[Humanist] 26.288 events: classics; archaeology

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Sat Sep 8 09:40:56 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 288.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (29)
        Subject: VAST 2012: The 12th International Symposiumon Virtual
                Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK,19-
                21 November 2012

  [2]   From:    Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>                       (36)
        Subject: DCA Conference 2013 Call for Papers

  [3]   From:    Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>             (84)
        Subject: cfp: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

        Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:16:00 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: VAST 2012: The 12th International Symposiumon Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK,19-21 November 2012
        In-Reply-To: <8205bb10-e6ee-4278-b77a-d51bd98af5af at PORRIMA.university.brighton.ac.uk>

*VAST 2012: T**he 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality,
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage***

*Brighton, UK, 19-21 November 2012*


Digital technology has the potential to influence every aspect of the
cultural heritage environment. Archaeologists, heritage professionals
and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts, often
collaborate, but many unsolved problems remain.

The goal of VAST 2012 is to build on this open dialogue and explore the
entire pipeline of ICT in heritage from research to exploitation. The
conference not only focuses on the development of innovative solutions,
but will investigate the exploitation of computer science research by
the heritage community.

The organising committee is seeking papers in the following areas: *Data
acquisition and processing; metadata handling; presentation:
practitioners’ experience; and the economics of digital heritage*. Other
relevant works concerning the application of ICT to heritage are also

*_Deadline for papers: 23 September 2012_*


Corinna Hattersley-Mitchell
PA/Administrative Assistant to Prof David Arnold
Tel: (01273 64)2468
Cultural Informatics Research Group
W108 Watts Building
University of Brighton
Brighton BN2 4GJ

        Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:03:59 +0000
        From: Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>
        Subject: DCA Conference 2013 Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <5A0CAB50-FC8C-443B-BD98-DDCB09A36EC3 at unl.edu>


Word, Space, Time: Digital Perspectives on the Classical World
An interdisciplinary conference organized by the Digital Classics Association

University at Buffalo, SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14261, USA
April 5 - 6, 2013

Archaeological GIS, digital historical mapping, literary text mining, and other computational techniques are increasingly shaping how we understand classical antiquity. Digital methods are breaking down sub-disciplinary barriers, allowing literary scholars to more easily explore epigraphical inscriptions, archaeologists to place their findings on digital historical maps, and philosophers to explore style and argument with sophisticated search techniques. Digital tools also offer new ways to explain aspects of classical antiquity in the classroom and to the public at large.

The aim of the inaugural Digital Classics Association (DCA) conference is to provide a survey of current approaches to digital methods of research, teaching, and outreach across classical sub-disciplines, with the goals of further opening inter-disciplinary perspectives and establishing common objectives for digital research and education.

Abstracts are invited from professional and independent scholars, graduate students, educators, and digital developers who engage with emerging digital methods in any area of classical antiquity. Abstract submitters should indicate whether they wish to present a poster or deliver a paper on a panel. Poster sessions can be on any digital classics topic. Abstracts for panels should indicate which of the following topics they will address:

*        Historical mapping
*        Literary and linguistic text mining
*        Literary criticism and digital methods
*        Textual corpora and conventions
*        Visualizing the built environment and lived space (including GIS applications)

Authors of abstracts should show innovation in one or more of the following areas: digital methods bearing on new or existing research questions, digital theory, or education / outreach.

Abstracts are also invited for 1-hour hands-on workshops on any topic. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: GIS methods, linguistic graphing with R, linked data, literary topic modeling, and spatial visualization. Presenters can give a workshop in addition to a paper or poster, in which case two abstracts should be submitted.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words via the conference websitehttp://classics.buffalo.edu/events/dcaconference/, which also contains further information about the conference.
The abstract receipt deadline is December 14, 2012. The deadline for conference registration is February 15, 2013.

Confirmed speakers include:

*        Monica Berti (Tufts University, University of Rome Tor Vergata)
*        Marco Büchler (University of Leipzig; eTRACES)
*        Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo, SUNY; Tesserae Project)
*        Gregory Crane (Tufts University; Perseus)
*        Tom Elliott (New York University; Epidoc, Pleiades Project)
*        Matthew L. Jockers (University of Nebraska Lincoln; Stanford Literary Lab)
*        Walter Scheidel (Stanford University; Orbis)
*        Rebecca Schindler (DePauw University; Collaboratory for GIS and Mediterranean Archaeology)

Contact: dca2013 at buffalo.edu<mailto:dca2013 at buffalo.edu>

Katherine L. Walter
Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Professor and Chair, Digital Initiatives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
319 Love Library
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100 USA
kwalter1 at unl.edu<mailto:kwalter1 at unl.edu>

        Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 15:59:06 +0200
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>
        Subject: cfp: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin
        In-Reply-To: <5A0CAB50-FC8C-443B-BD98-DDCB09A36EC3 at unl.edu>

Dear colleagues,

Just a kind reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the Call for
Papers for the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin is still open until midnight
MET on Friday, September 14, 2012. Please refer to the original call below
for details and the website:  http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/cfp . We
would be grateful if you would forward this reminder to interested students
and colleagues.

We would also like to announce that Dr Gabriel Bodard (King’s College
London) will give the keynote talk with title “A View on Digital Classics
Collaboration: from a cacophony of epigraphic databases to a citizens' web
of inscriptions” on Tuesday, October 23 at 17:00 in the TOPOI Building

Best wishes,

Matteo Romanello
on the behalf of the Organising Committee

Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2012/2013: Call for Papers

(German version below)

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the newly established
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1], which will run for the first time in
the Winter Term 2012. This initiative, inspired by and connected to
London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2], is organised in
association with the German Archaeological Institute and the Excellence
Cluster TOPOI.

We invite submissions on research which employ digital methods, resources or
technologies in an innovative way in order to enable increased understanding
of the ancient world at large. Abstracts, either in English or in German, of
300-500 words max. (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded by
midnight MET on September 14, 2012 using the special submission form [3].

Themes may include digital text, linguistics technology, image processing
and visualisation, linked data and semantic web, open access, spatial and
network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital or quantitative
methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing the application of these
methods to individual projects, and particularly contributions which show
how the digital component can lead to crossing disciplinary boundaries and
answer new research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to
classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as information
scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant
to at least one of these fields.

Seminars will run fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:00-18:30) starting in 
October 2012 in the TOPOI Building Dahlem [4], hosted by the Excellence 
Cluster TOPOI. The full programme will be finalised and announced in late 
September. It is planned to grant an allowance to speakers for travelling 
and accommodation costs. Further details will be available once the program 
is finalised.

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit
[4] http://www.topoi.org/buildings/

Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2012/2013: Call for Papers

Das neu gegründete Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1], das erstmals im
Wintersemester 2012/13 stattfinden wird, freut sich den Call for Papers
bekannt zu geben. Diese Seminarreihe orientiert sich an dem Digital
Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2] in London und wird unter anderem
von dem Deutschen Archäologischen Institut  und dem Excellenzcluster TOPOI
und in Berlin veranstaltet.

Sie sind herzlich dazu eingeladen, Vorschläge zu Beiträgen einzureichen,
welche die innovative Anwendung moderner digitaler Methoden, Ressourcen und
Techniken in den Altertumswissenschaften thematisieren. Vorschläge in
deutscher oder englischer Sprache im Umfang von 300-500 Wörtern (ohne
bibliographische Angaben) können bis 14. September 2012 über die unten
genannte Webseite hochgeladen werden [3].

Die Vorträge können folgende Themenbereich adressieren: digitale Texte,
sprachwissenschaftliche Technologien, Bildverarbeitung und Visualisierung,
Linked Data und Semantic Web, Open Access, Raum- und Netzwerk-Analyse und
andere digitale oder statistische Methoden. Besonders werden dabei
Vorschläge begrüßet, aus denen hervorgeht, wie dank der Anwendung digitaler
Methoden fachübergreifende Fragen beantwortet werden können. Die im Seminar
präsentierten Inhalten sollten sowohl Philologen, Historiker und
Archäologen als auch Informationswissenschaftler und andere
Geisteswissenschaftler mit Interesse an den genannten Fragestellungen

Die Seminare werden alle 14 Tage dienstagabends um 17.00 - 18.30 Uhr im
Hörsaal des TOPOI-Hauses in Berlin-Dahlem stattfinden [4]. Das vollständige
Programm wird Ende September bekannt gegeben. Es ist geplant, Vortragende
bei der Finanzierung der Reise- und Unterkunftskosten zu unterstützen.
Nähere Details hierzu werden bei Veröffentlichung des Programm mitgeteilt.

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit
[4] http://www.topoi.org/buildings/

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