[Humanist] 29.346 events: Ada Lovelace; editing; semantic data mapping

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Fri Oct 2 10:43:15 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 346.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ursula Martin <Ursula.Martin at CS.OX.AC.UK>                 (13)
        Subject: Ada Lovelace Symposium, University of Oxford, 9th and 10th
                December 2015

  [2]   From:    Aurélien_Berra <aurelien.berra at GMAIL.COM>                 (5)
        Subject: CFP: "The Arts of Editing"

  [3]   From:    Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>                        (8)
        Subject: Semantic Data Mapping Workshop

        Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 06:54:12 +0100
        From: Ursula Martin <Ursula.Martin at CS.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Ada Lovelace Symposium, University of Oxford, 9th and 10th December 2015

Ada Lovelace Symposium University of Oxford
9th and 10th December 2015

An interdisciplinary Symposium celebrating the life and legacy of Ada Lovelace, 1815-1852, will take place at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on 9th and 10th December 2015. Ada Lovelace is best known for a remarkable article about Charles Babbage’s unbuilt computer, the Analytical Engine, and the symposium will present Lovelace’s life and work, in the context of nineteenth century mathematics, science and culture, and present-day thinking on computing and artificial intelligence.

Speakers include: computer scientists John Barnes, Adrian Johnstone, Ursula Martin, Bernard Sufrin and Moshe Vardi; historians of computing and mathematics, June Barrow Green, Elizabeth Bruton, Judith Grabiner, Christopher Hollings and Doron Swade; Lovelace scholars Imogen Forbes- Macphail, Julia Markus and Betty Toole; historian and biographer Richard Holmes; and graphic artist Sydney Padua. Participants in a panel on female icons include computer scientists Valerie Barr and Muffy Calder, founder of Ada Lovelace Day Suw Charman-Anderson, mathematician Cheryl Praeger, and cultural historian Murray Pittock.

Reception and Dinner in Balliol College on 9th December includes a pre-dinner address by Lovelace’s descendant of the Earl of Lytton, and an after dinner speech by philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley.

Registration for the symposium is £40, or £90 including the symposium dinner. Some sponsored place are available. For further information and registration see https://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/adalovelace/

Display at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, 13th October – 18th December, include Lovelace’s exercise books, childhood letters, correspondence with Charles Babbage, a newly found daguerreotype, and a new archive discovery showing computational thinking in action – Lovelace, Babbage, magic squares and networks.

Sponsors This event has been made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from ACM, Adacore, AHRC, British Computer Society, Clay Mathematics Institute, EPSRC, google, IMA, London Mathematical Society, Taylor and Francis. Partners include Queen Mary University of London’s cs4fn project.

Professor Ursula Martin CBE
Chair, Ada Lovelace Celebrations 2015
University of Oxford

        Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:52:56 +0000
        From: Aurélien_Berra <aurelien.berra at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: CFP: "The Arts of Editing"

Dear colleagues,

I am forwarding the call for papers for an international conference that will be of interest to many of us: "The Arts of Editing: Past, Present and Future", Stockholm, 17–19 August 2016.

Best wishes,

Aurélien Berra

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        Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 14:33:22 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>
        Subject: Semantic Data Mapping Workshop

We are having a two day workshop in Oxford on the 9th and 10th November partnering with the Cultural Heritage Programme at the Oxford e-Research Center (OeRC), University of Oxford.

The workshop is appropriate for non-technical cultural heritage and humanities experts who want to represent information contextually on the Web.

The workshop will teach how to represent data in a contextual knowledge representation format, the CIDOC CRM, using a unique mapping tool - and explain why more projects and organisations are adopting this approach, using practical examples. No previous knowledge of data mapping or CIDOC CRM is required. A laptop with a reasonably sized screen, and an interest in using the Semantic Web, is required. This might include curators and scholars interested in digital representation and other experts involved in representing cultural heritage information to different audiences. The workshop includes data mapping exercises and learning some technical skills to a basic level.

Details are available at http://www.researchspace.org/home/project-updates/cidoccrmmappingworkshopatoxforduniversity


Dominic Oldman
Head of ResearchSpace
British Museum

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