[Humanist] 23.713 events of many kinds

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Sun Mar 21 16:31:54 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 713.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    B Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                 (27)
        Subject: Reminder: Balisage papers due April 16

  [2]   From:    Carl Vogel <vogel at cs.tcd.ie>                              (73)
        Subject: StylisticsMMX -- extended deadline -- March 29, 2010

  [3]   From:    "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>                  (24)
        Subject: THATCamp and workshops at DH2010

  [4]   From:    Bernie Frischer <bernard.d.frischer at gmail.com>            (79)
        Subject: Call for Papers: Cultural Tourism and Heritage track of
                TheMediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS)

  [5]   From:    Simon Dixon <s.dixon at QMUL.AC.UK>                          (17)
        Subject: Textual, Cartographical GIS: Queen Mary, 23 March

  [6]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>             (27)
        Subject: Registration Open: DHO Workshops at NUIG

        Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:14:43 -0400
        From: B Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: Reminder: Balisage papers due April 16

Balisage 2010 Paper Submissions are Due April 16, 2010.

Submissions to Balisage must be:
     * Full papers or very extensive draft papers
     * In XML, according to the Balisage tag set (a subset of DocBook V5
       available in DTD, XSD, and RNG formats)
     * All new material (or previously presented only at small, local events;
       not previously published)
     * Received by 16 April 2010

     * Call for Participation:
     * Submission Instructions:
     * Tag Set and Instructions for authors:
     * Online Tag Set Documentation:


B. Tommie Usdin                        mailto:btusdin at mulberrytech.com
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        Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:24:54 +0000
        From: Carl Vogel <vogel at cs.tcd.ie>
        Subject: StylisticsMMX -- extended deadline -- March 29, 2010

[apologies for multiple postings -- please alert relevant colleagues --


European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 2010
(ESSLLI 2010 Workshop):

Computational Stylistics:
Beyond concordances and grammar checkers

Methods of automatic text classification have been applied widely and
extensively, ranging in category granularity and with respect to both
solely internal properties of texts and text-external
variables. Coarse-grained categories include binary distinctions such
as spam vs. non-spam and three-way sentiment analysis of positive,
negative or neutral, and at the other extreme, fine grained categories
might derive from authorship attribution tasks or translation
re-ranking in machine translation.  Recent studies have sought to
relate internal linguistic features of texts with external variables,
such as author gender or scores on personality indices.  Approaches
driven by statistics amassed over corpora are compatible with (and
informed by) precision analyses over selected texts, as practiced
widely in the digital humanities and some approaches to discourse
representation theory.  Neither the "macro" level analysis supplied by
corpus linguistics nor the "micro" level analysis of individual texts
is in any way new.  However, the potential for their interaction, and
for assessing supra-lexical linguistic features of texts within
stylistic analysis is growing.  The aim of this workshop is to
highlight current work that advances and applies computational

Papers sought for presentation will address any of the topics related
to the theme of the workshop, including: 
   - relations between demographic and linguistic variables 
   - reliability and validity of complexity and other indices
   - plot structure analysis
   - sentiment, theme and semantic relation analysis
   - dramatis personae analysis
   - tracking stylistic change
   - cross-cultural variations in effects

Each of ten to fifteen presentations will have a tutorial element
situating the problem and hypotheses explored, as well as spelling out
the methods of analysis, followed by the main substance of the
research findings.  Thus, the workshop proposes pedagogical value
appropriate to ESSLLI, at the same time as recording recent research


Call for Papers                    -- November 15, 2009
Extended Submission Deadline       -- *March 29, 2010* [extended from March 15]
Notice of Acceptance or Rejection  -- *April 20, 2010* [extended from April 15]
Final Submissions                  -- May 15, 2010
ESSLLI2010			   -- August 9-20, 2010


Final versions will be formatted using LaTeX via a style
sheet made available here:


Submit pdf of full papers not exceeding 12 pages (inclusive of
bibliography and appendices) in 11 point text via EasyChair to:


IMPORTANT NOTE about the European Summer School in Logic Language
and Information:

Authors of accepted papers to ESSLLI workshops must register as
participants in the whole of ESSLLI, even if they intend to
participate in only the week of ESSLLI in which the workshop is
scheduled.  Traditionally, presenters of papers accepted to workshops
have been allowed to register with fees set at the student
early-registration rate.

Further details on ESSLLI 2010 are here:  http://esslli2010cph.info/

StylisticsMMX Program Committee:

Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin
Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp
Patrick Juola, Duquesne University
Fionn Murtagh, Science Foundation Ireland & Royal Holloway, University of London
Harold Somers, Dublin City University/University of Manchester
Sarah Rauchas, Goldsmiths, University of London
Joseph Rudman, Carnegie Mellon University
Carl Vogel [Chair], Trinity College Dublin 

        Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 18:27:32 +0000
        From: "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: THATCamp and workshops at DH2010

Those planning to attend DH2010 might be interested in a series of extra events that are happening in the days immediately before the conference itself.

(a) First, there are seven full- and half-day workshops that are scheduled for immediately before DH2010.  All are also hosted at King's in the same building where DH2010 will occur.  They are all free.  You can read about them at the conference website page:


and register to attend one or more of them via the DH2010 conference registration system.

(b) Second, there will be, for the first time, a THATCamp scheduled to occur with the Digital Humanities conference. THATCamps are user-generated "unconference" on digital humanities.  The THATCamp idea has been developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and THATCamp London is jointly sponsored by CHNM, CCH and CeRch at King's and ADHO. You can read more about the London THATCamp at:


and you can apply to attend via the THATCamp registration form.  The deadline for the THATCamp application is 10 May, 2010. 

These events promise to further enrich what is already going to be an exciting experience at DH2010.  I hope that many DH2010 attendees can join us for the workshops and the THATCamp too.

John Bradley
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2680

        Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 19:45:19 +0000
        From: Bernie Frischer <bernard.d.frischer at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Papers: Cultural Tourism and Heritage track of The Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS)

Call for Papers


The Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS) aims to:

 *   Inspire innovative and informative IS research that is relevant to the social, economic, and cultural particularities of the Mediterranean Region,
 *   Foster ground breaking IS research to improve the quality of life in the Mediterranean Region through further development of the regional knowledgebase and its emerging collaboration infrastructure,
 *   Raise the visibility of IS-related research, education, policy, and practice carried out in the Mediterranean Region


The organizers of MCIS 2010 aspire to bring together researchers, educators, policy makers and practitioners from the region for a high quality IS conference with solid academic and practitioner foundations.

Conference Submissions (via EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=mcis2010)

The conference invites submissions on a broad range of IS themes relevant to IS research and education. Submissions with a focus on policy and practice in the Mediterranean region are especially welcome.
Track on Cultural Tourism and Heritage

 *   Oleg Missikoff, University of Perugia, Italy, co-chair
 *   Bernard Frischer, University of Virginia, USA, co-chair

All over the world, domain of Cultural Heritage and Tourism is rethinking its rationale and methods, partly in response to the recent financial crisis. The socio-economic context in which cultural institutions operate has dramatically changed, and the pressure for downsizing and restructuring is increasing. In order to produce results, restructuring must affect most aspects of a cultural institution from the definition of the mission itself to inner organizational configuration, from human resources to management of customer relations, from technological solutions to marketing and promotion. Two factors are particularly important: (i) the need to raise financial resources independent of public funding, and (ii) the increasing request for high quality, value-added contents and services for a clientele of cultural tourists that is ever more demanding and sophisticated. New approaches must integrate organizational models and technological solutions, customised for providing the various categories of CH institutions with the support they need to design a sustainable evolutionary roadmap and as well as a management model for successfully meeting the new challenges. The final goal is a transformation of cultural institutions into “state of art”, networked organisations, here defined as Cultural Service Providers (CSP).

The itinerary of innovation will therefore proceed along three main lines:

 1.  Organizational models (designed for cultural institutions)
 2.  Technological solutions (supporting innovation and management activities)
 3.  Knowledge management and dissemination (by means of Domain Ontologies)

The chosen approach is fully interdisciplinary and the epistemological basis includes cybernetics, cultural economics, and ontologies. An integration of contributions from these three fields of research, appropriately adapted to the characteristics of the CH and tourism domain, is essential for finding viable solutions for the complex scenario outlined above.

Track chair: Oleg Missikoff , University of Perugia, Italy
Track chair: Bernard Frischer, University of Virginia, USA
Track reviewers:
Valentina Albano, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
Francesco Barbini, University of Bologna, Italy
Alessio Braccini, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
David Germano, University of Virginia, USA
Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jeffrey Jacobson, Public VR, USA
Chris Johanson, UCLA, USA
Jose Kozan, University of Cincinnati, USA
Gunnar Liestøl, University of Oslo, Norway
Daniël Pletinckx, Visual Dimension, Belgium
Noah Snavely, Cornell University, USA
Ana Almagro Vidal, Fundación Caja Madrid, Spain
Léon Wennekes, Imagination, The Netherlands
Patrik Wikstrom, Jönköping University, Sweden
Best Paper Award
A jury of senior scholars will select the best paper from those nominated for the award by track chairs.
Journal Outlets
Selected papers will be considered for publication by a number of academic publications (e.g., IJDAR, IJESMA, BISE). Agreements with the editors are in progress and more information will be available soon.
Conference Proceedings will be published online. The proceedings (ISBN 978-965-555-474-8) will be listed in major citation databases such as EBSCO, ABSInform, etc.
Submission of a paper to the conference represents the author’s agreement to allow AIS to publish the paper in any written or electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without compensation to AIS and without compensation to the author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author.
Please address any questions to PROCEEDINGS EDITOR Angela Sansonetti, asansonetti at luiss.it<mailto:asansonetti at luiss.it> .
Types of Contributions
MCIS2010 solicits the following types of contributions (in English):

 *   Full research papers (7–12 pages)
 *   Extended abstracts and short researchin- progress papers (3–7 pages)
 *   Research and Teaching Case studies (7–12 pages)
 *   Workshop proposals (2–3 pages)
 *   Panel proposals (2–3 pages)
 *   PPosition statements from junior faculty members for the consortium (3–7 pages)
 *   Dissertation proposal abstracts from doctoral students for the consortium (3–7 pages)

Important Due Dates
Deadline for all submissions: May 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2010
Camera-ready versions: July 15, 2010

Bernard Frischer

130 Terrell Road East
Charlottesville, Virginia
home tel.: +1-434-971-1435
cell: +1-310-266-0183
Via F. Ozanam 75
00152 Rome
Italian cell: +39-349-473-6590
Rome tel.: +39-06-537-3951
Skype: bernard.frischer

        Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:15:57 +0000
        From: Simon Dixon <s.dixon at QMUL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Textual, Cartographical GIS: Queen Mary, 23 March

‘Textual, Cartographical & Digital Space: The Literary GIS’
Ian Gregory and David Cooper (Lancaster University)

The second meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group will take place in the Lock-keepers Cottage, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 23 March at 5pm.

Ian Gregory and David Cooper's paper will seek to expand the conceptual possibilities opened up by the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology through an exploration of the theoretical potentiality of the literary GIS. Drawing upon the work carried out as part of the British Academy-funded interdisciplinary project, ‘Mapping the Lakes’, the paper will focus on the ways in which GIS can be used to explore the spatial intersections of, and distinctions between, two textual accounts of tours of the English Lake District: the proto-Picturesque journey through the region undertaken by the poet, Thomas Gray, in the autumn of 1769; and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s self-consciously post-Picturesque ‘circumcursion’ of August 1802. Alongside this text-specific focus, the paper will also draw upon recent spatial literary criticism to reflect, more generally, upon the critical possibilities and problems associated with the digital mapping of the literature of place and space. Ultimately, the paper will seek to open up methodological and critical space for the ongoing development of literary GIS. More particularly, it will argue that the use of GIS technology needs to be embedded within a holistic conceptualisation of literary spatiality.

For directions to Queen Mary, and to download a map of the campus, see http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/campus/mileend/index.html. All are welcome to attend. For further information please contact me at s.dixon at qmul.ac.uk<mailto:s.dixon at qmul.ac.uk>.

Dr Simon Dixon
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dissenting Academies Project
Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies
Department of English and Drama
Queen Mary, University of London

        Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:25:27 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Registration Open: DHO Workshops at NUIG

The DHO is pleased to offer a three-day series of workshops in collaboration with the Moore Institute, NUI, Galway. These will be of interest to humanities scholars who wish to learn about text encoding, manuscript encoding, and digital resources useful for research and teaching in Irish Studies.

'Text Encoding with the TEI' will offer two concurrent workshop strands in text encoding for both beginners and intermediate practitioners. These two-day courses entitled ‘From Text Encoding to Digital Publishing’ and ‘TEI for Handwritten Texts’ will run on Wednesday, 7th and Thursday, 8th April. Both will focus on the theories and practicalities of creating electronic scholarly editions utilising the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines, the standard in the field. They will be led by experts in the field of text encoding: Dr. Susan Schreibman, Mr. Kevin Hawkins, Dr. Malte Rehbein and Dr. Justin Tonra. Registration is required to participate in these workshops.

‘Using Digital Resources for Research and Teaching in Irish Studies’, which will take place on Friday, 9th April, will offer two half-day sessions .  Participants may register for one or both of the workshops. The morning session, 'Integrating Digital Content into Teaching Practices' will focus on how one can integrate the wealth of primary and secondary resources now available into the field of Irish Studies in the classroom. The afternoon session, 'New Research Practices using Digital Content' will introduce participants to a number of freely available tools to transform and, indeed, deform data to discover new patterns, new themes, and new insights.
For more information and instructions on how to register for the above events, please follow the links below to their respective event pages. Please note that places are free but limited. They will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis numbers so early registration is advised.

Text Encoding with the TEI: http://dho.ie/node/679

Using Digital Resources for Research & Teaching in Irish Studies: http://dho.ie/node/680

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 2400
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