzo at kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:25:57 +0000
From: Crombez Thomas <thomas.crombez at uantwerpen.be>
Subject: Call for Participants - Antwerp EADH Spring Academy in Digital Humanities 2014
Call for Participants
Antwerp EADH Spring Academy in Digital Humanities 2014
Sponsored by EADH European Association for Digital Humanities and by the Departments of Literature and Linguistics of the University of Antwerp
• Mike Kestemont (mike.kestemont at uantwerpen.be<mailto:mike.kestemont at uantwerpen.be>)
• Thomas Crombez (thomas.crombez at uantwerpen.be<mailto:thomas.crombez at uantwerpen.be>)
• Walter Daelemans
• Dirk Van Hulle
We now invite applications for the Spring Academy in Digital Humanities offered by the University of Antwerp. Our intensive, full-week program takes place from 31 March to 4 April 2014. The target audience consists of (early-stage) researchers in the Humanities, who wish to apply digital methods in their own research practice but who, so far, have had little or no significant initiation to the use of digital methods.
The focus is on text analysis using the popular scripting language Python, which is rapidly becoming the standard programming language for computational text analysis in Digital Humanities. Covered topics include:
• basic text processing tasks
• using text-mining toolkits such as Pattern and NLTK
• applications of text processing (e.g., sentiment mining, topic classification, automatic clustering)
• XML parsing (e.g., TEI-XML) in Python
For the workshop, the instructors will make use of a so-called Python notebook – a successful and engaging teaching format. Python notebooks are a course book and coding ‘sandbox’ at once. Experience with previous EADH and DARIAH-DE Summer Schools in Nijmegen and Göttingen has shown that this format is extremely engaging for researchers who have had no significant exposure to digital methods yet.
The following team of dynamic and experienced Python instructors have kindly confirmed their participation in the intensive full-week teaching program:
• Folgert Karsdorp (Meertens Institute), one of the Python instructors in the Nijmegen Spring School
• Matthew Munson (University of Göttingen), Dariah-DE, organizer of the Göttingen Summer School
• Tom De Smedt (Sint Lucas Antwerpen College of Art), main developer of the Pattern package for Python and experienced Python instructor
The participation fee for the Spring Academy is 100 euros, and includes five days of instruction together with lunches and coffee breaks. The workshop takes place on the City Campus of the University of Antwerp, which is located in the historical city centre. All participants are expected to arrange for their own accommodation. We can waive the participation fee for two applicants, but we are unable to cover travel expenses. Researchers who wish to apply for the fee waiver should include a brief motivation.
Participants are expected to bring their own laptop. Installation instructions will follow shortly before the workshop starts. Previous experience in programming or statistics is not required.
Please apply by sending your cv to Mike Kestemont (mike.kestemont at uantwerpen.be<mailto:mike.kestemont at uantwerpen.be>) before 21 February 2014. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:58:53 +0000
From: "Conf at isast.co" <Conf at isast.co>
Subject: Reminder, QQML2014, 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, 27 - 30 May 2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
We invite you to submit a paper /abstract /poster /workshop to the 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2014), 27 - 30 May 2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.
The New Abstract submission deadline is approaching (www.isast.org<http://www.isast.org/> )
* If you already have submitted your contribution ignore this message. However, you can visit the QQML Journal to see the 2013 papers and visitor and download statistics at http://www.qqml.net/journal_issues.html .
Call for Abstracts, Papers or Special Session Proposals QQML2014
It is our great pleasure to announce the 6th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference ((QQML2014), 27 - 30 May 2014, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey: http://www.isast.org/qqml2014.html
Since 2009 QQML has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new trends and developments in every aspect of Library and Information Science, Technology, Applications and Research.
The 6th QQML2014 was scheduled during the previous 5th QQML2013 Conference. It was also decided that the 7th QQML 2015 International Conference will be organized in Paris, France.
QQML2009, QQML2010, QQML2011, QQML2012 and QQML2013 were successful events both from the number and quality of the presentations and from the post conference publications in the QQML Journal, in other Journals and Books.
QQML2014 will continue and expand the related topics.
Papers are invited for this international conference. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:
1. Bibliographic Control
2. Bibliometric Research
3. Change of Libraries and Managerial techniques
4. Changes in Learning, Research and Information needs and Behaviour of Users
5. Climate Change Data
6. Communication Strategies
7. Data Analysis and Data Mining
8. Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
9. Development of Information and Knowledge Services on the Public Library
10. Digital Libraries
11. Economic Co-operation and Development
12. Energy Data and Information
13. Environmental Assessment
14. Financial strength and sustainability
15. Health information services
16. Historical and Comparative case studies related to Librarianship
17. Information and Data on various aspects of Food and Agriculture
18. Information and Knowledge Services
19. Information Literacy: Information sharing, Democracy and Lifelong Learning
20. Library Cooperation: Problems and Challenges at the beginning of the 21st century
21. Library change and Technology
24. Museums, Libraries and Cultural Organizations
25. Music Librarianship
26. Performance Measurement and Competitiveness
28. Quality evaluation and promotion of info
29. Technology & Innovations in Libraries and their Impact on Learning, Research and Users
30. Technology transfer and Innovation in Library management
Special Sessions – Workshops
You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: secretar at isast.org<mailto:secretar at isast.org?subject=QQML2014%20International%20Conference> or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html
You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html
Registrations are registration forms are available from: http://www.isast.org/qqml2014registration.html
Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways
a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
b. full papers (not exceeding 7,000 words);
c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);
d. visual presentations (Pecha kucha). These presentations consist of exactly 20 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds. Total presentation time is precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds and so it is important to use the transition feature in PowerPoint to time your presentation exactly.
In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/
The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines: http://www.isast.org/
All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).
Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.
Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2014 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: secretar at isast.org<mailto:secretar at isast.org>
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
anthi at asmda.com<mailto:anthi at asmda.com>
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