[Humanist] 29.177 events: JADH2015; Coptic; Jesuit science; classics

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Sun Jul 19 22:34:16 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 177.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>             (64)
        Subject: Digital Classicist Berlin: CFP reminder and extension

  [2]   From:    Dagmar Mrozik <mrozik at UNI-WUPPERTAL.DE>                   (22)
        Subject: CfP: Workshop "Early modern Jesuit science in a digital
                perspective - The Jesuit Science Network"

  [3]   From:    Christian Wittern <cwittern at gmail.com>                    (14)
        Subject: Early bird registration for JADH2015 closes July 31

  [4]   From:    Tito Orlandi <orlandi at cmcl.it>                            (51)
        Subject: International Summer School "The Coptic... in the Digital
                Age", Goettingen-Hamburg

        Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:02:31 +0200
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital Classicist Berlin: CFP reminder and extension

Dear All,

We would like to remind you that the submission of abstracts to the Digital
Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/16 is still open and has been extended until
Friday, 31 July 2015 at midnight (CET).

We are also pleased to announce that Prof. Gregory Crane (University of
Leipzig) will give this year’s keynote on Tuesday, 27 October at 17:00 (cum
tempore) in the Wiegandhaus of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI).

We would be grateful if you could forward this reminder to colleagues and
students who may be interested. Please refer to the original CfP below for
details or visit the website:  http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/cfp .

Best wishes,
Matteo Romanello
on behalf of the Organising Committee

Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/16: Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of the
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by and
connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2], is
organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and the
Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the winter term of the
academic year 2015/16.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable
a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
"Altertumswissenschaften", to include the ancient world at large, such as
Egypt and the Near East.

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image
processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open
access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital
or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing the
application of these methods to individual projects, and particularly
contributions which show how the digital component can facilitate the
crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new research questions.
Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancient
historians or archaeologists, as well as to information scientists and
digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at least
one of these fields.

Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic
references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 31 July
2015** using the special submission form [4]. Although we do accept
abstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations are
expected to be delivered in English. When submitting the same proposal for
consideration to multiple venues, please do let us know via the submission
form. The acceptance rate for the first three seminar series was of 41%
(2012/13), 31% (2013/14), and 40% (2014/15).

Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:15-19:00)** from
October 2015 until February 2016 and will be hosted by the Excellence
Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both located in
Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of each seminar,
will be finalised and announced in September. As with the previous series,
the video recordings of the presentations will be published online and we
endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards
their travel expenses.

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions and
references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some references
having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”. The abstract title
and author names with affiliations are entered into the submission system
in separate fields.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit

        Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:55:26 +0100
        From: Dagmar Mrozik <mrozik at UNI-WUPPERTAL.DE>
        Subject: CfP: Workshop "Early modern Jesuit science in a digital perspective - The Jesuit Science Network"

Call for Papers: 
Workshop "Early modern Jesuit science in a digital perspective - 
The Jesuit Science Network"

Wuppertal University, Germany
26-27 November, 2015


In recent years, an ever growing number of scholars in the humanities have realized the benefits they can gain from using digital methods in their work. This holds particularly true when it comes to dealing with large amounts of similarly structured information, as is the case in the study of early modern Jesuit science: biographical information of the involved actors, bibliographical information of published scientific works and unofficial manuscripts, chronologies of colleges and their scientific chairs, and so on. In order to record, categorize, and then map out all this data in a sensible way, it would only seem obvious to use computers, thus allowing for truly comprehensive studies to be made.

In our workshop "Early modern Jesuit science in a digital perspective - The Jesuit Science Network", we want to discuss such digital approaches in practice. As a particular example, we want to present the titular Jesuit Science Network (JSN), a biographical database on Jesuit scholars in early modern science that is currently in its last stages of development at Wuppertal University. After completion, it will contain around 1000 entries and will be put online for other researchers to use (expected launch mid 2016). Aside from discussing the JSN, the workshop also wants to give ample opportunity to address other digital methods and how the study of early modern Jesuit science can benefit from them.

*Submission guidelines*

We are now inviting proposals for papers. Depending on the number of responses, presentations will have 20-30 minutes available (plus additional time for discussion). Please send your submissions (including a title, an abstract of 1-2 pages, and a short CV of maximum one page) to Dagmar Mrozik at mrozik at uni-wuppertal.de. We would like to particularly encourage young scholars to submit their papers.

The deadline is September 4, 2015.

*Practical information*

The workshop is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at Wuppertal University and will be held in English. We are able to reimburse lodging costs for contributors, but because funds are limited, please let us know in advance if you will need support to cover traveling expenses.

If you have any further questions, please contact Dagmar Mrozik at mrozik at uni-wuppertal.de. Please also feel free to inform others, especially young academics, about the workshop and this call for papers. We look forward to your participation!
Dagmar Mrozik
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Gaußstr. 20
42119 Wuppertal

        Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10:54:12 +0900
        From: Christian Wittern <cwittern at gmail.com>
        Subject: Early bird registration for JADH2015 closes July 31

Dear Humanists,

The Japanese Association of Digital Humanities (JADH) will hold its fifth
annual conference this year at Kyoto University from September 1st to 3rd,
2015.  More information about the conference and the registration page can
be found at

Early bird registration with a discount for the conference registration fee
are available from the website as well until July 31st.

We hope to see many of you in Kyoto this September!

For the local organizing committee,

Christian Wittern

Christian Wittern, Kyoto

        Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:40:36 +0200
        From: Tito Orlandi <orlandi at cmcl.it>
        Subject: International Summer School "The Coptic... in the Digital Age", Goettingen-Hamburg
        In-Reply-To: <20150716202331.B6AB6660F at digitalhumanities.org>

For information:

International Summer School "The Coptic Bible and Coptic Literature
in the Digital Age" (Göttingen/Hamburg, July 20 -- August 1, 2015)

The Institute for Egyptology and Coptic Studies at the University
of Göttingen and the Corpus of Coptic Literary Manuscripts (CMCL)
at the Hiob-Ludolf-Institute for Ethiopian Studies, University
of Hamburg, will be offering a two-week summer school "The Coptic
Bible and Coptic Literature in the Digital Age". The summer school
will focus on cataloguing and editing Coptic manuscripts -- Biblical
and literary -- using both traditional scholarly techniques and
new methods in the Digital Humanities (DH).

The Summer School is associated with two major projects, the "Digital
Edition of the Coptic Old Testament" in Göttingen and the "Corpus
of Coptic Literary Manuscripts (CMCL)" in Hamburg, and will profit
from the expertise of the staff members as well as that of international experts.

Egyptian Christianity has left a wealth of textual and non-textual
sources which are of great interest to a number of stakeholder
groups, Coptic scholars, biblical scholars and church historians,
scholars of Late Antiquity, Egyptologists, scholars of Islam and
last but not least, the members of the Coptic Orthodox Church
itself. Unfortunately, due to historical circumstances, the literary
heritage of Egyptian Christianity, including the Bible in Coptic,
has been fragmented and is still today inadequately researched.
However, the recent progress in Digital Humanities methods and
tools has introduced a paradigm shift into the field. A number
of new digital projects have sprung up internationally, dedicated
to various areas of the Coptic heritage.

Main instructors in Göttingen:
Prof. Nathalie Bosson (Coptic Bible, textual criticism)
Prof. Heike Behlmer (Coptic language, reception history of the Bible)
Dr. Frank Feder (Coptic Bible, textual criticism)
Prof. Ulrich B. Schmid (DH), Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities Staff

Main instructors in Hamburg:
Prof. Paola Buzi (Coptic manuscript studies, DH)
Prof. Tito Orlandi (Coptic literature, DH)
Dr. Alin Suciu (Coptic manuscript studies, Coptic literature)

The programme will include study visits to the Göttingen Greek
Septuagint Project, the Coptic-Orthodox Monastery at Höxter (near
Göttingen) and the Hamburg State and University Library.

The summer school is open to graduate students (B.A. completed),
doctoral students and postdocs in the areas of Coptic Studies
and Biblical Studies as well as Oriental Christianities, Church
History, Egyptology, DH/Historical Linguistics and related fields.
Previous knowledge of Coptic is desirable, however, Coptic language
instruction will be offered during the entire summer school at
both beginning/intermediate and advanced levels.

Tito Orlandi  (olim Univ. di Roma La Sapienza)
Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare Beniamino Segre - Roma
Hiob Ludolf Zentrum (Asien-Afrika-Institut, Univ. Hamburg)
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Roma

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