[Humanist] 30.804 events: several & diverse

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Sat Mar 4 07:55:53 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 804.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Chelsea Miya <cmiya at ualberta.ca>                          (15)
        Subject: CFP -- Around the World Conference: Digital Media in a Post-
                Truth Era

  [2]   From:    Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi                          (72)
                <e.littamodignani at gmail.com>
        Subject: Derimo2017 - First Call for Papers

  [3]   From:    Lauren Klein <lauren.klein at lmc.gatech.edu>                (20)
        Subject: DH + Design Symposium at Georgia Tech, May 4-5th, 2017

  [4]   From:    Matthew Farrell <matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu>              (21)
        Subject: 2017 BitCurator Users Forum: Preliminary Program Announced

  [5]   From:    Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>                            (76)
        Subject: Global Digital Humanities Symposium (3/16-17), Registration

        Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:07:57 +0000
        From: Chelsea Miya <cmiya at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: CFP -- Around the World Conference: Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era

Call for Proposals

Around the World Conference: Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) at the University of Alberta invites proposals for individual presentations or panels that engage with the topic of Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era.

KIAS is again organizing a live-streamed world-wide conference, this year on the topic of Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era. The Around the World Conference is an annual event sponsored by KIAS that brings together research institutes and researchers from around the world for a dialogue without the environmental and other costs of traditional conferences. The full-day internet event will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017. You can see past conferences at 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.

KIAS will:

• support all the technological requirements in association with your tech support contact

• create the schedule and event infrastructure, including the pre-recorded talks

• advertise online and locally

• digitally archive the event and host the talks for future use

Those interested in presenting either individually or as part of a panel are asked to:

  *   Submit a brief abstract (max. 150-200 words combined) by March 20.

For more information, contact project manager Chelsea Miya at cmiya at ualberta.ca<mailto:cmiya at ualberta.ca> or kias at ualberta.ca<mailto:kias at ualberta.ca>.

        Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 10:15:41 +0100
        From: Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi <e.littamodignani at gmail.com>
        Subject: Derimo2017 - First Call for Papers

---- First International Workshop on Resources and Tools for Derivational Morphology (DeriMo2017) ---


The First International Workshop on Resources and Tools for Derivational Morphology (DeriMo2017) will be held in Milan (Italy) on 5 and 6 October 2017, at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (http://http://derimo2017.marginalia.it/).

DeriMo2017 concludes the Word Formation Latin (WFL) project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 658332-WFL. The project is based at the Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche per la Computerizzazione dei Segni dell’Espressione (CIRCSE: http://centridiricerca.unicatt.it/circse-home?rdeLocaleAttr=en), at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.

Submissions are invited for presentations featuring high quality and previously unpublished research on the topics described below. Contributions should focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational.

Proceedings will be published, open-access, in time for the workshop.


Until very recently, in the areas of Language Resources and Natural Language Processing (NLP), derivational morphology has always been neglected if compared to inflectional morphology. Yet the recent rise of lexical resources for derivational morphology have demonstrated that enhancing textual data with derivational morphology tagging can lead to strong outcomes.

First, it organises the lexicon at higher level than words, by building word formation based sets of lexical items sharing a common derivational ancestor.

Secondly, derivational morphology acts like a kind of interface between morphology and semantics, since core semantic properties are shared at different extent by words built by a common word formation process.

In the lively area of research aimed at building computational resources and tools for ancient languages, the WFL project fills a gap in the variety of those available for Latin, connecting lexical items on the basis of word formation rules. For a work-in-progress version of the resource, please visit http://wfl.marginalia.it.

This workshop wants to be both an opportunity for the presentation of WFL to the wider community, and a place where confrontation with other scholars engaged in the treatment of derivational morphology for different languages (either modern or ancient) can arise, and potentials for the cross-linguistic sharing of techniques and methods can be discussed. 


The Workshop on Resources and Tools for Derivational Morphology aims at covering a wide range of topics.

In particular, the topics to be addressed in the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:
- resources for derivational morphology
- connecting the derivational morphology level of annotation in language resources with other levels of linguistic analysis (e.g. semantic, syntactic…)
- (NLP) tools for the semi-automatic creation of resources for derivational morphology
- (NLP) tools including components of derivational morphology
- empirically based comparative and multilingual studies on derivational morphology
- empirically based diachronic studies on derivational morphology
- query tools for derivational morphology resources
- theoretical issues in derivational morphology.

INVITED SPEAKER: Pius ten Hacken (University of Innsbruck, Austria)


Deadlines: always midnight, UTC ('Coordinated Universal Time'), ignoring DST ('Daylight Saving Time'):

- Deadline for paper submission: 18 June 2017
- Notification of acceptance: 24 July 2017
- Final, camera-ready, version of paper: 10 September 2017
- Workshop: 5-6 October 2017


We invite to submit long abstracts describing original, unpublished research related to the topics of the workshop. Abstracts should not exceed 6 pages (references included).
The language of the workshop is English. All abstracts must be submitted in well-checked English.

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format only. Submissions have to be made via the EasyChair page of the workshop at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=derimo2017. Please, first register at EasyChair if you do not have an EasyChair account.
The style guidelines to follow for the paper can be found here: http://derimo2017.marginalia.it/index.php/CfP/authors-kit.

Please, note that as reviewing will be double-blind, the abstract should not include the authors' names and affiliations or any references to web-sites, project names etc. revealing the authors' identity. Furthermore, any self-reference should be avoided. For instance, instead of "We previously showed (Brown, 2001)...", use citations such as "Brown previously showed (Brown, 2001)...".
Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by three members of the programme committee.

The authors of the accepted abstracts will be required to submit the full version of their paper, which may be extended up to 10 pages (references included).


The oral presentations at the workshop will be 30 minutes long (25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion).

Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy)
Marco Passarotti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy)

Mark Aronoff (USA)
Piermarco Bertinetto (Italy)
Jim Blevins (UK)
Giovanni Gobber (Italy)
Nabil Hathout (France)
Dag Haug (Norway)
Gerd Haverling (Sweden)
Andrew Hippisley (USA)
Claudio Iacobini (Italy)
Sandra Kübler (USA)
Rochelle Lieber (USA)
Silvia Luraghi (Italy)
Francesco Mambrini (Germany)
Fiammetta Namer (France)
Renato Oniga (Italy)
Sebastian Padó (Germany)
Renáta Panocová (Slovakia)
Vito Pirrelli (Italy)
Lucie Pultrová (Czech Republic)
Jan Radimský (Czech Republic)
Savina Raynaud (Italy)
Benoît Sagot (France)
Magda Ševčíková (Czech Republic)
Andrew Spencer (UK)
Pavel Štichauer (Czech Republic)
Marko Tadić (Croatia)
Zdeněk Žabokrtský (Czech Republic)

        Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:28:24 -0500
        From: Lauren Klein <lauren.klein at lmc.gatech.edu>
        Subject: DH + Design Symposium at Georgia Tech, May 4-5th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We’re excited to announce the DH + Design symposium, to be held at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta (US), on May 4th and 5th, 2017.

The symposium will bring together leading scholars from the digital humanities and design to explore these increasingly convergent fields, and to identify additional possibilities for their intersection. We will facilitate a series of multi-format conversations around topics of shared concern, including the role of practice (and other applied forms of research) in each field; the similarities and differences between each field’s design processes; theories of speculation as they have been developed through the humanities and design; and how these two fields, together, might rally to address pressing matters of social and political concern.

We are seeking to assemble a diverse group of symposium participants that spans a range of scholarly fields, institutional settings, and career levels. To apply to attend, or for more information, please visit: 
http://pwp.gatech.edu/dhdesign/  http://pwp.gatech.edu/dhdesign/

Lauren F. Klein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0165
lauren.klein at lmc.gatech.edu

Lauren F. Klein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0165
lauren.klein at lmc.gatech.edu

        Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:30:59 +0000
        From: Matthew Farrell <matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu>
        Subject: 2017 BitCurator Users Forum: Preliminary Program Announced

**Please excuse cross-postings**

Hello -

On behalf of the BitCurator Consortium Program Committee, I'm pleased to share some exciting announcements related to the upcoming 2017 BitCurator Users Forum "Digital Forensics: The Academic Library and Beyond"<https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/bitcurator-users-forum-2017>, scheduled to take place April 27-28 2017 on the campus of Northwestern University.

Preliminary Program Live!

We are happy to announce that the preliminary program<https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/buf2017-program> is now available on the BitCurator Consortium website.

The first day of the Forum will consist of two workshop tracks focusing on digital forensics and the BitCurator software environment for both novices and advanced users.

The first track, Testing the BitCurator Waters, is aimed at exposing novice users to the environment in order to ensure that all attendees will have common reference points for the activities on day two.

The second advanced track, Diving Deep with BitCurator, will feature discussions and problem-solving sessions around desired functionality, as well as workflow breakdowns and their potential solutions.

For day two, The Program Committee is finalizing presentations on developments in software, discussions of workflows and documentation, the state of digital forensics in academic libraries and archives, as well as a panel discussion about the ethical implications of forensic analysis. There will also be dedicated sessions for lightning talks and birds of feather breakout group style discussions.

Register for the 2017 BitCurator Users Forum here: https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/registration

Deadline for Proposing Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather Discussions Extended

Speaking of Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather Discussions, the Program Committee has extended the deadline for proposals for these until March 28, 2017. Both are intended to be more informal than traditional panels, and are meant to update the audience or provoke a discussion amongst fellow practitioners. If you have a project you have been working on, a kernel of an idea you'd like to get feedback on, or anything beyond and in-between please submit your proposals for either a lightning talk or birds-of-a-feather discussion here<https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/content/bitcurator-user-forum-2017-proposal-submission-form>.

Sponsorship information

Finally, the Program Committee would like to thank our initial sponsors, Digital Intelligence http://www.digitalintelligence.com/  and Digital Library Federation<https://www.diglib.org/>, whose generous support has helped to make the expanded 2017 BitCurator Users Forum possible. We are still seeking additional sponsors for the event, so if you are interested and would like to learn more please visit the Sponsorship<https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/sponsorship> section of the website.

Matthew Farrell
Digital Records Archivist
Duke University Archives
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu<mailto:matthew.j.farrell at duke.edu>

        Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 20:14:11 -0500
        From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
        Subject: Global Digital Humanities Symposium (3/16-17), Registration extended

Global Digital Humanities Symposium

March 16-17, 2017
Union Building, Lake Huron Room
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Please register by: Friday, March 10th
Free and open to the public. Register at http://msu

The event will also be livestreamed. The link will be posted on the
Symposium website by March 15th.

Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to continue its
symposium series on Global DH into its second year. We are delighted to
feature speakers from outside of the area as well as expertise and work
from faculty at Michigan State University in this two day symposium.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

   - 12:00-12:30 - Opening Remarks
   - 12:30-2:30 - Lightning Talk Session
   - 2:45-3:45 - Cultural Memory, Identities, and Social Justice
   - Shifting Representations of Zulu Identities, from Analog to Digital,
      Liz Timbs, MSU
      - Humanizing Data –or- DH against archival violences, Anelise Hanson
      Shrout, Cal State Fullerton
      - Witnessing Hate: Case Studies in Data, Documentation, and Social
      Justice, Andrea Ledesma, Brown
   - 4:00-5:00 - De-coding and re-coding literary canons
   - Forgetting the Famines: the Kiplings and their Indian Interlocutors,
      Amardeep Singh, Lehigh University
      - Retelling the Story of Okonkwo: A Digital exploration of the Clash
      of Cultures in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Tunde Opeibi,
      of Lagos, Nigeria
      - Towards a Platform for Studying and Analyzing Chinese Poetry,
      Chao-Lin Liu, Harvard
   - 5:15-6:45 - ARC Panel: Access, Data, and Collaboration in the Global
   Digital Humanities

Friday, March 17, 2017

   - 9:00-10:00 - Keynote: Elizabeth LaPensee, MSU
   - 10:15-11:15 - Reconfiguring Narrative: Connectivities in Literary and
   Game Studies
   - Contending with Hegemonies, Exploring Linkages and Possibilities of
      Assertions in the Global South: A Study through Role Playing Computer
      Games, Siddhartha Chakraborti, Aligarh Muslim University
      - Hacking "el sistema": Digital Hyper-Punk Fiction in Latin America,
      Eduardo Ledesma, UIUC
      - Annotation, Bibliography, and Networks: Systems of Textual
      Classification for Premodern Chinese Texts, Evan Nicoll-Johnson, UCLA
   - 11:30-12:30 - Mapping and 3D Environments
   - Boundary-work: mapping borders, edges, and margins in “Fortress
      Europe, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Western Michigan
      - The $500 Challenge: 3D Modeling of Heritage Structures in
      Endangered or Developing Areas, William Spates, Birla Institute of
      Technology and Science, KK Birla Goa Campus
   - 12:30-2:30 - Lunch (provided)
   - 2:30-4:00 - Workshop
   - 4:15-5:15 - Imagining the Past, Present, and Future of Digital
   Humanities(or Defining Digital Humanities: The Political and Ethical Stakes)
   - Archival Emanations and Contrapuntal Transformations: Digital Cultural
      Productions in Post-1965 Indonesia, Viola Lasmana, University of Southern
      - Gaps and Silences: A Case Study in Web Archiving Diverse Content,
      Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Catherine Morse, Jo Angela Oehrli, Juli McLoone,
      Meredith Kahn, Michigan
      - Afrolatin@ Digital Humanities: Complex Global Interconections in
      Search of Social Justice, Eduard Arriaga, University of Indianapolis
   - 5:30-6:30 - Closing remarks and Keynote: Padmini Ray Murray, Srishti
   School of Art, Design and Technology
   - 6:45-8:45 - Reception

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308A
East Lansing MI 48824
kmapes at msu.edu

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