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Tue Feb 23 10:09:35 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 652.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Noiret, Serge" <Serge.Noiret at EUI.eu>                     (15)
        Subject: CFP: Historia Crítica Bogotá, Colombia, Call for papers 
                for a Thematic Section on "Digital_History"

  [2]   From:    "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq at blackmesatech.com>       (78)
        Subject: Call for participation:  XML for the Long Haul, 2 August

  [3]   From:    "James R. Kelly" <jrkelly at library.umass.edu>              (14)
        Subject: Call for papers for MLA 2011

  [4]   From:    "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>                  (47)
        Subject: Digital Classicist 2010 Seminars CFP

  [5]   From:    Richard Cunningham <ircunning at gmail.com>                  (43)
        Subject: [SDH/SEMI Members] SDH-SEMI Call for Papers

        Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:45:26 +0100
        From: "Noiret, Serge" <Serge.Noiret at EUI.eu>
        Subject: Subject: CFP: Historia Crítica Bogotá, Colombia, Call for papers for a Thematic Section on "Digital_History"

Historia Crítica. Bogotá, Colombia.

Call for papers for a Thematic Section on "Digital History"


Serge Noiret, European University Institute (Florence, Italy), 
Stefania Gallini, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia).

The relationship between the Internet and the Historian's craft has been a topic of debate, reflection, and questioning for some time now. "The Internet," as one historian has written, "does not question the aim of historical work, but influences the way we think and communicate knowledge about the past." In other words, the Internet - and other new media - is challenging the "traditional" ways (sequential, argumentative, linear) of constructing historical narratives aw well as the traditional role of historians and audience of historical work. The widespread use of the Internet - in terms of methods, techniques, and production of primary sources and scholarly literature, but also of very popular History websites much accessed by young people (usually uninterested in traditional academic contents) - demands wide-ranging and critical reflection. 

For this special issue on "Digital History," we are accepting papers on a variety of topics:

*	Conceptual reflections about the use of the Internet in the field of History.
*	The transformation of the web into an archive of contemporary history and memories.
*	New ways of communicating history such as Digital Public History 
*	The creation of born digital sources and of the so-called "invented archives"
*	The "democratization" of historical research through the participation of historians without graduate degrees in History.
*	The impact of Web 2.0 and social networks and of user-generated content activities in the field of history: are new popular multimedia websites and        	platforms like Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and more recently Twitter, having also an impact on the historian's craft ?
*	The implications for research, teaching and social appropiation of knowledge in the field of history, through the introduction of wiki's, podcasts, 	weblogs, tri-dimentional artifacts, geographical information systems, etc.

We invite interested scholars to submit articles to this Special Issue of Historia Crítica using our website  http://historiacritica.uniandes.edu.co  between May 1 and May 31, 2010. Please follow the editorial norms established by Historia Crítica, available at the same website. Articles can be submitted in the following languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese. However, if an essay is accepted, each author is responsible for submitting the final version of his or her article in Spanish. Historia Crítica cannot offer any assistance in the translation of articles. 

        Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:35:19 -0700
        From: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq at blackmesatech.com>
        Subject: Call for participation:  XML for the Long Haul, 2 August 2010

This pre-conference symposium co-located with Balisage 2010 should
be of more than usual interest to readers of this list.  In
humanistic disciplines, the "long haul" is often a bit longer
than in some others.

Please forward as appropriate.

And if you have a department bulletin board, you might print out
the flyer at http://balisage.net/Handouts/LongHaulCall.pdf and put
it up for others to see.  I look forward to your paper proposals
and your attendance!  -Michael Sperberg-McQueen

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                       Call for Participation:
           International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul
             Issues in the Long-term preservation of XML

                         Monday 2 August 2010
                    Hotel Europa, Montréal, Canada

       Chair: Michael Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies


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Nearly everywhere, people who create, store, query, or serve XML
expect it to live a very long time. XML is platform- and
application-independent, and by and large it is platforms and
applications that vanish. If by encoding information in XML we have
freed it from dependency on specific platforms or applications, have
we succeeded in ensuring that the XML can live long into the future?

Or is there more to it than using XML? How can we best ensure that
our data, all our data, and its semantics survive this year, next
year, ten years? into the next millennium? Commercial information
may have a useful lifetime measured in years or decades;
cultural-heritage material, scientific data, governmental data, and
historical documents need to be preserved for centuries; information
about nuclear waste products will remain relevant for hundreds of
millennia. It‘s not enough for the bits to survive; the meaning of
the information needs to survive as well. What are we doing and what
should we be doing to help its survival?

This one-day symposium will bring together researchers, government
analysts, archivists, preservationists, librarians, and XML
practitioners to discuss the problems and challenges of deep time
document encoding. What is being done now and what more we can do?

We solicit papers addressing any aspect of this problem complex,
including but not limited to:

   - Analysis of the problem: what are the requirements?

   - How is XML for long-term archiving different from XML for
     immediate processing or message interchange?

   - Identification of particular risk factors (with or without
     recommendations for managing risks)

   - Long-term preservation and access issues in library, commercial,
     governmental, or other contexts

   - Designing for survival

   - How tradeoffs in the design of markup vocabularies affect data

   - Reports from the field on success or failure of specific
     techniques in preservation in particular fields (energy,
     defense, healthcare, STM journal articles, historical editions,
     curated scientific and scholarly data, product support and
     maintenance data, legislative records, etc.)

   - How to document the semantics of markup vocabularies so as to
     ensure that documents can be understood in the future

   - How to document and preserve application semantics

   - How to use XML as a wrapper around pre- or non-XML data to
     improve its chances of survival

   - The role of packaging

   - How to ensure that XML data remain usable even if the
     application environment they were built in (or for) has

   - Does scale change everything?

Paper Submissions

Paper submissions for the symposium should follow the instructions
for submissions to the main Balisage 2010 conference (same format,
same address, same due date).

Paper submissions are due 16 April 2010.

* * * * * There is nothing so practical as a good theory * * * * *

* C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies LLC
* http://www.blackmesatech.com
* http://cmsmcq.com/mib
* http://balisage.net

        Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:20:02 -0500
        From: "James R. Kelly" <jrkelly at library.umass.edu>
        Subject: Call for papers for MLA 2011

CFP: Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures

Literary Research in/and Digital Humanities. Addressing digital humanities
projects (past, present, forthcoming) with a literary component and their
relation to libraries, digitization projects, archiving, or data curation.
Abstracts by 15 March 2010; James R. Kelly (jrkelly at library.umass.edu).

James R. Kelly
Humanities Bibliographer
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

(413) 545-3981; (413) 577-2565 (fax)
E-mail: jrkelly at library.umass.edu

American Co-Editor, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature;
Section Head & Senior Bibliographer, MLA International Bibliography; Adjunct
faculty: UMass German & Scandinavian Studies, Simmons College Graduate
School of Library and Information Science and URI Graduate School of Library
and Information Studies; Research Librarian, Mass. Ctr. for Renaissance
Studies; Slavic Cataloger, Amherst College; Humanities Editor, Guide to

        Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:40:29 +0000
        From: "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Classicist 2010 Seminars CFP

Call for Presentations

The Digital Classicist will once more be running a series of seminars
at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, with
support from the British Library, in Summer 2010 on the subject of
research into the ancient world that has an innovative digital
component. We are especially interested in work that demonstrates
interdisciplinarity or work on the intersections between Ancient
History, Classics or Archaeology and a digital, technical or
practice-based discipline.

The Digital Classicist seminars run on Friday afternoons from June to
August in Senate House, London. In previous years collected papers
from the DC WiP seminars have been published* in a special issue of an
online journal (2006), edited as a printed volume (2007), and released
as audio podcasts (2008-9); we anticipate similar publication
opportunities for future series. A small budget is available to help
with travel costs.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract to<gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>  by
March 31st 2010. We shall announce the full programme in April.


The organizers
Gabriel Bodard, King's College London
Stuart Dunn, King's College London
Juan Garcés, Greek Manuscripts Department, British Library
Simon Mahony, University College London
Melissa Terras, University College London

* Seehttp://www.digitalmedievalist.org/journal/4/  (2006),
(2007),http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/index.html  (2008-9).

Simon Mahony

Student Support Manager
Department of War Studies, e-Learning Programme
Room K7.05, 7th Floor, South Range
King's College London


        Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 02:45:14 +0000
        From: Richard Cunningham <ircunning at gmail.com>
        Subject: [SDH/SEMI Members] SDH-SEMI Call for Papers

CFP SDH/SEMI 2010 (Montreal, 31 May-2 June)

[l’appel à communication en francais ci-dessous]

The Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI) invites scholars and graduate students to submit proposals for posters, papers, and sessions for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2010 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Concordia University (Montreal), from Monday 31 May to Wednesday 2 June. The theme of this year’s congress is ‘Connected Understanding’, with an emphasis on open access.

Abstracts/proposals should include the following information at the top of the front page: title of paper, author's name(s); e-mail address; institutional affiliation and rank, if any, of the author; statement of need for audio-visual equipment. Abstracts of papers and posters should be between 250 and 500 words long, and clearly indicate the thesis, methodology, and results.

Paper, poster and/or session proposals will be accepted until 20 March 2010 through the conference website:

[Address to follow as soon as possible.]

(The program will be available two weeks later.)

Please note that all presenters must be members of SDH/SEMI or other groups in the Alliance for Digital Humanities at the time of the conference. There is some funding available to support graduate student participation, and in keeping with the forward-looking nature of SDH/SEMI graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit.

Information on accommodation, travel, and registration for the Congress can be found at:

(hotel and residence rooms are available at a special Congress rate until mid-April)

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in a few months!

Michael Eberle-Sinatra, President (French) of SDH/SEMI (michael.eberle.sinatra at umontreal.ca<mailto:michael.eberle.sinatra at umontreal.ca>),
On behalf of the 2010 conference committee
- Susan Brown (University of Guelph)
- Richard Cunningham (Acadia University)
- Ollivier Dyens (Concordia University)
- Dominic Forest (Université de Montréal)
- Eric Moore (University of New Brunswick)

- - - - - -

La Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des medias interactifs (SDH/SEMI) invite des propositions pour sa conférence annuelle qui se tiendra au Congrès 2010 de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines à l’université Concordia (Montréal), du lundi 31 mai au mercredi 2 juin. Le thème du congrès cette année est ‘Le savoir branché’, avec une emphase mise sur l’accès libre.

Les propositions doivent comprendre en haut de la page : un titre ; le(s) nom(s) de(s) auteur(s) ; adresse courriel ; institution d'appartenance et fonction; besoin d'audio-visuel. Le résumé des propositions et posters doit être entre 250 et 500 mots, et clairement indiquer la thèse, la méthodologie et les résultats attendus.

Les propositions devront être remises avant le 15 mars 2010 sur le site de la conférence :

[L'adresse de suivre aussitôt que possible]

(Le programme sera disponible deux semaines plus tard.)

Veuillez prendre note que les conférenciers doivent être membres de SDH/SEMI ou un des groupes de ‘Alliance for Digital Humanities’ au moment de la conférence. Un support financier est disponible pour les étudiants des cycles supérieurs qui sont donc fortement encouragés à soumettre leur proposition.

Des informations sur l’hébergement, le transport et l’inscription au Congrès sont en ligne à :

(Des chambres d’hôtel et résidence sont disponibles à un tarif réduit jusqu’à mi-avril.)

En espérant vous voir à Montréal dans quelques mois ! Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Président (Français) SDH/SEMI (michael.eberle.sinatra at umontreal.ca<mailto:michael.eberle.sinatra at umontreal.ca>),
Au nom du comité organisateur 2010
- Susan Brown (University of Guelph)
- Richard Cunningham (Acadia University)
- Ollivier Dyens (Concordia University)
- Dominic Forest (Université de Montréal)
- Eric Moore (University of New Brunswick)

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