[Humanist] 28.24 events many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 15 02:47:15 CEST 2014

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 24.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Bridget Almas <balmas at GMAIL.COM>                          (66)
        Subject: DH-CASE II Workshop CFP

  [2]   From:    "Clare Mills" <c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk>                 (52)
        Subject: DHC 2014 Call for Papers - DEADLINE APPROACHING!

  [3]   From:    Martin Wynne <martin.wynne at it.ox.ac.uk>                   (73)
        Subject: Call for Participation: Talk of Europe - Travelling CLARIN

  [4]   From:    Francesca Benatti <francesca.benatti at gmail.com>           (41)
        Subject: Digitising the Image seminar, The Open University, 20 May

  [5]   From:    Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>                             (39)
        Subject: Registration for CaTaC'14 now open

        Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 18:45:47 -0400
        From: Bridget Almas <balmas at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: DH-CASE II Workshop CFP

=== DH-CASE II Workshop CFP

We invite submissions for DH-CASE II: Collaborative Annotations in Shared Environments:
metadata, tools and techniques in the Digital Humanities, to be held in conjunction
with the ACM Document Engineering 2014 conference.

== Focus of workshop

 From cuneiform tablets, ancient scrolls, and papyri, to contemporary letters, books,
and manuscripts, corpora of interest to humanities scholars span the world's cultures
and historic range. More and more documents are being transliterated, digitized, and
made available for study with digital tools. Scholarship ranges from translation to
interpretation, from syntactic analysis to multi-corpus synthesis of patterns and
ideas. Underlying much of humanities scholarship is the activity of annotation.
Annotation of the "aboutness" of documents and entities ranges from linguistic markup,
to structural and semantic relations, to subjective commentary; annotation of "activity"
around documents and entities includes scholarly workflows, analytic processes, and
patterns of influence among a community of scholars. Sharable annotations and
collaborative environments support scholarly discourse, facilitating traditional
practices and enabling new ones.

The focus of this workshop is on the tools and environments that support annotation,
broadly defined, including modeling, authoring, analysis, publication and sharing.
We will explore shared challenges and differing approaches, seeking to identify
emerging best practices, as well as those approaches that may have potential for
wider application or influence.

== Call

We invite contributions related to the intersection of theory, design, and
implementation, emphasizing a "big-picture" view of architectural, modeling and
integration approaches in digital humanities. Submissions are encouraged that discuss
data and tool reuse, and that explore what the most successful levels are for reusing
the products of a digital humanities project (complete systems? APIs? plugins/modules?
data models?). Submissions discussing an individual project should focus on these
larger questions, rather than primarily reporting on the project's activities. This
workshop is a forum in which to consider the connections and influences between DH
annotation tools and environments, and the tools and models used in other domains,
that may provide new approaches to the challenges we face. It is also a locus for
the discussion of emerging standards and practices such as OAC (Open Annotation
Collaboration) and Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LODLAM).

== Submission procedures

Papers should be submitted at www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhcase2014.
An abstract of up to 400 words must be submitted by June 1st, and the deadline for
full papers (6 to 8 pages) is June 8, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed by the
program committee and selected external reviewers. Papers must follow the ACM SIG
Proceedings format.

Up to three papers of exceptional quality/impact will be invited to submit an extended
abstract (2-4 pages) for inclusion in the DocEng 2014 conference proceedings.

== Key dates:
June 1    Abstracts due (400 words max)
June 8    Full workshop papers due
June 30   Notification of acceptance to workshop. Up to 3 papers may be invited
            to submit extended abstracts
Sept. 16  Workshop

== Length and Format of Workshop

DH-CASE is a full day workshop. Authors of accepted papers will have time to
present their research/project, followed by a discussion of emerging themes,
best practices, and the potential for integration or collaboration. We will
summarize the workshop and discussion to the broader DocEng community during
the conference.

It is planned that proceedings will be published via the ACM International Conference
Proceedings Series. Workshop organizers will produce and submit a paper to "Digital
Humanities Quarterly" (www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/) summarizing topics that arise
in the workshop. We may consider a special issue on workshop topics or key findings
to an appropriate journal.

== Workshop Organization

The DH-CASE II workshop is organized by Patrick Schmitz, Dr. Laurie Pearce, and
Quinn Dombrowski (U.C. Berkeley). The workshop is sponsored by U.C. Berkeley Research IT.

See also the workshop website at: research-it.berkeley.edu/dhcase2014.

        Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 17:40:16 +0100
        From: "Clare Mills" <c.e.mills at sheffield.ac.uk>
        Subject: DHC 2014 Call for Papers - DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Dear all,

The deadline for submitting proposals for the next Digital Humanities
Congress in Sheffield is this Friday (16 April) so you have just a couple
more days to get your submissions in. Further details below.

Best wishes,

Digital Humanities Congress 2014
Call for Papers

The University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute with the support
of Centernet is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day
conference to be held in Sheffield during 4th - 6th September 2014.

The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two
years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and
techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology
within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry
and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines
within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome.

The conference will take place at the University's residential conference
facility, The Edge.

Keynote Speakers

• Professor Laura Mandell (Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities,
Media and Culture, Texas A & M University) 

• Dr Fred Truyen (Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Head of
CS/Digital Media Lab at the Institute for  Cultural Studies, KU Leuven) 

• Professor Paul Arthur (Professor of Digital Humanities, The University of
Western Sydney)

Submitting a proposal

Proposals for papers, sessions and posters should be submitted by email to
dhc2014 at sheffield.ac.uk
<mailto:dhc2014 at sheffield.ac.uk%3cmailto:dhc2014 at sheffield.ac.uk>  by 16

Download full guidelines for submitting a proposal (PDF)

Discounted registration

All successful proposers will be eligible for the early bird registration
packages. Early bird registration will end on 30 June 2014.

• Discounted full residential package incl. registration and ensuite bed and
breakfast accommodation: £240 (full price: £290)

• Discounted non-residential package: £129 (full price: £179)

• Student full residential package incl. registration and ensuite bed and
breakfast accommodation: £210

• Student non-residential package: £110

The conference website will be updated when online registration opens.
Further details at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hri/dhc




        Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 12:49:30 +0100
        From: Martin Wynne <martin.wynne at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Call for Participation: Talk of Europe - Travelling CLARIN Campus


The Talk of Europe - Travelling CLARIN Campus project 
(www.talkofeurope.eu) aims to instigate pan-European collaboration by 
organizing three international creative camps in 2014 and 2015. The 
first camp will be held 6-10 October at the Netherlands Institute for 
Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

The Talk of Europe (TOE) project is curating the proceedings of European 
Parliament (EP) from 1996 onwards, available in 21 languages, and 
converting these to RDF. Moreover, the data are enriched with 
biographical and political information on the speakers. Since the data 
are available in multilingual form, this dataset lends itself to be 
linked with resources in other European countries, such as parliamentary 
records or news reports. The RDF dataset and a SPARQL endpoint will be 
made available in September 2014.

The creative camp intends to bring together developers and academic 
researchers, with the goal of making inventive use of the EP dataset, 
exploiting web and natural language processing techniques to add new 
knowledge and functionality to the dataset. The goal is to develop 
proof-of-concept tools that can be applied in scholarly research in the 
political sciences and humanities.

The event will comprise five consecutive days, which will include 1) 
presentations by humanities scholars and political scientists on how 
they use political datasets, 2) presentations by computer scientists 
showing best practices from other projects and 3) practical sessions for 
tool development.


In order to participate, the TOE organisers welcome proposals describing 
ambitions for research tools and/or links with other datasets. 
Submissions should describe the following:

- General description of idea (should not exceed 1000 words) including:
     - The research tool to be developed.
     - The datasets to be used.
     - The scholarly research problem or question to be addressed.
     - Contact info and a short description of research interests for 
all participants who would like to attend.
- A work plan to indicate feasibility of proof-of-concept creation in 5 
- A description of how the tool will be made available after the 
creative camp.

For inspiration, please see www.talkofeurope.eu/cfp/inspiration. To 
submit a proposal, please send a docx or pdf file to 
kemman at eshcc.eur.nlbefore 20 June 2014. Accepted proposals will be made 
available on www.talkofeurope.eu.


- Participants must work in a European country. Proposals from 
developers and academic researchers from one of the following CLARIN 
ERIC member or observer countries are particularly welcome: Austria, 
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, The Netherlands, 
Norway, Poland, Dutch Language Union.
     - Participants are not required to have already been involved with 
     - Master or PhD students, academics further in their career and 
non-academic developers are welcome.
- Proposals that include international collaboration will be prioritized.
- Datasets to be linked with the EP data may be from any type or source.
Proposals with datasets available in http://catalog.clarin.eu/vlo/ are 
particularly welcome.
- Proposals will be ranked to create a distribution of geography of 
participants, language and type of tools


Submissions due: Friday 20 June
Acceptance notification: Friday 27 June
Creative camp: Monday 6 - Friday 10 October 2014 (5 days)


The first creative camp will be held at Netherlands Institute for Sound 
and Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands.


The TOE organisers will offer bursaries for all participants to cover 
all expenses of travel to the venue and staying in the hotel in the 
period of Sunday 5 until Saturday 11 October 2014.


Visit the website www.talkofeurope.eu. For further information and 
questions, please contact Max Kemman (kemman at eshcc.eur.nl).

        Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 12:49:40 +0100
        From: Francesca Benatti <francesca.benatti at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digitising the Image seminar, The Open University, 20 May

The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network is pleased to present the
next event in the Digital Humanities in Practice series:

Digitising the image

Speakers: Nick Hiley (British Cartoon Archive) and James Baker (British

Date: 20 May 2014
Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Venue: Arts Music Studio, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes 
(directions http://oudigitalhumanities.wordpress.com/2014-seminars/directions-to-arts-music-studio/)

Everybody is welcome but registration is required.  To book a place, please
email Heather Scott (heather.scott at open.ac.uk). A sandwich lunch will be

If you cannot join us in person, we can also connect up to five people
remotely via Skype. Please email Heather Scott to register for Skype

Seminar abstracts.

From Digital Surrogates to Digital Originals
Speaker: Nick Hiley (British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent)

The British Cartoon Archive has been digitising its holdings since 1990,
and archiving digital originals since 2011. This presentation looks at the
challenges faced in creating digital images from physical objects, and in
moving to digitally-created originals.

From Digital Images to Digital Research
Speaker: James Baker (BL Labs, British Library)

Digital images can be used for much more than discovery. With the
appropriate metadata or means of querying patterns within the image,
corpora of images can be analysed at scale revealing patterns that may not
be easy to spot through close examination of small hand-crafted collections
of images. Not every digital image, however, can be treated in the same
way. And so this talk will explore how the creation of digital images can
shape and constrain the research that is possible with digital images; how
as a result of how they are made, 'digital images' is a broad category of
primary source material containing many, often very different, types of
research object.

For more information on Digital Humanities at The Open University, please
go to the Digital Humanities at The Open University website:

Dr Francesca Benatti
Research Associate in Digital Humanities
Faculty of Arts
The Open University

        Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 14:42:13 +0000
        From: Charles Ess <cmess at drury.edu>
        Subject: Registration for CaTaC'14 now open


Please cross-post and distribute as you can -

On behalf of Organizing Committee, we are happy to announce that
registration for CaTaC¹14 is now open:


(Please note that those of you from North and South America will not be
able to register with a credit card; you will be asked to register as
indicated, and you will receive an invoice with further payment

Earlybird registration rates will be available through Friday, May 23,

The conference will take place on June 19th-20th, 2014, at the Department
of Informatics, Ole-Johan Dahls hus, University of Oslo (see:
 http://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/ )

The program includes two keynote addresses:

Judith Simon (Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria;
Institute for Technology Assessment, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Germany): "Trust, responsibility & transparency in IT design² (in
conjunction with the "Technology Design: Politics and ethics² track /
Andrew Feenberg (Canada Research Chair in the Philosophy of Technology,
School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada):
(provisional title) "The Internet in Question: a critical affirmation of
its democratic potential²

The final program will be available on the conference websites within the
next few days:


We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo in June!

- Charles Ess (Media and Communication, University of Oslo) - co-organizer
Maja van der Velden (Informatics, University of Oslo) - co-organizer

Organizing Committee:
Herbert Hrachovec (Philosophy, University of Vienna)
Michele Strano, Program Chair (Communication Studies, Bridgewater College)
Leah Macfadyen (Evaluation and Learning Analytics, University of British

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