[Humanist] 30.838 events: speaking out; TEI; horizon of interpretation; history & gaming

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 21 07:36:04 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 838.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Gabriele Civiliene <gabrielemucho at gmail.com>               (8)
        Subject: conference on history and gaming

  [2]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (29)
        Subject: CFP: Graduate Students Speak Out: Gaining Knowledge in
                Digital Humanities

  [3]   From:    "Wells, Sarah P. (spw4s)" <spw4s at eservices.virginia.edu>  (75)
        Subject: April 7 conference: DS+DH: The machine as Horizon of

  [4]   From:    Kathryn Tomasek <tomasek_kathryn at wheatoncollege.edu>      (27)
        Subject: Website launch: TEI-C MM and Conference, November 2017,
                Victoria, B.C., Canada

        Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:33:38 +0000
        From: Gabriele Civiliene <gabrielemucho at gmail.com>
        Subject: conference on history and gaming

Dear Willard,

Here is an invitation to the conference on history and gaming organized by
the Digital Arts and Humanities Research Group at the University of


Best wishes,


        Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:26:28 -0400
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP: Graduate Students Speak Out: Gaining Knowledge in Digital Humanities

*CFP: Graduate Students Speak Out: Gaining Knowledge in Digital Humanities*

The CSDH/SCHN conference program committee is looking for ten-minute papers
from graduate students that discuss or reflect on the opportunities they
have had for education in the digital humanities, broadly conceived.

Four papers will be selected to be part of a graduate student panel at
Ryerson University during the CSDH/SCHN conference
 http://www.congress2017.ca/associations/255  that takes place May 29-31,
2017. Accepted panelists will be awarded funding for travel and
accommodation for this trip.

Potential topics include:

   - What problems confront DH education in academia? What solutions can
   you offer?
   - What are the advantages and disadvantages of the current options for
   DH education (project training, workshops, hackathons, unconferences,
   conferences, and degree programs or certificates)?
   - Should DH skills be introduced prior to graduate school?
   - Have you been a part of a project that expanded your DH skillset?
   - What are other opportunities for developing digital skills?

Please send a 500-word abstract and a short biography of the author(s) to
Kim Martin (kimberleymartin at gmail.com) no later than April 1st.

Kim Martin
Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Co-Founder, The MakerBus Collaborative
College of Arts
University of Guelph
MacKinnon Building Rm 1001
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ex. 58245
Twitter: @antimony27

        Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:32:13 +0000
        From: "Wells, Sarah P. (spw4s)" <spw4s at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: April 7 conference: DS+DH: The machine as Horizon of Interpretation

[Forwarded from the IATH list, Univ of Virginia]

Rafael Alvarado (Media Studies/SHANTI) and Paul Humphreys (Philosophy) have organized a day-long trans-disciplinary conference on data science and digital humanities (http://shanti.virginia.edu/wordpress/?p=4922). The keynote address, "Novel Analytics from James Joyce to The Bestseller Code," will be given by Matthew Jockers, the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of the Nebraska Literary Lab, and former Director of the Stanford Literary Lab.

There will a morning panel discussion with Don Brown (Director, Data Science Institute), Alison Booth (Director, Scholars Lab), Abby Flower (Systems and Information Engineering), Bill Pearson (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics), and Matt Jockers. Lunch will be provided and then followed by a more open discussion involving members of the UVa’s Presidential Fellows program, which pairs humanists and data scientists to pursue a single humanistic research topic.

WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017, 9am - 4pm

WHERE: Nau 101 (9am-noon)
Alderman 317 (2-4pm)


During a remarkably short period of time, data science has produced
significant changes within the sciences, from genomics to astronomy,
introducing new computational methods and forms of knowledge that are
transforming the foundations of scientific research. In the humanities,
digital humanists using computational and data intensive methods have also
challenged the foundations of historical and literary research by
undermining the authority of reading, interpretation, and established canons
of texts. Although data science and the digital humanities emerged
independently, both share a series of foundational traits -- a belief in the
effectiveness of machine learning , an embracing of new scales of research,
an affinity for a series of methods extending from genetic algorithms to
network theory, and, within the humanities, a belief in the suitability of
these methods for the study of culture itself, particularly culture in the
form of text and language.

Discussions about the relationship between data science and the humanities
have generally been in one direction, focusing on how the humanities can
benefit from data-driven methods that have proven successful in other
domains. But what do the humanities – broadly conceived to include
history, literature, philosophy, and the arts – have to contribute to
these discussions? Can humanists provide unique insights into issues arising
from data science beyond obvious ethical concerns? What can humanists, with
long traditions and multiple perspectives on the concepts of culture,
knowledge, and interpretation, and an engagement with computational methods
dating back to the 1940s, contribute to the discussion of the
epistemological transformation that is now happening so rapidly, broadly,
and deeply? In this one day conference, we will explore the rich theoretical
and methodological affinities, as well as productive differences, that exist
between the digital humanities and data science, with a focus on how the
humanities can inform data science and the computational sciences. Topics to
be discussed include:

*   The concept of culture that is being developed and operationalized by
“social computing” on data sets such as Twitter and other social media
data*   The status of knowledge claims made about culture and society made by these approaches
*   The sympathic and antagonistic connections between the hermeneutic and formal approaches to knowledge
*   Similarities and differences between the concept of texts as unstructured data versus discourse (“parole”)
*   Approaches to narrative being developed by digital humanists and data scientist


Morning sessions are in Nau 101

9:00 Welcoming Remarks
9:10 Keynote Address: "Novel Analytics from James Joyce to The Bestseller Code,"
10:30 Coffee Break
10:50 Panel Discussion
12:00 Break for Lunch

Afternoon sessions are in Alderman 317

2:00pm DH+DS: The Machine as Horizon of Interpretation / Afternoon Session
2:00 to 3:30: Open Discussion with UVA President’s Fellows and others
3:30: Concluding Remarks

For further information, please contact Raf Alvarado (rca2t at virginia.edu) or Paul Humphreys (pwh2a at virginia.edu). The conference is supported by the Page-Barbour Fund and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Data and Knowledge.

Please share this with interested colleagues and students!

Sincerely yours,


Sarah Wells
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
spw4s at virginia.edu<mailto:spw4s at virginia.edu>    434-924-4370

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I saw, 'tis what it's all about.

(Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls.
Stolen from the Washington Post's Style Invitational Week CLXI)

        Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:37:51 -0400
        From: Kathryn Tomasek <tomasek_kathryn at wheatoncollege.edu>
        Subject: Website launch: TEI-C MM and Conference, November 2017, Victoria, B.C., Canada

The Program Committee is pleased to announce the launch of our website
 http://hcmc.uvic.ca/tei2017/index.php  for the 17th annual Conference and
Members Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI), which
will be held November 13-15, 2017, at the University of Victoria, B.C.,
Canada; with workshops November 11-12.

This year's theme, Pedagogy and Praxis, is particularly apt since we are
meeting at the home of the widely celebrated Digital Humanities Summer

We expect to open submissions within the next two weeks. In the meantime,
we encourage members of the TEI-C community to read our call for proposals
 http://hcmc.uvic.ca/tei2017/cfp.php  and begin to think about joining us
on beautiful Vancouver Island this fall.


All TEI-related proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters,
and demonstrations are welcome. Special consideration will be given to
proposals related to this year's theme, Pedagogy and Praxis.

Kathryn Tomasek
Program Committee Chair
2017 TEI-C Members Meeting and Conference
Associate Professor of History
Wheaton College
Norton, Massachusetts

Our Wheaton College was founded as a school for the higher education of
women in 1834.
Our Wheaton College is committed to individual, academic, and religious

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