[Humanist] 29.366 events: pedagogy; images; history of technology; treebanks

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Fri Oct 9 08:21:01 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 366.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    M. Luísa Sousa <luisacoelhosousa at FCT.UNL.PT>            (100)
        Subject: Call for papers for the International Committee for the
                History of Technology’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto,
                Portugal, 26-30 July 2016.

  [2]   From:    Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi                          (25)
                <e.littamodignani at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for abstracts: Diachronic Treebanks (Workshop at SLE-

  [3]   From:    Ben Brumfield <benwbrum at gmail.com>                        (43)
        Subject: IIIF: Access to the World's Images

  [4]   From:    Ben Brumfield <benwbrum at gmail.com>                         (5)
        Subject: Registration is now open for THATCamp Digital Pedagogy ATX

        Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:50:43 +0100
        From: M. Luísa Sousa <luisacoelhosousa at FCT.UNL.PT>
        Subject: Call for papers for the International Committee for the History of Technology’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal, 26-30 July 2016.

Call for papers for the International Committee for the History of
Technology’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Porto, Portugal, 26-30 July 2016

Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability:

Historical and Contemporary Narratives

Deadline for proposals is 25 January 2016

Innovation and sustainability have become key words of our everyday life,
extending from political and economic discourse to teaching curricula and
from the lay public to academia. However, the use of these terms is often
abstract and simplistic, ignoring the density of their interrelationships
in different geographic, historical and civilizational contexts, and the
boomerang character of today’s world.

The 43rd ICOHTEC meeting aims at addressing this complex relationship by
encouraging papers that contribute to a deeper understanding of the
multilayer cultural and material built meaning of innovation and
sustainability and on the various roles played by technology in enabling or
preventing such interplay.

The symposium covers all periods and areas of the globe. We invite
submissions of new, original and unpublished work that offers fresh
perspectives for the history of technology as well as exploring sources and

The main theme embraces the concepts of technology, innovation and
sustainability as organizing principles, thus perceiving them as actors in
the building of today’s globalized society. The programme committee
suggests the following non-exhaustive sub-themes for the consideration of
session organisers and contributors of individual papers, and posters:

●     Routes of innovation: the changing relationship between centres and
peripheries  (north-south; west-east)

●     Readdressing technology’s conceptual topics: from diffusionism to

●     Innovating in imperial settings: western dominance, indigenous agency
and go-betweens

●     Rethinking global technology governance: how to make innovation work
for society

●     Technology, nature and power: postcolonial perspectives on innovation

●     Food, environment and agriculture: industrial and cultural approaches
to sustainability

●     Innovation and sustainability patterns in Europe and elsewhere

●     Identities in the face of innovations and environmental crises

●     Linking the territory; mobility patterns and environmental choices

●     "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse": balancing urban and rural

●     From grey to green: sustainable energy

●     Inventing new consumers: innovation, sustainability and consumption

●     The Big Brother syndrome: privacy in open societies

●     The Grey Goo syndrome: risk and ethical choices in nuclear,
biomedical, and nano technologies

●     The changing historiography of innovation

●     Sustainable narratives of crises: articulating disasters and

●     Green home in green city: sustainable architecture and urban planning

●     Re-inventing health in globalized world

●     Displaying the past or teaching the future? In quest for sustainable
museum of technology

ICOHTEC welcomes proposals for individual papers and posters, but
preference will be given to organised sessions of three or more papers. The
Programme Committee will also consider submissions not directly related to
the symposium theme providing that they relate to the history of technology
broadly defined. All proposals must be in English, and should be submitted
electronically by 25 January 2016 via our website
www.icohtec.org/annual-meeting-2016.html. For suggestions about preparing
your submission and the conference presentation, please consult the
guidelines on  http://www.icohtec.org/proposal-guidelines.html

In addition to the scientific programme, the symposium will include plenary
sessions, business meetings, special sessions for the prize winning book
and article, the general assembly of ICOHTEC as well as social events such
as excursions, receptions, and a banquet.

If you have any questions related to the scientific programme, paper,
poster or session proposals, please, do not hesitate to contact Sławomir
Łotysz, the chair of the programme committee, at s.lotysz at gmail.com.

Programme Committee:

Inês Amorim, CITCEM, University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities,
Porto, Portugal

Eike-Christian Heine, Stuttgart University, Department of History, Section
for the History of the Impact of Technology, Stuttgart, Germany

Peter Koval, Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt
University, Berlin, Slovakia/Germany

Dick van Lente, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sławomir Łotysz (chair), Insitute for the History of Science of the Polish
Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

M. Luísa Sousa, CIUHCT, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

James Stark, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

M. Luísa Sousa

Investigadora de Pós-doutoramento, financiada pela Fundação para a Ciência
e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/93517/2013)
Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia
Departamento de Ciências Sociais Aplicadas (DCSA), Faculdade de Ciências
e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa-NOVA

Post-doc researcher, financed by the Foundation for Science and
Technology, Portugal (SFRH/BPD/93517/2013)
Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT)
Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and
Technology, New University of Lisbon-NOVA

E-mail: luisacoelhosousa at fct.unl.pt <luisacoelhosousa at fct.unl.pt>
Morada/Address: Campus de Caparica, Ed.VII, Piso 2, 2829-516  Caparica,
Página na internet/Webpage: http://ciuhct.org/pt/m-luisa-sousa

        Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 13:26:20 +0200
        From: Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi <e.littamodignani at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for abstracts: Diachronic Treebanks (Workshop at SLE-2016)

Diachronic Treebanks
Workshop at the 49th SLE meeting, 
Naples Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2016 -

Convenors: Hanne Eckhoff (University of Tromsø, Norway), Silvia Luraghi (Università di Pavia, Italy), Marco Passarotti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy)

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers interested in historical linguistics, who combine a solid linguistic background with an interest for the exploitation of electronic resources, and in particular of syntactically parsed corpora, in research on language change. We welcome proposals addressing diachronic issues under any type of approach and methodology, provided that they highlight the contribution of empirical evidence retrieved from treebanks in achieving meaningful results.


Over the last two decades, treebanks have become an increasingly useful instrument for data-driven study of linguistic structures at various levels. The proliferation of treebanks has led to a very large number of resources available for different languages, which can support comparative research of various issues cross-linguistically. In recent years, a growing number of treebanks has also become available for ancient  languages and for different historical stages of the same language: the York-Toronto-Helsinki corpus (http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~lang22/YcoeHome1.htm) and the Penn Corpora of Historical English (https://www.ling.upenn.edu/hist-corpora/) for English, Tromsø Old Russian and OCS Treebank (https://nestor.uit.no) and RRuDi (https://www.slawistik.hu-berlin.de/de/member/meyerrol/subjekte/rrudi) for Russian, PROIEL (http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/proiel/) for various ancient Indo-European languages and recently extended to host treebanks for medieval stages of Romance and Germanic languages, Perseus Latin and Ancient Greek Dependency Treebanks (http://nlp.perseus.tufts.edu/syntax/treebank/) for Latin and Ancient Greek, the Index Thomisticus Treebank (http://itreebank.marginalia.it) for Latin, and several others. This allows data extraction aimed to assessing the scope and the effects of diachronic developments, managing a large amount of data and retrieving information whose relevance can then be evaluated through statistical methods. Possible issues that can be tackled through diachronic treebanks are potentially numerous and of different nature, and include increasing or decreasing productivity of syntactic or morphological constructions, and, most interesting, interrelationships between different changes that have previously been considered unrelated or whose interrelation is otherwise hard to prove.

Possible TOPICS include (but are not limited to):

- historical developments of constructions as evidenced by data extracted from diachronic treebanks;

- suitability of different types of treebanks (constituent-based vs. dependency-based) for research on specific diachronic changes;

- correlations between developments in different areas of a language’s grammar;

- similarities and differences between parallel developments of similar changes in different languages;

- how evidence from already known and documented diachronic change can give input for annotation;

- how semantic and/or pragmatic information can be supplied in order to better understand the rationale of changes highlighted by data extracted from treebanks;

- specific issues raised by the development of diachronic treebanks;

- methods and tools to build and access diachronic treebanks;

- issues in data selection for representativeness purposes;

- issues pertaining to scarce and non-standardised data


We invite you to submit abstracts up to 300 words (references not included) describing original, unpublished research related to the topics of the workshop. Abstracts should be in an editable format (e.g. .doc or .docx; no pdf will be considered), and should be sent to all workshop organizers:

- hanne.m.eckhoff at uit.no

- silvia.luraghi at unipv.it

- marco.passarotti at unicatt.it

The DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION of the short abstract is NOVEMBER 15, 2015. Abstracts will be evaluated by the convenors, and selected abstracts will accompany the workshop proposal. We will notify you of inclusion in the workshop proposal when we submit it on Nov. 25th. 
Note that if the workshop has been accepted, you will also have to prepare a full abstract and submit it to be reviewed by the SLE scientific committee. The deadline for the submission of full abstracts is January 15, 2016.

For further information, please refer to the SLE meeting webpage at http://sle2016.eu/call-for-papers

        Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:28:19 -0500
        From: Ben Brumfield <benwbrum at gmail.com>
        Subject: IIIF: Access to the World's Images
        In-Reply-To: <CABevsUGKEyzV4B0o=c63DunRctusUujMjSWP-iMb0QhJLyp0qw at mail.gmail.com>

I believe that IIIF should be of interest to any digital humanities
professionals working with page images, although it's mainly gained
traction among medievalists and library technologists.  I attended the IIIF
Hackathon in Philadelphia last week, and found it very worthwhile.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42 at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 2:02 PM
> Subject: [IIIF-Discuss] [Event Invitation] IIIF: Access to the World's

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to a one day event in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by the
International Image Interoperability Framework community (http://iiif.io/)
and Ghent University Library (http://lib.ugent.be/), describing the power
and potential of interoperable image delivery over the Web.

The day will showcase how institutions are leveraging IIIF to reduce total
cost and time to deploy image delivery solutions, while simultaneously
improving end user experience with a new host of rich and dynamic features.
It will also highlight how to participate in this growing movement to take
advantage of the common framework.  This event will be valuable for
organizational decision makers, repository and collection managers,
software engineers; for cultural heritage or STEM (science / technology /
engineering / medicine) institutions; or for anyone engaged with
image-based resources on the Web.

The event will be held at the beautiful Ghent Opera House on Tuesday
December 8th, 2015.  There is no cost to attend, so please register now on
EventBrite: http://iiif-ghent-2015.eventbrite.com/

A detailed program and further logistical information will be available at:

There will be many opportunities for discussion, questions and networking
throughout the day with new and existing partners including national
libraries, top tier research institutions, commercial providers and major

Please register now on EventBrite (http://iiif-ghent-2015.eventbrite.com/),
and join iiif-discuss at googlegroups.com for announcements and discussion
regarding the event.  Widespread dissemination of the event is strongly

Rob Sanderson
Information Standards Advocate
Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305

        Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:30:44 -0500
        From: Ben Brumfield <benwbrum at gmail.com>
        Subject: Registration is now open for THATCamp Digital Pedagogy ATX 2016!
        In-Reply-To: <D234018B.7241%j.hecker at austin.utexas.edu>

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Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 9:40 AM

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