[Humanist] 28.796 digitizing natural history & medical mss; visualising Venice

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Fri Mar 6 10:20:40 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 796.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Isabelle Charmantier <isabelle at LINNEAN.ORG>               (10)
        Subject: Workshop on Digitising Natural History and Medical

  [2]   From:    Hannah L Jacobs <hannahlj at gmail.com>                      (44)
        Subject: Call for participation: Visualizing Venice

        Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:38:02 +0000
        From: Isabelle Charmantier <isabelle at LINNEAN.ORG>
        Subject: Workshop on Digitising Natural History and Medical Manuscripts
        In-Reply-To: <3C940B31F30FF0429A87D63313A97DCD0906F181 at w14mbx07.gb.so.ccs>

The Linnean Society of London will hold a day meeting entitled 'From Cabinet to Internet: Digitising Natural History and Medical Manuscripts' on 27/28 April 2015.

For more information and registration form, please go to http://www.linnean.org/Meetings-and-Events/Events/From+Cabinet+to+Internet

Organisers:      Isabelle Charmantier and Andrea Deneau, The Linnean Society of London
Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter

Date:                     From 1pm Monday 27 April to 5pm Tuesday 28 April 2015

Place:                    The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF

Cost:                      Registration: £30/£20 students (includes 3 refreshments, lunch and reception)

Meeting remit:

In order to understand past scientific networks and practices, scholars are increasingly turning to the tools of digital humanities. Using resources from information technologies, numerous existing projects are cataloguing, editing, indexing and digitising letters and manuscripts, and making them available to a wide community of researchers and collaborators from the public. The field of digital humanities has transformed the ways in which researchers look at manuscripts and letters: online editions are now accompanied by rich metadata, which facilitates research; digitised images mean that users can zoom in on details that previously needed good eyesight and a magnifying glass; and crowdsourcing ensures that collaborative work not only involves academics working amongst themselves, but that it also inclusively embraces the knowledge and the enthusiasm of members of the general public.

The workshop brings together academics and cultural sector professionals who work on projects specifically involving digitisation of correspondence and manuscripts related to natural history and medicine, from the 16th to the 19th century. They will present these projects and discuss ideas and practices, such as technological issues, collaboration and coordination between related projects, as well as developing areas of digital humanities, such as crowdsourcing.

        Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:48:09 -0500
        From: Hannah L Jacobs <hannahlj at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for participation: Visualizing Venice
        In-Reply-To: <3C940B31F30FF0429A87D63313A97DCD0906F181 at w14mbx07.gb.so.ccs>

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Visualizing Venice
Workshop. In this ten-day workshop, participants engage with historical and
cultural visualization technologies as they explore topics in art history,
architecture, urban history, and new media studies related to Venice. The
workshop will take place from June 1-12, 2015, at Venice International
University in Venice, Italy.

This year’s theme, "The Biennale and the City,” will focus on the history
of the Venice Biennale from several perspectives and scales of reference:
as a case study in architectural history in the Giardini and the Arsenale;
as a set of exhibitions undertaken both on those sites and in more
ephemeral sites around the city; as an aggregation of artistic forces
hailing from around the world; and as a phenomenon with a profound impact
upon the life and culture of the city of Venice itself.

Scholars from Duke University and Università Iuav di Venezia will teach
participants in a format that combines content on the Biennale with digital
skills for digital mapping, 3D modeling, mobile application development,
and time based media authorship, enabling participants to engage historical
questions with emerging digital tools. As part of the workshop,
participants will work collaboratively to create projects using the tools
they have learned, with the goals of creating high-quality, public-facing
research products suitable for a general audience and of identifying
potential areas to explore in their own future research.

This workshop is designed for participants at the Ph.D or post-doctoral
level in Interpretive Humanities (including Cultural Patrimony, History of
Art, Architecture and Urbanism, History, Geography, Architecture,
Archaeology, and other relevant disciplines). At the end of the course,
participants are issued an official Duke University/Università Iuav/Venice
International University joint Certificate.

For more information and to apply:

Application deadline: April 15, 2015.

"Visualizing Venice: The Biennale and the City" is sponsored by Duke
University, Università Iuav di Venezia, and Venice International

Hannah L. Jacobs
Multimedia Analyst, Wired! Lab
Art, Art History, & Visual Studies, Duke University
hannah.jacobs at duke.edu

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