[Humanist] 23.188 events: resources; language; digital humanities; DH & CS

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 188.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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[1]   From:    saggion <H.Saggion at dcs.shef.ac.uk>                       (233)
Subject: Brazil: 7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human
LanguageTechnology - Call for Participation

[2]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>             (37)
Subject: DRHA09 Registration now open

[3]   From:    Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>                                  (13)
Subject: DHO Summer School wins praise from participants

[4]   From:    Mark Olsen <markymaypo57 at gmail.com>                      (137)
Subject: Announcement: DHCS 2009 Call for Papers and Publication of
the 2008Proceedings

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:03:54 +0100
From: saggion <H.Saggion at dcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: Brazil: 7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human LanguageTechnology - Call for Participation

7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology

STIL 2009


September 8-11, 2009

São Carlos, Brazil

First Call for Participation

STIL 2009 (formerly known as TIL - Workshop on Information and
Human Language Technology) is the annual Language Technology event
supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (http://www.sbc.org.br/) (SBC)
and by the Brazilian Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing

The conference has a multidisciplinary nature and covers a broad
spectrum of disciplines related to Human Language Technology, such as
Linguistics, Computer Science, Psychology, and Information Science,
among others. It aims at bringing together both academic and industry
participants that work on those areas.

For all information about the conference (programme, registration,
fees, accommodation, travel, etc.) please follow this link

The list of accepted papers has been published at the conference web
site and
is listed below for your convenience. In addition, STIL 2009 includes the
following Invited Talks and Tutorials, along with other activities.


Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:01:06 +0100
From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: DRHA09 Registration now open

Registration for Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts 2009
(DRHA) at Queen's University Belfast,  is now open
http://dho.ie/drha2009 . The Programme Committee has assembled an
extremely strong programme and we are very much looking forward to a
stimulating conference. I want to draw your attention to two items on
the DRHA09 Website:

--Early bird registration ends 31 July. Fees are significantly reduced
for those registering before 31 July. For further details, please see

--Pre-conference workshops. There are three pre-conference workshops. To
register for the workshops at the discounted price, and to ensure a
place,  you must register by 31 July. For workshop descriptions, please see

for pricing please see

For questions about the programme or local arrangements, please use the
conference feedback form at

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone:	+353 1 234 2440
Mobile: +353 86 0491966
Fax: 	+353 1 234 2588
Email:`	Susan.Schreibman at gmail.com


Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 19:32:24 +0100
From: Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>
Subject: DHO Summer School wins praise from participants

Over 60 humanities scholars from around the world participated in the second annual DHO Summer School. Co-sponsored by NINES and 18th Connect, the Summer School featured master classes and lectures from Dr Paul Ell, Professor Hans Walter Gabler, Dr Aaron Quigley, and Dr Andrew Stauffer. Thought-provoking and intense workshop streams in text encoding, text transformation, data modelling, and data visualisation were led by subject matter experts.

This year's Summer School had twice as many participants as last year expanding from two to four workshop strands. Workshop attendees enthusiastically joined in wide-ranging discussions and were quick to praise the effectiveness of the blend of lectures, group work, and hands-on components. Delegates remarked that there was a great mix of theory and information on resources for immediate use as well as inspiration for future directions.

[http://dho.ie/sites/all/modules/fckeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif]In the data visualisation strand, an enterprising participant collected feedback as a class project on fellow students' views of the summer school. Utilising a visualisation, it is immediately apparent that the word 'useful' is the most common, reflecting the widely-held view that the summer school provided an immediate application of knowledge. However the word 'others' is also prominent, reflecting the sense of community and informal learning that took place during the week.

See the visualisation at: http://dho.ie/node/177#visualisation

Lectures subjected a wide variety of topics to lively discourse. Drs Susan Schreibman and Laura Mandell introduced the Summer School and presented a highly interactive session on the nature, mutability, and centrality of digital objects to digital humanities research. Dr Aaron Quigley (University College Dublin) examined the potential of cutting edge visualisation techniques for data analysis in a talk focusing on the challenges faced by researchers using these tools. Dr Andrew Stauffer (University of Virginia) provided a thoroughly engaging lecture that reconceptualised the nature of the archive in a digital age. Dr Paul Ell of Queen's University, Belfast, lectured on the challenge to sustainability that has faced digital projects over the past few years and generated fruitful discussion on ideas for the future. Professor Hans Walter Gabler (University of London) led the Summer School's signature master class in digital scholarly editions. This class also featured an illuminating demonstration, by Dr Luca Crispi, of the virtual Yeats exhibit which he co-curated at the National Library of Ireland. This master class sparked strong interest and allowed for in depth interaction between the audience and Professor Gabler.

This year's Summer School featured two brilliant evening events. A wine reception on Monday night launched the DRAPIer portal of Irish research projects http://dho.ie/node/185 . On Wednesday night attendees were treated to a sparkling harp recital by Drs Emily and Benita Cullen that combined evocative performance with an illuminating lecture on the Celtic Harp as an Icon and Instrument.

The Summer School this year was a resounding success and valuable feedback from attendees will make next year's even better. The 2010 Summer School will be held from 19 -23 July in Dublin. We look forward to seeing you there.

There is a photo gallery from the Summer School<http://dho.ie/node/181>

Information on the Summer School programme, lectures, master class and workshop strands are available at the Summer School site http://dho.ie/ss2009 .

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 17:36:25 +0100
From: Mark Olsen <markymaypo57 at gmail.com>
Subject: Announcement: DHCS 2009 Call for Papers and Publication of the

On behalf of the Program Committee of Chicago Colloquium on Digital
Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS), I am pleased to announce both the
publication of the Proceedings of the 2008 Chicago Colloquium on Digital
Humanities and Computer Science (http://jdhcs.uchicago.edu/) and our Call
for Papers for the 2009 Colloquium, to be held at the Illinois Institute of
Technology, November 14–16, 2009.   I hope you will consider submitting a
proposal for the 2009 Colloquium and I look forward to seeing you in
Chicago.  Please circulate this announcement widely.

			   CALL FOR PAPERS2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)

Critical Computing:
Models and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

URL: http://dhcs.iit.edu

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2009
Colloquium Dates:    November 14 – 16, 2009
Location:	     Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

The annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer
Science (DHCS) was established to bring together researchers and
scholars in the humanities and computer science to advance the digital
humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and
explore new directions and perspectives for future research.
The theme of this year's Chicago DHCS Colloquium is "Critical
Computing".  We will explore how research collaborations between
computer scientists and humanists can be made most effective.

* How can computation provide new critical tools for humanists?
* How can humanities scholarship help us understand the real meaning
and import of computational analysis of human artifacts?

We invite presentation proposals from scholars, researchers and
students on all topics that intersect current theory and practice in
the humanities and computer science.

We welcome proposals for:

* Paper presentations  (20 minute talks)
* Poster presentations (open session)
* Software demonstrations (open session)
* Panel discussions (60-90 minute session)
* Performances
* Pre-conference tutorials/workshops/seminars (1-4 hours)
* Pre-conference “birds of a feather” technical meetings (1-4 hours)

Last year's proceedings are available at: http://jdhcs.uchicago.edu

Submission Format:

Please submit a (2 page) proposal in PDF format via

Graduate Student Travel Fund:

A small number of travel grants will be available to assist graduate
students presenting at the colloquium with travel expenses. More
information about the application process will be available soon.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submissions:   Sunday, August 30
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, September 14
Full Program Announcement:  Thursday, September 24
Registration opens: 	    Tuesday, September 29

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Vasant Honavar, professor of Computer Science at Iowa State
University, is the founder and director of the Artificial Intelligence
Research Laboratory and the Center for Computational Intelligence,
Learning & Discovery.  His research interests include artificial
intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics and computational
biology, data mining, semantic web, and social informatics.
Prof. Honavar's recent work focuses on information integration and
knowledge discovery from diverse data sources, learning from
biological and textual data, and modular ontologies.

Other keynote speakers at DHCS-2009 will be announced shortly, once
they are confirmed.  Previous DHCS keynote speakers have included
Gregory Crane, Stephen Downie, Oren Etzioni, Matthew Kirschenbaum,
Lewis Lancaster, Ben Schneiderman, John Unsworth, and Martin

DHCS-2009 is sponsored by:

Illinois Institute of Technology
The University of Chicago
Northwestern University

Program Committee:

* Prof. Shlomo Argamon, Computer Science Department, Illinois
Institute of Technology
* Prof. Helma Dik, Department of Classics, University of Chicago
* Prof. Ophir Frieder, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute
of Technology
* Dr. Nazli Goharian, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute
of Technology
* Dr. Catherine Mardikes, Bibliographer for Classics, the Ancient Near
East, and General Humanities, University of Chicago Library
* Prof. Martin Mueller, Department of English and Classics,
Northwestern University
* Dr. Mark Olsen, Associate Director of the ARTFL Project, University
of Chicago
* Prof. Kathryn Riley, Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of
* Prof. Jason Salavon, Department of Visual Arts, University of
* Prof. Karl Stolley, Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of
* Prof. Wai Gen Yee, Computer Science Department, Illinois Institute
of Technology

Preliminary Colloquium Schedule:

Pre-conference: DHCS will begin with a half-day pre-conference session
the afternoon of Saturday, November 14, offering introductory
tutorials and/or seminars on topics such as text analysis/data-mining
or GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications for the
humanities.  We also encourage colloquium attendees to use the
pre-conference period for informal "birds of a feather" meetings on
topics of common interest (e.g. "digital archaeology").

The formal DHCS colloquium program, on Sunday, November 15 and Monday,
November 16, will consist of several 1-1/2 hour paper presentation
sessions, three keynote addresses, and two 2 hour poster sessions.
Generous time has been set aside for questions and follow-up
discussions. There are no parallel sessions.

For further details, please follow updates on the DHCS website.

Contact Info:

Please email dhcs2009 at iit.edu for more information.

Colloquium Website:  http://dhcs.iit.edu

Information about previous years' colloquiua is available at
http://dhcs.uchicago.edu and http://dhcs.northwestern.edu.

Mark Olsen
ARTFL Project
University of Chicago

FAQ answer: My mother still calls me Marky Maypo or just Maypo, hence
the handle. :-)

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