[Humanist] 27.338 events: sustainability for historians; memory; methods & communication; CS and the humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Sep 13 09:55:28 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 338.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (68)
        Subject: cfp: sustainability for history

  [2]   From:    "Catherine O'Brien" <catherine.obrien at tcd.ie>             (93)
        Subject: Downstream from the Digital Humanities: Digital Methods and
                the Scholarly Communications Ecosystem, A NeDimah Working
                Paper Meeting

  [3]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (35)
        Subject: Cheltenham Festival: on memory

  [4]   From:    "Jaskot, Paul" <PJASKOT at depaul.edu>                       (17)
        Subject: Call for Papers: 8th Annual Chicago DH Conference (deadline

        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:21:40 +0100
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: cfp: sustainability for history

Applications open for Five Solutions: Digital Sustainability for Historians
Five Solutions to What?

 Historical scholarship is increasingly digital; and yet we do not have an
agreed form of best practices for ensuring that digital scholarship
lasts. *Five Solutions* is looking for five scholars able to outline a solution to the
issues of sustainability now facing historians. This one day workshop asks
participants to give a 15  http://www.blogger.com/null minute presentation
outlining practical solutions to one of five challenges, with the resources
and expertise of an ordinary working historian in mind.  These
presentations will form the basis for a one day workshop on practical
strategies for digital sustainability.  The presentations can be based on
your own experience and ideas, or can be taken on as a research project. We
will work with all participants to ensure that the final presentations are
both technically workable and illustrated with the most appropriate

 Accepted participants will each receive a *£350 honorarium.**

 The Five Themes

 The following five themes are designed to get you started, but if you have
other ideas, we’d love to hear about it. Each theme should be approached
with the ordinary working historian in mind.

 1.     Preserving research data for the future
 2.     Curating an enduring professional online persona
 3.     Paying project costs after the money runs out
 4.     Capturing and documenting the expertise of temporary staff
 5.     Strategies for working together on larger projects

 Who Should Apply?

 We’re looking for people with passion. Scholars old or young, university
students of any level, librarians, archivists, developers, designers,
system administrators, or anyone who considers themselves a historian at
heart. No specific qualifications or prior experience required - just an
interest in helping academia find solutions to organizational and
technological challenges facing the sustainability of our digital projects.

 What do I have to do?

 Figure out a solution, of course! Once you’ve come up with your solution,
you’ll share your work in two ways:

 1.     A 15-minute presentation of your solution at a one-day conference
in London, UK on the *28th of November 2013 *at the Institute of Historical

 2.     A 1500-2000 word peer-reviewed tutorial outlining your solution to
be published in the *spring of 2014* in the *Programming Historian 2 *and
distributed as part of ‘IHR Digital’.

 All tutorials will be peer-reviewed and released under a Creative Commons
CC-BY license. Participants will have the full support of an editor at
the *Programming
Historian 2* who will provide guidance for writing an effective, practical

 Evidence of previous work with technical writing or a willingness to
learn, as well as a strong command of the English language are a bonus.

 How do I apply?

 By *8 October 2013* send a two-page C.V. and a brief email to
adam.crymble at kcl.ac.uk (subject line: Five Solutions) addressing the
following questions:

 1.     What theme would you like to tackle? (Use one of our suggestions or
come up with your own.)
 2.     Give us an idea of how you plan to solve this issue, or where you
intend to look for a solution (max 200 words)
 3.     What skills or experiences make you the ideal person for the task?

 We apologize in advance, but we are limited to five scholars.

 * Our funding restrictions allow honorariums for UK-based participants
only, though we are happy to receive applications from those abroad who
have access to their own travel funding and who would like to participate.

*Supported by:*

* The Software Sustainability Institute
* AHRC Theme Leader Fellowship for its Digital Transformations Theme
* The Institute of Historical Research
* The Programming Historian

Adam Crymble
adam.crymble at kcl.ac.uk

        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:14:53 +0100
        From: "Catherine O'Brien" <catherine.obrien at tcd.ie>
        Subject: Downstream from the Digital Humanities: Digital Methods and the Scholarly Communications Ecosystem, A NeDimah Working Paper Meeting

Downstream from the Digital Humanities: Digital Methods and the Scholarly
Communications Ecosystem

A NeDimah Working Paper Meeting

15-16 May 2014, Zadar, Croatia

Call for Participation

While it is clear that some of the barriers to more widespread acceptance
and proliferation of digital methods in humanities research are internal to
the community, others are not.  Scholars must make a calculated decision
when choosing to embark on a digital project, not just about their research
questions, their digital tools and methods, and how best to address or
implement them, but about their careers, their institutions and their
scholarly record.  In spite of a general recognition of the value of
digital scholarly outputs, many institutions and national systems still
struggle to judge the merit of such outputs and credit their creators

Downstream from the Digital Humanities is envisioned as an opportunity to
trace current debates in the digital humanities community and beyond around
issues from publication to promotion back to their roots, to understand
where the systemic changes in the scholarly communications landscape have
been addressed, and where their impact is yet to be assimilated.  As an
initiative of the Scholarly Publication Working Group of the NeDiMAH network
(www.nedimah.eu), we invite submissions of 3000-5000 words to be submitted
as working papers, to be discussed at a meeting in Zadar (Croatia) on 15-16
May 2014. After a period for revision based on feedback from the meeting,
authors will have the opportunity to submit articles for consideration in
an edited volume.

While abstracts of 750 words on any of the topics below will be welcomed
for consideration, the list is by no means exclusive, and we are open to a
very broad interpretation of the question of ‘downstream’ difficulties that
arise due to the application of digital methods:

- Digital humanities research enabled through the digital medium

- Interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship and cross-disciplinary
collaboration of scholars

- The changing role and locus of ‘research gate keepers’ in supporting the
outputs of new methodologies, and the unseen contributions of traditional

- Tracking usage and impact of publications

- New forms of scholarly communication

- Implications of and for the reliability and sustainability of digital

- Questions of (open)access above and beyond the green/gold debate

- Copyright laws and the meaning of ‘fair use’ in the digital age

- New paradigms for the evaluation of scholarship driven by digital
methods and the relationship between durable norms of scholarship (creation
of knowledge, contribution to a community) and mutable semiotic and
methodological systems?

- ‘Impact’ as a force that is changing the relationship and hierarchies
among different forms of scholarly communication (which we define as a
message made available to an audience) and publication (which we define as
works of scholarship that have undergone an acceptance process of some
sort, usually in the form of peer review)?

- Limitations of current citation practice

- Systemic implications of the collaborative nature of digital projects 

For participants chosen from countries participating in the NeDimah network
(see www.nedimah.eu for the list of participating countries), expenses to
the meeting in Zadar, Croatia will be paid. It will not be possible to
cover expenses for individuals whose abstracts have been accepted from
other countries.

Programme Committee

Dr Jennifer Edmond, title, Trinity College Dublin, Chair
Dr Franjo Pehar, University of Zadar, co-Chair
Professor Susan Schreibman, Trinity Long Room Hub Associate Professor of
Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

Timeline for submissions is as follows:

Submission of a 750 word abstract to the WG programme committee:  13
September 2013
Notification of acceptance of proposals for inclusion: 30 September 2013
Submission of full written presentation to WG programme committee: 15
January 2014
Comments for authors from WGPC: 28 February 2014
Revised version submitted to WGPC: 30 March 2014
Circulation of working papers to other participants: 10 April 2014
Meeting: 15-16 May 2014
Revision for publication: est Summer 2014
Publication of papers: est late 2014.

Enquiries should be sent to: Jennifer Edmond (edmondj at tcd.ie)

Catherine O'Brien

CENDARI Communications Officer
Trinity Long Room Hub
Trinity College Dublin
+353 (0)1 896 4274

Innovation Academy Programme Administrator
Trinity College Dublin
3 Foster Place
Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 (0)1 896 4366

        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:19:28 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Cheltenham Festival: on memory

Dear Willard,

The AHRC is a principal partner of Cheltenham Festivals over the coming year.. This is the first year of the partnership, and AHRC are very pleased to be holding a series of events where AHRC funded academics will be presenting alongside fiction writers on some of our key areas of interest.
The events are:
Friday 4th October, 16.00 – 17.00, Re-wired: Memory in the Digital Age
Friday 4th October, 18.30 – 19.30, AS Byatt
Saturday 5th October, 16.00 – 17.15, Memory, Prediction and the Invisible Future
Sunday 6th October, 12.00 – 13.00, Life in the Trenches
Sunday 6th October, 14.00 – 15.00, Empire, Memory and Us
Wednesday 9th October, 19.00 – 20.00, Climate Change and the Art of Memory
Thursday 10th October, 14.00 – 15.00, The Proust Phenomenon
Thursday 10th October, 11.15 – 11.45 & 12.30 – 13.00, The Proust Experiment
Sunday 13th October, 12.00 – 13.00, Translating China
Further information about each event can be found here: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/.


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 

        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:33:08 +0000
        From: "Jaskot, Paul" <PJASKOT at depaul.edu>
        Subject: Call for Papers: 8th Annual Chicago DH Conference (deadline extended)
        In-Reply-To: <794964BCC6881C4CAE932254778D33905E9EC594 at XMBPRD01.dpu.depaul.edu>

8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
DePaul University, Chicago IL
December 5-7, 2013


The 8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science will take place December 5-7, 2013, on the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul University. The conference will consist of panels, roundtables, or other kinds of sessions proposed by scholars relating to recent issues and advances in the digital humanities. We are excited as well to welcome as our keynote speaker Prof. Michael Chwe from the Department of Political Science at University of California Los Angeles. Prof. Chwe is the author, most recently, of Jane Austen, Game Theorist (Princeton University Press, 2013).

Interested scholars are invited to present proposals for individual papers, entire panels or roundtable sessions by September 27, 2013 (extended deadline). Panels will consist of three papers and a commentator/moderator, although other formats are possible. Panel proposals should include a title and brief description of the session as a whole (300 words or less), along with paper titles and abstracts (300 words or less) of all panelists. Short-form CVs (1-2 pages, including  institutional affiliation and contact information) should also be attached. Proposals for individual papers will also be considered and are encouraged.

All proposals should be sent by email to BOTH of the Program Co-Chairs for the conference: Professor Robin Burke (rburke at cs.depaul.edu<mailto:rburke at cs.depaul.edu>), and Professor Paul B. Jaskot (pjaskot at depaul.edu<mailto:pjaskot at depaul.edu>). Applicants will be informed regarding inclusion on the conference program by October 11, 2013.

Registration will be free. Participants and other interested scholars may register beginning in Fall 2013. At that point, information on the venue, detailed program, local arrangements for hotels and other pertinent information will also be available at the DHCS website (http://chicagocolloquium.org/ ).

We are very excited about coming together again for an outstanding program. We hope to have as many fields and subject areas represented as possible, and encourage you to start thinking now of putting together sessions, submitting individual papers, or possible workshops for consideration.

(Please note that on the original call for papers that the conference dates were off by one day. The correct dates of the conference are December 5-7, 2013.)

Paul B. Jaskot
Professor of Art History
Dept. of the History of Art & Architecture
DePaul University
2315 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

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