[Humanist] 27.915 events: TEI; social media; THATCamp; minimal computing

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Tue Mar 25 06:52:16 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 915.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Chris Forster <csforste at syr.edu>                          (18)
        Subject: EVENT: THATCamp Central New York, Syracuse University, April

  [2]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (13)
        Subject: CFP: Social Media and Society Conference

  [3]   From:    John Simpson <john.simpson at ualberta.ca>                   (11)
        Subject: Call For Presentations: Kickstarting the GO::DH Minimal
                Computing Working Group @ DH2014

  [4]   From:    "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>                  (94)
        Subject: TEI Hackathon DH2014 Workshop (July 7)

        Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:33:47 +0000
        From: Chris Forster <csforste at syr.edu>
        Subject: EVENT: THATCamp Central New York, Syracuse University, April 11-12

Hi Folks,

Those in the area of central New York (USA), may be interested in attending THATCamp CNY April 11 and 12 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. Additional information is below. Please feel free to spread this message far and wide. Registration is currently open and will remain open until we we can admit no more.

THATCamp CNY 2014
When: Friday April 11 (9:00am - 4:30pm) and Saturday April 12 (9:00am - 12:00pm).
What: THATCamp Central New York, 2014
Where: Bird Library, Syracuse University

THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp." It is an "unconference": an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.

We'll provide breakfast, lunch, and coffee. You bring curiosity, some energy, and maybe a laptop, and we'll see what we can do.

THATCamp is a great opportunity for established digital humanists to share methodologies, or for beginners to learn the ropes. Have questions? Bring them!

If you're interested apply now; then feel free to propose a session on the THATCamp CNY 2014 site. As the event approaches we'll remind folks to propose sessions. Sessions can be on any topic relevant to the humanities and technology. Final determination of sessions (what gets discussed---text analysis, teaching with technology, maps and cultural analysis, whatever!) will happen on the morning of the event, based on the interest of folks assembled.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to email: thatcampcny2014 at gmail.com
For more on THATCamp, see: http://thatcamp.org/about/
To apply for THATCamp Central New York, 2014, please visit: http://cny2014.thatcamp.org/register/

Co-Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the SU Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Syracuse University Library


Chris Forster
Assistant Professor, English
Syracuse University

        Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:42:54 -0400
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Social Media and Society Conference

Thought this CFP would be of interest to those of us doing social network
analysis, data mining, etc.


Location: Toronto
Date: Sept 27-28
Abstracts due: April 19th

Kim Martin
PhD Candidate`
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
Twitter: @antimony27
Blog: http://howhumanistsread.com/  http://howhumanistsread.wordpress.com/ 

        Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:41:30 -0700 (PDT)
        From: John Simpson <john.simpson at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Call For Presentations: Kickstarting the GO::DH Minimal Computing Working Group @ DH2014

***-_-_-_-_-_-*** Please share this widely as we would like as global a representation as possible ***-_-_-_-_-_-***

The GlobalOutlook::DigitalHumanities (GO::DH) Minimal Computing Working Group is looking to kickstart itself with a workshop at this year’s DH conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.  We are looking to collect upwards of thirty presenters from the global DH community to share their current experiences with minimal computing in a lightning talk format.  This series of showcase talks will be followed by a focused collection of ideas directed at how the working group should proceed and then some initial decision making about which of these ideas to pursue and who should lead them.


The GO::DH Minimal Computer Working Group uses “minimal computing” to simultaneously capture the maintenance, refurbishing, and use of machines to do DH work out of necessity along with the use of new streamlined computing hardware like the Raspberry Pi or the Arduino micro controller to do DH work by choice.  This dichotomy of choice vs. necessity focuses the group on computing that is decidedly not high-performance and importantly not first-world desktop computing.  By operating at this intersection between choice and necessity minimal computing forces important concepts and practices within the DH community to the fore.  In this way minimal computing is also an intellectual concept, akin to environmentalism, asking for balance between gains and costs in related areas that include social justice issues and de-manufacturing and reuse, not to mention re-thinking high-income assumptions about “e-waste” and what people do with it.

Visit http://www.globaloutlookdh.org/working-groups/minimal-computing/kickstart-workshop/ for the full call and find out how you can get involved.

***-_-_-_-_-_-*** Please share this widely as we would like as global a representation as possible ***-_-_-_-_-_-***


John Simpson
Postdoctoral Fellow
INKE and Text Mining & Visualization for Literary History
University of Alberta

        Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:35:00 -0400
        From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: TEI Hackathon DH2014 Workshop (July 7)

Call for Participation

We are inviting applications to participate in the TEI Hackathon full day
workshop that will be held on July 7, 2014, as a pre-conference session at
DH2014 (http://dh2014.org/).

Digital humanists, librarians, publishers, and many others use the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines to mark up electronic texts, and over
time have created a critical mass of XML — some conforming to known subsets
of the TEI Guidelines, some to individual customizations; in some cases
intricate and dense, in others lean and expedient; some enriched with
extensive external  metadata, others with details marked explicitly in the
text. The fruits of this labor are most often destined for display online
or on paper (!), indexing, and more rarely, visualisation. Techniques of
processing this markup beyond display and indexing are less well-understood
and not accessible to the broad community of users, however, and
programmers sometimes regard TEI XML as over-complex and hard to process.

What We’ll Do

The goal of the hackathon is to make significant progress on a few projects
during one day of work (from 9am to roughly 5.30pm).

Possible projects might include but are not limited to:

   * applying visualisation to TEI documents or schemas/ODDs (e.g.
visualizing the TEI conceptual model)

   * mining a large corpus of texts for some data facet and visualising the

   * rendering complex markup in an innovative and playful way

   * writing input or output filters for existing bits of software

   * extending existing TEI software to take advantage of external
resources such as Zotero

   * adding a TEI mode to a web editor

   * Programming for multilingual resources

All participants will begin discussing the projects that have been proposed
before the hackathon, and select a small number to be worked on. More
concrete discussion about tools and specs will take place before the date
of the hackathon so participants can hit the ground running during the
hackathon. On the day of the hackathon, participants will form groups, and
work on their projects. Workshop organizers and invited experts will be on
hand to consult on TEI details and strategies of dealing with them.

The organisers will provide refreshments during the day, will make sample
texts available if needed, and will help with software setup where
possible. Participants will need to bring their own laptop computers


This workshop is intended for reasonably experienced DH practitioners, who
may not hitherto have experimented with TEI XML, as well as those who have
already been using TEI and developing TEI tools. If you don’t fall into
either of these categories, but you have a project that is appropriate for
the hackathon, please apply or contact us directly.

Application process

Applicants will email their application with the following information to
hackathon at tei-c.org.



   Contact information (email)

   Skills and experience (to help select projects)

   One or two suggested projects. These don’t have to be described in great
detail, as they will be discussed and shaped further in June.

Deadline: Midnight (EST) April 17 (applications received after this date
will be considered on a rolling basis only if space remains available)

Notification: by April 30

The selection will be carried out by the programme committee based on
variety of expertise, interest in challenges with broad application,
geographical and gender balance.

Organizers and Experts

Please don’t hesitate to contact the organizers if you have any questions.

Programme committee:

Hugh Cayless (hugh.cayless at duke.edu), TEI Technical Council - Research
programmer for the Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing

Arianna Ciula (ariananciula at roehampton.ac.uk), TEI Board of Directors -
Research Facilitator (Humanities) at the University of Roehampton

James Cummings (james.cummings at it.ox.ac.uk), TEI Technical Council (chair)
-  Senior Digital Research Specialist in Academic IT at University of
Oxford’s IT Services

Elli Mylonas  (elli.mylonas at brown.edu), TEI Technical Council - Senior
Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University

Sebastian Rahtz (sebastian.rahtz at it.ox.ac.uk), TEI Technical Council -
Director of Academic IT at University of  Oxford’s IT Services

Other TEI and DH experts

Syd Bauman, Senior XML programmer analyst at Northeastern University
Digital Scholarship Group

Alexander Czmiel, researcher in Digital Humanities at the
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Follow up

Participants will have the option of applying for a grant of up to $1000
from the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium to allow them to finish their
work and make it available to others. Details for this competition will be
provided after the workshop has taken place.

This workshop is being sponsored by the TEI Consortium (
http://www.tei-c.org/) which will provide lunch, coffee and snacks.

Thank you,    --elli

[Elli Mylonas
 Senior Digital Humanities Librarian
 Center for Digital Scholarship
 University Library
 Brown University

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