[Humanist] 27.906 events: graphics & heritage; Nebraska forum; Victorian lives & letters

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Fri Mar 21 07:39:05 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 906.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>           (104)
        Subject: The 12th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural
                Heritage: CFP

  [2]   From:    Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>                        (8)
        Subject: 2014 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities

  [3]   From:    Marion Thain <marion.thain at nyu.edu>                       (32)
        Subject: 19th Century Digitization

        Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:14:57 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: The 12th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage: CFP
        In-Reply-To: <CAHTmxXSb=7wh3u-GbEVzhoa_xxbk2+=LzNFgagH_8N6JEpDGVw at mail.gmail.com>

                                               1st  C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S

                                               Paper Submission Deadline: May 16, 2014

                The 12th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage

                          October, 6th - 8th 2014, Darmstadt, Germany

                                                               in cooperation with
                                                          TU Darmstadt
                                                   Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt



You are cordially invited to contribute to the 12th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH) that, for the first time, will take place in Darmstadt, Germany.

Archaeologists and Cultural Heritage scientists as well as ICT experts have in the past collaborated to find solutions to optimize all aspects of managing and delivering cultural information to new generations, but still many unsolved problems remain. In continuation to last years' workshop series, we would like to invite you to participate and contribute to the European Forum for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applied to the Cultural Heritage domain. Following a long tradition, this event focuses on the integration of digital tools and solutions into the practice of Cultural Heritage, Archaeology and Museums.

GCH 2014 will take place in Darmstadt, the birth place of the last Empress of Russia, Tsarina Alexandra Romanov. Darmstadt is famous for its 'Jugendstil' (art nouveau) buildings. The establishment of the Mathildenhöhe artists colony more than 100 years ago played its part in raising Darmstadt to prominence. Magnificent art nouveau houses give this hill of muses an unmistakable character. Through science, literature, art and architecture, Darmstadt has developed a wholly unique appeal that has earned it much acclaim. Today, Darmstadt boasts a great diversity of science and art, many publishing houses and graphic design studios, as well as the European Space Agency's satellite control centre and internationally acclaimed institutes for ICT, literature, art and music - all of this reflected in Darmstadt's official name as 'City of Science'.

The 12th EUROGRAPHICS Workshops on Graphics and Cultural Heritage aims to foster an international dialogue between the different fields of expertise and in particular allow ICT experts to have a better understanding of the critical requirements of CH scientists for managing, processing and delivering cultural information to a broader audience. Focus of this year's forum is to present and showcase new developments within the overall process chain, from data acquisition, 3D documentation, analysis and synthesis, semantical modelling, data management, to the point of virtual museums or new forms of interactive presentations and 3D printing solutions. GCH 2014 therefore provides scientists, engineers and CH managers a possibility to discuss new ICT technologies applied to data modelling, reconstruction and processing, digital libraries, virtual museums, interactive environments and applications for CH, ontologies and semantic processing, management and archiving, standards and documentation, as well as its transfer into practice. The result of this interaction will be disseminated through use of innovative digital techniques in research and education for Cultural Heritage and through publications: on-going project results, preliminary ideas and works in progress, and overviews of research in the use of digital technology in the context of Cultural Heritage.
We therefore seek original, innovative and previously unpublished contributions in theoretical or applied areas of the digital cultural heritage domain, challenging the state of the art solutions and leveraging new ideas for future developments. In particular:

   * 2/3/4D data capturing and processing in Cultural Heritage
   * Material acquisition and presentation
   * Spatial and mobile augmentation of physical collections with digital presentations
   * Data acquisition technologies
   * Digital libraries and 3D documents
   * Digital capture and annotation of intangible heritage (performance, audio, dance, oral)
   * Interactive environments and applications for Cultural Heritage
   * Visualization and Virtual Museums
   * 3D printing based on new appearance models
   * Preservation and digital archiving of artefacts
   * Metadata, classification schemes, ontologies and semantic processing
   * Multilingual applications, tools and systems for Cultural Heritage
   * Multimedia data acquisition, management and archiving
   * Multi-modal interfaces and rendering for Cultural Heritage
   * On-site and remotely sensed data collections
   * Serious games in Cultural Heritage
   * Storytelling and design of heritage communications
   * Standards and documentation
   * Usability, effectiveness and interface design for Cultural Heritage Applications
   * Tools for education and training in Cultural Heritage
   * New business models and technology transfer into practice

GCH 2014 will also include "State-of-the-Art Reports", inspired by the EG STARs. These are longer papers providing useful novel overviews of research in the fields of computer graphics, computer science and related fields that can benefit the multidisciplinary nature of GCH. They are survey papers in what the community considers important areas that have not been covered before or recently. Their aim is to give a detailed account of the principles, algorithms and open problems of a research area, so that an interested reader can quickly become up to speed in this field. We warmly encourage all colleagues to submit to the STAR reports. Two STAR reports will be selected by peer review and published in the local proceedings together with the short and project papers. GCH-STAR authors will present their work within a 60 minute presentation during GCH 2014.


We are seeking contributions by following means:

- Full research papers presenting new innovative results: these papers will
  be published by Eurographics in the EG Symposium Series (diglib.eg.org/EG/DL/WS/VAST http://diglib.eg.org/EG/DL/WS/VAST ).
- GCH-STAR reports providing a useful novel overview of research in the fields
  of computer graphics, computer science and related fields that can benefit
  the multidisciplinary nature of this workshop series.
- Short papers presenting preliminary results and work-in-progress or focusing
  on on-going projects, the description of project organization, use of technology,
  and lesson learned. These papers will be published in the
  "Projects & Short Papers" proceedings volume.
- Tutorials and Workshops: the conference will also host half-day and full-day
  working sessions that provide an opportunity to get in touch with ongoing
  projects and cutting-edge research in the field of digital technologies for
  Cultural Heritage.

The best papers of the Conference will be proposed for an extended submission to ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (http://jocch.acm.org/).


May  9                  Abstract (mandatory for all contributions);
May  16                               Full Papers, Short Papers, STAR reports due
July 2                    Workshops & Tutorials, Exhibitions
July 14                  Notification
Sept 1                   Final Camera Ready due for accepted works, early registration

Formatting & Templates

More details on templates, formatting guidelines and submission/registration procedures can be found at: http://diglib.eg.org/GCH2014

For further inquiries get in contact with: info-GCH2014 at eg.org<mailto:info-GCH2014 at eg.org>

   * Event Co-Chairs:
               Dieter Fellner  (TU Darmstadt/Fraunhofer IGD, Germany)
               Roberto Scopigno  (CNR, Pisa, Italy)

   * Program Co-Chairs:
               Reinhard Klein (Univ. Bonn, Germany)
               Pedro Santos (Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt, Germany)

   * Program Committee:

               Pierre Alliez              Dieter Fritsch              Fabio Remondino
               Carlos Andujar             Luc van Gol             Patrick Reuter
               David Arnold                Sorin Hermon        Maria Roussou
               Juan Barcelo                        Wim Hupperertz           Holly Rushmeier
               Andreas Bienert                 Marinos Ioannidis         Robert Sablatnig
               Vinzenz Brinkmann          Livio de Luca                    Michela Spagnuolo
               Alan Chalmers              Marco Marchesi        Didier Stricker
               Martin Dörr          Sofia Pescarin                 Stella Sylaio
               Anastasios Doulamis        Denis Pitzalis                   Tim Weyrich
               Franz Fischnaller                Marc Pollefeys               Michael Wimmer

   * Local Organising Committee:
               Holger Graf                Arjan Kuijper                             Stefanie Behnke

Looking forward to meet you in Darmstadt!
The Conference Chairs:

Dieter Fellner     Roberto Scopigno
Reinhard Klein     Pedro Santos


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        Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:57:56 +0000
        From: Katherine Walter <kwalter1 at unl.edu>
        Subject: 2014 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities
        In-Reply-To: <CAHTmxXSb=7wh3u-GbEVzhoa_xxbk2+=LzNFgagH_8N6JEpDGVw at mail.gmail.com>

The 2014 Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 10-11, 2014. A public lecture on April 10, "Teaching, Writing, and Researching in the Digital Age," will open the Forum at 3:30 p.m. at the Great Plains Art Museum at 1155 Q Street. Keynote speakers for the public lecture are Matthew L. Jockers (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), T. Mills Kelly (George Mason University), and Ruth Mostern (University of California, Merced).

On Friday, invited scholars will share their current research and lead discussion around the Forum's central theme, "Digital Histories and Digital Authorship." Friday's speakers include Vanessa Holden (Michigan State University), Kyle Roberts (Loyola University Chicago), Ben Schmidt (Northeastern University), and Amanda Visconti (University of Maryland). Friday's sessions will be held in the Gaughan Multicultural Center on the UNL City Campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. Registration, which is free, is required for Friday's events. Register here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sEd4yGK-K6HKyOVKXdev1LYsqL4_wQxuOKZliQG4bWw/viewform>.

More information, including participant bios and presentation abstracts, is available at http://cdrh.unl.edu/opportunities/nebraskaforum.php

Elizabeth Lorang, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Projects Librarian
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
cdrh.unl.edu http://cdrh.unl.edu  | civilwardc.org http://civilwardc.org  | whitmanarchive.org http://whitmanarchive.org

        Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:32:09 -0400
        From: Marion Thain <marion.thain at nyu.edu>
        Subject: 19th Century Digitization
        In-Reply-To: <CAHTmxXSb=7wh3u-GbEVzhoa_xxbk2+=LzNFgagH_8N6JEpDGVw at mail.gmail.com>


AHRC-funded Colloquium, 16-17 June 2014: School of English, University
of Leeds
PI Professor Francis O'Gorman (Leeds); Co-I Dr Marion Thain (Sheffield);
Administrator Thomas Mandall

 Subject - Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium (VLLC)

 As part of a major project in nineteenth-century digital curation, we are
holding a two-day AHRC-funded Research Network colloquium at the University
of Leeds on 16-17 June. The event is designed to introduce the VLLC, a new
large-scale manuscript digitization project involving ourselves and
partners in the United States (beginning with Ruskin's diary notebooks and
with other major collections of 19th-century lives and letters in the UK
and US planned). The event will bring together a group of experts to advise
us on the development and enhancement of the project, including in terms of

a)    technical development;

b)    partnerships with libraries, archives, and universities;

c)    financial sustainability;

d)    editorial standards and academic development

Major figures internationally and nationally in nineteenth-century editing
and curation, as well as senior figures in digital humanities, will be

We also have funds to bring UK research students and post-doctoral
researchers to the event, and warmly invite expressions of interest from
those currently involved in any element of 19th-century digital
curation/editing/digital humanities more generally. Funded attendance will
also involve the opportunity to be part of a roundtable discussion within
the colloquium. To be considered for inclusion, please send both of us a
brief description of your current work and how it intersects with the areas
listed earlier in this paragraph by *10 April 2014*.

Yours sincerely

Francis O'Gorman and Marion Thain

f.j.o'gorman at leeds.ac.uk; m.thain at sheffield.ac.uk

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