[Humanist] 29.85 events many & various

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jun 9 13:32:11 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 85.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Vitale, Valeria" <valeria.vitale at kcl.ac.uk>              (12)
        Subject: Strand Symposium on Public Engagement

  [2]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>               (47)
        Subject: Crowdsourcing Workshop at Digital Humanities at Oxford
                Summer School 2015

  [3]   From:    "Downie, J Stephen" <jdownie at illinois.edu>                (50)
        Subject: MIREX 2015: Announcing the 2015 Music Information Retrieval
                Evaluation eXchange

  [4]   From:    Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>             (55)
        Subject: CfP Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/16

  [5]   From:    Michael Rossi <michaelrossi at UCHICAGO.EDU>                 (20)
        Subject: "Visualising Structure": Workshop, June 9 - U Chicago Paris

  [6]   From:    "Stephen H. Gregg" <s.gregg at bathspa.ac.uk>                (42)
        Subject: MIX: Writing Digital (conference)

  [7]   From:    Hugh Cayless <philomousos at gmail.com>                      (28)
        Subject: Balisage Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup Program

  [8]   From:    Kimon Keramidas <kimon.keramidas at nyu.edu>                 (14)
        Subject: SIGCIS Digital Humanities Roundtable Proposal

  [9]   From:    Simon Mahony <s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk>                         (36)
        Subject: Seminar: Pelagios and Recogito: an annotation platform for
                joining a linked data world

        Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 08:45:37 +0000
        From: "Vitale, Valeria" <valeria.vitale at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Strand Symposium on Public Engagement

We are delighted to invite you to the third Strand Symposium on Public Engagement, organised by Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Studies in collaboration with King's College London Department of Digital Humanities.

The symposium will be held at King's College London's Strand campus on 26 June 2015, in conjunction with the graduate summer school for library and information studies MA students from the Pratt Institute in NYC and the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together scholars involved in projects/enterprises which specifically address the broadly-defined area of public engagement. The emphasis will not be on the theory of public engagement but rather on case studies which have actually made an impact across a wide spectrum of disciplines and the evolution of policies that move from outreach to engagement.

For more information, please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddh/eventrecords/2015/public-engagement.aspx

or contact valeria.vitale at kcl.ac.uk

Valeria Vitale
PhD candidate
King's College London
Department of Digital Humanities
26-29 Drury Lane, Boris Karloff Building
WC2B 5RL London UK

        Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:00:47 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Crowdsourcing Workshop at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments -
   Citizen Science for the Digital Humanities


- Taught by experts from Google and Zooniverse (Oxford’s Citizen
Science platform).

- How to plan your crowdsourcing all the way from project
conception to launch to data analysis.

- In-depth experience of all stages of Zooniverse's new DIY
crowdsourcing site from developing and launching a beta site
through to using data refinement and analysis tools to understand
the results.

- Come with your own project ideas and set of images to work from
to get practical experience in building a project with a dataset
that you understand.

- Opportunity to pitch your project, generate interest in it,
attract a crowd from amongst Summer School delegates, and get
them to respond to it. There will be time to reflect on the
process of setting up and sustaining a crowdsourcing project.

This workshop is run as part of the Digital Humanities at Oxford
Summer School, 20 - 24 July 2015. For more information see:

Other workshops include:
- An Introduction to Digital Humanities
- Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
- Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Digital Musicology
- From Text to Tech
- Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
- Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
- Linked Data for the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
- Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of
- James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional
morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and
drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH
Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

Directors of DHOxSS,

James Cummings
Pip Willcox

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

        Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 04:39:08 +0000
        From: "Downie, J Stephen" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
        Subject: MIREX 2015: Announcing the 2015 Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange 
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The 2015 Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX) wiki is now up and running. This will be eleventh year of MIREX and we hope for the best one yet! Over the past ten years, MIREX has evaluated nearly 2,400 MIR algorithm runs on a wide variety of music-related tasks.

MIREX has rolling deadline from July to September, please refer to the list at the bottom of this email for the submission data for your task. We will announce the submission system open in a few weeks. 

This year we have 22 possible tasks; 19 existing tasks and 3 new ones, but if you and your colleagues wish to propose new tasks or new data, please feel free to set up at task page on the wiki. We strive to keep MIREX a community endeavor. In keeping with MIREX tradition, if we have three teams involved in a task, we will run that task.

We wish to thank our volunteer Task Captains who will be running each task. Their names can be found below in the Deadlines section.

More information can be found at the MIREX 2015 wiki, including details on submitting:


The EvalFest mailing list <evalfest at lists.lis.illinois.edu> is our  primary point of communication. To subscribe, visit https://mail.lis.illinois.edu/mailman/listinfo/evalfest. For personal questions, please contact  the MIREX 2015 Team <mirex at imirsel.org>.

We will announce three possible Grand Challenge 2015: User Experience (GC15UX) tasks in a few weeks. 

This year marks the first MIREX that is not funded by external grants. If you are interested in sponsoring the great and exciting work that MIREX, please contact us at <jdownie at illinois.edu>.

Remember, MIREX is all about community involvement; so, get involved!

J. Stephen Downie, on behalf of the MIREX 2015 Team

# July 16th 2015
- Audio Classification (Train/Test) Tasks (TC: IMIRSEL) # August 16th 2015
- Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval (TC: IMIRSEL)
- Audio Offset Detection (TC: David Heise)
- Audio Tag Classification (TC: Mohamed Sordo)
- Audio Tempo Estimation (TC: Aggelos Gkiokas)
- Multiple Fundamental Frequency Estimation & Tracking (TC: Li Su, Yujia Yan)
- Music/Speech Classification/Detection (TC: Tillman Weyde)
- Set List Identification (TC: Ming-Chi Yen, Hsin-Min Wang, Ju-Chiang Wang, Yi-Hsuan Yang)
- Structural Segmentation (TC: IMIRSEL)
- Symbolic Melodic Similarity (TC: Nikhil Narasimha Kini) # September 9th 2015
- Audio Beat Tracking (TC: Sebastian Böck, Florian Krebs, Fu-Hai Frank Wu)
- Audio Chord Estimation (TC: Johan Pauwels)
- Audio Cover Song Identification (TC: Chris Tralie)
- Audio Downbeat Estimation (TC: Florian Krebs, Sebastian Böck)
- Audio Key Detection (TC: Johan Pauwels)
- Audio Melody Extraction (TC: KETI (Dalwon Jang))
- Audio Onset Detection (TC: Sebastian Böck)
- Audio Fingerprinting (TC: Chung-Che Wang)
- Discovery of Repeated Themes & Sections (TC: Tom Collins)
- Query by Singing/Humming (TC: KETI Dalwon Jang))
- Real-time Audio to Score Alignment (TC: Chunta Chen, Yujia Yan, Julio Carabias)
- Singing Voice Separation (TC: Tak-Shing Chan, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Li Su)

   "Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD     
Associate Dean for Research     
Graduate School of Library and Information Science    
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839    

        Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:21:38 +0200
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>
        Subject: CfP Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/16
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the call for papers for the Digital Classicist Berlin
seminar 2015/16.

Best regards,
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 17 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: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 16:19:04 +0000
        From: Michael Rossi <michaelrossi at UCHICAGO.EDU>
        Subject: "Visualising Structure": Workshop, June 9 - U Chicago Paris Center
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Dear Colleagues,

Please note below the agenda for a workshop to be held at the U Chicago Paris Center on June 9 entitled "Visualizing Structure: Formalism, Abstraction, Representation."

The workshop begins at 9:00am and is open to the public.

Date and Location:
Tuesday 9 June at 9:00
University of Chicago, Center in Paris
6 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris


Charlotte Bigg, (CNRS)

"Diagrams in the history of science"

Loic Charles (INED, Paris VIII) et Yann Giraud (Cergy-Pontoise)

"Science, Society, and Industrial Museums in the Western World: Utopia in the Age of Nationalism (1903-1940)"

Ian Gray (Sciences Po)

"Mapping the Sum(s) of the Parts: Organizational Dynamics, Datascape Navigation, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)"

Judith Kaplan (Max Planck Berlin):

"Seeing the forest and the trees: on the simultaneous visualization of horizontal and vertical transmission in historical linguistics"

Michael Rossi (U Chicago)

"The Sphere and its Discontents, or, the Shape of Color Space"


        Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:45:34 +0100
        From: "Stephen H. Gregg" <s.gregg at bathspa.ac.uk>
        Subject: MIX: Writing Digital (conference)
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Dear list

Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3. MIX DIGITAL
has established itself as an innovative forum for the discussion and
exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort
of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and
South America. Writing Digital will take full advantage of our brand-new
Commons building and its interactive spaces through hosting a vibrant mix
of academic papers, practitioner presentations, seminars, keynotes,
discussions and workshops, as well as an exhibition of work by conference

Confirmed keynotes include Naomi Alderman <http://mix-bathspa.org/keynotes/>
talking about how and why a literary novelist came to be the imaginative
power behind the hugely successful apps, Zombies! Run, and The Walk;
theorist Florian Cramer  http://www.aprja.net/?p=1318 , applied research
professor at Creating 010, the research unit affiliated to Willem de
Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute at the Rotterdam University of
Applied Sciences, The Netherlands; also confirmed is Blast Theory
 http://mix-bathspa.org/keynotes/ , internationally renowned as one of the
most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating new
forms of performance and interactive art – they’ll be discussing their
current kickstarter-funded project, Karen.

See the draft programme and register on the conference website:

Dr Stephen H. Gregg
Senior Lecturer in English
BSU Teaching Fellow
Bath Spa University
Course Director*, *MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment
Book, Text, Place 1500-1750 Research Centre


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        Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:41:11 -0400
        From: Hugh Cayless <philomousos at gmail.com>
        Subject: Balisage Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup Program
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

I am very pleased to announce that the program for the Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup is now available: http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/symposiumProgram.html  http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/symposiumProgram.html (the symposium will be followed by Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015 http://balisage.net/  http://balisage.net/ )

All of the talks in some way address and grapple with the complexity of Cultural Heritage materials and the difficulties involved in applying standard markup solutions to them. A further call for short presentations meant to kick off long discussions will be forthcoming, so please be on the lookout!

Topics include: 
- dealing with document fragments and fragmentary annotations
- aligning text to images and the character level
- interoperable cross-references using TEI
- converting metadata from legacy formats to web formats
- representing and storing metadata for long-term use

Symposium Logistics: 
- When: 10 August 2015
- Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
     (Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC)
- More Info: http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/index.html  http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/index.html
- Program: http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/symposiumProgram.html  http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/symposiumProgram.html
- Registration: http://balisage.net/registration.html  http://balisage.net/registration.html
- Questions: info at balisage.net <mailto:info at balisage.net>

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015          mailto:info at balisage.net <mailto:info at balisage.net>
August 11-14, 2015                               http://www.balisage.net  http://www.balisage.net/
Preconference Symposium: August 10, 2015                +1 301 315 9631

 *  Hugh A. Cayless, Ph.D
 *  Chair, TEI Technical Council 
 *  Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3)
 *  hugh.cayless at duke.edu
 *  http://blogs.library.duke.edu/dcthree/

        Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:49:54 -0400
        From: Kimon Keramidas <kimon.keramidas at nyu.edu>
        Subject: SIGCIS Digital Humanities Roundtable Proposal
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Dear all,

I’d like to organize a roundtable for the SIGCIS 2015 workshop that addresses how our community can play a larger role in the development of the Digital Humanities, especially as a foundation for greater historical and technical understanding of the computing and information systems that make DH possible(a trait often lacking in many DH projects). If you would like to participate please drop me a line within the next week, so that I can organize a proper submission by the June 30th deadline.


P.S. My exhibition on personal computer interface experience remains open in New York City until July 19th. Please come and see The Interface Experience if you get a chance: https://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/the-interface-experience.html

Kimon Keramidas, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought

New York University
14 University Place
New York, NY 10003

E kimon.keramidas at nyu.edu <mailto:kimon.keramidas at nyu.edu>
T @kimonizer  http://twitter.com/kimonizer
W http://kimonkeramidas.net  http://kimonkeramidas.net/

        Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:24:22 +0100
        From: Simon Mahony <s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Seminar: Pelagios and Recogito: an annotation platform for joining a linked data world
        In-Reply-To: <4F0376678357044BA1EAF2029FB7AB42140D3C45 at MBX02.ad.oak.ox.ac.uk>

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015

Friday June 12th at 16:30 in room 348, Senate House, Malet Street, 
London, WC1E 7HU

Leif Isaksen, Pau de Soto (Southampton), Elton Barker (Open 
University) and Rainer Simon (Vienna)**
'Pelagios and Recogito: an annotation platform for joining a linked 
data world'*

One of the primary obstacles to conducting geospatial analysis of 
relevant documents (both maps and texts) is identifying the places to 
which they refer. Recogito is a user-friendly Web-based tool developed 
to enable: first the “geotagging” of place names either on maps or in 
digital texts; then the “georesolving” of those places to an appropriate 
gazetteer. Not only does this step provide geographical coordinates; by 
mapping to an authority file (a gazetteer), the documents are also 
connected to the Pelagios linked data network. All metadata are free and 
downloadable to the public as CSV files or maps.

Full abstract is available at 


The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

The full 2015 programme is at 

Simon Mahony
Senior Teaching Fellow
Programme Director MA/MSc Digital Humanities[1]
UCL Centre for Digital Humanities[2]
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Tel: 020 7679 0092
Fax: 020 7383 0557

s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk

[1] www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/courses/mamsc
[2] www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/

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