[Humanist] 30.875 events: textual materiality; textual digitisation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 7 09:17:53 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 875.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Marco BÜCHLER <mbuechler at etrap.eu>                       (81)
        Subject: [Call for participation - DATeCH 2017 (1st & 2nd June 2017 -
                Göttingen, Germany)]

  [2]   From:    Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>                          (29)
        Subject: Registration Open for STS 2017: Textual Embodiments

        Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 17:15:12 +0200
        From: Marco BÜCHLER <mbuechler at etrap.eu>
        Subject: [Call for participation - DATeCH 2017 (1st & 2nd June 2017 - Göttingen, Germany)]

  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION   What are the DigitisationDays?

The Digitisation Days aim to present an up-to-date vision of the most 
recent advances in technology for the digitisation of text, to showcase 
successful experiences in their application and to explore the 
challenges for the near future of digitisation. It comprises the DATeCH 
International Conference that is conceived as forum to present, discuss 
and showcase latest techniques in digitisation and related fields.

The Digitisation Days and the DATeCH International Conference are 
supported by the Impact Centre of Competence and organised by the 
Göttingen State and University Library and the University of Göttingen.   Where and when will they take place?

The Digitisation Days will take place in Göttingen at the facilities of 
the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, 
Historical Building (Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen) on 1-2 June 2017.   Why should I attend the DigitisationDays?

  * Become aware of new technology for the digitisation of textual content.

  * Influence future trendsin digitisation: meet researchers, leading
    companies, and service providers and discuss your requirements.

  * Participate in thediscussionsabout the future of digitisation.
    Experts and representatives of the European Commission will share
    their vision.

  * Network and build new connectionswith representatives of libraries,
    companies and institutions involved in digitisation.

See the list of accepted papers 
athttp://ddays.digitisation.eu/datech-2017/accepted-papers/   Satellite workshops

On May 30th - 31st, the following workshops will take place. The 
registration for these workshops is independent of the conference 

  * The journey from physical to digital and advancements in culture
    heritage digitisation

May 30th, 2017, 9 :00AM -- 4:30 PM

This two-part workshop will introduce the basics of the digitisation 
lifecycle with emphasis on workflows and best practice, and facilitate a 
discussion about optimisation of the end-to-end digitisation process to 
increase scalability and improve the quality and usability of the 
digitised assets.

  * TRACER tutorial for computational text reuse detection

30th May 2017, 9 AM -- 6 PM

The tutorial builds on eTRAP’s research activities, most of which deploy 
our TRACER machine. TRACER is a suite of algorithms aimed at 
investigating text reuse in different corpora, be those prose, poetry, 
in Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek or medieval German. TRACER provides 
researchers with statistical information about the texts under 
investigation and its integrated reuse visualiser, TRAViz, displays the 
reuses in a more readable format for further study.

  * TextGrid user workshop

May 30th 2017 1PM -- 5 PM

TextGrid is a virtual research environment that provides various tools 
and services for digital humanists. The workshop will initiate the 
participants in the use of the TextGridLab, a free portable software, 
and the basic components of its infrastructure.

  * Handwritten Text Recognition -- Transkribus Workshop (project READ)

May 31st, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5 PM

Transkribus (https://transkribus.eu/Transkribus/) is a platform for the 
automated recognition, transcription and searching of handwritten 
historical documents. Transkribus is part of the EU-funded Recognition 
and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) 
(http://read.transkribus.eu/) project. The core mission of the READ 
project is to make archival material more accessible through the 
development and dissemination of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) and 
other cutting-edge technologies.

  * PoCoTo user workshop

May 31, 2017 1 PM -- 5 PM

PoCoTo (PostCorrectionTool) is an open source tool for the interactive 
post-correction of OCR'ed data that has be developed by the CIS of the 
LMU Munich. This workshop will teach the participants both the basic 
usage of PoCoTo for the correction of OCR results and more advanced 
topics like the usage of the language profiler for the generation of 
correction suggestions that take historical spelling variation of the 
document language into account.   How can I register?

Please, visit http://ddays.digitisation.eu/registration/

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Papendiek 16 (Heynehaus)
37073 Göttingen

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LinkedIn : https://de.linkedin.com/in/mabue/de
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        Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 16:28:48 -0400
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: Registration Open for STS 2017: Textual Embodiments

Dear all,

Registration is now open for the 2017 Society for Textual Scholarship
conference, *Textual Embodiments*, to be hosted by the Maryland Institute
for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, from
May 31 – June 2.

The conference will concern a range of issues involving the materiality of
texts, including their physical, virtual, and performative manifestations
as objects that can decay or break down and can potentially be repaired and
sustained over time. It will also concern the processes of inclusion and
exclusion through which bodies of texts take shape in the form of editions,
archives, collections, and exhibition building, as well as the ethical
responsibilities faced by textual scholars, archivists, conservationists,
media archaeologists, digital resource creators, and cultural heritage
professionals engaging in these processes. The conference keynotes will be
delivered by Marisa Parham (“Haunting, Virtuality, and other Archival
Materialities”) and Susan Brown (“N-bodied Texts”).

Preceding the conference there will be five workshops related to its
themes. The full program and logistical information can be found here:

Join us!


Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

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