[Humanist] 28.342 events: history; heritage; smart cities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Sep 20 09:11:47 CEST 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 342.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (35)
        Subject: Digita History seminar, London

  [2]   From:    Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>                 (41)
        Subject: EAGLE to hold a conference on Digital Cultural Heritage in
                Paris. Program now online

  [3]   From:    Innovation Academy at Trinity College Dublin               (5)
                <info at innovationacademy.ie>
        Subject: Events at the Innovation Academy - Sept 2014


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        Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:59:48 +0100
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digita History seminar, London


Dear Digital Humanists,

For those of you within commuting distance of London, I'd like to invite you
to a talk by Jo Guldi, about her tool, Paper Machines
(http://papermachines.org/), which includes rather impressive ways to topic
model, geo-locate, and analyse large textual collections. For those of you
who do not live in London, we'll be live-streaming the event at (
http://www.livestream.com/historyspot).

Full details below:

Title: Introducing Paper Machines
Date:  7 October 2014
Time:  5:15 PM (BST=GMT+1)
Venue:  Room 208, Senate House
Speaker: Jo Guldi (Brown University)

Abstract: Historians of the twentieth century have to contend with a
technological problem, the issue of archives too large to process by
traditional methods.  While textual encoding, tagging, and n-grams can
reveal certain patterns in digital archives, topic modeling and topic
frequency, applied to hand-tailored archives, can help the historian make
informed decisions about where in an archive to start looking.  Digital
methods, in this way, are driving historians to longer and longer time
scales, making it possible for even younger scholars to perform a ‘distant
reading’ on big questions that range over nations and centuries.  The talk
will follow parts of the argument of The History Manifesto (2014), comparing
how a historian’s search for periodization, agency, and causality in the
data compare with use and abuse of digital data in other digital fields.

Speaker Biography: Jo Guldi is author of Roads to Power (2012), What is the
Spatial Turn? (2012), the digital toolkit Paper Machines (2012) and
co-author of The History Manifesto (2014).  She is Hans Rothfels Assistant
Professor of Modern Britain and its Empire at Brown University.  Her next
project, The Long Land War, examines a century and a half of movements for
land and water around the globe.

Adam Crymble
Lecturer of Digital History
University of Hertfordshire
a.crymble at herts.ac.uk



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        Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:01 +0100
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: EAGLE to hold a conference on Digital Cultural Heritage in Paris. Program now online


Forwarded for the Eagle Europeana Network:

-------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	EAGLE to hold a conference on Digital Cultural Heritage in
Paris. Program now online
> Date: 	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:05:49 +0200
>  From: 	EAGLE Project <info at eagle-network.eu>

We warmly invite you to the EAGLE 2014 International Conference on
Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the
Ancient World. Hosted by EAGLE Europeana network of  Ancient Greek and Latin
Epigraphy, École Normale Supérieure and Collège de France, Chaire
Religion, institutions et société de la Rome antique, it is the second in
a series of international events planned by this European and international
consortium.

The conference will be held September 29-30 and October 1, 2014, in Paris.
Keynote lectures will be delivered by Susan Hazan (The Israel Museum), Tom
Elliott (New York University).

Please post and distribute widely!

Thank you and Best Wishes!

The Eagle 2014 Organisers

*** *** ***

Conference Web-Page:
http://www.eclap.eu/conference 
http://tinyurl.com/prklbr9

Conference Program: http://tinyurl.com/nyezbj4

Digital Poster Exhibition: *http://tinyurl.com/q8m4gth

Register
http://www.eagle-network.eu/about/events/eagle2014/registration/ HERE

Registration is free and open through September 24, 2014

Follow EAGLE onFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eagle-Project/368159833278789 and Twitter
 <https://twitter.com/Eagle_Project>!

*** *** ***

EAGLE – Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy
http://www.eagle-network.eu/ , will be a new online archive for epigraphy in
Europe, co-funded through the ICT - Policy Support Programme
http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ict-policy-support-programme of the
European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/ict_psp/index_en.htm.

The EAGLE Best Practice Network is part of Europeana
http://www.europeana.eu/ , a multi-lingual online collection of millions of
digitised items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media
collections.



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        Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:19:47 +0000
        From: Innovation Academy at Trinity College Dublin <info at innovationacademy.ie>
        Subject: Events at the Innovation Academy - Sept 2014


INNOVATION CAFÉ PANEL DISCUSSION
at DISCOVER RESEARCH DUBLIN:

Are smart cities making us dumb?

26 SEPTEMBER 2014 
18:00, 3 FOSTER PLACE, COLLEGE GREEN

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=31e091ba572d41cb19f9b3a63&id=6e1faf09bf&e=8345dbfe3c



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