[Humanist] 28.59 events: historical textometry; archaeology; temporality; pedagogy

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Wed May 28 01:21:37 CEST 2014

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 59.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Center for Comparative Studies"                          (93)
                <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>

  [2]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (13)
        Subject: CFP The Connected Past Imperial College London

  [3]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>                     (45)
        Subject: Digital Pedagogy seminar, 6 June @Senate House

  [4]   From:    Koen Vermeir <vermeir_lists at YAHOO.FR>                     (82)
        Subject: International symposium: "The Digital Subject:

        Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 09:36:14 +0200
        From: "Center for Comparative Studies" <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>


The École française de Rome and the Centre for Comparative Studies "I 
Deug-Su" of the University of Siena, in collaboration with the Laboratoire 
de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (UMR 8589 CNRS-Université Paris 1),
organize in Rome from 2 to 6 June 2014 a workshop of "Textometry" of the 
historical sources for scholars and graduate students, that will be focussed 
on the application of some computing tools for textual analysis in
historical and philological research.. The workshop will present software 
such as PALM, Hyperbase, TXM, Stylometry, Lexicon and test them on case 
studies concerning medieval and modern texts. Auditors are admitted on 
demand to secrma at efrome.it.

 Jean-Philippe Genet (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne), Francesco
 Stella (Università di Siena)

 École française de Rome
 Stéphane Gioanni- Directeur des études médiévales
 Grazia Perrino- Secrétariat des études médiévales
 secrma at efrome.it
2-6 juin 2014, École française de Rome, salle de séminaire
Piazza Navona, 62 - Roma
 Monday 2 june

 Jean-Philippe GENET
 (Univ. Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne)
 Francesco STELLA  (Università di Siena)

 PALM  (web Platform to enable the Linguistic Analysis of Medieval
 texts): Presentation
 Mourad AOUINI (Project PALM-Paris)
 Laura ALBIERO (Project PALM-Paris)
 Jean-Philippe GENET


 Case studies
 Evgeniya SHELINA (Madrid) Vocabulaires du pouvoir en Norvège, Castille
 et Aragon au XIII s.
 Ninon DUBOURG (Paris), Lettres papales de dispense XII-XIV s.
 Elise LECLERC (Grenoble) Dire la cité dans les livres de famille
 florentins (XIVe-XVe)
 Susanna ALLÉS TORRENT (Barcelona), Glossarium mediae Latinitatis
 Tuesday 3 june

 TXM : Presentation
 (École Normale Supérieure, Lyon)

 TXM : Workshop

 Case studies
 Dominique LAPIERRE (Toulouse)
 Marco Polo, «Le devisement du monde»
 Corinne MANCHIO (EF Rome) Correspondances de Machiavelli
 Wednesday 4 june

 Hyperbase : Presentation and Workshop
 Dominique LONGRÉE
 (LASLA, Univ. de Liège)

 Case studies :
 Sabine FIALON (Liège) Hagiographie latine africaine
 Luca POLIDORO (Roma) «DiLib» Project
 Kimberley JOY KNIGHT (St. Andrews)
 Old Norse Translations of Latin Saints' Lives 1300-1500
 Marina GIANI (Milano) Eusebio, «De martyribus Palestinae»
 Thursday 5 june

 Stylometry with R : Presentation
 Mike KESTEMONT (Universiteit Antwerp)

 Stylometry with R : Workshop
 Case study
 Renske Laura VAN NIE (Antwerp)
 16th century mystical texts

 Lexicon, un nuovo programma per la comparazione di testi. Applicazioni a
 opere mediolatine di attribuzione discussa
 Francesco STELLA
 Friday 6 june

 "Lexicon" : Workshop

 Metodi matematici per l'attribuzione di testi: il caso degli articoli di
 Maurizio LANA  (Univ. del Piemonte Orientale)

        Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 13:24:35 +0100
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP The Connected Past Imperial College London

The CFP for the next event in The Connected Past series is now open. This meeting is entitled The Connected Past: archaeological challenges and complexity - it is a one and a half day multi-disciplinary meeting to explore how concepts and techniques from network- and complexity science can be used to study archaeological data. These challenges include the use of material data as proxy evidence for past human behaviour, questions about long-term processes of social change, and the fragmentary nature of archaeological data. We aim to bring together physical scientists and archaeologists in order to highlight the challenges posed by archaeological data and research questions, and explore collaborative ways of tackling them using perspectives drawn from network and complexity science.

The meeting will take place on the afternoon of Monday 8th September and all day Tuesday 9th September at Imperial College London. A hands-on introductory workshop is planned for the morning of Monday 8th September – details to be announced.

Call for Papers. We are looking for 20 to 30 minute contributions and are inviting researchers from any relevant field to submit a one page abstract in pdf format. This should be sent to: connectedpast2014 at imperial.ac.uk

The abstract should contain the title, name of proposed speaker and names of any additional authors and their associated institutions, along with a brief abstract (200-500 words). Any additional information (figure, links, bibliography, etc.) may be included within the one page limit.

Submission deadline: 20th June 2014 
Decisions announced: 4th July 2014

Keynote talks. The meeting will feature keynote talks by Alan Wilson, University College London, and Ulrik Brandes, University Konstanz (a further additional keynote will be announced soon). Shorter talks will be given by other invited speakers and from researchers submitting abstracts. Finally, at a later date we will issue a call for some quick fire (five minute) talks to allow researchers at all stages of their career to participate.

Registration Fee. The registration fee is £45 (£22.50 for students) as a contribution towards local expenses. This will cover lunch on the Tuesday, coffee/tea breaks plus drinks at the informal social event on the Monday evening. Registration will open in June.

Travel Bursaries. Some support is available to cover travel and other costs of UK-based researchers attending the meeting. If you wish to be considered for such support, please send a request explaining why you should be considered for a bursary to the same address as for papers with the subject “Bursary application [your name]” (connectedpast2014 at imperial.ac.uk). Bursaries will be given out from 20th June 2014onwards while funds remain.

Further Information. The meeting is organised as part of The Connected Past series of events, funded in part by EPSRC. Full details are available on the web site at

On Twitter follow the hashtag #tcp2014

Organisers. Tim Evans (Chair), Ray Rivers, Tom Brughmans, Anna Collar, Fiona Coward.

        Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 13:55:28 +0100
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: Digital Pedagogy seminar, 6 June @Senate House

Dear all

Some of you may be interested in attending the seminar below which is
organised by the Hestia2 project. We hope to see you there!

Best wishes



Digital Pedagogy: transforming the interface between research and learning?
Hestia2 seminar @Senate House, room 246, 6 June 2014

In this seminar, we consider the extent to which digital technologies
are transforming knowledge of research beyond academia, what the
particular challenges and opportunities are for digital-based
teaching, and what consequences there may be for research practice.


Gabriel Bodard (KCL) and Simon Mahoney (UCL) - The Digital Classicist community

Mair Lloyd and James Robson (The Open University) - eLearning and
ancient languages: pedagogy, challenges and opportunities

Anne Adams and Rebecca Ferguson(The Open University) - muddling culture

Tony Hirst (The Open University) - From storymaps to notebooks: do
your computing a bit at a time

Graeme Earl (University of Southampton) - First thoughts from the Portus MOOC

Leon Wainwright (The Open University) - The Open Arts Journal: a
digital, open access publication

Andy Ellis (Director of the Public Catalogue Foundation) - Your
Paintings and Art Detective

Ylva Berglund (University of Oxford) - The Oxford WW1 Centenary projects

The seminar is FREE to all, lunch and refreshments will be provided,
but places are limited. If you would like to participate, please sign
up to the eventbrite listing here:

Funded by the AHRC, Hestia2 has been exploring some of the
consequences of applying digital technologies to humanities text-based
research. This is the last of a series of knowledge exchange seminars
between academics and practitioners (from cultural heritage, local
government and the digital economy) in which we have addressed the
following key themes:

- In what ways can network theory shed new light on the spatial
organisation of texts? (Archaeological Computing Research Group at the
University of Southampton)

- How can complex data (e.g. of literary texts) be presented in
meaningful ways that enable analysis? (Center for Spatial and Textual
Analysis, Stanford)

- What kinds of stories can we tell with maps? (Department of
Geography, University of Birmingham)

(For more information about the content of previous seminars, see:

        Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 16:57:06 +0200
        From: Koen Vermeir <vermeir_lists at YAHOO.FR>
        Subject: International symposium: "The Digital Subject:  Temporalities"

International symposium: “The Digital Subject:  Temporalities” of Paris 8
Vincennes Saint-Denis, Archives nationales, November 12-14,
2014;Organizers : Pierre Cassou-Noguès (Department of philosophy, LLCP,
SPHERE, EA 4008);, Claire Larsonneur (Department of anglophone studies, Le
Texte Étranger, EA1569), ;Arnaud Regnauld (Department of anglophone
studies, CRLC – Research Center on Literature and Cognition, EA1569)

This symposium is part of a long-term project, “The digital subject,”
endorsed by the LABEX Arts-H2H (http://www.labex-arts-h2h.fr/). It follows
two symposiums (Hypermnesia held in 2012 and Scriptions in 2013).  We are
exploring the ways in which digital tools, be they real or fictional, from
Babbage to Internet, have altered our conception of the subject and its
representations, affecting both its status and its attributes. We welcome
contributions from the following fields : philosophy, literature, arts,
archivistics, neuroscience, and the history of science and technology.

The working languages will be French and English. Contributions may
be submitted in either language and should not exceed 3000 characters.
Please enclose a brief bio-bibliographical note.

Please submit your abstracts via EasyChair as well as a brief
bio-biographical note

Do not forget to upload your document in PDF format (no more than 3000
For further information, you may write totemporalites at univ-paris8.fr.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2013.

Contributors will be informed of the scientific committee’s decision by
Sept. 15, 2013.
Keynote speakers to be announced shortly.

The Digital Subject :Temporalities

Speed playing against retention, instantaneous access to information
playing against the hypermnesiac (or hypomnesiac) inflation of data
storage. Time is lost, time is gained. Time may be lost through
forgetfulness or in time-consuming technological processes; time may
appear to have been won through the greater efficiency these technologies
advocate. Time spans the so-called interior musings, always being modified
by technology, but also the specific timings of our evolving technological
environment and the time frame of our geological environment where we
leave traces, marks and waste that may outlive us.

What kind of time, or rather regimes of time, time(s) do digital
technologies foster? How do these new experiences of time relate to each
other? How do they relate to the whole gamut of subjective time(s)
outlined by fiction, philosophy, social  sciences ? How do they relate to
the specific time(s) of the living, geologic environment?

These questions suggest a number of issues, some of which are delineated
further down the text.

A multi-timed subject. Online games, e-literature or “learning machines”
often create a loop of interaction between man and machine: the machine
regulates the flux it produces according to the subject’s reactions, as if
what appears on screen could represent the subject’s thoughts. New forms
of technological environments, cloud or crowd computing for instance,
implement and rely on a complex temporal milieu, which is based on
“multiple simultaneities”. We may even speak of “multineity” when the time
required by the subject to inscribe and decipher meaning coincides with,
overlays or jars with the specific timings of other connected users, as is
the case in collaborative online writing. It is now possible to have the
intimate experience of a shared temporality, to be distributed both in
immediate time and asynchronously. From which we may ponder the intrinsic
polyphonous nature of our new digital selves.

Political control. The constant, continuous broadcast of flux could be
viewed as imprisoning the user in a memory-less present, in a form of pure
immediacy that bars global overview of date and only allows sampling. Such
limitations imposed on the subject reversely mirror the illimitation of
hypermnesiac  machines (Internet, databases), whose unknown technical
possibilities raise the issue of the political monitoring of information,
especially of private data, the digital traces left by the subject. For
instance, what can we make of Facebook movies, footage automatically
generated from a member’s posts on his “timeline” ? Is this an adequate
retention or should we consider it superfluous, even abusive?

Environments. Could the emergence of multiple subjective time(s) help us
describe those ecotechnical milieus in which the subject stands? Do they
put into question the eternal present of natural cycles? What is the
specific time-experience for ecotechnics (Nancy)? Digital technology is
usually viewed in connection with speed, as opposed to nature which would
be slower. Does that assumption stand?

Drawing from these examples, together with all manners of literary,
philosophical, artistic digital experiences, we will study the evolution
of digital time setups under their technical, social, political aspects.
What mediations of time(s) do they enact ? What rewritings of the subject,
polyphonous, multi-temporal, do they suggest ?

Keywords : speed, retention, recursitivity, accumulation, multiple
simultaneities, shared temporalities, eco-technics, environment,
illimitation, mediations, control.

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