[Humanist] 24.702 events: Berlin Colloquium; InterFace 2011

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 702.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Markus Schnoepf <schnoepf at bbaw.de>                        (40)
        Subject: Invitation to the First Berlin Colloquium on Digital

  [2]   From:    Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>                  (68)
        Subject: InterFace 2011: 3rd International Symposium for Humanities
                and Technology

        Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:02:05 +0100
        From: Markus Schnoepf <schnoepf at bbaw.de>
        Subject: Invitation to the First Berlin Colloquium on Digital Humanities

Research in the humanities is being shaped more and more by digital  
technology. This has led to new results, methods and forms of  
publication, with many of the teaching and research facilities in the  
Berlin area playing a leading role in these developments. Researchers  
from both the humanities and the computer sciences are now working  
together in interdisciplinary teams. Yet it still remains uncertain  
how digital research and the related digital forms of publication and  
technological developments will be positioned within the framework of  
academic research, and how these contributions can be adequately  
recognized. In most of the disciplines in the humanities, the problems  
relating to digital data processing are similar and an exchange  
regarding methods and technologies is beginning to emerge.

To enable systematic reflection on these developments and to establish  
a framework for their elaboration, a colloquium will take place in  
Berlin and Brandenburg once per month during the academic year. This  
colloquium aims to inform researchers from the various disciplines of  
the humanities and computer sciences about the progress and goals of  
the implementation of digital technology for research.

The first meeting will take place on:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 18:30h

at the: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Boltzmannstraße 44
14195 Berlin

Jürgen Renn (Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of  
"Digital Publication and Open Access"

Gerd Grasshoff (Professor for the History of Science (Antiquity) at  
the Humboldt University in Berlin
"Digital Data in a Scholarly World"

Registration is not required. Discussions will take place in English  
or German

For further information, see the following website (currently under  

supported by

Please send your questions and/or suggestions to:
digitalhumanities at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Markus Schnoepf

        Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:21:09 +0000
        From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk>
        Subject: InterFace 2011: 3rd International Symposium for Humanities andTechnology


With apologies for cross posting.

InterFace 2011 -- 27-29 July 2011, University College London

InterFace is a symposium for humanities and technology. In 2011 it is
being jointly hosted by colleges across London and will be an
invaluable opportunity for participants to visit this active hub of
digital scholarship and practice.

The symposium aims to foster collaboration and shared understanding
between scholars in the humanities and in computer science, especially
where their efforts converge on exchange of subject matter and
method. With a focus on the interests and concerns of Ph.D students
and early career researchers, the programme will include networking
activities, opportunities for research exposition, and various
training and workshop activities.

A core component of the programme will be a lightning talks session
in which each participant will make a two-minute presentation on their
research. The session will be lively and dynamic. Each presentation
must be exactly two minutes long, making use of necessary,
interesting, appropriate, or entertaining visual or sound aids, and
condensing a whole Ph.D's worth of ideas and work into this short

Participants will be able to join workshops in:

 * social network analysis;
 * bibliographic software;
 * data visualisation;
 * linked data.

There will be talks on:

 * user studies and social research;
 * discourse analysis in science and technology;
 * how to get your work published;
 * how to apply for research funding.

There will also be two keynote talks given by speakers whose work
marks the leading edge of technology in scholarship and practice. The
speakers will be:

 * Steven Scrivener (University of Arts London)
   Design research and creative production

 * Melissa Terras (UCL)
   Digitisation of cultural heritage and image processing

Finally, the symposium will conclude with an unconference; a
participatory, collaborative, and informal event in which the form and
content is decided on by participants as it unfolds and in which
discussion and production is emphasised over presentation and
analysis. Participants may wish to share their own skills, learn a new
skill, establish and develop a collaborative project, or hold a
focused discussion.

We are now seeking applications for participation in
InterFace. Applications are encouraged from Ph.D students and early
career researchers in all humanities and computing disciplines. The
key component of your application will be a 150-word abstract for your
proposed lightning talk.

You can submit your application here:


The deadline for applications is Friday 25 February 2011.

The committee will select participants from among the applications
received and successful applicants will be informed on Monday 4
April 2011. If your application is accepted, you will then be invited
to register. A participation fee will be charged to cover costs of
lunches, refreshments, venue, and speakers. This fee will be £35.

Key Dates:

 * Friday 25 February  Deadline for applications
 * Friday  1 April     Notification of successful applications
 * Monday 18 April     Deadline for registration for successful applicants
 * Monday 27 July      InterFace 2011 begins

We look forward to receiving your application.

The InterFace 2011 Committee
enquiries at interface2011.org.uk

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