[Humanist] 28.786 events: Nebraska Forum; New Scholars Seminar

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 786.
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  [1]   From:    Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>                       (35)
        Subject: Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities: Digital Cultural
                Heritage

  [2]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>                  (80)
        Subject: New Scholars Seminar


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        Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:17:59 +0000
        From: Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>
        Subject: Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities: Digital Cultural Heritage


The 2015 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 9 - 10, 2015.

On Thursday, April 9, the forum will open with a keynote address and reception from 3:00 - 6:30pm at the Great Plains Art Museum at the Center for Great Plains Studies, 1155 Q Street.  This event is free & open to the public.

On Friday, April 10, invited scholars will share their research and engage discussion around the Forum's central theme, "Digital Cultural Heritage." The forum will take place from 8:30am - 3:00pm.  For more information go to: go.unl.edu/dhforum15 http://go.unl.edu/dhforum15 .  The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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Thursday, April 9
3:00-5:30pm, reception 5:30-6:30pm
Great Plains Art Museum at the Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q Street - Free & open to the public
Parking is available at the Q Place Garage located at 1111 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.
Other UNL Parking garage locations can be found here<http://parking.unl.edu/maps/CityCampusParkingMap.pdf>.

Keynote Speakers:
Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University
Robert Leopold, Deputy Director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian
Cecilia Lindhé, Director of HUMlab and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Umeå University, Sweden

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Friday, April 10
8:30am - 3:00pm
To participate, please pre-register at: go.unl.edu/dh_register<http://go.unl.edu/dh_register>  http://go.unl.edu/dh_register
The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Forum Participants:
James Coltrain, Assistant Professor in History and Faculty Fellow in Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rachel Optiz, Executive Director of SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas
Marie Saldana, PhD Candidate in Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles
Ethan Watrall, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Associate Director of Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences; Director Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative
Maurizio Forte, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University
Robert Leopold, Deputy Director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian
Cecilia Lindhé, Director of HUMlab and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Umeå University, Sweden

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Presented by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities<http://cdrh.unl.edu/>

Forum Sponsors:
Department of History
John and Catherine Angle Endowment, College of Arts and Sciences
John L. Champe Lecturers, Department of Anthropology
Roland A. and Katherine Cox Walter Fund for Excellence in Digital Humanities Research
UNL Research Council



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        Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:11:17 -0700
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: New Scholars Seminar


New Scholars Seminar in Digital Humanities

/June 29-30th, 2015 at the University of Western Sydney /

CHCI, centerNet and UWS are collaborating to organize a pre-conference
seminar for new scholars interested in the digital humanities. They have
arranged for support for up to 10 scholars from outside Australia and 5
scholars resident in Australia to help with the costs of transportation
and accommodation to the seminar in Sydney. An additional 10 bursaries
are available under a separate scheme for research students from the
University of Western Sydney.

What is the New Scholars Seminar?

The NSS is a two-day unconference event on Monday and Tuesday, June
29^th and 30^th connected with public events on Building Communities and
Networks in the Humanities. The events are for new scholars to meet and
develop research collaborations in the digital humanities. The agenda
for the unconference events will be set by the participants. The events
are timed to take place before DH 2015 (dh2015.org  http://dh2015.org )
at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

Who would participate?
For the purposes of this seminar a "new scholar" is defined as someone
who is either a graduate student or someone who has received their PhD
within the last 5 years (or longer if a case is made for career
interruption). Postdoctoral fellows and people in alternative academic
positions are welcome to apply.

Participation will be by reviewed application and accommodation/travel
support will be limited to 15 people, including 10 affiliated with CHCI
and 5 participants from Australia. 

How does one apply?

Applications are due by April 15. Applications include i) a Statement of
Research that outlines your research interests in digital humanities;
ii) a letter of support from a CHCI centre/institute director (not
required for Australian applicants), including a statement specifying
the matching funds the centre will offer to supplement the $1,250
combined CHCI and centerNet contributions toward the applicant’s trip;
and iii) a short two-page CV. Applications should be sent to the Kule
Institute for Advanced Study <kias at ualberta.ca
<mailto:kias at ualberta.ca>> at the University of Alberta.

What sort of support will be provided?

CHCI and centerNet have negotiated a support package for participants,
encouraging matching support from the applicant’s home institution.

-- CHCI will provide $1,000 USD in support for up to 10 participants
outside Australia who are sponsored by CHCI institutes.  centerNet will
provide a further $250 USD in support for these participants.

-- CHCI will provide $250 USD in support for up to 5 participants
resident in Australia. Preference will be given to those affiliated with
a centre that is a member of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities
Research Centres (ACHRC).

-- Students from UWS should apply to the UWS bursary scheme, which
will be internally advertised.

-- The sponsoring CHCI institutes are expected to provide matching
support to the applicants if they are accepted.

-- Successful applicants will be provided with catering during the
2-day seminar.

-- Successful applicants will also be provided with a conference
registration subsidy of $100 per new scholar (reducing the cost to $295
AUD, which includes full conference catering).

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta is
organizing this seminar on behalf of CHCI and centerNet. Rachel Hendery
(Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, UWS) and Geoffrey Rockwell
(Director, Kule Institute for Advanced Study, University of Alberta,
Canada) will convene the New Scholars Seminar.

New Scholars Seminar Programme:

The programme for the seminar will be developed by the participants once
accepted and coordinated by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study. The
idea is to empower new scholars to develop their own research directions
and collaborations. There will therefore be two phases:

 1. Before the on-site portion of the Seminar there will be an online
    component. Participants will share their Statements and negotiate
    what will happen during the seminar. We expect there will be
    clusters of research interests that emerge which can form the
    intellectual backbone of the Seminar. KIAS will coordinate an online
    conversation that will encourage leadership to emerge from within
    the group so that the actual structure of the on-site days will be
    primarily organized by the participants.
 2. The on-site portion of the Seminar will take place over two days
    before the DH2015 conference (29 and 30 June). The program will
    include short presentations by participants addressing issues
    identified in online discussion and unconference activities. Also
    included will be a panel of senior researchers from the DH community
    discussing careers in the digital humanities and an opportunity to
    talk with these researchers in small groups.




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