[Humanist] 28.834 events: government & humanities; digital history; pedagogy; tools

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 19 07:37:03 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 834.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Tessa Whitehouse <m.t.whitehouse at qmul.ac.uk>              (31)
        Subject: Digital Tools Workshop

  [2]   From:    Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>                  (55)
        Subject: Centre for Science and Policy Annual Conference - How can
                government make better use of expertise and evidence from
                the humanities - 14 April 2015

  [3]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (28)
        Subject: Digital History Seminar - 24 March - London

  [4]   From:    "Shrout, Anelise" <anshrout at davidson.edu>                 (42)
        Subject: CFP: Undergraduate #DH workshop at DH2015

        Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:37:36 +0000
        From: Tessa Whitehouse <m.t.whitehouse at qmul.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Tools Workshop

A reminder about this training event on 25 March - there are a few  
remaining places, so please do register if you'd like to attend.

Workshop: Digital Tools for Researchers in the Humanities
Wednesday 25 March, 1.30-4.30pm (Queen’s Building W.206)

This 3-hour workshop is dedicated to digital research methods for  
faculty and graduate students in HSS. It will introduce you to basic  
software that will allow you to collect, analyse, and visualise your  
research materials. Led by Julianne Nyhan, the session will comprise a  
45 minute introductory lecture on the digital humanities, and a 2-hour  
practical lab. Please register here.

You are requested to bring your own laptops and to install two pieces  
of software on them in advance: Zotero and Paper Machines. Zotero is a  
tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research  
sources. Paper Machines is an open-source extension for the Zotero  
bibliographic management software that allows researchers to generate  
analyses and visualizations of user-provided corpora, without  
requiring extensive computational resources or technical knowledge.

Other resources and methods that will be touched upon are Tapor and  
TEI by Example.


1.30-2.15pm Lecture

2.15-2.30 Coffee

2.30-4.30 Lab

You can arrive from 1pm for help if you are having problems installing  
Zotero or Paper Machines. We will also have a couple of spare laptops  
with the programmes installed in case of emergencies.

This event is free to attend and has been organised and funded by QMUL  
Digital Initiatives Network and the Centre for Early Modern Mapping  
News and Networks. Please email Ruth Ahnert if you have any queries (r.r.ahnert at qmul.ac.uk 


        Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:53:23 +0000
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: Centre for Science and Policy Annual Conference - How can government make better use of expertise and evidence from the humanities - 14 April 2015

> *From:* Belen Tejada Romero <bt261 at cam.ac.uk>
> *Date:* 18 March 2015 11:23
> *To:* m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
> *Subject:* Centre for Science and Policy Annual Conference - 14 April 2015
> ** Register now for our Annual Conference http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/events/csap-annual-conference-2015/   **
> CSaP Annual Conference 2015: How can government make better use of expertise and evidence from the humanities?
> Murray Edwards College and Churchill College, Cambridge
> 14 April 2015
> Registration has now opened for the 2015 Annual Conference http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/events/csap-annual-conference-2015/ .
> This year's annual conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.
> Since it was founded in 2009, CSaP has spun out a remarkable network of experts and decision-makers – a unique community of academics and policy makers collaborating in an innovative environment, building relationships based on understanding, respect and trust, and contributing to the production of policy-relevant evidence and expertise.
> Panel discussion topics include:
> The multiple dimensions of climate change
> Understanding the finacial future with lessons from the past
> The place of the humanities in dealing with conflict
> The role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making
> Who should attend?
> This conference has been designed for an audience of policy makers, academics, business leaders and early-career researchers who have an interest in the relationship between the humanities and policy.
> Cost of attending
> The cost of attending is £50 with a reduced rate for researchers and students:
> Standard cost - £50
> Academics - £25
> Students and postdocs - £10
> Registration
> To register your attendance, please click here http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=144&catid=906&prodid=1276   (This link will take you through to the University of Cambridge online store).
> Best wishes
> Belen
> Belen Tejada-Romero
> Centre for Science and Policy
> University of Cambridge
> Tel: +44 (0) 1223 746680
> www.csap.cam.ac.uk<applewebdata://C9C0E184-7765-472C-B024-E594D5A4B36E/www.csap.cam.ac.uk>
> Follow us on twitter<https://twitter.com/CSciPol>
> *View the 2014 CSaP Annual Report here http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/programmes/annual-conference-2014/ *

        Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:56:39 +0000
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital History Seminar - 24 March - London

Dear Digital Humanists,

The next digital history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in
London is on Tuesday 24 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/).

*Text Mining the History of Medicine*

*Abstract*:  I will present the results of a collaborative and
interdisciplinary project between the National Centre for Text Mining
(NaCTeM) and the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
(CHSTM) at the University of Manchester, demonstrating the capabilities of
innovative text mining tools to allow the automatic extraction of
information from two historical archives: the British Medical Journal (BMJ)
(1840 – present) and the London-area Medical Officer of Health (MOH)
reports (1848-1972). NaCTeM’s text mining tools have enriched these
historical archives with semantic metadata automatically by extracting
terms, named entities and events.  The development of a semantic search
system focused on the understanding of historical changes in lung diseases
since 1840.

*Speakers: *Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester University)

Our full seminar list can be found on the IHR website:
We hope to see you there

Adam Crymble

Convenor, Digital History Seminar
adam.crymble at gmail.com

        Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:00:03 +0000
        From: "Shrout, Anelise" <anshrout at davidson.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Undergraduate #DH workshop at DH2015

*** Attachments:

Call for Participants:

Starting from Scratch?: Strategies for Building Undergraduate-Centered #DH Programs - DH2015 - Sydney, Australia - Workshop dates: June 29-30

Do you work with undergraduates in digital humanities programs? Want to share experiences and discuss best practices with other practitioners?

This Digital Humanities 2015 pre-conference, half-day workshop will use case studies of “start-up” undergraduate DH programs as a jumping off point for a broader discussion about whether undergraduate digital programs must indeed start from scratch at each new institution, and whether it is possible to craft a transnational document for DH best practices.

We aim to include participants from as wide a range of geographical locations and roles (faculty, students, librarians, archivists, instructional technologists, IT professionals, program directors, etc.) within DH initiatives as possible.

The central issues driving this workshop are:

• The challenges of establishing DH programs at teaching and undergraduate-centered institutions
• The ways in which the pedagogical needs of undergraduate institutions and undergraduate-centered DH programs differ from and dovetail with those of larger research universities
• The role of and challenges to undergraduate-focused DH programs around the world
• How the discussions about digital humanities taking place on liberal arts campuses relate to broader questions that animate the field of digital pedagogy

Workshop Structure
At the workshop, participants will present short introductions to their undergraduate DH programs and outline one main takeaway each.  Both organizers and participants will work to draw attention to commonalities and differences among presentations, before opening up the floor to design-thinking exercises and formal discussions designed to add material to the whiteboard scaffold.

The workshop itself will:
• Invite participants to share different approaches to undergraduate-centered DH programs, incorporating global perspectives
• Workshop some general solutions to common undergraduate-DH problems, share local challenges, and collaborate on strategies for particular problems
• Define common principles and pedagogical reasoning, keeping in mind the variety and experimental nature of different initiatives
• Explore the many different forms of undergraduate-focused digital programs
• Chart recent developments in digital liberal arts pedagogy

In addition to sharing insights from different programs during an in-person session, this workshop also aims to codify some best practices for building and sustaining new digital humanities programs for undergraduates.  Drawing on the success of crowd-sourced best practices, we will compile what we’ve learned into a collaborative, public document  that speaks to the needs of undergraduates, their teachers and their institutions in the digital age.

In advance of the workshop, participants will be invited to scaffold a best-practices whitepaper identifying different pedagogies, challenges and questions they want the workshop to address.  A version of this document will be circulated in advance of the workshop.  After the conference, presenters will work together to transition the document into a more formal whitepaper and to compile an accompanying bibliography, linking the issues raised to the existing literature.

This public document will be informative, rather than prescriptive.  It is intended to highlight the practitioners' points of view.  It will share and solicit contributions from attendees as well as those not present.  Overall, the goal of this workshop and whitepaper is to share undergraduate DH practitioners’ experiences, with an eye to how others around the world  can learn from or build upon those experiences.

Submission Guidelines

Please draft a ~500 word narrative of your experience working with undergraduates on digital humanities programs/ projects/ initiatives. Your narrative should be submitted to startingfromscratchDH at gmail.com<mailto:startingfromscratchDH at gmail.com> by March 31st.

Proposals might share issues encountered while building undergraduate-centered DH programs, identify successful strategies for undergraduate DH education, or highlight possibilities for future DH pedagogical developments.

We will notify applicants by the week of April 6th.

Workshop Program Committee
• James Baker, The British Library
• Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Davidson College
• Mark Sample, Davidson College
• Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria
• Anelise Hanson Shrout, Davidson College
• Sara Sikes, Massachusetts Historical Society

Anelise Hanson Shrout, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Studies
Davidson College

E-mail: startingfromscratchDH at gmail.com<mailto:startingfromscratchDH at gmail.com>
Phone: 704.894.2134
Office: Jackson Court #6

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