[Humanist] 31.350 events: DHSI colloquium & conference; historical cryptography

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Tue Oct 10 09:54:53 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 350.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>               (60)
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium & Conference

  [2]   From:    Beáta Megyesi <Beata.Megyesi at lingfil.uu.se>              (80)
        Subject: CFP: International Conference on Historical Cryptology
                (HISTOCRYPT 2018)

        Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 20:34:38 +0100
        From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
        Subject: DHSI Colloquium & Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference
& Colloquium, to be held in June 2018 alongside classes at the Digital
Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI
Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and
projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free
with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a
DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.

Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to
contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal.
Presenters will also have the option to see their presentations recorded,
so that their work might be preserved and further disseminated.

We invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals may
focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Submissions
are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike, including
faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, early career scholars and
humanities scholars who are new to the Digital Humanities; librarians, and
those in cultural heritage, alt-academics, academic professionals, and
those in technical programs.

Submissions are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract,
please indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to
scheduling requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated.

Full-length Presentation (June 9-10) Contributors have 20 minutes to
complete their presentations, which will form part of themed sessions
hosted throughout a “conference-like” event scheduled during the weekend.
Please also note that we are not in a position to accommodate requests by
presenters who wish to present on a specific date.

Short Paper Presentation (June 4-8 & 11-15) Contributors have 5 or 10
minutes to complete their presentations, which will be scheduled at evening
sessions during DHSI’s two main teaching weeks. Presenters can indicate
which week(s) they will be attending DHSI.

Posters & Digital Demonstrations (June 8) Contributors display A1
landscape posters at a conference reception, jointly hosted with the
Digital Library Federation. Alternatively, contributors may opt to demo
digital projects at the reception. Digital project presenters are required
to bring their own laptops.

Please submit proposals using
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhsi2018>. Submission should
include the title of the submission, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of
contributor(s), and a 300-500 word abstract. DHSI attendees with a
preference for a particular week should be sure to indicate so in their
submissions (see http://dhsi.org/schedule.php). The deadline for
submissions is January 5th, at 8:00pm PST (UTC-8). Submissions will be
peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by early 2018.

For more information, contact James O’Sullivan (james.osullivan at ucc.ie)
and/or Lindsey Seatter (lseatter at uvic.ca).


The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria
provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new
computing technologies, and how they are influencing the work of those in
the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The Institute incorporates
intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. During DHSI, we
share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in applying advanced
technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation.
For more information see www.dhsi.org.

James O'Sullivan 
@jamescosullivan  http://twitter.com/jamescosullivan
Web: josullivan.org

New Binary Press: http://newbinarypress.com

        Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:52:05 +0000
        From: Beáta Megyesi <Beata.Megyesi at lingfil.uu.se>
        Subject: CFP: International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HISTOCRYPT 2018)

      International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HISTOCRYPT 2018)

             Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018



The International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2018) invites submissions of long and short papers to its annual conference on historical cryptology. The conference will be held in June 18-20, 2018 on the English Park Campus of Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Please mark your calendars.

HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptography/cryptanalysis including work in closely related disciplines (such as history, history of ideas, computer science, AI, or (computational) linguistics or image processing) that is sufficiently formalized or applied, with relevance to historical ciphertexts and codes.

We welcome everybody interested in the field of historical cryptology (classical cryptography and cryptanalysis) to participate in the event. We invite submissions to HistoCrypt, either short or long paper, for presentation at the conference, which will be evaluated by a program committee. The conference's subjects include, but are not limited to:

+ the use of cryptography in military, diplomacy, business, and other areas
+ analysis of historical ciphers with the help of modern computerized methods
+ unsolved historical cryptograms
+ the Enigma and other encryption machines
+ the history of modern (computer-based) cryptography
+ special linguistic aspects of cryptology
+ the influence of cryptography on the course of history
+ teaching and promoting cryptology in schools, universities, and the public

Considering the location of the upcoming HistoCrypt 2018 at Uppsala University, special attention is encouraged to the heritage of Prof. Arne Beurling and his role in breaking the German teletype ciphers.

Participation in the conference is mandatory for at least one author of each accepted paper.


HistoCrypt 2018 represents a continuation of the highly successful European Historical Ciphers Colloquiums (EuroHCC) held in Heusenstamm (2012), Kassel (2016), and Smolenice (2017). Considering EuroHCC's growing popularity among the crypto historians and cryptographers and the established HICRYPT network on historical cryptology with over 50 members from 20 countries around the world, our aim is to establish HistoCrypt as an annual, international event. The first event in the series takes place in 2018 at Uppsala University, Sweden.


We invite paper submissions in three distinct tracks:

+ regular papers up to 10 pages (including references) on substantial, original, and unpublished research, including evaluation results, where appropriate;
+ short papers up to 4 pages (including references) on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress, negative results, surveys, tutorials, or opinion pieces;
+ short papers up to 4 pages (including references) on system demonstrations (demo).

Presentations of accepted papers are either oral, poster, or demo, which will be decided by the program committee.

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in
the HistoCrypt 2018 proceedings, which is published as part of the Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) Proceedings Series (http://omilia.uio.no/nealt/?task=publications) by Linköping University Electronic Press (ECP: http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp), as freely available Gold Open Access. Publications in the Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings are ranked on the Norwegian register for scientific journals, series and publishers as Level 1 publications. Please consult the responsibilities of the authors concerning publication ethics and malpractice statement as described on the ECP website: http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp#tab4. Paper submissions that violate these requirements will be returned without review.

The proceedings will be also published in the anthology of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL Anthology: http://aclanthology.info/) in parallel. Printed proceedings will be available on request for a fee.


+ Friday, January 26, 2018: Submission of Papers
+ Friday, March 30, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
+ Monday, April 30, 2018: Camera-Ready Manuscripts
+ Monday and Tuesday, June 18 & 19, 2018: Main Conference
+ Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Workshops, Meetings


All submissions must follow the HistoCrypt 2018 style files, which are
available for LaTeX (preferred) and MS Word and can be
retrieved from the following address:


Submissions shall be anonymous, i.e. not reveal author(s) on the title
page or through self-references.

Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system. The page limits for submissions are: up to ten pages for regular papers, up to four pages for short papers including bibliographic references.
Paper submissions that violate the requirements will be returned without review.


Submissions to the conference must follow the above requirements and
be uploaded electronically no later than:

Friday, January 26, 2018 23:59 CET

HistoCrypt utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for
submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings. Submission for
the conference will open December 1, 2017 at:


Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference program will
be managed by the HistoCrypt 2018 Program Committee. All submissions
will receive at least two double-blind reviews by experts in the field.

+ Beáta Megyesi (program chair), Uppsala University, Sweden
+ Bernhard Esslinger (cryptology), University of Siegen, Germany
+ Otokar Grošek (cryptology), Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
+ Benedek Láng (history), Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
+ Mark Phythian (intelligence), University of Leicester, UK
+ Anne-Simone Rous (history), Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
+ Gerhard F. Straßer (history), Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA

To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the
scientific program of the conference, please email
   histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se.


The HistoCrypt 2018 Local Organizing Committee is comprised of staff from the
Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden:

+ Eva Pettersson (local chair)
+ Bengt Dahlqvist
+ Beata Megyesi

For all practical inquiries, please email ‘histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se<mailto:histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se>'.

Beáta Megyesi (Assoc. Prof.)
Head of Department
Dept. of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University
beata.megyesi at lingfil.uu.se<mailto:beata.megyesi at lingfil.uu.se>

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