[Humanist] 27.979 events: TEI & Chicago Colloquium; Digital Humanities Congress; Museums Get Mobile

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 18 09:35:39 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 979.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>                                 (51)
        Subject: Announcing the opening keynote for Museums Get Mobile: Andy

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (21)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Congress

  [3]   From:    Martin Mueller <martinmueller at northwestern.edu>           (36)
        Subject: Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference

        Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:05:48 +0100
        From: Mia <mia.ridge at gmail.com>
        Subject: Announcing the opening keynote for Museums Get Mobile: Andy Budd
        In-Reply-To: <CAKfz0SkOv6nn9sQaab2=J7anzHtSn3KrXo0mWmd7BTHG2Q7S0w at mail.gmail.com>

Dear Humanists,

Please excuse the cross-post, but given the rise of mobile and tablet
online traffic this is relevant to anyone working on websites or apps. Much
audience research from the GLAM sector is applicable to digital humanities
work so it'd be great to see some DHers at this museum event. For those who
can't make it to Bristol on the day, keep an eye on the #MGM14 hashtag on

Cheers, Mia

Museums Get Mobile! MCG Spring Meeting – MShed, Bristol, England, 16 May
2014 #MGM14

Museums Get Mobile! is one of this year’s most important museum events for
technology development, exhibition innovation, mobile expertise, multiple
platform projects and audience engagement. Curated by the UK Museum
Computer Group (MCG), this one day conference is a must for museum
curators, managers, consultants, directors, bloggers, novices and experts.
Find out what the Natural History Museum knows about how its visitors use
their smartphones and tablets before, during and after their museum visit,
and what the V&A has learnt about designing sites for different devices.

Traffic to your websites from mobile and tablet devices has almost
definitely been increasing year on year, and shows no sign of slowing. Can
your websites respond to your audience’s needs, devices and contexts? Do
your visitors have a smooth, consistent experience, whether following a
link from social media, viewing collections, booking tickets or finding out
about school visits?

We're excited to announce that our opening keynote for Museums Get Mobile!
(MGM14) will be Clearleft's Andy Budd. Andy will bring his years of
experience to explain how easy responsive design can be - with the right
mindset - and why museums should be building responsive website by default.
If you saw Andy speak at the MCG's Spring event in Brighton a few years
ago, you'll know that he's a brilliantly provocative speaker and isn't
afraid to give museums some much-needed tough love!

Experts from the British Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum, design
consultants and digital agencies will cut through the jargon of ‘responsive
design’, ‘mobile first’, and the rise of tablets to explain what really
matters. Speakers will share exhibition and online experiences, audience
research and digital design, bringing together original case studies,
challenges and projects from across the full range of museum venues and
platforms. MGM14 will equip your museum to give online visitors the
experience they have now come to expect.

Like museum visitors, you can BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to the day: we
know there’s a lot of expertise and experience in the people who attend our
events, so you will have the opportunity to discuss the impact of
responsive design on your content strategy and share lessons on
commissioning digital work with your peers – a low battery is guaranteed.

In MGM14′s closing keynote, Shelley Mannion from the British Museum will be
discussing the role mobile can and should play in museum development and
audience engagement. Shelley will be joined by Ivan Teage, Digital
Development Manager for the Natural History Museum; Digital accessibility
consultant Léonie Watson and the V&A's Andrew Lewis, and many others.

Don’t miss out! Get your ticket today:

        Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:17:51 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Congress
        In-Reply-To: <CAKfz0SkOv6nn9sQaab2=J7anzHtSn3KrXo0mWmd7BTHG2Q7S0w at mail.gmail.com>

Digital Humanities Congress 2014
Call for Papers

The University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute with the support of Centernet http://digitalhumanities.org/centernet/  is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in Sheffield during 4th - 6th September 2014.

The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome.

The conference will take place at the University's residential conference facility, The Edge.

Keynote Speakers

• Professor Laura Mandell (Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture, Texas A & M University)
• Dr Fred Truyen (Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Head of CS/Digital Media Lab at the Institute for  Cultural Studies, KU Leuven)
• Professor Paul Arthur (Professor of Digital Humanities, The University of Western Sydney)

Submitting a proposal

Proposals for papers, sessions and posters should be submitted by email to dhc2014 at sheffield.ac.uk<mailto:dhc2014 at sheffield.ac.uk> by 16 May.

Download full guidelines for submitting a proposal (PDF)<http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.364638!/file/DHC-Call-for-Papers-2014.pdf>

Discounted registration

All successful proposers will be eligible for the early bird registration packages. Early bird registration will end on 30 June 2014.

• Discounted full residential package incl. registration and ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation: £240 (full price: £290)

• Discounted non-residential package: £129 (full price: £179)

• Student full residential package incl. registration and ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation: £210

• Student non-residential package: £110

The conference website will be updated when online registration opens.

Further details at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hri/dhc

        Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:14:39 +0000
        From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller at northwestern.edu>
        Subject: Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference
        In-Reply-To: <CAKfz0SkOv6nn9sQaab2=J7anzHtSn3KrXo0mWmd7BTHG2Q7S0w at mail.gmail.com>

2014 TEI Conference (in concert with the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and
Computer Science)
30 April
Northwestern University

A gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 2014 TEI
conference will be April 30. The conference will take place October 22-24
and will be hosted by Northwestern University. It will overlap and share
some programming with the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and
Computer Science that will meet at Northwestern on October 23-24, 2014.
The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014.  As in previous
years, we welcome submissions on anything plausibly related to the Text
Encoding Initiative,and as stated in the first call for papers
apers)  we have a special interest in the following topics:

1. The TEI is about text 'encoding', but encoded texts need to be
'decoded' by readers who put the encoding to various uses, increasingly
with the aid of digital tools of one kind or another. What is the
scholarly value added by encoding? What can people do with TEI encoded
texts (and what have they done) that they could not otherwise do or have

2. In 2015 some 25,000 TEI-encoded Text Creation Partnership (TCP) texts
printed before 1700 will be released into the public domain, and another
45,000 texts will be released in the five years to follow, producing by
2020 a deduplicated, structurally encoded, and open source library of just
about every English book printed before 1800. This is a very consequential
event for the documentary infrastructure of Early Modern Studies in the
Anglophone world. It is also an important event for the TEI.

The submissions process will be managed through Conftool at the URL

My apologies for the fact that due to various migration issues the
conference site itself is still very much a work in progress.  I hope it
will be substantially complete by the end of this month.

Martin Mueller
Chair, Program Committee, TEI Conference 2014
Professor emeritus of English and Classics
Northwestern University

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