[Humanist] 30.823 events: DayofDH; history of AI; epigraphy

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Wed Mar 15 07:33:47 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 823.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Simona Stoyanova <metathesis.quantitatum at gmail.com>       (95)
        Subject: EpiDoc training workshop, Athens, May 2017

  [2]   From:    Elena_González-Blanco <elenagonzalezblanco at yahoo.es>     (22)
        Subject: DayofDH2017 will take place on 20th April! - launchment

  [3]   From:    Colin K Garvey <garvec at rpi.edu>                            (7)
        Subject: CfP: SHOT 2017 Open Panel on "AI & it's Discontents"

        Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:52:32 +0000
        From: Simona Stoyanova <metathesis.quantitatum at gmail.com>
        Subject: EpiDoc training workshop, Athens, May 2017

Call for Participation

A four-day training workshop on “EpiDoc” will be held in Athens (Greece),
from Tuesday, 2 May to Friday, 5 May 2017, at the Academy of Athens. The
workshop is organized by the Academy of Athens within the framework of the
DARIA-EU project “Humanities at Scale”.

The topic of the training workshop “EpiDoc” will be digital editing of
epigraphic and papyrological texts and will focus on the encoding of
inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a
community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of
inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish
digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias
http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/  and Tripolitania http://inslib.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009/,
Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri http://papyri.info/ , Digital Corpus
of Literary Papyri
<https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/Digital_Corpus_of_Literary_Papyri>, and
EAGLE Europeana Project  http://www.eagle-network.eu/ . The workshop will
introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on
experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying
and linking to external person and place authorities, and project workflow
and management.

Instructors: Elli Mylonas <https://library.brown.edu/cds/elli-mylonas/> and
Simona Stoyanova.  http://ics.sas.ac.uk/about-us/staff

The four-day workshop will be divided into five sections:

Section 1: Encoding epigraphic and other texts: Basic EpiDoc, usingOxygenXML, transforming text with XSL for proofreading and display.

Section 2: Metadata: Encoding the history and description of the textual

Section 3: Advanced Features (Apparatus criticus, verse, complex texts).

Section 4: Text encoding projects: organization, roles, workflows.

Section 5: Vocabularies and Analysis: indexing, names and places,
controlled vocabularies.

The workshop will include ample time for hands on practice, questions,
discussion of individual projects, and the option to learn about topics
that are of special interest to participants.

The workshop will be conducted in English and the participation is free.

The workshop will assume knowledge of epigraphy or papyrology; Greek, Latin
or another ancient language; and the Leiden Conventions. No technical
skills are required, and scholars of all levels, from students to
professors, are welcome.

The participants should bring their own laptops. It is also strongly
recommended for the participants to have prepared in advance a mini corpus
of texts concerning their field of scientific interest.


Please fill the application form until 10 April 2017 at the following


Due to the limited seats there will be a selection among applicants.
Applicants will be notified by email.

2-5/5/2017, 9:00-17:00

Academy of Athens
Project DARIAH-EU – Humanities at Scale

Academy of Athens – Main Building, East Hall
Panepistimiou 28,
10679 Athens

For additional information, please contact:
gchrysovitsanos at academyofathens.gr


The first three items provide a good overview to Digital Epigraphy and
Epidoc. We recommend that you read those first.

H. Cayless, C.M. Roueché, et al. (2009), "Epigraphy in 2017." Digital
Humanities Quarterly 3.1. Available:

Bodard, G and Stoyanova, S. (2016), “Epigraphers and Encoders: Strategies
for Teaching and Learning Digital Epigraphy.” In: Bodard, G & Romanello, M
(eds.) Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber: Teaching, Knowledge
Exchange & Public Engagement, Pp. 51–68. London: Ubiquity Press. Available:

Julia Flanders and Charlotte Roueché (2003), 'Introduction for
Epigraphers', online at http://www.stoa.org/epidoc/gl/latest/intro-eps.html

Alison Babeu (2011), 'Epigraphy', “Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”:
Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists Draft Version
1.3—11/18/10, pp. 73–89. CLIR: Washington. Available:

Laura Löser (2014), “Meeting the Needs of Today’s Audiences of Epigraphy
with Digital Editions.” In Orlandi, Santucci et al., Information
Technologies for Epigraphy and Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the First
EAGLE International Conference. Rome. Available:

Joshua D. Sosin, 'Digital Papyrology', Congress of the International
Association of Papyrologists, 19 August 2010, Geneva. Available:

Simona Stoyanova
Research Fellow
COACS project

Institute of Classical Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Email: simona.stoyanova at sas.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8724 <+44+%280%2920+7862+8724>

        Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:58:49 +0000
        From: Elena_González-Blanco <elenagonzalezblanco at yahoo.es>
        Subject: DayofDH2017 will take place on 20th April! - launchment

To all digital humanists or people working on digital humanities projects,

Please, save the date and join us for the annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on April 20th, 2017.

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

This year, the event will be hosted on behalf of centerNet at the Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales de la UNED (LINHD http://linhd.es/en/) in Madrid and coorganized by HD CAYCIT, Argentina. For this reason, we want to innovate and make the day more collaborative. We will boost multilingual participation and group cooperative activities.

We are working on the website now, which will be announced soon. If you have any suggestions or ideas in the meantime, please, let us know!

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

If you consider that the support of your association could sponsor the DayofDH, we could place the logo of the association on the landing page footer. Thanks a lot for sending it to us if you are interested.

Best regards and enjoy the Dayofdh2017!

Elena González-Blanco

Gimena del Rio

And all the LINHD team

Twitter: @dayofdh and #dayofDH

Queridos amigos
Por tercer año consecutivo el LINHD, con la colaboración 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 el trabajo del humanista digital. Es un evento que cada año atrae personas de los diferentes puntos del planeta para documentar, mediante texto e imágenes, sus actividades. La finalidad del proyecto es unir las contribuciones de los participantes en un único recurso que busca contestar la pregunta de “¿Qué hacen exactamente los humanistas digitales?”.

Es nuestra intención que la plataforma del DayofDH de cuenta de la participación de la mayor cantidad de interesados en las HD y que sea realmente un encuentro global. Por ello, además de animarlos a que organicen actividades presenciales para la difusión de las HD, que generen sus perfiles e intercambien opiniones con colegas de todo el mundo desde el sitio del DayofDH, y desde allí se sumen a las actividades virtuales que organizaremos, queremos invitarlos a que auspicien el evento.
Por un lado, les pedimos que desde la asociación difundan el uso del sitio del DayofDH, que participen activamente de él o propongan alguna actividad, como posteo de noticias, etc. Todas las sugerencias son bienvenidas. En la landing page del sitio pondríamos cada uno de los logos de las asociaciones que apoyan y auspician el evento.
¡Esperamos contar con vuestra participación!
Elena y Gimena

Elena González-Blanco

Gimena del Rio

And all the LINHD team

        Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:41:04 -0400
        From: Colin K Garvey <garvec at rpi.edu>
        Subject: CfP: SHOT 2017 Open Panel on "AI & it's Discontents"

[forwarded from the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)]

Dear all,

In preparation for SHOT 2017, we are soliciting papers for an open panel on:

The History of Artificial Intelligence and its Discontents

With origin myths involving many of the 20th century’s Great Men of Science and their intimate relationships with that most revolutionary and profound of transformations—the emergence of computing—the history of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been popular fare. Indeed, the field itself is remarkable for its studious cultivation of its own history, with much of the canon written primarily by AI insiders and developers themselves (e.g. McCorduck 1979, 2004; Crevier 1992; Brooks 1999; Boden 2006; Nilsson 2010). Perhaps unsurprisingly, the story they tell is more often than not a triumphant march of progress towards the current pinnacle we are standing on today—with a few bumps along the road, thrown in for good measure. Now that AI is back and booming again today, offering promises and threats of massive social transformation, this progress narrative risks becoming a hegemon, legitimating the technological status quo and closing down opportunities for democratic deliberation about the direction of change. What possibilities exist for disrupting, destabilizing, and otherwise challenging the insider’s Whig history of AI? Who and what are AI’s discontents? How have they challenged, resisted, disrupted, or destabilized AI?

Submissions are due before March 31st. Please feel free to contact me, Colin Garvey <garvec at rpi.edu> for more information.

For more details please see http://www.historyoftechnology.org/call_for_papers/open_panels.html  

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