[Humanist] 24.614 events: metadata

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Thu Dec 23 07:49:05 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 614.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:37:15 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>
        Subject: call for applications: From Metadata to Linked Data Summer School

Please Forgive Cross Posting
>From Metadata to Linked Data Summer School
Dublin, 4-8 July 2011
Closing date for applications 24 January 2011

The  Digital Humanities Observatory and Trinity College Dublin are 
delighted  to announce a five day summer school, 'From Metadata to 
Linked Data', a joint  Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social 
Sciences (IRCHSS)  COST (Interedition) training school. Through the 
generosity of the IRCHSS and COST,  there is no registration fee. The 
organisers encourage applications from a  variety of subject areas: 
especially the various disciplines of the humanities, computer science, 
and the digital humanities.

The Summer School and will feature seminars in the morning and hands-on 
workshops in the afternoon by scholars in the field including Tobias 
Blanke (Kings College London), Owen Conlan (Trinity College Dublin), 
Shawn Day (Digital Humanities Observatory), Jennifer Edmond (Trinity 
College Dublin), Séamus Lawless (Trinity College Dublin), Geoffrey 
Rockwell (U of Alberta), Susan Schreibman (Digital Humanities 
Observatory), and Joris van Zundert (Huygens Instituut).

The week will be dedicated to exploring the theories, methods, and tools 
to create a technology-enabled, distant approach to reading. Distant 
reading, a term coined by the Stanford-based literary critic, Franco 
Moretti,  relies on computational methods to generate  abstract models 
to 'read' large textual corpora. In his 2006 article entitled 'What do 
you do with a Million Books', Greg Crane gave the digital humanities 
community a shorthand for reading in the modern age. His article points 
toward a number of exciting possibilities for a paradigm shift in 
humanities scholarship but realising this ambition has proven more 
difficult than theorising it.

This summer school will bring together a group of interdisciplinary 
experts to explore solutions to distant reading. The methods to be 
explored offer the potential to interconnect the knowledge embedded in 
cultural heritage materials by relating people, places and events across 
documents and collections so researchers can interrogate them.  This 
technology offers unprecedented power to investigate textual material to 
begin to realise the vision of distant reading. Attendees must bring a 
laptop for afternoon exercises.

Applications are now being accepted. Applicants may also apply for one 
of the bursaries being generously funded by the COST Action Interedition 
and the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences. Up to 
20 bursaries for Early Stage Researchers in Europe will be awarded.

To apply for bursaries, candidates must be:
??* an emerging scholar, which is defined by the ESF as someone who has 
?not been in an established position for more than five years, with 
?exceptions for parental, medical, and national service leaves. The ESF 
?notes that 'students, post-doctorate researchers and lecturers within 5 
?years of appointment would be amongst those included in this definition'.
??* affiliated to an institution in a country in which ESF has a ?member 
organisation <see ?http://www.esf.org/about-us/80-member-organisations.html>
There is no registration fee for the summer school. Bursaries will be 
awarded in two categories: EUR300 for Irish delegates and up to EUR600 
for delegates outside Ireland. Expenses will be reimbursed after the event.

If you would like to be considered for a place at the summer school, 
please follow the link below and complete the application.

For more information on the curriculum please see 
This summer school is being offered in conjunction with the DARIAH network

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
Pembroke House
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone: +353 1 234 2440
Fax: +353 1 234 2588
Email: susan.schreibman at gmail.com


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