[Humanist] 30.36 events: several & various

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Wed May 18 07:27:16 CEST 2016

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 36.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Roberto Rosselli Del Turco                               (115)
                <roberto.rossellidelturco at fileli.unipi.it>
        Subject: Reminder: Call for papers/posters: Digital editions:
                representation,  interoperability, text analysis and

  [2]   From:    Faye Bewsy <f.bewsy at i-society.eu>                         (44)
        Subject: Call for Workshops and Tutorials: i-Society 2016 || October
                10-13, 2016, Dublin, Ireland

  [3]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>                   (9)
        Subject: CSDH and Book Launch

  [4]   From:    "Heckman, Davin" <DHeckman at winona.edu>                    (51)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Events in Southeast Minnesota

        Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 08:23:04 +0200
        From: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco <roberto.rossellidelturco at fileli.unipi.it>
        Subject: Reminder: Call for papers/posters: Digital editions: representation,  interoperability, text analysis and infrastructures

Digital editions: representation, interoperability, text analysis and 

	Fifth AIUCD Annual Conference
	7-9 settembre 2016
	Aula Magna S. Trentin, Ca’ Dolfin, Dorsoduro 3825/e - 30123 Venezia

                       CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

[Full announcement available on: http://www.aiucd2016.unive.it/]

The AIUCD 2016 conference is devoted to the representation and study of 
the text under different points of view (resources, analysis, 
infrastructures), in order to bring together philologists, historians, 
digital humanists, computational linguists, logicians, computer 
scientists and software engineers and discuss about the text.

It is time for research infrastructures to be able to guarantee 
interoperability and integration between the instruments for 
philological studies and the instruments for the analysis of large 
textual corpora, breaking down the rigid barriers between digital and 
computational philology on the one hand, and corpus linguistics on the 
other hand.

As a consequence, without ruling out other possible topics belonging to 
the Digital Humanities area, we solicit your contributions (talks and 
posters) on these topics:

_Representation and Interoperability_

  * Which digital representation models prove most effective for 
overcoming the dichotomy between diplomatic and critical editions?
  * How to integrate multimedia products (such as 2D images, 3D models, 
audio, video) in the digital edition?
  * How to apply the methods of digital philology to multimedia products 
(such as film quotations, restored versions, musical variations, etc.)?
  * How to build a constructive dialogue between traditional 
philologists and digital philologists?

_Text Analysis and Digital Objects Processing_

  * Which extensions are needed, in order to apply the methods of 
computational linguistics to the study of variants?
  * How to create linguistic and textual analysis chains starting from 
texts that present variants?
  * How can computational linguistic tools be used to bring out regions 
of interest in large amounts of text on which to focus the attention?
  * What is the state of art for the analysis of digital objects?
  * How to assess the quality of analyses produce by means of the 
crowdsourcing method?


What can research infrastructures offer for the management of digital 
How to conduct a study of requirements for infrastructures so that they 
are increasingly accessible to both digital humanists and traditional 
How can Digital humanities scholars be put in contact with the community 
of traditional scholars?

_Communities and Collaboration_

  * Which benefits do the interaction and the involvement of teachers, 
high school and university students in digital editions projects bring 
to research activities?
  * How can digital libraries collaborate to create, access, share and 
reuse digital resources?
  * How may teachers and students get interested in the dissemination of 
research results?
  * How do digital libraries contribute to the dissemination of research 
  * How to prepare a shared syllabus, in order to train digital 
humanists to become aware of aware of the problems and potentialities of 
digital editions?
  * Which are the best practices to enroll a broader audience in the use 
of digital editions?

*Abstract submission*

The contributions (talks and posters), to be proposed in the form of an 
abstract of 1000 words maximum, in PDF format, must be loaded through 
the EasyChair Web site at this URL: 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiucd2016. Abstracts will be 
accepted in Italian or in English.

The deadline for submission of abstracts to the Programme Committee is 
scheduled for midnight on May 31, 2016. Information on the acceptance 
will be communicated to the authors by June 30, 2016.

*Abstract preparation and evaluation*

The abstract should describe the objectives of the contribution, a brief 
reference to the state of the art, the methodology adopted, and - if 
possible - the results achieved or expected. It should also contain a 

The call for papers welcome three types of contributions: (1) full 
paper, mainly to discuss innovative methodologies; (2) short paper, 
mainly to present accomplished research outputs; (3) poster, mainly to 
present early and innovative work in progress.

The conference proposals will be selected through peer-reviewing by at 
least two Italian and/or foreign scholars expert in the fields of 
(Digital) Humanities and/or Computer Science.

At the end of the evaluation process, the Scientific Committee may 
decide to move an accepted proposal to a different category.

*Instructions for talks*

Full papers will last 30 minutes (20-25 min + 5-10 min for questions). 
Short papers will last 20 minutes (15 min + 5 min for questions). The 
conference room is equipped with a computer, a projector, and internet 

*Instructions for posters*

Poster will be accepted in Italian or in English:

  * The best configuration of your poster is A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm).
  * Posters will be displayed in a dedicated space at the Conference 
venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your printed poster 
as we are unable to provide printing service.
  * Display panels for posters will be ready by Wednesday, 7th September 
2016 at 10:00 am and all posters should be put up before 2:00 pm.
  * Personal laptop computers may be used at the poster display area. 
Should your presentation include a laptop, please inform the organizing 
committee on acceptance of your proposal.
  * Specific sessions will be scheduled in the conference programme for 
authors to provide the audience with a quick intro (max 2 minutes) to 
their poster.

Further information will be progressively published on the conference 
site: http://www.aiucd2016.unive.it/.



Roberto Rosselli Del Turco   roberto.rossellidelturco at unito.it
Dipartimento di Studi        roberto.rossellidelturco at fileli.unipi.it
Umanistici                   Then spoke the thunder  DA
Universita' di Torino        Datta: what have we given?  (TSE)

  Hige sceal the heardra,     heorte the cenre,
  mod sceal the mare,       the ure maegen litlath.  (Maldon 312-3)

        Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 12:01:09 +0100 (BST)
        From: Faye Bewsy <f.bewsy at i-society.eu>
        Subject: Call for Workshops and Tutorials: i-Society 2016 || October 10-13, 2016, Dublin, Ireland


International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2016)
Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-13 October, 2016
Dublin, Ireland

The i-Society has been a prime international forum for both researchers and
industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the
state of the art and practice, Cyber Security, e-Society, e-Learning,
e-Governance, e-Health, e-Business, e-Art, e-Science, Secure Technologies,
Research in progress, New enabling technologies, Industrial developments,
Intelligent data management and identify emerging research topics. The
workshops and tutorials provide researchers the opportunity for presenting
novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way.

You can consider organising a workshop or tutorial that is related to
i-Society 2016 topics. The purpose of these workshops or tutorials is to
provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly
more focused way than the conferences themselves. It offers a good
opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain
feedback from an interested community. The format of each workshop or
tutorial is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected that they
contain ample time for general discussion. The preference is for one day
workshops, but other schedules will also be considered. All the accepted
papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates:
*Workshop or Tutorial Proposal Submission: May 25, 2016
*Notification of Workshop or Tutorial Acceptance: June 10, 2016

The proposal must include:

1. The name of the workshop or tutorial.
2. A statement of goals for the workshop.
3. The names and addresses of the organisers.
4. The names of potential participants, such as program committee members.
5. A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g. call for
6. The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop.
7. The topic of the workshop should be relevant to the main conference and
details of any previous workshops.
8. The URL of the workshop web site.

If you are interested in organising workshop or tutorial for the i-Society
2016, please email your proposal to workshop at i-society.eu or tutorial at i-
society.eu. Your proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

        Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 20:18:54 +0200
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: CSDH and Book Launch

Dear colleagues,

A reminder that the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities is having its annual conference at the University of Calgary from May 30th to June 1st as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. You can see the full programme at:


For those of you in Calgary we will be having a *book launch* of _Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities_ (MIT Press, 2016) sponsored by CSDH-SCHN and novelTN on 

Monday May 30th from 5pm to 7pm at MacKimmie 202B (U of Calgary)

All are welcome. Speeches will be replaced with Word Clouds for the sake of brevity. Light refreshments served and drinks available.

For more on the book see http://hermeneuti.ca  http://hermeneuti.ca/  . This is a hybrid project with Voyant at http://voyant-tools.org  http://voyant-tools.org/

For those of you in Calgary the day before, the launch of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory beta site will happen from 12-1:30 on Sunday, May 29th in Science Theatre (STS) 129. All are welcome and lunch will be provided.

Geoffrey Rockwell & Stéfan Sinclair

        Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 16:15:22 +0000
        From: "Heckman, Davin" <DHeckman at winona.edu>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Events in Southeast Minnesota

Topics in the Digital Humanities: Electronic Literature (6/21-23).

If you want to spend three days on banks of the Mississippi learning about
electronic literature, Winona State University is offering a summer
workshop: http://wsu.mn/digital-humanities.  We will focus on genres,
creative and critical resources, and pedagogy, with special attention to
those who would like to incorporate electronic literature into the k-20
curriculum. Outside of class time, we will informally discuss other methods
that fit under the umbrella of Digital Humanities as well as opportunities
for further study.  The course will be taught by Davin Heckman, a scholar
who serves on the board of the Electronic Literature Organization.  Miguel
Elizalde, a transmedia artist and professor, is going to offer a brief
introduction to physical computing (hopefully, we will get him to offer a
full workshop next summer.) Graduate, undergraduate, and no credit options
are available. We offer inexpensive housing available in the dormitories.
The larger goal of this endeavor is to build a collegial network of digital
humanities practitioners in the region, with a special emphasis on
supporting rigorous approaches that engage with a changing world. Please
share with your friends.

iDMAa Conference 2016: Call for Papers and Panels

The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) is pleased to
announce its fourteenth annual conference, this year taking place at Winona
State University in Winona, Minnesota from October 5 through 8, 2016. WSU is
located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the "bluff country" of
Southeast Minnesota. iDMAa seeks proposals for paper presentations and
panels centering on this year¹s conference theme, Interface: The Digital
and The Human.

As we welcome into our universities and professions the first "post-digital"
generation, born into a world in which tools like mobile media, networked
computers, and digital production are the norm, we enter another great media
upheaval.  Physical computing, big data analytics, biotechnology, cognitive
neuroscience, and AI-generated content suggest new possibilities (and
problems) for our understanding of the human and the digital.  Similarly,
ideas like minimal computing, appropriate technology, sustainability, animal
studies, and intersectional theory have implications for our understanding
of "the human." What implications does emerging media have for artists,
professionals, and education working in traditional industries, media, and
disciplines?  What can speculative and experimental practitioners learn from
"traditional" humanistic approaches and established fields of practice?

Call to Artists for Entry iDEAS 16

iDEAS 16 is an international exhibition which explores current ideas and
processes in hybrid form, digital art, design, and new media. The iDEAS
exhibition coincides with the fourteenth annual International Digital
Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of
Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, from October 5th ­ Oct 8th.
iDEAS is dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of both emerging and
established artists to engage in lively exchange which reflects our times
and helps to shape our culture. This year¹s conference theme is Interface:
The Digital and The Human.

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