[Humanist] 23.299 announcements: I-CHASS awards; HASTAC doings

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 16 07:22:56 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 299.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    hastac-web at duke.edu                                       (71)
        Subject: Look what's happening at HASTAC.org!

  [2]   From:    I-CHASS <chass at ncsa.uiuc.edu>                             (14)
        Subject: Peter Bajcsy and I-CHASS Awarded Two NSF Grants

        Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:48:19 -0400
        From: hastac-web at duke.edu
        Subject: Look what's happening at HASTAC.org!

/NancyKimberly has sent you a group e-mail from HASTAC./

*If you haven't been to www.hastac.org [1] recently, here's what you're
missing: *

--Over 100 HASTAC Scholars and other HASTAC network members blogging and
posting information about the latest in their research and region. [2] And
informed commentary too.

--Progress reports by Digital Media and Learning Competition Winners [3] from
around the globe.

--Information about jobs, fellowships, [4] conferences, [5]publications
across many fields, in and outside the academy

--and more.

Our energetic community (nearly 3000 strong) is making www.hastac.org [6] the
place to post and find information. Any network member can post. Browsers

* * *

A sampling of recent blog posts on www.hastac.org [7]:

Breakthrough on Open Access [8]

How to Crowdsource Grading [9]

Is It O.K. to Be a Luddite? [10]

Respecting and Perspectivizing the Humanities [11]

Interactive Audience Measurement [12]

Digital Storage as Environmental Nightmare? [13]

Viral Sounds [14]

New Project: A Script for Distant Reading [15]

Organizing Playpower Volunteers Around Open Technology [16]

Facebooking Your Way In and Out of Tenure [17]

The Highs and Lows of Social Media for Children [18]

Reasons Facebook Beat MySpace [19]

The President and the "YouTube Age" [20]

Five Computer Skills for the Aspiring Digital Humanist [21]

In Your Dreams: Timothy Burke's 21st Century College [22] Linux, Learning,
and Sugar Kids [23]

Reactions to Emergence [24]

A Blog-o-festo: The Engaged Humanities Scholar as Public Intellectual [25]

I Want a Wingnut Alert --And One for Moonbats Too [26]

[1] http://www.hastac.org
[2] http://www.hastac.org/blog
[3] http://www.hastac.org/dml-competitions/2009
[4] http://www.hastac.org/news_opportunities
[5] http://www.hastac.org/events
[6] http://www.hastac.org
[7] http://www.hastac.org
[8] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/breakthrough-open-access
[9] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/how-crowdsource-grading
[10] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/gerrycanavan/it-ok-be-luddite
[12] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/etussey/interactive-audience-measurement
[14] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/matt-straus/viral-sounds
[15] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/jed/new-project-script-distant-reading
[18] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/juneahn/highs-and-lows-social-media-children
[19] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/michael-widner/reasons-facebook-beat-myspace
[20] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/mikenutt/president-and-youtube-age
[23] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/michael-widner/linux-learning-and-sugar-kids
[24] http://www.hastac.org/blogs/harrisonhastac/reactions-emergence


[1] http://HASTAC.org/user

        Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:02:07 +0100
        From: I-CHASS <chass at ncsa.uiuc.edu>
        Subject: Peter Bajcsy and I-CHASS Awarded Two NSF Grants

The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) is pleased to announce that two projects have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation. The projects are led by the principal investigator, Dr. Peter Bajcsy, I-CHASS’s Associate Director for Data Analytics and Pattern Recognition and a Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and co-principal investigators, Dr. Anne D. Hedeman, professor of Art and History in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Dr. Kevin Franklin, the Executive Director of I-CHASS, and Dr. Karen Fresco, associate professor in French and Medieval Studies at UIUC.
Awarded $128,381, the Virtual Vellum project is a collaboration between I-CHASS, NCSA, the Art History, French and Medieval Studies programs at the University of Illinois, the Worldwide Universities Network, and the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield.  The team of scholars and researchers are working together to develop cyber tools for analyzing the visual imagery embedded in several early manuscripts of Jean Froissart's Chronicles, which have been successfully digitalized and mounted on the web, and to develop cyber tools for analyzing the visual imagery embedded in these manuscripts. Their goal is to provide insight into both the construction of these specific Froissart manuscripts, and more broadly, the functioning of the medieval Parisian book trade.  They will make the tools developed available on a website shared by NCSA and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois, with Virtual Vellum at the University of Sheffield, and with the Worldwide Universities Network. The project team will be working with collaborators Dr. Peter Ainsworth and Dr. Michael Meredith from the University of Sheffield to establish a unique cross-Atlantic resource for the community of humanists.
Funding of $24,845 has also been awarded for I-CHASS to host a workshop on Imaging and Image Analyses.  Designed to facilitate education, training and information exchange among multiple scientific disciplines, this workshop will bring together representatives from academic institutions in the United States and abroad. Humanists, social scientists, and artists will be paired with computer scientists at the workshop in order to present complementary views on topics related to imaging and image analyses of historical objects. The intent of the workshop is to examine the process of going from actual physical objects to digital objects made available via the Internet and the related process of enabling computer assisted learning over large digital collections for education and research. The overarching goal of the workshop will be to understand the challenges associated with imaging and image analyses that are inherent in this process, as well as solutions, needs and opportunities for further research.
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