[Humanist] 25.347 events: TEI; DHSI; metadata; the novel

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Wed Oct 5 07:53:14 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 347.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Devin Griffiths <devingr at sas.upenn.edu>                   (61)
        Subject: DH Panel at ACLA

  [2]   From:    Seth van Hooland <svhoolan at ulb.ac.be>                     (38)
        Subject: Free your Metadata!

  [3]   From:    Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>                 (11)
        Subject: TEI workshop at Brown: space still available

  [4]   From:    "Dana Wheeles" <dw6h at cms.mail.virginia.edu>               (31)
        Subject: NINES Fellowships for DHSI 2012

        Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 10:42:02 -0400
        From: Devin Griffiths <devingr at sas.upenn.edu>
        Subject: DH Panel at ACLA

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to alert the list to a panel at next year's ACLA 
conference (at Brown), which addresses digital perspectives on the 
novel.  The ACLA panel structure is a bit unusual in that they consist 
of twelve presenters who meet for two hours a day each of the three days 
of the conference -- almost like a workshop.  I've pasted a description 
of the panel below.  If you're interested, please apply directly to the 
organizers here  http://acla.org/acla2012/?page_id=45  
(http://acla.org/acla2012/?page_id=45) by Nov. 15.  Megan and I look 
forward to seeing you in Providence.

Devin Griffiths

    Digital Perspectives on the World of the Novel

*Seminar Organizers:*

  * Megan Ward (Point Park University), Devin Griffiths (University of
    Pennsylvania )

This panel explores how new technologies change the way we think about 
the novel.

The world of the novel includes the imaginative world within the text, 
traditionally analyzed through close-reading of particular texts.  
Digital technologies allow for greater breadth of analysis but may also 
call into question focused readings of individual novels.  How do 
networks, visualizations, or phrase nets, for instance, reinterpret 
literary world-making -- within texts and between them?  The world of 
the novel also recognizes the novel as a world system.  How can digital 
perspectives help us understand what Wai Chee Dimock calls "the broader 
constellation" of the novel across the timescales and geopolitical 
boundaries that constitute literary periods and fields of inquiry?  And 
how do comparative methods transform the tools of digital humanism from 
technologies of "distant reading," in Franco Moretti's description, into 
tools of "thick reading" that find increased particularity and depth 
through broader analysis?  Tools such as Google's n-gram viewer can 
chart fictions of catastrophe in historical perspective, but how do 
charts and graphs constitute objects of critical inquiry?  How can 
text-mining and computational linguistics provide access to, rather than 
foreclose, the modes of textual, cultural, and historical engagement 
that drive contemporary scholarship?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  * Digital Comparativism,
  * Geographic Information and World Systems,
  * Text Mining,
  * Comparative Analysis,
  * The Informatics of Global Textual Flows,
  * Network Analysis,
  * Comparative Stylistics,
  * Digital Piracy,
  * The Novel and Hacktivism,
  * The E-Novel,
  * The New Media Novel,
  * The Novel as Social Network

Devin Griffiths
Post-Doctoral Fellow
English Department
University of Pennsylvania
331 Fisher-Bennet Hall
3340 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6273
215.573.7323; fax 215.573.2063

        Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 19:43:29 +0200
        From: Seth van Hooland <svhoolan at ulb.ac.be>
        Subject: Free your Metadata!

Dear colleagues,

Looking for hands-on information on how to clean up your metadata and 
bring them into the Linked Data cloud? We have just launched 
http://freeyourmetadata.org, which aims to promote the use of Google 
Refine by curators, librarians, cataloguers, metadata managers and 
collection holders at large to reconcile their own locally developed 
with controlled vocabularies which are already a part of the Linked Data 
cloud, such as the LCSH. We only make use of freely available metadata 
and non-expert tools, in order to stimulate semantic web novices to 
start playing with their own metadata.  

Currently, the website features a detailed screencast on the metadata 
profiling and clean-up possibilities of Google Refine, by using the 
metadata from the Powerhouse Museum: 
http://freeyourmetadata.org/cleanup/. The screencast regarding the 
reconciliation of a locally developed vocabulary (or even free-text 
keywords) with the LCSH will be published shortly on the website.   

In-depth information regarding the cleaning of metadata and the 
reconciliation process with the LCSH can be found in our research paper, 
downloadable at 

We will be giving talks in Europe in November (see 
http://freeyourmetadata.org/join/), and are currently busy setting up 
dates for some workshops in the US and Canada in February-March-April 
2012. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to co-organize a 
workshop/tutorial at your institution or conference, we'll be more than 
happy to help you free your metadata!

Kind regards,

Ruben Verborgh (Multimedia Lab, Ghent University)
Max De Wilde (MaSTIC, UniversitE9 Libre de Bruxelles)
Seth van Hooland (MaSTIC, UniversitE9 Libre de Bruxelles)

Seth van Hooland
Master en Sciences et Technologies de l'Information et de la 
Communication (MaSTIC) | UniversitE9 Libre de Bruxelles
Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50 CP 123  | 1050 Brussels - Belgium
0032 2 650 4765
Office: DC11.113

        Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 14:09:23 -0400
        From: Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: TEI workshop at Brown: space still available

There's still space available in our upcoming workshop:

Introduction to Manuscript Encoding with TEI
December 5-7, 2011
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
$300 for TEI members and subscribers
$450 for non-members

This is an introduction to the basics of TEI and XML, with a special  
focus on the use of TEI to encode manuscript materials. A rough  
schedule is available at http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/mss_2011-12/

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes, Julia

        Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:16:01 -0400
        From: "Dana Wheeles" <dw6h at cms.mail.virginia.edu>
        Subject: NINES Fellowships for DHSI 2012

Announcing NINES Fellowships for DHSI 2012.

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria 
(dhsi.org) provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about 
new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, 
dissemination, and preservation in different disciplines.

As a sponsor for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2012, NINES 
is offering five tuition-free slots to scholars of nineteenth-century 
literature and culture interested in the digital humanities. Tuition at DHSI 
usually costs $950 (student rate $500).

Anticipated course offerings for this year’s workshop (June 4-8) include:

     Text Encoding Fundamentals and Their Application
     Digitization Fundamentals and Their Application
     Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists
     Multimedia: Design for Visual, Auditory, and Interactive Electronic 
     Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities
     Physical Computing and Desktop Fabrication for Humanists
     Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
     Creating Digital Humanities Projects for the Mobile Environment
     Designing RESTful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)
     Digital Humanities Databases
     Augmented Reality: An Introduction
     Issues in Large Project Planning and Management
     Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities
     Digital Editions

More information about these courses, and the Summer Institute itself, can 
be found at the DHSI website (dhsi.org).


Send a 1-2 page description of your research interests, their relationship 
to digital technologies and your reasons for wanting to attend the DHSI 
summer school to workshops at nines.org by October 26, 2010.

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