[Humanist] 28.826 events many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 17 07:46:16 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 826.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (45)
        Subject: Workshop

  [2]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                 (122)
        Subject: CfP: 2nd International Digital Libraries for Musicology
                workshop (DLfM 2015), Knoxville, TN, June 2015

  [3]   From:    Maria Moritz <mmoritz at gcdh.de>                            (63)
        Subject: Last CfP: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2015

  [4]   From:    Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>                       (48)
        Subject: Symposium at King's College London: Citizen Humanities Comes
                of Age

  [5]   From:    Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>                          (24)
        Subject: DH at Guelph Summer Workshops

  [6]   From:    Elena González-Blanco <elenagonzalezblanco at yahoo.es>     (25)
        Subject: Announcement: DayofDH on 19th May. Save the date!

        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:39:02 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Workshop

Workshop: New Methods of Manuscript Imaging and Analysis, 30 March-1 April 2015

A workshop organised by the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (nedimah.eu) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council Theme Leader Fellowship in Digital Transformations. The workshop is free to attend, and all are extremely welcome.

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Roderic Bowen Library, University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter, Wales, March 30th-April 1st, 2015

There has been a long tradition of the use of scientific aids in the investigation of manuscripts, dating back to the nineteenth century.  One of the first applications of digital imaging was in the investigation of damaged and concealed portions of manuscripts.  New technologies continue to offer enormous opportunities for enhancing our understanding of the date, localisation, contents and genesis of manuscript sources which are fundamental for many humanities disciplines.  New approaches including RTI imaging which by replicating angled lighting allows the scholar to see details such as scratched glosses or flaking of pigment which cannot be seen with conventional digital imaging.  Some research teams have even explored the use of synchrotron light sources in investigating manuscripts.  Researchers now have a multiplicity of tools with which to explore problems in manuscripts, and further exciting new technologies are likely to become available in the near future.

These methods create enormous opportunities for scholars, but also tremendous challenges. Existing work of this sort is currently very fragmented and knowledge of the possibilities scattered. There needs to be more contact between researchers in this area. Among the issues to be considered in this workshop will be how these sort of images can be made available for analysis by a wider range of researchers. These developments are also creating issues for cultural heritage organisations, who must make available new types of digital images. While many of the techniques derive from work in conservation science, repeated re-examination of ancient manuscripts using different techniques can raise preservation issues.This means moving far beyond the current provision of manuscripts that have been through ‘mass digitisation’, and moving to a more bespoke, ‘slow digitisation’ provision of images that are outputs of new types of capture.


Monday March 30th, Roderic Bowen Library, University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter(Transport will be provided from the National Library of Wales if you would like to attend this part of the event, please email the organisers.)

14.00 Introduction to the Roderic Bowen Library by Peter Hopkins, Special Collections Librarian, University of Wales Trinity St David

14.45 Hands on RTI demonstration, led by Professor William Endres, University of Kentucky

16.15 Tea in the Old Founders Library, St David’s Building, Lampeter

17.00 Return to Aberystwyth

Tuesday March 31st, Council Chamber, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

9.30 Coffee and registration

9.45 Welcome and introduction

10.00 Professor Kevin S. Kiernan, University of Kentucky, Digging with Digits: the Excavation of Artifacts in Ancient Manuscripts

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Professor Koen Janssens, University of Antwerp will present two projects: the use of synchotron radiation on ferro-gallic inks; and the mobile scanning of Flemish and Venetian illuminated manuscripts.

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Dr Polonca Ropret, Institute for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Raman spectroscopy and cultural heritage artefacts

15.00 Tea

16.00 Professor William Endres, University of Kentucky: The Use of RTI scanning in the Study of Manuscripts and Medieval Artefacts

Wednesday April 1st, Council Chamber, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

9.30 Coffee

9.45 Professor Lorna M. Hughes, School of Advanced Study, University of London: Developing Research Infrastructures for Digital Manuscripts

10.05 Professor Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow: Some Marginal Thoughts

10.25 Dr Estelle Stubbs, University of York and University of Sheffield: The Legacy of Manley and Rickert

10.45 Hendrik Hameeuw, Dr. Lieve Watteeuw and Bruno Vandermeulen, KU Leuven: When the details matter: acquiring, storing and safeguarding large interactive 2D and 3D data sets, from Mesopotamian cuneiform document to medieval manuscripts

11.45 Concluding discussion

12:30 Lunch

(13:00 The Black Book of Carmarthen: Minding the gaps, a public lunchtime lecture by Paul Russel and Myriah Williams presented by the National Library of Wales.)


The event is free, but please register at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nedimah-workshop-new-methods-for-manuscript-imaging-and-analysis-tickets-16013816757


A limited number of travel bursaries are available. If you wish to apply, please contact lorna.m.hughes at gmail.com, with details of your research, the country you are coming from (it must be part of the NeDiMAH network), and how you plan to participate in the event? You will be contacted after receipt of your application to let you know if it was successful.

Andrew Prescott FRHistS
Professor of Digital Humanities
University of Glasgow
AHRC Leadership Fellow for Digital Transformations

andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk

        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:49:05 +0000
        From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP: 2nd International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2015), Knoxville, TN, June 2015

                          1st Call for Papers
 2nd International Digital Libraries for Musicology workshop (DLfM 2015)
             25th June 2015 (full day), Knoxville, TN, USA
 co-hosted with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2015

  Workshop website http://www.transforming-musicology.org/dlfm2015/


Many Digital Libraries have long offered facilities to provide
multimedia content, including music. However there is now an ever more
urgent need to specifically support the distinct multiple forms of
music, the links between them, and the surrounding scholarly context,
as required by the transformed and extended methods being applied to
musicology and the wider Digital Humanities.

The Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) workshop presents a venue
specifically for those working on, and with, Digital Library systems
and content in the domain of music and musicology. This includes Music
Digital Library systems, their application and use in musicology,
technologies for enhanced access and organisation of musics in Digital
Libraries, bibliographic and metadata for music, intersections with
music Linked Data, and the challenges of working with the multiple
representations of music across large-scale digital collections such
as the Internet Archive and HathiTrust.


Paper submission deadline: 22nd April 2015 (23:59 UTC-11)
Notification of acceptance: 22nd May 2015
Registration deadline for one author per paper: To be confirmed
Camera ready submission deadline: 1st June 2015 (14:00 UTC)


DLfM will focus on the implications of music on Digital Libraries and
Digital Libraries research when pushing the boundaries of contemporary
musicology, including the application of techniques as reported in
more technologically oriented fora such as ISMIR and ICMC.

This will be the second edition of DLfM following a very successful
and well received workshop at Digital Libraries 2014, giving an
opportunity for the community to present and discuss developments in
the last year that tackle the agenda that emerged in London. In
particular we encourage participants to consider the theme of the main
conference - "Large, Dynamic and Ubiquitous" - and how this properties
are reflected in Music Digital Libraries and their application to

The workshop objectives are:

 - to act as a forum for reporting, presenting, and evaluating this
   work and disseminating new approaches to advance the discipline;

 - to create a venue for critically and constructively evaluating and
   verifying the operation of Music Digital Libraries and the
   applications and findings that flow from them;

 - to consider the suitability of existing Music Digital Libraries,
   particularly in light of the transformative methods and
   applications emerging from musicology and "Large, Dynamic, and
   Ubiquitous" collections of both audio and music related data;

 - to set the agenda for work in the field to address these new
   challenges and opportunities.


Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

 - Music Digital Libraries.

 - Digital Libraries in consideration of "Large, Dynamic and
   Ubiquitous" collections of audio and music related data.

 - Techniques for locating and accessing music in Very Large Digital
   Libraries (e.g. HathiTrust, Internet Archive).

 - Music data representations, including manuscripts/scores and audio

 - Interfaces and access mechanisms for Music Digital Libraries.

 - Digital Libraries in support of musicology and other scholarly
   study; novel requirements and methodologies therein.

 - Digital Libraries for combination of resources in support of
   musicology (e.g. combining audio, scores, bibliographic,
   geographic, ethnomusicology, performance, etc.)

 - User information needs and behaviour for Music Digital Libraries.
   Identification/location of music (in all forms) in generic Digital

 - Mechanisms for combining multi-form music content within and
   between Digital Libraries and other digital resources.

 - Information literacies for Music Digital Libraries.

 - Metadata and metadata schemas for music.

 - Application of Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques to Music
   Digital Libraries, and for their access and organisation.

 - Optical Music Recognition.

 - Ontologies and categorisation of musics and music artefacts.


We invite full papers (up to 8 pages) or short and position papers (up
to 4 pages). Papers will be peer reviewed by 2-3 members of the
programme committee.

Please produce your paper using the ACM template and submit to DLfM on
EasyChair by 22nd April 2015 (see IMPORTANT DATES above).

Accepted papers will be included in our proceedings; publisher to be

The proceedings of last year's workshop, DLfM 2014, can be found in
the ACM Digital Library at:

All submitted papers must:

 - be written in English;

 - contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;

 - be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template with a
   font size no smaller than 9pt;

 - be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform),
   and formatted for A4 size.

It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their submissions
adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply
with the above guidelines may be rejected without review.

Please note that at least one author from each accepted paper must
attend the workshop to present their work, and in addition must be
registered for the workshop by a date, preceding the camera ready
deadline, which will be confirmed in due course (see IMPORTANT DATES

ACM template: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
Submissions: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dlfm2015
Contact email: dlfm2015 at easychair.org


Kevin Page, University of Oxford
Ben Fields, Goldsmiths University of London

Publicity and proceedings
Richard Lewis, Goldsmiths University of London

Programme Committee
To be confirmed.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
905C D796 12CD 4C6E CBFB  69DA EFCE DCDF 71D7 D455

        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:50:37 +0100
        From: Maria Moritz <mmoritz at gcdh.de>
        Subject: Last CfP: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2015
        In-Reply-To: <54FCD494.3060707 at gcdh.de>

Last Call for Papers: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities

The /Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities/(GDDH) has established a new 
forum for the discussion of digital methods applied to all areas of the 
Humanities, including Classics, Philosophy, History, Literature, Law, 
Languages, Social Science, Archaeology and more. The initiative is 
organized by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).

The dialogs will take place every Tuesday at 5pm from late April until 
early July 2015in the form of 90 minute seminars. Presentations will be 
45 minutes long and delivered in English, followed by 45 minutes of 
discussion and student participation. Seminar content should be of 
interest to humanists, digital humanists, librarians and computer 

We invite submissions of complete papersdescribing research which 
employs digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way 
in order to enable a better or new understanding of the Humanities, both 
in the past and present. Themes may include text mining, machine 
learning, network analysis, time series, sentiment analysis, agent-based 
modelling, or efficient visualization of big and humanities-relevant 
data. Papers should be written in English. Successful papers will be 
submitted for publication as a special issue of /Digital Humanities 
Quarterly/(DHQ). Furthermore, the author(s) of the best paper will 
receive a prize of €500, which will be awarded on the basis of both 
the quality and the delivery of the paper.

A small budget for travel cost reimbursements is available.

Full papers should be sent by March 20thto gkraft at gcdh.de 
in Word .docx format or any other source format, 
such as LaTeX. There is no limitation in length but the suggested 
minimum is 5000 words. The full programme, including the venue of the 
dialogs, will be sent to you by April 1st.

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact gkraft at gcdh.de 

For further information and updates, visit 

GDDH Board (in alphabetical order):

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Georg August University Göttingen)
Marco Büchler (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jens Dierkes (Göttingen eResearch Alliance)
Emily Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Greta Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Angelo Mario Del Grosso (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Berenike Herrmann (Georg August University Göttingen)
Péter Király (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH 
Gabriele Kraft (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Bärbel Kröger  (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Martin Langner (Archäologisches Institut Göttingen)
Maria Moritz (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Sarah Bowen Savant (Aga Khan University, London, UK)
Oliver Schmitt (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH 
Sree Ganesh Thotempudi (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jörg Wettlaufer (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities & Göttingen 
Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Ulrike Wuttke (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

This event is financially supported by the /German Ministry of Education 
and Research/(No. 01UG1509).

Maria Moritz
Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Papendiek 16
D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

eMail: mmoritz at gcdh.de
web: eTrap project http://etrap.gcdh.de/

        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:36:16 +0000
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Symposium at King's College London: Citizen Humanities Comes of Age
        In-Reply-To: <54FCD494.3060707 at gcdh.de>

Citizen Humanities Comes of Age: Crowdsourcing for the Humanities in the 
21st Century

9th-10th September 2015
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King's College London

Research in the humanities was once the preserve of an academic and 
professional elite, conducted in universities, libraries, museums and 
archives, with clear criteria for belonging to the communities 
undertaking it. In the last ten years however, science and business, 
which shared this culture of exclusivity with the humanities, has found 
these boundaries challenged through crowdsourcing, and have flourished 
as a result. This collaborative and interdisciplinary symposium, 
organised jointly by King's College London’s Department of Digital 
Humanities (DDH) and Stanford University’s Center for Spatial and 
Textual Analysis (CESTA), seeks to explore the ways in which humanities 
and cultural heritage research is enriched through scholarly 
crowdsourcing. It brings together the unique perspectives on the subject 
that DDH and CESTA have developed over the past three years, including 
DDH’s Crowd-Sourcing Scoping Study funded by the AHRC, and Stanford’s 
Humanities Crowdsourcing research theme. These activities represent the 
cutting edge of humanities crowdsourcing in both its theory and its 
practice; and the symposium’s main aim is to build a bridge between the 
two. It will include presentations from this emerging field’s leading 
scholars and practitioners.

The meeting will explore the arc between the inception of humanities 
crowd-sourcing as a method of data processing adopted largely 
uncritically from big science, to its present instance as as means of 
interrogating fuzzy and disparate humanities research data in new ways 
using ‘non-professional’ engagement and input, and to future 
possibilities involving completely new ways of co-producing humanities 
research across increasingly blurred institutional and professional 

Event URL, including registration link and directions: 

The full programme will appear on the website soon.

Registration is £20, including lunch on both days and refreshments. Last 
booking date is 31 August 2015.

Dr. Stuart Dunn
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL

Email: stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk
Tel. +44 (0)20 7848 2709
Fax. +44 (0)20 7848 2980

Blog: http://stuartdunn.wordpress.com

        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:19:25 -0400
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: DH at Guelph Summer Workshops
        In-Reply-To: <54FCD494.3060707 at gcdh.de>

Dear Colleagues,

I’m very pleased to announce the inaugural offering of DH at Guelph Summer Workshops, which we hope will become a regular event on the University of Guelph campus that expands opportunities for digital humanities training in southwest Ontario. 

The courses will be offered over 4 days, May 19-22.

Our first offering is for three courses:
  -  Developing a Digital Exhibit in Omeka
  -  Topic Modeling for Humanities Research
  -  Online Collaborative Scholarship: Principles and Practices (A CWRCshop)

We are part of the DHSI (http://www.dhsi.org/  http://www.dhsi.org/ ) training network, and these courses are eligible for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria DH Graduate Certificate (http://english.uvic.ca/graduate/digital_humanities.html  http://english.uvic.ca/graduate/digital_humanities.html ).

Enriching events include a reception and opening talk by Susan Brown, a keynote talk by Jennifer Roberts-Smith (University of Waterloo) on “Your Mother is Not a Computer: Phenomenologies of the Human for Digital Humanities”, a panel led by Adam Hammond on early career and alt-ac opportunities related to DH, and other opportunities for socializing.

Full details of the courses and schedule are available here, along with details of fees and accommodation options: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/digital-humanities-guelph/dh2015 <https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/digital-humanities-guelph/dh2015>. Our tuition for this first year is minimal, and campus hostel rates are as low as $35/night in a shared (double) room, $45 in a single.

We are still working out the payment mechanism, but if you want to sign up for a course, or have any questions, please email digital.humanities at uoguelph.ca <mailto:digital.humanities at uoguelph.ca>.

Please spread the word about this new opportunity!


Susan Brown
Director, Orlando Project; Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
President (English), Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Societé

Visiting Professor                                    	Professor
English and Film Studies				School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Alberta					University of Guelph  
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5			Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
780-492-7803						519-824-4120 x53266    
susan.brown at ualberta.ca <mailto:susan.brown at ualberta.ca>				sbrown at uoguelph.ca <mailto:sbrown at uoguelph.ca> 

http://orlando.cambridge.org  http://orlando.cambridge.org/   http://www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO  http://www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO    http://www.cwrc.ca  http://www.cwrc.ca/

        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:41:00 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Elena González-Blanco <elenagonzalezblanco at yahoo.es>
        Subject: Announcement: DayofDH on 19th May. Save the date!
        In-Reply-To: <54FCD494.3060707 at gcdh.de>

To all digital humanists or people working on digital humanities projects,

Please, save the date and join us for the annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on May 19th, 2015.  

A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a project looking at a day in the work life of people involved in digital humanities computing. Every year it draws people from across the world together to document, with text and image, the events and activities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together the journals of participants into a resource that seeks to answer, “Just what do digital humanists really do?"

This year, the event will be hosted on behalf of centerNet at the Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales de la UNED (LINHD) in Madrid. For this reason, we want to innovate and make the day more collaborative. We will boost multilingual participation and group cooperative activities. 

We are working on the website now, which will be announced soon. If you have any suggestions or ideas in the meantime, please, let us know!


Elena González-Blanco
Gimena del Rio

And all the LINHD team
Twitter: @dayofdh and #dayofDH

A todos los humanistas digitales y personas que trabajan enproyectos de humanidades digitales:

Reservad la fecha y uníos a nosotros en la celebración anualdel Día de las Humanidades Digitales, que tendrá lugar el 19 de mayo de 2015.

El día de las Humanidades Digitales es un proyecto que buscareflejar la un día en la vida y en el trabajo del humanista digital. Es unevento que cada año atrae personas de los diferentes puntos del planeta paradocumentar, mediante texto e imágenes, sus actividades. La finalidad delproyecto es unir las contribuciones de los participantes en un único recursoque busca contestar la pregunta de “¿Qué hacen exactamente los humanistasdigitales?”

Este año el evento, patrocinado por CenterNet, estaráorganizado por el Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales de la UNED(LINHD) en Madrid. Por esta razón, queremos innovar y hacer el día máscolaborativo. Impulsaremos el multilingüismo y la participación grupal en formade actividades cooperativas.

Ahora mismo estamos ultimando la web, cuya publicaciónanunciaremos pronto. Si durante este tiempo tenéis ideas o sugerencias para lapuesta en marcha del evento, estaremos encantados de escucharlas!

Un saludo muy cordial

Elena González-Blanco

Gimena del Rio

Y todo el equipo de LINHD


Twitter: @dayofdh y #dayofDH


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