[Humanist] 23.298 events: storytelling; medieval editing; happenings at the DHO; editing Ulysses

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Tue Sep 15 07:28:02 CEST 2009


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 298.
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  [1]   From:    John Bonnett <jbonnett at brocku.ca>                         (21)
        Subject: cfp: Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>                                  (48)
        Subject: DHO Autumn 2009 Event Schedule

  [3]   From:    Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>                 (13)
        Subject: Colloquium on editing Ulysses - CFP

  [4]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>                         (44)
        Subject: FINAL CFP: Collaborative Editing and Handwriting Recognition
                inmedieval studies, Kzoo 2010


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        Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 18:50:23 +0100
        From: John Bonnett <jbonnett at brocku.ca>
        Subject: cfp: Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association


Hello,

For those who are interested, the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association generally runs at the same time as the annual meeting of SDH-SEMI, and presents an added opportunity to present a paper during the Congress.  If anyone is interested in proposing a panel for the Concordia conference, the Canadian Committee for History and Computing would be happy to sponsor it.  Contact myself (jbonnett at brocku.ca<mailto:jbonnett at brocku.ca>) or Kevin Kee (kkee at brocku.ca<mailto:kkee at brocku.ca>), and we will submit the panel proposal on your behalf and indicate that we are sponsoring it.  Please note that the deadline for proposals is much earlier than it is for SDH-SEMI, 30 October 2009.

With best wishes,

-- John Bonnett

LE FRANÇAIS SUIT

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association
Concordia University 2010

“TELLING STORIES/STORYTELLING”

Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication.  In telling stories about the past, historians, novelists, playwrights, teachers, museum curators, film makers, artists, illustrators, musicians, and public historians (to name just a few) engage in the task of making sense of “histories” that are often violent, always contradictory, and endlessly fascinating.  These stories matter; for what is being told, how it is being told, and what is being left unsaid shapes our sense of place, community and nation, indeed our very sense of self.

What was the place of stories and storytelling in the past? To whom were these stories told, and why? Whose stories were they?  How do people construct stories about themselves and others? In what voice are these stories being told? How are stories passed through the generations? Which narrative conventions govern the process of storytelling? How does storytelling draw lines of inclusion and exclusion? What is the relationship between storytelling and collective memory? How does audience shape what is said and not said? How do we as historians tell stories about the past and to whom? In which ways can stories of the past be told in art, documentary media and practice, performance, museum exhibition, classroom pedagogy, and other digital environments?   When, and how, can the act of “telling stories” become a catalyst for political action and social change?

The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association invites proposals in French and English from a broad range of disciplines and projects.  In keeping with the Congress theme for 2010 “Connected Understanding/Savoir branché,” we are interested in connecting scholars working in different fields and in exploring the ties between university researchers and public audiences beyond the academic world. Panel proposals for sessions that forge connections between disciplines are particularly welcome, as are proposals that embrace unconventional ways of “telling stories” about the past (such as historical displays, performances, storytelling circles, audioscapes, and memoryscapes) or bring together scholars at different stages of their careers.

You are invited to submit a 250-350 word proposal and a one-page curriculum vitae.  In your submission, please indicate if you are proposing an individual presentation or a panel session, or intend to communicate your research findings in another way.  We welcome session proposals, but do reserve the right to break up panels.  Prospective presenters are encouraged to become members of the CHA.  Please submit your proposal at shc_cha at alcor.concordia.ca.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, 30 October 2009.  For further information, please contact Barbara Lorenzkowski, Co-Programme Chair, 2010 Annual Meeting of the CHA at shc_cha at alcor.concordia.ca.

(In the preliminary schedule of the Congress 2010, the CHA has been scheduled to meet from Sunday, 30 May to Tuesday, 1st June.  The final conference dates will be posted on the CHA website by early October.)

Congrès annuel de la Société historique du Canada
Université Concordia 2010

« RACONTER DES HISTOIRES / L’ART DE CONTER »

Raconter des histoires est un des plus anciens modes de communication. En racontant des histoires sur le passé, les historiens, les romanciers, les dramaturges, les enseignants, les conservateurs de musée, les cinéastes, les artistes, les illustrateurs, les musiciens, et les historiens publics, pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns, participent tous à la tâche de donner du sens aux « histoires » qui sont parfois violentes, toujours contradictoires et qui n’en finissent pas de nous fasciner. Ces histoires ont de l’importance car, ce qu’elles racontent, comment elles sont racontées, et ce qui est non-dit, définissent notre place dans le temps, notre sentiment de communauté, notre appartenance nationale et même notre identité proprement dite.

Quelle place réservait-on aux histoires et à l’art de conter dans le passé? A qui racontait-on ces histoires et pourquoi? A qui appartenaient-elles? Comment les gens construisent-ils des histoires d’eux-mêmes et des autres? Quelle tonalité leur donne t’on? Comment transmet-on une histoire d’une génération à l’autre? Quelles conventions narratives dictent l’approche par laquelle on se raconte? Comment ces histoires déterminent-elles les normes d’inclusion et d’exclusion? Quel rapport y a-t-il entre le fait de se raconter et la mémoire collective? Comment l’auditoire transforme-t-elle ce qui est dit et ce qui est laissé sous silence? Nous, historiens, comment et à qui racontons-nous les histoires du passé? Quelles méthodes pourraient être utilisées afin de raconter les histoires du passé par le biais des arts, de la pratique médiatique du documentaire, de la performance, des expositions de musée, de la pédagogie scolaire, et de tout autre moyen digital? Quand et comment est-ce-que raconter des histoires devient-il un catalyseur d’action politique et de changement social?

Les organisateurs du congrès 2010 de la Société historique du Canada lancent une invitation à ceux qui sont impliqués dans une variété de projets dans diverses disciplines, en français et en anglais, à nous soumettre leurs idées. En accord avec le thème du congrès pour 2010 « Connected Understanding /Savoir branché », nous cherchons à créer des connections entre les érudits qui travaillent dans divers domaines et à explorer les liens entre les chercheurs  universitaires et le grand publique au-delà du milieu académique. Nous apprécierions particulièrement les soumissions   pour des ateliers de discussions qui formeraient de nouvelles connections entre les diverses disciplines, celles qui offriraient des moyens moins conventionnels de raconter les histoires du passé (tel que les expositions, les performances, les cercles de raconteurs, des montages audio et numériques) et celles qui rassembleraient  les érudits qui en seraient à divers stades dans leur carrière.

Vous êtes invité à envoyer une soumission de 250 à 300 mots et un curriculum vitae d’une page. Veuillez indiquer sur votre soumission s’il s’agit d’une présentation individuelle, d’un sujet pour un atelier de discussion ou si vous avez l’intention de présenter les conclusions de vos recherches d’une autre façon. Bien que nous apprécions toutes les soumissions, nous nous réservons le droit de restructurer les groupes de discussions. Nous encourageons ceux qui voudraient faire une présentation à s’enregistrer comme membre de la SHC.  Veuillez soumettre votre proposition au shc_cha at alcor.concordia.ca.  La date de tombée pour les soumissions est le 30 octobre 2009. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez contacter Barbara Lorenzkowski, coprésidente de la programmation du Congrès annuel 2010 de la Société historique du Canada  au shc_cha at alcor.concordia.ca.

 (Le programme préliminaire du Congrès 2010 indique que la Réunion annuelle de la SHC aura lieu du dimanche 30 mai au mardi 1 juin.  Les dates exactes de la réunion seront affichées sur le Web de la SHA au début du mois d’octobre.)


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        Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:42:02 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <s.day at RIA.IE>
        Subject: DHO Autumn 2009 Event Schedule


The Digital Humanities Observatory is pleased to announce its Autumn 2009 Event Series.

Please browse to http://dho.ie/events for more information on the following lectures, workshops and symposia.

Where registration is required or recommended, a link will be available on our event pages when registration opens.

We hope to see you out at any of these events. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at:

http://dho.ie/contact

The Digital Humanities Observatory Autumn Event Schedule

October 5
DHO Digital Humanities Symposium
Location: St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
This symposium will explore current trends in digital humanities research within Ireland and abroad. The symposium will demonstrate the role of the Digital Humanities Observatory and ways that it can assist digital humanities scholarship. Current digital projects will be showcased and  challenges shared to encourage discussion.

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October 14
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science and the IRCHSS DARIAH Steering Committee Present:
Digital Humanities - New Frontiers
In conjunction with Dublin Innovation Week, the IRCHSS presents Professor Tony Hey, Corporate Vice-President of Research, Microsoft followed by a panel discussion with Professor Martin Curley, Director, Intel Labs Europe and Dr. MArie Wallace, Senior Development Manager, IBM.  There will also be a poster session and presentations from Irish higher-education digital humanities projects.
This is a ticket-only event. Please contact Maria O'Brien (mobrien at irchss.ie<mailto:mobrien at irchss.ie>) to register.

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October 16
Innovation Week Dublin: Recreating Research, Art and Education in Shared Virtual Worlds
Location: Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
This thought-provoking lecture by Dr Hugh Denard of the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London will explore how Shared Virtual Environments are stimulating innovative research, educational and artistic practice, engendering new kinds of interactions, engaging new audiences and posing new challenges. This talk will be presented as part of Innovation Week Dublin and will be simultaneously presented in Second Life.

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October 19
Digital Workshop: Audio Digitisation and Metadata
Location: Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
The RIA Library and the DHO  offer a one-day audio workshop devoted to online audio web publication and the archiving of audio files. The workshop is aimed at those currently engaged in digital audio archival work and those interested in doing so. It focuses on the implementation of metadata within audio projects.

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November 5
DHO Workshop: Using Databases for Humanities Research
Location: Trinity College Dublin
Time: 9:30 - 15:30
Humanities scholarship increasingly relies on the gathering and analysis of large amounts of data. Choosing the most appropriate means to contextualise, organise and store data is a key challenge facing digital humanities researchers today. This workshop will provide an introduction to the concepts, techniques and technology for using the entity-relationship model to organise and manage humanities research data. Participants will gain a basic understanding of data
architecture and management principles.

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November 12
NIVAL Symposium in Conjunction with IVARO and the DHO: Art and Design, Digitisation and Intellectual Property Symposium
Location: NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Time: 10:15 - 17:00
This seminar will explore issues surrounding the acquisition, retention and dissemination of art and design digital content, which is within the copyright term, by archives, libraries and repositories, and its use in teaching, learning and research. It will provide a forum where the practical requirements of artists and designers and the wider research community can be explored by bringing together a group of experts in the field of intellectual property in the Irish context .

Digital Humanities Observatory
Regus Pembroke House, 30 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2
+353 1 234 2518  Fax  +353 1 234 2400

In most cases advance registration is required.
Please see the DHO website for more details on these and other upcoming events

-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --



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        Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:50:10 +0100
        From: Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Colloquium on editing Ulysses - CFP


The Institute of English Studies (University of London) is hosting “Ulysses: 25 Years of the Critical and Synoptic Edition – a One-Day Colloquium” on Friday, 6 November 2009.  Confirmed speakers include Hans Walter Gabler, J.C.C. Mays, Luca Crispi and Alistair McLeery.

If anyone is interested in giving a paper at this event, they should send their suggestions to me off-list at wim.van-mierlo at sas.ac.uk<mailto:wim.van-mierlo at sas.ac.uk>.

The purpose of the colloquium is to evaluate the 25 years since the publication of this edition, which was heralded as a radically new.  What has been the effect of its editorial rationales on textual scholarship? Has the edition lived up to its reputation? What has been the effect on the (non-)appearance of other editions by John Kidd, Danis Rose, Jeri Johnson? Speakers are encouraged to address in the first instance the editorial aspects of Gabler’s three-volume edition but any other aspect of the textual, bibliographical and book-historical makeup of James Joyce’s Ulysses can be discussed as well.

For more information about the colloquium, and on how to register, please visit the Institute website at ies.sas.ac.uk/events, where details will be posted shortly.

Wim

Dr Wim Van Mierlo
Lecturer in Textual Scholarship and English Literature
Institute of English Studies
University of London
Senate House, Rm 237
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

http://ies.sas.ac.uk



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        Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:44:46 +0100
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: FINAL CFP: Collaborative Editing and Handwriting Recognition inmedieval studies, Kzoo 2010
        In-Reply-To: <96f3df640909140242y59c4676bx1edd0e5e4ba79d07 at mail.gmail.com>


**We are still looking for papers for both sessions, please respond
ASAP if you are interested in participating in either session**

The Digital Medievalist Community of Practice
(http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/) is sponsoring two sessions at the
Forty-Fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10,
2009. See below for session names and descriptions.

Please send inquiries and abstracts for 20-minute presentations to
Peter Robinson at p.m.robinson at bham.ac.uk. Abstracts must be attached
to a Participant Information Form, available in both MS Word and PDF
formats from the Congress website:
http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF.

Proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2009.

Paper session: The state of the art in handwriting recognition and
analysis for medieval documents

Much work has been done towards automated analysis of handwritten
documents, with a focus on handwriting recognition, in the last years,
and some of the developments seen in OCR and layout recognition
systems may be applicable to medieval studies.  Further, the
increasing interest in sophisticated linkages of text and image might
be enhanced by developments in handwriting recognition and analysis.
We welcome papers which report on work done or ongoing in these areas,
or which seek to establish methodologies.

Paper session: Collaborative tools and environments for medieval scholarship

Many groups around the world are working to develop a new generation
of collaborative tools and research environments, with potential wide
applicability to medieval studies.  This leads to questions about the
nature of collaboration itself, and about useful models of
collaboration.  Reports form the coal face on collaborations which
have, or have not, worked are welcome, as are demonstrations of tools
and ruminations on the many faces of collaboration.

Again, please send inquiries and abstracts for 20-minute presentations
to Peter Robinson at p.m.robinson at bham.ac.uk. Abstracts must be
attached to a Participant Information Form, available in both MS Word
and PDF formats from the Congress website:
http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF.

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