[Humanist] 22.525 scholarships for 2009 DHSI; call for open access

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 525.
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  [1]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>                         (54)
        Subject: Call for Open Access to Digital Images

  [2]   From:    "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>                           (83)
        Subject: Tuition Scholarships,2009 Digital Humanities Summer
                Institute (U Victoria, June 8-12, 2009)

        Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:47:59 +0000
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Open Access to Digital Images
        In-Reply-To: <96f3df640902110736u445c0feeoff064cbc870473cf at mail.gmail.com>

I've seen this mentioned on several listservs, but not yet on
Humanist. I think this will be of interest to many here.



From:     Dr. Christine von Oertzen coertzen at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
Date:     22 January 2009

Call for Open Access to Digital Images

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), a
co-initiator of the OpenAccess movement, has drawn up a set of
best-practice recommendations concerning the scholarly use of visual
media. The recommendations aimed at facilitating the scholarly use and
publication of historical digital images were drafted following
consultations with scholars and representatives of leading museums,
libraries, image archives and publishers. The aim of the document is
to create a network of mutual trust and cooperation between scholars
and curators of cultural heritage collections with a view to
facilitating access to and the scholarly use of visual media. The
recommendations can be downloaded from the MIPWG website which
currently features a detailed report on the initiative.

The recommendations were prompted by the barriers encountered by those
who wish to use and publish images of cultural heritage objects. High
license fees and complicated access regulations make it increasingly
difficult for scholars in the humanities to work with digital images.
It is true that the digitization of image collections has acted as a
catalyst for scholarly research. However, archives, collections and
libraries differ greatly with respect to the question of how, where
and on what basis images may be used for scholarly purposes. Moreover,
their policies in this regard are becoming increasingly restrictive,
especially when it comes to new forms of e-publishing.

The MPIWG drew up its recommendations for facilitating the scholarly
use of digital images following consultations with international
experts which took place in January 2008. The recommendations call on
curators and scholars to develop a mutually binding network of trust.

The aim of the initiative is to encourage stakeholders jointly to
address the current and future challenges raised by the digital age.

The document urges curators to refrain from restricting the public
domain arbitrarily and calls on them to accommodate the needs of
scholars for reasonably-priced or freely-accessible high-resolution
digital images - both for print publications and new Web-based forms
of scholarly publishing. It exhorts scholars to recognise museums,
libraries and collections as owners and custodians of physical objects
of cultural heritage and to acknowledge their efforts in making
digital images available. Moreover, it urges them to take their role
as guarantors of authenticity and accurate attribution extremely


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
http://dho.ie          Email: dot.porter at gmail.com

        Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:46:18 -0800
        From: "Ray Siemens" <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Tuition Scholarships,2009 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (U Victoria, June 8-12, 2009)
        In-Reply-To: <96f3df640902110736u445c0feeoff064cbc870473cf at mail.gmail.com>

[Please redistribute / please excuse cross-posting] 

Tuition Scholarships for the 
2009 Digital Humanities Summer Institute 
University of Victoria, June 8-12, 2009

We are pleased to announce that funding from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada, and other partners, makes it possible
for us to offer of a limited number of tuition scholarship spots in the 2009
Summer Institute.  The scholarships are open to everyone and are awarded on
the basis of need and merit; scholarships cover all tuition costs, with the
exception of a small administration fee. 

The application form is available on line at
http://www.dhsi.org/home/scholarships.  The application deadline for this
year is March 15th, with news of scholarships returned no later than the end
of March.  Please note that scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, to
expedite travel planning and other arrangements, and there are a limited
number of scholarship spots in each course.  Please apply early!

* Additional ACH Travel Bursary 

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (http://www.ach.org) is
again offering several bursaries to assist graduate students in defraying
travel and lodging costs. You may apply for this bursary at the same time as
for DHSI scholarships by indicating on the scholarship application form that
you are a graduate student member of the ACH and would like to be considered
for the ACH bursary. 

* Mandate 

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to
discuss, to learn about, and to advance skills in new computing technologies
influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library
communities. The institute takes place across a week of intensive
coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together faculty,
staff, and graduate student theorists, experimentalists, technologists, and
administrators from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and
Archives communities and beyond to share ideas and methods, and to develop
expertise in applying advanced technologies to activities that impact
teaching, research, dissemination and preservation. 

* Host and Sponsors 

The institute is hosted by the University of Victoria's Faculty of
Humanities, its Humanities Computing and Media Centre, and its Electronic
Textual Cultures Lab, and has been sponsored by the University of Victoria
and its Library, University of British Columbia Library, Simon Fraser
University Library, Acadia University, the Society for Digital Humanities /
Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs, the Association for Computers
and the Humanities, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of
Canada's Image, Text, Sound and Technology Program, and others. 

* Curriculum 

Institute Lectures (to be confirmed): 
  Melissa Terras (University College London)
  Dot Porter (Dublin, DHO)
  Donald Bruce (Guelph)
  Robert Blake (UC Davis)
  Daniel O’Donnell (Lethbridge)

Introductory offerings: 
[1] Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application 
(instructed by Julia Flanders [Brown U] and Syd Bauman [Brown U]) 
[2] Digitisation Fundamentals and their Application 
(instructed by Robin Davies [Vancouver Island U] and Michael Nixon
[Vancouver Island U]) 

Intermediate offerings: 
[3] Transcribing and Describing Primary Sources using TEI-conformant XML 
(instructed by Matthew Driscoll [Arnamagnaean Institute, Copenhagen]) 
[4] Expressing Physical Materiality in Digital Projects
(instructed by Dot Porter [Dublin, DHO])
[5] Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and Interactive Electronic
(instructed by Aimee Morrison [U Waterloo]) 
[6] Teaching and Learning with Technology in Applied Linguistics 
(instructed by Catherine Caws [U Victoria] and Ulf Scheutze [U Victoria])
[7] Online Journal Publishing Using PKP's Open Journals System (OJS) 
(instructed by PKP Staff [Alec Smecher and James MacGregor]) 

Advanced consultations: 
[8] Issues in Large Project Planning and Management 
(instructed by Lynne Siemens [U Victoria], with seminar speakers TBA.) 
[9] Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities 
(instructed by David Hoover [New York U]) 
[10] Digital Tools for Literary History 
(instructed by Susan Brown [U Alberta, Guelph] and Stan Ruecker [U Alberta])

* Registration Fees ($ CDN) 

Early registration fees for the institute are $950 for faculty and staff,
and $500 for students. Standard fees will apply as of April 1st. 

* Website 

For further details -- such as the list of speakers, a tentative schedule,
the registration form, and accommodation information – see the institute's
website, at this URL: http://www.dhsi.org.

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