[Humanist] 26.400 events: undergrad DH; computational linguistics; data publication

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Fri Oct 19 16:39:02 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 400.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Katherine Singer <ksinger at mtholyoke.edu>                  (74)
        Subject: CFP for Panel on "The Future of Undergraduate Digital
                Humanities" at DH2013

  [2]   From:    "Alexander Gelbukh (CICLing-2013)"                        (32)
                <cfp2013a at cicling.org>
        Subject: CFP: CICLing 2013 - NLP - Greece - Springer LNCS

  [3]   From:    "Lorna M. Hughes" <lmh at llgc.org.uk>                       (47)
        Subject: Data Publication and Linked Data in the Humanities

        Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:51:37 -0700
        From: Katherine Singer <ksinger at mtholyoke.edu>
        Subject: CFP for Panel on "The Future of Undergraduate Digital Humanities" at DH2013

CFP:  "The Future of Undergraduate Digital Humanities," a panel for Digital
Humanities 2013 - July 16-19, Lincoln, Nebraska

With the increasing number of digital humanities job listings, postdoctoral
fellowships, and graduate programs as well as the swell in digital
pedagogy, it seems an opportune time to think closely about how the digital
humanities will shape undergraduate education. New jobs and fellowships
presuppose undergraduates who have been and will be introduced to
conversations of the digital humanities as well as humanities faculty who
will teach them.  Because such infrastructures are still very much in flux,
the digital humanities in undergraduate education is an area that scholars
have only recently made inroads into seriously debating (Brier 2012; Reid
2012; Davis and Alexander 2012). This panel considers how our notions of
the digital’s role in the humanities might be recalibrated if we make
undergraduate education a more central preoccupation. Building on recent,
compelling discussions of infrastructure and curriculum for digital
humanities graduate programs (Clement 2010; Thaller et al., 2012; Boggs et
al., 2012) as well as roundtables on alternative careers (Nowviskie 2011),
dynamic new constellations for undergraduate education are emerging from
the interactions among new computational methods, classroom spaces,
reimagined curricula, and alternative career paths for college graduates.

More than simply creating students to enroll in new graduate programs,
introducing the methods of the digital humanities to undergraduates
provides opportunities for them to do something traditionally reserved for
students in the sciences: original, collaborative research (Blackwell and
Martin 2009; Norcia 2008). Working individually or as entire classes,
students can experiment with new methods as they are being developed
concomitantly by scholars, creating knowledge via new analyses and new
approaches. Moreover, digital humanities has arguably brought discussions
of pedagogy back to the forefront of academics discussions, with online
journals such as Hybrid Pedagogy  http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/  and The
Journal of Interactive Pedagogy and
Technology http://ojs.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/itcp ,
Brett D. Hirsch’s forthcoming collection Digital Humanities Pedagogy:
Practices, Principles, Politics (2012), multiple panels on digital pedagogy
at the 2012 MLA (Harris 2012; Berens and Croxall 2012) and a digital
pedagogy unconference at the 2013 MLA (Croxall and Koh 2013), Brown’s
seminar on TEI and pedagogy (2012), a dedicated track at recent Digital
Humanities Summer Institutes (Harris, Sayers, and Jakacki 2012; Jakacki
2013) and several poster presentations at recent Digital Humanities
Conferences (Bonsignore et al., 2011; Harris 2011; Singer 2012; Croxall

This roundtable seeks to broaden and deepen current debates about both the
role of digital humanities in an undergraduate education and the
possibilities for pedagogy, as digital praxis, to alter how we organize and
teach undergraduate students.

Questions that panelists might consider include the following:

   - What are best practices for project-based, research approaches in the
   undergraduate classroom?
   - What are the most important trends and practices in digital pedagogy
   across disciplines?
   - What departmental / university infrastructure and support are
   necessary for a digital humanities undergraduate curriculum?
   - Should undergraduate digital humanities work primarily consist of a
   computational means of studying humanities or a means of studying digital
   - Is digital humanities a methodology or a topic of study? How can the
   two approaches be best integrated in the undergraduate classroom?
   - How do we integrate both digital humanities as a computational praxis
   and also digital culture as a topic of study (Reid 2012)?
   - How do we redesign curricula to incorporate both dh courses and
   incursions into traditional disciplines?
   - How might we envision curricula to be redesigned in the future with
   digital tools and digital critical thinking in mind?
   - Is digital humanities something that should be based within particular
   departments? Or is it something that should be taught across
allhumanities undergraduate departments?
   - How can we prepare students for work at the graduate level?
   - How does digital pedagogy sit under the big tent of digital humanities?

Please send proposals of 250 words or less to Kate
Singer<ksinger at mtholyoke.edu>and Brian
Croxall <brian.croxall at emory.edu> by Friday, 26 October 2012.

Kate Singer, Assistant Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College
Brian Croxall, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow and Emerging Technologies
Librarian, Emory University

        Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:48:12 +0000
        From: "Alexander Gelbukh (CICLing-2013)" <cfp2013a at cicling.org>
        Subject: CFP: CICLing 2013 - NLP - Greece - Springer LNCS

        CICLing 2013

        14th International Conference on 
        Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

        Samos, Greece

        March 24-30, 2013

        Springer LNCS


        All topics related with computational
        linguistics, natural language processing,
        human language technologies, information
        retrieval, etc.

        LNCS - Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
        poster session: special issue of a journal

        Sophia Ananiadou, Walter Daelemans, 
        Roberto Navigli, Michael Thelwall

        Three days of cultural activities: 
        tours to Ephesus, Samos, and nearby islands

        Best paper, best student paper,
        best presentation, best poster, best software

        November 30: registration of tentative abstract,
        December 7: full text of registered papers

See complete CFP and contact on www.CICLing.org/2013

This message is sent in good faith of its usefulness for you 
as an NLP researcher. If this is an error, kindly let me know.

Alexander Gelbukh

        Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:47:09 +0100
        From: "Lorna M. Hughes" <lmh at llgc.org.uk>
        Subject: Data Publication and Linked Data in the Humanities

Data Publication and Linked Data in the Humanities

November 12th, 2012, 09:30-16:30
Council Chamber, National Library of Wales

About the event
Leading figures from the digital humanities, libraries and archives 
community will address the major challenges in transferring recent 
developments in the Semantic Web from research laboratories into the 
real world of humanities research. The term "linked data" covers a set 
of principles and approaches for publishing, sharing and linking data 
over the Web, in particular by using semantic web technologies. 
Humanities researchers have access to a great deal of digital material, 
whether produced by other researchers or by digitisation programmes in 
archives and museums. However, even when these resources are accessible 
over the Web, they are often held in dispersed, individual silos that 
are difficult to access in an integrated fashion because of the variety 
of formats, vocabularies and standards employed to represent them. Such 
resources would be much more useful to scholars if they could be linked 
up and explored as a single rich data landscape.

The seminar will investigate how linked data could serve the digital 
arts and humanities by bringing together international experts in the 
semantic web to discuss existing approaches in the digital arts and 

This workshop is co-organised by the National Library of Wales and 
King’s College, London, and funded by JISC.

There is no charge to attend the workshop, however, registration is 
essential by sending e-mail to Angharad Medi Lewis at NLW: amj at llgc.org.uk


09:30 Coffee and arrival
10:00 Welcome by the Lorna Hughes, NLW and Mark Hedges, KCL
10:10 Jane Stevenson, University of Manchester
10:30 Dominic Oldman, British Museum
11:00 Christian Emil Ore, University of Oslo
11:30 Coffee
12:00 Leif Isaksen, University of Southampton
12:30 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Sebastian Rahtz, University of Oxford
14:30 Mark Hedges, King’s College, London
15:00 Gill Hamilton, National Library of Scotland
15:30 Discussion
16:30 Tea

Professor Lorna M. Hughes

University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru    National Library of Wales

Lorna.Hughes at llgc.org.uk    Ffôn / Phone 01970 632 499


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