[Humanist] 28.240 events: prosopography; cultural literacy; palaeography

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jul 31 18:05:58 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 240.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Tupman, Charlotte" <charlotte.tupman at KCL.AC.UK>          (16)
        Subject: Seminar: Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies

  [2]   From:    "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>            (23)
        Subject: Registration Opens for DigiPal Symposium: Monday 1st
                September 2014 at King's College London...

  [3]   From:    Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>                   (101)
        Subject: Cultural Literacy in Europe - CFP deadline 31 Aug

        Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:08:01 +0000
        From: "Tupman, Charlotte" <charlotte.tupman at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2014

Friday August 1st at 16:30, in Room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford) and Gabriel Bodard (King's College London): 'Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies: Data and Relations in Greco-Roman Names (SNAP:DRGN)'

SNAP:DRGN (snapdrgn.net) is an AHRC-funded exploratory project which aims to address the problem of linking together large prosopographies (datsets containing information about persons, names and person-like entities) managed in heterogeneous systems and formats. This paper will explore the background to and results of the work, describe the problems, the data and the tools we can produce to illustrate of the value of the data, and demonstrate research methods for working with the new material and information produced.


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. Charlotte Tupman
Project Research Associate & Study Abroad Tutor
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7145

        Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:53:07 +0000
        From: "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Registration Opens for DigiPal Symposium: Monday 1st September 2014 at King's College London...

Dear all,

It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital
Humanities (King's College London) announce the programme for the fourth
DigiPal Symposium. For those who have attended in previous years, it will be
the usual mix of medieval manuscripts, Digital Humanities, camaraderie and
computer-assisted palaeography. And if you haven't attended before, then
now's an excellent time to start. Speakers include Dot Porter, Julia Crick,
Peter Stokes, Ben Pohl and a galaxy of others. Well perhaps not a galaxy,
but one speaker seems to have a galactic title.

Registration is required, but it's free. And with lunch and wine thrown in,
how could you go wrong? Aside from missing it ;-)

More details, and a link to register, here:


Hope to see you in September,


Dr Stewart J Brookes
Research Associate
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London


        Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:03:45 +0100
        From: Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>
        Subject: Cultural Literacy in Europe - CFP deadline 31 Aug

Dear all,

This is a remainder that the deadline for the call for papers for the first
conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) is open
until the 31st of August.

See strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics.

Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations
and disseminate the announcement. A number of bursaries is also available
(see details below).


Dr Arianna Ciula
Research Facilitator
Department of Humanities
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PH

arianna.ciula at roehampton.ac.uk  | www.roehampton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 5763
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Cultural Literacy in Europe

First International Conference – London, 16-18 April 2015

Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 August 2014
Registration will open on 1 July 2014

This international conference will bring together academics interested in
the development of Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS) in Europe and
beyond, as well as policymakers at European and national level. The
language of the Conference will be English.

First set up in 2007 by the European Science Foundation Standing Committee
for the Humanities,Cultural Literacy in Europe ran as an ESF-COST synergy
2009-2012 including international interdisciplinary workshops in four areas
of LCS research – Cultural memory, Migration & Translation, Electronic
textuality and Biopolitics, biosociality and the body. The initial two
outcomes were an ESF-COST Science Policy Briefing (
no 48), published in January 2013, and a volume,From Literature to Cultural
coedited by Naomi Segal and Daniela Koleva, published by Palgrave Macmillan
in July 2014.

No longer restricted to studying manuscripts, printed books or other
language based genres in a philological mode, LCS researchers are now
concerned rather with four essential conceptual elements, using them to
describe, analyse and evaluate what may broadly be called the symbolic
dimension of humanity’s relationship with material reality: textuality,
rhetoricity, fictionality, and historicity. These concepts both represent
crucial structures and processes at work in cultural objects and at the
same time offer key techniques for understanding them. Working often
together or in comparative engagement, they indicate ways in which all
knowledge, all social activity, can be read.


The Steering Committee of the 2015 Conference invites proposals for
individual papers and project presentations.

*** Submission Topics ***

Proposals should refer to one or more of the following areas:

Current developments and issues in LCS research in any of the four fields:

- Cultural memory;
- Migration & Translation;
- Digital textuality;
- Biopolitics, biosociality and the body.

- How LCS already relates to the social and cultural challenges of
21st-century Europe;
- How LCS can continue to do so in the future.

See also additional ideas for topics:

*** Submission Types ***

Individual papers — These are academic papers. They will be grouped into
parallel sessions: each paper will be 15 minutes long followed by
questions. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including
Project presentations — These are presentations of projects which are
successful examples of LCS research with impact on social and cultural
They will be presented in a plenary panel: each presentation will be 10
minutes followed by discussion. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words
(1000 including bibliography).

*** Submission Procedure ***

Proposals must be submitted by 31 August 2014 on-line (
https://www.conftool.net/cleurope-2015/). Your abstract must not exceed 750
words (1000 including bibliography).

*** Bursaries ***

A number of Early-Career Bursaries, worth £245 [€300] each, to offset
conference expenses, are available, closing date also on 31 August 2014. To
be eligible, applicants must have obtained PhD no more than 8 years ago and
with successful viva completed by the time of the conference. You do not
need to be giving a paper/project presentation at the conference to be
considered for a bursary. See details on how to apply:

*Cultural Literacy in Europe* is endorsed by several partners: ESF, which
has funded the project since its inception, the Birkbeck Institute for the
Humanities, hosting the first conference, as well as the Academia Europaea,
ALLEA, COST, EADH, ECHIC, ICLA, Sofia University, University of Roehampton
and Warwick University’s Connecting Cultures Research Priority Programme.
If your institution wants to become a partner, please contact us.

Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee:

Dr Arianna Ciula, University of Roehampton (UK)
Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, European Science Foundation (FR)
Dr Daniela Koleva, University of Sofia (BG)
Dr Loredana Polezzi, University of Warwick (UK)
Prof Naomi Segal, Birckbeck (UK)

Please send queries using the contact form: http://cleurope.eu/contact/

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