[Humanist] 29.763 events many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 8 13:18:54 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 763.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>                (83)
        Subject: 2nd cfp HaPoP-3, 25 June 2015, Paris

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (50)
        Subject: Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts

  [3]   From:    Editorial Institute <editinst at bu.edu>                     (26)
        Subject: Graduate Conference in Editorial Studies

  [4]   From:    Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>                          (78)
        Subject: CFP: Digital Textualities/Canadian Contexts//Textualités
                numériques/Contextes canadiens

  [5]   From:    Peter Boot <peter.boot at huygens.knaw.nl>                   (17)
        Subject: CfP Complexities of project logistics, Antwerp, October 4

  [6]   From:    Van Hulle Dirk <dirk.vanhulle at uantwerpen.be>              (40)
        Subject: Conference 'Digital Scholarly Editing', Antwerp, 5-7 Oct

  [7]   From:    "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>                  (21)
        Subject: Quantitative Text Analysis Brown University April 8-9

  [8]   From:    Sally Wyatt <sally.wyatt at ehumanities.knaw.nl>             (14)
        Subject: Invitation 20 May 2016: "Past, Present and Future of Digital
                Humanities & Social Sciences in the Netherlands"

  [9]   From:    Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>                     (10)
        Subject: Registration now open - The Maintainers: A Conference

  [10]  From:    James Emmott <j.emmott at qmul.ac.uk>                         (8)
        Subject: DH Seminar 8 March: Digital Humanities, New Media, and

  [11]  From:    Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at westernsydney.edu.au>                (31)
        Subject: CFP : History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the
                 Modern Age, July 2016

        Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:04:06 +0100
        From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>
        Subject: 2nd cfp HaPoP-3, 25 June 2015, Paris


Third symposium for History and Philosophy of Programming

June 25, 2016
CNAM, Paris, France

/An affiliated event of CiE 2016 
<https://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/CIE2016/>, Paris/

We are happy to announce the third Symposium for the History and
Philosophy of Programming. This symposium follows the first
 http://www.computing-conference.ugent.be/hapop12   and second
 http://www.computing-conference.ugent.be/hapop2   editions which
were organized in 2012 and 2014 respectively. It is supported by the
DHST/DLMPS Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing
<www.hapoc.org> and the CNAM http://www.cnam.fr/ .

One major challenge throughout the history of programming is the
development of an interface between humans, software and hardware.
It has been the task of the so-called operating system to: maintain
a file system; regulate access to resources; synchronize operations;
etc. Today, Operating Systems are usually equipped with Graphical
User interfaces (GUI) designed to give the "user" a "friendly"
experience thus hiding  – and sometimes even rendering inaccessible
– much of the underlying structure and features of the computing
machinery. In which way is this changing our relation to machines
and what the unintended epistemic consequences are, is still to be

The aim of the current symposium is to offer an opportunity for
historical and philosophical reflection on operating systems and the
programs they coordinate. Our approach is interdisciplinarity and
openness towards different fields relevant to HaPoC. We were and are
strongly convinced that such trans- and interdisciplinarity is
necessary if one wants to reflect on a discipline such as computer
science with its multidimensional nature. The current symposium will
be organized in a similar manner and invites researchers coming from
a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers,
logicians and computer scientists who want to engage with topics
relevant to the history and philosophy of programming and more
specifically that of operating systems.

Topics of the symposium include but are not restricted to historical
and philosophical reflections on:

  •    Origin, evolution and future of OSs
  •    Design and Epistemology of User Interfaces
  •    Principles of Data Access, Control and Sharing, especially in
relation to OSs (e.g. the Bell-La Padula model)
  •    Privacy and Security in OSs
  •    Batch processing and time sharing systems
  •    Models, problems and techniques of concurrency, parallelism
and distributed systems
  •    Open source vs corporate software
  •    Programming paradigms and techniques (e.g. pair-programming)


We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the
main topics of the symposium to submit an abstract of 500 words to:


Abstracts must be written in English. Please note that the format of
uploaded files must be .pdf or .doc.  

In order to access the submission page, the creation of an EasyChair
account will be required.


Submission deadline: March 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2016


Gaël Duval (Ulteo)
Daniel Glazman (Disruptive Innovations)
Warren Toomey (Bond University, Australia)

Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR8163), Raphaël Fournier-S'niehotta (CNAM),
Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR7117), Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex


Maarten Bullynck (Université de Paris 8)
Martin Campbell-Kelly (University of Warwick)
Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR 8163 STL)
Gilles Dowek (INRIA, Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification)
Raphaël Fournier-S'niehotta (CNAM)
Jean-Baptiste Joinet (Université Jean Moulin)
Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR 7117 Archives Henri-Poincaré)
Camille Paloque-Berges (CNAM)
Maël Pégny (IHPST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Tomas Petricek (University of Cambridge)
Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University)
Jacques Printz (CNAM)

For further information please contact us at:info at hapoc.org

        Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:51:16 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts

DRHA 2016
Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts
University of Brighton, September 4th – 7th 2016.

Place, Ecology and the Digital

DRHA will gather in Brighton for the 20th anniversary of the network and conference. DRHA has become one of the foremost conferences in the world in facilitating dialogue between academics and practitioners from:
	•	Digital Arts and Humanities,
	•	Creative Industries,
	•	Digital Libraries and Archives

The University of Brighton is proud to be hosting DRHA2016 and invites you to contribute. 

DRHA2016 Theme: Place, Ecology and the Digital
The ‘digital’ can imply a sense of everywhere and at the same time nowhere in particular. The combination with place and ecology invites reflection on what it is to be: situated; embedded in complex nested systems; to be in relationship to place and, further, how the digital may challenge or facilitate this. Place could refer to ideas of localism; to community and to geographical base, or equally it may refer to more abstract, distributed or virtual realms or networks.

DRHA 2016 continues where the conference in 2015 left off in asking how we can engage with some of the ‘wicked problems’ and grand challenges of our time. There will be a number of high profile keynotes as well as a focus on interdisciplinary and intercultural ‘labs’. The conference will offer a platform to ‘labs’ that offer insights into approaches and methods for facilitating interdisciplinarity. Complex contemporary issues resist single-disciplinary enquiry and require hybrid or emergent methods. The conference will bring together lab curators and facilitators so that the network can collaboratively reflect upon, evaluate and refine methods for resolving grand challenges.

DRHA2016: Place, Ecology and the Digital. This announcement is to alert you to the forthcoming event and to invite you to consider developing a proposal. DRHA is a peer-reviewed conference. The call for papers will be released later this month.

DRHA comprises and academic conference and a curated programme. Along with the call for papers we will also be issuing a call for proposals for creative responses to the theme. The curatorial panel will be comprised of representatives of DRHA and cultural partners in the city of Brighton. There will be opportunities to create/install work thought the city in partnership with Brighton Digital Festival, Fabrica Gallery, ONCA Gallery and the University of Brighton Gallery.

DRHA2016 has established partnerships with:
Brighton Digital Festival (BDF)
Fabrica Gallery
ONCA Gallery
Brighton Photo Biennial
(Leonardo Education and Art Forum tbc.)

Brighton is one of the UK’s most exciting cities with a remarkable number of creative individuals and enterprises. The city was selected to be the focus of internationally significant research looking at creative clusters because of the concentration of creatives engaged with the digital economy: a growing and important part of the local economy comprising more than 15% of employment. College of Arts and Humanities is highly ranked for its world-leading research and impact. The city boasts a great social scene, a historic palace, the North Laine and the Lanes  for great independent stores, cafes, bars and restaurants.  It is a dynamic and creative city which hosts the largest arts festival in England each May with the Brighton Festival, its Fringe and associated festivals such as House/ Artist Open Houses (visual arts), The Great Escape (music) and B:Fest (young people) .  Each autumn the city holds an internationally renowned film festival, Cine City and every two years, the Brighton Photo Biennial; all hosted by the College of Arts.
It is also a place of beautiful natural landscapes, with a vibrant seafront along one edge and surrounded on the others by the South Downs National Park. This unique mix of coastal, downs and urban areas has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere. Brighton is 45 minutes by train from London and 20 minutes from Gatwick airport.

You are invited to consider submitting a paper, lab or to propose a contribution to the co-curated digital festival. Please check the website: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/drha16
for forthcoming deadlines and do get in touch for further information at: drha2016 at brighton.ac.uk

The conference and wider programme is likely to be of particular interest to those involved with:
•	Big data
•	Interdisciplinary labs
•	Digital economy
•	Open access and open source
•	Playable cities
•	Climate change mitigation
•	Smart cities
•	Digital museums, archives and engagement programmes
•	Community led planning
•	Social media and active citizenship
•	Urban agriculture
•	Placemaking
•	Performance and embodied experience of place
•	Rapid urbanisation and mass migration
•	Conflict and climate change

Alan Boldon
Head of Cultural Engagement and Innovation
College of Arts and Humanities
University of Brighton
Feb 2016

        Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:15:42 -0500
        From: Editorial Institute <editinst at bu.edu>
        Subject: Graduate Conference in Editorial Studies

Graduate Conference in Editorial Studies
Boston, MA
April 30, 2016
Sponsored by The Editorial Institute at Boston University
Call for Papers
The Annual One-Day Graduate Student Conference in Editorial Studies will be
held at the Editorial Institute at Boston University, 143 Bay State Road,
Boston, MA 02215 on April 30, 2016, from 9 am to
5 pm. It will include breakfast, lunch, and an early evening reception. We
look forward to convening approximately thirty graduate students and
early-career scholars from such local programs as BU, Harvard, MIT, Boston
College, Northeastern, Brandeis, Wellesley, Brown, Tufts, and Simmons. 

Format: fifteen- to twenty-minute talks, in any area covered by our
multi-disciplinary concept of Editorial Studies: literature (all genres,
languages, and translation), art, history, music, drama, philosophy,
religion, the sciences, and technology. We shall consider explorations of
manuscripts, texts, performances, the history of books, language,
collections, production, publication (including design and typography),
dissemination, representations, recovery, preservation, archives, and
digital technologies.

We ask that applicants be either PhD candidates or no more than three years
past the PhD. We also welcome conversation with potential presenters.

Proposals of 250 words, along with a brief biographical statement, should be
submitted by Friday, March 18th to Jeffrey Gutierrez (jgutierr at bu.edu)
and/or Mary Erica Zimmer (ezimmer at bu.edu).

        Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 11:37:43 -0500
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: CFP: Digital Textualities/Canadian Contexts//Textualités numériques/Contextes canadiens

[Le texte français suit l’anglais]


Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory Launch Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2016

Papers on the intersection of text and the digital in the Canadian context are invited for a two-day conference celebrating the launch of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) at the University of Alberta. 

Keynote: Lori Emerson (University of Colorado at Boulder)

The conference provides an occasion to take stock of digital approaches to writing and culture in Canada, whether they focus on Canadian artifacts or digitally investigate literary and cultural matters from within the Canadian academic context. How have the particulars of Canadian culture, infrastructure, and academic structures impacted digital literary and cultural studies? What kinds of local, regional, organizational, institutional, or national factors have inflected the relationship between culture and technology in Canada? Are our diverse identities, histories, politics, and infrastructures reflected in how we read, write, and research digitally? What have digital approaches contributed to our understanding of Canadian literature, culture, and identity categories? 

CWRC is an online environment for scholarly research, bringing together Canadian and international researchers who work with online technologies to investigate writing and related cultural practices relevant to the Canadian context. CWRC supports the creating, uploading, sharing, enhancing and curating of research materials by interlinking the contents of individual projects and by supporting team-based collaboration. It brings together bibliographical, biographical, critical, and prosopographical work, scholarly transcription and editing, and multi-media collections, supporting scholars interested in exploring the potential of digital knowledge production to advance their research agendas. 

For those interested in trying out the CWRC research space, free workshops will be offered on Tuesday September 20th and Thursday September 22nd.

We are interested in papers that take up digital literary or cultural research, broadly conceived, in Canada, including, for instance,
* digital humanities research in and on Canadian literature and culture: histories, trends, practices, possibilities, resources
* reading and writing (about) Canadian literature in the digital age
* Indigeneity and digital culture
* Canadian e-literature
* digital collaboration: working collectively in the academic context
* online research and the academy: support, structures, protocols

* producing and reading digital texts
* technologies of image, text, and sound preservation and presentation
* intellectual property
* gender and marginalized identities in a digital context
* invisible research and development: digital researcher as academic avatar

* reading and writing digital games 
* interfaces: design, politics, subjectivities
* digital readership: identifying constituencies for research 

* close and distant readings of digital texts
* digital self-publishing
* the borders and the shape of the digital nation
* area studies and digital scholarship in Canadian contexts: who is digital and why?
* crossing disciplinary, institutional, and community divides; public facing digital humanities
* the contexts, challenges and discontents of collaboration
* new technologies and old scholarship: bibliography in the digital context
* the impact of digital humanities resources in and on Canada on literary and cultural study; anthologies and datasets
* Canadian innovations in text analysis and text mining

Please send 250-word proposals in English or French for 20-minute papers along with a 150-word biographical statement by email to cwrc.conference at gmail.com
by March 20, 2016. 

Ce colloque consacré au lancement du Collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada (CSÉC) invite des propositions portant sur le croisement du texte et du numérique dans le contexte canadien. Le colloque se tiendra les 20 et 22 septembre à l’Université de l’Alberta. 

Conférencière d’honneur : Lori Emerson (Université du Colorado à Boulder)

Le colloque permettra de réfléchir aux approches numériques dans le champ de l’écriture et de la culture canadienne, qu’elles traitent des artefacts canadiens, ou qu’elles explorent des questions littéraires et culturelles dans le contexte universitaire canadien.  Comment les particularités de la culture, de l’infrastructure et des institutions académiques canadiennes ont-elles déteint sur les études culturelles et littéraires numériques ? Quels facteurs locaux, régionaux, organisationnels, institutionnels ou nationaux ont modulé les rapports entre la culture et la technologie au Canada ? Les identités, histoires, politiques et infrastructures diverses se reflètent-elles sur nos habitudes de lecture, d’écriture et de recherche numérique ? Quelle est la contribution des approches numériques à notre connaissance de la littérature, de la culture et des identités canadiennes ? 

Le CSÉC est une infrastructure de recherche scientifique en ligne qui a pour objectif de rassembler des chercheurs canadiens et internationaux qui s’intéressent aux technologies en ligne qui leur permettent d’examiner l’écriture et d’autres pratiques culturelles connexes dans le contexte canadien. Le CSÉC soutient la création, le téléchargement, le partage, l’amélioration et la conservation des matériaux de recherche en établissant des liens entre des projets individuels et en soutenant la collaboration en équipe. Le CSÉC rassemble des œuvres bibliographiques, biographiques, critiques et prosopographiques, des transcriptions et éditions scientifiques ainsi que des collections multimédia et offre un soutien aux chercheurs qui s’intéressent à la puissance de la production des connaissances numériques afin d’avancer leurs programmes de recherche.   

Ceux et celles qui souhaitent essayer l’infrastructure de recherche du CSÉC peuvent assister aux ateliers gratuits du mardi 20 septembre et du jeudi 22 septembre.  

Nous sollicitons  des interventions qui portent sur la recherche en littérature ou culture numérique au Canada. Les communications proposées pourront aborder les questions suivantes :
* la recherche numérique au Canada et sur la littérature et culture canadiennes : histoires, tendances, pratiques, possibilités, ressources
* lire et écrire  (sur) la littérature canadienne à l’ère numérique
* l’indigénéité et la culture numérique
* la littérature informatique (e-littérature) canadienne
* la collaboration numérique : travailler collectivement dans le contexte scientifique
* la recherche en ligne et l’université : soutien, structures et protocols

* la production et la lecture des textes numériques
* les technologies pour garder et présenter des images, des textes et des sons
* la propriété intellectuelle
* la question du genre sexuel et des identités marginalisées dans le contexte numérique  
* la recherche et le développement invisibles : le chercheur numérique en tant qu’avatar scientifique 

* la lecture et l’écriture des jeux numériques
* les interfaces : conception, politique, subjectivités
* les lecteurs numériques : pour identifier les groupes cibles pour la recherché

* la lecture attentive et éloignée des textes numériques
* l’auto-édition numérique
* les frontière et la forme de la nation numérique
* les études régionales et le savoir numérique dans le contexte canadien : qui est numérique et pourquoi ?
* traversée des fossés disciplinaires, institutionnels et communautaires ; le public confronté aux humanités numériques 
* les contextes, défis et mécontentement de la collaboration 
* les nouvelles technologies et le vieux savoir : la bibliographie à l’ère numérique 
* l’impact des ressources humanitaires numériques au Canada sur les études littéraires et culturelles ; les anthologies et les bases de données
* les innovations canadiennes dans le domaine d’analyse de texte et la fouille de textes 

Nous vous invitons à soumettre vos propositions de communication (250 mots) d’une durée de 20 minutes en anglais ou français, accompagnées d’une courte biographie (150 mots). Les propositions sont à envoyer par courriel  à cwrc.conference at gmail.com avant le 20 mars 2016.


Susan Brown
Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship
Director, Orlando Project; Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
President, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques

Professor                                    		        Visiting Professor
School of English and Theatre Studies   	English and Film Studies
University of Guelph                    		        University of Alberta
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada          	Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5
519-824-4120 x53266 (office)            		780-492-7803
sbrown at uoguelph.ca                      		susan.brown at ualberta.ca
http://orlando.cambridge.org  http://www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO   http://www.cwrc.ca

        Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 15:55:41 +0000
        From: Peter Boot <peter.boot at huygens.knaw.nl>
        Subject: CfP Complexities of project logistics, Antwerp, October 4 2016

Call for papers 
Complexities of project logistics
A half-day workshop at the joint DiXiT-ESTS conference, Antwerp, October 5 - 7, 2016.

Please distribute widely

Typically, editorial projects - digital or non-digital - get funding for a limited time span, and that time span is usually not sufficient to edit and publish the source or body of sources that the project set out to publish. Often, more funding will be sought, but, as technology and time have moved on, and as one can't reasonably just repeat the first grant application, the focus of a follow-up project will be slightly different. In a third step, one may ask for a neighbouring source collection to be included in the project, or a new tool added to the collection, dependent on what funders at that moment in time seem willing to support. 

Projects may end up with multiple collections and datasets, digitized according to multiple standards using multiple (sometimes obsolete) technologies. Some may have started out on paper, and have ridden the waves of databases, HTML, CD-ROM, XML, mass digitisation approaches and Linked open data. Even projects that have consistently worked within a TEI  framework may have had to ingest documents that use different TEI dialects. These technological complexities may be increased by constraints in overall planning and everyday workflow, including time and budget management, especially if there are cross-institutional collaborations, interdependencies on deliverables, strict deadlines, staff mobility etc.

Huygens ING is organising a workshop to discuss these and other complexities of project logistics. We are asking for papers that address for example the following issues, preferably from first-hand experience:
- integration of multiple collections digitised or edited according  to different standards
- integration of the output of projects from multiple organisations
- project planning and budget management issues in relation to technological changes
- archiving and preservation logistics after the funding period in relation to technological changes
- how to prepare for the inevitability of changes in media, encoding, work environment or publishing platforms?
- how to avoid having to re-visit the same material?
- how to integrate the output of mass digitisation projects into scholarly editions?

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the day before the main conference. The format of the workshop will consist of four or five papers (20-minutes) and ample room for discussion. Please send abstracts of ca. 350 words to peter.boot at huygens.knaw.nl, before May 15, 23:59 GMT. Notification of acceptance will follow before June 1.

Travel bursaries to Antwerp may be available. Please indicate whether you need a bursary when sending in your abstract. All questions about the workshop can be directed to Peter Boot, peter.boot at huygens.knaw.nl.

The workshop is organized as part of the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), financed under the EU Marie Curie Actions.  

        Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 16:56:21 +0000
        From: Van Hulle Dirk <dirk.vanhulle at uantwerpen.be>
        Subject: Conference 'Digital Scholarly Editing', Antwerp, 5-7 Oct 2016

Dear list, 

This is just a reminder that the Call for Papers of the conference on ‘Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods’ is entering its final two weeks (deadline: 20 March). You are all cordially invited to submit an abstract. The conference will be held at the University of Antwerp on 5-7 October 2016, and combines the thirteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS 2016) and the third convention of the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network (DiXiT 3). The conference will focus on the impact of the digital medium on the field of Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing. 

With kind regards,
Dirk Van Hulle
on behalf of the OC


Call for papers:
Conference "Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods"

Conference organized by the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) and the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network (DiXiT). 
Hosted by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Venue: University of Antwerp

5-7 October 2016

Keynote speakers: Paul Eggert and Kathryn Sutherland

Guests of honour: Hans Walter Gabler and Peter Shillingsburg

Call for Papers

Deadline: 20 March 2016

As digital editions are reaching a stage of maturity and scholarly editors are becoming increasingly aware of the seemingly endless possibilities of hybrid or fully Digital Scholarly Editions, the impact of the digital medium on the field of Textual Criticism has become undeniable. As a result of this ‘digital turn’, textual scholars are now faced with new challenges and opportunities that have called for a re-evaluation of the field’s established theoretical and practical framework. For the thirteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), organized in association with the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network ‘DiXiT’, we intend to face this new direction in textual scholarship head-on, by focussing on the recent developments in textual scholarship that are instigated by this reassessment of the theories, practices, and methods of scholarly editing in general, and of the Digital Scholarly Edition (DSE) in particular. We therefore invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that could focus on (but should not be limited to) the following topics:

- The impact of the digital medium on textual scholarship
- The importance of the document in scholarly editing
- Facsimiles versus documents
- Documents versus texts
- The task of the editor of a DSE
- Modelling the DSE

- Digitization of documents
- The limits of TEI XML and alternative encoding models
- Editorial interpretation in text encoding
- Visualizing the encoded text
- Corpus analysis
- New tools for the Scholarly Edition

- Encoding difficulties
- Interoperability
- Usability studies
- Copyright restrictions and their impact on the DSE
- Dissemination
- Standards and evaluation

Abstracts of up to 300 words can be emailed to Dirk Van Hulle (dirk.vanhulle at uantwerpen.be) and Wout Dillen (wout.dillen at uantwerpen.be) before 20 March 2016. 

This thirteenth conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship is organized in association with the Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Digital Scholarly Editing ‘DiXiT’, and will be hosted by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (CMG) at the University of Antwerp. In the days leading up to the conference, the CMG will host two DiXiT workshops on digital scholarly editing.  

        Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 21:15:42 -0500
        From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: Quantitative Text Analysis Brown University April 8-9

*Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis for the Humanities and Social
Sciences *
with special attention to analysis of Czech/Slavic texts

   - *When*: April 8 (all day) and April 9 (half day) 2016
   - *Where*: Digital Scholarship Lab (Rockefeller Library 137, 10 Prospect
   Street, Brown University) (on Prospect St between College St, and George St)
   - *For Whom: *students and scholars interested in digital humanities and
   empirical quantitative approaches to text in English and Czech/Slavic
   languages. We will discuss principles of text analysis using statistical
   methods. The workshop will also include case study presentations, panel
   discussions, and hands-on activities using texts in English. No prior
   experience with technology is required

For more information and to register see:

[Elli Mylonas
 Senior Digital Humanities Librarian
 Center for Digital Scholarship
 University Library
 Brown University

        Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 15:58:57 +0000
        From: Sally Wyatt <sally.wyatt at ehumanities.knaw.nl>
        Subject: Invitation 20 May 2016: "Past, Present and Future of Digital Humanities & Social Sciences in the Netherlands"

Past, Present and Future of Digital Humanities & Social Sciences in the Netherlands

20 May 2016, Trippenhuis, KNAW, Amsterdam

Join us on 20 May at the KNAW in Amsterdam to consider the past and future of digital humanities and social sciences in the Netherlands.

During the morning, we will showcase four Computational Humanities projects – The Riddle of Literary Quality; Elite Network Shifts During Regime Change in Indonesia; Tunes and Tales, Modeling Oral Transmission; and CEDAR, Dutch Census Data in a Web of Cultural and Historic Information.  These projects form the core of the KNAW’s Computational Humanities programme, 2011-16, which brought together computer and information scientists from the universities with scholars in the humanities and social sciences institutes of the KNAW to develop new tools and methods for gathering, storing, searching, processing, analyzing and representing data and sources.

The morning will be opened by Sally Wyatt, Programme Leader of the eHumanities group, and Theo Mulder, Director of the KNAW Research Institutes. Each of the projects will then present key results and demonstrate the data and tools they have developed. The focus will be on the legacy of the projects for the wider community, not only researchers but also other possible users.

This is not the end of the involvement of the KNAW in digital humanities and social sciences. In the afternoon, we will launch CHAT-NL (Netherlands Centre for Humanities and Technology), a national platform to promote future research in this flourishing field, bringing together many universities, KNAW institutes and others. José van Dijck, President of the KNAW, will open the afternoon proceedings, and will formally launch CHAT-NL.

Two prominent DH scholars will provide keynote lectures – Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Computational Humanities at the University of Victoria, and Franciska de Jong Professor of e-Research for the Humanities at Utrecht University. The afternoon will also include demonstrations by local start-ups and others involved in making DH more widely available.

Register now for what promises to be an exciting day of discussion, debate and demonstration about what the digital means for the future of humanities and social science research.
You can register via our website: http://www.ehumanities.nl/save-the-date-20-may-2016/

        Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:09:08 +0000
        From: Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>
        Subject: Registration now open - The Maintainers: A Conference

Colleagues -

Lee Vinsel and I are organizing a conference on maintenance, repair, and other things non-innovative.  We’ve got several SIGCIS people joining us, with papers on digital archives, software, PCs, and the Internet, but we also have a range of papers on other topics, including a great opening panel and an opening keynote from Ruth Schwartz Cowan.  The draft program is up, and registration is open.

See below for the blurb I am sending around to various mailing lists…

We hope to see you in Hoboken in April!

Andy & Lee


Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting a conference titled "The Maintainers" on April 7-9, 2016. The conference will feature over 40 presentations from scholars in a variety of fields, including academic historians and social scientists, as well as artists, activists, and engineers.  All share an interest in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.

Presentations will cover a wide variety of technologies and practices, including software, spaceflight, trolleys, meteorology, digital archives, and the politics of funding for infrastructure. The conference keynote speaker will be Ruth Schwartz Cowan<https://hss.sas.upenn.edu/people/cowan>, Professor Emerita in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of several books, including the pathbreaking More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technologies from the Hearth to the Microwave<http://www.amazon.com/More-Work-Mother-Household-Technology/dp/0465047327>.

The conference is sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology. More information, including a draft program and registration information, is available from http://themaintainers.org/ or from Prof. Lee Vinsel (lee.vinsel at gmail.com<mailto:lee.vinsel at gmail.com>).

        Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 17:57:25 +0000
        From: James Emmott <j.emmott at qmul.ac.uk>
        Subject: DH Seminar 8 March: Digital Humanities, New Media, and MOOCs

You are warmly invited to the next QM Digital Humanities Seminar:

Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt), 'Digital Humanities, New Media, and MOOCs'

Tuesday 8 March
Queen Mary University of London
ArtsTwo 2.17
5.15-6.45 pm

All welcome!

More information about Jay and his work can be found on his profile page: <http://as.vanderbilt.edu/english/bio/jay-clayton>

        Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 21:50:52 +0000
        From: Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at westernsydney.edu.au>
        Subject: CFP : History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age, July 2016

History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age

Humanities Research Centre,
Australian National University
28-29 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:

·         Professor Dan Edelstein, Stanford University (USA)

·         Professor Peter Hallward, Kingston University (UK)

·         Associate Professor Alison Ross, Monash University

The Victorian historian Edward Freeman famously remarked: ‘History is past politics, and politics present history.’ Freeman’s aphorism still rings true, not least in an era that strikes many as an uncanny replay of the nineteenth century. Inequality is on the rise alongside rampant technological advancement. Radical proposals for political transformation vie for media attention alongside military adventurism and terrorist violence. The language of crisis permeates the public domain. It may be that such similarities between past and present are more apparent than real. Nevertheless, our language for discussing political action and conflict appears to be thoroughly conditioned by an inherited set of terms and concepts that emerged during the early modern period, coalesced around the time of the French Revolution, and ultimately took root over the long nineteenth century. Such language is not simply descriptive, but thoroughly normative, as debates over the legitimacy of political acts invariably take the form of arguments over the applicability of certain terms. What’s the difference between a refugee and a migrant? How can we be sure that what we’re witnessing is a revolution and not an insurgency? Or rather, a civil war? If ‘socialism’ is no longer a term of abuse in Western politics, what is the significance of its renewed appeal?

The aim of this conference is to critically interrogate the ways in which inherited vocabularies shape political life – both in the past and the present. As appeals to the authority of the past are increasingly deployed to legitimize or delegitimize political conflict, we are interested in exploring the historicity of these sorts of political representations in a dual sense: as particular manifestations of politics in action, but also as a function of the way artists, writers, and historians figure such conflicts. The positions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ are often taken for granted, for instance, but they have a history. So too do the figures of revolution, human rights, and democracy, not to mention the most basic lexicons of race, gender, and class. As we struggle to make sense of such terms and to use them effectively, their past usage is our primary resource. We welcome paper proposals from students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences, including intellectual historians, literary scholars, political theorists, and others keen to debate the historical character of political discourse and the political character of historical representation – past, present, and future.

Please send an abstract of 300 words and short CV to Knox Peden ( knox.peden at anu.edu.au<mailto:knox.peden at anu.edu.au> ) and Glenn Roe ( glenn.roe at anu.edu.au<mailto:glenn.roe at anu.edu.au> ) by 1 April 2015.

DHRG members may like to know that Dan Edelstein (Stanford) will also be visiting Western Sydney as a keynote at the George Rudé seminar (13-16 July) and the Digitizing Enlightenment symposium that precedes it.

George Rudé Seminar, 13-16 July 2016


Dr Jason Ensor<http://www.uws.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/doctor_jason_ensor>
Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities
Chief Investigator: Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment<http://fbtee.uws.edu.au/mpce/> (ARC DP160103488)
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
Western Sydney University, Australia
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www.jasonensor.com http://www.jasonensor.com/

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