[Humanist] 28.849 events: summer school; linked pasts; heritage markup; text, speech, dialogue

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 25 07:36:00 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 849.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Elton.Barker" <elton.barker at OPEN.AC.UK>                  (32)
        Subject: Pelagios Linked Pasts colloquium, @KCL, 20-21 July 2015

  [2]   From:    TSD 2015 <tsd2015 at tsdconference.org>                      (87)
        Subject: TSD 2015 - Second Call for Papers

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (67)

  [4]   From:    Hugh Cayless <philomousos at gmail.com>                      (42)
        Subject: Reminder: Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup CFP

        Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:35:10 +0000
        From: "Elton.Barker" <elton.barker at OPEN.AC.UK>
        Subject: Pelagios Linked Pasts colloquium, @KCL, 20-21 July 2015
        In-Reply-To: <F8CCDD2B313E5648A76BB0EA12FCD9121717D5C9 at EX10-MBX-LIVE-B.open.ac.uk>

Dear all,

The Pelagios project is pleased to announce a two-day colloquium on the subject of “Linked Pasts”. Bringing together leading exponents of Linked Data from across the Humanities and Cultural Heritage sector, we address some of the challenges to developing a digital ecosystem of online open materials, through two days of position papers, discussion and breakout group activity. Day 1 will tackle the themes of Time, Geo and People, and issues of Open Data, Classification Schemes and Infrastructure. Day 2 will be devoted to two parallel structured activities, one exploring Niches (space, time, people), and the other Nutrition Cycles (open data, classification, infrastructure). For details of the line up of talks and contributors, see below.

Venue and date: The Great Hall, KCL (Strand Campus), 20-21 July 2015

Refreshments (tea/coffee, lunch) will be provided, along with a reception on Monday evening. The event is free of charge but places are limited. To reserve your place, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pelagios-linked-pasts-tickets-16278937741.

Day 1
   Welcome – Pelagios: A Linked Pasts Ecosystem?
   Keynote – Sebastian Heath (NYU), TBA

Session 1
   Time – Ryan Shaw (UNC), An Ecosystem of Time Periods: PeriodO (http://perio.do/)
   Geo – Ruth Mostern (UC Merced), An Ecosystem of Places: Gazetteers
   People – Gabriel Bodard (KCL), An Ecosystem of People: SNAP (http://snapdrgn.net/)

Session 2
   Open Data – Mia Ridge (OU), Trends and Practice within Cultural Heritage
   Classification schemes – Antoine Isaac (Amsterdam), Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/)

Day 2
Session 3: Towards an Infrastructure
   Rainer Simon (AIT): The Recogito Annotation Platform (http://pelagios.org/recogito/)
   Humphrey Southall (Portsmouth): PastPlace gazetteer (http://pastplace.org/)
   Guenther Goerz (Erlangen): WissKI (http://wiss-ki.eu/)
   Holly Wright/Doug Tudhope: Ariadne (http://www.ariadneproject.org/)

Session 4
   Structured Activity 1: Niches (Space, Time, People)
   Structured Activity 2: Nutrition Cycles (Open Data, Classification, Infrastructure)

Wrap up: feedback, next steps + community actions

Elton Barker, Reader in Classical Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Visiting Fellow, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens

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        Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:29:13 +0000
        From: TSD 2015 <tsd2015 at tsdconference.org>
        Subject: TSD 2015 - Second Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <F8CCDD2B313E5648A76BB0EA12FCD9121717D5C9 at EX10-MBX-LIVE-B.open.ac.uk>


Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015


The submission deadline March 31 is approaching. We will not extend the deadline.
However, in case you need some extra days, please let us know and do
the following: Register yourself and submit your paper with a valid abstract.
Put “UNFINISHED” as the first word in the abstract (both in the system
and in the paper). We need at least the abstract to organize the reviews.
When you finish your work, please, update the paper.


* Keynote speakers: Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller,
      Peter D. Turney, and Alexander Waibel.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed in
      all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings
      Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, final
      reviewers discussion.
* TSD is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2015 satellite event.
* TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, all
      meals, one social event, etc) for an easily affordable fee starting at
      270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.


March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers
May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date


TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available on a CD to participants at the time of the


Keynote topic:
    Challenges of Modern Era in Speech and Language Processing

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)



The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
 of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA).

Venue: Plzeň (Pilsen), Parkhotel Congress Center Plzeň, Czech Republic


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2015 at tsdconference.org
Phone: (+420) 724 910 148
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2015 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015

        Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:36:28 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        In-Reply-To: <11441C643C09B345839ED871BE700C581A7C31F6 at MBX03.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>


We are pleased to announce the confirmed details of this year's DHoxSS.  This year the Summer School has grown and we are offering 8 workshop strands.

The Summer School will be held at St Anne’s College and other nearby venues between 20-24 July 2015.

Booking will open on Thursday 9 April and close on Monday 29 June (although we advise you to book as early as possible as some workshops sold out last year before the closing date).

Below are details of:

*Confirmed schedule

*Registration rates

*Group discount rates

*Venue and Accommodation



**Workshop Strands**

*An Introduction to Digital Humanities

*Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments

*Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

*Digital Musicology

*From Text to Tech Corpus

*Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse Managing

*Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative

*Linked Data for the Humanities

**Additional Lectures (Tues –Thursday)**

*   Digital Transformations Panel - Various Speakers

*   Digital Image Corruption - where it comes from and how to  detect

Chris Powell, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

*   Digital & Context Specific Collections

Jessica Suess, University of Oxford Museums and Anjanesh Babu,  Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

*   Networking: Reassembling the Republic of Letters,1500-180

Howard Hotson, Faculty of History, University of Oxford

*   Digital Restoration for Beginners: Is this for me and how would I get started?

Julia Craig-McFeely Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

*   Let your projects shine: lightweight usability testing for digital humanities project

Mia Ridge,  Digital Humanities, Open University

*   Crowdsourced Text Transcription

Victoria Van Hyning, Zooniverse, University of Oxford

   *   If a picture is worth 1000 words what's a medium quality scan worth?

David Zeitlyn, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

   *   The Online Corpus of Inscriptions from Ancient North

Daniel Burt, Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford

**Keynote Lectures**

Opening Keynote - Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Closing Keynote - James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

**Evening Events*

Join us for events every evening, including a research poster and drinks reception, a guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture, and

a dinner at Exeter College.  These events are free to attend, except the dinner where there is an additional charge of £57.50 per person.


*Commercial: You work for a commercial or corporate organisation


*Academic/Education/NFP: You work for an educational institution, library, charity or not-for-profit organisation in any capacity

£590 (15% discount)

Student (any institution/level): You are enrolled as a (full-time or part-time) student at any educational institution at any level or are a member of staff of the University of Oxford

£485  (30% discount)

*Staff or Student of the University of Oxford: You work or student at the collegiate University of Oxford

£485  (30% discount)

Note: Registration will be via our online store by debit/credit card.

A group discount is available If 5 or more people from your organisation would like to attend and can book as a group.  5% discount for groups of 5-9 and 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. If you are interested in a group booking please contact us (events at it.ox.ac.uk<mailto:events at it.ox.ac.uk>) for more details of the separate booking process.


The Summer School will be held at St Anne's College and other nearby University venues.

Accommodation -   Single ensuite dormitory rooms available at St Anne's College on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunday 19 July -  £60/night  (reduced rate)

Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July - £75/night

Accommodation may be booked during the registration process.


If you have any questions please contact events at it.ox.ac.uk<mailto:events at it.ox.ac.uk>.

A further email will be sent when booking is open in April.

Kind regards

The DHoXSS Events Team

        Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:57:57 -0400
        From: Hugh Cayless <philomousos at gmail.com>
        Subject: Reminder: Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup CFP
        In-Reply-To: <11441C643C09B345839ED871BE700C581A7C31F6 at MBX03.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Dear all,

I’d like to remind you of the approaching deadline for submitting papers for the Balisage Cultural Heritage Markup Symposium (see below). You still have plenty of time to finish your paper, but it’s time to start writing if you haven’t already! I hope you can join me. It’s going to be fun!

All the best,

 *  Hugh A. Cayless, Ph.D
 *  hugh.cayless at duke.edu
 *  Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3)
 *  http://blogs.library.duke.edu/dcthree/

Cultural Heritage Markup:
Using Markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural heritage materials
a Balisage pre-conference symposium

Monday August 10, 2015
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

Markup and markup technologies are used in a wide variety of cultural heritage projects by linguists, students of literature, librarians, historians, curators, and others. Markup is used behind the scenes in archives, libraries, and museums to create and store metadata and the textual content of a wide variety of materials both textual and artefactual. We want to know how you or your project are using markup to preserve, analyze, disseminate, or curate materials of long-term value to society.

Balisage is an excellent venue to discuss both theoretical and practical questions. Is cultural heritage markup essentially different from industrial markup? Is it inherently more heterogeneous, more complex? Are “industrial” tools like XML and HTML really appropriate for cultural heritage materials? How well will standards like TEI and EAD serve us as technology progresses? We dedicate this day to discussion of the challenges and possibilities of markup technologies used in the preservation of our cultural heritage and its transmission to future generations.

We welcome proposals to present at the Symposium. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Representing heterogeneous materials
• Data modeling to support scholarly research
• Building for the long term, even after the money has run out
• Using/repurposing tools that weren’t designed for the kind of thing you’re doing
• What are the benefits and challenges of using XML for representing texts of scholarly interest? What about non-textual artifacts?
• What does it mean for cultural heritage texts to be interoperable?
• Shared tag sets. Are shared markup vocabularies (e.g., TEI, EAD, LIDO, CDWA) sufficient? How can we improve them?

Full papers should be submitted by 17 April 2015. All papers are peer-reviewed — we pride ourselves that you will seldom get a more thorough, skeptical, or helpful review than the one provided by Balisage reviewers.

Key dates:
- 27 March 2015 — Peer review applications due
- 17 April 2015 — Paper submissions due
- 17 April 2015 — Applications for student support awards due
- 22 May 2015 — Speakers notified
- 17 July 2015 — Final papers due
- 10 August 2015 — Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup
- 11–14 August 2015 — Balisage: The Markup Conference

For more information: info at balisage.net or +1 301 315 9631

          Balisage: The Markup Conference
     There is Nothing As Practical As A Good Theory

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014          mailto:info at balisage.net
August 5-8, 2014                               http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: August 4, 2014                +1 301 315 9631

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