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oXygen XML Editor 17

A new major version of oXygen XML Editor released, bringing it to version 17.

The release notes are presented in detail at
http://oxygenxml.com/whatisnew17.0.html

Schematron Quick Fix support was already noticed by TEI users (see the message from Joel Kalvesmaki) – that is one of the highlights of version 17 – along with the user friendly messages provided by Schematron validation, you can annotate the Schematron schema also with recovery actions that will be presented to the user in order to automatically fix a reported problem.
Next Wednesday we have a webinar that presents this functionality, both from the user perspective and from the Schematron developer perspective, so please join us then in case you want to find more about quick fixes and Schematron quick fixes in particular:
http://oxygenxml.com/events/2015/webinar_oxygen_17_xml_quick_fixes.html

Another addition that you may find useful is the XML Refactoring support that can apply XML aware operations, defined as XQuery update scripts (for now, in 17.1 we plan to support also XSLT) to a set of files – but they are applied is a “safe” mode, preserving the DOCTYPE declarations, attributes order, etc.
Here it is a short video demonstration
http://oxygenxml.com/demo/XML_Refactoring.html
and a webinar that explains this is scheduled for June 3 :
http://oxygenxml.com/events/2015/webinar_oxygen_17_xml_refactoring.html

The TEI framework was also updated to include the latest schemas (2.8.0) and stylesheets (7.34.0).

The SDK was updated to providing new extension points and the Web-based editor improves the integration API and provides an adaptive user interface that is both desktop and mobile-friendly.
You can quickly test this at following the “try it online” link at
http://www.oxygenxml.com/webapp/
If you place your own TEI files in Dropbox or Google Drive then you can use the test server to load them, as it includes these connectors.


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ACM DocEng 2015 — *Deadline extension* for short papers and application notes

The deadline for short papers and application notes has been extended by one week – you now have until May 28 ( 11:59pm AoE) to get your submissions in. So, if you have unpublished research work related to document engineering, now is a good time to consider submitting to DocEng 2015.

This year’s DocEng will take place from September 8-11, 2015 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

We will also have a doctoral consortium for PhD students, ProDoc@DocEng, to present their research in progress and obtain constructive feedback from more senior members of the audience. Submissions are also due on May 28. More information will follow shortly.

You can find the Call for Papers here:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/call-papers ===

The ProDoc web page is at:
=== http://www.doceng2015.org/prodoc ===

All students presenting their work at DocEng 2015, including the Doctoral Consortium will be eligible to apply for an ACM SIGWEB Student Travel Award.

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
===  http://www.doceng2015.org  ===


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DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0″

Digital Preservation Metadata and Improvements to PREMIS in Version 3.0
A DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
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:: Presenter: Angela Dappert
:: Date:  Wednesday, 27 May 2015
:: Time:  10:00am – 11:15am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC  http://bit.ly/Webinar-Dappert)
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata is the international standard for metadata to support the preservation of digital objects and ensure their long-term usability. Developed by an international team of experts, PREMIS is implemented in digital preservation projects around the world, and support for PREMIS is incorporated into a number of commercial and open-source digital preservation tools and systems. The PREMIS Editorial Committee coordinates revisions and implementation of the standard, which consists of the Data Dictionary, an XML schema, and supporting documentation.
The PREMIS Data Dictionary is currently in version 2.2. A new major release 3.0 is due out this summer. This webinar gives a brief overview of why digital preservation metadata is needed, shows examples of digital preservation metadata, shows how PREMIS can be used to capture this metadata, and illustrates some of the changes that will be available in version 3.0.
SPEAKER:
Dr. Angela Dappert is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. She has widely researched and published on digital preservation. She has consulted for archives and libraries on digital life cycle management and policies, led and conducted research in the EU-co-funded Planets, Scape, TIMBUS, and E-ARK projects, and applied digital preservation practice at the British Library through work on digital repository implementation, digital metadata standards, digital asset registration, digital asset ingest, preservation risk assessment, planning and characterization, and data carrier stabilization. Angela holds a Ph.D. in Digital Preservation, an M.Sc. in Medical Informatics and an M.Sc. in Computer Sciences. She serves on the PREMIS Editorial Committee and the Digital Preservation Programme Board of National Records Scotland.
For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:

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Call for papers – DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 – 18 September)

DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition

 

The Hague, September 1618  2015

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

  • Tuesday 15: two parallel workshops
    • Net7 will present Pundit and Muruca
    • Huygens ING will run a workshop ‘TEI and neighbouring standards’
  • Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 (morning): the Convention proper (‘Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition’)

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters,   Laurent Romary , director of DARIAH, and  Lorna Hughes , chair in digital humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).

 

Call for papers

 

The DiXiT project is an Initial Training Network funded under the European Commission’s Marie-Curie scheme. In the project a number of high-profile European universities and research institutions work together in training a new generation of digital scholarly editors.

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is organizing the first of DiXiT’s three conventions, September 1618 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The convention will be an informal meeting where the DiXiT research fellows will present their first results in interactive sessions. We anticipate a lively get-together bristling with new ideas, and we hope that many of those working in the field of scholarly editing and digital humanities will gather here. In order to broaden the scope and diversity of the meeting, the convention organisers are issuing this call.

While the focus of the convention is on technology, software and standards, topics for the sessions may include anything related to scholarly digital editing, such as:

  • tools for editing, collation, publication
  • text markup: application, development, advantages, disadvantages
  • sustainability and preservation of editions: economic and technical
  • editing as a social endeavour: crowd-sourcing, social editions and other forms of collaboration
  • the role of the editor in digital editing
  • and others

 

We encourage exploratory papers. Early-career scholars are welcome.

We ask those interested in presenting a twenty-minute paper to mail their proposal to congres@huygens.knaw.nl. The proposal should include:

  • name and email of the presenter
  • title of paper
  • abstract (ca. 400 words).

 

Dates:

  • call for papers April 21, 2015
  • proposals due May 21, 2015
  • decision about acceptance June 7, 2015
  • meeting: September 1418, 2015

 

Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters,  Laurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).

The meeting is preceded by two parallel workshops on September 15Net 7 (Italy) runs a workshop about semantic enrichment of digital library content; Huygens ING runs a workshop on TEI and neighbouring standards.

Information about registration for the convention and workshops will follow.

 

Convention website: http://dixit.huygens.knaw.nl/

 


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Update: TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

9:15-17:30

IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford

 

Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?

 

Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?

Come and learn how to apply the TEI Simple processing model to your data under the guidance of TEI SIMPLE experts. Check if you can achieve your publishing goals within a TEI Simple infrastructure.

 

We will give a basic introduction to the rationale behind TEI Simple and the tools that have been developed, and then spend the rest of the day working through participant’s material and texts from TEI Simple reference corpora.

 

The goal of the workshop is to test the TEI Simple framework on real life projects and with real editors, assessing not only whether it is complete and powerful enough, but also how easy it is to use for editors and developers working with TEI documents.

Tutors

 

Sebastian Rahtz, Magdalena Turska, IT Services, University of Oxford

Wolfgang Meier, eXist

Joe Wicentowski, U.S. Department of State

Pip Willcox, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Mathias Göbel, Universität Göttingen

For more information on TEI Simple project see: https://github.com/TEIC/TEI-Simple

Admission

There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop.

This unconference-style workshop is open to editors and developers. You will be expected to bring your own material and have certain vision how you’d imagine it published.

We ask each participant to investigate local funding sources to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation, but if all else fails, do contact workshop organizers (magdalena.turska@it.ox.ac.uk) and we’ll try to find a solution.

To register for the workshop you must first submit a brief application through http://goo.gl/0inlRT. You’ll be notified by May 10 (if not before) of your acceptance for the workshop. Late applications will be considered if there is space.

 


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Deadline 18th May! Call For Posters at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community

Poster proposals for those planning on
attending DHOxSS 2015 (or members of the University of Oxford not
attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015 . All
submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS
Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify
applicants of the outcome before the end of May. The Poster session is at the welcome drinks reception the evening of Monday 20 July 2015.


See
http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/programme.html#posters
for more information.

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Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do?

Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the
world, from every field and career stage, to develop your
knowledge and acquire new skills

Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and
widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions

Workshops:
– An Introduction to Digital Humanities
– Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
– Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
– Digital Musicology
– From Text to Tech
– Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
– Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
– Linked Data for the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
– Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
– James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional
morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and
drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH
Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

For more information see: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/


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Reminder! Call for hosts: TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference for 2016

This is a public call for bids to host the annual TEI Members Meeting and conference for 2016. Meetings have traditionally been held in the fall. The last two meetings were held in Rome (2013: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/)  and Chicago (2014 http://tei.northwestern.edu/); this year it will be held in Lyon. The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, but that is not a fixed rule.

The TEI website includes a document about Hosting a TEI Conference and Members Meeting (http://members.tei-c.org/hosting). It is a useful blueprint, but many of its details are subject to negotiation or the preferences of the local host. The details of it can be condensed as follows:

1. The meeting should be held at a place that members are likely to consider attractive, accessible, and affordable.
2. The meeting should be a two- or three-day event, with workshops that might precede or follow it
3. The budget model assumes that the conference host is responsible for profit or loss and the TEI is responsible for a guaranteed contribution of $7,000.00 USD.

With regard to the third point it has been the experience of previous hosts that the combination of the subsidy, registration fees, and contributions from sponsors has allowed the hosts to break even or end up with a modest surplus.

If you are interested in hosting the 2016 meeting, please get in touch with me by May 31, 2015 or preferably as soon as possible, outlining your bid and describing how it meets the criteria above. Informal approaches are highly encouraged before bid submission.

 


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ACM ITS 2015 – 2nd Call for Participation: Workshops and Courses

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Call for Participation: Workshops and Courses
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15 -18, 2015

http://www.its2015.org

Important Dates:
– Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PDT: Deadline for proposal submissions
Friday, May 29 2015 : Notifications


Workshops:
Workshops organizers for ITS 2015 will select a topic of interest about new and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies. The organizers manage submissions and reviews for proposals. The deadline for workshop submissions will be May 15th 2015, the notifications will be sent on May 29th, 2015 . Workshop organizers are welcome to submit any topic of interest, some suggestions include:
– Interactive surfaces in informal learning (museums, heritage sites, public spaces)
– Classroom instrumentation and formal education
– New tools for assessing and analyzing learning around interactive surfaces
– Designing collaborative touch interfaces
– Walk-up-and-use interfaces / proxemic interaction
– Deformable interfaces
– Multi-device interaction
– GeoHCI
– Interactive Visualizations
– … and other exciting topics!

The workshop chairs are looking for leaders in interactive surface topics to run workshops that run between 4 and 8 hours in length and occur the day before the conference starts. Workshop organizers of full-day workshops will receive two complimentary workshop registrations; organizers of half-day workshops will receive one complimentary workshop registration (but organizers still need to register for the main conference). Workshops can be open (free to anyone who registered for it) or closed (attendees need to submit position papers). We request a short proposal (up to 4 pages) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts publication format (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view). Accepted proposals will be available in the ACM digital library. Please be sure to indicate the following:
– Topic of Workshop
– Program Committee members for the Workshop
– Relevance to Tabletop and Interactive Surface community
– Topics covered in the workshop and planned activities
– Nature of the workshop – specify details as appropriate

Please add one additional page (for a total of 5 pages maximum) with the following information:
– Room requirements: tables, chairs, projector configuration, whiteboards, etc.
– Requested length (2h, 4h, 8h)
– Open or closed workshop

Please send the workshop proposal to workshops@its2015.org until the deadline on May 15, 2015.

Courses:
ITS 2015 is a premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of new and emerging tabletop and interactive surface technologies. Attendees join courses to get a broad overview of the field of Interactive Surfaces and Tabletops. In courses attendees can expand their knowledge and skills around cutting-edge technologies in the context of interactive surfaces.

The deadline for course submissions is May 15th 2015, the notifications will be sent on May 29th 2015 .

New this year: To maximize productivity and attendance, courses will take place either in a luncheon format during extended workshop breaks, or as an after-workshop activity. This way, attendees have the opportunity to attend one workshops and at least one course.

Please feel free to submit a course proposal about any topic of interest to the community. This year, we particularly encourage courses revolving around the following topics:

– Interactive surfaces in informal learning (museums, heritage sites, public spaces)
– Classroom instrumentation and formal education
– New tools for assessing and analyzing learning around interactive surfaces
– Designing collaborative touch interfaces
– Walk-up-and-use interfaces / proxemic interaction
– Deformable interfaces
– Multi-device interaction
– GeoHCI
– Interactive Visualizations

Courses can include a significant part of hands-on ‘building’ activities, and examples are:

– Building new interfaces with flexible displays
– Digital fabrication techniques for building novel prototypes
– Novel toolkits, programming strategies, multi-touch software development and techniques
– Tangibles on surfaces
– Above-the-table gesture recognition with Kinect
– … and other exciting topics!

The course chairs are looking for industry or academic leaders in interactive surface technology to run tutorials and courses that will run between 2 hours and a full day in length and take place the day before the conference starts. Organizers of courses will receive two complimentary course registrations, but need to register for the main conference themselves. We request a a short proposal (up to 4 pages) in the CHI EA publication format (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view). Accepted proposals will be available in the ACM digital library. Please indicate the following:

– Topic of course and relevance to tabletop community
– Description of planned hands-on activities and topics covered
– Short bio of speaker(s)

Please add one additional page (for a total of 5 pages maximum) with the following information:

– Cost of material and hardware (per participant, with list of individual items)
– Physical requirements: space, equipment, video/audio, specialized tools, etc.

Please send the tutorial or studio proposal to workshops@its2015.org until the submission deadline on May 15, 2015.

Workshops and Courses Co-Chairs:
Nicolai Marquardt, University College London
Florian Block, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
workshops@its2015.org
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ACM ITS 2015 – 3rd Call for Participation: Papers & Notes

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Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15 18, 2015

http://www.its2015.org

ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.


Important Dates:
July 3, 2015 5:00 p.m. PDT : Deadline for initial submissions
August 21, 2015 : Notifications
Sept 11, 2015 : Camera-ready deadline

Paper Submissions:
We invite submissions of papers (max 10 pages) and notes (max 4 pages) of two possible types: (i) basic research and (ii) application (read on for an explanation of the difference).

All papers and notes must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM SIGCHI format (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform) through the ITS submission system http://precisionconference.com/~sigchi (available in May 2015). Authors are also encouraged to submit supplementary materials such as video or data.

Papers and notes will undergo a high-quality peer-review process by a committee of internationally recognised experts (see program committee members below) and successful submissions will be presented at the conference, included in the conference proceedings, and archived in the ACM Digital Library. ITS does not accept submissions of archived publications or submissions that are currently under review for other venues. Papers and notes go through the same review process.

Notes (both basic research and application) must report complete work, but with a more focused and succinct contribution than for papers. For more details on basic research and application papers see our website http://www.its2015.org

ITS 2015 will have a “Best of ITS” awards program, in accordance with SIGCHI guidelines. Upto 5% of submissions may receive “Honorable Mentions” and the top 1% of submission may receive “Best Paper/Note” awards.

To celebrate ITS 10th anniversary we especially invite that “look back” at the past research conducted in the area of interactive surface technologies. We warmly invite papers that revisit certain topics important to the field of ITS and provide a historic perspective on the field. These papers can be either submitted to the basic research or the application paper track. In addition, a “most impact” award will be made to a paper or note presented at a previous ITS conference.

Basic Research Papers and Notes:
Basic research papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking research. Such submissions correspond to the standard contributions of scientific track of most human-computer interaction conferences.

Application Papers and Notes:
Application papers and notes are a vehicle for industrial and academic authors to describe successful demonstrations of how surface interaction has been applied to real-world problems and in contexts beyond research labs, but without necessarily including original software, hardware, interaction techniques, or a formal study. For example, industry members can submit papers to share customer outcomes and iterative improvements over next-best alternatives.

Application papers are published in the same format and way as basic research papers (will be presented during the main conference program, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and are free to publish), the review processes for application and basic research papers and notes will be different. For more information see http://www.its2015.org/Authors/

Topic Areas:
The conference welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics relating to interactive surfaces, including (but not limited to):

– Applications and/or evaluations of interactive surfaces in specific domains (public spaces, education, business, entertainment, health, homes, etc.)
– Accessibility of interaction surfaces
– Gesture-based interfaces
– Multi-modal interfaces
– Tangible interfaces
– Large display interfaces and multi-display environments
– Novel interaction techniques and technologies
– Information visualization/data presentation
– Software engineering methods and frameworks
– Computer supported collaborative work
– Virtual reality and augmented reality
– Social protocols
– Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities
– Human-centered design and methodologies

Review Process:
Authors should submit papers in the form that they would like to have published. Papers and notes will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and two members of the program committee, although Incomplete or out-of-scope submissions will be desk-rejected without review. After the review cycle a submission will receive either a “Conditional Accept”, or “Reject” decision. Some author of conditionally accepted papers may be invited to make significant revisions.

Submission Information:
Submissions should use the format shown in the conference template. Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision Conference system at https://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/ by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 3, 2015 . The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning in May 2015. Application and basic research papers should be submitted to different tracks.

When appropriate (such as for submissions introducing novel systems or interaction techniques), authors are encouraged to submit a supplementary video file (not to exceed 3 minutes in length and 50 MB in size).

All submissions should be anonymized for double-blind review. This means that your paper and any supplementary video materials should have authors’ names and affiliations removed and should avoid obvious identifying features. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but please cite such work without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by Smith et al. [1]” instead of “In my prior work.”

Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers and notes will be published online in the advance program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time. Final versions of accepted Papers and Notes must be formatted according to the instructions we provide. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Other Submission Types:
Please also consider submissions to further ITS 2015 submission categories with later deadlines and separate calls including:
Demos, Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Doctoral Symposium

Program Co-Chairs:
Johannes Schöning, Hasselt University, Belgium
Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University, UK
program@its2015.org

General Chairs:
Nuno Nunes (M-ITI, Portugal)
Enrico Costanza  (University of Southampton, UK)
generalchairs@its2015.org

Program Committee:
Jason Alexander (Lancaster University, UK)
Craig Anslow (University of Calgary, Canada)
Tom Bartindale (Newcastle University, UK)
Andrea Bellucci (University of Madrid, Spain)
Hrvoje Benko (Microsoft, USA)
Florian Block (Harvard, USA)
Anke Brock (INRIA, France)
Pedro Campos (M-ITI, Portugal)
Raimund Dachselt (TU Dresden, Germany)
Florian Daiber (DFKI, Germany)
Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University, UK)
Nicholas Graham (Queen’s University, Canada)
Mark Hancock (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Jonathan Hook University of York, UK)
Petra Isenberg (INRIA, France)
Tobias Isenberg (INRIA, France)
Joaqium Jorge (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia)
Ahmed Kharrufa (Reflective Thinking, UK)
David Kim (Microsoft, USA)
Gudrun Klinker (TU Munich, Germany)
Hideki Koike (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Werner König (University of Applied Science Worms, Germany)
Roberto Martinez-Maldonado (University of Sydney, Australia)
Nicolai Marquardt (UCL, UK)
Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Alex Olwal (Google X, USA)
Aaron Quigley (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Harald Reiterer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Yvonne Rogers (UCL, UK)
Anne Roudaut (University of Bristol, UK)
Stacey Scott (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Bruce Thomas (University of South Australia, Australia)
Edward Tse (SMART, Canada)
Simon Völker (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Andy Wilson (Microsoft, USA)
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Extracted Features Dataset Now Available for 4.8 Million Volumes/1.8 Billion Pages

The HathiTrust Research Center is pleased to announce the release of its Extracted Features Dataset (v.0.2), a dataset derived from 4.8 million public domain volumes, totaling over 1.8 billion pages currently available in the HathiTrust Digital Library collection. The dataset includes over 734 billion words, dozens of languages, and spans multiple centuries. Features are informative, quantified characteristics of a text, and include:

 

  • Volume-level metadata

  • Page-level features

    • Part-of-speech-tagged token counts

    • Header and footer identification

    • Sentence and line count

    • Algorithmic language detection

  • Line-level features

    • Beginning and end line character count

    • Maximum length of the sequence of capital characters starting a line

These features allow for analysis of large worksets of volumes in the HathiTrust public domain collection, at scales previously intractable for most individual researchers. For example, page-level token (word) counts, can be used to help build topic models, classifications and perform other text analytics. Similarly, features can be used to evaluate readability of a given volume or workset.

 

How to get the data:

The entire dataset, as well as sample subsets and custom worksets, are available at: https://sharc.hathitrust.org/features

 

How to cite:

Boris Capitanu, Ted Underwood, Peter Organisciak, Sayan Bhattacharyya, Loretta Auvil, Colleen Fallaw, J. Stephen Downie (2015). Extracted Feature Dataset from 4.8 Million HathiTrust Digital Library Public Domain Volumes (v0.2). [Dataset]. HathiTrust Research Center, doi:10.13012/j8td9v7m.

 

This feature dataset is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 

About the HathiTrust Research Center:

The 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.

 

For more information about the HathiTrust Research Center, visit http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc


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Job Opening: Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities.

The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22 . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full details of the position can be found here: http://syriaca.org/blog/2015/05/visiting-professor/

The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David Michelson on the publications of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics, Divinity, History, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.

 

The person hired for this position will be a specialist in Syriac studies with strong linguistic skills (ancient and modern) and considerable experience working with Syriac texts, both editions and manuscripts. There will be a strong preference for a candidate who has experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML, but additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed.

 

The researcher will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), the New Handbook of Syriac LiteratureGateway to the Syriac Saints, and other Syriaca.org publications as needed.

 

Any questions about the position or about the online application system, please contact:

David A. Michelson

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School=

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Classics & Islamic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Vanderbilt University

411 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN  37240

david.a.michelson@vanderbilt.edu


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Available position: Assistant webmaster for the TEI Consortium

The TEI Consortium seeks nominations for an assistant webmaster to be appointed by the Board of Directors through December 2016. This person will work with the webmaster (currently Kevin Hawkins) to manage the TEI’s website and email lists hosted on that site, and to assist with archiving conference websites, email lists, and other noteworthy content developed outside of the TEI’s web infrastructure. We are also seeking someone who can help with a task force investigating upgrading or replacing the CMS used for the TEI website.

The time commitment is intermittent, but it’s essential that the incumbent:
* have some experience or aptitude with command-line tools, mailing list administration, and similar light technical skills
* be detail-oriented
* be easy to reach by email


The Board of Directors is open to offering some sort of compensation to the person selected for the position, or to their employer in return for their time commitment.

The Text Encoding Initiative is committed in ensuring equal opportunities to everybody, and invites applications from all genders and ethnicities. For further enquiries, please get in touch with Elena Pierazzo.

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1st EADH international Day 8th October, 2015: Call for participation

The first EADH International Day will be held on the 8th October 2015 at UNED (National University for Distance Education – Open University) Madrid, Spain.
The first annual European Association for Digital Humanities Symposium (EADH Day) will be held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference of the  Hispanic Digital Humanities Association  at UNED, and hosted by  LINHD  in Madrid. The purpose of the event is to provide the principal annual focus for practitioners of Digital Humanities in Europe to network and discuss common challenges and opportunities.

Participants may contribute directly to EADH Day agenda in two ways:
  • Through a 5 minute lightning talk presenting either recent research developments or key topics of interest to the digital humanities community (e.g. ‘The potential of Linked Data for annotating medieval music scores’). Participants wishing to present lightning talks should provide a two-page abstract of the presentation in English which will be made available online prior to the event.
  • Through the proposition of a challenge for participants to address during the event related to the themes of:
    collaborating across borders
    collaborating across languages
    collaborating across disciplines
    collaborating across curricula
    Challenges should take the form of an open question (e.g. ‘Does DH have an impact on minority languages? How can it strengthen their use and support research on them?’), with one or two paragraphs of text justifying its significance.
Submissions should be sent via this web by May 15th and lightning talks and challenges will selected by an EADH panel. Presentation of a lightning talk or challenge is not a requirement and anyone may register to attend the event via the  www.hdh2015.linhd.es  website.
You can find the call for participation and all the information concerning registration and venue at  HDH conference website:  http://hdh2015.linhd.es/eadh-day-2015/

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Two positions of professorship in DH at the University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (CH) opens two applications for professorship in DH (tenure track or associate professor).
Deadline: 15.07.2015
Profiles:
– Social Sciences:

2nd Call for participation: Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’

Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: ‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’

27-30 July, 2015

Hosted by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany Organised by: Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini and Maria Moritz

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities will host a Hackathon targeted at students and researchers with a humanities background who wish to improve their computer skills by working with their own data-set. Rather than teaching everything there is to know about algorithms, the Hackathon will assist participants with their specific data-related problem, so that they can take away the knowledge needed to tackle the issue(s) at hand.

The focus of this Hackathon is automatic text re-use detection and aims at engaging participants in intensive collaboration. Participants will be introduced to technologies representing the state of the art in the field and shown the potential of text re-use detection. Participants will also be able to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge to make sense of the output generated by algorithms detecting text re-use, and will gain an understanding of which algorithms best fit certain types of textual data. Finally, participants will be introduced to some text re-use visualisations.

For more information about the Hackathon, please visit: http://etrap.gcdh.de/?p=669

 


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CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue (Second Call)

CFP: Issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: 2014 Conference Issue

Submission deadline: May 31, 2015.

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (JTEI, <http://jtei.revues.org/>) is now soliciting contributions for its 2014 Conference Issue. We invite all presenters from the 2014 Conference in Evanston to submit articles based on their presentations through the submission process on journal.tei-c.org:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/author/submit/1>


If you have been an author or reviewer before, you should be able to use your existing login; otherwise you’ll need to create an account. For “Section”, choose “Issue 9 (papers from the 2014 conference)”.

Note that we h ave recently adopted a new Author Agreement based on open access principles which leaves copyright with the author rather than vesting it in the Journal, giving you much greater control over your work:

<http://www.tei-c.org/jTEI/jtei_author_agreement_CC.pdf>

Detailed guidelines for authors are available here:

<http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines>

Please feel free to contact any of the editors with specific questions about articles or the submission process.

The submission deadline for this issue is May 31, 2015.

Note that the “TEI and Materiality” <http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/announcement/view/21> issue CFP is also still open, although this issue is now designated as Issue 10.


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‘Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI’ Workshop: 15 May @ Queen’s University Belfast

The Digital Humanities Working Group at Queen’s are pleased to invite you to an ‘Introduction to Text Encoding using the TEI’
It will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on  Friday 15 May  from  10:00 to 17:00  in the new Graduate School Training Room 7.

This workshop will offer a condensed introduction to scholarly text encoding within a humanities or digital humanities context. It is designed to serve students in the humanities who are interested in using text encoding as a scholarly tool. Through a combination of discussion and practical experimentation, this workshop offers participants an opportunity to examine the significance of text encoding as a scholarly practice.
This workshop will commence by providing an introduction to text encoding for beginners. Participants will learn about the markup of text using XML (Extensible Markup Language). Essential concepts of text encoding will be explored and connected with important issues of disciplinary methods and digital representation. Particular attention will be paid to the markup of text using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, an elaborate complex language for representing digital scholarship, and the de facto standard for rigor in digital texts. More information about the TEI can be found on the TEI Consortium Website.
A full workshop agenda is attached and also available at:
Although there is no charge for Northern Bridge PhD Candidates attending, registration is essential and available at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-text-encoding-with-tei-tickets-16709933862

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Job: Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center, CUNY

To apply, please visit the CUNYFirst website
<https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=12661&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1>.

Application materials must be submitted online by May 21, 2015. To see
an online version of this ad, please visit
<http://cuny.is/deputydirectorgcdi>

The Graduate Center (GC) defines the standard of contemporary graduate
education: rigorous academic training and globally significant
research. lt is recognized for outstanding scholarship across the
humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and is integral to the
intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its
extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of
events – lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits,
concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

The Graduate Center has been heavily engaged in digital humanities
work. The school builds community platforms for scholarly engagement,
visualizes cultural patterns in social media, explores innovative ways
to access digital humanities tools, collaborates with others to create
new forms of the book, hosts a digital humanities speaker series,
encourages doctoral students to integrate technology and pedagogy,
rethinks networked teaching and learning, sponsors innovative student
projects, and supports digital fellows who work on and foster a range
of exciting projects.

Based in the Provost’s Office and reporting to the Advisor to the
Provost for Digital Initiatives, the Deputy Director of Digital
Initiatives will join an institution with strong support for digital
work and will be part of an enthusiastic and collaborative community
of faculty members, graduate students, and staff working together to
explore new digital humanities projects and opportunities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

– Directs the preparation and submission of 2-3 new grant proposals
per year, and to maintain the management of successfully funded
projects;

– Directs administration of the GC Digital Praxis Seminar, which
introduces new doctoral and master’s students at the GC to digital
humanities texts, projects, and practices;

– Works with the GC Digital Fellows Program and the Provost’s Digital
Innovation Grants program, directing the arrangement of workshops and
training sessions to help students improve their skills;

– Manages the GC Digital Scholarship Lab and related equipment;

– Serves as a liaison to academic programs, centers, and institutes
partnered with GC Digital Initiatives;

– Directs initiatives associated with digital projects that are part
of the Graduate Center’s Performance Management Process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ relevant experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
A preferred candidate should have:
– Extensive experience building and engaging communities around digital projects
– Experience working in a higher education institution
– Ph.D. degree in area(s) within the humanities and social sciences
– Past success working collaboratively in interdisciplinary environments
– Extensive project management experience
– Experience with a technical area of digital humanities, such as data
visualization, text analysis, digital pedagogy, geospatial humanities,
data curation, network analysis, or scholarly communication
– In depth familiarity with the most recent scholarship in the digital
humanities
– Extensive experience with grant writing and management including
financial and activity reporting
– Ability to monitor grants, budget, and expenditures to ensure that
targets are met
– Two years of supervisory experience including handling personnel and
recruitment actions
– A commitment to open-source code, open-access scholarship, and
public education

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience and qualifications

BENEFITS
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible
dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also
offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees
must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for
health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who
meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply by visiting this link on CUNYFirst:
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=12661&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen.
If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have
a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a
cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (name, title,
organization, and contact information) by the closing date, May 21,
2015.

OR

Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 12661. Follow the
directions above and send all materials in by by the closing date, May
21, 2015.


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Reminder: Scholarly Editing edition proposals due May 15

INVITING EDITION PROPOSALS AND ARTICLES FOR THE 2016 ISSUE OF SCHOLARLY EDITING

Scholarly  Editing (www.scholarlyediting.org) invites edition proposals for the 2016 issue. Many scholars know fascinating texts that deserve to be edited thoughtfully and imaginatively, and we offer a venue to turn this knowledge into sustainable, peer-reviewed publications that will enrich the digital record of our cultural heritage. If you are interested in editing a small-scale digital edition, we want to hear from you. Proposals for the 2016 issue are due by May 15, 2015. Please see details for submitting a proposal at www.scholarlyediting.org/se.about.html.

We also welcome submissions of articles discussing any aspect of the theory or practice of editing, print or digital. Articles must be submitted by September 14, 2015, to be considered for the 2016 issue. Please see details at www.scholarlyediting.org/se.about.html.
Scholarly Editing : The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing publishes peer-reviewed editions of primary source materials of cultural significance while continuing the tradition of publishing articles and reviews about scholarly editing.
Amanda Gailey (gailey@unl.edu) and Andrew Jewell (ajewell2@unl.edu)
Editors, Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing

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Join the oXygen users meetup, June 5, London (XML London pre-conference day)

oXygen users meetup we will hosted on the pre-conference day of XML London. This event will take place on Friday, June 5th at the same location as the XML London conference, UCL – Roberts Engineering Building, in the Malet Place Eng 1.20 room.

There will be a full day of interesting sessions covering new functionality in oXygen 17, XML development and XML authoring topics as well as web-based XML editing.
For the registration form, detailed agenda and the exact location information please see:
http://www.oxygenxml.com/events/2015/oXygen-user-meetup-London.html

Like all previous meetups, this is a free event but registration is required.
Of course, XML London itself is a very interesting event to attend and its registration fee is reasonable:
http://xmllondon.com/


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DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: “From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes”

DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar: 
From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes
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:: Presenter: Ethan Gruber
:: Date:  Wednesday, 13 May 2015
:: Time:  10:00am-11:15am EDT (UTC 14:00 – World Clock: http://bit.ly/Webinar-Ethan_Gruber)
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR:
This webinar provides an introduction to SPARQL, a query language for RDF. Users will gain hands on experience crafting queries, starting simply, but evolving in complexity. These queries will focus on coinage data in the SPARQL endpoint hosted by http://nomisma.org: numismatic concepts defined in a SKOS-based thesaurus and physical specimens from three major museum collections (American Numismatic SocietyBritish Museum, and Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) linked to these concepts. Results generated from these queries in the form of CSV may be imported directly into Google Fusion Tables for immediate visualization in the form of charts and maps.
 
Redux:  This webinar was first presented as a training session in the LODLAM Training Day at SemTech2014.
SPEAKER:
Ethan Gruber  is the Web and Database Developer for the American Numismatic Society (ANS). With almost ten years of experience in digital humanities and cultural heritage Web development projects, Ethan is responsible for developing a new public interface for the society’s collections of objects and archives. He is the chief architect of Numishare, an open-source framework for delivering coin collections online and various ANS projects which implement this software: Online Coins of the Roman Empire and Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic.
For more information and to register FREE, visit the event webpage:

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TEI Simple Workshop, Oxford, May 27 2015

 

Working with TEI Simple and its Processing Model

Wednesday, May 27th 2015  9:30-17:30

IT Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN Oxford

 

Do you work with collections of early-modern and modern printed material encoded in TEI or support people who do? Do you struggle with transformations from TEI to publication formats?

Are you interested in how TEI Simple can help you process your documents and document your publishing choices?

Come and learn how to apply the TEI Simple processing model to your data under the guidance of TEI SIMPLE experts. Check if you can achieve your publishing goals within a TEI Simple infrastructure.

We will give a basic introduction to the rationale behind TEI Simple and the tools that have been developed, and then spend the rest of the day working through participant’s material and texts from TEI Simple reference corpora.

The goal of the workshop is to test the TEI Simple framework on real life projects and with real editors, assessing not only whether it is complete and powerful enough, but also how easy it is to use for editors and developers working with TEI documents.

Tutors

Sebastian Rahtz, Magdalena Turska, IT Services, University of Oxford

Pip Willcox, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Mathias Göbel, Universität Göttingen

For more information on TEI Simple project see: https://github.com/TEIC/TEI-Simple

Admission

There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop.

This unconference-style workshop is open to editors and developers. You will be expected to bring your own material and have certain vision how you’d imagine it published.

We ask each participant to investigate local funding sources to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation, but if all else fails, do contact workshop organizers (magdalena.turska@it.ox.ac.uk) and we’ll try to find a solution.

To register for the workshop you must first submit a brief application through http://goo.gl/0inlRT. You’ll be notified by May 10 (if not before) of your acceptance for the workshop. Late applications will be considered if there is space.

 

 


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Poster Session at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community

Posters: Reminder that poster proposals for those planning on attending DHOxSS 20 15 (or members of the University of Oxford not attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015 . All submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify applicants of the outcome before the end of May.

See http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/programme.html#posters for more information.


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Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do?

Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the
world, from every field and career stage, to develop your
knowledge and acquire new skills

Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and
widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions

Workshops:
– An Introduction to Digital Humanities
– Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
– Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
– Digital Musicology
– From Text to Tech
– Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
– Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
– Linked Data for the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
– Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
– James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional
morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and
drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH
Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

For more information see: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/


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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015: Registration is open!

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 – 24 July 2015

Scholarship — Application — Community

http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/

Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do?

Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the world, from every field and career stage, to develop your knowledge and acquire new skills

Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions


Workshops:
– An Introduction to Digital Humanities
– Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
– Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
– Digital Musicology
– From Text to Tech
– Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
– Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
– Linked Data for the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
– Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
– James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

For more information see: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/ 20 15/ml/


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