[Humanist] 28.27 events: nodes & networks; philology

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 15 22:33:59 CEST 2014

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 27.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Greta Franzini <franzini at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>       (25)
        Subject: Two seminars next week

  [2]   From:    Brian Rosenblum <brianlee at ku.edu>                         (73)
        Subject: DH Forum: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities - CFP extended
                and keynote speakers announced

        Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 14:31:46 +0200
        From: Greta Franzini <franzini at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: Two seminars next week

Next week the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities is hosting two 
seminars as part of its Digital Philology course:

1) Monday May 19th, 3:15-4:45pm, University of Leipzig (Paulinum, 
room P801)
"Editing Texts in Context: Two Case Studies" by Prof. Neel D. Smith, 
College of the Holy Cross

2) Tuesday May 20th, 9:15-10:45am, University of Leipzig (Paulinum, 
room P801)
"digilibLT -- a Digital Library of Late Latin Texts" by Prof. Maurizio 
Lana, Università  del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

For more information, please visit 


Greta Franzini
Research Associate
Digital Humanities
Department of Computer Science
University of Leipzig
Augustusplatz 10-11
04109 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 97 32330
Email: franzini at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Web: www.dh.uni-leipzig.de

        Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 10:07:54 -0500
        From: Brian Rosenblum <brianlee at ku.edu>
        Subject: DH Forum: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities - CFP extended and keynote speakers announced

We are pleased to announce our three keynote speakers for our upcoming DH
Forum in September. Also, please note that the CFP deadline has been
extended to June 15, and that we are again providing a $400 best graduate
student paper award.


CFP: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships,
September 12-13, 2014
Lawrence, Kansas

Keynote Speakers

* Isabel Meirelles, Northeastern University,  http://isabelmeirelles.com/
* Steven Jones, Loyola University Chicago,  http://stevenejones.org/
* Scott Weingart, Indiana University,  http://www.scottbot.net/

The network has emerged as a powerful model in humanities scholarship in
recent years. It is used as a visualization and analytic tool to explore
objects, ideas or events and their relationships; as a method to discover,
link and create new resources and data; and as a social structure through
which we conduct our scholarly and social lives and develop our
self-identity. Our digital objects, and our digital selves, all exist in
"the Net." As Elijah Meeks argues, "The network is not a social network or
geographic network or logical network but rather a primitive object capable
of and useful for the modeling and analysis of relationships between a wide
variety of objects." <https://dhs.stanford.edu/visualization/more-networks/>

KU’s 2014 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in
a full conference day on Saturday, September 13, which will follow a full
day of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on September 12.

We welcome proposals for papers, posters, panel sessions and workshops on
topics from your own research that relate to some aspects of nodes and
networks, such as:

* network visualizations or network analysis tools and methods that further
humanistic research;
* the human and processes of identity in the networked environment;
* how nodes and networks have descriptive and explanatory power in
humanistic research (and are not just DH fetish objects)
* dynamics of multidimensional data;
* social media and networks;
* new scholarship through the use of human or machine networks (e.g.
crowdsourcing, linked open data);
* collaborative scholarly networks across space, time and disciplinary
* innovative developments in scholarly communication in a networked world
(altmetrics, open peer review, collaborative authoring);
* the implications for humanities scholarship and pedagogy in a global,
digitally networked world;
* prosopographical approaches to history illuminating spatial, temporal,
conceptual or other networked relationships,
* and related topics.

DH Forum best student paper award: Graduate students are encouraged to
submit abstracts of papers or poster presentations. One student
presentation will be selected for an award based on the quality,
originality, clarity of the written abstract, along with its alignment with
the DH Forum theme and expected future impact. The awardee will be
presented with a check for $400 and award certificate at the conference.
Students should identify themselves as such at the time of abstract
submission to be considered for the award. For a paper to be eligible, at
least fifty percent of the research reported in the paper must be performed
by one or more student authors, and the student must be the primary
presenter of the paper at the conference.

Please submit abstracts of 500 words maximum at:
Proposal Deadline: June 15

Questions may be directed to the Institute for Digital Research in the
Humanities, idrh at ku.edu

Arienne Dwyer & Brian Rosenblum, Co-Directors

Brian Rosenblum
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Head, Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement
University of Kansas Libraries
Room 450, Watson Library | 1425 Jayhawk Blvd. | Lawrence, KS 66045-7537
Ph. (785) 864-8883 | Email: brianlee at ku.edu | http://idrh.ku.edu |

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