[Humanist] 30.157 events: editions as interfaces; versioning cultural objects

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Sun Jul 10 09:56:36 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 157.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Bleier, Roman (roman.bleier at uni-graz.at)"                (37)
                <roman.bleier at uni-graz.at>
        Subject: CfP for Symposium: Versioning Cultural Objects

  [2]   From:    Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>                     (152)

        Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 11:24:22 +0000
        From: "Bleier, Roman (roman.bleier at uni-graz.at)" <roman.bleier at uni-graz.at>
        Subject: CfP for Symposium: Versioning Cultural Objects

CfP for Versioning Cultural Objects: Concepts, Structures, and Expressions
Date: 1-2 December 2016
Place: An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Ireland
The aim of this two-day symposium is to bring together experienced and early-stage researchers to engage with the versioning of cultural objects. The version of a cultural object is identified, articulated, and analysed through diverse mechanisms in different fields of study. The study of versions allows for the investigation of the creative processes behind the conception of the object, a closer inspection of the socio-political contexts that affect it, and may even provide the means to investigate the provenance and the object's circulation. The symposium will provide a platform for scholars from different research areas  to exchange ideas across different forms of media, including  text, image, and sound. The proposed symposium considers the term "versioning" in the broadest sense; while the understanding of versions differ in disciplines, this dialogue will explore  the convergences and variances in its conception. The conversation will  highlight  the range and depth of existing studies  and  provide an inter-disciplinary understanding of the term.

The symposium will focus on three primary areas:

*         What is a version?
*         Methods used  in the electronic modelling of versions of cultural objects
*         The representation of these digital versions

Application Process
Proposals of up to 500 words are invited by 15 August 2016 from any disciplinary area which engage with either theoretical or practical applications of versioning. The symposium aims to challenge existing silos of disciplinary knowledge providing a platform for dialogue and debate, creating  a more coherent understanding of the subject. We welcome applications from Irish, European, and international researchers  and applications are welcome from both project-based and theoretical research. In particular, we encourage students and graduates of the Irish Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD Programme to apply.

Abstracts should be sent to the organisers by 15 August 2016
To: Vinayak.dasGupta at nuim.ie; roman.bleier at uni-graz.at

Areas may include, but are not limited to:

Textual studies, Variorum editions and collation methods, Musicology, Soundscapes, Film studies, Religious studies, Bible studies and theology, Classical studies, Archaeology, Literary criticism, Translation studies, Manuscript studies, Oral history, Art history, Art criticism, Library Sciences, and Archiving

The symposium will be limited to 12 participants who will be selected based on a short abstract. Upon selection, participants will be asked to submit an extended abstract of 3000 words or a draft paper (no more than 8000 words) by 31 October 2016, which will be circulated to symposium participants in advance. The working paper will then be presented and discussed at the symposium. Additionally, every participant will be asked to read two working papers in advance of the symposium, review and prepare questions and comments for the authors. Completed articles will be considered for publication in an edited volume after the symposium.

15 August: deadline for submission of abstracts
31 August: confirmation of acceptance
31 October: deadline for submission of extended abstract/draft paper

Bursaries for accommodation and transportation are available on request. For further details, please contact the organisers.

Dr. Roman Bleier
University of Graz, Austria
Email: roman.bleier at uni-graz.at
Dr. Vinayak Das Gupta
Maynooth University, Ireland
Email: Vinayak.dasGupta at nuim.ie

        Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 00:47:15 +0200
        From: Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>
        Subject: DIGITAL SCHOLARLY EDITIONS AS INTERFACES (23-24/9/2016 Graz,University)
        In-Reply-To: <1467730470601.40337 at uni-graz.at>

(23-24/9/2016 Graz University) 


Dear list,

The Centre for Information Modelling - Austrian Centre for Digital
Humanities at the University of Graz is inviting to a two days sympoisum
on DIGITAL SCHOLARLY EDTIONS AS INTERFACES which is kindly endorsed by
DiXiT. 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. Keynote Speakers are Dot Porter (University of
Pennsylvania) and Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design).

Please find attached the details about dates and venue, the link to the
registration form and the official programme.

Best wishes,

Georg Vogeler (on behalf of the organising committee)


Date: 23.9.2016 - 24.9.2016

Venue: Karl-Franzens-Universit; RESOWI Building, Room  15.1;
Universitätsplatz 3, 8010 Graz (Austria)

Hosted by: Centre for Information Modelling – Graz University

Programme chair: Georg Vogeler, Professor of Digital Humanities

Endorsed by: Dixit


Please fill out the form: http://goo.gl/forms/lmSHeYgodMf5owOv1

Registration is free of charge!


(see also:

Day 1: Friday, 23.09.2016



9.30   Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania
/What is an Edition anyway? A critical examination of Digital Editions
since 2002/

Coffee break

Session 1: Readability, Reliability, Navigation

Ingo Bärner, University of Vienna
/The navigation of Digital Scholarly Editions - A corpus study/

Eugene W. Lyman, Independent Scholar
/Digital Scholarly Editions and the Affordances of Reliability/

11.30  Christopher M. Ohge, University of California, Berkeley
/Navigating Readability and Reliability in Digital Documentary Editions:
The Case of Mark Twain's Notebooks/

12.00  Lunch break

Session 2: Visualisation, Typography and Design I

Elli Bleeker and Aodhán Kelly, University of Antwerp
/Interfacing literary genesis: a digital museum exhibition of Raymond
Brulez's Sheherazade/

14.30  Hans Walter Gabler, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and
Joshua Schäuble, University of Passau
/Visualising processes of text composition and revision across document

Richard Hadden, Maynooth University
/More than a pretty picture: network visualisation as an interface for
Digital Scholarly Editions/

15.30  Coffee break

Session 3: Visualisation, Typography and Design II

Daniel O'Donnell, University of Lethbridge
/Let's get nekkid! Stripping the user experience to the bare essentials/

16.30  Shane A. McGarry, Maynooth University
/Bridging the Gap: Exploring Interaction Metaphors That Facilitate
Alternative Reading Modalities in Digital Scholarly Editions/

17.00  Piotr Michura, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
/Typography as interface -- typographic design of text visualization for
Digital Scholarly Editions/


Stan Ruecker, IIT Institute of Design
/Task-Based Design for Digital Scholarly Editions/


Day 2: Saturday, 24.09.2016

Session 4: How to program the interface

Hugh Cayless, Duke University Libraries
/Critical Editions and the Data Model as Interface/

Chiara Di Pietro, University of Pisa, and Roberto Rosselli Del Turco,
University of Turin
/Between innovation and conservation: the narrow path of UI design for
the Digital Scholarly Edition/

Jeffrey C. Witt, Loyola University Maryland
/Digital Scholarly Editions as API Consuming Applications/

10.30  Coffee break

Session 5: Theoretical implications

11.00  Arndt Niebisch, University of Vienna
/Post-Human Texts? Reflections on Reading and Processing Digital Editions/

11.30  Peter Robinson, University of Saskatchewan
/Why Interfaces Do Not and Should Not Matter for Scholarly Digital Editions/

12.00  Tara Andrews, University of Vienna, and Joris van Zundert, Huygens
Institute for the History of The Netherlands
/What Are You Trying to Say? The Interface as an Integral Element of

Federico Caria, University of Rome La Sapienza
/Evaluating digital scholarly editions: a focus group/
Poster session

13.00  Narvika Bovcon, Alen Ajanovic and Pija Balaban, University of
/Designing a graphical user interface for digital scholarly edition of
Freising Manuscripts/

Dorothée Goetze and Tobias Tenhaef, Bonn University
/APW digital - a Digitized Scholarly Edition/

Elina Leblanc, Grenoble-Alpes University
/Thinking About Users and Their Interfaces: The Case of Fonte Gaia Bib/

Lunch break

Session 6: User oriented approaches I

Christina M. Steiner, Alexander Nussbaumer, Eva-C. Hillemann and
Dietrich Albert, Graz University of Technology
/User Interface Design and Evaluation in the Context of Digital
Humanities and Decision Support Systems/

Jan Erik Stange, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
/How close can we get to the reader? Co-creation as a valid approach to
developing interfaces for scholarly editions?/

15.30  Ginestra Ferraro, King's College London, and Anna Maria Sichani,
Huygens ING
/Design as part of the plan: sustainability in digital editing projects/

16.00  Coffee break

Session 7: User oriented approaches II

Stefan Dumont, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
/'Correspondances' -- Digital Scholarly Editions of Letters as Interfaces/

James R. Griffin III, Lafayette College
/Encoding and Designing for the Swift Poems Project/

17.30  Wout Dillen, University of Borås
/The Editor in the Interface. Guiding the User through Texts and Images/


Frederike Neuber
Visiting Researcher | DDH - King's College London
Researcher | Centre for Information Modelling - Graz University
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow | DiXiT ITN
Web: dixit.uni-koeln.de/  http://dixit.uni-koeln.de  |

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