[Humanist] 30.876 DH2017: workshop on heritage collections

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 876.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 22:13:19 -0300
        From: gimena del rio riande <gdelrio.riande at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital Humanities 2017 Pre-conference Workshop CFP

Digital Humanities 2017 Pre-conference Workshop CFP 

Shaping Humanities Data: Use, Reuse, and Paths Toward Computationally
Amenable Cultural Heritage Collections

Galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) have been building
digital collections for decades. Approaches developed to provide access to
these collections often emulate analog research experiences that focus on
supporting single object interactions and features like virtual "page"
turners. While approaches of this kind have been very valuable for some
kinds of scholarship, researchers and instructors seeking to leverage
computation can find it difficult to work with collections developed in
this vein. One barrier to developing approaches that better support these
researchers is an incomplete understanding of how humanists, among others,
are using and reusing cultural heritage data - and what they may need
moving forward. Collections as Data <https://collectionsasdata.github.io/> is
one of a range of efforts encouraging cultural heritage organizations to
develop collections and systems that are more amenable to emerging
computational methods and tools. Beyond simply designing-to-fit, the
movement towards computationally amenable collections provides an
opportunity to  reframe, enrich, and/or contextualize collections in a
manner that seeks to avoid replication of long standing biases inherent in
cultural heritage collection practice. In this day-long Digital Humanities
2017 pre-conference workshop, we aim to engage directly with research and
pedagogical practice that draws upon digital collection use. This workshop
will ultimately inform the development of recommendations that aim to
support cultural heritage community efforts to make collections available
as data.


We seek proposals for talks, demonstrations (of projects, collections,
tools, datasets, or other work), hands-on instruction, or walk-throughs
that explore approaches and issues common to computational creation and/or
use, and reuse, of digital collections. Proposals for talks can be brief
(10 minutes) or extended (30 minutes). Similarly, proposals for
demonstrations and hands-on instruction can be brief (30 minutes) or
extended (60 minutes). We encourage submissions from all members of the DH
community engaged with cultural heritage collection data, whether using
data, preparing and stewarding data, or designing interfaces that enable
discovery and access. We are invested in developing a program that reflects
the international scope of DH work.

Please submit your proposal (300 words) using the online form
 by May 7, 2017. Notification of acceptances will be sent out on or
before June 1, 2017. The pre-conference workshop will take place August
7, 2017. For further information, or to check if your proposal will be
appropriate, contact thomaspadilla at ucsb.edu.

Workshop Organizers 

Thomas Padilla, University of California Santa Barbara
Sarah Potvin, Texas A&M University
Laurie Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop Program Committee
Harriett Green, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Inna Kizhner, Siberian Federal University
Alberto Martinez, Colegio de México
Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
Gimena Del Rio Riande, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y
Técnicas (CONICET)- University of Buenos Aires
Laurent Romary, DARIAH
Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, University of Copenhagen
Melissa Terras, University College London
Gimena del Rio
Investigadora. IIBICRIT, CONICET (Instituto de Investigaciones
Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual)
Personal website: http://linhd.uned.es/gimenadelrio/
http://www.iibicrit-conicet.gov.ar/   http://www.iibicrit-conicet.gov.ar/
Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales: http://aahd.com.ar/
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1694 (1060). Buenos Aires - Argentina

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