[Humanist] 27.944 events: historical networks; geohumanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 4 12:08:36 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 944.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Karl Grossner <karlg at stanford.edu>                        (21)
        Subject: GeoHumanities SIG full-day meeting at DH 2014

  [2]   From:    Marten_Düring <m.duering at zoho.com>                       (89)
        Subject: CfP: Historical Network Research Conference 2014

        Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:38:38 -0700 (PDT)
        From: Karl Grossner <karlg at stanford.edu>
        Subject: GeoHumanities SIG full-day meeting at DH 2014
        In-Reply-To: <1104061803.6925483.1396535810331.JavaMail.zimbra at stanford.edu>

The GeoHumanities SIG of ADHO will hold its inaugural meeting on July 8th at the Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne (DH 2014).  The full-day program will include project presentations as well as discussions of proposed SIG collaborative activities and organizational matters.

A major unifying theme of the SIG, and one emphasized in our founding document, is the topic of digital gazetteers and related challenges of representing temporality.  The morning and early afternoon of our meeting day will be devoted to gazetteers and projects addressing their development, as several folks have indicated interest in presenting.  The contributors thus far include:

- Stuart Dunn, Kings College London (Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus)
- Miranda Anderson and Beatrice Alex, Univ. of Edinburgh (Palimpsest project)
- Leif Isaksen, Rainer Simon, and Elton Barker 
    [Univ. of Southampton, The Open University, Austrian Institute of Technology] (Pelagios 3)
- Humphrey Southall, Univ. of Portsmouth (PastPlace)
- Petr Pridal, Klokan Technologies (Old Maps Online)
- Susanna Ånäs (Wikidata & Wikimedia)
- Eric Kansa, Alexandria Archive Institute (PeriodO)
- Tomi Kauppinen, University of Bremen (Fuzzy temporal intervals)
- Wolfgang Schmidle, German Archaeological Institute (DAI) (CIDOC-CRM and CRMgeo)
- Kathy Weimer, Texas A&M University (Geographic name authority records)
- Karl Grossner, Stanford University (Topotime)

The late afternoon agenda will include (1) GeoDiRT, a proposed SIG project developing a geo-centered listings of projects and digital resources, aligned with the Dariah/Bamboo DiRT project; (2) suggestions for other SIG activities; (3) SIGs’ role within ADHO generally and (4) our own organizational structure.  

We would like to hear from you, whether attending DH or not, about potential future SIG initiatives, business and agenda items and/or other ideas for SIG engagement.  You can post suggestions to the SIG list (http://lists.lists.digitalhumanities.org/mailman/listinfo/geohumsig ) or email the co-Chairs directly.
  Karl Grossner, karlg [at] Stanford [dot] edu
  Kathy Weimer, k-weimer [at] library [dot] tamu [dot] edu


        Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:06:25 -0400
        From: Marten_Düring <m.duering at zoho.com>
        Subject: CfP: Historical Network Research Conference 2014
        In-Reply-To: <1104061803.6925483.1396535810331.JavaMail.zimbra at stanford.edu>

On behalf of Christophe Verbruggen, here the CfP for the next HNR conference:

> Historical Network Research Conference 2014
> Ghent University, Belgium, 15-19 September.
> This conference follows up the Future of Historical Network Research (HNR) Conference 2013 and aims to bring together scholars from all historical disciplines, sociologists, other social scientists, geographers and computer scientists to discuss the emerging field of historical Social Network Analysis. The concepts and methods of social network analysis in historical research are no longer merely used as metaphors but are increasingly applied in practice. With the increasing availability of both structured and unstructured digital data, we should be able to analyze complex phenomena. Historical SNA can help us to cope with the organization of this information and the reduction of complexity.
> We invite papers from ancient to contemporary history, which integrate social network analysis methods and historical research methods and reflect on the added value of their methodologies. Since most historical data is unstructured, we seek innovative ways to derive, mine or prepare this kind of data (historical and literary texts, images, …) for SNA. Social scientists or computer scientists working with historical sources or longitudinal perspectives are also welcome. Topics could cover (but are not limited to) the following strands:
> The spatial dimensions of networks; the role of transport in social interaction, on spatial distance and compensation by alternative proximities, and on the use of spatial analytical techniques in quantitative network analysis.
> Relational approaches towards collective action; for instance transnational or global (social) movements, dynamics of contention, etc.
> The history of science and knowledge circulation; including the dynamics of citation networks, policy networks, discipline formation and relational approaches towards scientific and intellectual movements
> History of elites; for instance the meaning of kinship, political elites and policy networks, (trans)national elite formation, global elites, cultural elites and consumption, etc.
> The role and organization of historical economic networks established by economic actors in the broadest sense, including networks of individual entrepreneurs, business elites, cities and states. We invite case studies of domestic networks, long-distance trade networks, networks created by migration, patronage networks etc.
> Use and abuse of distant reading practices and the promises of ‘big data’ in literary and cultural history
> Historical networks and theory: assessments of the theoretical and historiographical foundations of social network analysis in historical and sociological research: a relational turn, paradigm or a method?
> Confirmed keynotes:  Claire Lemercier (Sciences Po, Paris) and Emily Erikson (Yale University)
> To propose a paper, panel, or poster, please email hnr2014 at ugent.be by May 10, 2014. Proposals should take the form of a 250-words abstract accompanied by a short CV; in the case of complete panels, proposals should consist of an abstract and short CV for every panelist together with a short CV for the chair (if different). The conference is free for presenters. The admission fee for other participants is 35 Euro/day without dinner.
> Pre-conference workshops:
> A general introduction in SNA: the main concepts and the basic techniques of social network analysis
> NodeXL (Marten Düring, UNC Chapel Hill)
> How to prepare or extract data for a network analysis: a general introduction (Mark Depauw with Yanne Broux or Silke Van Beselaere, Leuven University)
> Cleaning up messy data and a practical introduction to Named-Entity Recognition for historical research using Open Refine (Seth Van Hooland and Simon Hengchen)
> Data modeling and network visualizations in Gephi (Clement Levallois, EMLYON Business School)
> Social network analysis using UCINET (Bruce Cronin, University of Greenwich and Elisa Belotti, University of Manchester)
> The Science of Science (Sci2) Tool (tbc)
> The workshops will seek to provide as much practical skills and knowledge as possible. The fee for participation in the workshops is 75 EUR/day. We take registrations on a first come first serve basis, so if you are planning to (or thinking about) attending, it is best to register early. As from April 15 you can find more information regarding the workshops and registration details on our website (LINK). More info: hnr2014 at ugent.be
> Conference locations: Ghent University (workshops) and Ghent City Museum (http://www.stamgent.be/en, conference).
> Provisional Programme:
> Monday 15	Tuesday 16 -Workshops	Wednesday 17 – Workshops	Thursday 18 – Workshops	Friday 19 – Workshops
> Morning	
> - Data preparation- SNA – Node XL	- Gephi 2- UCINET 2- Sci2 1	Conference	Conference
> Afternoon	
> - Gephi 1- UCINET 1- Open Refine / NER	- Gephi 3- UCINET 3- Sci2 2	Conference	Conference
> Evening	Registration	
> Public lecture reception	Conference dinner	
> Organizing committee
> Hans Blomme (Department of History, Ghent University)
> Dr. Wim Broeckaert  (Department of History, Ghent University)
> Fien Danniau (Department of History, Ghent University)
> Dr. Karen De Coene (Department of Geography, Ghent University)
> Dr. Marloes Deene (Department of History, Ghent University)
> Prof. dr. Mark Depauw (Department of Ancient History, University of Leuven)
> Dr. Thorsten Ries (Ghent Center for Digital Humanities)
> Prof. dr. Seth Van Hooland (Information and Communication Science department, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
> Prof. dr. Ronan Van Rossem (Department of Sociology, Ghent University)
> Prof. dr. Christophe Verbruggen  (Department of History, Ghent University)
> Scientific committee; organizing committee +
> Prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer (Department of Geography Ghent University)
> Dr. Tom De Smedt (Clips, University of Antwerp)
> Dr. Marten Düring (UNC Chapel Hill)
> Dr. Ulrich Eumann (Center for the Documentation of National Socialism, Cologne)
> Prof. dr. Claire Lemercier (SciencesPo, CNRS, Paris)
> Linda Keyserlingk (Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr Dresden)
> Florian Kerschbaumer (Universität Klagenfurt, Österreich)
> Dr. Martin Stark  (University of Hamburg)
> Dr. Lieve Van Hoof (Department of History, Ghent University)
> Prof. dr. Raf Vanderstraeten (Department of Sociology, Ghent University)
> ---
> Dr. Marten Düring
> CDHI Digital History Postdoctoral Fellow
> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
> 551 Hamilton Hall
> CB# 3195
> Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
> Website at UNC
> Personal website
> Historical Network Research

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