[Humanist] 30.866 summer school; masterclass; webinar; MA programme

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 5 10:03:25 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 866.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>              (35)
        Subject: International second cycle degree / 2 year Master programme
                in "Digital humanities and digital knowledge" -

  [2]   From:    Darrell Meadows <darrell.meadows at nara.gov>                (54)
        Subject: Webinar: NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing
                Cooperatives Planning Grants

  [3]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <burr-esu at dubhe.uberspace.de>             (100)
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 8th European Summer University in
                Digital Humanities 18th to 28th July 2017 Leipzig

  [4]   From:    N Rooney <neale.rooney at gmail.com>                         (33)
        Subject: Masterclass: Participatory Engagement in Digital Humanities
                Projects (Maynooth)

        Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 16:34:48 +0200
        From: Francesca Tomasi <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>
        Subject: International second cycle degree / 2 year Master programme in "Digital humanities and digital knowledge" - http://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/DigitalHumanitiesDigitalKnowledge

Dear colleagues,

I'm delighted to notify you that the application to the Second cycle degree
/ 2 year Master programme in "Digital humanities and digital knowledge" at
the University of Bologna (Italy) is opening. 

The international degree offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to
foster close connections between humanities and the sciences of
representation and processing of information and knowledge.

Candidates are expected to be familiar with the basic topics in computer
science (especially with principles related to the Word Wide Web) and
humanities (literary and linguistic basic skills) and to have a knowledge of
the theories and the methods in the Digital Humanities domain; they must own
aptitude to computational techniques; they need to have the language
competences required to understand teaching materials and texts, also
specialized, in the English language.

Admission requirements and assessment intakes are available in the call for


Please spread the word,


Francesca Tomasi


    Assistant Professor - Digital Humanities
    Dept. Of Classical Philology and Italian Studies
    University of Bologna - Alma Mater Studiorum
    Zamboni 32, 40126 Bologna - ITALY
    <francesca.tomasi at unibo.it>
    TEL. +39 51 2098539
    FAX +39 51 228172


        Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 12:26:25 -0400
        From: Darrell Meadows <darrell.meadows at nara.gov>
        Subject: Webinar: NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Planning Grants

Unable to join last week’s webinar? Listen to the recorded session, and
then join us for a follow-up Q&A session this Thursday, April 6 at 3:00
p.m. EST. 

Links and full announcement available at:

NHPRC-Mellon Planning Grants

Call for Proposals


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite proposals for Digital Edition Publishing
Cooperatives. Working together, the Cooperatives will develop technical
and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of
documentary and scholarly editions and to provide for their long-term
preservation, discovery, and use. This initiative responds to the urgent
need of scholars and documentary editors for reliable, sustainable,
authoritative, and field-driven outlets for publication and discovery of
digital editions. At the same time, we hope to investigate the possibility
of creating a federated system or systems for publishing and sustaining
digital editions.

Developing the Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives will be a two-stage
process for Planning and Implementation.

Up to eight planning grants will provide funds to support the first stage
of this multi-year endeavor, beginning no later than February 1, 2018. Each
project team will consist of a principal investigator to spearhead the
initiative, a lead representative from each of at least three participating
editions and the host institution(s). During the Planning stage, each
team will develop a proposal for implementing a Digital Edition Publishing
Cooperative. Planning grants are for one year and up to $100,000.

All planning teams would be eligible to apply for Implementation funding.
Three implementation grants of between $350,000 and $500,000, each for up
to three years, are expected to be awarded, for a total of up to $1.25
million. Implementation grants will be awarded in September 2019, with a
start date of no later than October 1, 2019. A full description of the
program, its outcomes, and a glossary of special terminology, are available
at: www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/publishingcoops.

Deadline for Proposals: July 6, 2017

To view the full announcement, visit: 

Have questions? Join our follow-up webinar, Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3:00
p.m. EST.  To join the webinar, go to:
https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=89909710 and enter your
name and email address. You do not need to pre-register.

For additional information: Contact Darrell Meadows, NHPRC Director for
Publishing, at (202) 357-5321 or darrell.meadows at nara.gov

R. Darrell Meadows, Ph.D.
Director for Publishing
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20408
P: 202.357.5321
F: 202.357.5914
darrell.meadows at nara.gov

        Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:28:02 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <burr-esu at dubhe.uberspace.de>
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities 18th to 28th July 2017 Leipzig

18TH TO 28TH JULY 2017, 

We are happy to announce that applications for a place at the 8th
European Summer University in Digital Humanities are now being accepted
(see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/842). 

As ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities
Training Network courses taken at the Summer University are eligible for
transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate Certificate
in DH (see

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive
programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project
presentations, a poster session, teaser sessions and a panel discussion.

The WORKSHOP PROGRAMME is composed of the following courses running in

 	* Alex Bia (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain): _XML-TEI
document encoding, structuring, rendering and transformation_ (2 weeks)
 	* Carol Chiodo (Yale University, USA) / Lauren Tilton (University of
Richmond, USA): _Hands on Humanities Data Workshop - Creation, Discovery
and Analysis_ (2 weeks)
 	* Christoph Draxler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany):
_Introduction to programming for the Web_ (1 week)
 	* Axel Herold / Henriette Ast (Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der
Wissenschaften Berlin, Germany): _From Print and Manuscript to
Electronic Version: Text Digitization and Annotation_ (1 week)
 	* Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA):
_Text processing for linguists and literary scholars with_ R (1 week)
 	* Laszlo Hunyadi / István Szekényes (University of Debrecen,
Hungary): _Spoken Language and Multimodal Corpora_ (2 weeks)
 	* Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University,
Krakow, Poland): _Stylometry_ (2 weeks)
 	* Peter Bell (Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, Germany) /
Leonardo Impett (ɉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland):
_The Iconic Turn. Image Driven Digital Art History_ (2 weeks)
 	* David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE):
_Humanities Data and Mapping Environments_ (2 weeks)
 	* Christoph Draxler (Universität München, Germany): _Working with SQL
and graph databases_ (1 week)
 	* Monica Berti (Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities,
University of Leipzig, Deutschland) / Jochen Tiepmar (ScaDS, University
of Leipzig / University of Dresden, Germany): _Text Mining with
Canonical Text Services - Using a Text Reference System for Citation
Analysis, Text Alignment and more_ (1 week)
 	* Pawel Kamocki (IDS Mannheim & Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität,
Münster, Germany / Université Paris Descartes, France) / Thorsten
Trippel (Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany): _Data Management
and legal and ethical issues_ (2 weeks)

 Workshops are structured in such a way that participants can either
take the two blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different
workshops. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.
For more information see:

Thanks to our sponsors, we can again offer a whole range of scholarships
to participants of the Summer University (see:

The Summer University is directed at 60 participants from all over
Europe and beyond. It wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young
scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library Sciences,
Social Sciences, the Arts and Engineering and Computer Sciences as equal
partners to an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experience in
a multilingual and multicultural context and thus create the conditions
for future project-based cooperations. 

The Leipzig Summer University is special because it not only seeks to
offer a space for the discussion and acquisition of new knowledge,
skills and competences in those computer technologies which play a
central role in Humanities Computing and which determine every day more
and more the work done in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences, as well
as in publishing, libraries, and archives etc., but because it tries to
integrate also linguistics with the Digital Humanities, which pose
questions about the consequences and implications of the application of
computational methods and tools to cultural artefacts of all kinds.

It is special furthermore because it consciously aims at confronting the
so-called Gender Divide , i.e. the under-representation of women in the
domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Germany,
Europe and many parts of the world, by relying on the challenges that
the Humanities with their complex data and their wealth of women
represent for Computer Science and Engineering and the further
development of the latter, on the overcoming of the boarders between the
so-called hard and soft sciences and on the integration of Humanities,
Computer Science and Engineering.

As the Summer University is dedicated not only to the acquisition of
knowledge and skills, but also wants to foster community building and
networking across disciplines, languages and cultures, countries and
continents, the programme of the Summer School features also communal
coffee breaks, communal lunches in the refectory of the university, and
a rich cultural programme (thematic guided tours, visits of archives,
museums and exhibitions, and communal dinners in different parts of

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the
European Summer School in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology":
http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ which will be continually
updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes

If you have questions with respect to the European Summer University
please direct them to esu_ct at uni-leipzig.de

Elisabeth Burr

        Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 21:31:25 +0100
        From: N Rooney <neale.rooney at gmail.com>
        Subject: Masterclass: Participatory Engagement in Digital Humanities Projects (Maynooth)

An Foras Feasa, The Research Institute in the Humanities at Maynooth
University is delighted to announce a Masterclass on "Participatory
Engagement in Digital Humanities Projects" on 29- 30 June 2017

This Masterclass, supported by DARIAH and Humanities at Scale, will explore
how participatory engagement is increasingly being considered a key
component in the design of digital humanities projects. The goal of this
Masterclass will be to arrive at a classification of various forms of
participation and knowledge production, providing a window onto the issues
of creating and managing a participatory engagement digital humanities

For more information please visit the An Foras Feasa


This Masterclass is aimed at individuals who have an active and/or
demonstrable interest in public engagement projects and/or citizen science
initiatives. Submissions are especially encouraged from early career
researchers and from those from European countries the Humanities at Scale
project serves. i.e., countries who do not have a strong tradition of
digital humanities research.

It will be limited to 12 participants. Preference will be given to
applicants whose area of expertise falls under one or more of the topics
covered during the Masterclass and who are currently working or who have
worked in the past on participatory engagement projects. The event is open
to Irish, European, and international applicants. Accommodation and
transportation will be covered for all selected participants up to a
maximum of €250 for participants based in the Republic of Ireland and up to
€500 for participants outside Ireland. Meals for all days of the event will
also be covered.


Applications should be made via this Google Form

Deadline for applications is April 30 2017.

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