[Humanist] 28.874 events: libraries; inclusivity; TEI

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 9 07:21:25 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 874.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Francois, Pieter" <p.francois at herts.ac.uk>                (7)
        Subject: BL at UH

  [2]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>               (29)
        Subject: TE Hackathon at DH2015

  [3]   From:    Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>                     (82)
        Subject: CFP: DH Forum 2015, University of Kansas

  [4]   From:    Hugh Burkhart <hburkhart at sandiego.edu>                    (56)
        Subject: Digital Initiatives Symposium Final Call

        Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:37:06 +0100
        From: "Francois, Pieter" <p.francois at herts.ac.uk>
        Subject: BL at UH

On Thursday 23 April 2015, the British Library Labs team is visiting the University of Hertfordshire to discuss their role in the research landscape, to highlight some exciting projects like the Mechanical Curator (http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2013/10/peeking-behind-the-curtain-of-the-mechanical-curator.html), and to explore how the British Library can engage appropriately with fast changing research needs in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

 A special focus will be placed on the doctoral training programmes at the BL and on the upcoming 2015 British Library Labs competition. For more details, see http://labs.bl.uk/British+Library+Labs+Competition+2015 . Deadline for applications is 30 April, so come prepared with your ideas and proposals. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss potential competition entries and collaborative projects more generally. 

The event will also be an excellent opportunity to get to know other students and staff interested in digital research and to explore common methodologies, opportunities and challenges.

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please book as soon as possible, as places will fill up fast! https://store.herts.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=14&catid=12&prodid=251

Dr. Pieter Francois
Lecturer in Digital History
University of Hertfordshire

        Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:34:27 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: TE Hackathon at DH2015

TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 
2015. To register for the Hackathon you must first submit a brief 
application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to 
registering for the 'workshop' on the http://dh2015.org/ website. 
You'll be notified by 15 May (if not before) of your acceptance
on the hackathon.

The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) are widely 
used for creating resources, but there is little standardisation 
across multiple projects for querying, searching, and analysing 
TEI-encoded texts. Developers unfamiliar with the TEI often 
approach the development of TEI processing systems either with 
trepidation or ignorance of  potential complications. This 
unconference-style Hackathon is open either to developers with
very little TEI experience (but significant programming skills) 
or experts in the TEI (with a little programming experience), or 
people who have both.

*It is not a training workshop!*

There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop, 
but you will be expected to work in groups to program something 

Applications to join the Hackathon should be completed online at
http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 before 1 May.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 May.
Late applications will be considered if there is space.


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

        Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:41:57 -0500
        From: Élika_Ortega <elikaortega at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: DH Forum 2015, University of Kansas

Dear all,

I'm pleased to share the CFP for our Fall IDRH  http://idrh.ku.edu  Digital
Humanities Forum which will be taking place on

September 25 & 26, 2015.
Please share far and wide
All best,


Peripheries, barriers, hierarchies: rethinking access, inclusivity, and
infrastructure in global DH practice  http://idrh.ku.edu/dhforum2015

 Digital Humanities engages in many alternative scholarly forms and
practices, and thus positions itself as a channel for exploring and
challenging how social and institutional constructs shape traditional and
digital academic discourses. Yet DH itself contains many non-neutral
practices and is far from barrier-free. Digital Humanities practices,
tools, infrastructures, and methodologies often embed a variety of
assumptions that shape what kind of scholarship gets made, studied, and
communicated; how it is represented to the world; and who can participate
in that making and communication. A truly accessible DH goes beyond
technical standards and provides people and communities of different
abilities, genders, sexual orientations, languages and cultures--and of
varying levels of access to technology and infrastructure--the capacity to
shape and pursue scholarship that addresses their own interests and needs.

In a global context, the expansion of DH practices around the world and
beyond the academy can reveal the ways in which dominant, hegemonic
practices within the field tend to reinforce the very inequalities DH
attempts to correct through its embrace of accessibility and knowledge
production. Thus, specific practices in Global DH can call attention to the
explicit and implicit contradictions in broader DH practices.

Our 2015 Digital Humanities Forum will take a critical approach to
exploring peripheries, barriers and hierarchies of digital humanities
practice in a global context, identifying those assumptions, and advocating
and showcasing alternative practices to advance the field. We will
critically engage these issues by exploring themes such as inclusivity,
accessibility, global perspectives, decolonization, and democratization as
they relate to digital humanities practice and infrastructure.

The Forum will take place on Saturday, September 26, following a full day
of (gratis) Digital Humanities workshops on Friday, September 25.

We seek projects, research results, or critical/theoretical approaches to
topics such as (but not limited to) the following:

   - How do embedded assumptions of DH practice shape what gets made,
   studied, and communicated;
   - The limitations of digital structures and infrastructures such as
   code/databases/ operating systems/interfaces/standards to represent or
   highlight cultural/gender/linguistic specificities, and efforts to get past
   these limitations;
   - Inclusion and exclusion in digital collections: archival silences,
   massive digital libraries, digital recovery projects;
   - "Accessible DH" that includes different abilities, languages, genders
   and sexual orientations, socio-economic conditions, and access to technical
   knowledge and infrastructure;
   - Case studies of projects focusing on accessibility and actively
   focusing on openness;
   - Case studies of indigenous, gendered, transnational, or “Global South”
   - The concept and practice of minimal computing (sustainable computing
   done under some set of significant constraints of hardware, software,
   education, network capacity, power, or other factors);
   - Projects exploring data in languages other than English or working
   towards multilingual presentation;
   - Critical making, hacking, tinkering, and non-textual modes of
   knowledge production;
   - "Soft infrastructures" such as ideas of ownership, copyright, and
   intellectual property and their impact on global DH practice.

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 in PDF format to idrh at ku.edu
by June 1

Élika Ortega, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Watson Library 450, University of Kansas
elikaortega.net | @elikaortega

        Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 20:44:40 +0000
        From: Hugh Burkhart <hburkhart at sandiego.edu>
        Subject: Digital Initiatives Symposium Final Call

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium Registration Closes Monday, April 20th

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego

Join University of San Diego's Copley Library for a day-long event focused on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories as well as a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting. Please see the conference program at http://www.sandiego.edu/library/documents/dis2015.pdf.

For registration and program information, please visit:  http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium
$50 registration includes lunch and afternoon refreshments
Please register by March 23, 2015 but open until filled

Featured keynote speakers will be:
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
Kenneth D. Crews, Attorney, Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Faculty, Columbia Law School

Panel Sessions:
Matthew Gilchrist, Tom Keegan and Paul Soderdahl | University of Iowa
DIY History: Building Digital Connections between Special Collections and the Undergraduate Classroom

Shannon Davis and Joel Minor | Washington University
The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling the Collaborative Spirit(s)
Andreas Kratky, Virginia Kuhn and Michaela Ullmann | University of Southern California
The Architectural Touch: Gestural Approaches to Library Search

Concurrent Sessions:
Wendy Fall, Rose Fortier and Heather James | Marquette University
Between Subject and Tech Expertise: Collaborating with Faculty for Digital Humanities Projects

Lopez D. Matthews, Jr. and Andrew Sulavik | Howard University
Kenvi C. Phillips | Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Digitizing the Black Experience: The Building of ‘Digital Howard’ and the ‘Portal to the Black Experience’

Julia Gelfand and Mitchell Brown | UC Irvine
Bethany Harris | UC San Diego
UC Open Access Policy: Not Always the Field of Dreams, But the Field of Hope

Amy Hunsaker | University of Nevada, Reno
Turning Back the Clock: Retrofitting Metadata in Legacy Digital Collections

Keven Jeffery, Kathryn Houk, Jordan Nielsen and Jenny Wong-Welch | San Diego State University Creating and Sustaining a Digital Syllabus Collection

Kristin Laughtin-Dunker | Chapman University
Annie Knight | Santa Ana College
Librarian Collaboration and Teaching Undergraduates about Open Access

Alex Gil and Simone Sacchi | Columbia University
Arden Kirkland | Syracuse University
Long-Term Preservation of Digital Humanities Projects

Abbie Weinberg and Meaghan J. Brown | Folger Shakespeare Library
‘O wiki’d wit and gifts, that have the power / So to seduce!’: Creating a Public Collaborative Digital Space for a Special Collections Environment

Jeff Rubin | Tulane University
BAMBOULA/NOLA: A Community Sound Repository and Experience

Melanie Hubbard | Loyola Marymount University
Materializing Hypertexts: Bridging the ‘Gap’ Between Digital and Analog

Marcia McIntosh | University of North Texas
Rescuing Texas History: Institutional Repository Development at The University of North Texas

Rebecca Hirsch and Kevin L. Glick | Yale University
Restricted Access to Digitized Archival Collections: Copyright, Privacy and Donor Restrictions in 20th Century Archival Collections

For further information contact Kelly Riddle at kriddle at sandiego.edu<mailto:kriddle at sandiego.edu> or 619-260-6850.

Hugh Burkhart – Associate Professor, Reference Librarian
Copley Library, University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
hburkhart at sandiego.edu<mailto:hburkhart at sandiego.edu>
Subject Guides: http://tinyurl.com/hburkhart
Copley Library: Explore ▪ Discover ▪ Succeed

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