[Humanist] 30.894 events: heritage; text analytics; diasporic experience; literature & science

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 13 07:42:24 CEST 2017


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 894.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>                       (12)
        Subject: British Museum Symposium - Building Cultural Heritage
                Knowledge

  [2]   From:    Kyle Roberts <kyleroberts20 at gmail.com>                    (28)
        Subject: Marisa Parham on "Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos" on
                April 19 at 3 pm at Loyola University Chicago

  [3]   From:    "Tonra, Justin" <justin.tonra at nuigalway.ie>               (16)
        Subject: Tutorial: Doing Text Analytics for Digital Humanities and
                Social Sciences | Galway | 18 June 2017

  [4]   From:    rambleralderman <rsaa1e09 at soton.ac.uk>                    (22)
        Subject: BSLS Winter Symposium


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        Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:18:03 +0100
        From: Dominic Oldman <doint at oldman.me.uk>
        Subject: British Museum Symposium - Building Cultural Heritage Knowledge


Building Cultural Heritage Knowledge is a symposium organised by the
ResearchSpace project at the British Museum and funded by the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation.

The event (27/28 July) is advertised on EventBrite at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-cultural-heritage-knowledge-tickets-33012703886
and details will be updated regularly.

Tickets are free and some bursaries are available.

A workshop (29th July) will shortly be advertised on building semantic web
(knowledge representation) databases.

An overview of the current ResearchSpace development is available as a
slideshow at https://mix.office.com/watch/1byc9l8bl5bb7

A short video is available at https://youtu.be/TgeJhWhiyrc



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        Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:23:52 -0500
        From: Kyle Roberts <kyleroberts20 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Marisa Parham on "Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos" on April 19 at 3 pm at Loyola University Chicago


Please join us for the final CTSDH talk of the Spring 2017 semester at
Loyola University Chicago:

Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos
Marisa Parham, Professor of English,
Amherst College
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 3 pm
Damen Student Center
Multipurpose Room.

Cosponsored with English

This talk looks at rememory, affective excess, and glitch aesthetics in
Toni Morrison’s *Beloved*, Hiro Murai’s video for Flying Lotus & Kendrick
Lamar’s “Never Catch Me,” and Zun Lee’s digital project, “Fade Resistance.”

How might we conceptualize "the digital” as a kind of mediation that
articulates the time and space of diasporic experience?

Dr. Marisa Parham is a professor of English at Amherst College. She is also
the director of the Five College Digital Humanities Project and a Faculty
Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

-- 
Kyle B. Roberts
Associate Professor of Public History and New Media
Director, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
 http://luc.edu/ctsdh/
Undergraduate Internship Coordinator, History Department
Project Director, Jesuit Libraries Project
 http://blogs.lib.luc.edu/archives/  | Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/jesuitlibrariesprovenanceproject/>
Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library  http://www.newberry.org/

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        Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:31:23 +0000
        From: "Tonra, Justin" <justin.tonra at nuigalway.ie>
        Subject: Tutorial: Doing Text Analytics for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences | Galway | 18 June 2017


As part of the preconference programme for the Language, Data, and Knowledge 2017 Conference, the National University of Ireland Galway will host a one-day tutorial on Doing Text Analytics for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. This event is co-organised by CLARIN and DARIAH-IE.

Further details:
http://ldk2017.org/index.php/text-analytics-digital-humanities-social-sciences-clarin/
https://www.clarin.eu/event/2017/doing-text-analytics-digital-humanities-and-social-sciences-clarin-ldk-tutorial (including link to registration).

Where and when
This tutorial will take place on 18 June 2017, as part of the preconference programme for LDK 2017, the conference on Language, Data and Knowledge that will take place on 19-20 June 2017 in Galway, Ireland. (See http://ldk2017.org/ for more details).

Background and motivation
Text is a basic material, a primary data layer, in many areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. If we want to move forward with the agenda that the fields of digital humanities and computational social sciences are projecting, it is vital to bring together the technical areas that deal with automated text processing, and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Much progress has been made in the last two decades in text analytics, a field that draws on recent advances in computational linguistics, information retrieval and machine learning. By now we know what to expect from basic tools, such as named entity recognition. To foster new areas of research, it is necessary to not only understand what is out there in terms of proven technologies and infrastructures such as CLARIN, but also how the developers of text analytics can work with researchers in the humanities and social sciences to understand the challenges in each other's field better. What are the research questions of the researchers working on the texts? Can answering these questions be supported by computational models (in a non-reductionistic way)?

Aims
In two lectures, devoted to text analytics applied to the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Dong Nguyen (Alan Turing Institute, UK) and Antal van den Bosch (Meertens Institute and Radboud University, the Netherlands) introduce current challenges and present working solutions. Folgert Karsdorp (Meertens Institute, the Netherlands) then offers an afternoon introductory course on using Python for the humanities and social sciences (bring your own laptop). The tutorial program is concluded with an expert session featuring the three lecturers who will answer specific questions of attendants about the most suitable resources, technologies and methodology for their research. We will be gathering these specific questions beforehand, so that we have an idea of the number of interested people and issues to be discussed, and to be able to think about our answers. If you wish to participate in the expert session, please send a brief description of your questions (optionally with links to papers with background ideas) to antal.van.den.bosch [at] meertens.knaw.nl before June 2 2017.

Attendants
The tutorial is primarily intended for PhD students, post-docs and younger researchers working in the fields of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences. No programming knowledge is required but basic experience in working with digital text collections is a plus. For the hands-on session please bring your own laptop.

--
Dr Justin Tonra
Lecturer in English, School of Humanities
National University of Ireland Galway



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        Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:36:10 +0000
        From: rambleralderman <rsaa1e09 at soton.ac.uk>
        Subject: BSLS Winter Symposium

Dear all,
 
As many of you will know, at the AGM last week BSLS members agreed to trial the
Winter Symposium as a postgraduate-led event.  It is anticipated that this event
would have a specific theme, and might also cover research training and career
advice alongside showcasing ongoing research.  As always, it is hoped that the
event will have a 'non-conference' feel, and include different types of papers,
panels, and ways of sharing knowledge.  The BSLS Committee will support the
conference organisers throughout the process, helping those with little
experience to host a successful event.

Proposals are invited from postgraduates, and from early career researchers who
were recently postgraduates, for a themed one-day event to take place in or
about November, to be emailed to Rosalind Alderman (rsaa1e09 at soton.ac.uk) by 1
June 2017.  Proposals should be no longer than two-sides of A4, and should
include a theme and description, details of the organising group and location,
potential speakers (if known) and types of papers, panels or other sessions to
be included.  The BSLS will award up to £500 in support of the symposium, which
should be free to attend if possible.
 
Best wishes,
Ros Alderman

 




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