[Humanist] 30.905 events: Early Modern stage; Dayof DH; language resources; collaboration

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 19 07:25:12 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 905.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Karolina Badzmierowska <karolina at clarin.eu>               (61)
        Subject: Call for Papers: CLARIN Annual Conference 2017

  [2]   From:    Gabrielle Linnell <GLinnell at FOLGER.edu>                   (17)
        Subject: Digitizing the Stage conference at Oxford: CfP due 30 April

  [3]   From:    Elena_González-Blanco <elenagonzalezblanco at yahoo.es>     (32)
        Subject: DayofDH2017 last 2 days to register!

  [4]   From:    Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>                (114)
        Subject: CFP> JADH2017: "Creating Data through Collaboration", Kyoto,
                September 11-12

        Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:14:43 +0100
        From: Karolina Badzmierowska <karolina at clarin.eu>
        Subject: Call for Papers: CLARIN Annual Conference 2017

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN)

CLARIN ERIC <https://www.clarin.eu/glossary#ERIC> is happy to announce the 6th CLARIN Annual Conference and invites submission of papers.


The 6th CLARIN Annual Conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary.


1st February, 2017                    First call published and submission system open
1st May, 2017                             Submission deadline
24th June, 2017                         Notification of acceptance
1st September, 2017                 Final version of extended abstracts due
18th–20th September 2017   CLARIN Annual Conference

The CLARIN Annual Conference is organised for the Humanities and Social Sciences communities in order to exchange ideas and experiences with the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes its design, construction and operation, the data and services that it contains or should contain, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.


Operation and use of the CLARIN infrastructure, e.g.
Use of the CLARIN infrastructure in humanities research, including needs for updated and new functionality
Usability studies and evaluations of CLARIN services
Analysis of the CLARIN infrastructure usage, identification of user audience and impact studies
Showcases and demonstrators
 <>Models for the sustainability of the infrastructure, including issues in curation, migration, evolution, financing and cooperation
 <>Legal and ethical issues in operating the infrastructure
Design and construction of the CLARIN infrastructure, e.g.
Metadata and concept registries, cataloguing and browsing
Persistent identifiers
Access, including Single Sign On Authentication and Authorisation
Search, including Federated Content Search
Web applications, web services, workflows and use of the infrastructure
Standards and solutions for interoperability of language resources, tools and services
CLARIN Knowledge Infrastructure and Dissemination, e.g.
User assistance (helpdesks, user manuals, FAQs)
CLARIN portals and outreach to users
Videos, screen casts, recorded lectures
Researcher training activities
Knowledge infrastructure centres
CLARIN in relation with other infrastructures and projects, e.g.
Relations with other SSH research infrastructures such as DARIAH <https://www.clarin.eu/glossary#DARIAH>, CESSDA <https://www.clarin.eu/glossary#CESSDA>, etc.
Relations with meta-infrastructure projects such as EUDAT <https://www.clarin.eu/glossary#EUDAT> and RDA <https://www.clarin.eu/glossary#RDA>
Relations with national and regional initiatives

THEMATIC SESSION: Multilingual Processing for Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) have formulated research questions pertaining to different languages. However, the number of research tasks in H&SS in which Language Technology has been applied to cross-language barriers and analyse the same phenomena on material expressed in different languages is relatively small. The situation is better in the case of genuine linguistic research, but in multilingual research applications in H&SS are mostly based on a kind of ‘bag of words’ model, and very rarely utilise more advanced multilingual Language Technology methods.

The general aim of this thematic session is to present examples of multilingual approaches in H&SS research related to CLARIN, and to discuss infrastructural solutions to the problem of multilingual interoperability of the Language Technology that are necessary for more advanced research in H&SS. We expect to organise presentations and discussions during the session on the following aspects:

Examples of applications of Language Technology to multilingual processing for the needs of research in H&SS.
Research tasks and ongoing projects in H&SS on the basis of multilingual material and application of Language Technology.
Interoperability of language resources and tools for the needs of multilingual applications in H&SS: models for linking, standards and formats, mapping and linking algorithms, complex processing methods, architectures and platforms.

We invite submissions describing CLARIN related work addressing these aspects. Submissions (for oral presentations, posters, or demos) intended for the thematic session should be marked as such, and will be evaluated with respect to their appropriateness for the theme, in addition to the general acceptance criteria listed below.


The scientific program both of the general sessions and the thematic session will include oral presentations, posters, and demos. There is no difference in quality between oral and poster presentations. Only the appropriateness of the type of communication (more or less interactive) to the content of the paper will be considered.


Submission of proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations and/or demos must be extended abstracts (length: up to four A4 pages including references) in PDF format, in accordance with the template <https://www.clarin.eu/sites/default/files/CLARIN2016templates.zip> provided on the website.

It is not required that the authors are or have been directly involved in national or international CLARIN projects, but their work must be clearly related to the CLARIN activities, resources, tools or services.

Extended abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system (link) and will be reviewed by the program committee.

All proposals will be reviewed on the basis of both individual criteria and global criteria. The latter include thematic, linguistic and geographical spread. Individual acceptance criteria are the following:

Appropriateness: the contribution must pertain to the CLARIN infrastructure (e.g. use CLARIN, contribute to the CLARIN design, construction, operation, exploitation, etc.). In addition, submissions to the thematic session will be selected on the basis of their appropriateness to the theme.
Soundness and correctness: the content must be technically and factually correct and methods must be scientifically sound, according to best practice, and preferably evaluated.
Meaningful comparison: the abstract must indicate that the author is aware of alternative approaches, if any, and highlight relevant differences.
Substance: concrete work and experiences will be preferred over ideas and plans.
Impact: contributions with a higher impact on the research community and society at large will be preferred over papers with lower impact.
Clarity: the extended abstract must be informative, clear and understandable for the CLARIN audience.
Timeliness and novelty: the work must convey relevant new knowledge to the audience at this event.

If the submission is accepted, it will be published (possibly in revised form) in the conference Book of Abstracts. After the conference, the author(s) will be invited to submit a full paper (max. 12 pages) to be reviewed according to the same criteria as the abstracts. Accepted full papers will be digitally published in a conference proceedings volume at Linköping University Electronic Press within about 6 months after the conference.


        Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:14:50 +0000
        From: Gabrielle Linnell <GLinnell at FOLGER.edu>
        Subject: Digitizing the Stage conference at Oxford: CfP due 30 April

Digitizing the Stage:

Rethinking the Early Modern Theatre Archive
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Libraries and the Folger Shakespeare Library will convene a conference from 10-12 July 2017, on digital explorations of the early modern theatre archive. We are interested in applying approaches from other disciplines, genres, and time periods which can prompt new thinking about the ways we preserve, describe, research, and teach the early modern stage; as well as in hearing from early modernists who engage with their subject through digital means. Seeking to foster a spirit of collaborative experimentation, we invite proposals in the full range of project completion taking the form of 20-minute papers, as well as "lightning talks," panel discussions, multimedia presentations, and others.

Invested in both material and method, Digitizing the Stage is a singular opportunity to consider the future of the early modern archive.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Tiffany Stern (Royal Holloway, University of London) who will be delivering the opening keynote; Dr. Christie Carson (Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr. Brett Greatley-Hirsch (University of Leeds); Eric Johnson (Folger Shakespeare Library); and Dr. Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham). Attendance will be limited to 100 participants, with registration opening in April 2017.

Submissions should relate to one or more of the following topics and themes:

  *   Materiality and methods
  *   Early modern theatre and film
  *   Working in audio, text, and image
  *   Performance and theatre history
  *   Challenges and experiments in the archive
  *   Digital archiving and cataloging

Proposals for conference papers, panel discussions, lightning talks, multimedia and interactive demonstrations should not exceed 250 words.

Please include your name, contact information, academic affiliation (if relevant), and a brief biographical description including relevant interests. Submit proposals within the text of an email to digitalconf at folger.edu<mailto:digitalconf at folger.edu>.

Proposals are now due the 30th of April, 2017. Some fee waivers and UK travel bursaries are available; please enquire.

Digitizing the Stage is organized by the Centre for Digital Scholarship <https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/digitalscholarship>, Bodleian Libraries; the Folger Shakespeare Library http://www.folger.edu/ ; and Professor Tiffany Stern <https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/tiffany-stern(3693c9c1-e92f-4f07-b4a8-effa3780734c).html>, Royal Holloway, University of London.

        Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:13:22 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Elena_González-Blanco <elenagonzalezblanco at yahoo.es>
        Subject: DayofDH2017 last 2 days to register!

Dear Digital Humanists,

This is a last days remainder!!! Just twodays to go! Don’t miss the opportunity to register for the biggest event of theDH Year! The annual Day of Digital Humanities will takeplace on April 20th, 2017, join us here!  http://dayofdh2017.linhd.es/

A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities(DayofDH looks at a day in thework life of people involved in digital humanities. Every year it draws peoplefrom across the world together to document, with text and image, the events andactivities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together thejournals of participants into a resource that seeks to answer, “Just what dodigital humanists really do?"

This year, the event willbe hosted on behalf of centerNet at the Laboratorio deInnovación en Humanidades Digitales de la UNED (LINHD) in Madrid and co-organized by HDCAYCIT, Argentina. For this reason, we want to innovate and make the daymore collaborative. We will boost multilingual participation and groupcooperative activities. 

We ask you to organize parallel activities todisseminate DH on that date and to use the digital platform to disseminatethem. We also ask you to disseminate broadly the DayofDH website.

Best regards and enjoy the Dayofdh2017!


Elena González-Blanco
Gimena del Rio

And all the LINHD team
Twitter: @dayofdh and #dayofDH



Queridos humanistas digitales,

Este es el último recordatorio, no perdáisla oportunidad de participar en el evento anual de las Humanidades Digitales,el DayofDH 2017, que tendrá lugar el 20 de abril! Quedan solo dos días pararegistraros y contarnos lo que hacéis en HD, cómo las definís y cuáles sonvuestros proyectos! Hacedlo aquí: http://dayofdh2017.linhd.es/

Por tercer año consecutivo el LINHD, con lacolaboración de HD CAICYT, organiza el dayofdh2017. Como todos saben, el DayofDH es un proyecto que busca reflejar la un día en la vida y en eltrabajo del humanista digital. Es un evento que cada año atrae personas de losdiferentes puntos del planeta para documentar, mediante texto e imágenes, susactividades. La finalidad del proyecto es unir las contribuciones de losparticipantes en un único recurso que busca contestar la pregunta de “¿Quéhacen exactamente los humanistas digitales?”. 

Es nuestra intención que la plataforma delDayofDH de cuenta de la participación de la mayor cantidad de interesados enlas HD y que sea realmente un encuentro global. Por ello, además de animarlos aque organicen actividades presenciales para la difusión de las HD, que generensus perfiles e intercambien opiniones con colegas de todo el mundo desde elsitio del DayofDH, y desde allí se sumen a las actividades virtuales queorganizaremos, queremos invitarlos a que auspicien el evento.

Por un lado, les pedimos que desdela asociación difundan el uso del sitio del DayofDH, que participenactivamente de él o propongan alguna actividad, como posteo de noticias, etc.Todas las sugerencias son bienvenidas. En la landing page del sitio pondríamoscada uno de los logos de las asociaciones que apoyan y auspician elevento.

¡Esperamos contar con vuestraparticipación!

Elena y Gimena

Elena González-Blanco
Gimena del Rio

And all the LINHD team
Twitter: @dayofdh and#dayofDH


        Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:08:20 +0900
        From: Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
        Subject: CFP> JADH2017: "Creating Data through Collaboration", Kyoto, September 11-12
        In-Reply-To: <d8c6c304-1c73-5f48-3668-ce66047e5f93 at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Dear Colleagues,

Please circulate the following to interested scholars:

JADH2017: "Creating Data through Collaboration"

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce 
its seventh annual conference, to be held at Doshisha University, Kyoto, 
Japan, September 11-12, 2017.

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite 
proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and especially 
encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that aim to 
cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, 
cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of digital 

As creation of research data -- collection, feature extraction, 
annotation, and organization -- is a seminal component of all DH 
projects, means and modes of this data-creation have been handled in 
various ways as digital approaches have evolved. Recently, the focus on 
methods of collaborating in data creation has been renewed with the 
rapid growth of projects that are crowd-sourced on the Web. The 
re-emergence of data creation based on this approach provides a wider 
range of data, as it has the potential to include contributors who are 
not only researchers, but also members of the general public. Such a new 
possibility should be taken due advantage of, especially given the 
difficult situation for the humanities fields in the academy. This year 
we strongly encourage you to submit proposals about methods and problems 
in collaborative approaches for data collection, especially crowd 
sourcing and other forms of public engagement. With this as our 
suggested central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range 
of DH topics. For example:

Research issues, including data mining, information design and modeling, 
software studies, and humanities research enabled through the digital 
medium; computer-based research and computer applications in literary, 
linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including electronic 
literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern 
scholarship. Some examples might include text analysis, corpora, corpus 
linguistics, language processing, language learning, and endangered 
languages; the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theater, new 
media and related areas; the creation and curation of humanities digital 
resources; the role of digital humanities in academic curricula; The 
range of topics covered by Digital Humanities can also be consulted in 
the journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 
(http://dsh.oxfordjournals.org/), Oxford University Press.

Abstracts should be of 500-1000 words in length in English, including title.

Please submit abstracts on the open conference system for conference 
below by May 8, 2017.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 31 May 2017.

Type of proposals:

1. Poster presentations: Poster presentations may include 
work-in-progress on any of the topics described above as well as 
demonstrations of computer technology, software and digital projects. A 
separate poster session will open the conference, during which time 
presenters should be on-hand to explain their work, share their ideas 
with other delegates, and answer questions. Posters will also be on 
displayed at various times during the conference, and presenters are 
encouraged to provide material and handouts with more detailed 
information and URLs.

2. Short papers: Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes 
for questions) and are suitable for describing work-in-progress and 
reporting on shorter experiments and software and tools in early stages 
of development.

3. Long papers: Long papers are allocated 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes 
for questions) and are intended for presenting substantial unpublished 
research and reporting on significant new digital resources or 

4. Panels: Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either: (a) Three long 
papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be submitted together with 
a statement, of approximately 500-1000 words, outlining the session 
topic and its relevance to current directions in the digital humanities; 
or (b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should 
submit a 500-1000 words outline of the topic session and its relevance 
to current directions in the digital humanities as well as an indication 
from all speakers of their willingness to participate.

Please direct enquires about any aspect of the conference to:
conf2017 [ at ] jadh.org

Program Committee:

Paul Arthur (Australian National University, Australia)
James Cummings (University of Oxford, UK)
J. Stephen Downie (University of Illinois, USA)
Øyvind Eide (University of Cologne and University of Passau, Germany)
Neil Fraistat (University of Maryland, USA)
Makoto Goto (National Institute for Humanities, Japan)
Shoichiro Hara (Kyoto University, Japan)
Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Asanobu Kitamoto (National Institute of Informatics, Japan) , Chair
Maciej Eder (Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland)
A. Charles Muller (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Hajime Murai (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Kiyonori Nagasaki (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta, Canada)
Susan Schreibman (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland)
Masahiro Shimoda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Raymond Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
Keiko Suzuki (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Takafumi Suzuki (Toyo University, Japan)
Tomoji Tabata (Osaka University, Japan)
Toru Tomabechi (International Institute for Digital Humanities, Japan)
Kathryn Tomasek (Wheaton College, USA)
Christian Wittern (Kyoto University, Japan)
Taizo Yamada (University of Tokyo, Japan)


A. Charles Muller

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
Faculty of Letters
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-8654, Japan

Office Phone: 03-5841-3735

Web Site: Resources for East Asian Language and Thought

Twitter: @H_Buddhism

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