[Humanist] 29.460 events: Early Modern science; topic modelling; books; Ada Lovelace

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 460.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dagmar Mrozik <mrozik at UNI-WUPPERTAL.DE>                   (56)
        Subject: Program for workshop "Jesuit early modern science in a
                digital perspective", Wuppertal, Nov 2015

  [2]   From:    Stefan Pernes <stefan.pernes at uni-wuerzburg.de>            (33)
        Subject: DARIAH Expert Workshop on Topic Models and Corpus Analysis:
                Call for Participation - Dublin, 14th-15th of December

  [3]   From:    Kanta Dihal <kanta.dihal at ELL.OX.AC.UK>                    (18)
        Subject: Registration now open: Ada Lovelace Postgraduate Workshop

  [4]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>          (193)
        Subject: Academic Book Week is next week!

        Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 09:31:28 +0100
        From: Dagmar Mrozik <mrozik at UNI-WUPPERTAL.DE>
        Subject: Program for workshop "Jesuit early modern science in a digital perspective", Wuppertal, Nov 2015

Dear all,

The program for our workshop "Jesuit early modern science in a digital 
perspective. The Jesuit Science Network" in Wuppertal is now available. 
The workshop will take place at Wuppertal University at the end of this 
month, Nov 26+27, in room K.11.07. You can find a description and the 
program of the workshop below and download the poster from 

Best regards,
Dagmar Mrozik


Workshop description

In recent years, an ever growing number of scholars in the humanities 
have realized the benefits they can gain from using digital methods in 
their work. This holds particularly true when it comes to dealing with 
large amounts of similarly structured information, as is the case in the 
study of early modern Jesuit science: biographical information of the 
involved actors, bibliographical information of published scientific 
works and unofficial manuscripts, chronologies of colleges and their 
scientific chairs, and so on. In order to record, categorize, and then 
map out all this data in a sensible way, it would only seem obvious to 
use computers, thus allowing for truly comprehensive studies to be made.

In our workshop "Early modern Jesuit science in a digital perspective - 
The Jesuit Science Network", we want to discuss such digital approaches 
in practice. As a particular example, we want to present the titular 
Jesuit Science Network (JSN), a biographical database on Jesuit scholars 
in early modern science that is currently in its last stages of 
development at Wuppertal University. After completion, it will contain 
around 1000 entries and will be put online for other researchers to use 
(expected launch mid 2016). Aside from discussing the JSN, the workshop 
also wants to give opportunities to address other digital methods and 
how the study of early modern Jesuit science can benefit from them.

Workshop program

Thursday, Nov 26
2:30pm - 2:45pm Volker Remmert (Wuppertal): Introduction
2:45pm - 3:45pm Bernard Deprez (Leuven): "Exploring jesuitica.be for 
science research: Strengths and weaknesses"
4:15pm - 5:15pm Alexander Czmiel, Fabian Körner (Berlin): "The Person 
Data Repository"
5:15pm - 6:15pm Dagmar Mrozik (Wuppertal): "The Jesuit Science Network"

Friday, Nov 27
9:00am - 10:00am Matteo Valleriani, Dirk Wintergrün (Berlin): "A 
Subnetwork of Treatises: The Editions of Clavius’s Sphere of Sacrobosco 
in the Early Modern Network of Tracts on The Sphere"
10:30am - 11:30am Luca Guzzardi (Milan): "The project of the Ruggiero 
Boscovich National Edition in digital perspective"
11:30am - 12:30pm Iva Lelková (Prague): "Visualization of Athanasius 
Kircher's (1602-1680) correspondence - Problems and questions"
Dagmar Mrozik

Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (IZWT)
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Gaußstr. 20
42119 Wuppertal

Raum N.10.01
Tel.: +49-(0)202-439-2955

        Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:36:12 +0000
        From: Stefan Pernes <stefan.pernes at uni-wuerzburg.de>
        Subject: DARIAH Expert Workshop on Topic Models and Corpus Analysis: Call for Participation - Dublin, 14th-15th of December

December 14th (full-day) and 15th (half-day) 2015

ADAPT Centre Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Ireland


With the increasing availability of large digital text resources,
quantitative methods of analysis have found their way into a wide range of
humanities disciplines and increasingly allow supplementing, and framing
qualitative approaches in quantitative terms, leveraging the properties of
large-scale data resources. Special relevance in this respect belongs to
Natural Language Processing as a core sub-discipline of computer science.
Recent advances in statistical approaches to recognising word embeddings
and topic models have been leveraged successfully by scholars in diverse
areas such as history, literary studies and linguistics.

The DARIAH NLP-WG invite participation from practitioners, researchers,
scholars and experts in areas including topic modelling, word embedding,
literary scholarship, history and the digital humanities. A portion of the
workshop will be dedicated to organising and planning future WG activities,
both Virtual and Physical.

This expert workshop agenda will include position papers and experience
reports on the use of corpus analysis and topic modelling tools, their
implications in different domains.

Timetable and Talk Abstracts
More information on our website:

How To Register
Registration is free, please send an email to dariahtdawg at gmail.com to
inform us of your participation.

Please include any dietary, access or other requirements in your email

The Organising Committee
Alexander O'Connor (DARIAH-IE)
Fotis Jannidis (DARIAH-DE)
Stefan Pernes (DARIAH-DE)

        Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 14:44:54 -0000
        From: Kanta Dihal <kanta.dihal at ELL.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Registration now open: Ada Lovelace Postgraduate Workshop

Texts and contexts: the cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace

An interdisciplinary workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Mathematics Institute, University of Oxford

Registration is now open for the one-day interdisciplinary workshop, Texts
and contexts: the cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace. The day will bring
together postgraduates, early career researchers, and anyone with an
interest in Ada Lovelace, to discuss the cultural influences of Lovelace’s
work from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Our keynote address will be delivered by Professor Sharon Ruston (Lancaster
University), who will later be joined in a roundtable discussion by
Professor Richard Holmes and Sydney Padua. We also look forward to hearing
papers on a wide variety of topics, from teaching and curating Lovelace in
the 21st century, to Lovelace’s influence in the humanities.

Registration fees are £10. To register, please follow this link:
d=2&catid=70&prodid=386> &modid=2&catid=70&prodid=386> and select ‘Graduate

        Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 21:44:25 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Academic Book Week is next week!

Academic Book Week (9-16 Nov) <http://acbookweek.com/> is next week! With a
constellation of events being showcased all around the UK from Sussex to
Edinburgh, this week highlights the wonderful work done by booksellers,
libraries, academics, and publishers, and discusses the academic book across
a spectrum of perspectives. Please find below the collected events–scroll
through to see what is happening near you!

We have also just announced some competitions and offers that will be
happening during the week! Including but not limited to winning an
#AcBookWeek tote bag, winning a special leather-bound edition of “The
Complete Works of Shakespeare”, and 50% off all academic books and
classics at Southcart Books. Find out about them more on this page

With so much happening, it will be hard to choose–we know we are already
having trouble deciding between events. Come to as many as you can, and help
support the future of the academic book!


​Cambridge will be hosting an exhibit for the entire week at the
University Library, <http://acbookweek.com/events/19329309485/> presenting a
selection of books showing examples of the way readers have interacted with
their textbooks from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries. And on the 9th
November <http://acbookweek.com/events/18911590075/> Dr Rosalind Grooms and
Kevin Taylor explore how Cambridge has shaped the world of academic
publishing, starting way back in 1534.


There are four events taking place in Oxford throughout the week. On the 9th
November Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology at University of Kent,
discusses his new book “The Power of Reading”
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19248990248/>. Furedi has constructed an
eclectic and entirely original history of reading, and will deliver a
similarly exciting discussion on the historical relevance of the reader.
Peter Lang Oxford are showcasing a book exhibit presenting the past and
present of the academic book from the 9th-16th November
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19249620132/>, this event requires no
registration so just drop in anytime to have a look! On the 11th November
Peter Lang again presents J. Khalfa and I. Chol
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19249508799/> who have recently published
“Spaces of the Book”, exploring the life of books ‘beyond the page’.
This launch will be followed by a drinks reception and discussion of the
aforementioned week-long exhibit. The Oxford events culminate on the 12th
November with a panel discussion on The Future of the Academic Monograph
<http://www.apple.com/>; four panelists and two respondents will address
issues from their personal perspectives including academic librarianship,
academic publishing, and academic bookselling.


Edinburgh plays host to a series of debates around digital text during the
week. The first is on the 9th November and the debate will cover online text
and learning <http://acbookweek.com/events/17951823387/>, the second on the
10th covers digital text and publishing <http://www.apple.com/>, the third
on the 11th covers open access textbooks
<http://acbookweek.com/events/17952127296/>, and the fourth on the 12th
covers online learning <http://acbookweek.com/events/17952437223/>. With
speakers from eclectic backgrounds and unique perspectives these offer
informative and insightful discussions. The week in Edinburgh finishes up on
the 13th with a debate on the subject Is the Book Dead?
<http://acbookweek.com/events/17952502418/> This promises to be an
interesting event with speakers from the Bookseller’s Association and
Scottish Publishing covering issues about the future of books and reading.


Liverpool launches their Academic Book Week events with a talk at the
University of Liverpool <http://www.apple.com/> with Simon Tanner as keynote
speaker, and a subsequent overview of the week’s events. Simon will speak
on ‘The Academic Book of the Future and Communities of Practice’ with
Charles Forsdick and Claire Taylor responding from the perspectives of
Translating Cultures and Digital Transformations, respectively. On the 10th
November Claire Hooper of Liverpool University Press and Charlie Rapple from
Kudos present ideas on how to promote your academic book
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19097791007/> via Kudos and social media, a
fitting topic when thinking specifically about the future of the academic
book. On the 11th Gina D’Oca of Palgrave MacMillan will speak about open
access monographs <http://acbookweek.com/events/19099303531/> and a
representative from Liverpool University Press will give their perspective.
The last event in Liverpool takes place on the 12th and will focus on the
academic book as a free available source for students
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19097023712/>. Academics, librarians, and
university presses should work together to create free open access sources
for students, but how? Find out here!


John Smith’s Glasgow hosts all of the events taking place in the city
throughout the week. The first night on the 9th the bookstore will stay open
late <http://acbookweek.com/events/19205338685/> and from 5:30-7:30pm all
customers will receive special one-night-only discounts on items not already
discounted! There will also be refreshments so there’s no excuse not to
come and celebrate the longstanding partnership between John Smith’s and
the University of Glasgow. On the 10th the bookstore hosts the launch of
Iain Macwhirter’s new book <http://acbookweek.com/events/19223274331/>,
“Tsuanmi: Scotland’s Democratic Revolution”. On the 11th -
purposefully coinciding with Armistice Day - John Smith’s caters an
evening of discussion and readings
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19223359586/> exploring Edwin Morgan’s
unique contribution to Scotland’s poetry in response to war. With readings
and contributions from friends and trustees of Edwin Morgan this evening
will be a personal and creative contribution to the week. John Smith’s
unique events don’t stop there! On the 12th Louise Welsh, Professor of
Creative Writing at Glasgow University, discusses her recent novels
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19223650456/>and the editing of a new
anthology of supernatural stories - a perfectly atmospheric evening for the
cold autumn evenings. John Smith’s last event takes place on the 13th
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19215137995/>, author and astronomer (what a
combination!) Dr. Pippa Goldschmidt discusses co-editing a new collection
“I Am Because You Are”. She will be joined by contributor Neil
Williamson as they talk science and fiction.


London has a large amount of events happening starting with a debate
focusing on how the evolving technologies of the book have changed the way
we read <http://acbookweek.com/events/18905756627/> at The School of
Advanced Study. The 10th sees two other events: Blackwell’s at UCL hosts
the book launch of Shirley Simon’s “Narratives of Doctoral Studies in
Science Education” <http://acbookweek.com/events/19250039386/> and Rowman
& Littlefield International offer a panel event on interdisciplinary
publishing and research <http://acbookweek.com/events/19225237202/>. The
question being asked is how do academics and publishers reach a diverse,
multidisciplinary audience and the panel will be followed by a Q&A session.
The 11th plays host to two events: Palgrave MacMillan’s premiere academic
series in the history of the book is being launched
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19329174080/> and elsewhere Charlotte Frost
outlines the future of the art history book
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19291267701/>. She asks ‘what should the art
history book of the future look like and what should it do differently for
the discipline to evolve?’ Since 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of
Richard Baxter’s birth, a symposium to honour his life and assess his
significance <http://acbookweek.com/events/18861361841/> takes place on the
13th, as well as a panel discussion at the Wellcome Collection
<http://acbookweek.com/events/18888371628/> specifically targeting questions
related to STM publishing and issues facing humanities research.

Hertfordshire & Cardiff

We have one event happening in Hertfordshire in conjunction with the
University of Hertfordshire Press and Hertfordshire Archives and Local
Studies! This is for anyone considering getting their research published
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19203072908> as it addresses local history and
publishing combined in an effort to help and advise about writing book
proposals and approaching publishers. Similarly, in Cardiff there is an
event on the 11th November utilising a forum to discuss innovative Open
Access academic publishing ventures

Manchester & Bristol

In Manchester on the 11th there will be a panel discussion presented by
Digital Humanities Manchester and the University of Manchester Library
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19248459661/> as they get to the root of the
issues presented in academic publishing. Multiple perspectives will make
this a fascinating event as panelists attempt to answer questions such as
what is the future of the academic long-form publication in the evolving
publishing landscape? And is there still a future for the physical book? And
in Bristol on the 10th November <http://acbookweek.com/events/19329125936/>
a panel tackles the questions facing the academic book from the perspective
of the panel and the audience.

Sussex & Sheffield

In Sussex on the 11th there is a similar panel discussion
<http://acbookweek.com/events/18262731321/>; three speakers from different
backgrounds grapple with the transformation of the academic book and what
that will mean for the future. On the 11th in Sheffield an important and
fascinating question is asked: Should we trust Wikipedia?
<http://acbookweek.com/events/18258599964/> Librarians and scholars from a
range of backgrounds discuss the validity of information on there and
address questions of integrity surrounding digital publishing. Sheffield
finishes off Academic Book Week on the 13th with an open afternoon in the
University of Sheffield Library’s Special Collections
<http://acbookweek.com/events/18258746402/>, introducing visitors to
treasures from their collection.

Dundee & Stirling

Dundee and Stirling partake in the excitement of the week also! On the 11th
November Dundee presents the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon <http://www.apple.com/>
as part of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival and on the 13th a mini-symposium
focused on the intersection of tradition and craft
<http://acbookweek.com/events/19221787885/> with the digital transformation
of art and design. In Stirling on the 12th John Watson, Commissioning Editor
for Law, Scottish Studies & Scottish History at Edinburgh University Press
will be speaking to students <http://acbookweek.com/events/18911796693/> of
the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication about
academic publishing and his role as a commissioning editor.

Leicester & Nottingham

When we mentioned that events were happening all over the country we
weren’t lying! If you are near the Midlands, DeMontford University is
bringing together PhD students to think about the future of the English PhD
<http://acbookweek.com/events/18792324348/> and the future training of
English academics. And last but not least on the 12th in Nottingham
Sprinting to the Open FuTure takes place
<http://acbookweek.com/events/18860613603/> - a panel discussion event
bringing together those who interact with academic books to explore
questions about how students and staff publish, and the challenges they

Best regards,
Marcel Knochelmann

Marcel Knochelmann
Research Intern, The Academic Book of the Future Project
Academic Book Week: 9-16 November 2015: acbookweek.com

Email: marcel.knochelmann.15 at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:marcel.knochelmann.15 at ucl.ac.uk>
Twitter: @AcBookFuture<https://twitter.com/AcBookFuture>
Website: academicbookfuture.org

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