[Humanist] 29.690 events: markup; cultural memory; editions as interfaces

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Feb 5 07:37:35 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 690.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    kcl - ldc <ldc at kcl.ac.uk>                                 (10)
        Subject: Reminder: Cultural Memory - Friday 5 February 2016

  [2]   From:    Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at uni-graz.at>                 (74)
        Subject: CfP: "Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces" (Graz

  [3]   From:    B Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                 (40)
        Subject: Call for Paper: Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016

        Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:06:05 +0000
        From: kcl - ldc <ldc at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Reminder: Cultural Memory - Friday 5 February 2016

On Friday 5th February 2016, 3.30 – 5.30pm the Centre for Narrative Research (University of East London) and the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication (King’s College London) are holding a public lecture on the theme of Cultural Memory, followed by the launch of Jens Brockmeier’s new book, Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process.

The event will take place at King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building (Room 1.11), map:http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/waterloo/Waterloo.aspx


3.30 – 5.00pm Panel

Between the individual and the social: Panel on Cultural Memory

Participants: Molly Andrews, Alessandra Fasulo, Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Ann Phoenix, Linda Sandino

5.00pm Book Launch
Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the autobiographical Process

Presentation by Jens Brockmeier

5.30pm Reception

        Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:23:41 +0100
        From: Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at uni-graz.at>
        Subject: CfP: "Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces" (Graz 23./24.9.2016)

Dear Digital Humanists,

the Centre for Information Modelling in Graz is
organizing an event in the Marie Skl‚odowska-Curie programm "DiXiT":

Call for papers:

*Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces*

International symposium, 23.-24.9.2016, Graz (Austria)

Scholarly editions intermediate between the texts and their readers,
which does not change with their transfer to digital media. Over the
past two decades, research on digital scholarly editions (DSE) was 
deeply engaged with the impacts of the digital medium on the critical 
representation of texts and the changing conditions for the editor. 
However, less research has been done on the roles of the readers, or - 
as they are called in the digital environment - the users. A critical 
examination of the topic has already been demanded by Jerome McGann in 
2001, it was repeated by Hans Walter Gabler in 2010, and was taken up 
more recently by Patrick Sahle (2013) and Elena Pierazzo (2015). User 
studies are rare, and systematic considerations of principles of Human 
Computer Interaction are still marginal in theory and practice of DSE. 
In addition, the conceptualization of the DSEs as interfaces between 
machines could be intensified. However, the discourse on DSEs benefits 
from considering paradigms of interface design, from reflecting on the 
cultural and historical context of the visual appearance of scholarly 
editions and their affordances, as well as from examining the 
interactions between user and resource.

The symposium will discuss the relationship between digital scholarly
editing and interfaces by bringing together experts of DSEs and 
Interface Design, editors and users of editions, web designers and 
developers. It will include the discussion of (graphical/user) 
interfaces of DSEs as much as conceptualizing the digital edition itself 
as an interface. In this context, we are interested in contributions to 
the following questions and beyond:

- How can DSEs take full advantage of their digital environment without 
losing the traditional affordances that makes an edition "scholarly"? 
What is the role of skeuomorphic tropes and metaphors like footnotes, 
page turn and index in the design of DSEs and concerning the user 
- Do interfaces of DSEs succeed in transferring the complexity of the
underlying data models?
- Plurality in representation is a core feature of DSE. How do
interfaces realize this plurality? Do we need different interfaces for 
different target audiences (i.e. scholars, digital humanists, students, 
- How can user interfaces of DSEs succeed in transmitting Human Computer 
Interaction design principles like "aesthetics", "trust", and
- Citability and reliability are core requirements of scholarly work.
Which user interface elements support them? How can we encourage the 
user to critically engage with the DSE?
- What are the users of a DSE actually doing: are they reading the text 
or searching and analyzing the data?
- Can we conceptualize machines as users? How can we include application 
programming interfaces (APIs) in the discussion on DSEs as interfaces?
- Does the development of user interfaces for DSEs keep up with the
rising distribution of small handheld devices? Will interfaces on 
tablets greatly differ from those on computer screens and perhaps 
encourage a larger readership?

Please submit your proposal for a talk at the symposium until April 17,
2016 to dixit at uni-graz.at. The proposal should not exceed 700 words.
There are funds to reimburse travel and accommodation costs. Please
indicate with your submission if you need financial support.

For further information see:

Professor Dr. Georg Vogeler
Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung -
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
Universität Graz
A-8010 Graz | Elisabethstraߟe 59/III
Tel. +43 316 380 8033
 http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at  -  http://gams.uni-graz.at 

Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik e.V.  http://www.i-d-e.de 
International Center for Archival Research ICARus  http://www.icar-us.eu 
Digital Medievalist  http://digitalmedievalist.org 

        Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:32:55 -0500
        From: B Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: Call for Paper: Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016

2-5 August 2016 — Balisage: The Markup ConferenceBethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

Balisage is the premier conference on the theory, practice, design, development, and application of markup. Unfamiliar with Balisage? To get a taste of Balisage, browse the Proceedings' Master Topics List (http://balisage.net/Proceedings/topics.html) by clicking on the "+" to expand the ‘Concepts', ‘Specifications', or ‘Processes' topics lists or scan the Proceedings’ Master Bibliography at http://balisage.net/Proceedings/bibliography.html


We solicit papers on any aspect of markup and its uses; topics include but are not limited to:

- Web application development with XML
- Informal data models and consensus-based vocabularies
- Integration of XML with other technologies (e.g., content management, XSLT, XQuery)
- Performance issues in parsing, XML database retrieval, or XSLT processing
- Development of angle-bracket-free user interfaces for non-technical users
- Semistructured data and full text search
- Deployment of XML systems for enterprise data
- Web application development with XML
- Design and implementation of XML vocabularies
- Case studies of the use of XML for publishing, interchange, or archiving
- Alternatives to XML
- the role(s) of XML in the application lifecycle
- the role(s) of vocabularies in XML environments

All papers are peer-reviewed — we pride ourselves that you will seldom get a more thorough, skeptical, or helpful review than the one provided by Balisage reviewers.


Email: info at balisage.net for help, advice, or encouragement about a Balisage submission. 
Wonder if your idea will make an appropriate Balisage paper? Ask us! Unsure if the people at Balisage would be interested in the work you are doing? We'll be happy to discuss it with you. Need help making your paper into XML as required for submission? Speak up; we'll find someone to help.


- 15 March 2016 — Peer review applications due
- 22 April 2016 — Paper submissions due
- 21 May 2016 — Speakers notified
- 8 July 2016 — Final papers due
- 1 August 2016 — XML In, Web Out: 
      International Symposium on sub rosa XML
- 2–5 August 2016 — Balisage: The Markup Conference

For more information: info at balisage.net or +1 301 315 9631

Balisage: The Markup Conference
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