[Humanist] 24.702 events: Berlin Colloquium; InterFace 2011
Humanist Discussion Group
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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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 From: Markus Schnoepf <schnoepf at bbaw.de> (40)
Subject: Invitation to the First Berlin Colloquium on Digital
 From: Richard Lewis <richard.lewis at gold.ac.uk> (68)
Subject: InterFace 2011: 3rd International Symposium for Humanities
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
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
For further information, see the following website (currently under
Please send your questions and/or suggestions to:
digitalhumanities at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
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
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.
* 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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