[Humanist] 28.744 events: 3D modelling; digital materialities; initiatives; knowledge creation

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 744.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Hugh Burkhart <hburkhart at sandiego.edu>                    (56)
        Subject: 2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium

  [2]   From:    "Snyder, Lisa" <lms at idre.ucla.edu>                         (8)
        Subject: Call for applications: Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of
                Cultural Heritage Sites

  [3]   From:    Alyssa Arbuckle <alyssaarbuckle at gmail.com>                (18)
        Subject: *Deadline extended* CFP: "Social Knowledge Creation in the
                Humanities" (June 7 2015) aligned w/ DHSI

  [4]   From:    Amy Johnson <amyj at mit.edu>                                (20)
        Subject: Materialities of the Digital ~ open panel at 4S

        Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:53:33 +0000
        From: Hugh Burkhart <hburkhart at sandiego.edu>
        Subject: 2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium

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

        Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:14:21 +0000
        From: "Snyder, Lisa" <lms at idre.ucla.edu>
        Subject: Call for applications: Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites

Applications are currently being accepted for Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites.

This National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities will take place over two consecutive summers. In 2015, participants will gather at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from June 22 - 28 to discuss key issues and challenges facing scholars working with 3D content and to define research questions that they will explore in the subsequent academic year. In 2016, participants will present their findings at a three-day symposium to be held at the University of California-Los Angeles from June 20-23.

Submissions are encouraged from scholars with research or teaching projects that would benefit from advanced discussion of theoretical issues related to 3D content; in-service educators interested in pedagogical applications for 3D content across humanities disciplines and grade levels; library, museum, and publishing professionals investigating or using 3D content in installations or born-digital publications; and technologists involved with interactive 3D computer graphics, educational games, or dissemination platforms.

Directors: Alyson A. Gill (UMass Amherst) & Lisa M. Snyder (UCLA)

Applications due: March 30, 2015
Applicants notified: April 13, 2015

Successful applicants receive a $1,375 stipend (in USD) to defray expenses related to the 2015 Summer Institute at UMass Amherst, and an additional $1,000 (in USD) to defray expenses related to the 2016 Symposium at UCLA. International applications are welcome, but visa coordination is the responsibility of the applicant.

Please visit advancedchallenges.com http://advancedchallenges.com/  for details about the schedule, institute faculty, and the application process.

        Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:11:01 +0000
        From: Alyssa Arbuckle <alyssaarbuckle at gmail.com>
        Subject: *Deadline extended* CFP: "Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities" (June 7 2015) aligned w/ DHSI

Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities
An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
7 June 2015 | dhsi.org<http://dhsi.org>

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

*Deadline extended until March 1st*

How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation?

This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.

Featured events include:
• Opening presentations by leading figures in this area
• Lightning talks, where authors present 4 minute versions of longer papers 
that have been circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
• Aligned workshops, where session leaders present tools and platforms for social knowledge creation and attendees have the opportunity to play and experiment in this environment

Proposals for lightning papers or aligned workshops should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 500–750 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of any presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation approximately 6 weeks in advance of the event. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community, although we note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before March 1st 2015 to Alyssa Arbuckle at alyssaarbuckle [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities” is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), Iter Community, and Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance. This event is happily organized by Alyssa Arbuckle, Bill Bowen, and Ray Siemens.

Alyssa Arbuckle (B.A. Hons, M.A.)
Assistant Director, Research Partnerships & Development
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria
alyssaarbuckle.com<http://alyssaarbuckle.com> | @arbuckle_alyssa

        Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:34 +0000
        From: Amy Johnson <amyj at mit.edu>
        Subject: Materialities of the Digital ~ open panel at 4S

Hi all,

A colleague and I are running an open panel at this year's annual 4S meeting, called Materialities of the Digital. I've included the abstract and submission info below. If you know of anyone who might be interested, could you pass it on? Or if YOU'RE interested, send something our way. (Submission info here: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting; deadline is March 29, 2015.)

Really excited about this year's 4S theme of making and doing. Lots of interesting open panels. You can check them out here: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting/open_sessions.


Materialities of the Digital

Much popular discourse positions digital technologies as either phantom or prosthetic—presence without substance, or extension that enables new experience of the world. Think: Twitter and Google Glass. This phantom/prosthetic dichotomy is a curious one, one that demands scrutiny and challenge. What are the materialities of the digital? And what do we embrace—and hide—when we position them so?

We investigate materiality broadly here. We include hardware and network materialities such as data centers and undersea cables, transistors and LCD crystals. Such materialities are often transmuted by metaphor: the cloud, the highway, the screen. Why are these materialities treated as elusive? What details are visible without this obscuring/illumination?

We include classic bodily materialities—bodies themselves, but also physical extension through tactile interfaces and digital sex toys like RealTouch. What are the material practices of the digital? How do the shapes of bodies—and selves?—change as digital technologies transform boundaries and surroundings? As bodies/objects cross from one material channel to another?

And we include relative materialities, such as language and script, bits and pixels, avatars and alts. Materialities that arise from their use as building blocks and tools, from their use as faces and agents that speak and remember. Components that undergird everything from affective emoji play to bots that shop the darknet. What does it mean to understand materiality as relative and relational?

For this panel we invite papers drawing on diverse methodologies, from media studies and digital anthropology to feminist and queer theory, biomedicine, crip theory and disability studies, critical race studies, and neuroscience and neuroeconomics.

Open session list here: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting/open_sessions
Submissions info here: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting (deadline: March 29, 2015)

Amy Johnson
PhD candidate http://web.mit.edu/hasts/graduate/johnson.html , MIT HASTS
Berkman Center for Internet & Society<http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ajohnson>, Harvard
Keio International Project for Internet & Society<http://kipis.sfc.keio.ac.jp/people/amy-johnson/>, Keio University

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