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Job in Cologne: Software Developer/Digital Humanist

Dear colleagues,

*** Apologies for cross posting ***

The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne (Germany) is offering a position for a

Digital Humanist / Software Developer
(3 years, TV-L 13, full-time with part-time option, starting 1 January 2015 )

Collaboration on different projects; among others an international EU-funded project aiming at providing access to archival material for academics and the public:
– implementation of open-source Web 2.0 features and tools
– usability of technical tools in the environment of digital archival material
– crowdsourcing tools for indexing and transcription on the basis of a web-based XML WYSIWYM
– gamification features
– development / enhancement / implementation of tools for image cropping, text image linking, image annotation (supported by tagging taxonomies, vocabularies and folksonomies)
– information enrichment (e.g. named entities) with authority files,

Required skills
– x-technologies (XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML-DB)
– web technologies (including deeper understanding of JavaScript)
– software development experience
– experience in distributed collaboration using git and issue tracking software
– dissemination & communication skills

Desirable skills
– additional programming languages (e.g. Java/C++, Ruby, Python, PHP)
– data and metadata standards in the Digital Humanities (CEI/TEI, EAD)
– digitization of cultural heritage objects (artifacts / images / texts)
– understanding humanities concepts and finding ways to realize them as technical solutions

A working knowledge / understanding of German should be acquired within 1 year.

Application Deadline: 17 November 2014

Applications should include a brief cover letter and a CV and may include links to projects. Applications must be sent electronically to info-cceh@uni-koeln.de.

For further information or in case of queries contact Dr. Patrick Sahle at info-cceh@uni-koeln.de.

Please circulate widely!

Dr. Franz Fischer
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln
Telefon: +49 – (0)221 – 470 – 4056
Email: franz.fischer@uni-koeln.de



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Wiki page for P6 ideas

Hi all,

Mentioned at the TEI Council report at the Members Meeting this morning:

We have a wiki page for collecting and commenting on ideas relating to P6 here:


Please join the wiki and contribute if you can.


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Announcing TAPAS launch

Dear colleagues,

We are very happy to announce the public launch of the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service. TAPAS is now available to the TEI community and the public. TAPAS offers a low-cost solution to the long-term archiving and publication of TEI data, with special emphasis on the needs of smaller projects and individual scholars. You can visit the project at:


TAPAS is free for all TEI members, and is an important new benefit of TEI membership. The service enables members to upload TEI data for long-term storage, and to create TAPAS projects and collections that publish their TEI data. For non-members, we also offer the TAPAS Commons, a shared space where anyone can upload and publish TEI files. Thanks to a number of early adopters, TAPAS is already home to several thriving TEI projects, with more being added every week. Many TAPAS features will work best once more data has been contributed, but already you can see many features in operation. All published TAPAS data is accessible on an open-access basis.

The initial planning and development of TAPAS was generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our next phase of development has already begun with a new NEH grant that supports the addition of an XML-aware repository to TAPAS. In the coming year we will also continue to improve the TAPAS publication mechanisms, provide a public API, develop programs of training and outreach, expand our documentation and user support, and help contributors to build their TEI projects.

TAPAS could not have been built without the generous assistance of many in the TEI community, including beta testers, contributors of test data, early adopters, and those who have offered advice and assistance in many different ways. We are particularly grateful to the TEI for its support of the project. Our warm thanks go out to all who have helped!

We look forward to seeing TAPAS grow, and we invite your engagement, feedback, and contributions! If you have questions about how to use TAPAS or suggestions for future development, we’d be happy to hear from you. Please visit the site’s forums to contribute.

Julia Flanders
Co-director, TAPAS
Director, Digital Scholarship Group
Professor of Practice, English
Northeastern University

Scott Hamlin
Co-director, TAPAS
Director of Research and Instruction
Library Information Services, Wheaton College


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2014 TEI Conference, Evanston, Illinois


Dear colleagues,

You can follow all the activities of the 2014 TEI conference in Evanston, Illinois on Twitter using the #TEIConf2014 hash tag.

Come join the discussion!

Your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

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CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

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


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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Elections: Deadline VERY soon!

Dear All,

The TEI Members meeting has just kicked off in sunny Evanston.
I’m just reminded that the closing time for our elections is fast approaching, but only a third of our electors have expressed their vote as to last night. Voting is a very important way to influence the life and the future direction of the TEI
This is a call to action:
- If you are a voter, individual or institutional, please vote NOW
- If you are not a voter but know someone that is, please make them to vote
- If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, please check with the designed voters if they have voted
- If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, but you don’t know who is the designed voter, please ask us and we will be able to help you to locate them
Vote! Vote! Vote!
Thank you :)
Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Université de Grenoble 3 ‘Stendhal’
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032

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REMINDER: TEI Board/Council voting deadline is October 24

Dear colleagues,

Reminder emails have just been sent via opavote.org to registered electors in the TEI Board and Council elections who have not yet cast their votes. Voting will close at about 15:00 UTC on Friday, October 24 (the TEI Members meeting for business starts at 14:00 UTC, 9 a.m. Chicago time, and voting will be closed at the point in the agenda where results are to be announced).

Refer to http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml for candidate statements and information.

Please take the time to vote if you are eligible–the TEI Board and Council together determine the policies, focus, and technical details of the TEI Consortium and the Guidelines.

On behalf of David Sewell, election manager.

Yours in social media,
Paul O’Shea

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Digital Humanities Quarterly Issue 8.3

Dear colleagues,

The DHQ editorial team is pleased to announce the official publication of Digital Humanities Quarterly 8.3. You can find the issue on the DHQ website: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/8/3/index.html

Best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

Paul O’Shea BA, MA,

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Wikimedia Individual Engagement Grants

Dear all,

Some members of the community may be interested in applying for Wikimedia Individual  Engagement Grants proposals.

Please see below for details:


Projects that might get support include:

* TEI XML / wikisource converters (see
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource for the 63 supported

* migrating legacy repositories of minority language(s) into wikisource

* spelling / grammar support for minority language(s) in the new
visual wikipedia editor (287 languages)

* translating wiki training materials and running workshops in
minority language(s) (pretty much any living language with an ISO

* studies of systematic bias with a view to combating it.

With best wishes from your social media coordinator,

Paul O’Shea BA, MA,

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI
PhD Researcher
University College Cork

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Announcing a digital humanities project in descriptive bibliography (long)

Dear members of Exlibris-L, SHARP-L, and TEI-L

As many of you know, I have researching the writings of Edmond Hoyle for several years with the expectation of publishing a descriptive bibliography. It will include descriptions of approximately 200 books and a number of essays in bibliography and book history relating to Hoyle’s work.

Recently I decided that I wanted to publish the descriptions incrementally on the web before publishing the book. The decision led me to launch an ambitious digital humanities project:  I have started to encode book descriptions in TEI-like XML files. The XML files are transformed both into HTML and into word processing documents. Thus, I can publish incrementally on the web while having all the work available for later print publication. Importantly, each time I create a handful of new descriptions, I run programs to regenerate all the indices and book lists for both the web site and the print version.

To make sure everything was going to work, I built a web site as a proof of concept, located here. If you are interested, I would encourage you to visit the site and to comment upon it. Each page has a link at the bottom for feedback which will result in an email to me (and not to the list).

Below you will find (1) a description of the site; and (2) feedback that I would find helpful.

Any comments or thoughts would be most welcome!

With thanks,

David Levy




The home page lists:


  • Separate Works
  • Publisher’s Collections of Works Published Separately
  • Collected Editions


and a number of Search tools. Eventually there will be ten items listed underSeparate Works, three under Collections and ten under Collected Editions, more when I get into the 19th century. You can click on titles under each category to navigate to lists of books and then to book descriptions.


There are the following Search tools, all of which will let you navigate to lists and descriptions.


  • The Chronological Listing is self explanatory.
  • Holdings gives a count of holdings in the British Isles, Continental Europe, North America, and elsewhere. Click on any of these to get a list of institutions and private collections, and then on to titles held.
  • Indices:
  • Games Covered provides an alphabetical list of games and the books that treat them. Among other uses, this will allow us to see when various games were in fashion.
  • Subjects provides a subject index for things other than the games themselves.
  • Included Works identifies books not written by Hoyle that were added to editions of Hoyle’s Games.
  • Producers allows search by printer or publisher.
  • References notes books listed in other bibliographies. Jessel and Rather are the two best guides to Hoyle; others cited are Horr and Todhunter.


Book descriptions can include the following sections:


  • Title (and similarly Half Title and Section Title) is a quasi-facsimile transcription of the title page. Color, italics, small caps, and black letter are reproduced, although you need the right font on your computer to see the black letter. See this description and note whether “Whist | Quadrille | Piquet” appear properly.
  • Collation follows Bowers with all the appropriate typography.
  • Contents shows signature and page references to the contents and running titles. When in single quotes, the contents and running titles are quasi-facsimile transcriptions. As an experiment, I interspersed the two, hoping it would make the structure of the book clearer.
  • Plates notes the presence of engravings or other illustrations.
  • Catchwords shows anomalous catchwords with signature and page references.
  • Press Figures are noted by signature reference with an indication whether the mark appears on the inner or outer forme.
  • Publisher, Printer, Advertisement, Review, Notices, and Price are self explanatory.
  • References links to the appropriate ESTC page and identifies entries for the book in the other bibliographies, noted above.
  • Copies Seen and Other Copies are self explanatory. When I can identify a surrogate for a copy (ECCO, Google Books, Internet Archive), I note that in parenthesis after the shelf mark. Some books are found bound with other titles in publisher’s bindings and noted as Copies Seen in Publisher’s Collections or Other Copies in Publisher’s Collections.
  • I expect to add substantially to the Notes section for each book.
  • I expect to add a lot of images as well.


I have tested the web site on current releases of the major browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer, and on both Windows and Apple machines.  Beware: you’ll run into an occasional broken link when a book I’ve described refers to a book I have not yet described.




I’d be very interested in feedback on any of the following questions:


  • Does the overall navigation—the search aids and book lists—seem appropriate?
  • What other indices would be useful?


  • Regarding the book descriptions:
  • Are there other items I should be including?
  • Should any included items be omitted? I worry that material may overwhelm once the later editions start to include more material. Consider this book covering only five games and a more complexbook that appeared twenty years later.
  • In particular, I wonder whether recording the running titles is useful.
  • Is quasi-facsimile transcription useful for the section titles? Contents? Running titles?
  • Ligatures are a really interesting technical challenge that I have not fully solved. Is it necessary to show ligatures in the transcriptions?


  • Is it worth the (substantial) effort to conform fully with TEI?


  • How worried should I be about my intellectual property when I publish on the web? What steps can I take to protect it?
  • Will posting descriptions online, but not essays, destroy interest in the book when it appears in print?


  • As I said, I have not focused on appearance, but if you have thoughts I’d be eager to hear them.


  • Would other bibliographers be interested in the software I have developed?


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Career Opportunities at the MLA


Open Opportunities

Director of Information Systems

The Modern Language Association seeks a Director of Information Systems to establish and oversee the association’s technical vision. Under the supervision of the executive director, the director manages the operating environment and drives operational efficiencies, collaborates with colleagues on new product innovation and development, and aligns the association’s technology strategy with its mission by implementing and managing reliable and scalable technology infrastructure, applications, and processes. The director also establishes and manages key metrics for analyzing user experience and for measuring and optimizing user satisfaction.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in technical project management, with 3 years of increasingly responsible managerial experience. Some experience in an information-publishing environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of enterprise applications, databases, development tools and environments, frameworks and scripting languages, and open-source software.
  • Working knowledge of enterprise and information-publishing technologies, trends, and best practices.
  • Working knowledge of user experience (UX) analysis and optimization.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Rosemary G. Feal, MLA executive director, through Interfolio. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Acquisitions Editor

The Modern Language Association seeks a creative, experienced acquisitions editor to join the office of scholarly communication. This editor works with colleagues in scholarly communication and other units to acquire, evaluate, and develop new publication projects. The acquisitions editor develops new titles in long-standing book series as well as new digital projects; works with publications committees and editorial boards; and works with colleagues on the registration of copyrights on MLA publications, the granting of rights and permissions to MLA copyrighted materials, the sale of translation and reprint rights, and the payment of royalties. The acquisitions editor attends conferences to cultivate new publication projects and to develop professionally and works with colleagues to assist in imagining the future of the MLA’s publishing program.

The successful candidate for this position will have an MA in an MLA field, with a PhD strongly preferred. Three to five years of publishing experience is required, and experience in developing digital publishing projects is a very strong plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MLA, through Interfolio. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Managing Editor, MLA Commons

The Modern Language Association seeks a creative, experienced professional to join the office of scholarly communication as managing editor of MLA Commons. Under the supervision of the director of scholarly communication, the managing editor oversees projects related to the online scholarly communities of the MLA, works with a team of colleagues on the development of the MLA Commonsplatform and several of the scholarly communication projects it supports, maintains schedules and works with colleagues to ensure timely delivery and quality control, uses knowledge of the profession to create content and to enhance discussion in various online forums, encourages online member participation through outreach initiatives, and provides assistance to members in establishing and developing online communities and content. The managing editor assists the director of scholarly communication with developing new proposals for the platform’s future, as well as with creating usage policies and guidelines; monitors user activity, site metrics, member feedback, and social media to inform development of new initiatives; and coordinates with colleagues to ensure consistent association communication.

The successful candidate for this position will have an advanced degree in language and literature study, as well as a broad knowledge of higher education and of the areas of professional interest to MLA members. Strong project-management experience is required, along with excellent written communication skills and the technical facility to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly. Experience with digital media production is a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MLA, through Interfolio. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Director, Programs

The Modern Language Association seeks a PhD with teaching experience to join the office of programs as assistant director. Under the supervision of the director of the office of programs, the assistant director will plan, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate visits for the MLA consultancy service and will help design and administer an effective assessment program for the project. The assistant director will participate in the planning and coordinating of ADE and ADFL summer seminars and will track and assist in the initial review of manuscripts submitted to the bulletins of ADE and ADFL. Other responsibilities will include preparing promotional materials for distribution, answering queries and correspondence, and attending conferences at the request of the director. In addition and as needed, the assistant director will assist colleagues on staff with other projects by preparing grant proposals, writing reports, and drafting surveys.


  • PhD in comparative literature or a language other than English
  • Minimum of three years’ experience teaching in an institution of higher education
  • Administrative experience preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Dennis Looney through Interfolioby 1 November . The MLA is an equal opportunity employer.


Project Coordinator

The Modern Language Association seeks a project coordinator to work collaboratively with MLA staff, partner institutions, and other humanities organizations on a series of programs related to career and workplace issues. This is a full-time position that is expected to run through November 2017.

The project coordinator will manage communication and collaboration with partner institutions and other humanities organizations involved in programmatic initiatives related to career and workplace issues. The coordinator will organize and facilitate annual institutes, bringing together representatives of partner institutions and invited participants; a proseminar that meets regularly over a three-year period in New York City to introduce graduate students and contingent faculty members to the diversity of the higher education and humanities landscape; and periodic workshops for directors of graduate studies and university placement officers. The coordinator will contribute to the development of a mentorship program, prepare related programming for the MLA’s annual convention, and manage related project budgets.

The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in language, literature, comparative studies, or an adjacent field and an interest in thinking broadly about the future of graduate education, the academic workplace, and the contributions of the humanities to our national civic culture. Candidates with experience in a variety of work settings, with project-management experience, and with experience using digital tools and media are encouraged to apply. This position requires strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to manage and effectively prioritize multiple tasks.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Rosemary G. Feal, MLA executive director, through Interfolio by 1 November . The MLA is an equal opportunity employer.


Financial Analyst

The Modern Language Association seeks a financial analyst to assist in all aspects of budget preparation and analysis. Reporting to the controller, the financial analyst will help coordinate the association’s budget-development process by assisting department heads with budget analysis and projections, uploading budget projections into Oracle Financials, and producing periodic budget-projection reports. Other responsibilities will include producing and analyzing standard and ad hoc financial reports for department heads and for the staff finance committee, compiling and analyzing information for the annual audit and for quarterly investment-valuation reports, and assisting with general accounting tasks.

The successful candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting or finance and a minimum of three years’ experience in budgeting, financial reporting, and financial analysis. Advanced proficiency in Excelis essential, and a strong knowledge of computerized accounting systems, especially Oracle Financials, is preferred. This position requires strong math and analytic skills, excellent organizational skills, the ability to communicate clearly and simply, and a keen attention to detail.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and résumé by e-mail to fin0614@mla.org. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer.

About the MLA

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more than a century, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature. Learn more about the MLA’s mission.

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Maynooth University hiring a Technology Officer

Excellent opportunity for a talented and committed developer to join a growing team at Maynooth University’s Digital Humanities centre, An Foras Feasa. The successful candidate will play a central role on a variety of digital humanities projects, including Letters of 1916 and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.

We seek a team player who would like to work with a variety of creative people who are committed to promoting and extending digital scholarship. Many of our projects use TEI. More details about the position are available here http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml

and I would be delighted provide any interested candidates with more information about the position and the centre.

with all best wishes

Call for participation: 2nd DTA- & CLARIN-D-Conference and Workshop on Text Corpora in Infrastructures, November 17th/18th, 2014

Dear members,

we would like to invite you to the second joint DTA- & CLARIN-D-Conference on “Text Corpora in Infrastructures for the Humanities and Social Sciences” and the associated second CLARIN-D/WP5 workshop on CLARIN-D’s Language Resources and Services.

The events will take place on November 17th/18th, 2014, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jägerstr. 22/23, Berlin (Germany), Einsteinsaal.

For further information see below and: http://www.deutschestextarchiv.de/veranstaltungen/DTAClarinDConf2014


Further Details:

Conference/workshop language: German

Contact: Deutsches Textarchiv (http://www.deutschestextarchiv.de), dta@bbaw.de

Please register until: November 2nd, 2014. Participation is free of charge.

Die zweite gemeinsame DTA- und CLARIN-D-Konferenz behandelt Bedeutung, Nutzen und Möglichkeiten der Nachnutzung von “Textkorpora in Infrastrukturen für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften”. In zwei übergeordneten Themenblöcken stellen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler verschiedener geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen zum einen aktuelle, korpusgeleitete Forschungsfragen und zum anderen verschiedene Zugriffs- und Auswertungsmöglichkeiten für Textkorpora vor. Die Konferenz geht mit einem CLARIN-D-Workshop zum Arbeitspaket 5 “Sprachressourcen und Dienste” einher. Dieser Workshop widmet sich den neuen Entwicklungen im Verbundprojekt CLARIN-D rund um den Aufbau, das Angebot und Möglichkeiten der Auswertung von CLARIN-kompatiblen Sprachressourcen.


Best regards,
Susanne Haaf.

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TEI Tweet Chat

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of myself and the convenors of the Special Interest Group on Correspondence, Peter Stadler, Sabine Seifert, and Marcel Illetschko, you are cordially invited to attend our first TEI Tweet Chat, which will take place on Twitter on Thursday, 09 October, 2014 at 16:00 (GMT+2).

The official hash tags for our TEI Tweet Chat are: #AskTEI and #TEIChat.

Please follow the TEI Consortium ( @TEIConsortium ) on Twitter if you have not done so already.

We look forward to what will be an engaging discussion with you online.

With best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

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Digital Scholarly Editions Infrastructure Survey

Dear all,

A heartfelt thank you to all who took the time to respond to the survey. Special thanks for the insights and personal opinions provided.

For those who didn’t take it yet, please consider spending your coffee break ticking the boxes and boasting your projects. The more, the better :)

The survey will help to assess the software and technologies used for creation and publishing of digital scholarly editions. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/publishing_digital_editions.

Best regards,

Magdalena Turska

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[CSDH/SCHN Exec] Call for Nominations: CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

Call for Nominations

CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Achievement Award for Computing in the Arts and Humanities

This award is generally given to someone who has made a substantial and prolonged contribution to the community, typically a senior researcher. We have awarded it to teams. We have awarded it posthumously in recognition of a lifetime contribution. We also recognize people who have served the community in a service capacity and therefore may not have a faculty position. For a list of previous recipients, see http://csdh-schn.org/activities-activites/outstanding-awards-prix/


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TEI elections 2014: candidates statements and voting procedures

Dear TEI Community,

We have just sent out the ballots for the 2014 TEI elections. Election information, including the list of the standing candidates is at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml. We are very thankful for the outstanding candidates that have accepted to stand for election, this shows the vitality of our growing community.

The voting is being conducted via OpaVote.org <http://OpaVote.org> and ballots will be sent from “noreply@opavote.org“. All members in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to vote. Individual subscribers vote for Council only; institutional members vote for both Board and Council.

TEI member institutions eligible to vote are listed at http://members.tei-c.org/Institution. If you are the designated elector for your institution or if you are an individual subscriber, please VOTE NOW!  If you are not the designated voter in your institution, but know that person’s identity, please nudge him or her to do so! If you need to know who your institutional elector is, or if you are an individual subscriber but have not received the Council ballot, send email to elections@tei-c.org.

All the best
Elena for the Nomination Committee

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Online & offline panel: “Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”

Dear colleagues,

Tomorrow , at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World, organized by the EAGLE project(#eagle2014) will host the panel

“Technology & Tradition: A Synergic Approach To Deciphering, Analyzing And Annotating Epigraphic Writings”

Even if the issue of XML encoding will not be at the core of the discussion, it remains of strong interest for the TEI community and Digital Humanities research, as inscriptions are also texts.

In order to offer a wide access to this discussion, panelists have already started their dialogue online and invite all person who might be interested – and especially those who might not be able to participate tomorrow – to ask their questions and share their point of view following this link:


Panelists hope to read many questions of yours and will do their best to answer them both on and off line.

All the best,
Marion Lamé

Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, CNR, Pisa, Italia.
Docteur en Histoire, spécialisée en épigraphie numérique.

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CFP, “Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production”

Call for Proposals

Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production

An INKE-hosted gathering

27-28 January 2015 | Whistler, BC, Canada


Proposals Due: 1 October 2014


Scholarly communication practices are rapidly changing, and this time of transition indicates an opportunity to shape the future of scholarly production in open, flexible, and productive ways that serve the needs of many. As professional work becomes increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to explore different venues and modes for sharing knowledge. Recent scholarly communication developments, including open peer review systems and online academic publishing platforms, reflect this transitional period. For instance, in Planned Obsolescence Kathleen Fitzpatrick considers ways of “opening ourselves to the possibility that new modes of publishing might enable, not just more texts, but better texts, not just an evasion of obsolescence, but a new life for scholarship.”

This one and a half day gathering will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around electronic scholarly production, as well as issues of (open) access, partnership, dissemination, alternative modes and models, and the shift from prototype to production. This action-oriented event is geared toward leaders in various arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, members of scholarly associations, and open source practitioners and developers. Taking the success of last year’s INKE-hosted gathering in Whistler, “Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing,” as our starting point we hope to both formalize connections across fields and simultaneously open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of electronic scholarly production.


Featured events include:

  • Keynote lecture & opening presentations
  • Lightning talks, where authors present 5 minute versions of longer papers 
circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
  • Show & Tell session, where presenters do digital demonstrations of their projects and / or prototypes
  • Next Steps conversation, to articulate in a structured setting what we will do together in the future

We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, OR for relevant prototype or project demonstrations.


Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community; note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before October 1st 2014 to Alyssa Arbuckle at alyssaarbuckle@gmail.com.


“Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production” is sponsored by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group. Some travel assistance may be available as necessary, pending outcome of a separate application to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for this event.


Happily organized by Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, Stephen Ross, Jon Bath, and Jon Saklofske.

Alyssa Arbuckle (B.A. Hons, M.A.)

Assistant Director, Research Partnerships & Development

Electronic Textual Cultures Lab | University of Victoria

alyssaarbuckle.com | @arbuckle_alyssa


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Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway


Call for Contributions: ELO 2015 Conference – Bergen, Norway
The End(s) of Electronic Literature


The 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival will take place August 5-7th 2015 . The conference website is at: http://conference.eliterature.org. The conference will be hosted by the Bergen Electronic Literature research group at the University of Bergen, Norway with sessions at venues including the University of Bergen, Det Akademiske Kvarteret, the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Arts library, and local arts venues. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, known as the gateway to the fjords, a festival city and cultural center with a lively and innovative arts scene.


The deadline for submissions of research, workshop, and arts proposals is December 15, 2014.


The theme of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival is “The End(s) of Electronic Literature.” This theme plays on several different meanings of “ends.” Topics the conference papers and works will explore include:

Is “electronic literature” a transitional term that will become obsolete as literary uses of computational media and devices become ubiquitous? If so, what comes after electronic literature?

We can also question in what sense electronic literature and digital writing practices are a means to an end. If so, what are the ends of electronic literature? What political, ideological, aesthetic, and commercial ends or purposes do works of electronic literature serve?

In recent years, projects such as the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base have sought to highlight the work of scholars and artists who have worked outside of the mainstream of electronic literature as it has developed as a field, for instance developing research collections based on Russian and Brazilian electronic literature. This conference will seek to shed further light on international communities and practices in electronic literature that have not been widely addressed in the critical literature of the field, those that are located at the “ends” or margins of critical discourse in the field.

Electronic literature is situated as an intermedial field of practice, between literature, computation, visual and performance art. The conference will seek to develop a better understanding of electronic literature’s boundaries and relations with other academic disciplines and artistic practices.

As a laboratory for future literary forms, the field of electronic literature must count the youngest readers among its most significant group of end-users. One strand of this conference will focus specifically on digital reading experiences made for children.


For the conference research program we welcome contributions that address the conference themes. Most proposals will likely describe a scholarly presentation suitable for delivery in about 20 minutes, with time for questions. However we also welcome propsals for other forms of talks. At the time of proposal submission, authors will asked identify one of following presentation formats:

Paper (20 minute presentation): a presentation of a single by one or more paper by one or more authors (500 word abstract)

Panel (75 minutes): a proposal for a complete panel including separate papers on the same general topic (250 word overview plus 3-4 500 word abstracts).

Roundtable (1 hour): a group presentation of a particular topic emphasizing free-flowing discussion and audience interaction (500 word abstract).

Lightning talk (5 minutes): a short paper for a session focused on the question “What comes after electronic literature?” (250 word abstract).

Proposers must attend the conference. Speakers may not present in more than two sessions.

Presentations may include elements of demonstration or performance, as part of a discussion that goes beyond the work itself. With this stipulation, proposers are welcome to address their own work.

Submissions for the research program will be accepted from September 15th-December 15th, 2014 on Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2015

Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Research Program Committee. Papers will be accepted on the basis of abstracts. Although we will not require, we will encourage authors of papers accepted for the conference to make full-text versions of their papers available on the conference site prior to the conference. Authors of selected full paper submissions may be invited to contribute to a book or special issue of a journal to be published shortly after the conference. This publication opportunity will not be available to authors who do not upload their full-text papers.


We welcome proposals for pre-conference workshops to take place on Tuesday, August 4th at the University of Bergen.

Workshop sessions are focused on hands-on group work on a given project. For instance, working with a particular platform to learn how to use it to create works of e-lit, documenting work in a given database, sharing pedagogical models, curating electronic literature, etc. Workshops sessions are generally half-day (3 hour) or full-day (6 hour) sessions.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Workshop Program Committee and selected on the basis of their value to the e-lit community and available facilities to accommodate them.

Submissions for the workshop program will be accepted from September 15th-December 15th, 2014 on Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2015


The Arts Program provides an occasion for juried review, and extended display, performance, and presentation, of original works.

The Committee especially welcomes submissions from artists who are new to electronic literature or who are in the beginning stages of their e-literary artistic production.

The Arts program will feature several exhibitions and a performance program that coheres with the conference themes. Submissions are being accepted for the following parts of the exhibition and performance program:

Hybridity and Synesthesia: Beyond Peripheries of Form and Consciousness
This aspect of the program will emphasize works, particularly installations, that push at the edges of literature and other forms, and that appeal to other aspects of the sensorium than those we typically associate with reading. Works for example that involve haptic sensation, touch-based interactivity, innovative audio elements, interactive images, or locative technologies.

Interventions: Engaging the Body Politic
This exhibition will feature works that engage with contemporary cultural discourse and political reality, challenging audiences to consider digital artifacts and practices that reflect and intervene in matters of the environment, social justice, and our relation to the habitus.

Decentering: Global Electronic Literature
While there are strong centers of activity in electronic literature in North America and Western Europe, innovations in digital textuality are also taking place in Eastern Europe and in the Southern hemisphere. This exhibition will focus on these lesser-known phenomena.

Kid-E-Lit: Digital Narratives for the Young
The first generation of digital natives is finding a plethora of apps and interactive digital narratives made for their iPads and computers, perhaps learning how to think in a new digital vernacular. This exhibition will focus on innovations in digital reading experiences for children.

Screening Room: E-Lit Film Festival
The first ELO film festival will feature films that have been produced recently about electronic literature and related practices, and will also include screenings of types of digital literature that benefit from sustained watching, such as poetry generators and kinetic poetry.

End(s) of Electronic Literature Performances and Readings
This aspect of the program will feature live readings and performances of works of electronic literature. Authors are encouraged to think broadly about modes of performance, ranging from traditional readings to more theatrical styles of presentation, and to consider opportunities for site-specific interventions in public space.

Submissions for above parts of the Arts program will be accepted from September 15th- December 15th on Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2015

ELC3 Preview Exhibition
Volume 1 (2006) and Volume 2 (2011) of the Electronic Literature Collection have been influential anthologies that helped shape the field. Volume 3 (2016) is now open for submissions. This exhibition will feature selected works from the latest instantiation of this important publication. The editors of ELC3 will curate this selection. To submit work for the ELC3, see:http://eliterature.org/2014/08/announcing-the-elc3 (ELC3 submission deadline Nov. 5, 2014 )

Selections will be made via a two-step jury review process. Members of the arts program committee will first review submissions, and then curators for each track of the program will select works from among those ranked most positively by the committee. Final selections will depend on available resources and constraints of individual venues.


Conference Chair: Scott Rettberg

Research Program Chair: Jill Walker Rettberg

Arts Program Chair: Roderick Coover

Research Program Committee: Espen Aarseth, Daniel Apollon, Sandy Baldwin, Laura Borras Castanyer, Yra van Dijk, Maria Engberg, Nina Goga, Dene Grigar, Davin Heckman, Raine Koskimaa, Nick Montfort, Søren Pold, Øyvind Prytz, Hans Kristian Rustad, Jessica Pressman, Eric Dean Rasmussen, Scott Rettberg, Alexandra Saemmer, and Joseph Tabbi.

Workshop Program Committee: Deena Larsen, Marjorie C. Luesebrink, and Patricia Tomaszek.

Arts Program Committee: Simon Biggs, Philippe Bootz, Serge Bouchardon, Kathi Inman Berens, JR Carpenter, Roderick Coover, Mark Daniels, Anne Marthe Dyvi, Natalia Fedorova, Chris Funkhouser, Dene Grigar, Claudia Kozak, Talan Memmott, Maria Mencia, Judd Morrissey, Scott Rettberg, Stephanie Strickland, Rui Torres, Michelle Teran, and Jeremy Welsh.


If you know of friends, colleagues, or organizations not aware of ELO or this conference, please feel free to circulate this Call. A PDF version is available.

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Tenure-track position in data science or corpus linguistics at University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant Professor of English: Corpus Linguistics/Digital Humanities

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces an entry-level tenure-track position in corpus linguistics and/or digital humanities. Requisite experience is in big data and/or other data science methodologies. Desired sub-areas are literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition. A demonstrable record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member will join an interdisciplinary cluster of big data methodologists in the social sciences and humanities within the College of Liberal Arts. Faculty with interests in computational analysis of big data in social sciences and humanities are in place in the Departments of English, History, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in data-intensive humanities research as the field is relevant to English, as well as courses in the area of specialization. All classes are offered within the English department and, in addition to English majors, should also appeal and be accessible to non-majors in fields such as psychology, history, political science, education and anthropology. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load.

A record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The faculty member should be able to develop and teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses in data-intensive humanities research as well as in his/her areas of specialization. Preferred areas of specialization are English literature, linguistics, rhetoric or composition, with big data methodological approaches to the area of specialization.  This position has a start date of July 1, 2015. Ph.D. in English literature, linguistics, rhetoric, or composition required byAugust 1, 2015.


Applications and required materials must be submitted electronically at:https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16185.  All applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2014.  The search committee will conduct interviews at MLA and LSA in January 2015.


The University of Nevada, Reno campus is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco. The Reno and Tahoe areas provide opportunities for world-class snow and water sports, hiking, camping, and bicycling. Reno has a growing technology business sector and also boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene.

EEO/AA Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize

Call for Hosting Conferences: The LLOH Prize (2015)

Deadline: October 10

Email address for proposal: oyvind.eide@uni-passau.de

The late EADH chair (2010-2012), Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, attended conferences not only in the digital humanities but also in other disciplines. She was invariably interested in and encouraging of young scholars in particular, and she also spent a great deal of time in informal conversation with a wide range of colleagues. The Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize was established in 2013 to honour her memory. The LLOH Prize is awarded to early-career scholars, that is, students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers at different conferences each year.

Any individual member of any of the ADHO constituent organizations may submit proposals to the Awards Committee chair for conferences taking place in the following year. This call is specific to conferences in 2015. Individual members are encouraged (but not required) to seek the endorsement of a constituent organization.

Proposals should clarify why the conference is likely to include contributions to digital humanities. Eligible conferences may include sub-disciplines in which digital techniques have not been achieved widespread acceptance. Special consideration should be given to proposals that encourage a diverse pool of applicants, addressing matters of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and gender diversity. Proposals may ask for funding for one or two prizes and, additionally, a reception at which the prizes are awarded. At the reception, the history and sponsorship of the prizes should be explained.

The proposal should identify the conferences (dates, venue, web site), the sort of contribution which is to be recognized (paper, poster, etc.), how the winner or winners are to be selected, who will present the award and explain its background, and the total budget. The budget may not exceed €1500 in total if two prizes are to be awarded or €750 if one prize is to be awarded. The budget includes €500 for each winner to defray the costs of travel, lodging and conference registration and up to € 250 (one prize) or € 500 (two prizes) for a reception. The awards committee selects the single best proposal for awarding the prize(s) at a given conference. The committee will give preference to proposals from constituent organizations that have not recently been awarded a LLOH Prize.

The 2014 LLOH Prize was awarded at the Methods in Dialectology XV conference:http://methodsxv.webhosting.rug.nl

More information about the prize can be found at the webpage of the ADHO Awards Committee: http://adho.org/awards/lisa-lena-opas-hänninen-young-scholar-prize

Please feel free to write to the committee chair with any enquires: oyvind.eide@uni-passau.de

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PostDoc opportunity at Maynooth University

PostDoc in Irish History with Digital Humanities
An Foras Feasa
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
For further information or an informal conversation, please contact Susan Schreibman at the email address below.

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Cultural Literacy In Europe: submission deadline extended

Dear all,

In case you missed it, the deadline for submission of paper or project proposals for the first international conference on “Cultural Literacy in Europe” is extended to the 6th of October http://cleurope.eu/conference/call-for-papers/
An interesting set of keynotes are lined up to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion around the themes of the conference: http://cleurope.eu/conference/programme/keynotes/
The call for bursary is also open until the 6th of October http://cleurope.eu/conference/bursaries/
Contributions around the concepts of textuality, fictionality, rethoricity and historicity seen from a digital humanities perspective are welcome!
Best regards,

Arianna Ciula (On Behalf of the Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee)

Department of Humanities
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PH

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