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Digital Antiquarian Workshop Application Deadline Approaching / Conference Registration Open

[Posted on behalf of Molly Hardy by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

The American Antiquarian Society is launching a new initiative with a conference and workshop to explore critical, historical, and practical challenges of archival research and access, offering project-based development and discussion focused on the AAS’s unparalleled holdings in pre-1876 books, manuscripts, newspapers, and graphic arts.

The conference from  May 29-30, 2015   will open up questions related to digitization, cataloguing, and research design, exploring applications of digital tools and methods to diverse library materials, and identifying needs and opportunities in the development of critical bibliography appropriate to 21st-century tools. Leaders in book history, curators and librarians from university and independent research libraries, and innovators in the digital humanities will convene in Worcester to exchange ideas about the past, present, and future of historical information literacy and the archive. The conference has been organized by Thomas Augst and Molly O’Hagan Hardy. Kenneth Carpenter, Carl Stahmer, and Michael Winship will give keynote talks. Papers will be presented by Blake Bronson-Barlett, Matt Brown, Craig Carey, Dawn Childress, Matt Cohen, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Lisa Gitelman, Jacqueline Goldsby, Leon Jackson, Mary Kelley, Lauren Klein, Meredith Neuman, Kyle Roberts, Todd Thompson, Jessica Showalter, and Ed Whitley. The conference will include a reception and project showcase including A New Nation VotesCassey & Dickerson Friendship AlbumsEarly Caribbean Digital ArchiveThe Occom CircleTEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS), andWalt Whitman Archive.

Following the conference, concepts and methods will be more deeply explored in a workshop from June 1-5, 2015  dedicated to practice-based learning in digital humanities in the AAS’s major areas of archival development and research. The workshop will introduce students to fundamental questions about how data is organized and used in contexts of archival development and research. Intended for faculty and graduate students interested in archival research, as well as students in library and information sciences, the workshop will discuss archival practices of acquisition, preservation, and cataloguing, survey best-practices for archival research (both at AAS and other historical archives) and offer hands-on training in project-development utilizing AAS holdings. Topics and exercises will focus on how metadata for archival collections are created, organized and remediated in digital environments, using AAS digital projects as a case study; how special collections collection catalogs are organized based on the specificities of the collection, standardized through authority work, and related to and different from union catalogs; how decisions about digitization are made, including questions around optical character recognition, encoding (TEI), tagging, cataloguing formats, and newspapers; and finally, how collections are developed and the ways in which digitization impacts that process. Please submit the online application form by  March 1, 2015 .

For more details and to register for the conference and apply for the workshop, please visit: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/digitalantiquarian
For further information, please contact Molly Hardy at mhardy@mwa.org or (508) 471-2134.
Thank you,
Molly

 


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CFP: MLA16 Panel on Digital Media and Canonicity

Dear all,

Below is a link to a CFP that may be of interest to some of you.

Best wishes,
Paul O’Shea
Social Media Coordinator
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CFP: session on digital media and canonicity (MLA 2016)
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7600

Abstracts and bios by 13 March to Sheila Liming (sheila.liming@und.edu)

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Digitisation in a Day: Crowdsourcing

[Posted on behalf of Professor Susan Schreibman by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

An Foras Feasa is delighted to announce two ‘Digitisation in a Day’ workshops organised this term by Maynooth University. The workshops will focus on crowdsourcing ( 24th February ) and 3D recording ( 12th March ) offering hands-on experience on a diverse range of methods and technologies applied to humanities and cultural heritage, while providing an overview of past, present and future practices, debates and challenges.

The crowdsourcing workshop will focus particularly on the use of TEI, particularly in terms of user-generated encoding.

Please note that spaces are limited and  registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessionary fees and bursaries are available to those coming from educational and heritage backgrounds.

To find more information and register for the events please visit: http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie/events/digitisation-in-a-day/

We look forward to welcoming you to Maynooth.

Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797


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2 DH professorships @ TU Darmstadt / Germany

[Posted on behalf of Andrea Rapp by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

see http://www.tu-darmstadt.de/karriere_planen/allgemeineausschreibung/index.de.jsp

The Department of Social and Historical Sciences invites application for a
Professorship (W3)
German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics in the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies.

With these position, the Institute aims to extend and strengthen its research focus in Digital Philology by establishing a cluster of three professorships.


The already established professorship in German Computational Philology (with a focus in Medieval Studies) will be complemented by two new professorships with the denominations W3 German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics, and W2 Modern German Literature – Digital Literary Studies. The Institute thus aims to consolidate its profile in German Studies while further intensifying its commitment to the Digital Humanities that started over ten years ago.

Central research areas of the Institute are digital research infrastructures, knowledge and scientific communication, corpus and computational linguistics, (digital) editions, digitization of cultural heritage data and (digital) cultural studies. The already established course programme in German Studies and the bilingual Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing are going to be complemented by a likewise bilingual Bachelor of Arts in Digital Philology (German and English).

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and well-established researcher in German linguistics to further enhance the profile in corpus and computational linguistics with methodologically advanced research. We expect active engagement in the research areas mentioned above as well as teaching in all courses of studies offered by the Institute at undergraduate and graduate level.

Formal requirements are the Habilitation (“Second book”) or equivalent qualification and demonstrable experience in the acquisition of external funding as well as an excellent record of teaching at university level with proven pedagogical qualifications. Postholders are expected to actively engage in cooperative interdisciplinary research within the Department of Social and Historical Sciences as well as the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. Postholders are furthermore expected to represent the Institute in the self-governing bodies of the university.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German “W-Besoldung”. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, copies of relevant diplomas, and a cover letter describing the motivation and qualification for the position plus electronic copies of the PhD thesis, Habilitationsschrift or 2nd book, and three relevant research papers should be sent, preferably in PDF-format, to the Dean of the Department of Social and Historical Sciences, Frau Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, Dolivostr. 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, bewerbung-dh@linglit.tu-darmstadt.de. Please make reference to the Code-No. of the advertised position.

Code. No. 6

Application deadline: February 28, 2015

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The Department of Social and Historical Sciences invites applications for a
Professorship (W2)
Modern German Literary Studies – Digital Literary Studies

in the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies.

With these position, the Institute aims to extend and strengthen its research focus in Digital Philology by establishing a cluster of three professorships.

The already established professorship in German Computational Philology (with a focus in Medieval Studies) will be complemented by two new professorships with the denominations W3 German Linguistics – Corpus and Computational Linguistics, and W2 Modern German Literature – Digital Literary Studies. The Institute thus aims to consolidate its profile in German Studies while further intensifying its commitment to the Digital Humanities that started over ten years ago.

Central research areas of the Institute are digital research infrastructures, knowledge and scientific communication, corpus and computational linguistics, (digital) editions, digitization of cultural heritage data and (digital) cultural studies. The already established course programme in German Studies and the bilingual Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing are going to be complemented by a likewise bilingual Bachelor of Arts in Digital Philology (German and English).

We are seeking to recruit an experienced researcher in Modern German Literary Studies who will contribute methodologically advanced research in the area of Digital Literary Studies. We expect active engagement in the research areas mentioned above as well as teaching in all courses of studies offered by the Institute at undergraduate and graduate level.

Formal requirements are the Habilitation (“Second book”) or equivalent qualification and demonstrable experience in the acquisition of external funding as well as an excellent record of teaching at university level with proven pedagogical qualifications. Postholders are expected to actively engage in cooperative interdisciplinary research within the Department of Social and Historical Sciences as well as the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. Postholders are furthermore expected to represent the Institute in the self-governing bodies of the university.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German “W-Besoldung”. The regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, copies of relevant diplomas, and a cover letter describing the motivation and qualification for the position plus electronic copies of the PhD thesis, Habilitationsschrift or 2nd book, and three relevant research papers should be sent, preferably in PDF-format, to the Dean of the Department of Social and Historical Sciences, Frau Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, Dolivostr. 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, bewerbung-dh@linglit.tu-darmstadt.de. Please make reference to the Code-No. of the advertised position.

Code. No. 7

Application deadline: February 28, 2015


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Publishing @ SFU seeking lecturer in Design and Production

Lecturer Position in Publishing @ SFU
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The Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a position as Lecturer in publication design and production to begin September 1, 2015 . We are seeking a designer with experience in professional book and/or magazine publishing practice and instruction, capable of teaching in a variety of areas within the current Publishing curriculum.

The Publishing Program comprises a 16-month cohort-based graduate Master of Publishing program (MPub), a Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing, a professional development workshop series, and the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing (CISP), which includes a working publishing operation, the CISP Press. Students experience a  combination of academic and practical studio- and project-based courses.

We seek an individual with the following minimum qualifications: a Masters or equivalent degree in graphic design, interaction design, or related field of study. The preferred candidate has a minimum five-year professional experience and a foundation in applied theory of graphic design principles, and current industry production standards, including proficiency with software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and fluency in interactive design/web technologies. Strong evidence of excellent conceptual and technical ability is required. Traditional design skills and training are an asset. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach successfully, have demonstrated scholarship or evidence of excellence in creative work, as well as teaching experience in higher education.

Responsibilities will include:

– Teaching the core publication design course (PUB602) in the Master’s program
– Providing support to graduate project courses (PUB605, PUB606, PUB607)
– Teaching two undergraduate design and production courses
– Coordinating the design stream within the Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing
– Participating in graduate supervision.
– Directing and overseeing production for the CISP Press

Academic advising, and committee work within the Program and across the Faculty are also significant components of the position. Candidates are expected to pursue ongoing professional development and inquiry.

Faculty members are expected to contribute to maintaining a positive, respectful collegial environment that serves as an example for students in their professional lives.

Applications must include:

– Letter of application outlining your interest in the program
– Current CV
– Short portfolio; no more than 6 samples of design work
– Statement of teaching philosophy; and,
– Names and contact information (email, telephone)  of three confidential referees.

Please note that submitted materials may not be returned.

The review of applications will begin March 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

Send application materials to:

John Maxwell  – jmax@sfu.ca
Director, Publishing @ SFU
http://publishing.sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3


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Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux 2015, 8 and 9 June

Second Call for Proposals: DHBenelux Conference, 8 & 9 June 2015, University of Antwerp

To all our colleagues in the humanities and digital humanities,

On 8 and 9 June 2015, the second DHBenelux conference will take place. The DHBenelux conference is a young initiative that strives to further the dissemination of, and collaboration between Digital Humanities projects in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by hosting an annual conference in various institutions throughout these countries. The conference serves as a platform for the fast growing community of DH researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research results and to demonstrate tools and projects.

The first DHBenelux conference took place in The Hague (The Netherlands) in 2014 and was a great success, attracting an audience of over 160 participants with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, coming from a variety of different countries (including but not limited to the Benelux). In 2015 the conference aspires to welcome an even larger and more diverse audience.

NB: In line with the community building principles of Digital Humanities, we have attempted to tend more to gender balance and geographical spread within the Program Committee, which is the reason the PC has seen some additions with regard to the conference’s first CfP.

= Conference, Program, Venue =

The DHBenelux 2015 conference will be proudly hosted by the University of Antwerp. The conference will take place on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 June 2015 at the University of Antwerp campus.

The DHBenelux conference welcomes contributions and participants from all areas of research and teaching in Digital Humanities. While the conference has a focus on recent advances in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg, we do warmly welcome contributions from outside the Benelux. The language of the conference is international English. We hope that we may welcome many scholars to the European scientific meeting platform that DHBenelux will constitute in summer 2015 for the Digital Humanities.

The conference program will offer oral presentations, project presentations, poster sessions, and a demo space. Our first confirmed keynote speaker will be William Noel (http://www.willnoel.com/), Director of The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania.

= Call =

We now invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities: practical experimentation, thorough theorizing, cross- and multidisciplinary work, new and relevant developments. Relevant subjects can be any of—but are not limited to—the following:

– Digital media, digitization, curation of digital objects

– Software studies, modeling, information design

– Text mining, data mining, big data & small data

– Design and application of algorithms and analyses

– Application of digital technology in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies

– Critical study of digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games

– Social and economic aspects of digitality and digital humanities

– Stylometry, topic modeling, sentiment mining and other digital techniques

– Interfaces, augmented reality, serious gaming

– Pedagogy, teaching, and dissemination of digital humanities

We particularly encourage PhD students and junior researchers to submit abstracts. Note that this call is not limited to researchers in the Benelux. Anyone can submit an abstract.

Proposal should be at least 250 words, not exceeding 500 words. References and/or bibliography, recommended but not obligatory, are excluded from the word count. Proposals may contain graphics and illustrations. Proposals and abstracts should clearly state the title and name and affiliation of the authors and presenters. Also indicate for which category (or categories) of presentation you are submitting your proposal. Presentation categories are:

* Paper

Oral presentations on papers will be given 15 minutes presentation time and 5 minutes for Q&A. Oral presentations are well suited for presenting research methods and results, concise theoretical argument, reporting on ongoing research, project presentations, and presenting intermediate finds or theory development.

* Poster

Posters are particularly suited for detailed technical explanations and clarifications, and for the show and tell of projects and research alike. A two hour poster session is scheduled, posters may be put up for display during the entire conference.

* Demonstration

For demonstrating prototypes, finished software, hardware technology, tools, datasets, digital publications and so forth a ‘market place’ will be organized.

* Panel

If a group of researchers wishes to highlight and discuss different aspects of a larger topic in Digital Humanities together with the audience, they may propose to organize a panel. A panel session takes one hour, and will be chaired by one of the panelists — who will be responsible for finding a good balance between presentation and discussion. To apply for a panel, please submit your proposal as an ‘oral presentation’, and make it clear that you wish to organize a panel in the abstract.

Proposals may combine two presentation modes, e.g. to support the theory detailed in a paper presentation with a practical demonstration on the demo market place. Combined presentations should either consist of a paper plus demonstration, or a paper and poster. In the interest of planning we ask authors to be very careful in indicating chosen combinations of presentation modes.

To submit your proposal, please use the EasyChair facility that we have put online at:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhbenelux2015.

= Important dates =

Deadline for submitting abstracts: Sunday 1 March 2015, 23:59 CET.

Notification of acceptance: Sunday 15 March 2015.

Deadline for revised abstracts: Wednesday 1 April 2015.

= More information =

Please check our website at http://dhbenelux.org/ for further details that will become available running up to the conference. Any additional questions and inquiries can be sent to Elli Bleeker (elli.bleeker@uantwerpen.be).

We look forward to welcoming you all in Antwerp!

Kind regards,

On behalf of the conference organizers and the program committee

–Joris van Zundert (Program Chair)

Conference Organizers:

– Elli Bleeker, University of Antwerp.

– Thomas Crombez, Royal Academy of Fine Arts & University of Antwerp.

– Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp.

– Katrien Deroo, Ghent University.

– Wout Dillen, University of Antwerp.

– Aodhán Kelly, University of Antwerp.

– Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp.

– Saskia Scheltjens, Ghent University.

– Joris J. van Zundert, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands.

– Ben Verhoeven, University of Antwerp.

– Dirk Van Hulle, University of Antwerp.

Program Committee (includes members of Organizing Committee):

– Joris J. van Zundert (Chair), Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands

– Marijn Koolen (Vice Chair), University of Amsterdam

– Florentina Armaselu, CVCE Luxembourg

– Paul Bertrand, Université Catholique de Louvain

– Rens Bod, University of Amsterdam

– Barbara Bordalejo, KULeuven

– Steven Claeyssens, Royal Library, The Hague

– Sally Chambers, Ghent University

– Seza Doğruöz, Tilburg University

– Seth Van Hooland, Université Libre de Bruxelles

– Catherine Emma Jones, CVCE Luxembourg

– Folgert Karsdorp, Meertens Institute

– Anne Roekens, Université de Namur

– Els Stronks, Utrecht University

– Karina van Dalen-Oskam, University of Amsterdam & Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands

– Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen

– Nicoline van der Sijs, Radboud University Nijmegen

– Christophe Verbruggen, Ghent University

– Lars Wieneke, CVCE Luxembourg

 


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Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI, Issue 9, 2014 Conference Issue

[Posted on behalf of John Walsh by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator. Apologies for cross-posting.]

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 have 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.

Note that the “TEI and Materiality” issue CfP is also still open, although this issue is now designated as Issue 10.

John Walsh

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DH job at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

With apologies for cross-posting

The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities/Institute for Corpus
Linguistics and Text Technology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences is
looking for a Data Curator (f/m) within the project “Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798) and his numismatic network”. This part-time position (50%, 20 hours/week) is available from
March 15, 2015 for 6 months. Place of employment is Vienna.

Being conducted within the framework of Fontes Inediti Numismaticae
Antiquae (FINA), the project aims at transcribing and editing the
letters from and to Eckhel, which are mainly in French, Italian, Latin
and German, as well as providing a numismatic commentary on them. A
web-based digital edition will be published in cooperation with the
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities.

Key duties
The successful candidate will be responsible for editing and enhancing
the XML data of the transcriptions according to the Guidelines for
Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange of the Text Encoding Initiative
in close cooperation with the project leader and the staff of the
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities.

Skills required
– BA or MA in a historical or philological discipline
– Acquaintance with XML-based technologies, preferably practical
experience with TEI Guidelines (P5) and
– experience in philological text editing
– Knowledge of German, preferably also of Latin, Italian and/or French

The salary will be € 1.331,30 gross/month, according to the FWF scheme
(Austrian Science Fund). Applications (including CV) should be sent via
email to acdh@oeaw.ac.at. The deadline is February 28, 2015 .

For further information, please contact the project leader Bernhard
Woytek, or Daniel Schopper (ACDH).

PD Dr. Bernhard Woytek (Bernhard.Woytek@oeaw.ac.at)
Division Documenta Antiqua
Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture,
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Postgasse 7/1/1
1010 Vienna
Austria

Mag. Daniel Schopper (daniel.schopper@oeaw.ac.at)
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Sonnenfelsgasse 19/8
1010 Vienna
Austria


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Music Encoding Conference 2015

Posted on behalf of the organising committee by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator:

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing and program committees we are delighted to invite you to attend the Music Encoding Conference 2015, which will be held on 18-21 May in Florence, Italy.

The conference is an opportunity to discuss the new research paths that the encoding of symbolic music data opens to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis), as well as computational musicology, music bibliography and librarianship.

The quest for a coherent and universal system for the digital representation of music notation has been pursued for decades and the recent accomplishments of the Music Encoding Initiative have garnered a great deal of attention in a wide range of music scholarship and in the broader digital humanities. The conference aims to gather specialists in all the above areas, to discuss the current state of modelling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange experiences, report on successful projects on major collections and composers, and to forge collaborations for future projects.

The program opens on Monday, May 18th with pre-conference tutorials/workshop on MEI and its applications. Two days will follow full of papers and poster presentations covering various theoretical and practical issues in research and publishing. The program is completed by an “Un-conference Day” on Thursday, May 21 : an opportunity for everyone interested in using and improving MEI — developers, librarians, musicologists, editors, publishers — to investigate the topics they’re most interested in.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speakers will be Elena Pierazzo and Eleanor Selfridge-Field.

More details regarding program, venue, registration and accommodation are available on the conference website at http://music-encoding.org/conference.

Regular registration will close on 31 March 2015 . Late registration fees will apply between 1 April and 30 April . Discounted fees are available for students.

Queries to: conference2015@music-encoding.org

With warmest regards,

Federica Riva
Giuliano Di Bacco


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CFP: Making Humanities Matter (a volume of #dhdebates)

Call for Papers: Making Humanities Matter
Jentery Sayers, Editor
Deadline for Abstracts: April 3, 2015

Engaging these questions and more, this volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series examines the arts and humanities in an age of programmable worlds and digital/analog convergence. As both a working title and a framework, we understand “making humanities matter” to invite submissions that, through an attention to both theory and practice:
–Jentery Sayers
Assistant Professor, English
Faculty Member, Cultural, Social, and Political Thought
Director, Maker Lab in the Humanities
University of Victoria
jentery@uvic.ca | @jenterysayers
maker.uvic.ca | jenterysayers.com

 

 


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University Professor for Musicology/Digital Music Edition/Digital Humanities

[Posted on behalf of Peter Stadler by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

University Professor (pay scale W 2) (Academy-Professorship)
for Musicology/Digital Music Edition/Digital Humanities
at the University of Paderborn
http://www.adwmainz.de/fileadmin/adwmainz/Stellenausschreibungen/2015_01_15_AusschAkademieprofBeethoven_englisch.pdf

This is a unique opportunity to shape and develop the Digital Humanities efforts at our University, so please consider applying and get your applications in before ** 12/02/2015 **!


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Early Modern Digital Agendas: Advanced Topics ***Deadline March 2***

[Posted on behalf of Owen Williams, Ph.D. by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

“Early Modern Digital Agendas: Advanced Topics” seeks 15 DH scholars to bring their own data sets to the Folger in Washington, DC, in the second half of June 2015.

Under the direction of Jonathan Hope, Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde, visiting faculty and participants will conduct an advanced exploration of data creation and management followed by various forms of hands-on investigation, including text analytics, social network analysis, dimensionality reduction, and research process design. Attention will also be paid to historical reflection on the nature of “exemplarity” claims in humanistic argument.

This institute is supported by a generous grant from the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities. Further details, including the visiting faculty, curriculum, eligibility, and applications materials and guidelines, may be found here:

http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/EMDA2015

As with the first instance of Early Modern Digital Agendas in July 2013, we look forward to receiving many excellent applications from members of the DHSI list! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best,

Owen

Owen Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Scholarly Programs

The Folger Institute

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol Street, SE

Washington, DC 20003

202 675 0352


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International Summer School 2015 on HPC Challenges / Édition 2015 de l’École d’été internationale sur les enjeux du CIP

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Biographical Data in a Digital World ***Deadline extension***

After several requests, we decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts for the Workshop:
Biographical data in a digital world

 


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New Digital Humanities job at University of Exeter, UK

Job title:  Digital Humanities Analyst/Developer

Job reference: P47805

 

This new full time post is available immediately in the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter (UK) on a permanent basis.

In order to support a growing portfolio of grant-funded research projects with digital outputs, we are looking for an analyst/developer to join Exeter’s Digital Humanities team. The successful applicant will collaborate with other developers and academic staff to deliver innovative and sustainable digital outputs. They will join a small team of developers to create new and innovative digital resources, provide bid-writing support and high-level technical advice to academic staff proposing new projects, and will take a leading role in advocating the adoption of digital methods in the College.

Ideally, applicants will be educated to degree or postgraduate level in a relevant discipline, and will have a strong background in Digital Humanities, with a track record of work in the field and demonstrable expertise in a wide range of technologies. They will bring specific in-depth skills of appropriate technologies (e.g. TEI, XSLT and XQuery) that will extend or complement the current skillset of the team, and will be proactive in researching and adopting new technologies that will enhance DH provision at Exeter. They will be highly motivated, have excellent interpersonal and project management skills, have strong links within the global DH community, and be enthusiastic about open and collaborative development methods.

 

Full details, including a job description and person specification, can be found via thejobs.exeter.ac.uk website, or directly using this link:

 

https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=533019Bf30&WVID=3817591jNg

 

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CFP: Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on transliteratures

Call for papers

Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on  transliteratures
Complutense University of Madrid

22nd -23rd October 2015

Organizer: Miriam Llamas & Amelia Sanz (LEETHY Group)

The launching of Google Books and of Google Earth in 2004 could be considered a symbolical landmark in the configuration of memories and localization in space, a kind of milestone.  Is there a time before and a time after 2004? Should we be getting ready for a change in literary reading and writing? Certainly, these days, we are witnessing an unprecedented acceleration of the circulation of products and materials, of people, texts and memories, while the national and global imaginaries coexist, fight and produce literatures. Commonplaces are repeated about contemporary literatures, new readers, globalization, the Internet etc., but, in fact, we do not find enough contrasted experiences and studies that support many of these assertions.

It is time we ask whether interrelations on a global scale in digital environments have altered, on the one hand, the patterns of production and distribution of writing, of circulation and consumption of reading, and in that case, in what way.  But, on the other hand, it is time to ask if these modalities of circulation are creating new narratives and a new effect of globalization.  So we are considering global digital circulation as a factual process but also as an imaginary storytelling.

In fact, as cinema radically transformed writers’ and readers’ literary imaginary at the beginning of the 20th century, the Internet is definitively modifying rituals of readings, formulas of production, narratives in the 21st century.

We believe that it is necessary to verify what marks in the literary writing and reading could be considered symptoms of all these shifting reading patterns, writing strategies and imaginaries. We can explore the possibility that the conceptual metaphor which is being used to understand the literary fact through its genealogy is shifting to the transit and journey of literatures and readings. If the question “where does it come from?” has been used to shape personal and cultural identities, and therefore to build national literary discourses, nowadays it may be replaced by or intersect with the questions “where is it going?” and How is it going across?. This circulating conception of what we can call “transliteratures”, a well-founded and broad-based perspective in the literary field nowadays, should be put to the test in the digital domain.

And this is the point: is digital circulation modifying literary imaginaries? We will try to ask to the following questions:

– Given the extension and multiplication of digital media, the moving and widening vision of the world, is it really modifying local literary production, located imaginaries?

– About the configuration of a cultural memory through new digital archives, we can raise the question: how does it influence the connective structures of culture and literature in particular?

– Is the circulation of materials on the Web giving birth to new communities of readers-writers, with other modes of reading? Is it announcing the way readers from the new generation are going to read?

We intend to gather experts and experiences coming from the world of cyberculture and literary criticism, with distant and distinct approaches, with the aim that, on the basis of an analysis of production cases and literary reading in paper or electronic support, they should offer answers about what is currently happening as much to the traditional and digital editorial world, as well as to the academic world of teaching and research. That means cross-boarding trans and hyper.

 

Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts: April 15, 2015.

Notification of selected papers: May-June, 2015.

 

Submissions should include the submitter’s name, institutional address, e-mail address, short CV, and a 250-word abstract (in English) of the proposed 20 min. paper. It should be sent via e-mail to: readingwide@ucm.es , no later than April 15, 2015. Submitters will be notified of the outcome by May/June, 2015. Any questions and queries can also be directed to this e-mail address.

 

Papers can be presented in English.

Proposals will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee composed by:

 

 

Publication of a selection of the papers is planned.

 

Registration

Until June, 30, 2015: registration fee is € 80 / € 40 for students (payment by bank transfer).

If the payment is effected at the congress at the time of registration, the fee is € 100 / € 50 for students.

Account number:
Code IBAN: ES43 2085 9966 1203 3015 1371
Code BIC Ibercaja: CAZRES2Z

Concept: Reading wide, Faculty of Arts; Complutense University

Bank address: Ibercaja,  Agencia Urbana nº 29, C/ Bohemios, 11, 28041 Madrid, España/ Spain.

Optional: extra € 25 for the conference dinner on Friday evening, to pay on the venue of the congress.

Participants are responsible for covering their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.

 

WEB Site: https://www.ucm.es/leethi/reading-wide

Miriam Llamas Ubieto
Departamento de Filología Alemana, D/2-347
Facultad de Filología
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Ciudad Universitaria s/n
28040 Madrid
Tel. 913945387/913945399
mllamasu@ucm.es

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ADE/STS Conference Website

Dear Colleagues:

A website for this summer’s joint conference of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship is now available for those who want information about lodging, the schedule, lovely Lincoln, and more. You can find it at http://adests2015.unl.edu/. We will, of course, continue to update it as details are finalized.

And, don’t forget, proposals are due Friday! CFP below.

Thanks,

Andy Jewell
– – – – – – – – – – –

Call for Papers – the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing

 

CONVERGENCES AND DIVERGENCES

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015

Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang, Kenneth M. Price

Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Jerome McGann

The Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing announce a historic joint conference of the two organizations to be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an international hub for digital editing. Home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and numerous print and digital editing projects, UNL is located in the capital of Nebraska and offers opportunities for exploring the history and geography of the Great Plains.

This special joint conference will bring together two organizations with a history and future of interests in studying and editing literary and historical materials. We invite proposals on any aspect of documentary editing and textual scholarship, including (but not restricted to) the discovery, editing, annotation, analysis, teaching, and publication of texts from many disciplines, including history, literature, classics, musicology, philosophy, paleography, codicology, linguistics, art history, the history of science, library and information science, film studies, gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies, and more. We invite proposals from students.

Because this is a unique joint meeting of the two organizations, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of convergences and divergences—papers that examine how different editorial theories and methodologies at times intersect and at others veer apart. What are the histories and possible futures of the two related but distinct editorial traditions of ADE and STS? We see this conference as an opportunity for reflection about editorial traditions and the prospects for textual studies and encourage proposals that explore these topics.

Submissions may take the following forms:

  1. Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, making a significant original contribution to scholarship.
  2. Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience participation.
  3. Posters. Posters showcase projects or present focused topics in a setting that features personal interaction and informal conversation. Posters on works-in-progress are encouraged.

To propose a paper, panel, or poster, send an abstract of no more than 500 words to the program committee via the form available at http://go.unl.edu/e8x8 no later than January 30, 2015. The proposal should clearly indicate the format and whether technological support will be required. Please include the name, email address, and institutional affiliations for all participants.

Opportunity for New Editors: Institute for Editing Historical Documents

With funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the ADE offers an additional opportunity in Lincoln in conjunction with the conference: the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, to be held June 13-17 for individuals new to the practice of historical documentary editing.  Experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles of their field and insight into the realities of their work. For more information, contact Bob Karachuk, Education Director, Association for Documentary Editing, at ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org.

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Economic sustainability of digital editions: job in The Hague

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands has a vacancy for a Research Fellow (Early Stage Researcher), in Long-term business models in dissemination and publishing (1.0 fte)

The fellow will work within the EU-supported Marie Curie Initial Training Network DiXiT (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/) involved in the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The appointment is for 26 months and the position is to be filled as soon as possible. The researcher will be based at the Hague (the Netherlands). EU regulations to promote international mobility require eligible candidates not to have worked or lived in the Netherlands for more than 12 months over the last three years.


The researcher will investigate the competing demands faced by digital scholarly editions: on the one hand the need for financial sustainability w.r.t. exploitation and maintenance, and on the other hand the general interest of the scholarly community in open access. Digital editions are usually created based on project funding, limited in time. After funding runs out, they need to be hosted, administered and maintained into an indefinite future. Is there a conceivable business model for the digital scholarly edition that will help the edition pay for its own maintenance while maintaining open access?

The research project includes secondments in Italy and the UK.

Position requirements
– Master in a humanities field (e.g. Literary Studies, History) and a proven interest in business administration, or a master in business administration and a proven interest in the humanities
– Active interest in digital publication
– Affinity with information technology
– Fluent in English
– Some knowledge of Dutch is an advantage but not a requirement; learning Dutch is encouraged
– Willing to reach out to and collaborate with national and international colleagues in related research disciplines
– See also the eligibility requirements at http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/fellows.html, the vacancy for Early Stage Researcher 10.

For the complete job description and instructions on how to apply, see https://www.huygens.knaw.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Research-Fellow-Long-term-business-models-2015-1.pdf.

(Please circulate widely)

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Reminder: Spring School on “Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions”

Dear TEI family, friends, and fellows,

the applications for this year’s Spring School on “Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions” organized by the Institute for Documentology and Digital Editing (IDE) in cooperation with the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network DiXiT and the Centre for Information Modelling are still open until 10th February 2015.

The spring school will be run at the at the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz (Austria) from 13th to 17th April 2015.

If you have some previous experience in digital editing with XML/TEI and want to join our workshop, take a look at:

http://www.i-d-e.de/aktivitaeten/schools/spring-school-2015/

Best,

Frederike

 Frederike Neuber

DiXiT – Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network

Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

A-8010 Graz | Elisabethstr.59

eMail: frederike.neuber@uni-graz.at

tel.: +43 (0)316 380 – 5772

Web: dixit.uni-koeln.de | informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at

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CFP: “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, ” June 7 2015 @ UVic

Call for Proposals
Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities
An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
7 June 2015 | dhsi.org

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Proposals Due: 15 February 2015

How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation?

This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.

Featured events include:
Opening presentations by leading figures in this area
Lightning talks, where authors present 4 minute versions of longer papers 
that have been circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
Aligned workshops, where session leaders present tools and platforms for social knowledge creation and attendees have the opportunity to play and experiment in this environment

Proposals for lightning papers or aligned workshops should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 500–750 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of any presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation approximately 6 weeks in advance of the event. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community, although we note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before February 15th 2015 to Alyssa Arbuckle at alyssaarbuckle [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities” is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), Iter Community, and Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance. This event is happily organized by Alyssa Arbuckle, Bill Bowen, and Ray Siemens.



Alyssa Arbuckle (B.A. Hons, M.A.)
Assistant Director, Research Partnerships & Development
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria
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Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup

Dear all,

I’m going to be chairing the symposium announced below and would love it if we could turn it into a really good, deep discussion of what we’ve done right, what we’re doing wrong, and how cultural heritage markup (or its equivalents) can be made better in the future. Heretics and True Believers welcome! –Hugh

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Registration Reminder for “Toward a new social contract between publishers and editors”

26 January 2015 , Maison de Science de l’Homme – Alpes, Grenoble
NeDiMAH, the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities, is delighted to announce this one-day seminar, which will bring together publishers and scholarly editors in order to discuss how best to produce digital editions which are at the same time both economically viable and in keeping with scholarly standards.
Organizers:
Elena Pierazzo (University “Stendhal” Grenoble 3, France)
Matthew Driscoll (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

[Posted on behalf of Elena Pierazzo by Paul O’Shea, your web content and social media manager. Contact details below.]


Elena Pierazzo
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Université de Grenoble 3 ‘Stendhal’
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL

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New Chair of TEI Technical Council Elected

congratulations_011 Congratulations to Hugh Cayless who was recently elected as the new TEI Technical Council chair for 2015. Many thanks to James Cummings for his great work throughout the years.

 


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Digital Densities Symposium 27th March 2014

Digital Densities: examining relations between material cultures and digital data

Call For Papers

27th March 2015, The University of Melbourne

Hosted by the Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

 

The ‘material turn’ in Humanities research has seen a celebration of the physicality of things and a revaluing of the weight of experience, including in the case of digital data. In his key text Mechanisms, Matthew Kirschenbaum identifies a need to reassess theories of electronic textuality in light of “the material matrix governing writing and inscription in all forms: erasure, variability, repeatability and survivability” (2008, xii). In the academy, this material turn co-exists with an increasing utilization of digital resources and digital methodologies to preserve and disseminate the findings of our research. These shifts are accompanied by divergent affective responses that include an interest in tactile sensations and a mourning of the loss of the object. There is a new awareness of the forms of lightness or weight attached to the transmission of ideas in and beyond our research communities; the densities of our culture and scholarship. The ever more numerous moments of contact between material culture and digital methodologies open up debates that are of both practical and theoretical significance.

We invite papers that explore any aspect of the intersection between digital and material cultures. We warmly encourage proposals from scholars with a range of disciplinary backgrounds as well as from archival practitioners. Topics and questions to be addressed might include:

 

What are the critical practices in the intersection of digital humanities and the material turn?

Where are the material traces in the digital? What labour is involved in the transitions between the material and the digital? How do material and digital objects, practices and networks interrelate?

What is lost in translations from material to digital, and what is gained?

What is it that archives seek, and are able, to preserve?

What are the political and territorial disputes of material conservation?

How are creativity, meaning and contemporary resonance expressed in museums, libraries and archives?

What material, theoretical and ethical challenges are posed by the collection and use of data ?

Case studies of particular archival collections and the relationships they create between the material and the digital.

What are the opportunities and limitations for pedagogy?

How have contemporary representations imagined the digital transformation  of contemporary cultures?

 

The symposium will run for one day. Proposals for 20 minute papers should contain an abstract of 150 words, as well as your paper title, a short biography (100 words), institutional affiliation and contact details. Proposals should be submitted by 4thFebruary 2015 to amandat@unimelb.edu.au

 

 

The Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) is an initiative of the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne, and is supported by a collaborative Faculty of Arts Research Grant.

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Regards

Dr Amanda Malel Trevisanut

School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne

Digital Humanities Incubator,  The University of Melbourne, RA

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