[Humanist] 32.42 events: corpus research; markup; imaging; diagramming

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 24 07:53:30 CEST 2018

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 42.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Aaron Sloman <A.Sloman at CS.BHAM.AC.UK>                     (45)
        Subject: 10th conference on DIAGRAMS, Edinburgh 18-22nd June 2018.

  [2]   From:    PGR Colloquium UEA <fieldsofvision2018 at gmail.com>         (18)
        Subject: Call for Papers PGR colloquium "Fields of Vision"-UEA 15
                October 2018

  [3]   From:    B Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                 (38)
        Subject: [ANN] Balisage 2018 Program Announced

  [4]   From:    "Testori, Marinella" <marinella.testori at kcl.ac.uk>        (16)
        Subject: I: Corpus research in linguistics and beyond seminar 6th

        Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 01:59:05 +0100
        From: Aaron Sloman <A.Sloman at CS.BHAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: 10th conference on DIAGRAMS, Edinburgh 18-22nd June 2018.

Call for registration.

Diagrams 2018 is the 10th International Conference on the Theory and
Application of Diagrams at Edinburgh Napier University in the UK,
from 18th to 22nd June.

The conference provides a united forum for all areas concerned with the
study of diagrams, including a special session on the Philosophy of

It is held concurrently with
    International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning 18th June 2018

    The 23rd International Conference on
    Conceptual Structures, June 20th-22nd 2018

Diagrams 2018 will include tutorials on Monday 18th June followed by
presentations of refereed long and short Papers, and Posters, workshop
sessions, a conference dinner, and a graduate workshop.

Keynote Speakers

    Professor Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Tallinn University of Technology
    Professor Keith Stenning, University of Edinburgh

The registration deadline is fast approaching: June 5, 2018

Registration and Accommodation:

For location details, and university accommodation at 45GBP per night

A programme summary is online here:


The full Programme is available here (PDF):


List of tutorials on Monday 18th June


A list of long and short accepted papers and poster abstracts (with


The organising committee:

Conference dates: 18th - 22nd June 2018
Location: Edinburgh, UK


The Proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series.

        Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 11:47:52 -0500
        From: PGR Colloquium UEA <fieldsofvision2018 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Papers PGR colloquium "Fields of Vision"-UEA 15 October 2018

Fields of Vision: Thinking Field Photography and
Digital Imaging across Disciplines

A PGR colloquium
Monday 15th October 2018

Art History & World Art Studies, 
Sainsbury Research Unit, 
University of East Anglia

Digital technologies have profoundly altered how field images are made,  how they circulate, and how  they  generate meaning. Meanwhile, advances in imaging present new possibilities for the production of visual  knowledge  of  the  material  world.  These  changes  have  had  profound  effects  upon  the  study  of  visual  and  material culture.  

This colloquium aims to train the spotlight on the rapidly shifting  terrain of field photography,  exploring its significance for the establishment, definition, and development of  such inter related disciplines as archaeology, anthropology, art history, heritage and museum studies  


A  plenary panel is intended and expressions of interest  to participate are also welcomed. The colloquium is free to attend; unfortunately, there is no funding assigned to cover travel costs. Proposals  for  papers  should  include  an  abstract  of  250 words, the name and affiliation of the speaker and a small biography,  and be emailed to fieldsofvision2018 at gmail.com before the 30 th of June 2018

For more see:


Amelia King, Cléa Moulin and Amélie Roussillon - PhD candidates,
organisers of the colloquium*
Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
University of East Anglia, Norwich

        Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 12:41:03 -0400
        From: B Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: [ANN] Balisage 2018 Program Announced

Balisage: The Markup Conference
2018 Program Now Available

Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet 
every summer.

The 2018 program includes papers that reflect and look forward, and 
that discuss the use of markup to: manage documentation, visualize 
large XML datasets, explore dominant and recessive heirarchies 
(overlap!), examine the balance between declarative and imperative
forms, gather, collate, and analyze large volumes of web data,
consider the precise nature of relationships, discuss making data
comprehensible with style guides, explore the role of metaphor in our
understanding of technology, teach us to think of documents as
hypergraphs, imagine new forms of stand-off markup, consider the
importance of understanding what we are trying to build, make hard 
things easier, push our favorite technologies into new places both
familiar and unexpected, scale up, and scale out.

Are you interested in open information, reusable documents, and vendor
and application independence? Then you need descriptive markup, and
Balisage is your conference. Balisage brings together document
architects, librarians, archivists, computer scientists, XML
practitioners, XSLT and XQuery programmers, implementers of XSLT and
XQuery engines and other markup-related software, semantic-Web
evangelists, standards developers, academics, industrial researchers,
government and NGO staff, industrial developers, practitioners,
consultants, and the world's greatest concentration of markup

Discussion at Balisage is open, candid, and unashamedly technical.

Balisage 2018 Program: http://www.balisage.net/2018/Program.html
About Balisage: http://www.balisage.net/
Preconference Symposium on Markup Vocabulary Ecosystems: 
Registration: https://www.balisage.net/registration.html

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2018          mailto:info at balisage.net
July 31 - August 3, 2018                       http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: July 30, 2018                 +1 301 315 9631

        Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 17:42:31 +0000
        From: "Testori, Marinella" <marinella.testori at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: I: Corpus research in linguistics and beyond seminar 6th June
        In-Reply-To: <DB5PR03MB1541550CC766404C109A7436D3950 at DB5PR03MB1541.eurprd03.prod.outlook.com>

Corpus research in linguistics and beyond 
King's College London
6th June

Dear all,

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Flowerdew will presenting the third and final corpus research in linguistics and beyond seminar this year. His talk, Using the data-driven learning approach to facilitate research writing, will be held on on Wednesday 6th June at 5-6.30pm in room LG/11 of the Waterloo Bridge Wing of King's College London's Waterloo campus.

We are very much looking forward what promises to be a fascinating account of how corpus linguistics techniques can be applied to pedagogy and learning in an academic context.

Please see the abstract below.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to chris.tang at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:chris.tang at kcl.ac.uk>

With our best wishes,

Chris & Clyde

Using the data-driven learning approach to facilitate research writing

John Flowerdew

In this talk, I will describe some of the work I have been doing in the last few years in the field of data-driven learning, the use of corpus linguistics techniques to enhance language learning and use. In particular, I will focus on the application of data-driven learning for research writing. Doctoral (and even some Masters) students worldwide are coming under pressure to publish internationally, but they may face linguistic difficulties in getting their research published. Data-driven learning can offer support.

I will begin by briefly reviewing some of the literature on corpus-based approaches to language teaching and learning and will then describe a small-scale and a large-scale project I have been involved in during which half-day workshops have been delivered to over 500 PhD students from a great variety of disciplines. I will conclude by arguing that the data-driven learning approach can be an effective way to help post-graduate students learn to write for publication purposes independently.

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