[Humanist] 27.920 events: pedagogy of historical enquiry; visual analytics

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 27 08:18:52 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 920.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Kraft, Gabriele" <gkraft at gcdh.de>                        (28)
        Subject: International Summer School: Visual Analysis with Digital

  [2]   From:    Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>                    (57)
        Subject: Historical Enquiry Workshop - using technology to develop
                students' research skills

        Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:04:45 +0000
        From: "Kraft, Gabriele" <gkraft at gcdh.de>
        Subject: International Summer School: Visual Analysis with Digital Tools

Dear Humanists,

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) is hosting an International Summer School focusing on the ‘Visual Analysis with Digital Tools’. It will take place from 28 July to 1 August 2014 in Göttingen, Germany.

The Digital Humanities enhance the methods of traditional research in the humanities through automated data acquisition and processing. Visualisations can play a central role in analysing such data. This Summer School will address a set of fundamental problems, such as requirements for scientific visualisation or visual strategies. The main goal, however, is to focus on the practical side to enable the participants to tackle specific visualisation problems in order to advance their own research.

There will be two separate strands:
1. Analysing Words and Networks with ConText: Information and Relation Extraction from Text Data, Network Visualisation and Analysis
The focus of this workshop is on teaching practical, hands-on skills for using text analysis methods in an informed, systematic and efficient fashion. Our goal is to equip the participants with the skills and tools needed to use the covered techniques for their own research and text data sets.
2. 3D Documentation for Cultural Heritage: Geometry Acquisition and Processing
This strand will focus on the visualisation of objects such as sculptures, plaster figurines, etc. and is aimed at students of archaeology, (art) history and related disciplines. After refreshing some basic geometric knowledge and an introduction to technical terms like ‘sampling density’, the strand will shift to practical work. The participants will be acquainted with state-of-the-art equipment and software in the 3D modeling field (Breuckmann/AICON).

Both workshops will take place in parallel, from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The afternoons will be reserved for the presentation of Digital Humanities projects and small workshops. The programme is complemented by two evening keynotes held by experts in the Visual Analytics field, Prof. Dr. Daniel Keim, Chair for Data Analysis and Visualisation at the University of Constance, and Manuel Lima, founder of visualcomplexity.

We are inviting up to 40 international participants (MA and PhD students). Up to 20 students can be registered for each one of the two strands.
Please send a covering letter indicating which strand you’re interested in,  a short CV (1 page max.), and a letter of motivation (2 pages max.) as one integral PDF file to the coordinator of the Summer School, Frank Fischer (frank.fischer at zentr.uni-goettingen.de).
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014. You will be notified on your application status until 15 May 2014.

Costs and fees:
The registration fee for accepted applicants is 80 € and includes costs for tuition (workshops + lectures) and lunches in the refectory. We provide free accommodation in near-by hostels (mostly dormitory-style) or holiday homes.
For further information, please visit the summer school website (http://www.gcdh.de/summer-school-2014/).

With best wishes,
Ele Kraft

Gabriele Kraft
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
Papendiek 16
D-37073 Göttingen
Tel: 0049 551 39 20476
Email: gkraft at gcdh.de<mailto:gkraft at gcdh.de>
http://www.gcdh.de http://www.gcdh.de/

        Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:25:07 +0000
        From: Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>
        Subject: Historical Enquiry Workshop - using technology to develop students' research skills

Historical Enquiry - using technology to develop students' research skills

11 April 2014 10:00 - 16:00

Portrait Room, Grove House,University of Roehampton (London, UK)

Funded by the Higher Educatuion Academy

Organised by Dr Ted Vallance<http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/Ted-Vallance/>,
reader in early modern history at the Department of Humanities, in
collaboration with Edge Hill University.

The event is free but

   - How do we help students make the transition from guided study at
   school and college level to the more independent learning required at
   - How can we encourage students to be reflective and self-aware in their
   approach to their academic work?
   - How do we teach students to be effective and discerning researchers?

This event will offer some possible digital solutions to these questions.
The workshop will present the initial findings from an HEA-funded
collaborative teaching development project, run by Edge Hill and Roehampton
universities, which explores using online tools and platforms to support
student learning on two first-year undergraduate history courses. The
workshop will include presentations from students and academic staff
involved in the project, and will offer evaluations of usage data gathered
from the module sites. The workshop will also cover technical aspects of
the project such as the employment of Mahara e-portfolio software.

The workshop should be of interest to teachers of history in both secondary
and further/higher education. It may be of particular interest to those
looking to develop, refresh and enhance first-year methodology and skills
courses in history and other related arts and humanities subjects. The
event is free and includes refreshments and lunch but registration is
compulsory as places are limited. Please contact the event organiser if you
have any special dietary requirements, access needs and/or require parking
at the event.

   - 10.00-10.30 Welcome and coffee/tea (Adam Room, Grove House, University
   of Roehampton)
   - 10.30-11.30 Introduction from University of Roehampton and Edge Hill
   teaching team to the project and test modules (Portrait Room, Grove House)
   - 11.30-12.30 Exploration of example tools and platforms (Portrait Room)
   - 12.30 -1.30 Lunch (sandwich buffet)
   - 1.30-3.00pm Initial project evaluation – Edge Hill and University of
   Roehampton evaluation teams (Portrait Room)
   - 3.00-3.15 Tea/coffee break
   - 3.15-4.00pm Response and reflection on historical enquiry and online
   learning (Professor Alan Booth) (Portrait Room)
   - 4.00-4.30pm Drinks reception (Adam Room)

For more information on travelling to Roehampton and for campus maps:

Do you have questions about Historical Enquiry - using technology to
develop students' research skills?
Contact Dr. Ted Vallance, Reader in Early Modern History, Department of
Roehampton University - edward.vallance [at] roehampton.ac.uk



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