[Humanist] 31.309 events Medieval & Renaissance studies; HathTrust Uncamp; TEI

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 309.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                              (7)
        Subject: Digital Humanities in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
                (ACMRS,  Phoenix, 8-10 February 2018)

  [2]   From:    "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>                (50)
        Subject: CFP: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

  [3]   From:    Martin Holmes <mholmes at uvic.ca>                           (15)
        Subject: Registration for TEI 2017 is open!

        Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:25:55 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Digital Humanities in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS,  Phoenix, 8-10 February 2018)

Call for Papers: Digital Humanities in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Reading the Natural World:  Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance

24th Annual ACMRS Conference, 
8-10 February 2018, Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale Hotel

For the past several years, the Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN: http://rekn.itercommunity.org) has sponsored sessions at the ACMRS annual conference exploring the intersection of computational methods and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  For the 2018 gathering, we invite paper proposals that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and its intersection with the Digital Humanities, including and beyond those aligned with the general theme of the conference.  Please send paper proposals including a title, one paragraph abstract, and brief biographical statement by 15 November 2017 to acmrsDH at gmail.com.

        Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:38:54 +0000
        From: "Dubnicek, Ryan C" <rdubnic2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: CFP: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018


                             1st Call for Proposals

               HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

                Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18


                              January 25-26, 2018

                                   Berkeley, CA



October 15, 2017 - Call for Proposals Priority Deadline

November 22, 2017 - Notification of Acceptance

November 29, 2017 - Deadline for Early Bird Registration

January 25-26, 2018 - HTRC UnCamp


The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp <https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018> to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017


Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Computational Text Analysis

Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies

Worksets and Corpus Creation

HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data

Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula

Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies

Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust

Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies

Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata

Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools

HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates

Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What's new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development

Proposals may include the following formats:

  *   15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.

  *   5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.

  *   Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.

About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp:

The HTRC<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc> is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at  https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi

EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:


The following information should be included in proposals:

  *   Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)

  *   Title of the presentation/poster

  *   Presenter name and affiliation

  *   Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)

  *   Abstract (up to 250 words)

  *   Keywords

  *   Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

        Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:36:33 -0700
        From: Martin Holmes <mholmes at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Registration for TEI 2017 is open!

Hi all,

Registration for the TEI 2017 Members Meeting in Victoria is now open!


Conference registration includes lunch for all three of the conference 
days.* In addition to registering for the conference, you can register 
for pre-conference workshops (free), activities (mostly free) and the 
conference dinner ($60 per person). Early-bird registration rates are 
available until October 23.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

*Don't forget to tell us (through the registration form) about any 
dietary restrictions you have.


Martin Holmes, on behalf of the local organizing committee
TEI 2017

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