[Humanist] 24.378 events: DH2011; editing; contextual encoding; DH & CS

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 378.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Katherine L Walter <kwalter at unlnotes.unl.edu>            (149)
        Subject: DH2011 CFP for preconferences, workshops, and tutorials

  [2]   From:    "Jenny Benham" <Jenny.Benham at sas.ac.uk>                   (33)
        Subject: Digital editing workshop

  [3]   From:    Martin Mueller <martin.mueller at mac.com>                   (40)
        Subject: Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer
                Science (DHCS), November 21-22

  [4]   From:    Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>                 (38)
        Subject: call for participation: TEI seminar on contextual encoding

        Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:04:58 -0500
        From: Katherine L Walter <kwalter at unlnotes.unl.edu>
        Subject: DH2011 CFP for preconferences, workshops, and tutorials

Dear All,

Apologies for the garbled CFP.  We'll try again:

The following is a Call for Proposal for pre-conferences, workshops and 
tutorials for the Digital Humanities 2011 conference.  The deadline for 
this call (November 1) is the same as that issued for posters, papers, and 
panel sessions earlier.   Deadlines are Firm.   

Submissions can be made through the ConfTool installation beginning 
tomorrow.  Check out the Stanford University DH2011 website at the URL 


Katherine Walter 
Chair, International Program Committee for 2011 

Call for proposals:
Pre-conferences, workshops, and tutorials
Digital Humanities 2011, 19-22 June 2011
Stanford University

Proposal deadline:  November 1, 2010 (Midnight GMT).  This is a firm 

Call for proposals:  Preconferences, workshops, and tutorials

I.  General Information

The international Program Committee invites submissions of proposals of no 
more than 1500 words for pre-conferences or specialized Tutorials and 
Workshops on any aspect of digital humanities, from information technology 
to problems in humanities research and teaching.  Tutorials are typically 
a half day to a full day; workshops and pre-conferences may be one day or 
more.  We particularly weclome submissions relating to interdisciplinary 
work and on new developments in the field, and we encourage submissions 
relating in some way to the theme of the 2011 conference, "Big-Tent 
Digital Humanities."

Proposals might, for example, relate to the following aspects of digital 

computer-based research and computer applications in literary, linguistic, 
cultural and historical studies, including electronic literature, public 
humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship
the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new media, and 
related areas
research issues, including data mining, information design and modelling, 
software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital 
the creation, delivery, management, and preservation of humanities 
text analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language 
learning, and endangered languages
the role of digital humanities in academic curricula

The range of topics covered by digital humanities can be also be consulted 
in the journal of the associations: Literary and Linguistic Computing 
(LLC); Oxford University Press.

Participants in workshops or tutorials will be expected to register for 
the full conference as well, paying the regular registration fee.  There 
will be additional fees of roughly $30-40 per half-day for participants in 
tutorials and workshops, with a minimum attendance of approximately 10 
participants each, in order to ensure that these events cover their own 

The deadline for submitting proposals to the Program Committee is November 
1, 2010 (Midnight GMT).  All submissions will be refereed.  Presenters 
will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2010.  The electronic 
submission form will be available on the DH2011 conference registration 
application, ConfTool, beginning on October 1, 2010.  See below for full 
details on submitting proposals.

Proposals for non-refereed or vendor demonstrations should be discussed 
directly with the local conference organizers as soon as possible. Contact 
Glen Worthey and Matt Jockers at dhadminlist at lists.stanford.edu as soon as 

For more information on the conference in general, please visit the 
conference web site at http://dh2011.stanford.edu.

II. Pre-conference tutorials

Proposals should provide the following information:

1.  A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its 
relevance to the DH community (not more than 1500 words).
2.  A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's 
core content can be covered in a half-day tutorial (approximately 3 hours 
plus breaks).  In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported 
as well.
3.  The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the 
tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their 
research interests and areas of expertise.
4.  A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same 
or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise and estimate of 
audience size. (DH tutorials are expected to be self-financing.)
5.  Special requirements for technical support. 

Proposals will be submitted via the DH201 conference registration 
application, ConfTool, beginning October 1, 2010 (when the ConfTool URL 
will be announced) and no later than November 1, 2010. 


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by December 15, 2010, and must 
then provide final draft abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the 
conference registration materials by February 1, 2011. The description 
should be in two formats:  an ASCII version that can be included in email 
announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version 
for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions to 
follow).  Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least 
containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the 
materials covered in the Tutorial, by May 15, 2011. 

III.  Pre-conference Workshops:

Proposals for workshops should provide the following information: 
1.  A title and brief description (of not more than 1500 words) of the 
workshop topic and its motivation (i.e. its relevance to DH).
2.  A description of target audience and expected number of participants. 
3.  The intended length and format of the workshop (minimum half-day; 
maximum one and a half days).
4. A budget proposal (DH workshops are expected to be self-financing.)
5. Dates for submission deadline (if there is to be a CFP) and 
notification of acceptances.
6. A list of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop 
program committee if the workshop proposal is accepted.
7. Full postal address, phone number, email and fax of the workshop 
contact person.
8.  Special Requirements (e.g. computer infrastructure or audio 

Proposals will be submitted via the DH201 conference registration 
application, ConfTool, beginning October 1, 2010 (when the ConfTool URL 
will be announced) and no later than November 1, 2010. You will be 
notified about the decisioin to accept or reject the proposal by December 
15, 2010.

IV.  Format of the proposals

All proposals must be submitted electronically using the online submission 
form in the ConfTool system beginning October 1, 2010 (when the ConfTool 
URL will be announced) and no later than November 1, 2010.  Anyone who has 
previously used the ConfTool system to submit proposals or reviews should 
use their existing account rather than setting up a new one.  Information 
on new users is available at the ConfTool site.  If anyone has forgotten 
their user name or password, please contact 
<dh2011 at digitalhumanities.org>.

V.  Information about the conference venue

Situated on the peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific 
Ocean, Stanford University is in the heart of Silicon Valley, not far from 
magnificent redwood forests and the vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma 
valleys.  Stanford has a special culture and history to offer the Digital 
Humanities, sharing both rich traditions in the humanities, arts, and 
sciences, and a deep kinship with the world of computing, beginning well 
before the late 1930s founding of Hewlett Packard by two recent Stanford 
graduates in a Stanford professor's now-legendary garage, and continuing 
with the founding of Google by two other  Stanford graduate students in 
the late 1990s. We now welcome Digital Humanities pioneers to Stanford.

VI.  International Program Committee

Arianna Ciula (ALLC)
Dominic Forest (SDI-SEMI)
Cara Leitch (SDI-SEMI)
John Nerbonne (ALLC)
Bethany Nowviskie (ACH)
Daniel O'Donnell (SDI-SEMI)
Dot Porter (ACH)
Jan Rybicki (ALLC)
John Walsh (ACH)
Katherine Walter (ACH: Chair)

Glen Worthey (ex officio, Local Host)
Matt Jockers (ex officio, Local Host)

        Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:18:17 +0100
        From: "Jenny Benham" <Jenny.Benham at sas.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital editing workshop

Digital editing workshop
Thursday 18 November 2010, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

The workshop, organised with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Early English Laws project, will discuss the digital editing of a range of texts, from the early middle ages to the 19th century. It will examine some of the approaches and tools that are available to editors of digital texts and the possibilities for collaborative editing online. It will suggest practical solutions to some of the challenges faced by editors in the digital age, and explore how 'editions' might evolve in the age of crowd-sourcing and deep linking of data.

1.00	Lunch

2.00	Panel session
Eleonora Litta Modignani and Paul Spence (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London) 
Digital editing of the Early English Laws

Stuart Dunn (Centre for e-Research, King’s College London)
Connecting Historical Authorities with Links, Contexts and Entities (CHALICE)

Bruce Tate (British History Online, Institute of Historical Research)
ReScript – a platform for the collaborative online editing of historical texts

3.30	Tea and coffee

3.50	Discussion

4.30	Close

If you would like to attend the workshop, email Jenny Benham (Jenny.Benham at sas.ac.uk). Places are limited, so you are advised to book early.

Kind regards,

Dr Jenny Benham
Project Officer, Early English Laws  http://www.earlyenglishlaws.ac.uk/  
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
t: +44 (0)20 7862 8787
f: +44 (0)20 7862 8754
e: jenny.benham at sas.ac.uk

Web: www.history.ac.uk  http://www.history.ac.uk/  

        Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:31:50 -0500
        From: Martin Mueller <martin.mueller at mac.com>
        Subject: Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS), November 21-22 

We have completed the program for the fifth Chicago Colloquium on
Digital Humanities and Computer Science, which will be held at
Northwestern University on November 21-22, 2010.  You will find it at
the colloqium's  new and permanent website http://chicagocolloquium.org.

You will find the program there, as well as information about
registration and special hotel rates, which will require reservations by
October 22.

As in previous years, DHCS is shaping up as a conference with a strong
Great Lakes base but lots of participants from other parts of the world
including Britain, Canada, France, and Germany. At the first DHCS
colloquium, Gregory Crane asked the question: "What To Do With a
Million Books?" This year one of our keynote events will be a round
table discussion about "Google and Hathi: More Stuff and More Things
To Do With It." We are especially pleased to welcome Jon Orwant from
Google as a participant in that discussion.

Papers and posters are roughly grouped under the headings

Data Curation
For the historians
Books and libraries
Social Networks
This and that

The program will also include three roundtable discussions:

E-science, Digital Humanities, and the Role of the Library
Google and Hathi: More Stuff and More Things To Do With It
Corpus Query Tools

Over the past four years, the Chicago Colloquium has traveled between
the University of Chicago, IIT, and Northwestern University. I am
delighted to welcome Loyola University Chicago as an additional  partner
and future host to the enterprise.

Since I will be traveling for much of October, I will have only sporadic
access to email (martinmueller at northwestern.edu), and you are likely to
have more luck by contacting Nathan Mead, the colloquium co-ordinator
(n-mead2 at northwestern.edu).

I look for seeing many of you in late November, saying hello to old
friends and making new ones.

With best wishes

Martin Mueller
Professor of English and Classics
Northwestern University

        Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 16:23:52 -0400
        From: Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: call for participation: TEI seminar on contextual encoding

Please circulate (apologies for cross-posting):

We're now accepting applications for two advanced TEI seminars on
representing contextual information:

January 17-19, 2011, University of Maryland, hosted by the Maryland  
Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).
Application deadline is November 1, 2010; participants will be  
notified by November 15.

April 28-30, 2011, Brown University, hosted by the Center for Digital  
Application deadline is February 1, 2011; participants will be  
notified by February 15.

**Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant.**

These seminars assume a basic familiarity with TEI, and provide an  
opportunity to explore encoding topics in more detail, in a  
collaborative workshop setting. We will focus on TEI methods for  
formalizing and representing information about context: named entities  
such as people and places, thematic analysis and keywords, text  
classification, glossaries and annotations.

These seminars are part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by  
the Brown University Women Writers Project. They are intended to  
provide a more in-depth look at specific encoding problems and topics  
for people who are already involved in a text encoding project or are  
in the process of planning one. Each event will include a mix of  
presentations, discussion, case studies using participants' projects,  
hands-on practice, and individual consultation. The seminars will be  
strongly project-based: participants will present their projects to  
the group, discuss specific challenges and encoding strategies,  
develop encoding specifications and documentation, and create encoded  
sample documents and templates. We encourage project teams and  
collaborative groups to apply, although individuals are also welcome.  
A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior experience with  
text encoding will be assumed.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University

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