[Humanist] 29.718 events many & various

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Wed Feb 17 07:14:47 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 718.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Antonio Lieto <lieto.antonio at gmail.com>                  (132)
        Subject: 2nd CfP: CMN'16, Seventh International Workshop on
                Computational Models of Narrative (7 March 2016 / 11-13 July

  [2]   From:    Richard Eckart de Castilho <eckart at ukp.informatik.tu-    (140)
        Subject: Extended Deadline: LREC Workshop on Cross-Platform Text
                Mining and Natural Language Processing Interoperability

  [3]   From:    Aileen Fyfe <akf at ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK>                        (22)
        Subject: Event: Politics of Academic Publishing, 1950-2016

  [4]   From:    Tessa Whitehouse <m.t.whitehouse at qmul.ac.uk>               (8)
        Subject: DH seminar 1 March: Crowdsourcing Early Modern MSS

  [5]   From:    "James A. Hodges" <james.hodges at rutgers.edu>             (142)
        Subject: (cfp) Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

  [6]   From:    Ethan Henderson <ethanahenderson at gmail.com>               (23)
        Subject: The Workshops: The Art of Text

        Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:20:48 +0100
        From: Antonio Lieto <lieto.antonio at gmail.com>
        Subject: 2nd CfP: CMN'16, Seventh International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (7 March 2016 / 11-13 July 2016)

Seventh International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative
Advancing the Science of Narrative

Special Focus: Computational Narrative and the Humanities
a satellite workshop of:
Digital Humanities 2016 (DH2016)
11-13 July 2016
Kraków, Poland



7 March 2016.  Submission deadline.
11 April 2016.  Notification of acceptance.
16 May 2016.  Final Camera Ready Versions Due.
11-13 July 2016.  CMN’16.
11-16 July 2016.  DH2016.


The workshop series, Computational Models of Narrative (CMN) is dedicated
to advancing the computationally-grounded scientific study of narrative.

Now in its seventh iteration, the workshop has a tradition of crossing
academic borders and bringing together researchers from different
disciplines on a common object of study.  Narrative provides a model for
organizing and communicating experience, knowledge, and culture.

Investigations of narrative operations in textual, aural, and visual media
have been systematically pursued in the humanities since before the early
structural linguistics and folklorist inspired work of the Russian
Formalists, and in the computing sciences since before the early cognitive
science inspired work on scripts and frames.  Research continues on
computational approaches across the humanities and sciences.  In order to
appreciate the various domains and approaches connected to the
computationally enabled study of narratives and narrative theory, it is
becoming increasingly clear that research in this area requires engagement
from many communities of interest.  Peer-reviewed full proceedings from CMN’13,
‘14, and ‘15 are each available in the OpenAccess Series in Informatics
(OASIcs) published by Schloss Dagstuhl; peer-reviewed proceedings from CMN’11
and CMN’12 were published by AAAI and LREC, respectively.


This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers
addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative.  Papers
should be relevant to the computational modeling, and scientific or
humanistic understanding of narrative. The workshop will have a special
focus on how the computational modeling, analysis, or generation of
narrative has affected approaches in the humanities for studying and
generating narrative in or across textual, aural, or visual media.

Possible themes could connect to the representation of narrative,
connections between cognition and narrative or knowledge representation and
narrative, the use of heuristics to handle complexity, incorporation of
insights about human thinking, the use of narrative to organize information
in the humanities, the relationship between top-down and bottom-up
approaches for narrative understanding, or how narrative is seen to
function differently depending upon the medium.  Regardless of its topic,
reported work should provide insight of use to the scientific understanding
or computational modeling of narratives. Discussing technological
applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not required. We
accept both finished research and more tentative exploratory work.

We invite and encourage submissions either as full papers or position
papers, through the workshop's EasyChair website:

We also invite you to submit an abstract soon so that we can gauge the
number of submissions we can expect. (Submitting an abstract is possible
without submitting the full paper at the same time.)  Full papers should
contain original research and have to fit within 16 pages; position papers
can report on work-in-progress, research plans or projects and have to fit
within four pages plus one page of references.

Illustrative Topics and Questions

- How can computational narratives be studied from a humanities point of
- Are generative models of narrative texts, movies or video games possible,
desirable, and useful?
- What comprises the set of possible narrative arcs? Is there such a set?
How many possible story lines are there?
- Is narrative structure universal, or are there systematic differences in
narratives from different cultures?
- How are narratives affected by the media used to convey them?
- What aspects of cross-linguistic work has narrative research neglected?
- What opportunities are there for narrative analysis across languages?
- What makes narrative different from a list of events or facts?
- How do conceptions and models of spatiality or temporality influence
narrative and narrative theory?
- What are the details of the relationship between narrative and language,
image, or sound?
- How is narrative knowledge captured and represented?
- How are narratives indexed and retrieved? Is there a universal scheme for
encoding episodic information?
- What shared resources are required for the computational study of
narrative? What should a “Story Bank” contain?
- What shared resources and tools are available, or how can already-extant
resources be adapted to the study of narrative?
- What are appropriate formal or computational representations for
- How should we evaluate computational and formal models of narrative?
- Can narrative be subsumed by current models of higher-level cognition, or
does it require new approaches?
- How do narratives mediate our cognitive experiences, or affect our
cognitive abilities?
- How can narrative systems be applied to problem-solving?
- How far are we from a theory of narrative adaptation across media?


- Ben Miller (Georgia State University, USA)
- Antonio Lieto (University of Turin, Italy)
- Rémi Ronfard (Inria, LJK, University of Grenoble, France)
- Stephen Ware (University of New Orleans, USA)
- Mark A. Finlayson (Florida International University, USA)

---Keynote Speaker---

John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany

David Elson, Columbia University & Google
Floris Bex, Utrecht University
Rossana Damiano, University of Turin
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire
Pablo Gervás, Complutense University of Madrid
Andrew Gordon, ICT
Livia Polanyi, LDM Associates
Marie-Laure Ryan, University of Colorado Boulder
Tim Tangherlini, UCLA
Mariet Theune, University of Twente
Atif Waraich, Manchester Metropolitan University
Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen
Emmett Tomai, University of Texas-Pan American
Neil Cohn, UCSD
Inderjeet Mani, Yahoo Labs
Loizos Michael, Open University of Cyprus
Chris Meister, Hamburg University
Fritz Breithaupt, Indiana University
Benedikt Löwe, Universität Hamburg

Antonio Lieto
Post-doc researcher at the University of Turin
Department of Computer Science
Home: http://www.di.unito.it/~lieto/
E-mail: lieto.antonio at gmail.com

        Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:58:45 +0100
        From: Richard Eckart de Castilho <eckart at ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
        Subject: Extended Deadline: LREC Workshop on Cross-Platform Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Interoperability

                                Workshop on 
                     Cross-Platform Text Mining and 
              Natural Language Processing Interoperability

                                 LREC 2016
                 Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center
                            Portorož, Slovenia
                                23 May 2016

                         Final Call for Submissions



Recent years have witnessed an upsurge in the quantity of available digital
research data, offering new insights and opportunities for improved
understanding. Following advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Text
and data mining (TDM) is emerging as an invaluable tool for harnessing the
power of structured and unstructured content and data. Hidden and new
knowledge can be discovered by using TDM at multiple levels and in multiple
dimensions. However, text mining and NLP solutions are not easy to discover
and use, nor are they easy to combine for end users.

Multiple efforts are being undertaken world-wide to create TDM and NLP
platforms. These platforms are targeted at specific research communities,
typically researchers in a particular location, e.g. OpenMinTeD, 
CLARIN (Europe), ALVEO (Australia), or LAPPS (USA). All of these platforms 
face similar problems in the following areas: discovery of content and 
analytics capabilities, integration of knowledge resources, legal and 
licensing aspects, data representation, and analytics workflow specification 
and execution. 

The goal of cross-platform interoperability raises many problems. At the level
of content, metadata, language resources, and text annotations, we use
different data representations and vocabularies. At the level of workflows,
there is no uniform process model that allows platforms to smoothly interact.
The licensing status of content, resources, analytics, and of the output
created by a combination of such licenses is difficult to determine and there
is currently no way to reliably exchange such information between platforms.
User identity management is often tightly coupled to the licensing requirements
and likewise an impediment for cross-platform interoperability.

Target audience

Language resources and technologies, NLP, computational linguistics, and text
mining communities as well as their associated infrastructural initiatives.

Motivation and Topics of interest

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

• cross-repository discovery of content, language resources, and analytics
• uniform access to content repositories or heterogeneous data sources 
 (content, knowledge)
• extraction of textual content from heterogeneous sources
• orchestration of analytics workflows composed from analytics from 
 different sources
• orchestration of cross-platform analytics workflows
• linking knowledge sources and uniformly accessing them from analytics
• annotation schema design best practices
• mapping and transformation between annotation schemata
• dynamic deployment of analytics to computing resources
• machine-interpretable representation of legal and licensing metadata
• policy making for TDM for an international open research environment
 and open access publishing


The workshop is planned as an open-space event in which the workshop
participants host and participate in discussions related to the topics of

We invite submissions of extended abstracts/short papers describing recent
work, thoughts, or best practices on one or more of the topics of interest (up
to 4 pages). All submissions will be reviewed using a simple blind process by
at least three programm committee members and will be assessed based on their
relevance, potential to create constructive discussion, and clarity of
writing. The submissions must be formatted in compliance with the style sheet
that will be adopted for the LREC Proceedings (to be announced later on the
Conference web site).

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop in the form of a 5 minute
lightning talk and included in the workshop proceedings. If there is an
unexpectedly high number of submissions, we may consider accepting some as

At least one author of each paper is expected to register for the workshop.
During the workshop, the author is expected to host or co-host a discussion
group. We plan to align the topics of the discussion groups with the topics
of the authors submissions. The hosts will take minutes which are to be
aggregated into a report after the workshop. We wish to encourage authors
to offer their help in the report writing process to the organizing committee.

Important dates

• Submission:   February 25, 2016 *EXTENDED!*
• Notification: March 10, 2016​ *EXTENDED!*
• Camera ready: March 25, 2016
• Workshop: ​    May 23, 2016​

Share your LRs!

Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the submission
procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other conferences). To
continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs” (data, tools,
web-services, etc.), authors will have the possibility,  when submitting a
paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC repository.  This effort of sharing
LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, may become a new "regular"
feature for conferences in our field, thus contributing to creating a common
repository where everyone can deposit and share data.

Identify, Describe and Share your LRs

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work so as to
allow the community to understand the whole context and also replicate the
experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2016 endorses the need to
uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International Standard Language
Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org), a Persistent Unique Identifier to be
assigned to each Language Resource. The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in
LREC papers  will be offered at submission time.

Contact Person

• Richard Eckart de Castilho, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Organizing Committee

• Richard Eckart de Castilho, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
• Sophia Ananiadou University of Manchester, UK
• Thomas Margoni, University of Stirling, UK
• Wim Peters, University of Sheffield, UK
• Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/ARC, Greece
• Theodoros Manouilidis, ILSP/ARC, Greece

Programme Committee

• Alastair Dunning, Europeana, The Netherlands
• Chengqing Zong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
• Dominique Estival, Western Sydney University, Australia
• Hideki Mima, University of Tokyo, Japan
• Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany 
• Jens Grivolla, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
• John Philip McCrae, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
• Joseph Mariani, LIMSI/CNRS, France
• Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
• Lucie Guibault, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Menzo Windhouwer, Meertens Institute, The Netherlands
• Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
• Natalia Manola, ILSP/ARC, Greece
• Nicolas Hernandez, University of Nantes, France
• Pei Chen, Wired Informatics, USA
• Peter Klügl, Averbis GmbH, Germany
• Rafal Rak, UberResearch and University of Manchester, UK
• Renaud Richardet, EPFL, Switzerland
• Robert Bossy, INRA, France
• Thilo Götz, IBM, Germany
• Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
• Steven Bethard, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
• Yohei Murakami, Kyoto University, Japan

        Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:40:17 +0000
        From: Aileen Fyfe <akf at ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Event: Politics of Academic Publishing, 1950-2016

The 'Publishing the Philosophical Transactions' team is pleased to announce our upcoming discussion workshop:

The Politics of Academic Publishing 1950 - 2016: A one-day interdisciplinary workshop

The Royal Society, 22 April 2016, 9am-5pm

What are the politics behind scholarly publishing? How do gender, race and international relations affect publishing? How have things changed over the past sixty years? An interdisciplinary group of scholars and thinkers will consider the recent past and the contemporary reality of academic publishing. We will be discussing peer review and the evaluation of quality in scholarly publishing, where publication fits in structures of academic recognition and reward, and the business of publishing. Focusing on the twentieth and twenty-first century the workshop will be a space to discuss and share knowledge about the recent history of academic publishing.

Confirmed speakers: Sue Clegg, Kelly Coate, Stefan Collini, Caroline Davis, Jack Meadows, Jennifer Saul and James Wilsdon.

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited so booking is required. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Camilla Mørk Røstvik at:

cmr30 at st-andrews.ac.uk.

The workshop is organized by the 'Publishing the Philosophical Transactions' project at the University of St Andrews.

Conveners: Aileen Fyfe, Noah Moxham and Camilla Mørk Røstvik. The project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

For further information see: https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/philosophicaltransactions/

Dr Aileen Fyfe, FHEA, MYAS

Reader in Modern British History
School of History
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's Lodge
The Scores
St Andrews KY16 9AR

Tel. +44(0)1334 462996

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No. SC 013532)

        Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:14:10 +0000
        From: Tessa Whitehouse <m.t.whitehouse at qmul.ac.uk>
        Subject: DH seminar 1 March: Crowdsourcing Early Modern MSS

You are warmly invited to the next QMUL Digital Humanities Seminar:

Victoria Van Hyning (Oxford), 'Crowdsourcing early modern manuscript transcription, or, Can we really have an EEBO for manuscripts?'

Tuesday 1 March

ArtsTwo, 2.17


"Early modernists working on English language material have experienced a seismic change in their research landscape with the ability to conduct full text search of printed works in Early English Books Online, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Googlebooks and other resources. Hardly an essay, article or seminar paper goes by without reference to word frequency within the EEBO or ECCO corpus. But what of the endless acres of manuscript material that have never been edited and which are not machine-readable? At precisely the moment when basic quantitative methodologies in the humanities are becoming more normative-and when we could take further steps to introduce deeper quantitative approaches in our work-we are in danger of leaving the lion's share of material out of the reach of quantitative analysis.

This talk will provide an overview of 'Shakespeare's World': a collaboration between the world-leading academic crowdsourcing group called Zooniverse.org, the Folger Shakespeare Library which heads up the Early Modern Manuscripts Online project, and the Oxford English Dictionary. 'Shakespeare's World', which launched in December 2015, invites members of the public to transcribe manuscript material from the Folger collection. The site has been designed to enable people to transcribe as little as one word on a page, and does not force users to guess or misread for the sake of page completion. Multiple volunteers transcribe independently, and their transcriptions are then compared using an in-house algorithm that detects differences between transcriptions as well as outputting an aggregated reading as well as a list of variant readings.

The project will have launched with two genres available for transcription: recipes and letters, totaling c. 8,5000 pages. The Zooniverse crowd of ~1.4 million people will likely see several thousand try the project, and a few hundred stay for the longer term. Victoria hopes to identify material suitable for her British Academy postdoctoral fellowship work, which concerns early modern English Catholic women's life-writing. In addition to tracing the rationale and trajectory of this crowdsourcing project, the talk will present early finding as to the suitability of crowdsourced transcriptions for facilitating basic quantitative approaches to early modern manuscript studies."

        Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:05:55 -0500
        From: "James A. Hodges" <james.hodges at rutgers.edu>
        Subject: (cfp) Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

Call for Papers

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Conference Dates: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Proposals Due: April 3rd

“History is indeed absent from the game, absent as something finished, as a
storyline in the past tense. What replaces it is a history workshop, a
model of history as the intuition of algorithms and their consequences. The
gamer is a designer.”  --Mckenzie Wark, “Gamer Theory”

Extending Play is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of
time. We are looking for papers and presentations that excavate the past,
interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.

We aim to continue the mission of the previous two Extending Play
conferences, to entertain all approaches to the traditions, roles, and
contexts of play, extending it into far-flung and unexpected arenas. Extending
Play 3 will take an inclusive and pluralistic approach to temporality and
play, inviting creative applications of the concepts as they relate to all
things playable - from games and moving images, to recorded sound and

Extending Play 3 asks important questions about the temporalities of play
from emergent scholarly perspectives: Can media archaeology and game
preservation revise the history of games and play? Do new methodologies,
such as big data and network analysis force us to reconsider the
predictability of play? Can queer temporalities of play produce new
activist futures? How is gamification shaping our experiences of time? How
are notions of time and play constructed by social scientists, humanists,
preservationists, and policy researchers?

We invite scholars, students, makers, artists, archivists, visionaries,
game designers, and players to the third iteration of the Rutgers Media
Studies Conference: Extending Play, to be held September 30 and October 1,
2016 on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ. Submissions are
welcomed from scholars working in media studies and all related fields
across the humanities and social sciences.

We are excited to announce our keynote conversations:


   Wendy Chun (Brown University) and Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of

   Jesper Juul (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), plus one more TBA.

In keeping with the tripartite division of past, present, and future,
Extending Play invites three types of submissions -- papers, panels, and
interactive projects. The organizers invite traditional academic papers and
panels of 3-4 presenters, along with any form of game, performance or
display that submitters may wish to propose. In the past our conference has
presented traditional research presentations alongside:




   finished games,

   technology demos,

   performance art,

   happenings that defy classification.

For academic papers and panels, each presenter will have a maximum of 15
minutes to offer his or her ideas as a presentation or interactive
conversation, and/or may adopt a more creative approach, incorporating such
elements as:


   material accompaniment (hand out a zine, scrapbook, postcards, etc)

   performance (spoken word, song, verse, dance, recording, etc)

   game (create rules and incorporate audience play)

Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

Histories of Play


   Historical approaches to leisure, recreation and play

   History of video game consoles, arcades, cards, board games

   Performance, intimacy, cosplay, and LARP

   Urban play, play and city life

Preserving Play


   Game preservation in archives, libraries, and museums

   Aesthetics of emulation, remediation, adaptation, and porting

   Playable media in history: moving images and sound through time

   Materialities of board games, game packaging, and control interfaces

The Time of Play


   Toys and play for children and adults

   Playing with “lag”- network problems, hanging, buffering, glitching

   Playing with narrative and storytelling

   Political economies of play, (electronic) sports, and professionalizing

Playing with Time


   Gamification and playing with learning, learning while playing


   Activist time, queer temporalities, and time-bending play

   Gamifying time, speedrunning, or playing with current events

Predicting Play


   Games of divination: I Ching, Tarot, Ouija, Palm reading, dice, oracles

   Role of prediction in game studies methodologies (modeling behavior
   patterns, actions, etc.)

   Prediction in game play, development of player networks

   Playing with health and fitness, quantified selves and wearable

Future of Play (Studies)


   Affective potentials of technology and play

   Adaptive play and dis/ability studies

   What will be the role of scholars in the future of play and games?

   How do cheaters change games?

   What’s next for play and game studies?

For additional ideas on how to play with media, play with time, or play
with space during your presentation, visit our website at

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, April 3, 2016. We invite individual
proposals, full panel proposals, and proposals for games, workshops or
other interactive presentations. Please use the submission form on our
website at http://extendingplay.rutgers.edu/submit/ to submit an abstract
of about 250 words. If you would like to submit supplementary materials, or
have trouble with the form, email extendingplay at gmail.com. Notifications of
acceptance will be sent out by April 30th, 2016.

*james a. hodges*
*school of communication & information*
*rutgers university*
*james.hodges at rutgers.edu <james.hodges at rutgers.edu>*

*@jameshodges_ <https://twitter.com/jameshodges_>*

        Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:51:16 -0500
        From: Ethan Henderson <ethanahenderson at gmail.com>
        Subject: The Workshops: The Art of Text

Looking for an intimate hands-on workshop this summer? The Kenyon Review
Writers Workshop has the answer for you.

The Art of Text Workshop
blends techniques of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts to
generate creative writings through the art of the book.

Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Held on the picturesque campus of
Kenyon College, June 25-July 1.

Whether you are a writer curious to write in more genres, or an artist
wishing to deepen your engagement with text, this workshop promises to open
up a variety of creative practices to generate new content and form.

This class is team taught by Gretchen E. Henderson
 http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/writers/faculty/#henderson  and Ellen
Sheffield <http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/writers/faculty/#sheffield>

From a 2014 participant: *“I loved the attitude of play, of productive
failure and corrective, creative embellishment–I’m learning to think about
my text as material not only in forming it but also in re-vising and
deforming it. Conferences were really helpful; I loved having open studio
time; the space of the workshop was so friendly and warm and engaging that
many of us stayed in the studio through meals, late into the night. This is
perhaps the most productive creative environment I’ve ever encountered.”*

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