[Humanist] 28.798 Digital History Seminar; a camp and uncamp

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Mar 7 10:08:54 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 798.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (18)
        Subject: MAKE U 2015

  [2]   From:    "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>                 (9)
        Subject: Register for HTRC UnCamp, March 30-31, 2015

  [3]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (38)
        Subject: Digital History Seminar - 10 March - London

        Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:40:17 -0500
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: MAKE U 2015

The MakerBus  http://www.makerbus.ca  team is once again pairing up with
the folks at Eurekamp  http://p4c.ualberta.ca/eurekamp/  to bring a week
long summer camp for kids 8-12 to the University of Victoria in parallel
with DHSI. If you are traveling out to DHSI this summer during the week of
June 8-12 and would like to bring your children with you, please consider
having them join us at MAKE U for a week of creative building, thinking,
and tinkering.

More information can be found here:

If you have any questions regarding the camp, please email
info at dhmakerbus.com

Kim Martin
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
Twitter: @antimony27
Blog: http://howhumanistsread.com/  http://howhumanistsread.wordpress.com/ 

        Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:53:04 +0000
        From: "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Register for HTRC UnCamp, March 30-31, 2015

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
March 30-31, 2015

This year’s HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp will be held March 30-31, 2015 at the University of Michigan Palmer Commons. This is the third iteration of the UnCamp—an event that is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools. This year’s keynote speakers are Professor Michelle Alexopoulos, of the University of Toronto Department of Economics and Professor Erez Lieberman Aiden of the Department of Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Read more about Michelle and Erez on the HTRC website.

Who should attend?
The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to the digital humanities tool developers, researchers and librarians of HathiTrust member institutions, and graduate students. Breakout sessions will cover a range of topics and be based around attendees’ self-identified roles, so all levels of user/researcher are encouraged to attend. Attendees will be asked for their input in planning sessions, so please plan to register early!

The UnCamp will have a minimal registration fee of $150 so as to make the Uncamp as affordable as possible for you to attend, while covering meals and venue expenses. Registration will be open until March 16, 2015, and is limited due to venue constraints, so do plan to register early.

Follow this link to register: https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1011462

Additional information, including hotel information and the full UnCamp program, will be posted at http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2015 as it becomes available. Please forward any question to HTRC Executive Assistant, Ryan Dubnicek (rdubnic2 at illinois.edu<mailto:rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>).

        Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:31:28 +0000
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital History Seminar - 10 March - London

Dear Digital Humanists,

The next digital history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in
London is on Tuesday 10 March at 5:15pm (John S Cohen Room 203, 2nd floor,
IHR, North block, Senate House). We hope you will be able to join us, and
please share this message with anyone you think may be interested.

We will be live-streaming the event on the website blog for those of you
who cannot be in London (http://ihrdighist.blogs.sas.ac.uk/).

*Lost Visions: retrieving the visual element of printed books*

*Abstract*:  Despite the mass digitization of books, illustrations have
remained more or less invisible. As an aesthetic form, illustration is
conventionally positioned at the bottom of a hierarchy that places painting
and sculpture at the top. The hybridity or bimediality of illustration is
also problematic, the genre having fallen between the cracks of literary
studies and art history. In a digital context, illustration has fared no
better: new technologies can aid the editing of a literary text far more
successfully than they can deal with the images that accompany it.

This paper focuses on the challenges and the implications of an AHRC-funded
Big Data project that will make searchable online over a million book
illustrations from the British Library’s collections. The images span the
late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, cover a variety of
reproductive techniques (including etching, wood engraving, lithography and
photography), and are taken from around 68,000 works of literature,
history, geography and philosophy.

The paper identifies issues relating to the improvement of bibliographic
metadata and the analysis of the iconographic features of the images, which
impact on our understanding of ‘the image’ in Digital Humanities and the
negotiation of Big Data more generally. The work undertaken as part of the
Lost Visions project allows for the further development of Illustration
Studies, repositioning visual culture in the largely text-based process of
digitisation and problematising modes of textual production.

*Speakers: *Julia Thomas, Nicky Lloyd and Ian Harvey (Cardiff)

Our full seminar list can be found on the IHR website: http://www.history
We hope to see you there

Adam Crymble

Convenor, Digital History Seminar

adam.crymble at gmail.com

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