[Humanist] 30.3 events: several & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat May 7 10:02:31 CEST 2016

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 3.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>               (65)
        Subject: Accommodation at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

  [2]   From:    Paul Arthur <P.Arthur at westernsydney.edu.au>               (22)
        Subject: Around the World 2016 live-streamed conference on Libraries,
                Archives, and Public Life

  [3]   From:    "Kazantseva, Anna" <Anna.Kazantseva at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>        (9)
        Subject: Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature: call
                for participation

  [4]   From:    Rada Varga <radavarga at GMAIL.COM>                          (32)
        Subject: People of the Ancient World - CfP Reminder

        Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 11:05:14 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Accommodation at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2016

Accommodation, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 

I've been told that the accommodation we have reserved for the Digital
Humanities at Oxford Summer School (4-8 July 2016) is filling up quickly. Our
events team is trying to source more accommodation and we'll place details of
it at http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/getting-staying-here when
available. You can still book accommodation when registering at the moment but
this may run out soon and delegates will then need to find their own
accommodation.Book early to guarantee a place!


Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
4 - 8 July 2016

Scholarship -- Application -- Community


Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do?

Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the world, from every
field and career stage, to develop your knowledge and acquire new skills.

Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and widen your
horizons through the keynote and additional sessions.


An Introduction to Digital Humanities
"Expert insights into our digital landscape"

An Introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative
"Markup for Textual Research"

Analysing Humanities Data
"An Introduction to Knowledge-Based Computing with the Wolfram Language"

Digital Musicology
"Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology"

From Text to Tech
"Corpus and Computational Linguistics for powerful text processing in the

Humanities Data: A Hands-On Approach
"Making the Most of Messy Data"

Linked Data for Digital Humanities
"Publishing, Querying, and Linking on the Semantic Web"

Social Humanities: Citizens at Scale in the Digital World
"Social Media, Citizen Science, and Social Machines"

- Opening Keynote: Identifying the point of it all: Towards a Model of "Digital
Infrapuncture", Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University)
- Closing Keynote: Open Access and Digital Humanities -- Opening up to the
World, Isabel Galina, (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice of 3 from 9 additional morning
lectures sessions (Tue-Thurs) covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and drinks
reception, the annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter
College. http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/events

Reduced fees are available for academics and students, as well as group
bookings see the registration page at http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/
dhoxss/2016/registration for details. There are limited number of bursaries
available, see http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/bursaries for
more information.

For more information see: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/

Directors of DHOxSS,
James Cummings
Pip Willcox

Dr James Cummings, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford,
Registration Open: Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, 4-8 July 2016

        Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 12:20:19 +0000
        From: Paul Arthur <P.Arthur at westernsydney.edu.au>
        Subject: Around the World 2016 live-streamed conference on Libraries, Archives, and Public Life

Around the World 2016 live-streamed conference on
Libraries, Archives, and Public Life

Join the discussion on Wednesday, May 11th, 15:30 - 19:30 UTC/GMT by using the hashtag #UofAWorld

KIAS & the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta are helping bring together a conversation on Libraries, Archives, and Public Life from universities around the world, including speakers from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Malta, Scotland and the United States:

· Paul Arthur, Professor, Digital Humanities, School of Humanities & Comm Arts, Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
· Guylaine Beaudry, University Librarian, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
· Michael Carroll, Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC, USA
· Richard J. Cox, Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
· Alice Crawford, Digital Humanities Research Librarian, University of St. Andrews Library, St. Andrews, Scotland
· Brendan Edwards, Head, Library & Archives, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· Mario Hibert, Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature and Librarianship, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Marc Kosciejew, Head of Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, Regional Business Centre University of Malta, Malta
· Ingrid Mason, eResearch Analyst at Intersect Australia Pty Ltd, Communications Manager for the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities, Sydney, Australia
· Konstantina Martzoukou, Course Leader, MSc Information & Library Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
· Nigel A Raab, Associate Professor of History, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA
· Seamus Ross, Interim Director, Coach House Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· Frank Tough, Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
· and others, including graduate students from the MLIS program at the University of Alberta

In the digital age libraries and archives, arguably more vital than ever, are contested entities and commodities. Technologies can be great boons or severe limitations. The world of information is enlarged or shrunk depending on the availability, scope and distribution of services. Just as influential are geo-political location and a funding climate. Not all sectors and, in fact, not all populations enjoy equal influence and benefits. Concerns about access, sustainability and preservation affect and often determine the content, media and technology housed within libraries and archives. The social construction of knowledge and information behaviour emerge as key ways of understanding the changing roles of libraries and archives as meeting, creating and thinking spaces. The internet conference will explore these suggestive themes by attending to a central question: what are the implications for public life?


The Around the World forum, organized for the fourth time this year, is an experiment that brings together scholars from around the globe to talk about digital culture without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. Institutes and researchers are invited to participate either through presenting or by joining in the discussion. The conference is live-streamed world-wide and archived after the event.

For further information about the speakers and their papers please see: http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/

        Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 14:28:31 -0400
        From: "Kazantseva, Anna" <Anna.Kazantseva at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
        Subject: Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature: call for participation 

Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, call for participation

= = = =

The Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature invites you to San Diego, California. There will be exciting program on June 16, two vastly promising invited talks and seven regular presentation which cut a nicely wide swath through our diverse area of interest. Do visit the workshop Web site:


You will find the schedule there,  a link to the draft proceedings (on the home page), and more on the invited speakers. In a nutshell: Patrick Winston from MIT will tell us about the role of stories in human intelligence, and about the Genesis story-understanding system. Loss Pequeño Glazier from SUNY Buffalo will introduce us to array poetics: how to use computer-generated groupings of natural language strings to explore new resonances of poetic space.

We *so* look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

Anna, Anna and Stan

        Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 07:58:51 +0100
        From: Rada Varga <radavarga at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: People of the Ancient World - CfP Reminder

People of the Ancient World
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, 13 – 15 October 2016

Population studies for the Ancient World have always been an appealing
research field. From demographic reconstructions to onomastical researches and
from networks analyses to prosopography and familial micro-history, ancient
people are a constant and continuous source of inspiration. Today, more than
ever, by employing digital methods and online resources, the study of ancient
people is evolving greatly, in new and exciting directions.

As part of the project Romans 1by1 (romans1by1.com), the Centre for Roman Studies of the
University of Cluj-Napoca organizes a 3-days conference focused on the
population(s) of the ancient world. Our aim is to bring together scholars
interested in the research of ancient population from a variety of fields, dealing
with the matter from different perspectives. We support any subject related to
ancient population and encourage all approaches, inviting proposals for an interdisciplinary
conference. Although our focus will be on the Graeco-Roman world, our
interest is not restricted to this area.

We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in:
1) Theories and methodologies of population research for the ancient world
2) Onomastics, naming practices and name interpretation
3) Network studies and groups’ reconstruction
4) Differences in the research of the elites and the non-elites. Work and labour in
the ancient world
5) Ancient population databases: present work, future directions
6) Social interaction between the local population and foreigners

Abstracts (max. 300 words) for 15-20 minutes presentations can be
submitted at the conference address, romans1by1 at gmail.com, until 15th of June
2016. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1st of July 2016. We strongly
encourage submissions from post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers.

The official language of the conference will be English, but in special cases
we can also accept presentations in other languages.

For further information, please use the same e-mail address or address Rada Varga (radavarga at gmail.com)

More information about the Humanist mailing list