[Humanist] 27.771 events: many & various

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 771.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (53)
        Subject: Registration The Connected Past Paris 2014

  [2]   From:    Alexander Hay <a.hay at software.ac.uk>                      (20)
        Subject: Digital.Humanities 2014 dates announced

  [3]   From:    Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>                      (8)
        Subject: Vienna SBL/EABS July 2014: DH call for papers extended

  [4]   From:    "Wendrich, Willeke" <wendrich at humnet.ucla.edu>            (23)
        Subject: Call for contributions to 3DVR session at TAG 2014

  [5]   From:    DigitalFrontiers <digitalfrontiers at unt.edu>               (46)
        Subject: Call For Proposals: Digital Frontiers 2014

  [6]   From:    "Keralis, Spencer" <Spencer.Keralis at unt.edu>              (32)
        Subject: The Business and Economics of Open Access - UNT's Fifth
                Symposium on Open Access - May 19-20, 2014 - Announcement &

        Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 01:30:42 -0800 (PST)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: Registration The Connected Past Paris 2014

Apologies for cross-posting!

Dear all,
The free tickets to attend The Connected Past conference in Paris on 26 April are going fast but a few of them are still available. So if you would like to attend this event then grab your ticket soon via the registration page.

The Connected Past Paris 2014 is a free one-day satellite conference to CAA 2014 that brings together historians and archaeologists to discuss common themes in network analysis. The full programme with abstracts can be found on the conference website. More info and a short programme are included below.

Hope to see you there!

Tom, Claire, and The Connected past steering committee
The Connected Past

A satellite conference at CAA 2014, Paris

Held Saturday April 26th 2014 in Sciences Po, rooms Albert Sorel and Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris (metro Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Rue du Bac). Building A on this map.

With the Support of Sciences Po, the DYREM research program, Médialab, the CAA committee, and the French network of historical network analysis.

Organisers: Claire Lemercier (CNRS, Sciences Po, Paris), Tom Brughmans (University of Southampton), The Connected Past steering committee.

The conference will be held immediately after the CAA conference (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology), also happening in Paris, allowing participants to easily attend both - but participants from other disciplines, especially history, are also most welcome.

The conference aims to:

	* Provide a forum for the presentation of network-based research applied to archaeological or historical questions

	* Discuss the practicalities and implications of applying network perspectives and methodologies to archaeological and historical data in particular

	* Strengthen the group of researchers interested in the potential of network approaches for archaeology and history

	* Foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaborative work towards integrated analytical frameworks for understanding complex networks

	* Stimulate debate about the application of network theory and analysis within archaeology and history in particular, but also more widely, and highlight the relevance of this work for the continued development of network theory in other disciplines

There are no attendance fees. Although this event is free of charge, registration is required and the number of places is limited. Registration to the event will open once the final programme is advertised in late November, and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A "The Connected Past" practical workshop, "Introduction to network analysis for archaeologists" will also be organized during CAA2014 in Paris (see the CAA programme).

All the presentations and posters have been confirmed, but the exact programme is still subject to minor changes

Saturday 26 April

9-9.45 Welcome coffee and introduction

9.45-11 First session: Mobility through networks

Eivind Heldaas Seland: Tracing trade routes as networks: From Palmyra to the Persian Gulf in the first three centuries CE

Henrik Gerding and Per Östborn: Network analyses of the diffusion of Hellenistic fired bricks

Marie Lezowski: Cohesion through mobility : the networks of relics in 17th-century Lombardy

11-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.30 Second session: Dynamics and cross-period comparisons

Habiba, Jan C. Athenstädt and Ulrik Brandes: Inferring Social Dynamics from Spatio-Temporal Network Data in the US Southwest

Ana Sofia Ribeiro: Resilience in times of Early Modern financial crises: the case study of Simon Ruiz network, 1553-1606

Marion Beetschen: Scientists in Swiss Committees of Experts (1910-2010): Power and Academic Disciplines Through Networks

12.30-13.45 Lunch break

13.45-15 Third session: Cross-cultural networks

Angus A. A. Mol and Floris W. M. Keehnen: Tying up Columbus: A historical and material culture study of the networks that resulted from the first European voyages into the Caribbean (AD 1492-1504)

Francisco Apellaniz: Cooperating in Complex Environments: Cross-cultural Trade, Commercial Networks and Notarial Culture in Alexandria (Egypt) : 1350-1500

Florencia Del Castillo and Joan Anton Barceló: Inferring the intensity of Social Network from radiocarbon dated Bronze Age archaeological contexts

15-15.15 Coffee break

15-15.50 Fourth session: Political interactions

Stanley Théry: Social network analysis between Tours notables and Louis XI (1461-1483)

Laurent Beauguitte: Models of historical networks: A methodological proposal

15.50-16.45 Final session, including a very short (2 minutes) oral presentation for each poster, discussion of the posters and final general discussion

Posters by:

Thibault Clérice and Anthony Glaise: Network analysis and distant reading: The Cicero’s Network

Damian Koniarek, Renata Madziara and Piotr Szymański: Towards a study of the structure of the business & science social network of the 2nd Polish Republic

Susana Marcos: Familial alliances, social links et geographical network. The example of the province of Lusitania in the Roman Empire (to be confirmed)

Stefania Merlo Perring: The ChartEx Project. Reconstructing spatial relationships from medieval charters: a collaboration between Data Mining and Historical Topography

Sébastien Plutniak: Archaeology as practical mereology: an attempt to analyze a set of ceramic refits using network analysis tools

Grégoire van Havre: Interactions and network analysis of a rock art site in Morro do Chapéu, Bahia, Brazil

16.45 Drinks and informal discussion

        Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:26:50 +0000
        From: Alexander Hay <a.hay at software.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital.Humanities 2014 dates announced
        In-Reply-To: <20140204084652.5F0C7622A at digitalhumanities.org>

Digital.Humanities 2014 dates announced

The University of Oxford has officially confirmed the dates and schedules for this year's Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer Schools 2014 (DHOxSS) event.

Taking part between 14-18 July 2014 at Wolfson College and Oxford's IT Services department, the event offers a choice of five day workshop for each delegate and a series of evening and social events.

The first of the five workshops is Introduction to Digital Humanities, which will provide a thorough overview of theory and practice.

Second, Taking control: practical scripting for Digital Humanities projects will give attendees the chance to learn scripting and technologies and data formats like Javascript, XLST and CSV.

Data Curation and Access for the Digital Humanities will meanwhile demonstrate the best ways to manage, interpret and appraise digital research data.

The fourth workshop, A Humanities Web of Data: Publishing, Linking and Querying on the Semantic Web, will show attendees how to publish their research in a way that allows it to be made available as Linked Data, as well as how to query RDF fata using SPARQL.

Finally, An Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative will give attendees a thorough grounding in how to produce digital editions of primary sources using TEI's new P5 guidelines and an introduction to markup and XML.

Evening events will include a poster session, walking tours, a public lecture by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and various great opportunities to network and socialise.

While registration has not yet been launched, projected fees for the full five days of the event are £475 for students, £575 for academics and £675 for those from commercial organisations. This covers all the courses, food, drink and social events. However, accommodation will not be included but can be booked at extra cost as part of the registration process.


Kind regards,

- Alexander


Alexander Hay PhD
Policy & Communications Consultant
Electronics & Computer Science
Faculty of Physical & Applied Sciences
Building 32 Room 4067
University of Southampton

        Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:33:34 +0100
        From: Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>
        Subject: Vienna SBL/EABS July 2014: DH call for papers extended
        In-Reply-To: <20140204084652.5F0C7622A at digitalhumanities.org>

European Association of Biblical Studies / Society for Biblical Literature

Dear all,

The call for papers of the EABS/SBL meeting in Vienna (6-10 July) has been extended until the 11th of February at 11:59pm EST.

The DH EABS group/ SBL consultation still welcome papers proposals:


Claire Clivaz, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Juan Garces, David Hamidovic, Hugh Houghton and Dan Machiela

        Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 16:53:10 +0000
        From: "Wendrich, Willeke" <wendrich at humnet.ucla.edu>
        Subject: Call for contributions to 3DVR session at TAG 2014
        In-Reply-To: <20140204084652.5F0C7622A at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear All,

Contributions are sought to a session at the Theoretical Archeology Group 2014 in Urbana Champaign. Please contact me directly before March 1 if you are interested to participate. I will submit the final list of participants to this session on March 7. Information on the conference can be found at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1195202

The session title and abstract are:

Convergence in 3D: theorizing recording, reconstruction and recreation of three-dimensional space and the experience within.

This session assesses the theory of 3D: what is the importance of (re)constructing space; does a reconstruction represent a particular viewpoint (e.g. that of the elite, or the disenfranchised); how might Virtual Reality misrepresent; how can we express uncertainty and ambiguity; how are arguments made and displayed; above all, how can we study past environments as lived spaces? 

The context for human domestic, social and divine interaction is created, built, and shared space, much of which is traced in archaeology, but little of which is actually within our grasp. Creating and building the space requires investment of either capital or cooperation, and results in a complex material expression that is multi-layered: the same space might reflect shelter, safety, power, piety, posturing, negotiations, justice, or threat. Sharing space is a sign of social or ritual belonging. 

Location, orientation, context, building materials, decoration, re-use and cleanliness all potentially inform us on what the space might be about. Added to that are the experiential aspects of space: the light, the sound, the smells, the movement  of people. Essential to understanding ancient buildings is to not focus on floor plan, but on the space above. Archaeological fieldwork is seeing an enormous rise in three-dimensional recording through laser scanning and photogrammetry. On a parallel effort the use of Virtual Reality three-dimensional reconstructions is a well-developed field, with an emphasis on experiential technologies, such as the reconstruction of light effects and soundscapes. We invite contributors who combine a theoretical approach of three-dimensionality with the practice of (re)constructing in 3D: participants who have either used three-dimensional recording in the field as a basis for three-dimensional spatial research, or who have created virtual reality (re)constructions based on archaeological and historical data.

Willeke Wendrich
Joan Silsbee Chair of African Cultural Archaeology
Prof. Egyptian Archaeology UCLA
Dept. of NELC / Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
397 Humanities Building
415 Portola Plaza
PO Box 951511
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
+1 310 206 1496
wendrich at humnet.ucla.edu<mailto:wendrich at humnet.ucla.edu>

Director Center for Digital Humanities
Editorial Director Cotsen Institute Press
Editor-in-chief UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology http://uee.ucla.edu/
Co-director UCLA Fayum Project http://www.archbase.com/fayum/
Digital Karnak: http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Karnak
AEGARON: http://dai.aegaron.ucla.edu/

        Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:51:36 +0000
        From: DigitalFrontiers <digitalfrontiers at unt.edu>
        Subject: Call For Proposals: Digital Frontiers 2014
        In-Reply-To: <20140204084652.5F0C7622A at digitalhumanities.org>

Call for Proposals:

The University of North Texas Libraries and Digital Scholarship Co-Operative seek submissions of conference presentations based on the use of digital archives, social media, and digital tools for humanities research for the third annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp<http://disco.unt.edu/digitalfrontiers>, September 18-20, 2014 at UNT. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, audio-visual/multimedia, or posters.

We encourage contributions from anyone who creates or uses digital collections, including scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. We welcome submissions from local and regional historical and genealogical societies, and anyone working in the public humanities. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work across disciplinary and administrative boundaries, and to explore the value and impact that digital resources have on education and research.

Possible Topics

  *   Specific ways digital libraries have changed the state of research
  *   Digital tools and methods for conducting research
  *   Using digital collections in the classroom
  *   Using digital libraries for research on any humanities topic

Proposal Types

Digital Frontiers is accepting proposals for:

  *   Individual papers/presentations
  *   Panels or Roundtables
  *   Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions
  *   Hands-on Tutorials & Workshops
  *   Posters (36" x 48")

Individual Papers/Presentations

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length; proposals for fully constituted panels or roundtables should include abstracts for each presentation.


Toward achieving the conference goals, we encourage panels to be organized to represent a range of professional backgrounds and experience.  Proposals that include diverse perspectives (i.e. faculty, students, community members, and/or archivists) will be given preference over homogenous panels. We also encourage alternative panel formats (pecha kucha, lightning talks followed by small group discussions, or others) that will facilitate dialogue and enlarge participation.
Please submit one 100-word abstract for the overarching panel theme, along with 250-word abstracts for each paper.

Project updates, single-institution case studies, and preliminary research can be presented as an academic poster. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the topic to be presented. Please do not submit the final poster! Further guidelines and specifications will be provided upon acceptance.

Birds-of-a-Feather Briefs

Birds-of-a-feather sessions are networking opportunities in which presenters will lead an informal discussion about a chosen topic for fellow practitioners. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the topic to be discussed.

Hands-On Tutorials

Share your knowledge about a research tool, software, or methodology. In 250 words, explain what kind of tutorial you plan to provide and how this tutorial is intended to benefit the audience.

Digital Frontiers is growing and we are excited to work with individuals to ensure that you are able to participate. Due to anticipated number of submissions, the program planning committee may request that an individual's contribution be presented in an alternate format such as a Birds of a Feather Brief.

Peer Review

A panel of scholars will review proposals and make recommendations to the Program Committee.


 April 15, 2014


  *   Submit proposals online<https://conference.library.unt.edu/ocs/index.php/df2014/df2014/login>.
  *   With all submissions, please include a brief professional bio (100 words or less - do not send CVs) and specify any A/V or other technical needs with your proposal.

Conference Timeline

  *   April 15, 2014: proposals due
  *   May 2, 2014: notification of acceptance
  *   September 18-19, 2014: Conference
  *   September 20, 2014: THATCamp

Spencer D. C. Keralis
Conference Director
UNT Digital Scholarship Co-Operative
Sycamore Hall Suite 119/Office 121
digitalfrontiers at unt.edu<mailto:digitalfrontiers at unt.edu>
(940) 369-6884
Digital Frontiers http://disco.unt.edu/digitalfrontiers  | @DigiFront<http://disco.unt.edu/digitalfrontiers>

        Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 18:05:23 +0000
        From: "Keralis, Spencer" <Spencer.Keralis at unt.edu>
        Subject: The Business and Economics of Open Access - UNT's Fifth Symposium on Open Access - May 19-20, 2014 - Announcement & CFP
        In-Reply-To: <20140204084652.5F0C7622A at digitalhumanities.org>

The University of North Texas Libraries are delighted to announce this year's Open Access Symposium, focused this year on the topic of the Business and Economics of Open Access.  This year's symposium will be held in Ft. Worth, Texas, with a conference reception and dinner at the remarkable Modern Art Museum.  Please consider proposing a session; we hope to see you there!

The Business and Economics of Open Access:
UNT's Fifth Annual Open Access Symposium

The UNT Libraries invites you to attend The Business and Economics of Open Access. UNT's fifth annual Open Access Symposium will take place May 19-20, 2014 at the UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Peter Binfield (PeerJ) will deliver a keynote address. Registration is now open. This year for the first time we are soliciting proposals for Alternative Events to provide additional opportunities for participants to network and share information (see Call For Proposals below).

The 2014 symposium will examine the economics, business models, and practice of Open Access (OA) publications.  For the purpose of delving more deeply and analytically into these aspects of successful OA, economics should be broadly understood as all of the opportunities and challenges of OA publications at either the micro or macro level that contribute to long term sustainability of OA publications.  What lessons has the field learned to date about effective strategies for sustaining OA publications?  How do OA publications fit into the larger cycle of scholarly communication?  This symposium will bring together researchers, press directors, librarians, administrators, and other OA stakeholders with an interest in engaging with these topics.

Registration is now open! Early-bird registration is available until March 31. Visit https://conference.library.unt.edu/openaccess2014/register to register.
Early Bird Registration: $175
Regular Registration: $195
Lodging information: http://openaccess.unt.edu/symposium/2014/info/accommodations-2014-open-access-symposium
Transportation Information: http://openaccess.unt.edu/symposium/2014/info/transportation-information-2014-open-access-symposium

Alternative Events Call for Proposals
We seek submissions of Alternative Events to supplement the Symposium progam and provide additional opportunities for attendees to network and participate. Alternative events can include panels, fishbowl sessions, birds-of-a-feather or affinity group sessions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, or hands-on workshops.
Proposals should not exceed 1000 words in length, and should follow the format described below. Alternative events will be reviewed by the Open Access Symposium Program Committee for appropriateness to the conference theme and evidence of inclusivity of participation.
Please use the structure described below (Required Submission Information) to organize and prepare your proposal. Submit your proposal in PDF format to OASymposium at unt.edu<mailto:OASymposium at unt.edu>. The goals of this conference are to bring a broad community of users together to share their work and explore the value and impact of Open Access on education and research.
Required Submission Information:

*         Title: Event title

*         Organizer(s): Names and affiliations of the organizers

*         Abstract: Include a description of the proposal 150-250 words. In your abstract, address each of the following:

*         Purpose and Intended Audience: Please state the audience to which your proposal is designed to appeal and the goals and/or expected outcomes for your presentation.

*         Proposed activities including agenda, ramp-up (development), and follow-through: Describe how your presentation will be organized. The format is up to you: we welcome creative and innovative ideas for presentations of all kinds.

*         Relevance to the Conference/Significance to the Field:  Provide a brief explanation of how this presentation will appeal to the audience both with respect to content and format.

*         Length: Indicate the length of your presentation (sessions are typically 75 minutes in length, but other setups are possible).

*         Special requests/equipment needs:  If there are any special equipment needs, room set-up requirements, list them here. Alternative events requiring informal, flexible spaces will be accommodated.

Best Regards,
Spencer D. C. Keralis
Director for Digital Scholarship, Research Associate Professor
UNT Digital Scholarship Co-Operative
Sycamore Hall Suite 119/Office 121
spencer.keralis at unt.edu<mailto:spencer.keralis at unt.edu>
(940) 369-6884
DiSCo http://disco.unt.edu/  | @UNTDiSCo http://twitter.com/UNTDisco

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