[Humanist] 26.370 events: New Scholars; GIS; curation; music; industry-academic

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Oct 12 06:53:13 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 370.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>             (33)
        Subject: Registration open for Framing the Digital Curation
                Curriculum workshop

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (19)
        Subject: New Scholars in Digital Humanities

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (34)
        Subject: Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities: industry-
                academic interface

  [4]   From:    "Murrieta-Flores, Patricia" <p.murrieta-                  (20)
                flores at lancaster.ac.uk>
        Subject: GIS in the Digital Humanities: A free one day seminar

  [5]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (40)
        Subject: AISB Symposium on Music and Unconventional Computing

        Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:54:51 +0100
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>
        Subject: Registration open for Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum workshop

Please join us for a free one-day event which forms part of the ongoing 
work of DigCurV  http://www.digcur-education.org/  to design a 
Curriculum Framework in digital curation. The workshop will be held in 
Florence on 10th December 2012.

DigCurV presents this one-day free workshop which will take place on the 
periphery of the Online Heritage conference which is also taking place 
in Florence in December 2012.

The workshop will feature high profile expert guest speakers from the 
field of digital curation, as well as the opportunity to provide 
feedback on the development of the Curriculum Framework.

DigCurV brings together a network of partners to address the 
availability of vocational training needed to develop new skills that 
are essential for the long-term management of digital collections, including

	--How do we self-evaluate our skills and knowledge as digital curators 
to keep current in our field?
	--What training is required for those working in digital curation at 
the Practitioner, Manager and Executive levels?
	--What challenges are there in designing digital curation training?

To register visit http://digcurvdec2012.eventbrite.com/
To find out more about the event, visit 

Susan Schreibman, PhD
The Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

Email: susan.schreibman at gmail.com
Phone: 353 1 896 3694
Mobile: 353 86 049 1966


        Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:53:50 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: New Scholars in Digital Humanities

To mark and celebrate completion of each PhD in Digital Humanities, the 
Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), King's College London, has 
created a seminar series entitled "New Scholars in Digital Humanities". 
The first of these, sponsored jointly by the Arts and Humanities 
Research Institute (AHRI) at King's as part of its Interdisciplinary 
Seminar series, is to be given by Dr Luke Blaxill (History and DDH) on 2 
November, 6-8pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus. Dr Blaxill's 
title is, "Quantifying the language of British politics, 1880-1914". See 
for details.

All welcome.

Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
(www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/

        Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:24:46 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities: industry-academic interface

Limited spaces still available for 'Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities'.
Day two is now fully booked but a few spaces still available for the Day One Symposium and Day Three Workshops.

This exciting event is the first in a series of workshops targeting the industry-academic interface for identifying and realising the opportunities of the digital humanities. It is jointly organised by the two major digital humanities national infrastructures (the Digital Repository of Ireland-DRI and the Digital Humanities Observatory-DHO), and the largest semantic web research Institute (Digital Enterprise Research Institute- DERI, NUI Galway), together with a large-scale European digital infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities-DARIAH). The event will be held in Dublin and Maynooth, Ireland.

Limited places still available for :

Day 1: Tuesday 23rd October 2012,
The Importance of Digital Humanities, Case Studies in Action, and Academic-Public-Industry partnerships achieving more.
Venue: Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

Day 3: Thursday 25th October 2012
Skills Workshops: Data Visualisation, Data Modeling, and Linked Data.
Venue: Labs, NUI Maynooth

For registration and more information see the conference website: http://www.dri.ie/realising-opportunities-digital-humanities
Details of the Oct 15th skills workshops are available on this page: http://www.dri.ie/skills-workshops
And bios for our panel speakers have been linked to the full conference programme: http://www.dri.ie/programme

Please email dri at ria.ie<mailto:dri at ria.ie> if you have any questions or require additional information.

This workshop is jointly sponsored by:

Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI)
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO)
Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU)

Please forward this message to any contacts or lists who may be interested.


Rebecca Grant
Digital Archivist, Digital Repository of Ireland
Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson Street
Dublin 2

web: www.dri.ie http://www.dri.ie/
tel: 00353 1 609 0691
email: r.grant at ria.ie<mailto:r.grant at ria.ie>

www.ria.ie http://www.ria.ie/
The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann
Ireland's Academy for the sciences and humanities
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The Royal Irish Academy is subject to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 & 2003 and is compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Acts 1998 & 2003. For further information see our website www.ria.ie<http://www.ria.ie>

        Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:32:24 +0000
        From: "Murrieta-Flores, Patricia" <p.murrieta-flores at lancaster.ac.uk>
        Subject: GIS in the Digital Humanities: A free one day seminar

GIS in the Digital Humanities: A free one day seminar
Lancaster University
Friday 30th November, 2012

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly used by historians, archaeologists, literary scholars, classicists and others with an interest in humanities geographies. Take-up has been hampered by a lack of understanding of what GIS is and what it has to offer to these disciplines. This free workshop, sponsored by the European Research Council’sSpatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places project and hosted by Lancaster University, will provide a basic introduction to GIS both as an approach to academic study and as a technology. Its key aims are: To establish why the use of GIS is important to the humanities; to stress the key abilities offered by GIS, particularly the capacity to integrate, analyse and visualise a wide range of data from many different types of sources; to show the pitfalls associated with GIS and thus encourage a more informed and subtle understanding of the technology; and, to provide a basic overview of GIS software and data.


9:30   Registration
10:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:15 Session 1: Fundamentals of GIS from a humanities perspective.
11:45 Session 2: Case studies of the use of GIS in the humanities.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session 3: Getting to grips with GIS software and data.
15:30 Roundtable discussion – going further with GIS.
16:30 Close

Who should come?

The workshop is aimed at a broad audience including post-graduate or masters students, members of academic staff, curriculum and research managers, and holders of major grantsand those intending to apply for major grants.  Professionals in other relevant sectors interested in finding out about GIS applications are also welcome.  This workshop is only intended as an introduction to GIS, so will suit novices or those who want to brush up previous experience. It does not include any hands-on use of software – this will be covered in later events to be held 11-12th April and 15-18th July 2013.

How much will it cost?

The workshop is free of charge.  Lunch and refreshments are included. We do not provide accommodation but can recommend convenient hotels and B&Bs if required.

How do I apply?

Places are limited and priority will be given to those who apply early. As part of registering please include a brief description of your research interests and what you think you will gain from the workshop. This should not exceed 200 words.

For more details of this and subsequent events see: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/spatialhum/training.html. To register please email a booking form (attached or available from the website) to: I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk> who may also be contacted with informal enquiries.

        Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:44:58 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: AISB Symposium on Music and Unconventional Computing

CALL FOR PAPERS: 1st AISB Symposium on Music and Unconventional Computing

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of 
Behaviour (AISB) is pleased to announce the 1st AISB Symposium on Music 
and Unconventional Computing, to take place during the AISB Annual 
Convention 2013, University of Exeter, UK, April 2nd-5th 2013.


Research into unconventional, or nature-inspired, computing aims to 
uncover novel principles of efficient information processing and 
computation in physical, chemical and biological systems, to develop 
novel non-standard algorithms and computing architectures, and also to 
implement conventional algorithms in non-silicon, or wet, substrates.

Computers have been programmed to produce sounds as early as the 
beginning of the 1950’s. Nowadays, the computer is ubiquitous in many 
aspects of music, ranging from software for musical composition and 
production, to systems for distribution of music on the Internet. 
Therefore, it is likely that future developments in Computer Science 
will have an impact in music technology.

This workshop will discuss ways in which unconventional modes of 
computation may provide new directions for future developments in 
Computer Music.

You are welcome to join us to discuss and possibly shape the future of 
music technology.


Prof Eduardo Miranda
Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)
Plymouth University, UK.

Prof Andy Adamatzky,
Unconventional Computing Centre
University of the West of England, UK.

Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS
Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 (0)20 7848 2651

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