[Humanist] 32.122 events: editing Wikipedia; Posner at DHCS 2018; network research

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Wed Jul 4 07:26:46 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 122.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>                   (20)
        Subject: The Connected Past Oxford 2018: registration open now.

  [2]   From:    Kyle Roberts <kyleroberts20 at gmail.com>                    (76)
        Subject: Miriam Posner Announced as Keynote Speaker for DHCS 2018

  [3]   From:    Simona Stoyanova <metathesis.quantitatum at gmail.com>       (28)
        Subject: London Digital Classicist Seminar: Editing Wikipedia with
                the Women’s Classical Committee UK

        Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 09:57:03 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Tom Brughmans <tom.brughmans at yahoo.com>
        Subject: The Connected Past Oxford 2018: registration open now.

Registration for The Connected Past Oxford 2018 is open now.

A two-day international inter-disciplinary conference featuring 46 talks about network research on a wide variety of topics including Archaeology, Physics, History and Computer Science.

Registration: https://connectedpast.net/registration-2/ 
Programme: https://connectedpast.net/other-events/oxford-2018/programme/

6-7 December 2018
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Keynotes? Dr. Nathalie Riche (Microsoft Research) and Dr. Matthew Peeples (Arizona State University)

How do social networks evolve over huge time-scales? How did geography constrain or enhance the development of past social networks? These are fundamental questions in both the study of the human past and network research, yet our ability to answer them is severely hampered by the limited development of spatiotemporal network methods. PastNet is an inter-disciplinary network that aims to stimulate the development and application of such methods through networking meetings, a conference and a workshop.

Formal network methods are increasingly commonly applied in a wide range of disciplines to study phenomena as diverse as the connectivity of neurons in the human brain, terrorist networks, a billion interlinked Facebook profiles, and power grids. Despite this diversity and the decades-long tradition of using network methods in the social sciences, physics and computer science, the development of techniques for the study of spatial networks and long-term network change has so far been largely neglected. Network research is also becoming more common in disciplines concerned with the study of past human behaviour: archaeology, classics and history. These disciplines have a strong tradition in exploring long-term human behavioural change and spatial phenomena, despite being forced to use fragmentary textual and material sources as indirect evidence of such phenomena.

By bringing together network researchers from archaeology, classics, computer science, digital humanities, history, mathematics, network science, oriental studies, physics, psychology, and sociology, The Connected Past 2018 conference in Oxford aims to foster cross-disciplinary exchange to push network research further. The historical disciplines will contribute new spatiotemporal approaches and datasets to network research, whereas the traditional network research disciplines will further stimulate the critical application of network approaches to the study of the human past.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and is organised by the TORCH research network PastNet: https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/themes/pastnet-network
Presentations will be delivered on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches, addressing the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, with case studies drawn from all periods and places. Topics might include, but are not limited to:   

   - Spatial networks   

   - Temporal networks   

   - Archaeological network research   

   - Historical network research   

   - Missing and incomplete data in archaeological and historical networks   

   - What kinds of data can archaeologists and historians use to reconstruct past networks and what kinds of issues ensue?   

   - Formal network analysis vs qualitative network approaches: pros, cons, potential, limitations   

Hope to see you all there!

        Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 11:10:32 -0400
        From: Kyle Roberts <kyleroberts20 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Miriam Posner Announced as Keynote Speaker for DHCS 2018

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities 
and Computer Science (DHCS 2018)

We are very pleased to announce that Miriam Posner will be the keynote
speaker for DHCS 2018.

Dr. Posner is an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Information and
the Program in Digital Humanities. She’s also a digital humanist with
interests in labor, race, feminism, and the history and philosophy of data.
As a digital humanist, she is particularly interested in the visualization
of large bodies of data from cultural heritage institutions, and the
application of digital methods to the analysis of images and video. A film,
media, and American studies scholar by training, she frequently writes on
the application of digital methods to the humanities.

Please note the following:
* The deadline for submissions is July 15th. The DHCS 2018 CFP is available
on Easychair (https://easychair.org/cfp/dhcs2018) . Follow the link or read
on below for more information about the CFP.
* Conference website is here: http://ctsdh.org/dhcs2018/

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)
brings together researchers, scholars, librarians, and technologists in the
humanities and computer science from across the country and around the
world to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of
intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and
perspectives for future research. We are pleased to announce that the
thirteenth meeting of the DHCS will be held at the Water Tower Campus of
Loyola University Chicago on November 9-11, 2018.

The conference is interested in proposals for papers, panels, workshops,
and posters from people at all ranks whose work contributes to the themes
of the conference.  Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
* visualization tools, theories, methodologies, and workflows to make sense
of Big Data;
* digital approaches to textual studies;
* public digital humanities;
* digital accessibility;
* digital humanities pedagogy;
* preserving the digital humanities;
* digital gaming, critical play, game design, and gaming culture;
* creative coding and electronic literature;
* studies on uses and behaviors of Social media sites users;
* digital humanities technologies (e.g., mapping, text-mining);
* digital humanities project design/management;
* institutional DH partnerships and project-based collaborations;
* community-based online media practices;
* digital representation.

We hope the scope and topical breadth of the conference will stimulate an
interdisciplinary dialogue that crosses traditional professional barriers.
We are particularly interested in international and underserved
populations’ perspectives on digital humanities and computer science.

We welcome submissions of the following formats:
* Papers/Presentations (15 minutes)
* Panels (60-90 minutes)
* Posters
* Workshops (60-90 minutes)

Applicants should submit a title and 200-300 word abstract along with a
brief biography or C.V. by 15 July 2018 to EasyChair (
https://easychair.org/cfp/dhcs2018) . Decisions will be made by early
August. All presenters will have their registration fee for the conference
waived. Presenters may have the opportunity to publish their papers in an
online proceedings edition from the conference.

The DHCS is a consortium of six Chicago universities: DePaul University,
Loyola University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern
University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of

Please direct all questions to Kyle Roberts, Director of the Center for
Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago (
kroberts2 at luc.edu).

Kyle B. Roberts
Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media
Director, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
Undergraduate Internship Coordinator, History Department
Project Director, Jesuit Libraries Project
 http://blogs.lib.luc.edu/archives/  | Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project
Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library  http://www.newberry.org/

        Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 15:12:37 +0100
        From: Simona Stoyanova <metathesis.quantitatum at gmail.com>
        Subject: London Digital Classicist Seminar: Editing Wikipedia with the Women’s Classical Committee UK

Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Friday July 6, 2018 at 16:30 in room 234

Emma Bridges (ICS) & Claire Millington (KCL)
#WCCWiki: Editing Wikipedia with the Women’s Classical Committee UK

With more than 40 million articles in over 300 languages, Wikipedia is the
Internet’s largest and most visited source of information. Relying on the
collaborative efforts of volunteer editors to generate and update content,
it operates a strict set of editing standards, yet is inherently
customisable and ever-changing to reflect the preoccupations of its users.
This model, which harnesses the power of the crowd, is an effective one,
yet some groups are underrepresented among Wikipedia’s editors; this can
lead to imbalanced coverage of some subjects. This talk will introduce a
project which is working to redress the gender imbalance in the
representation of classicists on the online encyclopaedia.



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+(0)20+7862+8724>

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