[Humanist] 28.471 events: APIs; DH in Portugal; for community colleges (US); projects
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 471.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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 From: Dalia Guerreiro <damague at gmail.com> (48)
Subject: CFP - Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and
breaking barriers in the digital age
 From: OTTY Lisa <Lisa.Otty at ed.ac.uk> (21)
Subject: Digital Humanities Network Scotland: Project Presentation
Showcase & Unconference
 From: "Lorna M. Hughes" <lmh at llgc.org.uk> (64)
Subject: APIs and Research: NeDiMAHworkshop
 From: Anne McGrail <mcgraila at lanecc.edu> (15)
Subject: Re: NEH ODH Institute for Community College Faculty
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:21:22 +0000
From: Dalia Guerreiro <damague at gmail.com>
Subject: CFP - Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking barriers in the digital age
Conference: "Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking
barriers in the digital age"
School of Social and Human Sciences at NOVA-New University of Lisbon, on
October 8-9, 2015
Presentation: Discussion about the role of the Humanities in academia and
society has a long history. The confluence of this debate with the changes
brought about by digital technology is not new either: one cannot speak of
"new technologies" for the Humanities when many researchers turned to
digital methods at least four decades ago, in disciplines as diverse as
Linguistics, History or Literary Studies. However, the impact of the recent
discourse linked to Digital Humanities has led to interesting developments
in research in the Humanities. Indeed, networks amongst researchers have
been boosted in a way never seen before, bridges between the Humanities and
other Sciences have been built, and disciplinary barriers within the
Humanities have been broken.
The Conference "Digital Humanities in Portugal" aims precisely to stimulate
these intersections, opening up a forum for discussion and sharing of
research results or ongoing projects in this field of knowledge. Although
one of the aims of the conference is to bring together researchers working
in Portugal or on Portuguese subjects, we welcome contributions from other
geographical areas and on other subjects. It is also our aim to showcase
Digital Humanities projects from Europe and elsewhere, and thus foster
mutual knowledge and network development.
Call for papers: The Organizing Committee calls for the submission of paper
(15 minutes) or poster proposals to the Conference "Digital Humanities in
Portugalâ, which will take place at the School of Social and Human
Sciences at NOVA-New University of Lisbon, on October 8-9, 2015. Proposals
must be registered and uploaded through the EasyChair conference system,
until March 15, 2015, (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hdpt2015).
After signing up, authors must enter their name, contact details and
institutional affiliation, as well as title, abstract (min. 400 / max. 500
words) and keywords (max. 5) for the proposal. All proposals will undergo
blind peer review and authors will be notified of the results by May 15,
2015. Papers and posters must be submitted in Portuguese or English. The
publication of selected papers from the conference in a peer-reviewed
scientific journal is scheduled for the summer of 2016. The Organizing
Committee can be contacted via the email congressohdpt at gmail.com
<mailto:congressohdpt at gmail.com>.
Twitter:https://twitter.com/CongressoHDPT - #HDPT2015
Email: congressoHDPT at gmail.com
Tel.: (+351) 210965532
Telm.: (+351) 919112284
Blogue - Bibliotecas e Humanidades Digitais http://bdh.hypotheses.org/
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 14:34:40 +0000
From: OTTY Lisa <Lisa.Otty at ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Digital Humanities Network Scotland: Project Presentation Showcase & Unconference
This event may be of interest to some Humanist subscribers: it is open to non-network members and digital humanists from beyond Scotland are very welcome to participate too.
DHNetS: Digital Humanities Network Scotland: Project Presentation Showcase & Unconference
Wednesday 10 December 2014, 5.15pm-8pm
Do you have a digital project to share with the world? Are you interested in learning more about the digital humanities? Do you want to meet others in the DH community in Scotland, and have a say in shaping the activities of DHNetS over the next year?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you are warmly invited to a Project Presentation Showcase and Unconference organised by the Digital Humanities Network Scotland, supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and hosted by the University of Strathclyde. We invite colleagues from across Scotland and beyond to come, share some aspect of their digital scholarship, learn about other projects, and make connections with others who have similar interests.
The event will have two parts:
1) A round of project presentations in a lightning talk format. Presenters will be given three minutes and three slides to present a project or aspect of their digital work. You don't have to be running a huge, research-council funded project: it could be a discovery you made using digital research tools, a discussion of a digital resource or tool that you work with, an idea for a project you are planning, or an interesting example of how you use social media in your work.
2) A mini-unconference in which we'll solicit suggestions for the network's activities for the year ahead. These could be anything from having a brilliant idea for a funding bid and wanting to find collaborators, brainstorming ways to incorporate DH activities into graduate training, identifying particular tools that we might want to offer workshops on, or anything else you want to propose. We'll take ideas, vote on them to find the most popular, and break into groups to discuss them. This is your network, and we want to hear your ideas.
There will be wine; there will be merriment; there will even be prizes for the best presentations. For those who can stay, we'll be heading to dinner afterwards.
We welcome presentations and participants from everywhere, not only Scotland. Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to attend, as are those who don't necessarily think of themselves as "doing digital humanities". There is no registration fee, though attendees will need to ensure they reserve a place.
You can reserve your place here: http://bit.ly/1x7uhvL
To propose a lightning talk, email Tara.Thomson at ed.ac.uk<mailto:Tara.Thomson at ed.ac.uk> with your name, institutional affiliation, contact details, and a 200-300w abstract by Friday 21 Nov 2014.
A limited number of travel bursaries are available to assist graduate students/ECRs/unwaged attendees with the cost of travel to Glasgow. If you would like to apply, please contact Tara.Thomson at ed.ac.uk<mailto:Tara.Thomson at ed.ac.uk> for further details.
The event will be held at
Scottish Universities Insight Institute
University of Strathclyde
Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XQ
It's a short walk (5 mins) from Queen St station and a map can be found here: http://www.strath.ac.uk/maps/collinsbuilding/
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:07:31 +0000
From: "Lorna M. Hughes" <lmh at llgc.org.uk>
Subject: APIs and Research: NeDiMAHworkshop
Humanists may be interested in the following NeDiMAH workshop in the
Hague, Netherlands, December 17th:
"So We've Built It, But Have They Come?" NeDiMAH/eCloud workshop
The ESF Research Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities
(NeDiMAH), in conjunction with the Europeana Cloud (eCloud) project
wishes to invite applications to attend a one-day workshop investigating
potential uses for APIs in Humanities and Social Science research.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday 17th December in The Hague,
Who is this workshop for?
We are looking for participants that might fall into two categories:
-- Humanists and Social Scientists who have no or very little previous
experience of using APIs to obtain big data-sets, but are keen to learn
of the potentials (approx 10 spaces); and,
-- Developers who work with Humanities and Social Science themed
data-sets (approx 2 spaces).
Aims of the workshop
We aim to determine the current state of the art of API use, the
barriers, practices and justifications, and develop a workflow that
non-technical as well as technically competent humanists can follow in
order to obtain big data sets using web services and APIs.
In doing so, it will bring together researchers from the Humanities and
Social Sciences (AHSS) who have not (knowingly) used APIs in their
research before, but are keen to learn new digital methods, and software
developers who make use of AHSS data. Participants will hear of the
potential uses of APIs in AHSS research, and will take part in a
practical session to design an experiment using APIs and web-services.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to envisage the
uses of APIs in their research, and perhaps design their own studies
using APIs from Cultural Heritage Institutions.
The outcomes of this workshop will also help the Europeana Cloud project
in its continuing developments of and improvements to the Europeana Portal.
Travel costs and reasonable accommodation costs can be reimbursed by
NeDiMAH for a small number of accepted applicants from countries who are
currently in the NeDiMAH network. You can see a list of those countries
here: http://www.nedimah.eu/Contributing-Organisations (please note,
while listed, Germany is no longer a contributing country to NeDiMAH).
If you wish to be considered for this, please make this clear in your
How to apply
Spaces for this workshop are very limited. For this reason, we might not
be able to accommodate all applicants to this workshop. In order for us
to assess your suitability, please email vicky.garnett at tcd.ie with a
one-page (A4) document outlining the following:
-- Your current research
-- Your current research institution
-- Your contact details
-- Your experience of digital methods to date
-- What you hope to gain from the workshop
To comply with ESF funding regulations, preference will be given to
applicants from countries who are currently in the NeDiMAH network.
Applications must be received no later than 5pm (GMT) on Friday, 7th
Professor Lorna M. Hughes
University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru National Library of Wales
Lorna.Hughes at llgc.org.uk FfÃ´n / Phone 01970 632 499
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:26:55 +0000
From: Anne McGrail <mcgraila at lanecc.edu>
Subject: Re: NEH ODH Institute for Community College Faculty
COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY INTERESTED IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES?
Applications are now open for the NEH Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities Summer Institute, to be held at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, July 13-17, 2015. The institute, entitled, "Digital Humanities at Community Colleges: Beyond Pockets of Innovation, Toward a Community of Practice," is open to all full-time and part-time community college humanities faculty. Participants receive a stipend, and travel and lodging costs are reimbursed. For more information, visit the NEH Website: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/institutes/institute-community-college-digital-humanists-beyond-pockets-innovation-tow
Questions? Contact project director Anne McGrail mcgraila at lanecc.edu
"Everybody gets so much information
all day long that they lose their common
sense." --Gertrude Stein
"Truth springs from argument among friends." --David Hume
Anne B. McGrail, Ph.D.
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Project Director, NEH Digital Humanities Summer Institute
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