[Humanist] 31.164 events: visualising collation; the inhabited environment

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Jul 7 07:10:33 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 164.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Benjamin Vis <B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk>                         (23)
        Subject: Extended CFP and Registration: DH on the Inhabited
                Environment, Canterbury, 7-8 Sept. 2017

  [2]   From:    Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard at SAS.AC.UK>                 (30)
        Subject: Seminar: Collation Visualization

        Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 08:46:56 +0000
        From: Benjamin Vis <B.N.Vis at kent.ac.uk>
        Subject: Extended CFP and Registration: DH on the Inhabited Environment, Canterbury, 7-8 Sept. 2017

Dear colleagues,

The Call for Papers for the Eastern Area Research Consortium's (Eastern ARC) Digital Humanities Conference 2017 has been extended to 28th of July and registration is now open.

The conference will be held at the University of Kent, Historic Royal Dockyard Church, at the Historic Dockyard Chatham on our Medway campus, on the 7th and 8th September 2017. For further information, please see the conference abstract and announcement below, or follow this link: http://easternarc.ac.uk/latest-news/2017-digital-humanities-conference-7-8-september-university-of-kent/ or, to register: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=8808F45019E82DE7F407C393310705EA

I hope to welcome many of you there and am looking forward to your short presentation ideas, which is open to researchers at all career stages, so please forward this announcement to those who may be interested.

Best regards,

Benjamin Vis

Conference Abstract:

The inhabited environment is crucial to global challenges. Although the humanities enrich our understanding of how human beings adapt their environment, they are underrepresented in global development debates. As the availability of digital data and technology rapidly grows, the opportunities to directly relate humanities research to the social and environmental sciences improves. Notably, in tropical archaeology, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is causing a 'revolution' by revealing huge swaths of urban landscapes. This new data source and the perspectives it affords, are changing the role and relevance of (historical) humanities knowledge in relation to global development.

The Digital Humanities (DH) and Geohumanities are emergent fields with increasing resources. They invite exploration of how to harness and nurture interdisciplinary and comparative contributions. By embracing new digital data sources, acquisition, and manipulation techniques, Digital Humanities have the potential to contextualise and inform how current developmental practice is shaping socio-cultural inhabitation of the landscape.

This conference provides an opportunity for academics from diverse disciplines to discuss these potential contributions as they relate to:

*       Mapping Material Landscapes;

*       Environmental Humanities;

*       Spatial Analysis and the Built Environment; and,

*       Lived experience and Visualisation.

The programme will feature contributions to this broad field from leading researchers. Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr Kathryn Reese-Taylor (Calgary); Prof. Scott Hutson (Kentucky); Dr Nicola Dempsey (Sheffield); Dr Christian Isendahl (Gothenburg).

Call for Papers:

We invite expressions of interest for those wanting to participate with short "quick fire" presentations (10 min.) or panelled discussion contributions. Approx. 150 word abstracts or ideas can be sent to Ben Vis, b.n.vis at kent.ac.uk<mailto:b.n.vis at kent.ac.uk> by July 28th 2017.   Notification of acceptance expected August 4th 2017.

For any general enquiries, please contact Kent's Eastern ARC Officer, Sarah Tetley, s.r.tetley-8 at kent.ac.uk<mailto:s.r.tetley-8 at kent.ac.uk> or consult the webpage at: http://easternarc.ac.uk/latest-news/2017-digital-humanities-conference-7-8-september-university-of-kent/, or registration page at: https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=8808F45019E82DE7F407C393310705EA

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Dr Benjamin N. Vis | +44 (0)1227 82 <+44%20(0)1227%2082%20> 6543 | https://kent.academia.edu/BenjaminVis |

School of European Culture & Languages | University of Kent |

Rutherford College W3.E7 | Canterbury CT2 7NX | UK |

        Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 14:07:11 +0100
        From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard at SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: Collation Visualization

Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Friday July 7, 2017 at 16:30 in room 234

*Collation Visualization*
*Helping Users to Explore Collated Manuscripts*

Elisa Nury (King’s College London)

The comparison of manuscripts and recording of variant readings is an 
essential but challenging task towards the preparation of a scholarly 
edition. A large amount of detailed data is collected during collation, 
and needs to be analysed and visualized. In the recent years, the use of 
digital format has been increasingly incorporated within the collation 
workflow: from writing down variants in Word or Excel documents to 
adopting complex automated collation tools such as CollateX. This 
presentation will focus on a method to help scholars and readers 
visualize collation results of a Latin text in a digital format.

Seminar will be livecast at: https://youtu.be/1YB_mFJ9SlQ

Full abstract: http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2017-06en.html


Dr Gabriel BODARD
Reader in Digital Classics

Institute of Classical Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

E: gabriel.bodard at sas.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)20 78628752


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