[Humanist] 30.861 events: Renaissance studies; linked open data

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Apr 3 09:39:15 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 861.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (55)
        Subject: CFP: Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities

  [2]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                              (6)
        Subject: CFP New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2018, 22-
                24 March, New Orleans)

        Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:55:37 -0400
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities

CFP: Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities

Monday, August 7, 2017 @DH2017, Montreal

This is a call for participation in a half-day workshop on Advancing Linked
Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities that will take place on the on August 7,
2017, one day prior to the start of Digital Humanities 2017, in Montreal,
Canada. The workshop seeks to bring together a wide selection of LOD
scholars, researchers, and advocates to share ideas for future LOD tools or

Prospective participants should submit the following:

   1.   A summary (500-word maximum) of your work in LOD to date, with an
   emphasis on current projects, including a statement of the institutional
   position and affiliation of the submitter(s), if relevant.
   2.   A position paper (500-word maximum) that outlines gaps or opportunities
   related to current LOD tools and/or suggests ideas for new ways to take
   advantage of the growing body of LOD in the humanities.

Submission will be via a Google form by May 31st:
https://goo.gl/forms/jOvqfgLExWhvxab63 Images can be referenced in the form
of external links.

The submission form requests permission to make your submission part of an
openly available online resource with a CC-BY-NC licence. Projects or
researchers unable to participate are invited to submit a summary for
inclusion in this resource (see below).

Successful submissions will be shared with all participants in advance of
the conference. Participants will rank the position papers with a view to
their potential to advance work in the field if taken up by the LOD

The authors of the four top-ranked proposals will be asked to present a
short pecha-kucha-style talk to kick off the workshop. After a short
discussion period, participants will then divide into working groups to
strategize about how the ideas might be advanced and come back to the
larger group with next steps. All participants will regroup for a final
discussion and future planning.


Submissions via Google form: May 31st
Notification of acceptances: June 7th
Sharing of summaries and proposals: June 7th
Voting deadline: June 23
Notification to pecha kucha presenters: June 27th
Workshop: August 7, 2017, time TBA.

Workshop Program Committee:

Stacy Allison-Cassin
Susan Brown
Abi Lemak
Kim Martin
John Simpson
Robert Warren

Can’t make it to Montreal, but want people to know about your LOD project?

In addition to the LOD projects that will have representatives on site at
the Advancing Linked Open Data (LOD) in the Humanities workshop at DH2017,
we are looking to collect one-pagers on other LOD projects to add to an
openly available online resource with a CC-BY-NC licence, to be released
later this year. If you can not attend DH2017 and still wish to contribute
your work to the online collection, please fill in the form at this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/0Y7QqlYfLAjHs3KW2. This link will remain active to
collect contributions until after the August 7th workshop.

        Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:37:49 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2018, 22-24 March, New Orleans)
        In-Reply-To: <D5054134.9A322%siemens at uvic.ca>

Call For Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies
RSA 2018, 22-24 March, New Orleans

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2018 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them, both in-person at the conference and online via individual and group virtual presentations.

We welcome proposals for in-person and online papers, panels, and or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies.  Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 (http://bit.ly/1tn6rsd) and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (http://bit.ly/1zJiaqp).

Please send proposals before 30 April 2017 to Iter.RSA.NewTechnologies at gmail.com. Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV, as well as an indication of whether you would consider or prefer an online presentation. We are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels; those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

We thank Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance (http://www.itergateway.org) for its generous sponsorship of this series and its related travel subventions since 2001.

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