[Humanist] 29.63 events: many and various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun May 31 11:22:54 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 63.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Gabriel Egan <mail at gabrielegan.com>                       (50)
        Subject: ESTS meeting CFP extended

  [2]   From:    Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                   (16)
        Subject: Balisage 2015 Program Announced

  [3]   From:    "Sarah E. Bond" <bondsarah007 at gmail.com>                  (29)
        Subject: mapping webinar

  [4]   From:    Marco Braghieri <k1346642 at kcl.ac.uk>                      (14)
        Subject: First Early Career Researcher Conference in Digital Arts and
                Humanities | King's College London | 18 June 2015

  [5]   From:    Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>                                 (45)
        Subject: Call for Proposals: UKWM15: Bridging Gaps, Making
                Connections, British Museum, London, 26 Oct 2015

  [6]   From:    Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>                     (32)
        Subject: CFP: SIGCIS 2015 Workshop - Infrastructures - submissions
                due June 30

  [7]   From:    Dalia Guerreiro <damague at gmail.com>                       (13)
        Subject: Registration. Digital Humanities in Portugal: building
                bridges and breaking barriers in the digital age.

  [8]   From:    María GA <mariagaguado at GMAIL.COM>                        (59)
        Subject: Leicester Graduate Conference "New Technologies, Old

  [9]   From:    Tom Lean <00000532bdfb86c9-dmarc-request at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>  (22)
        Subject: 2015 Oral History Society Conference - Oral histories of
                Science, Technology and Medicine

        Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 18:30:22 +0100
        From: Gabriel Egan <mail at gabrielegan.com>
        Subject: ESTS meeting CFP extended
        In-Reply-To: <20150523062930.577D26747 at digitalhumanities.org>

The Call for Papers for the 12th Annual Meeting of
the European Society for Textual Scholarship has
been extended to 30 June 2015. Details follow.

Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"
The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for
Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre
for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester
England 19-21 November 2015

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001
to stage a major collective investigation into the state
and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs
of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute
papers are invited on topics such as:

* Are users' needs changing?
* How does edition design shape use?
* Stability in print and digital
* Where are we in the study of mise en page?
* Facsimiles and scholarly editions
* Collaborative and social editing
* Editorial specialization in the digital age
* APIs and mashups versus anticipation
* The logic of annotation
* Is zero the best price point for editions?
* Readers versus users
* Can we assume a general reader'?
* Indexing and annotation versus search
* Editors, publishers and Open Access
* Is technology changing editing?
* Digital editions or digital archives?
* Are editions ever obsolete?
* Scholarly editions versus popular editions
* Any other topic related to the use or users of
scholarly editions

Plenary Speaker (subject to confirmation) include:

Hans Walter Gabler (Munich University)
David Greetham (City University of New York)
Tim William Machan (Notre Dame University)
Gary Taylor (Florida State University)
Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)
Andrew Prescott (Glasgow University)
Christina Lee (Nottingham University)
Terri Bourus (Indiana University)
Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan)

Hands-on workshops will be given on setting movable type,
letterpress printing, and getting started with XML.

Proposals for papers should be emailed to Prof Gabriel
Egan <gegan at dmu.ac.uk>

See http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS for information and registration

        Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:51:55 -0400
        From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: Balisage 2015 Program Announced
        In-Reply-To: <20150523062930.577D26747 at digitalhumanities.org>

Balisage: The Markup Conference
2015 Program Now Available

Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every August.

The 2015 program includes case studies from journal publishing, regulatory compliance systems, and large-scale document systems; formatting XML for print and browser-based print formatting; visualizing XML structures and documents. Technical papers cover such topics as: MathML; XSLT; use of XML in government and the humanities; XQuery; design of authoring systems; uses of markup that vary from poetry to spreadsheets to cyber justice; and hyperdocument link management. The conference will be preceded by a one-day symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup.

Are you interested in open information, reusable documents, and vendor and application independence? Then you need descriptive markup, and Balisage is the conference you should attend. Balisage brings together document architects, librarians, archivists, computer scientists, XML wizards, XSLT and XQuery programmers, implementers of XSLT and XQuery engines and other markup-related software, Topic-Map enthusiasts, semantic-Web evangelists, standards developers, academics, industrial researchers, government and NGO staff, industrial developers, practitioners, consultants, and the world's greatest concentration of markup theorists. Some participants are busy designing replacements for XML while other still use SGML (and know why they do). Discussion is open, candid, and unashamedly technical.  

Balisage 2015 Program: http://www.balisage.net/2015/Program.html

-- Tommie Usdin
Chair, Balisage: The Markup Conference

P.S. Balisage will be North Bethesda, Maryland USA
this year, accessible from the Washington DC Metro Red Line.

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015          mailto:info at balisage.net
August 11-14, 2015                               http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: August 10, 2015                +1 301 315 9631

        Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 05:01:33 -0400
        From: "Sarah E. Bond" <bondsarah007 at gmail.com>
        Subject: mapping webinar
        In-Reply-To: <20150523062930.577D26747 at digitalhumanities.org>

Mapping Webinar: Using Pleiades in the Classroom

Join us online at 10 am - 11:30 am (ET) on Friday, May 29th for a webinar
broadcast from the Center for Hellenic Studies  http://chs.harvard.edu/  to
discuss how to use the geospatial data housed in Pleiades.Stoa.org
http://pleiades.stoa.org/  to enrich your classroom and your research. We
will explore the site itself, but will also illustrate how one might make
maps   http://awmc.unc.edu/wordpress/alacarte/ (for teaching or for
publication), run classroom exercises
http://pleiades.stoa.org/news/blog/mapping-spartacus  (e.g. mapping the path
of the Justinianic plague), and allow students to contribute their own
research to the site. At the conclusion of the workshop, we hope to open it
up to questions and get some feedback on how you use Pleiades to teach.
The site already houses almost 35,000 places from the ancient
Mediterranean world, but with the help of others within the Pelagios
http://pelagios-project.blogspot.com/p/partners.html  consortium and Maxim
Romanov's digital Islam  http://maximromanov.github.io/althurayya/  work,
more and more ancient, late antique, and medieval places are being added.

Google Hangout:


YouTube Link to Watch:


Hope to see you there!

The Pleiades Editorial Board

--Sarah E. Bond, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
University of Iowa

        Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 16:50:47 +0100
        From: Marco Braghieri <k1346642 at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: First Early Career Researcher Conference in Digital Arts and Humanities | King's College London | 18 June 2015
        In-Reply-To: <20150523062930.577D26747 at digitalhumanities.org>

The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London is pleased to announce its first Early Career Researcher Conference in Digital Arts and Humanities research, which will take place on June 18, 2015 at the Strand Campus. This year's topic is ‘Blue Skies Above, Solid Ground Below: Innovation and Sustainability in Digital Arts & Humanities’.

The conference will be opened by Professor Sheila Anderson, head of the Department of Digital Humanities and will feature three keynote speakers: Professor Willard McCarty, Dr Gabriel Bodard from King’s College, jointly with his Master of Arts students, and Øyvind Eide, who was awarded the first PhD in Digital Humanities from King's College London.

In addition, eight speakers from various academic and non-academic backgrounds will explore the themes of the conference: 

- Curiosity-driven research
- Innovation in the representation of digital materials online
- Providing long-term digital access to cultural heritage
- Research grounded in real world problems

Speakers include: Grant Glass (KCL); Richard Ward (University of Sheffield); Jasmine Jones (Smith College); Shannon Smith (BISC/Queen’s); Nela Milic (Middlesex University - Goldsmiths); Reem Maghribi (Sharq CIC, NGO); Pei-Hsuan Su (National Taiwan University of Arts); Nico Macdonald (London Manifesto for Innovation).

There will also be a poster session with several projects being presented.

For further information please contact the organizing committee
EMAIL: phddh2015 at lists.cch.kcl.ac.uk 
WEBSITE: https://blueskiessolidground.wordpress.com/ 
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/dhbssgc 
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DHBSSGC

        Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 12:37:29 +0100
        From: Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Proposals: UKWM15: Bridging Gaps, Making Connections, British Museum, London, 26 Oct 2015
        In-Reply-To: <4182FD8DF882F04482B703CE5C826CE84AA6AB98 at VM-CONGO.wellcomeit.com>

The Museums Computer Group will be holding its annual UK Museums on the Web
conference at the British Museum in London on 26 October 2015. Our theme
for UKMW15 is 'Bridging Gaps, Making Connections', and our call for
proposals is now open
http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/2015/05/14/ukmw15-cfp/. One gap we'd
love to see addressed is that between digital humanities practitioners in
academia and cultural heritage technologists.

Digital technology is everywhere in museums today, and digital expertise
spreads throughout museums, from marketing and social media through gallery
interactives to online catalogues. Digital can offer value to cultural
heritage organisations and their publics, but are we in danger of either
missing the gaps in value, or becoming complacent and failing to make new

Is digital technology creating distance between museums and less tech-savvy
audiences? Are there gaps between our digital departments and the rest of
our organisations? Is there a gulf between the increasingly commercial
nature of social media and cultural needs? How can we make connections with
other (dis)similar organisations and avoid reinventing wheels? What don't
we talk about when we talk about museum technology?

Help us see the gaps, and where the bridges are being built! We're looking
for thought-provoking case studies, collaborations, and provocations or
manifestos that address these issues.  UKMW15 will show our sector what
gaps exist in the world of digital museums, how they're being bridged, and
where new connections are being made.

Submit your proposal through our online form here:

Key information

The UKMW15 call for proposals closes at midnight (London time) on 30 June
2015. Proposals will be reviewed over July and we aim to let people know
the results on August 1st.

Presentations are generally 15 - 30 minutes. You can get a sense of our
previous events through the summary posts we collect after each event:
http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/category/meetings/meeting-report/ Check
our Guidance for speakers
http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/meetings/guidance-for-speakers/ page. If
you have trouble with the proposal form or questions we haven't answered,
then please email contact at museumscomputergroup.org.uk.

Like the web, the shape of our theme may experience rapid change, as we're
hoping for a range of creative responses from within and without the
cultural heritage sector. If you have suggestions for keynote speakers, or
would like to help out on our Programme Committee
please drop us a line!

Danny Birchall and Mia Ridge
UKMW15 Programme Co-Chairs

        Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 22:06:18 +0000
        From: Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>
        Subject: CFP: SIGCIS 2015 Workshop - Infrastructures - submissions due June 30
        In-Reply-To: <4182FD8DF882F04482B703CE5C826CE84AA6AB98 at VM-CONGO.wellcomeit.com>

Greetings all - Please find below the call for papers for the annual SIGCIS workshop.  The theme for 2015 is “Infrastructures.”  As always, we hope that submissions will engage the theme, although, as always, we warmly welcome submissions on the history of computing and information (broadly conceived) that have no connection to the theme.

Please share, tweet, like, fax, photocopy, and cross-post this CFP widely!  Full details about submissions, travel grants, etc. are available from http://www.sigcis.org/workshop15.


Andy Russell


SIGCIS Workshop 2015: Infrastructures
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2015

The Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS<http://www.sigcis.org>) welcomes submissions for our annual one-day scholarly workshop to be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is immediately after the end of the regular annual meeting of our parent organization, the Society for the History of Technology, details of which are available from http://www.historyoftechnology.org/features/annual_meeting/.

Questions about the SIGCIS 2015 workshop should be addressed to Andrew Russell (Stevens Institute of Technology), who is serving as chair of the workshop organizing committee (e-mail: arussell at stevens.edu<mailto:arussell at stevens.edu>).

Workshop Theme: Infrastructures
Across academic, artistic, and popular domains, curiosity and concern over the information and computing infrastructures that sustain economic, cultural, and social interaction has never been more salient.  In contrast to the hype generated by the gadgetry of innovation prophets and venture capitalists, an emphasis on infrastructure highlights networks of labor and focuses on the human, material, and ecological cost and scale of information and computing technologies.

For the SIGCIS 2015 Workshop, we invite papers that engage historical dimensions of the prosaic work of building networks, cultivating workforces, and maintaining computing and information infrastructures.  Related themes necessarily include maintenance, labor, and ordinary experiences with information and computing technologies.  Proposals for individual papers or complete sessions might include the following topics:

  *   the maintenance of legacy hardware and software
  *   the training and treatment of labor and workforces
  *   the lived realities of computers and IT
  *   digital archives and their sustainability
  *   cyberinfrastructures for bureaucratic and scientific collaboration
  *   materiality of computing, media, and information technologies
  *   specific infrastructural technologies such as cables, fiber-optics, switching, and wireless
  *   political and economic aspects of infrastructure maintenance and development
  *   tensions between local or national legal regimes and global information infrastructures

As always, SIGCIS welcomes all types of contributions related to the history of computing and information, whether or not there is an explicit connection with the annual theme.  Our membership is international and interdisciplinary, and our members examine the history of information technologies and their place within society from a variety of scholarly perspectives including the history of technology, labor history, social history, business history, the history of science, science & technologies studies, communications, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, and museum studies.

Suggested Formats for Submissions
Proposals for entire sessions and individual presenters are both welcome. We hope to run special sessions featuring dissertations in progress and other works in progress. The workshop is a great opportunity to get helpful feedback on your projects in a relaxed and supportive environment. All proposals will be subject to a peer review process based on abstracts.  As we attract submissions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, it is best to be explicit: SIGCIS follows traditional practices for the submission of papers for professional historical conferences. These include selection based on abstracts rather than full papers; no dissemination of full papers (with the exception of works in progress and dissertations in progress, as noted in the CFP); and the requirement that presenters share their full papers with the session commentators at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015; the program committee will send notifications no later than July 15, 2015.

For complete details about the workshop, the submissions procedure, travel grants, and previous workshops, please visit http://www.sigcis.org/workshop15.

        Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 22:41:40 +0100
        From: Dalia Guerreiro <damague at gmail.com>
        Subject: Registration. Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking barriers in the digital age.
        In-Reply-To: <4182FD8DF882F04482B703CE5C826CE84AA6AB98 at VM-CONGO.wellcomeit.com>

Digital Humanities in Portugal: building bridges and breaking barriers 
in the digital age
Registration, Portugal, Lisbon

 Registration with paper or poster until June 12, 2015 
 General registration until August 31, 2015 
 Registration of students until August 31, 2015 


Dalia Guerreiro
Blogue - Bibliotecas e Humanidades Digitais  http://bdh.hypotheses.org/ 
Membro fundador da AHDig  http://ahdig.org/ 
@DaliaGuerreiro <https://twitter.com/DaliaGuerreiro>


        Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 13:12:18 +0100
        From: María GA <mariagaguado at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Leicester Graduate Conference "New Technologies, Old Methods"
        In-Reply-To: <4182FD8DF882F04482B703CE5C826CE84AA6AB98 at VM-CONGO.wellcomeit.com>

Dear members,

We are receiving abstract proposals for the graduate conference "New
Technologies, Old Methods: Social Sciences and Digital Worlds" taking place
on 23rd September at the Department of Sociology of the University of
Leicester. Please, send your abstracts by June 30th. We will really
appreciate if you could disseminate it to your contacts.

Best wishes,


*"New Technologies, Old Methods: Social Sciences and Digital Worlds"*

*University of Leicester Sociology Graduate Conference*

*(Wednesday 23rd September, 2015)*

Digital technologies have transformed the ways in which we interact,
participate in policy making, influence social change, and how we perceive
and present ourselves to others. Social media, mobile apps, online forums
challenge key sociological concepts like the subject, identity, intimacy,
authorship and temporality. Subjects -now users- produce data with daily
routines through status updates, photo uploads, online payments, browsing
history or the use of mobile apps for recreational or sport purposes. This
data is stored and made accessible to different agents such as governments,
corporations, NGOS or media. This raises ethical issues related to
surveillance, data protection, copyrights and privacy. Researchers now face
challenges of data access and analysis as well as the absence of validated
methods, ethics codes and tools for inquiry into these questions. Moreover,
their role as data producers in this new social environment have been
displaced by business needs and technological innovations that make data
collection and processing possible.

The enthusiasm and interest these technologies have generated in social
sciences might render invisible other social processes equally urgent and
worthy of study, for instance, arising social inequality, persistence of
risk society or the role of vulnerable subjects in transnational
capitalism. And although the offline activity has a long history of being
researched in the social sciences with the use of valid and reliable
methods, the appearance of online sphere has created new implications for
carrying studies into both spheres. The conference will deal with the
challenges, risks and new possibilities that the digital turn brings about
for methodologies in social sciences.

We invite Masters and PhD students to apply with a 300-word abstract and a
brief biographical note. Suggestions for presentations topics include, but
are not limited to:

--Self-identity and perceptions of risk

--Digital technologies, embodiment and self-monitoring

--Problem of now-casting

--Digital methodologies

--Investigating social class, gender, and sexuality in the modern age

--New face of the civil society in the context of virtual world

--Big Data collection and analysis in Social Sciences

--Online surveillance and data protection

--Open and collaborative knowledge and copyrights

Please, send your abstract proposal (300 words) and a short biography
indicating name, institutional affiliation and title in a word document no
later than Monday June 30th to the email address:
conferencepgsoc at leicester.ac.uk

María González Aguado
Research Fellow- Department of Sociology
University of Leicester
University Road

        Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 13:03:55 +0000
        From: Tom Lean <00000532bdfb86c9-dmarc-request at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
        Subject: 2015 Oral History Society Conference - Oral histories of Science, Technology and Medicine
        In-Reply-To: <4182FD8DF882F04482B703CE5C826CE84AA6AB98 at VM-CONGO.wellcomeit.com>

List members may be interested in the upcoming 2015 Oral History Society Conference - This year's theme is oral history and history of science, technology and medicine - Sex! Boffins! Bureaucrats! Automation! Mental Health! and much, much, more... Further details below  Regards,

Dr Thomas Lean

An Oral History of the Electricity Supply Industry / An Oral History of British Science
National Life Stories
The British Library
Oral histories of Science, Technology and Medicine

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome Trust

Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK

From: 10th July 2015
To: 11th July 2015
Conference ScopeWhat can oral history and life story methodologies bring to the study of the history of science, technology and medicine? How have historians of science, technology and medicine made use of personal memory and narratives in their research?
This conference will explore the theoretical and practical challenges of using oral history-based techniques in the broad areas of the histories of science, mathematics, engineering, technology and medicine, and welcomes contributions which use oral history to:   
   - Understand change in medicine and science
   - Consider the links between organisational history and memory
   - Juxtapose oral history with other historical sources
   - Review the cultural interface between history, memory and technology
   - Uncover personal reflections on technological and medical innovation and change
   - Examine ways in which memory can be used to interpret and engage with wider public audiences about current scientific issues in, for example, biomedicine, the environment and lifestyle choices
The conference will bring into dialogue oral historians, historians of science, technology and medicine, medical sociologists, technologists, archivists, the scientific humanities, and heritage professionals working in museums, higher education, broadcasting and other media.  Full programme and registration available at http://www.oralhistory.org.uk/conference.php?conf=5&status=0 

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