[Humanist] 31.268 events: in the Nordic countries; in Europe cfp; in Sydney

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Aug 30 14:10:21 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 268.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>     (13)
        Subject: Sydney Digital Humanities: Linda Barwick, Perils for Young
                Guinea-Pigs -  8 September 2017

  [2]   From:    Jouni Tuominen <jouni.tuominen at helsinki.fi>              (115)
        Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2018,
                Helsinki, Finland

  [3]   From:    Francesca Giovannetti                                    (104)
                <francesca.giovannetti91 at gmail.com>
        Subject: First EADH Conference: call for bids (Deadline: 15 Oct 2017)

        Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:24:32 +0000
        From: Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>
        Subject: Sydney Digital Humanities: Linda Barwick, Perils for Young Guinea-Pigs -  8 September 2017

Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group

"Perils for Young Guinea-Pigs"
Linda Barwick <http://sydney.edu.au/music/staff-profiles/linda.barwick.php>, 
University of Sydney

Date: Friday, 8th of September 2017
Time: 3pm
Location: McRae Room S418, Quadrangle Building, The University of Sydney

PARADISEC–the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures–was one of Australia's early digital humanities projects. Since beginning operations in 2003 we have been a lean and agile virtual organization, pioneering distributed computing for archiving ethnographic audiovisual materials and contributing to national and international bodies developing standards for operation in the emerging digital humanities ecosystem. This presentation will trace some of the key points in this chronology, highlighting some of its low and high points, with a view to provoking discussion about planning for resilience and sustainability of digital humanities projects.

Linda Barwick is a musicologist, specialising in the study of Australian Aboriginal musics, immigrant musics and the digital humanities (particularly archiving and repatriation of ethnographic field recordings as a site of interaction between researchers and cultural heritage communities). She was the foundation director of the award-winning digital archive PARADISEC (paradisec.org.au), established in 2003 to preserve and make accessible field recordings of endangered languages and musics of the Asia-Pacific region. She has undertaken numerous projects to repatriate digital records of archival cultural materials, currently in partnerships with the Central Land Council (Alice Springs) and Pintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri Media and Communications (Yuendumu, NT), both funded as Australian Research Council Linkage Projects. Results from previous projects have included online song collections such as the Wadeye Song Project (sydney.edu.au/wadeyesong) and the Wangga Project (wangga.library.usyd.edu.au), produced in collaboration with relevant communities.

For further information please see the Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group page http://sydney.edu.au/intellectual-history/sdh/index.shtml  or contact the Research Group Leader Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>

Free and open to all.

        Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:26:02 +0300
        From: Jouni Tuominen <jouni.tuominen at helsinki.fi>
        Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2018, Helsinki, Finland

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries calls for submissions for its 
2018 conference in Helsinki, Finland, 7-9 March 2018.


Keynote speakers

Kathryn Eccles, University of Oxford, 

- Academic Programme Manager for Digital Humanities and Research Fellow 
at Oxford Internet Institute with interest in the impact of new 
technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of 
cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.

Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara, 

- Distinguished Professor in the English Department at the University of 
California, Santa Barbara, and an affiliated faculty member of UCSB’s 
Media Arts & Technology graduate program.

Frans Mäyrä, University of Tampere, http://www.unet.fi

- Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media (specifically 
digital culture and game studies)

In 2018, the conference seeks to extend the scope of digital humanities 
research covered, both into new areas, as well as beyond the Nordic and 
Baltic countries. In pursuit of this, in addition to the abstracts 
familiar from humanities traditions, we also adopt a call for 
publication ready texts as is the tradition in computer science 
conferences. Therefore, we accept the following types of submissions:

 1. Publication ready texts of length appropriate to the topic. Accepted
    papers will be submitted to the CEUR-WS proceedings series for
    publication in a citable form.

     1. Long paper: 8-12 pages, presented in 20 min plus 10 min for Q&A

     2. Short paper: 4-8 pages, presented in 10 min plus 5 min for Q&A

     3. Poster/demo: 2-4 pages, presented as an A1 academic poster in a
        poster session.

 2. Abstracts of a maximum of 2000 words. Proposals are expected to
    indicate a preference between a) long, b) short, or c) poster/demo
    format for presentation. Approved abstracts will be published in a
    book of abstracts on the conference website.

Submissions to the conference are now open at ConfTool: 

Important dates

The call for proposals opened on 28 August 2017, and the deadline for 
submitting proposals is 25 October 2017. Presenters will be notified of 
acceptance by 8 January 2018. For papers accepted into the citable 
proceedings, there is an additional deadline of 5 February 2018for 
producing a final version of your paper that takes into account the 
comments made by the reviewers.

This year, the conference welcomes in particular work related to the 
following themes:


While the number of researchers describing themselves as digital 
historians is increasing, computational approaches to history have 
rarely captured the attention of those without innate interest in 
digital humanities. To address this, we particularly invite 
presentations of historical research whose use of digital methods 
advances the overall methodological basis of the field.

Cultural Heritage

Libraries, galleries, archives and museums are making vast amounts of 
cultural heritage openly digitally available. However, tapping into 
these resources for research requires cultivating co-operation and trust 
between scholars and heritage institutions, due to the cultural, 
institutional, legal and technical boundaries crossed. We invite 
proposals describing such co-operation – examples of great resources for 
cultural heritage scholarship, of problems solved using such data, as 
well as e.g. intellectual property rights issues.


Humanities perspectives on games are an established part of the game 
studies community. Yet their relationship with digital humanities 
remains undefined. Digitality and games, digital methods and games, 
games as digital methods, and so on are all areas available for 
research. We invite proposals that address high-level game concepts like 
"fun", "immersion", "design", "interactivity", etc positioned as points 
of contact with the digital.


We also invite proposals in the broad category of 'Future'. Accepted 
proposals will still fit in the overall context of the conference and 
highlight new perspectives to the digital humanities. Submissions may 
range from applications of data science to humanities research to work 
on human-machine interaction and ecological digital humanities. We also 
welcome reflections on the future of the digital humanities, as well as 
the societal impact of the humanities.

Finally, the overarching theme this year is Open Science. This pragmatic 
concept emphasises the role of transparent and reproducible research 
practices, open dissemination of results, and new forms of 
collaboration, all greatly facilitated by digitalisation. All proposals 
are invited to reflect on the benefits, challenges, and prospects of 
open science for their own research.

Call for workshops/panels and tutorials

In addition to individual papers, the conference calls for interested 
parties to submit proposals for workshops/panels and tutorial sessions 
to be held preceding the conference. Workshops/panelsgather together 
participants around a particular subtopic, while tutorialspresent a 
useful tool or method of interest to the digital humanities community. 
Either can take the form of either a half or a full day session, and 
they generally take place the day prior to the conference.

Proposals should include the session format, title, and a short 
description of its topic (max 2000 words) as well as the contact 
information of the person/s responsible. Proposals should also include 
the following: intended audience, approximate number of participants, 
and any special technical requirements.

Submit your workshop/tutorial at the conference ConfTool: 


Organisers at HELDIG -- the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities at the 
University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Arts include Mikko Tolonen 
(conference chair, mikko.tolonen at helsinki.fi), Eetu Mäkelä (programme 
chair, eetu.makela at helsinki.fi), Viivi Lähteenoja (conference producer, 
viivi.lahteenoja at helsinki.fi), Maija Paavolainen (communications chair, 
maija.paavolainen at helsinki.fi), Jouni Tuominen (web chair, 
jouni.tuominen at helsinki.fi), and Eero Hyvönen (HELDIG director, 
eero.hyvonen at helsinki.fi).

Jouni Tuominen, Coordinating researcher
Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG)
University of Helsinki and Aalto University
HELDIG: Room A305, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki
Aalto: Room B126, Computer Science Building, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo

        Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:47:27 +0200
        From: Francesca Giovannetti <francesca.giovannetti91 at gmail.com>
        Subject: First EADH Conference: call for bids (Deadline: 15 Oct 2017)

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of EADH I am pleased to announce the call for bids for the First
EADH Conference, to be held in 2018.

See full description below or visit https://eadh.org/news/

Please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested.

Kind regards,
Francesca Giovannetti
Communication fellow, EADH


First EADH Conference: call for bids
15 Oct 2017 (All day)

The EADH Executive Board invites proposals to host the first EADH
Conference to be held in 2018. We have decided to establish this conference
in order to strengthen the scientific, institutional and cultural relations
between the members of the DH communities in Europe and in the
Mediterranean area. The EADH Conference will be organised triennially,
provided that the annual DH conference takes place outside of Europe in the
envisaged year, and will be hosted in any of its European member regions.
We are particularly interested in proposals from institutions and regions
-- have recently developed or are developing digital humanities communities
and organizations;
-- have not previously hosted a main international DH conference.
Please note that the local organizers must be members of EADH or of one of
the Associate Organizations (currently AIUCD, DHD, and DHN) or Partner
Organizations (currently DH Benelux, DH Russia, and the Czech DH


The scientific organization is required to have a Program Committee (PC)
with 10 members and one Chair, appointed by the EADH Executive Committee.
At least two EADH Executive Committee members must be in the PC. The local
organiser has the right to propose two candidates for the PC.

The PC will decide the main theme of the conference, identify and invite
keynote speakers, define the details of the Call for Papers, manage the
review process, and decide the final conference program.
Logistical organization will be the responsibility of a Local Organization
committee, whose members and chair are appointed by the Local Organizers

EADH recommends the adoption of the conference management system ConfTool
for registering participants and including them in special events such as
the banquet, but payments may be processed outside ConfTool by the local
organizer if desired.

Time Period

Dates are decided by the local organizer, in consultation with EADH. It is
recommended that the conference takes place in the autumn of 2018. Other
large DH-related conferences in Europe should be taken in account when
fixing the precise dates.


The venue must be an academic or cultural institution in the European area
in its broadest sense (including Russia and the Mediterranean countries).
We cannot foresee the number of participants as this is the first edition,
but the hosting institution should be able to accommodate a minimum of 300
delegates, and an average of three parallel sessions.


Bids should contain a preliminary budget and up to two pages describing the
motivations and logistical opportunities offered by the proposed venue.
Bidders must take into account the EADH diversity statement and outline how
they plan to ensure it being respected.

The venue for the 2018 conference will be decided by the EADH Executive
Committee on the basis of:

-- academic and social impact of the conference for the LO
-- logistic adequacy of the venue
-- overall quality of the proposal

Bids should be submitted no later than October 15, 2017.

Structure of the conference

The Conference should be a 2/3-day event. Workshops and training events can
precede the official conference days, depending on the availability of the
LO. Presentations will be organized in 90-minute slots. The conference
should have two keynote talks of 45 minutes.

Type of presentations:

-- Full papers for theoretical or highly relevant methodological or
technical issues will last 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.
-- Short papers to present research ideas, approaches and projects that are
recently started. Short paper presentations are supposed to take 10 minutes
time plus 5 minutes for questions.
-- Panel or roundtable for one relevant topic discussed under different
perspectives by 5/6 presenters will last 90 minutes.
-- Posters for early stage or starting projects or technical innovations.

One session of the conference is reserved for short (3/5 minutes) poster

Bidders are encouraged to propose different formats and innovative
organization of the conference in addition to this general framework.

The conference must be financially self-sustaining, but a backstop funding
from EADH of up to €5,000 can be discussed. EADH will also provide
bursaries for young scholars. The local organizers are expected to set
three levels of registration fees:

-- for members of EADH, associate organizations, and other constituent
organisations of ADHO;
-- for non-members;
-- for students.
It is advisable that the member registration costs do not exceed € 200, in
order to ensure maximum inclusivity and to attract early career scholars.

Synergies and possible sponsorship

In order to strengthen the sustainability of the conference and its impact
on European DH and Cultural Heritage scholarly and professional
communities, EADH recommends that the LO tries to establish contacts with
relevant organizations or infrastructures active at the EU level, in
particular DARIAH and CLARIN. Suggested collaborative activities range from
hosting of workshops and tutorials, to co-organization of the conference or
financial support. Private in-kind and money sponsorship is welcome,
provided that any activity from sponsoring organizations is clearly
distinct from, and does not influence, the academic program.

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