[Humanist] 22.370 events: DHO workshop; corpus linguistics conference

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Dec 4 06:59:35 CET 2008

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 370.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>             (51)
        Subject: Final Opportunity for Registration for DHO/TEI workshop at

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (71)
        Subject: Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009

        Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:58:52 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Final Opportunity for Registration for DHO/TEI workshop at UCG

Final Announcement! Registrations must be received by next Monday, 8
December. If you have any questions, please contact Dot Porter
(dot.porter at gmail.com). Registration should be made using the link

The Digital Humanities Observatory will be leading a day and a half
introductory Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) workshop at the National
University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) on 15-16 December.  Led by DHO
Director Susan Schreibman and Metadata Manager Dot Porter, the course
will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of encoding
electronic texts for the humanities.

Individuals and teams from all HSIS Consortium institutions are
welcome to attend this Introduction to TEI workshop for free.
Attendees from non-HSIS Consortium institutions are also welcome,
although their registration will be subject to a €100 fee.

To register please follow this link:

This workshop is designed for individuals embarking on a text encoding
project and who would like a better understanding of the philosophy,
theory, and practicalities of encoding in XML (Extensible Markup
Language) using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. No
previous knowledge of XML and the TEI is necessary. Encoding poetry
and prose will be covered for literary and documentary editions.
Students will also be introduced to Document Type Definitions (DTDs),
schema, and XSLT.

Schreibman and Porter are both active in the international TEI
community. The workshop is supported by the Moore Institute for
Research in Humanities and the Social Sciences at UNI Galway.

* * * * * * * * *

We are also delighted to announce that advanced encoding workshops
will be offered during the Digital Scholarly Editing Spring School at
UNI Galway 13-17 April 2009. The Spring School aims to enable Irish
researchers newly engaged in digital humanities projects to bring
their skills in scholarly editing with new technologies to an
intermediate/advanced level through the provision of specialised
workshops, masterclasses and project consultations. Advanced workshops
will be offered on a number of topics, including the encoding of
premodern source. If you feel that you would like to attend an
Advanced Encoding Workshop at the Digital Scholarly Editing Spring
School, attending an introductory TEI workshop is mandatory.
If you have questions, please email dot.porter at gmail.com.

-- ******************************* Dot Porter, MA, MSLS Metadata Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA) Pembroke House 28-32 Upper Pembroke
Street Dublin 2, Ireland -- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --
Phone: +353 1 234 2444 Fax: +353 1 234 2400 Email: dot.porter at gmail.com
http://dho.ie *******************************


        Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 05:50:46 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009

Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009
University of Liverpool, UK


Second Call for Papers

Following the success of CL2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007, the Fifth Corpus
Linguistics Conference will take place from 20 July - 23 July 2009.

It will be organised by the Universities of Liverpool, Birmingham and
Lancaster and will be hosted by the School of English, University of

We are looking forward to an interesting programme and invite abstracts
for papers, posters, work-in-progress reports, as well as workshops and
colloquia covering any aspect of corpus linguistics. The conference
begins with a workshop and colloquium day on Monday 20 July; the main
conference runs from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 July, with the conference
dinner on Wednesday 22 July.

Plenary Speakers:

Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham)
Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
Michael Hoey (University of Liverpool)
Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen)
Mike Scott (University of Liverpool)

We invite 5 categories of abstracts:

PAPERS will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Paper
abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words (excluding word count for

WORK-IN-PROGRESS REPORTS will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for
questions. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding word
count for references).

POSTER abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding word count
for references).

COLLOQUIA usually take the form of between 4 and 8 papers, with time for
audience discussion. We will accommodate short colloquia (2 hours, about
4 speakers) and longer colloquia (4 hours, about 8 speakers). Proposals
should be no more than 1000 words (for colloquia of 2 hours) or 2000
words (for colloquia of 4 hours). The proposal should include a
rationale for the colloquium, an indication of how much of the time will
be allocated to audience discussion, and an abstract for each of the
proposed papers.

WORKSHOPS usually include one or two short presentations and substantial
audience participation. Workshops can take 1 or 2 hours. Proposals
should be no more than 500 words (for a 1-hour workshop) or 750 words
(for a 2-hour workshop) and should describe the organisation of the
workshop and the nature of the audience participation. Additionally,
information on technical requirements should be provided.

For colloquia and workshops we would encourage you to contact us ahead
of the deadline if you have any questions.

The language of the conference is English. All abstracts should be in
English, though we encourage proposals for colloquia to be given in
languages other than English.

To submit an abstract go to the following URL and follow the


Closing date for abstracts: 23 January 2009.

For more information please contact the Organising Committee:
E-mail: CL2009liverpool.ac.uk

Dr. Paul Rayson
Director of UCREL
Computing Department, Infolab21, South Drive, Lancaster University,
Lancaster, LA1 4WA, UK.
Web: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/paul/
Tel: +44 1524 510357 Fax: +44 1524 510492

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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