[Humanist] 29.40 events: DHBenelux; East Asia; heritage; global practice; web science

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue May 19 10:08:46 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 40.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Isaksen L." <L.Isaksen at soton.ac.uk>                      (31)
        Subject: WebSci'15 Late Breaking Research call

  [2]   From:    Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>                     (94)
        Subject: University of Kansas: Digital Humanities Forum 2015
                Rethinking access, inclusivity, and infrastructure in global
                DH practice

  [3]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (22)
        Subject: Digital Heritage 2015

  [4]   From:    asu Chen <anthrochen at gmail.com>                           (92)
        Subject: 【Call for Papers】Focusing on East Asia: DADH 2015,
                Taipei, Taiwan_deadline: July 15, 2015

  [5]   From:    Elli Bleeker <elli.bleeker at gmail.com>                     (17)
        Subject: [DHBenelux 2015] Extension Early Bird Registration and
                Conference Dinner

        Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 10:39:26 +0000
        From: "Isaksen L." <L.Isaksen at soton.ac.uk>
        Subject: WebSci'15 Late Breaking Research call

                       ACM Web Science 2015

                      28 June to 1 July 2015
                     University of Oxford, UK

                 Call for Late Breaking Research

At WebSci15 we will hold an exciting and interactive session for Late
Breaking Research: analysis, demos and concepts that are not yet ready
for publication, but would stimulate debate and further investigation
into current topics within Web Science. Abstracts are invited (approx
500 words) that propose interesting and novel research that will
presented in a Pecha Kucha-style session on Sunday afternoon (28 June).

Late Breaking Research may be proposed on any theme that facilitates
interdisciplinary discussion of the Web and approaches to Web Science
research. We particularly welcome applications that are ambitious in
scope and aim to address the pressing challenges of Web Science. This
might include, but is not restricted to:

* Theorising the Web
* Data ownership, access and ethics
* Digital cultures
* Digital inequality, citizenship and governance
* The future of the Web

Submissions will be reviewed by the General and Programme Chairs as they
are received and will not be otherwise peer-reviewed. They should be
approximately 500 words and are not required to follow ACM formatting
requirements. Figures and references can be included but please respect
a two page limit to facilitate review. Submit papers using EasyChair at

Please note the interim deadline of 27 May in order to receive
notification before the early bird registration deadline of 29 May.
Submissions will be accepted up until 14 June.

        Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 09:24:54 -0500
        From: Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>
        Subject: University of Kansas: Digital Humanities Forum 2015 Rethinking access, inclusivity, and infrastructure in global DH practice

Dear all,

This is reminder for the CFP for our upcoming Fall IDRH <http://idrh.ku.edu>
Digital Humanities Forum Peripheries, barriers, hierarchies: rethinking
access, inclusivity, and infrastructure in global DH practice
http://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2015 . The forum will take place on

September 25 & 26, 2015 at the University of Kansas. We are excited that
Global Outlook Digital Humanities and Library and Information Science at
City University London are kindly supporting the conference. We are also
pleased to announce our three fantastic keynotes:

Kim Christen Withey <http://www.kimchristen.com/about/> , Associate Director,
Digital Technology and Culture Program, Washington State University

T-Kay Sangwand <http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/people/movers-shakers-2015/t-kay-sangwand-movers-shakers-2015-advocates>,
Human Rights Archivist, University of Texas Libraries, Human Rights
Documentation Initiative

Anita Say Chan <http://media.illinois.edu/faculty/detail/anita_chan>,
Assistant Research Professor of Communications, University of Illinois

Submit 500 word abstracts to idrh at ku.edu by June 1st.

Please share far and wide!
All best,

Peripheries, barriers, hierarchies: rethinking access, inclusivity, and
infrastructure in global DH practice  http://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2015

Digital Humanities engages in many alternative scholarly forms and
practices, and thus positions itself as a channel for exploring and
challenging how social and institutional constructs shape traditional and
digital academic discourses. Yet DH itself contains many non-neutral
practices and is far from barrier-free. Digital Humanities practices,
tools, infrastructures, and methodologies often embed a variety of
assumptions that shape what kind of scholarship gets made, studied, and
communicated; how it is represented to the world; and who can participate
in that making and communication. A truly accessible DH goes beyond
technical standards and provides people and communities of different
abilities, genders, sexual orientations, languages and cultures--and of
varying levels of access to technology and infrastructure--the capacity to
shape and pursue scholarship that addresses their own interests and needs.

In a global context, the expansion of DH practices around the world and
beyond the academy can reveal the ways in which dominant, hegemonic
practices within the field tend to reinforce the very inequalities DH
attempts to correct through its embrace of accessibility and knowledge
production. Thus, specific practices in Global DH can call attention to the
explicit and implicit contradictions in broader DH practices.

Our 2015 Digital Humanities Forum will take a critical approach to
exploring peripheries, barriers and hierarchies of digital humanities
practice in a global context, identifying those assumptions, and advocating
and showcasing alternative practices to advance the field. We will
critically engage these issues by exploring themes such as inclusivity,
accessibility, global perspectives, decolonization, and democratization as
they relate to digital humanities practice and infrastructure.

The Forum will take place on Saturday, September 26, following a full day
of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on Friday, September 25.

We seek projects, research results, or critical/theoretical approaches to
topics such as (but not limited to) the following:

- How do embedded assumptions of DH practice shape what gets made,
studied, and communicated;
- The limitations of digital structures and infrastructures such as
code/databases/ operating systems/interfaces/standards to represent or
highlight cultural/gender/linguistic specificities, and efforts to get past
these limitations;
- Inclusion and exclusion in digital collections: archival silences,
massive digital libraries, digital recovery projects;
- "Accessible DH" that includes different abilities, languages, genders
and sexual orientations, socio-economic conditions, and access to technical
knowledge and infrastructure;
- Case studies of projects focusing on accessibility and actively
focusing on openness;
- Case studies of indigenous, gendered, transnational, or “Global South”
- The concept and practice of minimal computing (sustainable computing
done under some set of significant constraints of hardware, software,
education, network capacity, power, or other factors);
- Projects exploring data in languages other than English or working
towards multilingual presentation;
- Critical making, hacking, tinkering, and non-textual modes of
knowledge production;
- "Soft infrastructures" such as ideas of ownership, copyright, and
intellectual property and their impact on global DH practice.

DH Forum best student paper award: Graduate students are encouraged to
submit abstracts of papers or poster presentations. One student
presentation will be selected for an award based on the quality,
originality, clarity of the written abstract, along with its alignment with
the DH Forum theme and expected future impact. The awardee will be
presented with a check for $400 and award certificate at the conference.
Students should identify themselves as such at the time of abstract
submission to be considered for the award. For a paper to be eligible, at
least fifty percent of the research reported in the paper must be performed
by one or more student authors, and the student must be the primary
presenter of the paper at the conference.

Please submit abstracts of 500 words maximum in PDF format to idrh at ku.edu
by June 1

Élika Ortega, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Watson Library 450, University of Kansas
elikaortega.net | @elikaortega

        Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 21:33:04 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Digital Heritage 2015

Digital Heritage 2015
28 September - 2 October
Granada, Spain


Digital Heritage 2015, jointly with the affiliated Conferences and 
exhibitions which are held under one common management and registration, 
invite you to participate and contribute to the second international 
forum for the dissemination and exchange of cutting-edge scientific 
knowledge on theoretical, generic and applied areas of digital heritage.

A "federated" world congress of the leading international societies, 
organizations, and events around IT for heritage, Digital Heritage 2015 
will bring together for the second time, VSMM, Eurographics GCH, 
Arqueologica 2.0, Archaeovirtual, and special events from CAA, CIPA, 
Space2Place, ICOMOS, ICIP, and more, all in one venue with a prestigious 
joint publication. A groundbreaking public display of cutting edge 
digital heritage projects will also grace the conference venue at 
Granada's Alhambra and Sciences Park museum.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

        Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 10:39:47 +0800
        From: asu Chen <anthrochen at gmail.com>
        Subject: 【Call for Papers】Focusing on East Asia: DADH 2015, Taipei, Taiwan_deadline: July 15, 2015
        In-Reply-To: <CACgBjXgfV1VXX7kh3HGMxWpPcbn=K0S5KaSFwgrmndCc17SvFw at mail.gmail.com>

Call for Papers

Focusing on East Asia:The 6th International Conference of Digital
Archives and Digital Humanities 2015


December 1-2, 2015

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Digital Humanities is the child born out of employing rapidly advanced
information technologies to systematically manage and explore the enormous
amount of data accumulated from various research fields. In general,
Digital Humanities refers to the application of information techniques and
the data manage system that comes with it, to investigate issues in
humanities, in particularly those that are considered difficult, or even
next to impossible to observe, describe, or analyze without the aid of
information techniques. For example, digital technology can deal with the
cross-area studies of broader geographical areas, or the diachronic and
comparative researches in longitudinal dimension.

    Through constant exchange of ideas between scholars of both humanities
and information technologies, the development of Digital Humanities has now
gone beyond simple data mining and exploring new research themes within
one’s own research field. It is aimed to become an interdisciplinary
approach that will intertwine knowledge from various research fields, and
integrate different types of data and analytical techniques, in order to
develop new research topics and methodologies, and to motivate both
reflections on and paradigm shift of humanities.

    Looking from a broader sense, information technologies and digital data
have already had very profound impacts on contemporary culture and in our
daily lives. Therefore, issues such as how exactly the application of
information techniques and digital data have impacted which aspect of
contemporary lives; how they have inspired creativities in societal
movements, cultural forms, and artistic expressions; and what will our
lives will be like living in a digital world in the future, have become
important research themes in Digital Humanities.

The theme of this year's conference, “Focusing on East Asia,” is founded on
this area’s specific languages, histories, social lives, and cultures
different from the Western and shape the unique DH research concerns and
topics in East Asia. We welcome submissions on featured topics and
researches based on the particularities of languages, texts, and
social-historical contexts in East Asia. The aims of this conference are:
to engage more researchers to participate in the ongoing dialogs that will
eventually lead to the integration of expertise from various disciplines,
to stimulate more new research themes, and ultimately to contribute to the
growth and flourishing of the East Asia’s research community of Digital

Topics of interest

We invite submissions of abstracts relating (but not limited) to the
following aspects of digital humanities, especially encourage papers
dealing with texts or data from East Asia (including Taiwan, Japan, Korea,
China, Mongolia, Vietnam and Southeast Asia):

   - Development of digital technologies and their applications to help
   advancing humanities studies (including digital media, data mining,
   software design, and modeling, etc.).
   - Interdisciplinary research and humanistic research in literature
   studies, linguistics, culture, and history that are conducted with the use
   of digital data or digital technology.
   - Research related to the impact of digital technologies on social,
   institutional, and cultural aspects, as well as its impact on globalization
   and multiculturalism.
   - Innovative forms of digital arts such as music, film and theatre; and
   digital applications such as digital design and new media.
   - Other DH-related topics.

Submission Guidelines

   - The call for papers is open for all who are interested.
   - All submissions are to be done online (website:
   - Submitted abstracts should include title, an abstract of 1,000-3,000
   words, 3-5 keywords, as well as the author’s name, affiliation & position,
   contact number, and email. The papers will be reviewed. Authors of accepted
   abstracts will be required to submit the full papers by October 1, 2015.
   - Publications: A Conference Proceeding will be distributed during the
   conference. The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit a
   revised version after the conference. If accepted, it will be included in
   the Series on Digital Humanities v. 7 published by the National Taiwan
   University Press.

Important Dates

   - Abstract Submission Deadline: Midnight Taiwan time, July 15, 2015.
   - Notification of Acceptance: August 14, 2015.


Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Co-organizer  http://terms.naer.edu.tw/detail/1502500/ s

Department of Computer Science, College of Science, National Cheng- chi
University, Taiwan

The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taiwan

Conference Secretariat Research Center for Digital Humanities, National
Taiwan University, Taiwan

Tel: 886-2-33669846

Email: dadhic at gmail.com

Address:No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan

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        Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 07:52:02 +0200
        From: Elli Bleeker <elli.bleeker at gmail.com>
        Subject: [DHBenelux 2015] Extension Early Bird Registration and Conference Dinner
        In-Reply-To: <CACgBjXgfV1VXX7kh3HGMxWpPcbn=K0S5KaSFwgrmndCc17SvFw at mail.gmail.com>

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the deadline for Early Bird registration
for the DHBenelux 2015 has been extended to Friday the 22nd of May, 17h00
(GMT +1). 

Together with a discount on the conference fee, the Early Bird registration
allows you to sign up for the conference dinner. The dinner takes place at
an exceptional location, the Art Nouveau ŒMarble Hall¹ of Antwerp¹s
historical Zoo, and is followed by a private tour through the zoo itself.

If you are already registered for the conference and would like to attend
the conference dinner as well, please send an email to dhbenelux at gmail.com.
For detailed information about the conference and registration, see
dhbenelux.org  http://dhbenelux.org/  .

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Antwerp.

With kind regards,

On behalve of the DHBenelux 2015 Program Chairs,

‹ Joris van Zundert

‹ Marijn Koolen

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