[Humanist] 28.520 events: linking the ancients; study of Antiquity; Web archives

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 520.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Niels Brügger <nb at dac.au.dk>                             (72)
        Subject: Reminder, Conference_Web Archives as scholarly Sources:
                Issues, Practices and Perspectives

  [2]   From:    Elena Pierazzo <pierazzo at gmail.com>                       (50)
        Subject: Call for paper: Digital Humanities: the example of Antiquity

  [3]   From:    "Vitale, Valeria" <valeria.vitale at KCL.AC.UK>              (20)
        Subject: Linking Ancient People, Places, Objects and Texts. A round
                table discussion

        Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:16 +0000
        From: Niels Brügger <nb at dac.au.dk>
        Subject: Reminder, Conference_Web Archives as scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives

'Web Archives as scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives'
A two-day conference, Aarhus University, Denmark, 8-10 June 2015

The submission website is open at http://events.netlab.dk/conference. Please note that the deadline for submissions is 8 December. There will be no extension of this deadline.

In March 2014, the web celebrated its twenty-fifth birthday. This vast information resource is of enormous importance to scholars, both as a primary source and as a means of networking and communication. It is, however, strikingly ephemeral, and much important data has already been lost. The archiving of this vast range of material, so that it is accessible to both contemporary and future researchers, increasingly occupies national memory institutions, and researchers are also beginning to realise and explore its value. This conference seeks to explore the potential of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and opportunities of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and teaching, and to discuss and inform archival provision. This multi-disciplinary conference is aimed at scholars, web archiving institutions, web archivists, curators, IT-developers, companies and public institutions interested in web archiving and research using web archives. In conjunction with the overall topic of web archives, general areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

• the history(ies) of the web
• the changing structure of the web
• material culture and display in a digital context
• political and literary reputation online
• public engagement online
• patterns of culture online
• networks of social communication
• the evolution of language on the web
• the history of institutions and organisations online
• the history of social and political movements on the web
• the relationship between image, sound and text online
• the web as a forum for commemoration
• health and education online
• using web archives in the classroom
• national/international boundaries online
• approaches to web archiving
• research methods for studying the archived web
• providing access to the archived web

This list is not exhaustive, and we are keen to attract the widest possible range of topics.

Important dates:

• 8 December 2014: submissions due
• 19 January: notification of acceptance
• 9 March 2015: registrations for presenters open
• 20 April 2015: papers uploaded
• 20 April 2015: registrations for presenters close
• 27 April 2015: registrations for non-presenters open
• 11 May 2015: programme released
• 25 May 2015: registrations for non-presenters close
• 8-10 June 2015: Conference


- Meghan Dougherty, Loyola University, Chicago
- Ditte Laursen & Bjarne Andersen, Netarkivet, the national Danish web archive

Organised by RESAW, Aarhus University, the State and University Library (Denmark), the Royal Library (Denmark), l'Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Université de Lille 3, the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), the University of Amsterdam, the British Library, and Leibniz University Hannover

Read the full call at http://resaw.eu/events/international-conference-aarhus-june-2015/

SECOND CALL 'Web Archives as scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives', 8-10 June 2015. Read full call athttp://resaw.eu/events/international-conference-aarhus-june-2015. Submission website athttp://events.netlab.dk/conference.

LAST REMINDER: Web25, Special issue of New Media & Society on the Web’s first 25 years, abstract deadline 15 Nov, full call athttp://imv.au.dk/~nb/Web25_call_nms.pdf

"Inside the Struggle to Preserve the World's Data”, Newsweek, July 2014,http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/inside-struggle-preserve-worlds-data-257020.html?ynano

"How to preserve the web’s past for the future”, Financial Times, April 2014, http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d87a33d8-c0a0-11e3-8578-00144feabdc0.html#axzz37cXx9xdw


August 2013
Web historiography and Internet Studies: Challenges and perspectives, New Media & Society, 15(5), 752-764
Read more: http://nms.sagepub.com/content/15/5/752.abstract

June 2013
Historical Network Analysis of the Web, Social Science Computer Review, 31(3), 306-321
Read more: http://ssc.sagepub.com/content/31/3/306.abstract

March 2013
The Web and Digital Humanities: Theoretical and Methodological Concerns (w. N.O. Finnemann), Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 57(1), 66-80
Read more: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08838151.2012.761699

NIELS BRÜGGER, Associate Professor, PhD
Head of the Centre for Internet Studies and of NetLab
Department of Aesthetics and Communication
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14, building 5347, room 236
8200 Aarhus N

Phone (switchboard)   +45 8715 0000
Phone (direct)               +45 8716 1971
Phone (mobile)             +45 2945 3231
E-mail                             nb at dac.au.dk<mailto:nb at dac.au.dk>
Webpage                       http://imv.au.dk/~nb

Profile at LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/1/50a/555
Skype name: niels_bruegger

The Centre for Internet Studies, http://cfi.au.dk
NetLab, http://netlab.dk
RESAW, a Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Material, http://resaw.eu
Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities, http://buddah.projects.history.ac.uk

        Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:49 +0000
        From: Elena Pierazzo <pierazzo at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for paper: Digital Humanities: the example of Antiquity

“Digital Humanities: the example of Antiquity”

(French version below)
The University ‘Stendhal’ of Grenoble 3, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes, L’Université Grenoble 2, the Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities and HISOMA  organise the conference “Digital Humanities: the example of Antiquity”. The conference will take place in Grenoble, from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2015.

The goal of this conference is twofold: at the same time an assessment of existing methodologies and a looking forward to new ones. It also has the objective of evaluating current practices of the application of Digital Humanities to the study of antiquity, practices which are quite numerous but also sometimes disconnected from each other and without an overall understanding. The conference also aims to contribute toward the design of new projects and the opening new paths, by establishing a dialogue between scholars for whom the Digital Humanities are already familiar and those wishing to acquire knowledge and practice in this domain.

The confirmed Keynote speakers are Gregory Crane (Tufts University & University of Leipzig) and Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London). The conference will be preceded by a workshop, particularly aimed at doctoral students, but open to everybody.
The study of Antiquity encompass very large geographical, historical and linguistic domains: from the Mediterranean to the borders of Europe and Asia, from the end of Prehistory to the Middle Ages, and from Greek and Latin to the languages of the Near and Middle East. This study is also distributed among different disciplines: Linguistics, Philology, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, History, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, etc. In all these disciplinary traditions, the application of computational techniques has been employed for several decades now, an application that has left quite a strong mark on the study of Antiquity. The employment of digital methods has also enabled substantial changes of methodology, the extent of which remains to be assessed.
Considering the diversity of such approaches in a context of research which is more and more internationalised, it seems worthwhile to present to scholars and PhD students an overview of current research in order to develop future endeavours.
The conference will be organised around four key topics: Editions of literary texts; Study of scholia and commentaries; Archaeology and Epigraphy; Prosopography and historical geography. Papers will focus on methodological questions and/or discuss general issues emerging within such topics. We also encourage proposals of posters presenting work in progress.
Please send your proposals of up to 300 words, in French or English (which will be the languages of the conference) by the 15th of January 2015 to the organisers:
icogitore at msh-alpes.fr
elena.pierazzo at u-grenoble3.fr
NB: In order to encourage the participation of young researchers, we will provide a limited number of bursaries. If you wish to be considered for one of these then please include a letter of motivation with your application.

[French version]

Le colloque «Humanités numériques : l’exemple de l’Antiquité», qui aura lieu à Grenoble du 2 au 4 septembre 2015, est organisé par l’Université Grenoble 3, l’Université Grenoble 2, la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes, The Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities, HISOMA.

L’ambition de ce colloque est double, tournée vers du bilan et des perspectives, dans une orientation méthodologique. Ainsi, il a pour objectif de faire le point sur les pratiques actuelles, déjà nombreuses, mais souvent éparses, dans le domaine des humanités numériques appliquées à l’étude de l’Antiquité. En outre, il contribuera à définir de nouveaux projets et à ouvrir des pistes nouvelles en établissant un dialogue entre des spécialistes déjà habitués au numérique et des enseignants-chercheurs désireux de développer leurs connaissances et leur pratique dans ce domaine.

Les keynote speakers ayant confirmé leur participation sont Gregory Crane (Tufts University & Univ. of Leipzig) et Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London).

Les deux jours de colloque proprement dit (3 et 4 septembre) seront précédés d’une journée d’ateliers destinés spécialement aux doctorants mais ouvertes aussi aux enseignants chercheurs.
Les sciences de l’Antiquité embrassent un très large domaine géographique (de la Méditerranée aux confins de l’Europe et de l’Asie), historique (de la fin de la Préhistoire au début du Moyen Âge) et linguistique (principalement grec et latin, mais sans négliger les langues du Proche- et Moyen-Orient). Elles reposent également sur des traditions disciplinaires variées : linguistique, philologie, critique littéraire, philosophie, histoire, archéologie, épigraphie, numismatique, etc. Dans toutes ces traditions disciplinaires, l’application de technologies numériques a connu, depuis plusieurs décennies, un développement considérable, qui n’a pas manqué de se marquer aussi dans les sciences de l’Antiquité. Les technologies numériques ont permis des renouvellements méthodologiques, dont nous n’avons pas encore pris toute la mesure.
Devant la diversité de ces approches, dans un contexte de plus en plus internationalisé, il semble intéressant de proposer aux enseignants-chercheurs et aux doctorants un tour d’horizon de la recherche actuelle, qui permettra de dégager des perspectives pour le futur.
Quatre axes ont été retenus : éditions de textes littéraires ; études de scholies et commentaires ; archéologie et épigraphie ; prosopographie et géographie.

Les communications devront porter sur des questions méthodologiques et/ou poser des problèmes inhérents à ces démarches. Il est également possible de proposer des posters présentant des projets en cours.
Les propositions de communication ou de posters (300 mots maximum, en français ou anglais, qui seront les langues de communication du colloque) sont à adresser au comité d’organisation :

icogitore at msh-alpes.fr
elena.pierazzo at u-grenoble3.fr
au plus tard le 15 janvier 2015

NB : Quelques bourses sont prévues pour permettre la participation des jeunes chercheurs et doctorants. Si vous êtes intéressés par cette aide, merci de l’indiquer et d’argumenter votre demande par une lettre de motivation.

Elena Pierazzo
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Université de Grenoble 3 'Stendhal'
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032

Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King's College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane

        Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:03:29 +0000
        From: "Vitale, Valeria" <valeria.vitale at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Linking Ancient People, Places, Objects and Texts. A round table discussion

Dear all,

we are delighted to invite you to:

Linking Ancient People, Places, Objects and Texts
a round table discussion
Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Daniel Pett (British Museum), Humphrey Southall (Portsmouth), Charlotte Tupman (KCL); with response by Eleanor Robson (UCL)

18:00, Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Anatomy Museum, Strand Building 6th Floor
King's College London, Strand London WC2R 2LS

As classicists and ancient historians have become increasingly reliant on large online research tools over recent years, it has become ever more imperative to find ways of integrating those tools. Linked Open Data (LOD) has the potential to leverage both the connectivity, accessibility and universal standards of the Web, and the power, structure and semantics of relational data. This potential is being used by several scholars and projects in the area of ancient world and historical studies. The SNAP:DRGN project (snapdrgn.net) is using LOD to bring together many technically varied databases and authorities lists of ancient persons into a single virtual authority file; the Pleiades gazetteer and service projects such as Pelagios and PastPlace are creating open vocabularies for historical places and networks of references to them. Museums and other heritage institutions are at the forefront of work to encode semantic archaeological and material culture data, and projects such as Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (ancientwisdoms.ac.uk) and the Homer Multitext (homermultitext.org) are developing citation protocols and an ontology for relating texts with variants, translations and influences.

The panel will introduce some of these key projects and concepts, and then the audience will be invited to participate in open discussion of the issues and potentials of Linked Ancient World Data.

We hope to see you there.




Valeria Vitale
PhD Student
King's College London
Department of Digital Humanities
26-29 Drury Lane WC2B 5RL London UK

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