[Humanist] 22.488 events: NINES in Dublin; Digital Dialogues at MITH

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Wed Jan 28 09:34:29 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 488.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Mandell, Laura C. Dr." <mandellc at muohio.edu>             (17)
        Subject: deadline extended for NINES in Dublin

  [2]   From:    Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>            (39)
        Subject: MITH's Spring Digital Dialogues

        Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:54:58 -0500
        From: "Mandell, Laura C. Dr." <mandellc at muohio.edu>
        Subject: deadline extended for NINES in Dublin

Call for Proposals
NINES Summer Workshop
Co-Sponsored by the Digital Humanities Observatory, Royal Irish
Academy, Dublin, Ireland.

NINES is delighted to be collaborating with the DHO, the national Digital Humanities Center of Ireland, in its first Summer School held outside the US, bringing together European and North American scholars.  Dublin is one of the most vibrant capitals in Europe, with excellent theater and priceless literary collections.

This week-long workshop for scholars undertaking digital projects in nineteenth-century Irish, British, and American literary and cultural studies will be held at the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, 13-17 July 2009.  The workshop will provide a practical setting where scholars can develop their own shared interests, goals, and problems to be addressed.  The workshop will focus on theoretical, technical, administrative, and institutional issues relevant to the needs of specific projects.

The Summer School will offer four strands: 1) training in TEI Text Encoding (James Cummings and Dot Porter); 2) Database Design  and Development (Don Gourley, Aja Teehan); 3) Data Design and Visualization (Paolo Battino, Shawn Day, and Faith Lawrence); 4) XML Transformations (Laura Mandell and Kirstyn Leuner).  In addition the Summer School will feature lectures and master classes by Jerome McGann and Hans Walter Gabler, two leading experts and theorists in digital humanities.

The cost of the workshop is 375 Euro, not including room and board.  Both hotels and dormitory rooms are available.  Possible social events include a pub crawl, theater outings, and excursions.

How to Apply:

Applications should not exceed two single-spaced pages.  They should be headed with a project title and a one-sentence description of the project.  They should include as well a developed project description that addresses each of the following matters:

*     The scholarly rationale for the project;

·     The technical and theoretical problems that face the project;

·     The expected duration of the project, its phases, and some description of the current state;

·     The digital technology used or needed by the project;

·     The technical support available to the scholar at his or her home institution.

Send applications by February 20, 2009 to: workshops at nines.org

        Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:59:24 +0000
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: MITH's Spring Digital Dialogues

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is very
pleased to announce another semester of weekly Digital Dialogues talks
on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

All talks are Tuesdays at 12:30-1:45 in MITH's Conference Room,
located on the basement level of McKeldin Library.

All talks are free and open to the public. We'd love to see colleagues
from the DC area and beyond (the campus is accessible from the DC
Metro system's Green line).

2.3 	Merle Collins (English and Comparative Literature), "Saracca and
Nation: African Memory and Re-creation in Grenada" (film screening)

2.10	 Jeremy Boggs (George Mason University), "Managing Projects in
the Digital Humanities"

2.17	 Jean Dryden (iSchool), "Copyright in the Real World"

2.24 William Noel (Walters Art Museum), "Archimedes in Bits: Ten Years
of Work on the Archimedes Palimpsest"

3.3	Sayeed Choudhury (Johns Hopkins), "An Abundant Humanities Library"

3.10 Project Bamboo: An Open Meeting (facilitated by Neil Fraistat)

3.24 Despina Kakoudaki (American University), "Are Robots Real? The
Robot as an Object of Study"

3.31 Shakespeare's Quartos: A MITH Research Update

4.7 	Wendell Piez (Mulberry Technologies), "How to Play XML: Markup
Technology as Nomic Game"

4.14 Andrew Stauffer (University of Virginia), "From Electronic
Editions to Digital Scholarship: Using What We've Made"

4.21 Mills Kelly (George Mason University), "What Happens When You
Teach Your Students to Lie Online?"

4.28 Preserving Virtual Worlds: A MITH Research Update

5.5 	Katie King (Women's Studies), "Networked Reenactments"

Please forward and post as appropriate!

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)

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