[Humanist] 28.904 events: digital editions; hackathon at the NYPL

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Wed Apr 22 07:18:44 CEST 2015


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 904.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Elena Spadini <spadinielena at gmail.com>                    (73)
        Subject: Call for papers - DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software,
                Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 -
                18 September)

  [2]   From:    Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>                        (28)
        Subject: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to host
                Broadway Hackathon


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        Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:26:59 +0200
        From: Elena Spadini <spadinielena at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for papers - DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 - 18 September)


DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly
Edition

The Hague, September 16-18  2015

*PROGRAMME*

   - Tuesday 15: two parallel workshops
      - Net7 will present Pundit and Muruca
      - Huygens ING will run a workshop ‘TEI and neighbouring standards’
   - Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 (morning): the *Convention* proper
   (‘Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition’)

*Keynotes* will be given by *Leo Jansen*, editor of the acclaimed edition
of Van Gogh’s letters  http://vangoghletters.org/ ,  *Laurent Romary
<https://twitter.com/laurentromary>*, director of DARIAH <http://dariah.eu/>,
and *Lorna Hughes <https://twitter.com/lornamhughes>*, chair in digital
humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study
<http://www.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/digital-humanities-boost-school-advanced-study>
 (SAS).

Call for papers

The DiXiT project  http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/  is an Initial Training
Network funded under the European Commission’s Marie-Curie scheme. In the
project a number of high-profile European universities and research
institutions work together in training a new generation of digital
scholarly editors.

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is organizing the
first of DiXiT’s three conventions, September 16-18 2015 in The Hague, the
Netherlands. The convention will be an informal meeting where the DiXiT
research fellows will present their first results in interactive sessions.
We anticipate a lively get-together bristling with new ideas, and we hope
that many of those working in the field of scholarly editing and digital
humanities will gather here. In order to broaden the scope and diversity of
the meeting, the convention organisers are issuing this call.

While the focus of the convention is on technology, software and standards,
topics for the sessions may include anything related to scholarly digital
editing, such as:

   - tools for editing, collation, publication
   - text markup: application, development, advantages, disadvantages
   - sustainability and preservation of editions: economic and technical
   - editing as a social endeavour: crowd-sourcing, social editions and
   other forms of collaboration
   - the role of the editor in digital editing
   - and others

We encourage exploratory papers. Early-career scholars are welcome.

We ask those interested in presenting a twenty-minute paper to mail their
proposal to congres at huygens.knaw.nl. The proposal should include:

   - name and email of the presenter
   - title of paper
   - abstract (ca. 400 words).

Dates:

   - call for papers April 21, 2015
   - *proposals due May 21, 2015*
   - decision about acceptance June 7, 2015
   - meeting: September 14-18, 2015

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van
Gogh’s letters  http://vangoghletters.org/ ,  Laurent Romary
<https://twitter.com/laurentromary>, director of DARIAH  http://dariah.eu/ ,
and Lorna Hughes <https://twitter.com/lornamhughes>, chair in digital
humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study
<http://www.sas.ac.uk/about-us/news/digital-humanities-boost-school-advanced-study>
 (SAS).

The meeting is preceded by two parallel workshops on September 15: Net 7
 http://www.netseven.it/en  (Italy) runs a workshop about semantic
enrichment of digital library content; Huygens ING runs a workshop on TEI
and neighbouring standards.

Information about registration for the convention and workshops will follow.

Convention website: http://dixit.huygens.knaw.nl/

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On behalf of the Organization Committee

--

Elena Spadini
Huygens Ing - DiXiT fellow
Sapienza University of Rome - PhD student
@spadinelena
spadinielena.wordpress.com
elena.spadini at huygens.knaw.nl



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        Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:26:01 -0400
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to host Broadway Hackathon

New York Public Library and Masie Productions invite hackers, creative
thinkers and Broadway fans to join us for the first New York City
Broadway Hackathon at the New York Public Library for the Performing
Arts on May 11th and 12th.

We will provide meals, coffee, WiFi, and access to Broadway-related
data from the archives of the library. Participants will be invited to
design and develop apps and prototypes that will :

*Leverage the power of mobile technology to support the Broadway experience
Make the library’s collections more usable

* Better connect actors, producers, creative teams, theatre makers and audiences

* Allow the public to have fun with library collections

* Connect public information about theater from around the world

* Explore the role of “apps” in the full theater experience from idea
to script to Broadway

This event is sponsored by NYPL, Masie Productions (and other Broadway
Producers), and the Division of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts
and Sciences, Harvard University.

All work created at the hackathon will be released under an open license.

Register now at
http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/05/11/broadway-hackathon

-- 
Doug Reside, Ph.D.
Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023
tele 212-870-1636
Twitter:  @dougreside





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