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Thu Apr 29 07:38:11 CEST 2010

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 783.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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[1]   From:    Jaime E Combariza <jaime.e.combariza at dartmouth.edu>       (44)
Subject: Symposium on Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College

[2]   From:    Humanities <humanities at esf.org>                           (15)
Subject: Call for proposals Conferences 2012

[3]   From:    Christian Wittern <cwittern at gmail.com>                    (96)
Subject: TEI MM 2010: Call for papers deadline extended to May 15th

[4]   From:    hastac-web at duke.edu                                      (119)
Subject: [HASTAC Announcement] The Future of Learning Is the Future
of the Web

[5]   From:    "Norbert E. Fuchs" <fuchs at ifi.uzh.ch>                    (154)
Subject: CNL 2010: 2nd Workshop on Controlled Natural Languages
(deadlinepostponed to 28 May 2010)

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:12:44 -0400
From: Jaime E Combariza <jaime.e.combariza at dartmouth.edu>
Subject: Symposium on Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College


On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to
participate in the Symposium on Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College,
Friday, May 14 2010. Several well-known speakers in the digital humanities,
Timothy Murray, Laura Mandell, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Will Noel, among
others, will be presenting the use of technology in their scholarship.

We would like to develop a digital humanities community at Dartmouth, foster
collaborations and connect scholars with several national and international
projects sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon
Foundation and many other academic institutions.

This event is also an opportunity to showcase your digital humanities
projects. We would like to invite you to participate in the "Projects
Demonstration Session", May 14, 11:30 - 1:00PM

Please let us know if you are interested in doing a demo of your project(s)
or a poster presentation.

At the end of the event, there will be a roundtable discussion about: ³The
Digital Humanities: Support, Collaboration, Publishing, Tenure².

-- What are the benefits and pitfalls of using digital technology in the
tenure and promotion process at institutions of higher education?

-- What is the future of peer review? ( There are presses considering blogs
for example in peer review)

-- In the era of the shrinking monograph and alternate forms of scholarship,
what is the future of academic publishing and subsequent archiving and
storage, and especially the model for new forms other than, or along with,
written work? Where does this material go, and how is it seen?

--The role of collaboration in digital humanities scholarship and
publication -- how we are preparing students to collaborate?

For registration and more information http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dighum

Please distribute this email to anyone who you think might be interested.

Thank you

--Jaime E Combariza, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research Computing
Baker/Berry 179H
(603) 646-1506

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:58:25 +0200
From: Humanities <humanities at esf.org>
Subject: Call for proposals Conferences 2012

Call for proposals 2012

The Call for Proposals for 2012 ESF Research Conferences is now open. Researchers are invited to submit proposals on the following topics:  
. Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
. Molecular Biology+
. Mathematics
. Physics/Biophysics and Environmental Sciences
. Social Sciences and Humanities

The deadline for submitting proposals is 15 September 2010

Link: http://www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences/call-for-proposals

ESF Contact: Anne (ablondeel at esf.org)

European Science Foundation
Humanities Unit
1 quai Lezay Marnésia
BP 90015
F - 67080 Strasbourg

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:07:27 +0900
From: Christian Wittern <cwittern at gmail.com>
Subject: TEI MM 2010: Call for papers deadline extended to May 15th

Dear HUMANIST readers,

The program committee for the upcoming members meeting of the TEI has
decided to extend the deadline for the call for papers to May 15th, 2010.

In addition to the members meeting and the academic conference, we are
planning an exciting array of workshops in the days preceding the
conference; details will be announced shortly.

Below is the full text of the call for your reference.


Call for proposals

TEI Applied: Digital Texts and Language Resources

2010 Annual Meeting of the TEI Consortium


* Meeting venue: University of Zadar, Croatia
* Meeting dates: Thu 11 November to Sun 14 November, 2010
* Workshop dates: Mon 08 November to Wed 10 November, 2010

The Program Committee of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding
Initiative Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel
sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but
not exclusively, on digital texts, language resources and any topic
that applies TEI to its research.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

* Tomaž Erjavec (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
* Ian Gregory (Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

* TEI and natural language processing
* TEI and language resources
* Analyzing and quantifying encoded texts
* Aggregation and compilation
* Integrating the TEI with other technologies and standards
* Tools that create and process TEI data
* TEI used in conjunction with other technologies and standards
* TEI as:
o metadata standard
o interchange format: sharing, mapping, and migrating data

In addition, we are seeking micropaper proposals for 5 minute
presentations on how you applied TEI.

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20
minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied
formats, including:

* three paper panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics
* round table discussion: 3-6 presenters on a single theme. Ample
time should be left for questions & answers after brief

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the
poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and
tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with
wireless internet access. Each poster will have the opportunity to
participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Micropapers will be allocated 5 minutes.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted at http://www.tei-c.org/conftool/ by
May 15th, 2010.

You will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in
order to file a submission. For each submission, you may upload files
to the system after you have completed filling out demographic data
and the abstract.

* Individual paper or poster session proposals (including tool
o Please submit a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) in
the "Abstract" field.
o Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia,
etc., or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded
after the initial abstract is submitted.
* Micropaper:
o The procedure is the same as for an individual paper,
however the abstract should be no more than 300 words, but
may be as short as the name of the feature.
o Please be sure the abstract mentions the feature to be
* Panel sessions:
o The panel organizer submits an abstract for the entire
session, listing the proposed papers, and explaining the
organizing theme and rationale for the inclusion of the
papers in no more than 500 words in the "Abstract" field.
o The panel members each submit a separate complete
individual paper proposal; see above.

The program committee reserves the right to accept papers
submitted as part of a panel without accepting the whole panel.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected
external reviewers.

Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting
session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at
meeting at tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting at tei-c.org .

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings
in a peer-reviewed journal. Further details on the submission process
will be forthcoming.

For the program committee,

Christian Wittern (PC chair)

Christian Wittern
Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:59:08 -0400
From: hastac-web at duke.edu
Subject: [HASTAC Announcement] The Future of Learning Is the Future of the Web

We are very excited that HASTAC was asked to put on a panel at FutureWeb [1],
the colocated conference with the WWW2010 annual meeting that is being held
in Raleigh, NC this week.  Cathy Davidson is chairing "The Future of
Learning Is the Future of the Web" on April 30, 3:30-500.  The participants
include Laurent Dubois, Negar Mottahedeh, Mark Anthony Neal, and Tony
O'Driscoll.  Come join us!

Panel: The Future of Learning Is The Future of the Web
90-minute panel, April 30, 2010 3:30-5:00pm
Chair: Cathy N. Davidson, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope
Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary
Studies, Co-founder of HASTAC
Panel Description:
What do sports, Iranian election protests, Black popular culture, world
soccer championships, global executive education, and a Twitter film festival
have in common? All are ways that innovative faculty are transforming
education now, using the affordances of the Web to rethink the basic
configurations of what higher education might look like and do. What does a
classroom look like when students can be in many cities at once? What does a
teacher look like when participation and contribution happen from anywhere in
the globe? What does a student look like when those "enrolled" in a class at
one university are in interaction with other students beyond the classroom
walls? What does learning look like when it is participatory? And what are
the downsides? What does "open" mean when the majority of scholarly resources
are locked in journals, in private archives, beyond the reach of many? And
what does higher education have to contribute to the future of the Web? These
are questions that will be raised by this panel of stellar interdisciplinary
scholars from across many fields and with several different national and
international areas of expertise, some of whom are also working on reforming
"open access" policy for U.S. universities.  On many levels, the future of
learning is the future of the web.
Panel Chair:
Cathy N. Davidson has published some twenty books and is the co-founder (with
David Theo Goldberg) of HASTAC (pronounced haystack, Humanities, Arts,
Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). A network of networks,
HASTAC now has some 3800 members dedicated to rethinking the design of new
learning technologies, participatory learning, and the role of technology in
social live and learning.  HASTAC administers the annual $2 million
MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition.  In its third
year, the 2010 Competition, Reimagining Learning, is a collaboration with the
White House Educate to Innovate Initiative as well as with Sony, EA, and
ESA.   Along with Goldberg, she is the author of The Future of Thinking: 
Learning Institutions in a Digital Age.  Her Now You See It:  The Science
of Attention in the Classroom, at Work, and Everywhere Else will be published
by Viking Press in Fall 2010. Dr. Davidson also chairs Duke University's
Digital Futures Task Force which has been charged with forming a
university-wide open access policy.http://www.hastac.org [2]
Laurent Dubois
Author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France, Slave
Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History With Documents (with
John Garrigus), Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian
Revolution, and A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in
the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Professor Dubois is a historian of French
colonialism and the Caribbean and also writes on the global politics of
football. His discussion forum about the power of global soccer
is http://blogs-dev.oit.duke.edu/wcwp/ [3] (See attached
poster.) http://news.duke.edu/2009/12/dubois.html
[4], http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/20801/laurent-dubois-talks-haitian-h [5]
Negar Mottahedeh
Author of Representing the Unpresentable: Images of Reform from the Qajars to
the Islamic Republic of Iran and Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary
Iranian Cinema, Professor Mottahedeh also received national notice for
staging the first-ever Twitter Film Festival as well as for serving as a
communications node in the Iranian election protests. Her blog is the
Negarponti Files (http://negarpontifiles.blogspot.com/
[7], http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/20953/negar-mottahedeh-on-social-med [8]
Mark Anthony Neal
Author of New Black Man, That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, Songs
in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation, Soul Babies: Black
Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic, What the Music Said: Black
Popular Music and Black Public Culture, Freedom Summer Remembered: A
Conversation with Denise Nicholas, Birth of New Blackness: The Family Stand's
Moon in Scorpio and It's Your Nigger Problem, Not Hip-Hop's, Professor Neal
is one of the foremost scholars of Black popular culture in America. He
writes the New Black Man website (http://newblackman.blogspot.com/ [9]) and
is a national commentator on all forms of media.
http://aaas.duke.edu/people?Gurl=%2Faas%2FAAAS&Uil=man9&subpage=profile [10]
Tony O'Driscoll
Tony O'Driscoll is a Professor of the Practice at Duke Universitys Fuqua
School of Business where he teaches, researches and consults in the areas of
strategy, innovation and technology management, organization learning,
services management, and management consulting. Dr. O Driscoll also serves as
Executive Director of Fuquas Center for IT and Media; a research center
dedicated to understanding the strategic, structural, operational and
business model issues associated with these vibrant and volatile


And finally, you can check out the schedule for the co-located FutureWeb
conference at http://futureweb2010.wordpress.com/schedule/ [12]



[1] http://futureweb2010.wordpress.com/schedule/
[2] http://www.hastac.org/
[3] http://blogs-dev.oit.duke.edu/wcwp/
[4] http://news.duke.edu/2009/12/dubois.html
[5] http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/20801/laurent-dubois-talks-haitian-h
[6] http://negarpontifiles.blogspot.com/
[7] https://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Literature/negar
[8] http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/20953/negar-mottahedeh-on-social-med
[9] http://newblackman.blogspot.com/
[11] http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty_research/faculty_directory/odriscoll/
[12] http://futureweb2010.wordpress.com/schedule/

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:09:36 +0100
From: "Norbert E. Fuchs" <fuchs at ifi.uzh.ch>
Subject: CNL 2010: 2nd Workshop on Controlled Natural Languages (deadline postponed to 28 May 2010)

2nd Call for Extended Abstracts

(deadline for submissions postponed to 28 May 2010)

CNL 2010
2nd Workshop on Controlled Natural Languages


Marettimo Island, Sicily (Italy)
13-15 September 2010

Controlled natural languages (CNLs) are subsets of natural languages,
obtained by restricting the grammar and vocabulary in order to reduce or
eliminate ambiguity and complexity. Traditionally, controlled languages
fall into two major types: those that improve readability for human
readers (e.g. non-native speakers), and those that enable reliable
automatic semantic analysis of the language.

Languages of the first type (often called "simplified" or "technical"
languages), for example ASD Simplified Technical English, Caterpillar
Technical  English, IBM's  Easy  English, are  used in industry to
increase the quality of technical documentation, and possibly simplify
the (semi-) automatic translation of the documentation. These languages
restrict the writer by general rules such as "write short and
grammatically simple sentences", "use nouns instead of pronouns", "use
determiners", and "use active instead of passive".

Languages of the second type have a formal logical basis, i.e. they have
a formal syntax and semantics, and can be mapped to an existing formal
language, such as first-order logic. Thus, those languages can be used
as knowledge-representation languages, and writing of those languages is
supported by fully automatic consistency and redundancy checks, query
answering, etc.



CNL 2010 will address issues connected to controlled natural languages
including the following topics

Nature and Purpose of CNLs:
- design of CNLs and comparison between CNLs
- lexical and Syntactic issues for CNLs
- CNL semantics and knowledge representation
- expressivity within CNLs
- reasoning in CNLs
- theoretical results for CNLs

- CNLs for specifications
- CNLs and the semantic web
- CNLs for user interfaces
- CNLs for interaction, communication and dialogue
- CNL in the context of Linked Open Data (LOD) content creation and annotation
- CNL and Information Extraction
- tool support architectures for CNLs
- linking text mining to CNLs
- CNLs for business rules
- CNLs and mobile computing
- use cases of CNLs

The workshop will be informal with plenty of time for presentations and
discussions in the fashion of the seminars organised at Dagstuhl in
Germany (www.dagstuhl.de/programm/dagstuhl-seminare). To ensure the
informal atmosphere the number of participants will be limited.


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