[Humanist] 25.526 events: narrating space; establishing text; landscapes & archaeology

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Dec 3 10:10:43 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 526.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Roberto Rosselli Del Turco <rosselli at LING.UNIPI.IT>       (74)
        Subject: The Fourth Meeting on Digital Philology: Verona, 13-15
                September 2012

  [2]   From:    Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>                             (28)
        Subject: IHR Seminar in Digital History - 6 December

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (28)
        Subject: NEH Institute: Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps

        Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:49:41 +0100
        From: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco <rosselli at LING.UNIPI.IT>
        Subject: The Fourth Meeting on Digital Philology: Verona, 13-15 September 2012

The Fourth Meeting on Digital Philology: Verona, 13-15 September 2012

Constitutio textus: Establishing the critical text

The topic of the Fourth Meeting on Digital Philology is the
establishment of the critical text, traditionally referred to as the
constitutio textus. For texts from the Antiquity and the Middle Ages,
this usually includes a recension of the witnesses, typically concluding
with a stemma. However, the recension does not specify how an edition
should be designed, whether it is a printed or a digital edition. More
specifically, an editor has to decide to which degree he or she wants to
use the result of the stemmatic recension as the basis for the
constitutio textus, i.e. the selection and weighing of sources for the
edited text. Traditionally, classical scholars have been more
reconstructive in their approach than medieval scholars.

The meeting will be divided into two consecutive sessions, each
containing 6–8 papers. For the first session, the planning committee has
invited a selection of international scholars to present their view of
the Stand der Forschung in the field (in alphabetical order):

Thomas Bein (Aachen), Marjorie Burghart (Lyon), Tuomas Heikkilä
(Helsinki), Caroline Macé (Leuven), Francesco Stella (Siena), and Paolo
Trovato (Ferrara).

Call for papers

For the second session, comprising 6-8 papers, the committee is now
making a call for theoretically and methodologically informed papers on:

-   Stemmatology in theory and practice
-   The Lachmannian approach (old and new)
-   From qualitative to quantitative methods
-   Quantitative methods applied to stemmatology
-   ‘Old’ vs. ‘New’ (or ‘Material’) Philology
-   The study of variants
-   Digital editing of texts from the manuscript age

Proposals should be submitted in the form of an abstract (max 800 words)
by the 15th February 2012. The planning committee and appointed referees
will review abstracts and select papers. The authors of the selected
papers will be notified of their status by the end of May 2012.

The official languages of the meeting are Italian and English.
Consequently, abstracts can be submitted in one of these two languages.
If your proposal is accepted and you plan to give your talk in Italian,
you are kindly requested to use English either in your handout or in
your Powerpoint slides. This would help participation in the final

Please note that talks should last no more than 35 minutes. 10 more
minutes will be available for questions. Make sure that people do have
time for questions at the end of your presentation (do not exceed 35

Submissions of abstracts and other enquiries

Please submit the abstract of your paper as a Word or PDF file to Dr.
Raffaele Cioffi <dphilology at gmail.com>. He will also help with general
enquiries about the meeting. The conference web site is available at the
URL http://www.filologiadigitale.it/.


Sala Convegni del Banco Popolare, Via San Cosimo 10, Verona.

There is no charge for attending the meeting. The meeting will extend
from lunch on Thursday 13 to lunch on Saturday 15 September.


Please see the list of hotels in central Verona, in Word or in PDF.

Unfortunately, we cannot by now guarantee the speakers in the call for
papers section any reimbursement for their travel and accommodation
expenses. Partial or full refund will depend upon availability of funds.

Planning committee

Maria Adele Cipolla
University of Verona

Marina Buzzoni
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Roberto Rosselli Del Turco
University of Torino

Odd Einar Haugen
University of Bergen

Roberto Rosselli Del Turco      roberto.rossellidelturco at unito.it
Dipartimento di Scienze         rosselli at ling.unipi.it
del Linguaggio                  Then spoke the thunder  DA
Universita' di Torino           Datta: what have we given?  (TSE)

  Hige sceal the heardra,     heorte the cenre,
  mod sceal the mare,       the ure maegen litlath.  (Maldon 312-3)

        Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:40:22 -0500
        From: Seth Denbo <sdenbo at gmail.com>
        Subject: IHR Seminar in Digital History - 6 December

*Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Digital History*

'Digital landscapes and Archaeology' Peter Rauxloh (Museum of London

Venue: ST276 (Stewart House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at

Time: Tuesday, 6 December, 5.15 pm GMT

The central theme of the seminar series, is how digital technologies have
enabled researchers into the past to gain new insights, new views and new
perspectives on their subject which would otherwise be missed. This
presentation will discuss such technologies in the context of two major
projects carried out by MOLA, and will consider how digital technologies
have effected the capture, manipulation and presentation of various types
of data concentrating on the spatial.

Peter Rauxloh is internationally known as a leading exponent of the use of
databases in archaeology. As Database and Geographic Information Systems
Development Manager for MOLA, Peter is responsible for providing strategic
direction on the exploitation of both these systems to ensure disciplined
data capture, validation, analysis and presentation so as to enable
holistic archaeological interpretation. He is also the author of the Locating
London's Past  http://locatinglondonspast.wordpress.com/ blog.


 The IHR Seminar in digital history is actively engaged in presenting and
discussing new methodologies which have been made possible through the
development of computational methods for the study of history. Further
information can be found on the IHR Seminar page at
http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/321.  Follow us on twitter
@IHRDigHist or join the mailing list for seminar announcements:

        Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 16:43:14 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: NEH Institute: Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps
        In-Reply-To: <CA+VvnxkLMAbeGPSHbxpzmC7q-t_BJREJ9KUtzr8gakqWyTOTEA at mail.gmail.com>

Summer 2012 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the SpatialHumanities
June 18-29, 2012

Call for Proposals:  Applications due Friday, February 3, 2012

The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities (VCSH), a multidisciplinary collaboration among Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), Florida State University, and West Virginia University, is pleased to announce an NEH Advanced Institute for summer 2012 designed to advance exploration of key topics in the spatial humanities. The institute will offer scholars the opportunity to discover the benefits of a spatial-analytical approach to humanities scholarship and to explore how to bend geo-spatial technologies, including GIS and Web 2.0 tools, to the needs of the humanities.  Two areas of emphasis will be spatial narratives and deep maps.  Fellows participating in the program will learn both by engaging with a variety of existing projects as well as through the production of a prototype project in collaboration with the VCSH team. Fellows also will have an opportunity to present their own work and to contribute to scholarly and Web products that result from the institute.

The institute will meet in Indianapolis from June 18 to 29, 2012 and will be administered by IUPUI’s Polis Center. It will draw upon a multidisciplinary faculty from the three collaborating institutions, as well as leading scholars in the field of spatial humanities from the US and UK, and will be supported technically by the advanced technology group of the Polis Center. The institute schedule will allow time for fellows to interact with the staff and to seek advice for their own projects or project ideas, but the primary focus will be on how to use geo-spatial technologies to enhance the narrative and analytical traditions of the humanities. The fellows will work with project staff to develop a prototype deep map to support multi-scalar and contingent analysis of problems of interests to humanists. To focus this work, the institute will explore the spatial contexts of American religion, using the Digital Atlas of American Religion, an NEH-supported project of VCSH, and the multi-faceted evidence from the Polis Center’s six-year study of the intersection of religion and urban culture in a mid-sized American city.

About the fellowships:
Up to 12 fellowships will be awarded to individuals or teams who demonstrate serious interest in the application of geo-spatialtechnologies to problems in the humanities. While scholars in all humanities disciplines are eligible to apply, we are especially interested in collaborating with those who have experience in one or more geo-spatial technologies as well as scholars who have thought about the spatial dimensions of American religion.

During the institute, fellows will explore central issues in the spatial humanities, including such topics as database structures and information architectures, interactive design, and collaborative research, while situating these concerns within the fields of American history and religious studies. Guest lecturers during the summer include Ian Gregory (historical GIS and digital humanities, Lancaster University), Anne Knowles (historical geography, Middlebury College), Katy Börner (informatics and advanced visualization, Indiana University), and Art Farnsley (sociology of religion, IUPUI), among others. Institute leaders are David Bodenhamer (history, IUPUI), John Corrigan (religious studies, Florida State), and Trevor Harris (geography, West Virginia University).

All fellows will participate in a two-week residency June 18-29 at IUPUI. The residency willinclude colloquia and working sessions in which participants collectively will develop project foundations and address relevant issues in spatial humanities. Fellows also will be provided the opportunity to present their own projects. Applicants need not be proficient with geo-spatial technologies but must demonstrate some level of engagement with them as well as with spatial questions and analyses. Evidence of the capacity for successful collaboration and for scholarly innovation is required. Fellowship awards will include a stipend of $3,000 for each participant, aswell as a travel allowance. Accommodation and meal costs will be the responsibility of each fellow, but the institute will seek to arrange low-cost housing for participants. We welcome scholars from all career levels, from advanced graduate student to full professor.

About the proposals:

Proposals should include the following:

·      Two to three-page statement of how participation in the institute will fit the scholarly and professional goals of the applicant.

·      One-page description of the applicant’s experience with geo-spatial technologies and spatial analysis.

·      Brief CV (maximum of three pages).

·      Letter of support from department chair for non-tenured faculty or from dissertation advisor for doctoral candidates.

Projects that articulate a clear understanding of the potential of spatial humanities and the problems associated with the use of geo-spatial technologies in humanities scholarship will be regarded favorably.
Electronic applications are required.  Submit to ddearth at iupui.edu<mailto:ddearth at iupui.edu>.

Deadline for applications: Friday, February 3, 2012. Fellowship recipients will be notified in mid April, 2012.

Questions may be directed to ddearth at iupui.edu<mailto:ddearth at iupui.edu>.

Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)

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