[Humanist] 31.281 events: complex systems; digital history of science; data management; encoding

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Sep 5 17:34:15 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 281.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>                       (33)
        Subject: FAIR data management principles: Jisc workshop for

  [2]   From:    Yelda Nasifoglu <yelda.nasifoglu at HISTORY.OX.AC.UK>        (49)
        Subject: Registration reminder: Digital Approaches to the History of
                Science, 28 Sep. 2017, Oxford

  [3]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (16)
        Subject: CFP: Complex Systems and Change, session at Theoretical
                Roman Archaeology Conference

  [4]   From:    Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at UNI-KOELN.DE>                (84)
        Subject: Cologne Autumn School and Expert Workshop: „Encoding
                Inscriptions, Papyri, Coins & Seals“

        Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:40:54 +0000
        From: Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: FAIR data management principles: Jisc workshop for researchers
        In-Reply-To: <CAJvs6aXd=E_T-HvKDBm=fdcouCHCxzTgVzXPFhkpwNNFd0LWmg at mail.gmail.com>

Dear Humanist list,

I've been asked by Jisc to drum up some support for this from the DH
community: it's about getting fairly cited on project outcomes. Could you
please circulate to your colleagues?

We would like to invite you to take part in a free event exploring the use
of FAIR data principles within UK academic research on 13th Sept in London
or 26th Sept in Newcastle.

The event is part of the Jisc ‘FAIR in Practice’ project, which is
exploring questions around how data is used in research and to what extent
it is ‘FAIR’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable).The idea that
research outputs should be FAIR  is emerging to enhance effective data
management and sharing. How it is implemented may have a direct impact on
research policies and systems. This is an opportunity to influence how
these high level aims are implemented in practice.

Background to the work is described in a blog post by Bas Cordewener,
Project Manager for FAIR in Practice at Jisc.

The focus groups will help provide a view of the current state of FAIR
data, identify opportunities and allow the exchange of views on the FAIR
principles with colleagues.

If you are interested in attending please book at:
London ( British Library) 10.00-15.00, 13th Sept  go to -
or Newcastle (Centre for Life) 10.00-15.00, 26th Sept go to -

Professor Melissa Terras
Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

        Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 20:18:29 +0000
        From: Yelda Nasifoglu <yelda.nasifoglu at HISTORY.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Registration reminder: Digital Approaches to the History of Science, 28 Sep. 2017, Oxford
        In-Reply-To: <CAJvs6aXd=E_T-HvKDBm=fdcouCHCxzTgVzXPFhkpwNNFd0LWmg at mail.gmail.com>

A registration reminder for the first 'Digital Approaches to the History of Science' workshop due to take place on Thursday 28 September at the History Faculty, University of Oxford. Attendance is free but registration is required. There is still a small amount of money left for travel bursaries for students and early career researchers (up to 3 years beyond the award of most recent degree); information on how to apply is on the registration website <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-approaches-to-the-history-of-science-workshop-1-tickets-36365281536>.

Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop I
Thursday, 28 September 2017
History Faculty, University of Oxford (https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/home)

draft programme


Rob Iliffe, Newton Project


Lauren Kassell, Casebooks Project

Alison Pearn, Darwin Correspondence


Louisiane Ferlier, Sloane's Minute Books

15.15 Pierpaolo Dondio, Publishing the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society


Kathryn Eccles, Cabinet Project


> From: Yelda Nasifoglu
> Sent: 30 July 2017 6:28 PM
> Subject: Workshop: Digital Approaches to the History of Science, 28 September 2017

With apologies for cross-posting.

Digital Approaches to the History of Science: two workshops

This pair of one-day workshops will showcase and explore some of the work currently being done at the intersection of digital scholarship and the history of science. Visualising networks of correspondence, mapping intellectual geographies, mining textual corpora: many modes of digital scholarship have special relevance to the problems and methods of the history of science, and the last few years have seen the launch of a number of new platforms and projects in this area. With contributions from projects around the UK, these two workshops will be an opportunity to share ideas, to reflect on what is being achieved and to consider what might be done next.

Workshop I
History Faculty, University of Oxford<https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/University+of+Oxford+History+Faculty/@51.7532547,-1.2639915,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4876c6a455b50c89:0x181f3168a67472f!8m2!3d51.7532514!4d-1.2618028>
Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:30am-5pm

Confirmed speakers include:

  *   Pieropaolo Dondio, Publishing the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
  *   Kathryn Eccles, Cabinet Project
  *   Louisiane Ferlier, Sloane’s Minute Books
  *   Rob Iliffe, Newton Project
  *   Lauren Kassell, Casebooks Project
  *   Alison Pearn, Darwin Correspondence
  *   Anna Henry (a lightning talk)

Travel bursaries are available for students and early career researchers; for more information, please consult the workshop website<http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/digital/2017/07/19/digital-approaches-to-the-history-of-science-two-workshops/>.

Attendance is free but registration is required<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-approaches-to-the-history-of-science-workshop-1-tickets-36365281536>.

These workshops are organised by the Bodleian Centre for Digital Scholarship <https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/digitalscholarship>, Reading Euclid project http://readingeuclid.org , The Newton Project <http://www.newtonproject.ox.ac.uk/>, and The Royal Society <https://royalsociety.org/>.

        Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:29:04 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP: Complex Systems and Change, session at Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference
        In-Reply-To: <CAJvs6aXd=E_T-HvKDBm=fdcouCHCxzTgVzXPFhkpwNNFd0LWmg at mail.gmail.com>

We invite papers for a session on complexity science / advanced data analysis / formal modelling at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC, Edinburgh, 12-14 April 2018). Please find the abstract below. This is a double session, the first part 'Exploring Complex Systems' will focus on finding patters, defining relationships and exploring past complexity, while the second part 'Understanding Change' will showcase applications of formal methods to understand social and economic processes and change. 

To submit an abstract (300 words), please complete the submission template available here: http://trac.org.uk/events/conferences/trac-2018/ and send it to hca-trac2018 at ed.ac.uk .Deadline: 6 October 2018.
If you would like to discuss your paper before submitting, please feel free to contact us (see cc).

Tom Brughmans, John W. Hanson, Matthew J. Mandich, Iza Romanowska, Xavier Rubio-Campillo
Call for papers, session at Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Edinburgh 12-14 April 2018:

Formal Approaches to Complexity in Roman Archaeology: Exploring Complex Systems and Understanding Change 
Part 1: Exploring Complex Systems
Part 2: Understanding Change
Session Organisers: Tom Brughmans (University of Oxford) - John W. Hanson (University of Colorado) - Matthew J. Mandich (University of Leicester) - Iza Romanowska (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) - Xavier Rubio-Campillo (University of Edinburgh)
In recent years archaeologists have increasingly employed innovative approaches used for the study of complex systems to better interpret and model the social, political, and economic structures and interactions of past societies. However, for the majority of Roman archaeologists these approaches remain elusive as a comprehensive review and evaluation is lacking, especially regarding their application in Roman archaeology. 

In brief, a complex system is made up of many interacting parts (‘components’ or ‘agents’) which form a whole that is more than the sum of its parts – i.e. the interactions of these parts lead to emergent behaviors or outcomes that cannot be (easily) predicted by examining the parts individually. While such systems are characterized by their unpredictable, adaptive, and/or non-linear nature, they are (often) self-organising and governed by observable rules that can be analysed via various methods. For example, many past phenomena, such as urbanism or the functioning of the Roman economy, are complex systems composed of multiple interacting elements and driven by the diverse processes acting upon individuals inhabiting the ancient world. Thus, they can be explored using the approaches and methods of complexity science.

The study of complex systems has primarily been undertaken in contemporary settings, in disciplines such as physics, ecology, medicine, and economics. Yet, as the complex nature of ancient civilizations and their similarity to present-day  systems is being steadily realized through ongoing analysis, survey, and excavation, archaeologists have now begun to use methods such as scaling studies (e.g. settlement scaling theory), agent-based modeling, and network analyses to approach this complexity. Since these methodologies are designed to examine the interactions and feedback between components within complex systems empirically, they can provide new ways of looking at old data and old problems to supply novel conclusions. However, such methods have only been applied sporadically in ancient settings, and even less so in a Roman context or using Roman archaeological data. 

Thus, in this two part session we aim to bring these methods, and the Roman archaeologists using them, together by offering a critical review of the theoretical and empirical developments within the study of past complex systems and their interplay with existing ideas, before investigating how we might capitalize on the new opportunities afforded by them in the future. Part I of this session, ‘exploring complex systems’, is concerned with examining and unraveling the underlying structures present in the archaeological record using the formal tools provided by the complex systems framework. Part II, ‘understanding change’, will focus on applications exploring the dynamics of change that generated the patterns observed in existing evidence. In particular, we invite contributions using formal methods including computational modelling and simulation, GIS, and network analyses, as well as diverse theoretical approaches to better understand ancient complex systems. 

        Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:57:50 +0200
        From: Franz Fischer <franz.fischer at UNI-KOELN.DE>
        Subject: Cologne Autumn School and Expert Workshop: „Encoding Inscriptions, Papyri, Coins & Seals“
        In-Reply-To: <CAJvs6aXd=E_T-HvKDBm=fdcouCHCxzTgVzXPFhkpwNNFd0LWmg at mail.gmail.com>

Dear classicists,

 From 9 to 13 October 2017 the University of Cologne is hosting an 
Epidoc Autumn school in combination with an expert workshop on digital 
sigillography. During the first three days the autumn school will 
introduce the participants to Epidoc, the encoding standard for 
epigraphic texts and materials. Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to 
presentations on advanced imaging technologies in the fields of 
epigraphy, papyrology and sigillography. On Thursday and Friday there 
will be an expert workshop focusing on digital formats and standards for 
the description and publication of seals and similar materials.

Time: 9-13 October 2017
Place: Universität zu Köln, Thomas Institut, Universitätsstraße 22, 
Ground floor
Language: English
Deadline for registration: 24 September 2017
Registration contact: martina.filosa at gmail.com
School participants: max. 25
Website: http://cceh.uni-koeln.de/2017/09/05/epidoc-and-sigillography/

Programme (details to be confirmed)

Monday, 9.10.2017:
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22)

Introduction to Epidoc: 14.00-15.30, 16.00-17.30

Tuesday, 10.10.2017:
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22)

Exercises in Epidoc: 09.00-10.30, 11.00-12.30, 14.00-15.30, 16.00-17.30

Wednesday, 11.10.2017:
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22)

Exercises in Epidoc: 09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30

Presentations on advanced imaging technologies for digitizing seals 
(RTI, 3D, etc.): 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:30

Brauhaus (Restauration Pütz)

Thursday, 12.10.2017:
(Neues Seminargebäude / Seminar room S13 / 1. floor)

Seals expert workshop, part I: Encoding Seals, 09:00-12:30 / 14:00-17:30

Introduction & Overview
- Seal digitization projects: state of affairs
- Adjacent projects and encoding standards (TEI, NUML, CEI)
- Vocabularies and terminology

Towards an encoding standard in digital sigillography:
- Metadata
- Physical description
- Iconography
- Transcription

Public lecture:
Charlotte Roueche: Back to Socrates: Publication as Dialogue, 18:00-19:30

Friday, 13.10.2017:
(Neues Seminargebäude / Seminar room S13 / 1. floor)

Seals expert workshop, part II: Presenting Seals, 09:00-12:30

Topics to be discussed:
- Interfaces
- Presentation systems
- Portals

Conclusions, Plans & Perspectives


- Gabriel Bodard
- Martina Filosa
- Franz Fischer
- Patrick Sahle
- Claudia Sode
- Simona Stoyanova

Institutions involved:
- Institut für Altertumskunde, Abteilung Byzantinistik und 
Neugriechische Philologie
- Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste, 
Arbeitsstelle für Papyrologie, Epigraphik und Numismatik am Institut für 
- Historisches Institut, Abteilung Alte Geschichte
- Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)

Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
+49 - (0)221 - 470 - 4056
franz.fischer at uni-koeln.de

cceh.uni-koeln.de, dixit.uni-koeln.de
i-d-e.de, ride.i-d-e.de
digitalmedievalist.org, digitalmedievalist.org/journal
guillelmus.uni-koeln.de, confessio.ie

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