[Humanist] 30.931 events: digitisation; post-truth

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 931.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Chelsea Miya <cmiya at ualberta.ca>                           (8)
        Subject: Upcoming Event: Around the World Web Conference on Digital
                Media in a Post-Truth Era

  [2]   From:    Marco BÜCHLER <mbuechler at etrap.eu>                       (87)
        Subject: [2nd Call for participation - DATeCH 2017 (1st & 2nd June
                2017 - Göttingen, Germany)]

        Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:16:08 +0000
        From: Chelsea Miya <cmiya at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Upcoming Event: Around the World Web Conference on Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era

Event Announcement!
Around the World Web Conference on Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era

The Around the World Conference, organized by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (https://www.ualberta.ca/kule-institute/projects/around-the-world) at the University of Alberta, is an experiment that brings together a research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. Institutes and researchers are invited to participate either through presenting or by joining in the discussion. The conference is live-streamed world-wide and archived after the event.

This year’s conference, Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era, will take place on May 4, 2017, and will feature speakers from the Internet Archive, Maynooth University's Institute for the Humanities, the Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRG) at Western Sydney University, Texas A&M University's Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Université de Montréal and the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques, UC Irvine's Film and Media Studies, Fordham University Libraries, Haifa University, University of Malta, and the University of Alberta and University of Alberta Libraries.

For more information and the schedule see: http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca

Why the theme of “Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era”?
The unfolding of recent political events in the United States has sparked much debate around ‘fake news,’ disinformation and trustworthiness on the web. We hope to use these developments as a starting point for a broader discussion of how digital media has challenged and/or unsettled our notion of truth. The conference theme of ‘post-truth’ is loosely-defined and we welcome considerations of this topic from a wide range of perspectives: from the algorithmic to the philosophical. We welcome, as well, discussion of ‘post-truth’ as a notion reflecting a certain insularity and how questions of the ‘truthiness’ and the web resonate differently across the world.

Watch live at http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ATW2017!

        Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:12:46 +0200
        From: Marco BÜCHLER <mbuechler at etrap.eu>
        Subject: [2nd Call for participation - DATeCH 2017 (1st & 2nd June 2017 - Göttingen, Germany)]


What are the Digitisation Days?

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 Conferencethat 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.


* Early bird registration until: *30th April, 2017 11:59 PM* Latest possible registration: *26th May, 2017 11:59 PM* *       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 

      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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