[Humanist] 30.422 events: mechanically-enhanced reading; libraries; text-analysis

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 422.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Anne-Sophie Bories <a.bories at unibas.ch>                   (83)
        Subject: CfP: PLOTTING POETRY (On Mechanically-Enhanced Reading) -
                Basel (Switzerland) 5-6-7 October 2017

  [2]   From:    Stylianos Chronopoulos                                    (37)
                <stylianos.chronopoulos at ALTPHIL.UNI-FREIBURG.DE>
        Subject: Call for Papers: "Digital Classics III: Re-thinking Text
                Analysis"

  [3]   From:    Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>                     (70)
        Subject: 1st CFP: 17th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
                (JCDL ‘17)


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        Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:06:04 +0000
        From: Anne-Sophie Bories <a.bories at unibas.ch>
        Subject: CfP: PLOTTING POETRY (On Mechanically-Enhanced Reading) - Basel (Switzerland) 5-6-7 October 2017


(version française plus bas)

International Conference
PLOTTING POETRY
(On Mechanically-enhanced Reading)
(University of Basel, 5-6-7 October, 2017)

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Franco Moretti (Stanford Literary Lab)
Valérie Beaudouin (Telecom-Paris-Tech)

Organisers:
Anne-Sophie Bories (Basel University)
Hugues Marchal (Basel University)
Gérald Purnelle (Liège University)

Call for papers:

In 1917, commenting on the rise of new media, Apollinaire urged for “plotting/mechanising (“machiner”) poetry as has been done for the world”. A century later, the slogan’s rich metaphor is made all the sharper with the new technologies’ emergence in literary studies. What role have machines taken up in text reading? What do they teach us about the mechanics of poetry? What mechanical and strategic devices are we developing, with what results?

We are producing all sorts of computing and statistical apparatuses to describe and analyse metre, style and poeticity. We entrust them with part of our research to gain in speed and/or power, escape the physical boundaries of what our mind can embrace, rethink the usual questions and address new ones previously out of reach of traditional readings. Statistical analyses, digital corpuses, miscellaneous inventories shed light upon literature and provide our interpretations with the physical evidence they had to do without so far, but they in turn raise hermeneutic challenges.

To apply mechanical processes to the reading of texts is to raise the question of poeticity. Is it to be found in the measurable sum of artfully assembled processes, or does it escape normalisation efforts? Reading machines, by allowing a distant vision, measure phenomena that a natural reading would not detect, thus questioning the role of such invisible features in readers’ perception. Jacobson’s poetic function has objective linguistic features at its centre, but shall its efficiency be reduced to that of a machine, with levers and pulleys we can take apart?

Finally, the machine carries some notion of dehumanisation of the processes where it replaces us, and symmetrically, we readily adopt an anthropomorphic perception of it. Its use questions the usefulness and legitimacy of adopting “non-human” readings to access a fundamentally “human” material. Must the literary scholar, whose object is not a natural phenomenon, meet the burden of proof, or can one rely on intuitions? How shall mechanically enhanced “readings” and more traditional ones be linked together?

We are keen to gather scholars wishing to show computing or statistical tools they develop to raise questions in poetics, metrics, and stylistics. Devices that did not yield the expected results, provided their shortcomings provide an interesting insight, are welcome too.

Possible themes could include, but are not limited to:

·      metrical analysis;

·      stylometry;

·      poeticity and computer tools;

·      “distant reading” and literary reading;

·      computer-assisted interpretation;

·      visual representations of poetry;

·      History of reading machines and perspectives;

·      possibility of symbiosis between human reader and non-human apparatus.

We welcome abstracts for papers about poetic texts, versified or not, or even texts outside the poetry genre provided that machines are being used to explore their poeticity. Papers of 25 minutes may bear on corpora from any time and in any language, but shall be delivered in English or French.
Abstract (300 words) are to be sent no later than 1st March 2017 to: Anne-Sophie Bories (a.bories at unibas.ch), Gérald Purnelle (Gerald.Purnelle at ulg.ac.be), Hugues Marchal (hugues.marchal at unibas.ch).

Scientific Committee:
Camille Bloomfield (Université Paris 13)
Benoît de Cornulier (Université de Nantes)
Eliane Delente (Université de Caen)
Elena González-Blanco García (UNED, Madrid)
Véronique Magri (Université de Nice-Sofia Antipolis)
Véronique Montémont (Université de Lorraine – ATILF)
Manuela Rossini (Universität Basel)
Christof Schöch (Universität Würzburg)
Numa Vittoz (Universität Zürich)

https://machinerlapoesie.wordpress.com




Colloque International
MACHINER LA POESIE
(Sur les lectures appareillées)
(Université de Bâle les 5-6-7 octobre 2017)

Conférences plénières confirmées :
Franco Moretti (Literarylab, Stanford University)
Valérie Beaudouin (Telecom ParisTech – UMR I3)

Organisateurs :
Anne-Sophie Bories (Université de Bâle)
Hugues Marchal (Université de Bâle)
Gérald Purnelle (Université de Liège)

Appel à communications :
En 1917, commentant l’essor des nouveaux media, Apollinaire exhortait à « machiner la poésie comme on a machiné le monde ». Cent ans plus tard, la riche métaphore de ce slogan revêt une acuité croissante au regard du surgissement des nouvelles technologies dans les études littéraires. Quel rôle les machines ont-elles pris dans la lecture des textes ? Que nous apprennent-elles sur la mécanique poétique ? Quelles machinations et quelles machineries développons-nous et avec quels résultats ?

Nous produisons des appareillages informatiques ou statistiques de toute sorte pour décrire et analyser mètre, style et poéticité. Nous leur confions une partie de nos recherches pour gagner en vitesse et/ou en puissance, échapper aux limites physiques de ce que notre esprit peut traiter, envisager différemment les questions habituelles et en faire émerger de nouvelles que les lectures traditionnelles ne permettaient pas. Les analyses statistiques, l’exploration de corpus numérisés, les recensements divers, éclairent la littérature et fournissent à l’interprétation des preuves matérielles dont elle a longtemps dû se passer, mais posent à leur tour des défis herméneutiques.

Appliquer des procédés mécaniques à la lecture des textes, c’est poser la question du poétique. Réside-t-il dans la somme mesurable de procédés ingénieusement agencés, ou bien échappe-t-il aux tentatives de normalisation ? Les machines à lire, en permettant une vision à distance, mesurent des phénomènes que la lecture naturelle ne permet pas de détecter, et interrogent le rôle des traits invisibles ainsi décelés dans notre perception de lecteurs. Quel contrôle le créateur exerce-t-il sur eux ? Ce que Jacobson appelle la fonction poétique a pour élément central des traits linguistiques objectivables, mais son efficacité est-elle pour autant réductible à celle d’une machine dont on peut démonter rouages et ressorts ?

Enfin, la machine représente une certaine déshumanisation des processus dans lesquels elle nous remplace, et symétriquement, nous en adoptons volontiers une perception anthropomorphique. Son emploi interroge l’utilité et la légitimité de procéder à des lectures « non-humaines » pour interroger un matériau par nature « humain ». Le spécialiste de littérature, dont l’objet n’est pas un phénomène naturel, est-il soumis à l’obligation de preuve, ou peut-il se contenter d’intuitions ? Comment articuler « lectures » appareillées et autres plus traditionnelles de la poésie.

Nous souhaitons réunir pour ce colloque des chercheurs désireux d’exposer les outils informatiques ou statistiques qu’ils développent pour poser des questions de poétique, de métrique et de stylistique. Les appareils n’ayant pas apporté les résultats espérés, pourvu que leur échec nourrisse une réflexion intéressante, sont aussi les bienvenus.

Des sujets d’exploration possibles incluent mais ne sont nullement limités à :

·      analyse métrique ;

·      stylométrie ;

·      fait poétique et outils informatiques ;

·      « distant reading » et lecture littéraire ;

·      interprétation assistée par les nouvelles technologies ;

·      représentations visuelles de la poésie ;

·      histoire des machines à lire la poésie et éléments de perspective;

·      possibilités de symbiose entre lecteur humain et appareil non-humain.

Nous attendons des propositions de communication portant sur des textes poétiques versifiés ou non, ou même des textes extérieurs au genre poétique pourvu que des machines soient mises au point pour en explorer la poétique. Les communications de 25 minutes pourront porter sur des corpus de toute époque et de toute langue, mais devront être données en français ou en anglais.
Les propositions (300 mots) sont à envoyer au plus tard le 1er mars 2017 à :
Anne-Sophie Bories (a.bories at unibas.ch), Gérald Purnelle (Gerald.Purnelle at ulg.ac.be), Hugues Marchal (hugues.marchal at unibas.ch).

Comité Scientifique :
Camille Bloomfield (Université Paris 13)
Benoît de Cornulier (Université de Nantes)
Eliane Delente (Université de Caen)
Elena González-Blanco García (UNED, Madrid)
Véronique Magri (Université de Nice-Sofia Antipolis)
Véronique Montémont (Université de Lorraine – ATILF)
Manuela Rossini (Université de Bâle)
Christof Schöch (Université de Würzburg)
Numa Vittoz (Université de Zurich)

https://machinerlapoesie.wordpress.com




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        Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:36:49 -0400
        From: Stylianos Chronopoulos <stylianos.chronopoulos at ALTPHIL.UNI-FREIBURG.DE>
        Subject: Call for Papers: "Digital Classics III: Re-thinking Text Analysis"
        In-Reply-To: <93DAEEC5213C7945A3B2CBCEF439551E67A6F1B1 at xm-mbx-07-prod>


Conference: Digital Classics III: Re-thinking Text Analysis
Date: 12th -13th May 2017
Venue: Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (Karlsplatz 4, Heidelberg)
Concluding conference on the project Der digital turn in den Altertumswissenschaften: Wahrnehmung – Dokumentation – Reflexion (Stelios Chronopoulos, Felix K. Maier, Anna Novokhatko)
 
Digital text analysis is increasing in prominence throughout the humanities. The ever growing availability of data has opened scholars to the possibilities of quantitative text analysis as a method of learning about the form and content of text. Greek and Latin text analysis in particular poses new questions through the development of text analysis tools and technologies.

The 2-day conference is planned to discuss best practices in methods, methodology, tools and technology and hermeneutical reflections on text analysis. 

This Call for Papers is oriented particularly to all kind of digital projects on Ancient Greek and Latin texts based on central questions such as 

-          levels and techniques for the analysis of large bodies of texts: morphosyntactical, style/register determining, textual-critical, content, hermeneutic

-          criteria for defining and recognizing items (letters, words, phrases and reference methods)

-          multimodal and multicodal capabilities of text

-          the relationship between text, e-text, and hypertext

-          the methods and perspectives of semiotic and semantic analysis of text/graphic relationship

The focus of the conference is an evaluation of the status quo in the digital analysis of Greek and Latin texts (literary and documents, papyri, manuscripts, inscriptions) – what sort of questions have been asked/answered/not yet answered/cannot be answered? Some speakers from non-classical fields have been invited, such experts in text analysis who can contribute to a broader overview of the issues.

Confirmed invited speakers (provisional titles included):
Rodney Ast (Heidelberg) The Humanities’ place in the Digital Humanities. A case study in Papyrology
Lou Burnard (Oxford) the title to be specified
James Brusuelas (Oxford) Neural Classics? The wonders and problem of automation
Gregory Crane (Tufts/Leipzig) Greek and Latin in an Age of massive collections and global philology
Milad Doueihi (Paris) Digital materialism
Chiara Fedriani/Maria Napoli (University of Eastern Piedmont) Methodological and theoretical issues in the construction of a corpus for Greek/Latin bilingualism
Jan Christoph Meister (Hamburg) Digitizing the hermeneutic circle: Parameterizing 'context' in hermeneutic text annotation 
Bénédicte Pincemin (Lyon) Introduction to textometric methodology
Charlotte Schubert (Leipzig) Editing and Un-editing in Digital Classics
Tariq Yousef (Leipzig) Creating Dynamic Lexica through Bridge Languages

We call scholars from all academic levels to submit abstracts (max. 500 words, for a 20-min paper followed by a 20-min discussion) by the 20th December 2016 to  <mailto:anna.novokhatko at altphil.uni-freiburg.de> <mailto:anna.novokhatko at altphil.uni-freiburg.de>anna.novokhatko at altphil.uni-freiburg.de <mailto:anna.novokhatko at altphil.uni-freiburg.de>. In particular, we are interested in theoretical and methodological approaches to analyzing classical texts either in research or for teaching purposes.

Schedule:

20th December 2016: submission deadline
20th February 2017: notification of acceptance/refusal deadline
12th -13th May 2017: conference in Heidelberg
 
The conference will be held in English.

--
Stylianos Chronopoulos | Akademischer Rat
Seminar für Klassische Philologie der Universität Freiburg
Platz der Universität 3, 79085 Freiburg i.Br.
Tel. +49 (0)761 203 9488



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        Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:56:03 +0000
        From: Ian Milligan <ianmilligan1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: 1st CFP: 17th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ‘17)
        In-Reply-To: <93DAEEC5213C7945A3B2CBCEF439551E67A6F1B1 at xm-mbx-07-prod>


                                 1st Call for Papers

    17th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ‘17)
                   #TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover

                                June 19-23, 2017
                                Toronto, Ontario CA

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IMPORTANT DATES

January 15, 2017 - Tutorial and Workshop proposal submissions
January 29, 2017 - Full paper and short paper submissions
February 1, 2017 - Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
February 12, 2017 - Panel submissions
February 12, 2017 - Poster and demonstration submissions
March 20, 2017 - Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
April 16, 2017 - Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
April 16, 2017 - Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers
April 26, 2017 - Final camera-ready deadline for posters, demonstrations, panels
May 1, 2017 - Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
June 19, 2017 - Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
June 19 - 23, 2017 - Main Conference
June 22 - 23, 2017 - Workshops

AIMS
The field of digital libraries has undergone dramatic changes as digital collections grow in scale and diversity. These changes call for novel analytical tools and methodologies for making sense of large amounts of heterogeneous data, for deriving diverse kinds of knowledge, and for linking across different collections and research disciplines. Thus the theme of the 2017 conference is #TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover. Digital libraries must improve outreach efforts, engage diverse communities, and provide scholars and users with effective and flexible access to materials which will in turn empower them to make new observations and discoveries. This year, we particularly invite papers, panels, workshops, and tutorials that present new discovery methods for diverse kinds of collections and datasets (e.g., documents, images, sounds, videos), that apply recent technologies in related fields like machine learning and data mining, and that report on innovative digital library applications that engage diverse communities, facilitate user access, and enable discovery and exploration in all domains including science, art, and the humanities.

This year, in addition to the research-oriented program, we are organizing a practitioners’ day so experts and practitioners can share their experiences and report on major projects. Practitioner contributions will take the form of posters and demos.

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, web science, data science, digital humanities, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and the humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate.

TOPICS
JCDL welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as: collection discovery and development, hybrid physical/digital collections; knowledge discovery; applications of machine learning and AI; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; infrastructure and service design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; user research; crowdsourcing and human computation; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. Submissions that resonate with JCDL 2017 theme are especially welcome, although we will give equal consideration to all topics in digital libraries.

SUBMISSIONS
Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone, and must not exceed 10 pages. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Short papers may highlight preliminary results to bring them to the community’s attention. They may also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages in the conference format. Accepted short papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital library technologies and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Proposals for posters or demonstrations should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages in the conference format. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be displayed at the conference.

All paper submissions (full/short papers, posters and demos) should use the ACM Proceedings template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the conference's EasyChair submission page [forthcoming-see website for link http://2017.jcdl.org/call-for-papers]. All accepted papers will be published by the ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

* Robert H. McDonald, Indiana University Bloomington
* Nicholas Worby, University of Toronto Libraries

PROGRAM CHAIRS

*  Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M University
*  Ian Milligan, Department of History, University of Waterloo
*  Adam Jatowt, School of Informatics, Kyoto University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

TREASURER
* Leanne Trimble, University of Toronto Libraries

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CO-CHAIRS
* Jiangping Chen, College of Information, University of North Texas

PANEL CHAIRS
* Martin Klein, University of California Los Angeles Library
* Periklis Andritsos, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
* Michele C. Weigle, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
* Xiaozhong Liu, School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University – Bloomington

TUTORIAL CHAIRS
* Glen Newton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
* Kim Pham, University of Toronto – Scarborough Libraries

POSTER & DEMO CHAIRS
* Justin Brunelle, MITRE
* Emily Maemura, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

PUBLICATIONS CHAIR
* Jim Hahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

CONTINUITY ADVISOR
* Michael Nelson, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University

LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIRS
* Christina Tooulias-Santolin, University of Toronto Libraries

PUBLICITY CHAIRS
* Jesse Carliner, University of Toronto Libraries
* Nattiya Kanhabua, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University

SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
* Kyla Everall, University of Toronto Libraries

LOCAL ORGANIZERS
* University of Toronto Libraries





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