[Humanist] 23.105 events: Greek texts; masks; modelling; medieval studies

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jun 25 07:35:46 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 105.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    MOCA'09 <moca09 at informatik.uni-hamburg.de>               (140)
        Subject: CfP: MOCA'09 - Fifth Workshop on Modelling of Objects,
                Components and Agents

  [2]   From:    Margaret Hoegg <mhoegg.etcl at gmail.com>                    (68)
        Subject: cfp: Third International Margot Conference

  [3]   From:    "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>      (19)
        Subject: BODY & MASKS Conference, Thursday 9th-Friday 10th July 2009

  [4]   From:    "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>                  (38)
        Subject: Seminar: Textual Re-use of Ancient Greek Texts

        Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:43:02 +0100
        From: MOCA'09 <moca09 at informatik.uni-hamburg.de>
        Subject: CfP: MOCA'09 - Fifth Workshop on Modelling of Objects, Components and Agents


                              Call for Papers

                       Fifth International Workshop on
                Modelling of Objects, Components, and Agents


                    Hamburg, Germany, 11th September 2009

                              organised by the
                "Theoretical Foundations of Informatics" Group
                        at the University of Hamburg

               Contact e-mail: moca09 at informatik.uni-hamburg.de


                       The workshop is co-located with

                                  MATES 2009
      The Seventh German conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies


                                 CLIMA-X 2009
  10th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems


                              Important Dates:

                Deadline for submissions:        July 17, 2009
                Notification of acceptance:    August 14, 2009
                Deadline for final papers:     August 28, 2009
                Workshop:                   September 11, 2009



   Modelling is THE central task in informatics. Models are used to
   capture, analyse, understand, discuss, evaluate, specify, design,
   simulate, validate, test, verify and implement systems. Modelling needs
   an adequate repertoire of concepts, formalisms, languages, techniques
   and tools. This enables addressing distributed, concurrent and complex

   Objects, components, and agents are fundamental units to organise
   models. They are also fundamental concepts of the modelling process.
   Even though software engineers intensively use models based on these
   fundamental units, and models are the subjects of theoretical research,
   the relations and potential mutual enhancements between theoretical and
   practical models have not been sufficiently investigated. There is
   still the need for better modelling languages, standards and tools.
   Important research areas are for example UML, BPEL, Petri nets, process
   algebras, or different kinds of logics. Application areas like business
   processes, (Web) services, production processes, organisation of
   systems, communication, cooperation, cooperation, ubiquity, mobility
   etc. will support the domain dependent modelling perspectives.

   Therefore, the workshop addresses all relations between theoretical
   foundations of models on the one hand and objects, components, and
   agents on the other hand with respect to modelling in general. The
   intention is to gather research and application directions to have a
   lively mutual exchange of ideas, knowledge, viewpoints, and

   The multiple perspectives on modelling and models in informatics are
   most welcome, since the presentation of them will lead to intensive
   discussions. Also the way objects, components, and agents are use to
   build architectures / general system structures and executing units /
   general system behaviours will provide new ideas for other areas.
   Therefore, we invite a wide variety of contributions, which will be
   reviewed by the PC-members who reflect important areas and perspectives
   for the Modelling of Objects, Components, and Agents (MOCA).

        Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:24:41 +0100
        From: Margaret Hoegg <mhoegg.etcl at gmail.com>
        Subject: cfp: Third International Margot Conference
        In-Reply-To: <7E39BB35B7F344958E223BD9286CCB43 at QosmioC>


JUNE 16-17, 2010

Proposals for complete sessions and individual presentations are currently being accepted for the Third International MARGOT Conference (Moyen Age et Renaissance Groupe de recherches – Ordinateurs et Textes) held at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York from June 16 to June 17, 2010. This conference is co-sponsored by the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


During this two day conference, we will explore the use of digital resources in teaching
and research in the Middle Ages. We especially encourage submissions on the
current state of the art in digital studies, on teaching and curricula matters, and on
recent new and expected future developments in the field. Topics may include but are
not limited to:

- digital paleography
- translation and dictionary projects
- digital projects in the visual and performance arts (material culture, image annotation
tools, paratextual information, etc.)
- text corpora (creation of a corpus, search systems, etc.)
- encoding of medieval manuscripts and printed texts (use of XML, TEI and extensions
of these protocols)
- management and preservation of digital resources
- information design and modeling
- the cultural impact of the new media
- software studies
- the role of digital humanities in academic curricula
- funding and sustainability of long-term projects


We welcome three types of submissions:

1. Demonstrations/showcasing of existing projects which will include discussion of
their creation and implementation for research and/or teaching
2. Abstracts for regular paper presentations
3. Proposals for entire sessions (including the names, titles, and abstracts of three/
four presenters)
Regular papers will last for 20 minutes, and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
Project demonstrations will last for 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

We ask participants to include the following information in their proposal:

1. Paper or Session title
2. Session type – Regular or Project Demonstration
3. 250 word abstract
4. Contact information and bio paragraph

The Committee will look at all the proposals and their compatibility with the sessions
that are planned. As far as possible, we will try to avoid parallel sessions.
The language of the Colloquium will be English.


The deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday, October 2, 2009.
For information about the conference, including proposal submissions, registration,
and accommodation, please go to www.barnard.edu/digitalmiddleages2010.
The website will be updated periodically. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Laurie
Postlewate: lpostlew at barnard.edu.

We look forward to your participation.
The Conference Committee:
Christine McWebb (University of Waterloo)
Laurie Postlewate (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Delbert Russell (University of Waterloo)
Helen Swift (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University


Christine McWebb
Associate Professor
Associate Chair Graduate Studies
Department of French Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Fax: 1-519-725-0554
Phone: 1-519-888-4567x32465
e-mail: cmcwebb at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:cmcwebb at uwaterloo.ca>

        Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:04:38 +0100
        From: "Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna" <anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: BODY & MASKS Conference, Thursday 9th-Friday 10th July 2009
        In-Reply-To: <7E39BB35B7F344958E223BD9286CCB43 at QosmioC>


The Body and the Mask in Ancient Theatre Space: The State of the Art

Two-day interdisciplinary conference, Thursday 9th – Friday 10th July 2009

King's College London, Strand Campus 


A conference organised by the project 'The Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space' funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is a research collaboration between King's Visualisation Lab at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London and the Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University. The project concerns ancient masked performance - specifically in terms of spatial environments, intercultural performance and perceptual experience. Using leading-edge 3D technologies it addresses fundamental questions concerning the conditions and actualities of the ancient theatre.

Speakers: Drew Baker, Richard Beacham, Carlota Bérard-Knitlová, Martin Blazeby, Margaret Coldiron, Matthew Delbridge, Hugh Denard, Malcolm Knight, Fiona MacIntosh, Barbara May, Boris Rankow, Stuart Robson, David Saltz, James Shippen, Tiffany Strawson, James Sutherland, Michael Takeo Magruder, Chris Vervain and Richard Williams.

are available at http://www.kvl.cch.kcl.ac.uk/masks/july2009.html

***Early booking discount available until 30 June 2009***

Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
King's Visualisation Lab
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1421

anna.bentkowska at kcl.ac.uk

        Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:57:06 +0100
        From: "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: Textual Re-use of Ancient Greek Texts
        In-Reply-To: <7E39BB35B7F344958E223BD9286CCB43 at QosmioC>

Digital Classicist/ICS Work in Progress Seminar, Summer 2009
Friday June 26th at 16:30
STB3/6 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

*Marco Büchler & Annette Loos (Leipzig)*
*Textual Re-use of Ancient Greek Texts: A case study on Plato’s works*


We will discuss the technical realisation and efficiency of several 
dimensions of detecting citations and apply them in the field of the 
Plato's aftermath. Central parts of this presentation are graph based 
approaches. Based on substantial experience of an ongoing collaboration 
between researchers of Classical Studies and Computer Science we shall 
also reflect on the different approaches to working with text.

A full abstract along with the series programme can be found at:

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact
Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk,
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk,
Juan.Garces at bl.uk,
Simon.Mahony at kcl.ac.uk,
or see the seminar website at

Simon Mahony
Research Associate
Digital Classicist

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
School of Arts and Humanities
King's College London
26 - 29 Drury Lane,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk


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