[Humanist] 27.961 events: authorship; language resources; nodes & networks

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 11 09:27:27 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 961.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (20)
        Subject: Beyond Authorship

  [2]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>           (103)
        Subject: "Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture &
                Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School 2014,
                University of Leipzig

  [3]   From:    Brian Rosenblum <brianlee at ku.edu>                         (61)
        Subject: Call for Papers - Digital Humanities Forum 2014 - Nodes &

        Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:31:39 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Beyond Authorship

Beyond Authorship:
a symposium on corpus-based studies of early modern literature

24-27 June 2014
University of Newcastle, Australia

This symposium seeks to move beyond authorship as the primary focus
of corpus-based studies in early modern literature, to consider broader
questions of language and style, genre and form, influence and adaptation;
to interrogate the new literary histories enabled by electronic text 
corpora, and the new methods of analysis they make possible.

Confirmed speakers include Douglas Bruster (U Texas at Austin), Gabriel 
Egan (De Montfort U), Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde U), MacDonald P. 
Jackson (U Auckland), Lynne Magnusson (U Toronto), and Michael Witmore 
(Folger Shakespeare Library). John Burrows will give the opening lecture.

For programme, registration, and accommodation
details, see the symposium website:


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Research Group in Digital
Humanities, University of Western Sydney

        Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:14:35 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: "Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture & Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School 2014, University of Leipzig

"Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture & 
Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School 2014 

We are happy to announce that the phase of application for a place at 
the Joint "Culture & Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School 
2014 "Digital Humanities & Language Resources" has been opened.

The Summer School is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe 
and beyond. The Summer School wants to bring together (doctoral) 
students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, 
Library Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences as 
equal partners to an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and 
experience in a multilingual and multicultural context and thus create 
the conditions for future project-based cooperations and 
network-building across the borders of disciplines, countries and cultures.

The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating environment for 
discussing, learning and advancing knowledge and skills in the methods 
and technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and 
determine more and more the work done in the Arts and Humanities, in 
libraries, archives, and museums, in the Language Industries, and 
similar fields. The Summer School seeks to integrate these activities 
into the broader context of the /Digital Humanities/, where questions 
about the consequences and implications of the application of 
computational methods and tools to cultural artefacts of all kinds are 
asked. It further aims to provide insights into the complexity of 
humanistic data and the challenges the Humanities present for computer 
science and engineering and their further development.

The Summer School takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive 
programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project 
presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion. The workshop 
programme is composed of the following thematic strands:

  * *XML-TEI encoding, structuring and rendering*
  * *Query in Text Corpora*
  * *Comparing Corpora*
  * *Historical Text Corpora for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Digitization, Annotation, Quality Assurance and Analysis*
  * *Open Greek and Latin*
  * *Advanced Topics in Humanities Programming with Python*
  * *Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts*
  * *Editing in the Digital Age: Historical Texts and Documents*
  * *Space - Time - Object: Digital methods in Archaeology*
  * *Spoken Language*  http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/388 
  * *Multimodal Corpora: How to build and how to understand them*
  * *Large Project Planning and Management*
  * *DH for Department Chairs and Deans*

Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 week-hours. The 
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.

Information on how to apply for a place in one or two workshops can be 
found at: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ 
 http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ .

Preference will be given to young scholars of the Humanities who are 
planning, or are already involved with, a technology-based research 
project and who submit a qualified project description. Young scholars 
of Engineering and Computer Sciences are expected to describe their 
specialities and interests in such a way that also non-specialists can 
follow, and to support with good arguments what they hope to learn from 
the summer school.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of 
participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the 
experts who lead the workshops.

Participation fees are more or less the same as last year.

Thanks to our sponsors, the following support for participants will be 

  * The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria
    (etcl)  http://etcl.uvic.ca/  will sponsor up to 5 tuition
    fellowships for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who take
    part in the Summer School.
  * Funding granted by the German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    <https://www.daad.de/en/> allows us to grant up to 15 scholarships
    to alumni / alumnae of German universities. *Alumni / Alumnae* are
    people from outside Germany who as students, graduates, researchers
    or lecturers have received a degree at a German University or have
    studied, conducted research or worked at a German University *at
    least for three months* and who are now outside Germany.

For further information about the scholarships see 

If more support becomes available it will be announced here.

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the 
European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: 
 http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/  which will be continually 
updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes 

Elisabeth Burr

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig

        Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:06:19 -0500
        From: Brian Rosenblum <brianlee at ku.edu>
        Subject: Call for Papers - Digital Humanities Forum 2014 - Nodes & Networks

CFP: Digital Humanities Forum 2014 - Sept 12-13, 2014
Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes

The network has emerged as a powerful model in humanities scholarship in
recent years. It is used as a visualization and analytic tool to explore
objects, ideas or events and their relationships; as a method to discover,
link and create new resources and data; and as a social structure through
which we conduct our scholarly and social lives and develop our
self-identity. Our digital objects, and our digital selves, all exist in
"the Net." As Elijah Meeks argues, "The network is not a social network or
geographic network or logical network but rather a primitive object capable
of and useful for the modeling and analysis of relationships between a wide
variety of objects." <https://dhs.stanford.edu/visualization/more-networks/>

KU’s 2014 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in
a full conference day on Saturday, September 13, which will follow a full
day of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on September 12.

We welcome proposals for papers, posters, panel sessions and workshops on
topics from your own research that relate to some aspects of nodes and
networks, such as:

* network visualizations or network analysis tools and methods that further
humanistic research;
* the human and processes of identity in the networked environment;
* how nodes and networks have descriptive and explanatory power in
humanistic research (and are not just DH fetish objects)
* dynamics of multidimensional data;
* social media and networks;
* new scholarship through the use of human or machine networks (e.g.
crowdsourcing, linked open data);
* collaborative scholarly networks across space, time and disciplinary
* innovative developments in scholarly communication in a networked world
(altmetrics, open peer review, collaborative authoring);
* the implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy in a global,
digitally networked world;
* prosopographical approaches to history illuminating spatial, temporal,
conceptual or other networked relationships,
* and related topics.

DH Forum best student paper award: Graduate students are encouraged to
submit abstracts of papers or poster presentations. One student
presentation will be selected for an award based on the quality,
originality, clarity of the written abstract, along with its alignment with
the DH Forum theme and expected future impact. The awardee will be
presented with a check for $400 and award certificate at the conference.
Students should identify themselves as such at the time of abstract
submission to be considered for the award. For a paper to be eligible, at
least fifty percent of the research reported in the paper must be performed
by one or more student authors, and the student must be the primary
presenter of the paper at the conference.

Please submit abstracts of 500 words maximum at:
Proposal Deadline: June 1

Questions may be directed to the Institute for Digital Research in the
Humanities, idrh at ku.edu

Arienne Dwyer & Brian Rosenblum, Co-Directors

Brian Rosenblum
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Head, Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement
University of Kansas Libraries
Room 450, Watson Library | 1425 Jayhawk Blvd. | Lawrence, KS 66045-7537
Ph. (785) 864-8883 | Email: brianlee at ku.edu | http://idrh.ku.edu |

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