[Humanist] 31.314 pubs: a cornucopia

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Sep 22 00:25:16 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 314.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>                 (21)
        Subject: CFP Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital
                Humanities, vol 3 (JJADH)

  [2]   From:    Ulrike Henny <ulrike.henny at uni-wuerzburg.de>              (30)
        Subject: RIDE 6 on Digital Text Collections out!

  [3]   From:    Bethany Nowviskie <bnowviskie at clir.org>                   (35)
        Subject: CFP: KULA Journal Special Issue: "Endangered Knowledge"

  [4]   From:    Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>                       (21)
        Subject: Launch of Russian Edition of Defining Digital Humanities

  [5]   From:    Tom Brughmans <000000f86040a99e-dmarc-                    (14)
                request at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Formal approaches in Roman Studies

  [6]   From:    literarylab <literarylab at stanford.edu>                    (36)
        Subject: Literary Lab Pamphlet 15

        Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:27:46 +0900
        From: Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
        Subject: CFP Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, vol 3 (JJADH)
        In-Reply-To: <20170917214505.65A277C61 at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear Colleagues,

We are now seeking submissions for Volume 3 of the Journal of the 
Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, to be published in Sept. 2018.

Please see http://www.jadh.org/JJADHv3CFP for details.

We would appreciate it if you can distribute this call to your local DH 

Best regards,

Charles Muller


A. Charles Muller

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
Faculty of Letters
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongō, Bunkyō-ku
Tokyo 113-8654, Japan

Office Phone: 03-5841-3735

Web Site: Resources for East Asian Language and Thought

Twitter: @H_Buddhism

        Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:33:16 +0200
        From: Ulrike Henny <ulrike.henny at uni-wuerzburg.de>
        Subject: RIDE 6 on Digital Text Collections out!
        In-Reply-To: <20170917214505.65A277C61 at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear humanists,

we are happy to announce the sixth issue of the review journal RIDE, 
published since 2014 by the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly 
Editing. This new issue is the first one in the RIDE-series dedicated to 
the reviewing of Digital Text Collections.

The current issue includes ten reviews in English (5), German (4) and 
Italian (1) that critically assess Digital Text Collections from various 
fields of the Humanities. Furthermore, the motivation and scope to put 
Digital Text Collections in the centre of attention are described in an 
editorial. For your convenience, this is the table of contents:

  * Editorial: Reviewing Digital Text Collections, by Ulrike
    Henny-Krahmer and Frederike Neuber

  * CELT: Corpus of Electronic texts, by Turlough O'Riordan

  * Litteraturbanken, the Swedish Literature Bank, by Mats Dahström and
    Wout Dillen.

  * Varitext und das Corpus des variétés nationales du français, by
    Julia Burkhardt

  * Corpus of Spanish Golden-Age Sonnets, by José Calvo Tello

  * Regesta Imperii Online, by Julian Schulz

  * Spectateurs, by Greta Franzini

  * Review of Electronic Enlightenment Scholarly Edition of
    Correspondence, by Mark J. Hill

  * Deutsches Textarchiv, by Dario Kampkaspar

  * "La Repubblica" Corpus, by Rebecca Sierig

  * Women Writers in Review, by Amanda Gagel

All reviews can be accessed for free here: 

Enjoy the RIDE!

Ulrike Henny-Krahmer and Frederike Neuber

(editors of the issue)

        Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:29:40 +0000
        From: Bethany Nowviskie <bnowviskie at clir.org>
        Subject: CFP: KULA Journal Special Issue: "Endangered Knowledge"
        In-Reply-To: <20170917214505.65A277C61 at digitalhumanities.org>

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies
Special Issue: Endangered Knowledge

Guest editors:
Samantha MacFarlane, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria
Rachel Mattson, PhD, MLIS, Manager of Special & Digital Projects in the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed., PhD, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Virginia

Abstracts and expressions of interest: rolling, through 31 October 2017
Deadline for final submissions: 31 January 2018

Contact email: kulajournal at uvic.ca<mailto:kulajournal at uvic.ca>

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies (https://kula.uvic.ca<https://kula.uvic.ca/>) is a new, peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, publishing multidisciplinary scholarship about the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge throughout history.
We seek abstracts for contributions to a special issue of KULA on “Endangered Knowledge,” to be published in early autumn 2018.

The stuff of cultural memory has forever been “endangered.” Threats to public access and to the long term preservation of records, data, objects, texts, and networks containing, transmitting, and enabling the production of knowledge come from many points of origin. Fire, floods, vermin and rot, war and political upheaval, poor planning, and the ravages of time have always posed risks. And dangers to the cultural record seem only to have multiplied with our growing reliance on digital information in rapidly proliferating formats and fragile networks, often under hostile regimes.

This special issue of KULA asks: How do we preserve and effectively disseminate knowledge in the face of environmental, political, financial, infrastructural, and related risks? The question is urgent across disciplines. Inspired particularly by recent initiatives addressing the precarious state of public information under the Trump administration—such as DataRefuge, PEGI, and Endangered Data Week—we invite contributions that explore issues related to endangerment as a critical category of analysis for records, data, collections, and networks. Submissions may treat the dissemination and preservation of material at risk of disappearing, whether through inherent ephemerality or environmental loss, lack of proper preservation measures and care, or deliberate erasure.

We invite abstracts of 300-500 words proposing short-to medium length scholarly articles, book or digital project reviews, teaching reflections and syllabi, or video and audio pieces from academics, artists, and practitioners working across disciplines and in any relevant fields. Based on abstracts, we will then invite the contribution of full submissions for peer review.

We encourage submissions on diverse aspects of endangered knowledge, including the types of information at risk and the implications of their loss; values governing the preservation of knowledge; the politics of data absence and destruction; and the methods and ethics of preservation and transmission. Topics include but are not limited to:

  *   (Digital) preservation, curation, scholarship, and sustainability
  *   Citizen science and social knowledge
  *   Disasters, disaster planning, and threats posed by climate change, war, occupation, or genocide
  *   Intangible culture and indigenous knowledge
  *   Endangered languages and language revival, translation, and transmission
  *   Departures, migrations, diaspora
  *   The politics of data collection
  *   Silences or gaps in the public record
  *   State secrecy
  *   Data as danger or threat: surveillance, facial recognition, predictive policing
  *   Privacy & ethics in data collection & records access, including the undocumented, the over-documented, and the right to know and be forgotten
  *   Threat modeling and attempts to “rescue” data
  *   Histories of lost or destroyed data, records, collections
  *   Knowledge and research infrastructures, including libraries, repositories, digital infrastructure, information systems, and institutional and policy design
  *   Information loss and copyright law; orphan works
  *   Videotape and the “crisis” of magnetic media
  *   Utopian or dystopian visions for endangered knowledge

Please submit abstracts to kulajournal at uvic.ca by 31 October 2017. KULA is an open-access journal requiring no author publication charges (APCs). Authors retain full copyright to their works, which will be published under a Creative Commons license: https://kula.uvic.ca/about/submissions/

        Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:29:48 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Launch of Russian Edition of Defining Digital Humanities Book
        In-Reply-To: <20170917214505.65A277C61 at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear Colleagues:

Издательство Сибирского федерального университета выпустило важную книгу
"Цифровые гуманитарные науки. Хрестоматия".

Melissa Terras, Julianne Nyhan, Edward Vanhoutte, and Inna Kizhner are
pleased to announce the launch of the Russian Edition of their book
"Defining Digital Humanities", published by Siberian Federal University
Press. A translation of the English edition of Defining Digital Humanities,
the text is freely available in Open Access (CC-BY), allowing anyone to
take, share, download, reuse, and remix, in any way - as long as there is
attribution. Please do circulate to colleagues who may be interested in the
Russian edition of this book!

Скачать бесплатно - книга - "Цифровые гуманитарные науки. Хрестоматия":

best wishes, on behalf of the editors,

Professor Melissa Terras
Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

        Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:34 +0000
        From: Tom Brughmans <000000f86040a99e-dmarc-request at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Formal approaches in Roman Studies
        In-Reply-To: <20170917214505.65A277C61 at digitalhumanities.org>

[from Digital Classics list]

Dear all,

Apologies for this blatant self-advertising, but I thought the following would be of particular interest to the Digital Classicist community.

Today, a pair of discussion papers was published in Antiquity on the topic of the role of formal computational approaches in Roman studies. It was sparked by our paper on computational modelling, which was discussed by Van Oyen, and we finally wrote a reply to this discussion. The discussion concerns in particular the use of computational simulation models, the use of large digitised datasets, and the theoretical challenges this poses. We very much hope that this will lead to more discussions about the role of formal approaches in Roman studies, and more critical formal studies.

The original paper sparking the discussion: https://www.academia.edu/24250074/Brughmans_T._and_Poblome_J._2016_._Roman_bazaar_or_market_economy_Explaining_tableware_distributions_through_computational_modelling._Antiquity_350_393_408._DOI_10.15184_aqy.2016.35

The discussion piece by Astrid Van Oyen: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/agents-and-commodities-a-response-to-brughmans-and-poblome-2016-on-modelling-the-roman-economy/3BE57BBBFB2EBF3CBCACDCD7B13932B2

Our reply to this discussion: https://www.academia.edu/34635477/The_case_for_computational_modelling_of_the_Roman_economy_a_reply_to_Van_Oyen

A summary of the debate on my blog: https://wordpress.com/post/archaeologicalnetworks.wordpress.com/2425

Kind regards,
Tom Brughmans School of Archaeology
University of OxfordSecretary of CAA International
Project MERCURY:http://oxrep.classics.ox.ac.uk/affiliated%20projects/mercury/

        Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:42:46 +0000
        From: literarylab <literarylab at stanford.edu>
        Subject: Literary Lab Pamphlet 15
        In-Reply-To: <20170917214505.65A277C61 at digitalhumanities.org>

Literary Lab Pamphlet 15
“Patterns and Interpretation”>
Franco Moretti

The pamphlet begins, ‘One thing for sure: digitization has completely changed the literary archive. People like me used to work on a few hundred nineteenth- century novels; today, we work on thousands of them; tomorrow, hundreds of thousands. This has had a major effect on literary history, obviously enough, but also on critical methodology; because, when we work on 200,000 novels instead of 200, we are not doing the same thing, 1,000 times bigger; we are doing a different thing. The new scale changes our relationship to our object, and in fact it changes the object itself. “No one has ever seen the objects studied by contemporary historians”, Krzysztof Pomian once wrote, “and no one could ever have seen them [...] because they have no equivalent within lived experience.” True. No one has a lived experience of demographic change, or of literacy rates, or of – Figure 1.1.’

All pamphlets of the Literary Lab can be downloaded at:

1. “Quantitative Formalism: An Experiment”
Sarah Allison, Ryan Heuser, Matthew Jockers, Franco Moretti, Michael Witmore

2. “Network Theory, Plot Analysis”
Franco Moretti

3. “Becoming Yourself: The Afterlife of Reception”
Ed Finn

4. “A Quantitative Literary History of 2,958 Nineteenth-Century British Novels: The Semantic Cohort Method”
Ryan Heuser, Long Le-Khac

5. “Style at the Scale of the Sentence”
Sarah Allison, Marissa Gemma, Ryan Heuser, Franco Moretti, Amir Tevel, Irena Yamboliev

6. “ ‘Operationalizing’: or, the Function of Measurement in Modern Literary Theory”
Franco Moretti

7. “Loudness in the Novel”
Holst Katsma

8. "Between Canon and Corpus: Six Perspectives on 20th-Century Novels”
Mark Algee-Hewitt, Mark McGurl

9. “Bankspeak: The Language of World Bank Reports, 1946-2012”
Franco Moretti, Dominique Pestre

10. “On Paragraphs. Scale, Themes, and Narrative Form”
Mark Algee-Hewitt, Ryan Heuser, Franco Moretti

11. "Canon/Archive. Large-scale Dynamics in the Literary Field”
Mark Algee-Hewitt, Sarah Allison, Marissa Gemma, Ryan Heuser, Franco Moretti, Hannah Walser

12. “Literature, Measured”
Franco Moretti

13. “The Emotions of London”
Ryan Heuser, Franco Moretti, Erik Steiner

14. “Broken Time, Continued Evolution: Anachronies in Contemporary Films”
Maria Kanatova, Alexandra Milyakina, Tatyana Pilipovec, Artjom Shelya, Oleg Sobchuk, Peeter Tinits

15. “Patterns and Interpretation”
Franco Moretti

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