[Humanist] 25.516 events: reading; archives; text-analysis; spatial narrative

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Tue Nov 29 07:30:41 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 516.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl>     (87)
        Subject: Interedition: CFP Bootcamp #9 - Text Analysis

  [2]   From:    Milena Dobreva <milena.dobreva at gmail.com>                 (30)
        Subject: Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives

  [3]   From:    "Bodenhamer, David J" <intu100 at iupui.edu>                 (82)
        Subject: NEH Institute: Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps

  [4]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (52)
        Subject: cfp: E-reading: an Interdisciplinary Symposium

        Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:42:11 +0100
        From: Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl>
        Subject: Interedition: CFP Bootcamp #9 - Text Analysis
        In-Reply-To: <CAHjhVj5szV6tRFtDQBE2ErKezfnMar9dMtCn7VqTu66JzP3uqw at mail.gmail.com>

Please circulate widely...

Interedition 9th Bootcamp: 11 - 14 January 2012

Interedition invites all interested to participate in the upcoming
Development Bootcamp, which will take place from 11 to 14 January at the
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  The bootcamps are intended for the
development of prototypes for interoperable 'microservice' tools for text
scholarship and digital editions.

The work of previous bootcamps have focused on collation, transcription,
and annotation of texts; the goal of this bootcamp is to encourage the
development of prototypes for text analysis. One of the most exciting
directions of digital text edition lies in the question of the innovative
lines of research that might be taken when all the textual data is
digitized, annotated, collated, and checked. Examples include:

* Discourse analysis
* Linked data
* Stemmatology
* Stylistics
* ...

Each of these has been incorporated into one or more existing critical
edition, but there are at present very few tools available that might be
shared between edition projects. There is an acute need for better
interoperability of the tools we have, and for the development of new tools
that are designed from the ground up with the principles of
interoperability in mind.

During this bootcamp Interedition seeks to bring together scholars and
developers working on any sort of text analysis for digital edition, to
discuss their lines of approach, the tools they are using, and possible
points of interoperability and interchange of data.  The primary objective,
as with all bootcamps, is the development of prototypes that put the
results of our discussions to work.  Another important objective is to give
developers and early stage researchers an opportunity to meet and share
their own projects and experiences with tool interoperability in textual

COST Action IS0704 'Interedition' is offering bursaries to early stage
researchers (< Ph.D. + 10 years) and developers that want to join the
bootcamp. The bursaries will consist of an €100 per diem allowance and
will cover full travel expenses, subject to caps. A limited number of
bursaries are available to participants from outside the member countries
of Interedition. [1]

If you are interested in participating in the bootcamp, please send an
email to joris.van.zundert-AT-huygensinstituut.knaw.nl<http://joris.van.zundert-at-huygensinstituut.knaw.nl/>by
**14 December
2011**. You don't need an intricate motivation, but please state your
affiliation, and add a very short (certainly not more than 200 words)
description of your current or related development work in digital
humanities. Attendance throughout the bootcamp is expected, but in certain
circumstances a shorter attendance may be negotiated.

Wednesday 11 January
 - Introduction of participants and projects
 - Introduction to existing tools for text analysis
 - Division of Tasks/Labor
Thursday 12 January
 - Hacking
 - Documentation of the day's work
Friday 13 January
 - Hacking
 - Documentation of the day's work
Saturday 14 January
 - Unconference on participants' projects
 - Documentation
 - Discussion of future possibilities for further cooperation

Interedition (http://www.interedition.eu) is a COST (http://www.cost.eu)
funded Action whose objective is to further the interoperability of tools
in digital scholarship. Interedition is raising the awareness of the
importance of interoperability as a major driver for sustainability for
tools and data in the field of digital scholarship. This activity takes two
forms: firstly, meetings in which researchers in digital scholarship can
network their knowledge of tools and the possibilities for their
interoperability; secondly, the development of proof-of-concept
implementations of interoperable tools. These proof-of-concept tools are
the focus of Interedition's periodic bootcamps, which offer the open source
development community in the humanities opportunities to meet, network, and
exchange knowledge.

The bootcamp and think tank are organized through the kind efforts of:
 - Caroline Macé (KU Leuven)
 - Tara Andrews (KU Leuven)

[1] Member countries include Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, F.Y.R.
Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.


        Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:25:26 +0000
        From: Milena Dobreva <milena.dobreva at gmail.com>
        Subject: Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives
        In-Reply-To: <CAHjhVj5szV6tRFtDQBE2ErKezfnMar9dMtCn7VqTu66JzP3uqw at mail.gmail.com>

Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives: Towards a New
Research and Policy Agenda

The Central European University invite applicants for an intensive
one-week summer session in Budapest from 2 July-6 July, 2012.

This course has been developed to meet the specific needs of
established professionals looking to deepen their impact on policy
issues related to digitital archives. The creation of a diverse
coalition of experts is an envisioned goal of the course.
Practitioners from the field of archives, research, law and policy
making are encouraged to apply.

The course deals with the contemporary complexities of accessibility
and the long-term preservation of archival material within
institutional settings. It will explore the driving/prohibitive role
of IPR and various implications of the regulation of digital material:
Will access to primary sources become the luxury of the few under a
new type of digital divide? Do we have evidential data of the market
value of digitised archival collections? What kind of policy agenda
will ensure the future availability of cultural heritage content? What
kind of strategy will guarantee that archives within the digital
European single market are sustainable? The course will consist of
intensive teaching sessions and participants will be expected to
prepare a paper in advance for presentation purposes.

Please note that places are limited to 30 participants and offered on
a competitive basis. This summer course is able to offer a limited
amount of grants. Applicants will be asked to explain what their
engagement with archival material is and what particular
policy-related issues they consider most challenging. The deadline for
application is February 15, 2012.

For further information and to apply, please visit the CEU Summer
University website: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/node/350

        Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:14:18 +0000
        From: "Bodenhamer, David J" <intu100 at iupui.edu>
        Subject: NEH Institute: Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps
        In-Reply-To: <CAHjhVj5szV6tRFtDQBE2ErKezfnMar9dMtCn7VqTu66JzP3uqw at mail.gmail.com>

Summer 2012 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the Spatial Humanities
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-spatial technologies 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 will include 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, as well 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.

David J. Bodenhamer
Executive Director and Professor
The Polis Center at IUPUI
1200 Waterway Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

        Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:28:22 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: cfp: E-reading: an Interdisciplinary Symposium
        In-Reply-To: <CAHjhVj5szV6tRFtDQBE2ErKezfnMar9dMtCn7VqTu66JzP3uqw at mail.gmail.com>

-----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Galey [mailto:alan.galey at utoronto.ca] 

E-reading: an Interdisciplinary Symposium
31 March 2012, Massey College, University of Toronto

This symposium, a collaboration between the University of Toronto 
graduate program in Book History and Print Culture, and a new, online 
publication, The Toronto Review of Books, invites papers that consider 
the practice of e-reading, both as an activity and an idea. E-reading 
tends to provoke either dismay or enthusiasm from its critics, but this 
symposium aims for clear-eyed assessments that address both the 
potential gains and losses of a practice that is rapidly growing in 
popularity around the world.

With an interdisciplinary and cross-period scope, this symposium seeks 
to give e-reading a history that accounts for the continuities and 
discontinuities the practice shares with the ancient tradition of 
reading a wide a variety of materials, including paper, papyrus, 
parchment, and other media. Scholars working on periods both before and 
after the rise of virtual media are therefore equally encouraged to 
submit proposals that address what might be called the "long history" of 
e-reading. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

-    Digital reading in humanities scholarship: materials, methods, and 
-    The profits of e-reading, financial and intellectual
-    Economies of e-reading: the corporate ownership of e-texts, 
copyright and the cost of e-books
-    Pedagogy and e-reading: the fate of bibliographic skills
-    Online literacies: attention span, short form, bots, and 
e-readingemail, texting, e-reading, and the history of correspondence
-    From Socrates to WikiLeaks: memorization, data, and electronic memory
-    Scanning: fast reading and slow reading
-    eReaders: the materiality of e-reading
-    Screens and reading
-    eDesign
-    The long history of mobile reading and travel
-    Precursors to virtual reading: visions and reading
-    Marginalia, reading out loud, and blog comments: the long history 
of private reading in public
-    Facebook and reading
-    Digital literacies in developing countries
-    Animation, interaction, and reading: illustrated e-books
-    Internet/book/e-book: the fate of bookwork in e-landscapes
-    E-books, e-readers, and fashion
-    Time and e-reading

Papers should be delivered in English and should not exceed 20 minutes'
oral presentation in length. Please send proposals of approximately 250 
words, alongwith institutional and departmental affiliation, to 
bhpc2011 at gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is 20 December 2011.

Alan Galey
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

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