[Humanist] 28.225 events many and various

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Wed Jul 23 19:22:31 CEST 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 225.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Katrin Dennerlein <katrin.dennerlein at uni-wuerzburg.de>    (48)
        Subject: Workshop: Computer-based analysis of drama and its uses for
                literary criticism and historiography, 12-13 March 2015

  [2]   From:    "Keralis, Spencer" <Spencer.Keralis at unt.edu>              (12)
        Subject: Digital Frontiers 2014 - Registration now open!

  [3]   From:    Paulina Rousseau <prousseau at utsc.utoronto.ca>             (14)
        Subject: UTSC Digital Pedagogy Institute - Schedule

  [4]   From:    Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at uws.edu.au>                          (42)
        Subject: DH Seminar : 3:30pm Mon, 4 August : Lewis Lancaster,
                'Measuring the Success of Digital Data Projects'

  [5]   From:    Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>             (65)
        Subject: Reminder: CfP Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15

  [6]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (32)
        Subject: Registration open The Connected Past @ Imperial College
                London

  [7]   From:    BODARD Gabriel <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>                 (29)
        Subject: Seminar: Papyrology and Linguistic Annotation

  [8]   From:    SenticNet <feeds at sentic.net>                              (88)
        Subject: CFP: ICDM workshop series on opinion mining


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        Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:52:33 +0200
        From: Katrin Dennerlein <katrin.dennerlein at uni-wuerzburg.de>
        Subject: Workshop: Computer-based analysis of drama and its uses for literary criticism and historiography, 12-13 March 2015


Call for Papers

Workshop: Computer-based analysis of drama and its uses for
literary criticism and historiography, 12-13 March 2015,
Munich, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Over the last years, some developments paved the way for the  
computer-based analysis of dramatic texts. On the one hand, more and  
more texts are available electronically as, for example, in the  
collection Théâtre classique  (http://www.theatre-classique.fr) for  
French drama, the complete works of Shakespeare (e.g.  
http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org) and a collection of German dramas  
and libretti (http://www.textgrid.de/). On the other hand, we can now  
see the emergence of new methods and tools that allow us to gain and  
compute information like, for example, word frequency, speech length,  
configuration structures or topics automatically, also from large  
amounts of texts.

Only rarely, results of computer-based text analysis find their way  
into literary history (except for some studies on authorship  
attribution as, for example, in the Molière/Corneille and the  
Shakespeare/Marlowe debate). The books of, for instance, Franco  
Moretti, Matthew Jockers and Matt Erlin/Lynne Tatlock may serve as  
evidence that this is now changing but they are restricted to prose  
and non-fictional texts. As questions of literary criticism and  
history are at the heart of literary studies and dramatic texts have  
genuine textual structures, our workshop aims at evaluating the  
possibilities of computer-based drama analysis for theses domains.  
What can be the use of the mostly quantitative data for questions such  
as quality, style, popularity, canonicity, genre, periods of literary  
history, and individual authorial periods of production? What kind of  
new questions, which new micro- or macronarratives are arising from  
these approaches? Where are the differences to prior non-computational  
approaches to quantitative aspects of drama (see e.g. the works of  
F.v.Cube/W. Reichert, Solomon Marcus, Manfred Pfister)?

We invite contributions which mostly focus on historical and critical  
research on dramatic texts and libretti. We encourage interested  
researchers to provide also some information on the creation of their  
corpora, annotation of the texts, preprocessing, data mining and  
(semi-)automatic extraction of data from the text with the help of  
tools, scripts and algorithms.

Please send proposals of 600-900 words in English or German together  
with the most relevant research titles (your own as well as others)  
and brief biographical details by 30 September 2014 to  
katrin.dennerlein at uni-wuerzburg.de

The workshop will take place at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and  
Humanities. Travel expenses and hotel costs will be refunded.

Dr. Katrin Dennerlein
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Lehrstuhl für Computerphilologie und Neuere deutsche Literaturgeschichte
http://www.germanistik.uni-wuerzburg.de/lehrstuehle/computerphilologie/mitarbeiter/dennerlein/



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        Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:49:05 +0000
        From: "Keralis, Spencer" <Spencer.Keralis at unt.edu>
        Subject: Digital Frontiers 2014 - Registration now open!


Dear Friends:

Digital Frontiers 2014 - an annual Conference and THATCamp for the makers and users of digital resources for the humanities - is September 18-20 at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. Registration is now open at http://digital-frontiers.org/.

We're excited to welcome Texas Woman's University Libraries as partners in Digital Frontiers. They'll be helping us grow the Digital Frontiers community, and providing special access to their digital collections for conference participants.

Our keynote speakers this year are Miriam Posner from UCLA's Digital Humanities program, and Dorothea Salo from the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

For more information about the Conference and THATCamp, visit http://digital-frontiers.org/ or email digitalfrontiers at unt.edu<mailto:digitalfrontiers at unt.edu>

We hope to see you in Denton in September!

All the Best,

Spencer D. C. Keralis
Research Associate Professor
UNT Libraries
spencer.keralis at unt.edu<mailto:spencer.keralis at unt.edu>
(940) 369-6884



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        Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:19:28 +0000
        From: Paulina Rousseau <prousseau at utsc.utoronto.ca>
        Subject: UTSC Digital Pedagogy Institute - Schedule


Hello all,

The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus is hosting the Digital Pedagogy Institute from August 11 -15th, 2014. This institute will explore the potential impact that Digital Pedagogy can have on student experience, with specific focus on the undergraduate level. This will include the following topics:

  *   How can digital research methodologies be used to improve undergraduate engagement?
  *   What are the best methods for teaching students digital skills so that they can participate in the creation of digital research? What has proven to be successful,
  *   What political and ideological decisions do educators involved in digital scholarship need to make in order to benefit students, preparing them for work beyond the academy, and how can this influence the formation of canons that might help stabilize the field, and
  *   How can faculty members shift from transmitting knowledge to facilitating projects, co-inquiring and co-learning with students in activity-centered projects.

For more information about the Digital Pedagogy Institute please see:
https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/digitalscholarship/content/events/11-august-digital-pedagogy-and-undergraduate-experience-institute
The Institute schedule is available here:
https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/digitalscholarship/content/digital-pedagogy-institute-program
Please register for the institute using this link:
http://tinyurl.com/mma3vl5
If you have any questions, please contact:

Paulina Rousseau – Digital Scholarship Librarian – prousseau at utsc.utoronto.ca<mailto:prousseau at utsc.utoronto.ca>, 416-287-7491



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        Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:30:07 +0000
        From: Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at uws.edu.au>
        Subject: DH Seminar : 3:30pm Mon, 4 August : Lewis Lancaster, 'Measuring the Success of Digital Data Projects'


You are warmly invited to:

"Measuring the Success of Digital Data Projects"

Guest Speaker

Professor Lewis Lancaster
Department of East Asian Languages and Culture
University of California, Berkeley

To be held on

Monday 4 August 2014
3:30pm-4:45pm

University of Western Sydney
Parramatta South Campus (James Ruse Dr)

Building EA
Level 1 Room 33

Scholar communities have been creating extensive and important sets of digital data, including material from the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is now appropriate to begin the process of measuring the "success" of this pioneering epoch the era of technological advances. "Success" can come in many forms, and the very idea of it must be studied as carefully as the digital data itself. Introducing completely novel methods and strategies into research is disruptive and such results are seldom considered as positive aspects of innovation.  Unlike codex reports of research that have closure with a final chapter and summary, digital material remains in a state of physical change as hardware and software introduces significant changes with each new version.  Identification of users and the results of the efforts of the users need to be considered.  In some cases, the authors are the primary users of their digital productions.  One aspect that needs to be considered is the chronicle of how researchers other than the author/s can access the raw data and do analysis on their own, in addition to reading the results of the constructed procedures and conclusions presented by a project site. The complexity of analysis of so many different interrelated and interacting elements will require a team rather than being an activity of a single user.

Lewis Lancaster is Professor (Emeritus) of the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture at the University of California, Berkeley.  He holds Adjunct positions at the University of the West in Los Angeles and the University of Hong Kong.  His work in the field of computer-aided research has included the digitization of Buddhist canonical material in Pali, Chinese, and Sanskrit.  He founded and serves as the Director of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) at the School of Information on the Berkeley campus. His current research is directed toward the creation of the Atlas of Maritime Buddhism, which is planned as an internet resource as well as a 3-D Immersive installation.  The Atlas is a partnership with the Centre for Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, the University of New South Wales, and the GIS Center of Academia Sinica in Taipei.

Professor Lancaster is in Australia as a guest of the Nan Tien Institute.

Welcome

Professor Paul Arthur
Digital Humanities Research Group
University of Western Sydney

Chair

Associate Professor Judith Snodgrass
Institute for Culture and Society
University of Western Sydney

Enquiries

Dr Jason Ensor
(02) 9685 9891
j.ensor at uws.edu.au<https://email.uws.edu.au/owa/redir.aspx?C=l2NW8dAQIkeDUSoXy7rxRDXtiTg9eNEIdwyihKNKl0Z5zqLf8SYnruHtWyqs-JHxMqBBLKl4LpA.&URL=mailto%3aj.ensor%40uws.edu.au>

------------------------

DR JASON ENSOR
Research & Technical Development Manager - Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Research Group
School of Humanities & Communication Arts

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith NSW 2571

Mobile: (+61) 0419 674 770
Email: j.ensor at uws.edu.au
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Web: www.jasonensor.com http://www.jasonensor.com/

*** Attachments:
    http://www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/Attachments/1406084223_2014-07-23_j.ensor@uws.edu.au_19840.2.pdf




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        Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:29:36 +0200
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>
        Subject: Reminder: CfP Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15


Dear colleagues,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of abstracts
to the *Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15* is set on Friday, 01
August 2014 at midnight (CET).

We are also pleased to announce that Prof. Charlotte Roueché (King’s
College London) will give the opening keynote of this year’s series on
Tuesday 14 October at 18:00 *cum tempore* at the TOPOI Building in Dahlem.

We would be grateful if you could forward this reminder to colleagues and
students who may be interested. Please refer to the original CfP below for
details or visit the website:  http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/cfp .

Best wishes,
Matteo on behalf of the Organising Committee

==========================================================
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2014/15: Call for Papers
==========================================================

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the third series of the
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by and
connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2], is
organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and the
Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the winter term of the
academic year 2014/15.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable
a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
"Altertumswissenschaften", to include the ancient world at large, such as
Egypt and the Near East.

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image
processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open
access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital
or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing the
application of these methods to individual projects, and particularly
contributions which show how the digital component can facilitate the
crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new research questions.
Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancient
historians or archaeologists, as well as to information scientists and
digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at least
one of these fields.

Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic
references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 01 August
2014** using the special submission form [4]. Although we do accept
abstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations are
expected to be delivered in English (when submitting the same proposal for
consideration to multiple venues, please do let us know via the submission
form). The acceptance rate for the first two seminar series was of 41%
(2012/13) and 31% (2014/15).

Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (18:00-19:30)** from
October 2014 until February 2015 and will be hosted by the Excellence
Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both located in
Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of each seminar,
will be finalised and announced in September. As with the previous series,
the video recordings of the presentations will be published online and we
endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards
their travel expenses. There are plans to publish papers selected from the
first three series of the seminar as a special issue of the new open access
publication from TOPOI [5].

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions and
references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some references
having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”. The abstract title
and author names with affiliations are entered into the submission system
in separate fields.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit
[5] http://journal.topoi.org/



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        Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:20:09 -0700
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: Registration open The Connected Past @ Imperial College London


The Connected Past
Imperial College London
8-9 September 2014
http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/london-2014/

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for The Connected
Past conference and workshop at Imperial College London, 8-9 September
2014.

Networks, Complexity, Archaeology, History, Physics: this event will bring
specialists from these fields together to discuss discipline-specific
challenges and how these can be addressed with computational techniques.

The registration is £40 for those with financial support or waged, £20 for
students and others with limited or no financial support. Travel bursaries
are available for UK-based researchers.

The Connected Past: archaeological challenges and complexity is a one and a
half day multi-disciplinary meeting to explore how concepts and techniques
from network- and complexity science can be used to study archaeological
data. These challenges include the use of material data as proxy evidence
for past human behaviour, questions about long-term processes of social
change, and the fragmentary nature of archaeological data. We aim to bring
together physical scientists and archaeologists in order to highlight the
challenges posed by archaeological data and research questions, and explore
collaborative ways of tackling them using perspectives drawn from network
and complexity science.   The workshop is funded in part by an EPSRC
NetworkPlus grant addressing one of Physics Grand Challenges: Emergence
and Physics Far From Equilibrium so this meeting will explore ways that
archaeological problems can be tackled from such a viewpoint. There is
likely to be a small registration fee to cover local costs but some of the
funding can and will be used to support travel by some UK based researchers. 

We hope to see you all there!

Organisers: Tim Evans (chair), Ray Rivers, Tom Brughmans, Anna
Collar, Fiona Coward.
Advisory Committee: The Connected Past committee



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        Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:48:08 +0100
        From: BODARD Gabriel <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: Papyrology and Linguistic Annotation

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2014
Friday July 25 at 16:30 in room G35, Senate House, Malet Street, London, 
WC1E 7HU

Marja Vierros (Helsinki)
Papyrology and Linguistic Annotation: How can we make TEI EpiDoc XML 
corpus and Treebanking work together?

Greek documentary papyri provide a rich source for linguists who wish to 
study Ancient Greek as it was written in everyday texts, preserved 
directly from antiquity. The corpus is already in digital form, but it 
does not contain linguistic annotation that would help linguists find 
interesting structures and forms. This paper presents a preliminary 
phase of a project focused on annotating the fragmentary and manifold 
papyrus material using a Dependency Treebank model.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information see the seminar website at 
http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2014.html

-- 
Dr Gabriel BODARD
Researcher in Digital Epigraphy

Digital Humanities
King's College London
Boris Karloff Building
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

http://www.digitalclassicist.org/
http://www.currentepigraphy.org/



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        Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:50:27 +0000
        From: SenticNet <feeds at sentic.net>
        Subject: CFP: ICDM workshop series on opinion mining


Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction (SENTIRE)
http://sentic.net/sentire

Submissions are invited for the 4th edition of Sentiment Elicitation from
Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction (SENTIRE), the IEEE ICDM
workshop series on opinion mining. The term SENTIRE comes from the Latin feel
and it is root of words such as sentiment and sensation. SENTIRE aims to provide
an international forum for researchers in the field of opinion mining and
sentiment analysis to share information on their latest investigations in social
information retrieval and their applications both in academic research areas and
industrial sectors. The broader context of the workshop comprehends Web mining,
AI, Semantic Web, information retrieval and natural language processing. The
workshop is going to be held in Shenzhen on 14th December 2014. For more
information, please visit: http://sentic.net/sentire

RATIONALE

Memory and data capacities double approximately every two years and, apparently,
the Web is following the same rule. User-generated contents, in particular, are
an ever-growing source of opinion and sentiments which are continuously spread
worldwide through blogs, wikis, fora, chats and social networks. The
distillation of knowledge from such sources is a key factor for applications in
fields such as commerce, tourism, education and health, but the quantity and the
nature of the contents they generate make it a very difficult task. Due to such
challenging research problems and wide variety of practical applications,
opinion mining and sentiment analysis have become very active research areas in
the last decade.

Our understanding and knowledge of the problem and its solution are still
limited as natural language understanding techniques are still pretty weak. Most
of current research in sentiment analysis, in fact, merely relies on machine
learning algorithms. Such algorithms, despite most of them being very effective,
produce no human understandable results such that we know little about how and
why output values are obtained. All such approaches, moreover, rely on
syntactical structure of text, which is far from the way human mind processes
natural language. Next-generation opinion mining systems should employ
techniques capable to better grasp the conceptual rules that govern sentiment
and the clues that can convey these concepts from realization to verbalization
in the human mind.

TOPICS

SENTIRE aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the field of
opinion mining and sentiment analysis to share information on their latest
investigations in social information retrieval and their applications both in
academic research areas and industrial sectors. The broader context of the
workshop comprehends Web mining, AI, Semantic Web, information retrieval and
natural language processing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Sentiment identification & classification
• Opinion and sentiment summarization & visualization
• Explicit & latent semantic analysis for sentiment mining
• Concept-level opinion and sentiment analysis
• Sentic computing
• Opinion and sentiment search & retrieval
• Time evolving opinion & sentiment analysis
• Semantic multidimensional scaling for sentiment analysis
• Multidomain & cross-domain evaluation
• Domain adaptation for sentiment classification
• Multimodal sentiment analysis
• Multimodal fusion for continuous interpretation of semantics
• Multilingual sentiment analysis & re-use of knowledge bases
• Knowledge base construction & integration with opinion analysis
• Transfer learning of opinion & sentiment with knowledge bases
• Sentiment corpora & annotation
• Affective knowledge acquisition for sentiment analysis
• Biologically inspired opinion mining
• Sentiment topic detection & trend discovery
• Big social data analysis
• Social ranking
• Social network analysis
• Social media marketing
• Comparative opinion analysis
• Opinion spam detection

TIMEFRAME

• August 1st, 2014: Submission deadline
• September 26th, 2014: Notification of acceptance
• October 20th, 2014: Final manuscripts due
• December 14th, 2014: Workshop date

SUBMISSIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

Authors are required to follow IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author
Guidelines. The paper length is limited to 10 pages, including references,
diagrams, and appendices, if any. Manuscripts are to be submitted through
EasyChair. Each submitted paper will be evaluated by three PC members with
respect to its novelty, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and
experiments. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE ICDM proceedings.
Selected, expanded versions of papers presented at the workshop will be invited
to a forthcoming Special Issue of Cognitive Computation on opinion mining and
sentiment analysis.

ORGANIZERS
• Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
• Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
• Yunqing Xia, Tsinghua University (China)
• Yongzheng Zhang, LinkedIn Inc. (USA)






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