[Humanist] 31.456 events: historical cryptography; corpus-based research; network analysis

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Sat Dec 9 08:28:00 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 456.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Deicke, Aline" <Aline.Deicke at adwmainz.de>                (14)
        Subject: CfP "Challenges in archaeological and historical network
                analysis", XXVIII Sunbelt Conference, June 26-July 1, 2018,

  [2]   From:    CRH-2 <crh2 at easychair.org>                                 (9)
        Subject: CRH-2: program published

  [3]   From:    Beáta Megyesi <Beata.Megyesi at lingfil.uu.se>              (96)
        Subject: CFP2: International Conference on Historical Cryptology
                (HISTOCRYPT 2018)

        Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:50:46 +0000
        From: "Deicke, Aline" <Aline.Deicke at adwmainz.de>
        Subject: CfP "Challenges in archaeological and historical network analysis", XXVIII Sunbelt Conference, June 26-July 1, 2018, Utrecht

Dear all,

below the call for submissions for this year's session on archaeological and historical networks at the Sunbelt conference, organised by Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz), Martin Stark (ILS Research Institute, Aachen), Lieve Donnellan (VU University Amsterdam) and Matthias Bixler (University of Zurich):

Organized session at the XXVIII Sunbelt Conference, June 26-July 1, 2018 at Utrecht University

Call for Presentations

"Challenges in archaeological and historical network analysis"

Over the last decades, network analysis has made its way from a fringe theory to an established methodology in archaeological and historical research that goes beyond a purely metaphorical use of the network term. A substantial number of studies on different topics and periods have shown that network theories and methods can be fruitfully applied to selected bodies of historical and archaeological sources. Yet in many of these initial studies, important methodological concerns regarding the underlying sources, missing data, data standardization and representation of networks in space and time have not been adequately acknowledged and sometimes even completely neglected.

The session invites contributions from researchers applying methods of formal network analysis in archaeological or historical research. A special emphasis of the session will be on the unique challenges that arise in the domain-specific application of these research methods. We welcome submissions on any period, geographical area or topic.

One or more sessions at the 2018 International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference will focus on archaeological and historical network analysis. The conference will take place June 26 ? July 1 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations can be submitted at https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/abstract-submission/<https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/abstract-submission/>.

Submissions are due 1 February 2018, and authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 2018.

Session organizers:

Aline Deicke (Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz)

Martin Stark (ILS Research Institute, Aachen)

Lieve Donnellan (VU University Amsterdam)

Matthias Bixler (University of Zurich)

        Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:38:30 +0100
        From: CRH-2 <crh2 at easychair.org>
        Subject: CRH-2: program published

Corpus-based Research in the Humanities (CRH-2)
25-26 January 2018

Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19

For the programme see https://www.oeaw.ac.at/ac/crh2/program/.

In the coming days, we will open the registration page.

All best,

Francesco Mambrini, Marco Passarotti, Caroline Sporleder
Co-chairs of CRH-2

        Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:11:51 +0000
        From: Beáta Megyesi <Beata.Megyesi at lingfil.uu.se>
        Subject: CFP2: International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HISTOCRYPT 2018)

International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HISTOCRYPT 2018)

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018



The International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2018) invites submissions of long and short papers to its annual conference on historical cryptology. The conference will be held in June 18-20, 2018 on the English Park Campus of Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Please mark your calendars.

HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptography/cryptanalysis including work in closely related disciplines (such as history, history of ideas, computer science, AI, or (computational) linguistics or image processing) that is sufficiently formalized or applied, with relevance to historical ciphertexts and codes.

We welcome everybody interested in the field of historical cryptology (classical cryptography and cryptanalysis) to participate in the event. We invite submissions to HistoCrypt, either short or long paper, for presentation at the conference, which will be evaluated by a program committee. The conference's subjects include, but are not limited to:

+ the use of cryptography in military, diplomacy, business, and other areas
+ analysis of historical ciphers with the help of modern computerized methods
+ unsolved historical cryptograms
+ the Enigma and other encryption machines
+ the history of modern (computer-based) cryptography
+ special linguistic aspects of cryptology
+ the influence of cryptography on the course of history
+ teaching and promoting cryptology in schools, universities, and the public

Considering the location of the upcoming HistoCrypt 2018 at Uppsala University, special attention is encouraged to the heritage of Prof. Arne Beurling and his role in breaking the German teletype ciphers.

Participation in the conference is mandatory for at least one author of each accepted paper.


As part of the conference, we are happy to announce four invited keynote speakers:

+ Craig Bauer, Professor of mathematics at York College of Pennsylvania, editor in chief of the journal Cryptologia
+ Katherine Ellison, Professor of English Literature, associate chair, Dept. of English, Illinois State University
+ David Naccache, Professor at the École normale supérieure, Paris, France
+ Kjell-Ove Widman, professor emeritus of Mathematics, special topic on Arne Beurling and his work


HistoCrypt 2018 represents a continuation of the highly successful European Historical Ciphers Colloquiums (EuroHCC) held in Heusenstamm (2012), Kassel (2016), and Smolenice (2017). Considering EuroHCC’s growing popularity among the crypto historians and cryptographers and the established HICRYPT network on historical cryptology with over 50 members from 20 countries around the world, our aim is to establish HistoCrypt as an annual, international event. The first event in the series takes place in 2018 at Uppsala University, Sweden.


We invite paper submissions in three distinct tracks:

+ regular papers up to 10 pages (including references) on substantial, original, and unpublished research, including evaluation results, where appropriate;
+ short papers up to 4 pages (including references) on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress, negative results, surveys, tutorials, or opinion pieces;
+ short papers up to 4 pages (including references) on system demonstrations (demo).

Presentations of accepted papers are either oral, poster, or demo, which will be decided by the program committee.

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in
the HistoCrypt 2018 proceedings, which is published as part of the Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) Proceedings Series (http://omilia.uio.no/nealt/?task=publications) by Linköping University Electronic Press (ECP: http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp), as freely available Gold Open Access. Publications in the Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings are ranked on the Norwegian register for scientific journals, series and publishers as Level 1 publications. Please consult the responsibilities of the authors concerning publication ethics and malpractice statement as described on the ECP website: http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp#tab4. Paper submissions that violate these requirements will be returned without review.

The proceedings will be indexed in the DBLP computer science bibliography and will be also published in the anthology of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL Anthology: http://aclanthology.info/) in parallel. Printed proceedings will be available on request for a fee.


+ Friday, January 26, 2018: Submission of Papers
+ Friday, March 30, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
+ Monday, April 30, 2018: Camera-Ready Manuscripts
+ Monday and Tuesday, June 18 & 19, 2018: Main Conference
+ Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Workshops, Meetings


All submissions must follow the HistoCrypt 2018 style files, which are
available for LaTeX (preferred) and MS Word and can be
retrieved from the following address:


Submissions shall be anonymous, i.e. not reveal author(s) on the title
page or through self-references.

Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system. The page limits for submissions are: up to ten pages for regular
papers, up to four pages for short papers including bibliographic references.
Paper submissions that violate the requirements will be returned without review.


Submissions to the conference must follow the above requirements and
be uploaded electronically no later than:

Friday, January 26, 2018 23:59 CET

HistoCrypt utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for
submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings. Submission for
the conference will open December 1, 2017 at:


Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference program will
be managed by the HistoCrypt 2018 Program Committee. All submissions
will receive at least two double-blind reviews by experts in the field.

+ Beáta Megyesi (program chair), Uppsala University, Sweden
+ Bernhard Esslinger (cryptology), University of Siegen, Germany
+ Otokar Grošek (cryptology), Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
+ Benedek Láng (history), Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
+ Mark Phythian (intelligence), University of Leicester, UK
+ Anne-Simone Rous (history), Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
+ Gerhard F. Straßer (history), Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA

To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the
scientific program of the conference, please email
  ‘histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se<mailto:histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se>’.


The HistoCrypt 2018 Local Organizing Committee is comprised of staff from the
Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden:

+ Eva Pettersson (local chair)
+ Bengt Dahlqvist
+ Beata Megyesi

For all practical inquiries, please email ‘histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se<mailto:histocrypt2018 at stp.lingfil.uu.se>’.

Beáta Megyesi (Assoc. Prof.)
Head of Department
Dept. of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University
beata.megyesi at lingfil.uu.se<mailto:beata.megyesi at lingfil.uu.se>

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