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JTEI Issue 8 Announcement

[Posted on behalf of John A. Walsh by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.]

Dear TEI Community,
I am pleased to announce the publication of Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Please join me in thanking our wonderful Guest Editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The full announcement of issue 8 follows.
John A. Walsh
General Editor, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative


Dear colleagues and friends,

The editorial team behind the production of issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is very pleased to announce that publication for this issue is now complete. This was a very rewarding collaboration yet rather hard work given the exceptional length of the issue. We have organized the content into themed sections:

TEI in relation to other semantic and modeling formalisms;

TEI as an expression of domain-specific text and data models;

TEI processing workflows and tools.

We would like to thank, first of all, the authors themselves for their scholarly contribution as well as patience with the editing and production cycle. Needless to say, the journal reviewers were instrumental to this issue taking the shape it has. Last but not least we would like to record our gratitude to our meticulous copy-editor/s (name/s?).

Three last items were just added to the table of content, namely:

Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti
Editorial Introduction to Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Fabio Ciotti, Maurizio Lana, and Francesca Tomasi
TEI, Ontologies, Linked Open Data: Geolat and Beyond

Karlheinz Mörth, Laurent Romary, Gerhard Budin, and Daniel Schopper
Modeling Frequency Data: Methodological Considerations on the Relationship between Dictionaries and Corpora

Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):

Michelle Dalmau and Kevin Hawkins – “Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated”: Findings from the TEI in Libraries Survey

Wendell Piez – TEI in LMNL: Implications for Modeling

Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli – Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema

Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese – Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions

Susanne Haaf, Alexander Geyken, and Frank Wiegand: The DTA “Base Format” – A TEI Subset for the Compilation of a Large Reference Corpus of Printed Text from Multiple Sources

António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela – TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments

Øyvind Eide – Ontologies, Data Modeling, and TEI

Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, and Gregory R. Crane – The Linked Fragment: TEI and the Encoding of Text Reuses of Lost Authors

Stefan Dumont and Martin Fechner – Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding

Martin de la Iglesia and Mathias Göbel – From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks

Federico Boschetti and Angelo Mario Del Grosso – TeiCoPhiLib: A Library of Components for the Domain of Collaborative Philology

Elena González-Blanco and José Luis Rodríguez – ReMetCa: A Proposal for Integrating RDBMS and TEI-Verse

Trevor Muñoz and Raffaele Viglianti – Texts and Documents: New Challenges for TEI Interchange and Lessons from the Shelley-Godwin Archive

Seasonal greetings to all of you from the Issue 8 editorial team,

Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti (Guest Editors, Issue 8), Martin Holmes (Managing Editor), Ron Van den Branden (Technical Editor), and John Walsh (General Editor)


| John A. Walsh
| Associate Professor of Information Science, School of Informatics & Computing
| Editor, The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
| Technical Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly
| Indiana University, 1320 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
| Web: <http://johnwalsh.name> Voice: +1-812-856-0707

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Literatures & Digital Humanities Librarian

UC Berkeley is currently searching for a librarian for literature and digital humanities. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree is required, and a background in literature is strongly preferred, as this person’s responsibilities include being a literature / literary studies selector. Excellent communication skills are a must; the person must be able to help translate digital humanities methods and practices for a library audience, and vice versa. In addition to serving as the librarian for literatures, the person will work closely with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program on joint activities and initiatives between that program and the library.

The initial review of applications is November 24, 2015 ; the full job description and information on how to apply can be found here: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/JPF00890.html
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the position.

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Registration open for two online specialization courses on DH and digital scholarly editing @LINHD

Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to announce that registration is open for the two courses offered by the Digital Innovation Lab @UNED (LINHD): the “Experto professional en Humanidades Digitales” http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio-experto-profesional-en-humanidades-digitales/ in its second edition (specialization course in Digital Humanities), and the “Experto Profesional en Edición Digital Académica” http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio-experto-en-edicion-digital-academica/ (specialization course in Digital Scholarly Editing).
Registration is open till 1st December and admissions are limited. The courses will start in January 2015 and will end in September. Each of them consists of 30 units, and will be taught completely online and in Spanish.
We hope that this initiative will let users a deeper knowledge of digital humanities and digital scholarly editing. Please, feel free to circulate this message among all people that could be interested in following any of these programs.

Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Manager, on behalf of Elena González-Blanco García, Director of the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab @UNED (LINHD)

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JTEI 8: new batch of articles published!

A fourth batch of articles for the issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) just appeared:

TeiCoPhiLib: A Library of Components for the Domain of Collaborative Philology
Federico Boschetti and Angelo Mario Del Grosso

ReMetCa: A Proposal for Integrating RDBMS and TEI-Verse
Elena González-Blanco and José Luis Rodríguez
Texts and Documents: New Challenges for TEI Interchange and Lessons from the Shelley-Godwin Archive
Trevor Muñoz and Raffaele Viglianti
Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):
  • Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli – Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema
  • Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese – Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions
  • Susanne Haaf, Alexander Geyken, and Frank Wiegand: The DTA “Base Format” – A TEI Subset for the Compilation of a Large Reference Corpus of Printed Text from Multiple Sources
  • António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela – TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments
  • Øyvind Eide – Ontologies, Data Modeling, and TEI
  • Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, and Gregory R. Crane – The Linked Fragment: TEI and the Encoding of Text Reuses of Lost Authors
  • Stefan Dumont and Martin Fechner – Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding
  • Martin de la Iglesia and Mathias Göbel – From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks
Once again many thanks to the editorial team (Martin Holmes, Managing Editor, Ron Van den Branden, Technical Editor, and John Walsh, General Editor) for all their hard work.
Issue 8 is almost complete now with one or two more batches to appear over the autumn.

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TEI Data Dictionary Generator

We’re happy to announce the release of the Data Dictionary Generator (DDG), a free and open source tool for creating web-formatted documentation for TEI encoding projects.

Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the <oXygen/> XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes a definition from the TEI Guidelines, a local, project-specific definition (if provided), and a brief snapshot of how the element or attribute is actually being used. By making it easy to compare these three things, the DDG aims to help project editors reflect on current practice within their projects and quickly create stronger encoding guidelines for their collaborators.

To download the Data Dictionary Generator or to learn more, visit http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/?p=519

Posted on behalf of Joe Easterly (Digital Humanities Librarian,
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, 755 Library Road, Rochester NY 14627 http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu) by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.

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TEI 2015 Conference Program & Workshops Registration Open

The program for the 2015 TEI conference in Lyon, France is now available online: http://tei2015.huma-num.fr/en/overview/

Registration for the pre-conference workshops and registration is open: http://tei2015.huma-num.fr/en/workshops/

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Conference Announcement: JADT 2016 in Nice, France

International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

JADT 2016 (7-10 Jun e 2016, Nice, France)

http:. //jadt2016.sciencesconf org /


Held every year since 1990 –other, the JADT Brings together 150 to 200 Researchers Involved in the automatic processing of textual and statistical data. The meeting Provides a forum in qui Their participants can present results, compares Existing tools, and exchange with colleagues on Their Methodological and practical experiences.

Occurring within the framework of the Digital Humanities, from text mining to the textual analysis of big data, the 13th JADT – JADT 2016 – Organised by BCL lab (UMR 7320) Will Be Held in Nice Lerins island, France from June 7 to 10, 2016.

Statisticians, linguists, computer scientists, discourse analysis specialists, Sociologists, historians are working digital archives, and specialists in lexicography and text mining will come together for the meeting on the Mediterranean coast, Within The local of the prestigious University of the French Riviera , the House of Nice Seminars, and the Lerins Islands off of Cannes.

Website available here http: //jadt2016.sciencesconf. org / <http: //jadt2016.sciencesconf. org />

Conference Themes:

The meeting Will focus on the implementation of models and statistical tools in the Following fields:

· Textometry, Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

· Exploratory Analysis of Textual Data

· Corpus Linguistics

· Quantitative Linguistics

· Automatic Natural Language Processing

· Annotation, Lemmatization, Linguistic Enrichment

· Statistical Analysis of Structured and Unstructured Data

· Text Classification, Textual and Lexical Mapping

· Machine Learning for Textual Data Analysis

· Retrieval and Information Extraction Information

· Text mining, Web mining, Semantic Web

· Stylometry, Discourse Analysis, Logometry

· Software for Textual Analysis

· Multilingual and Parallel Corpora

Important dates:

November 15 2015: abstract due

January 1st 2016: full paper due

February August 2016: Notification of acceptance

March July 2016: final release due

7-10 June 2016: conference (Nice-Lerins Island)

For further information, do not hesitate to contact jadt2016@unice.fr <mailto: jadt2016@unice.fr>

Posted on behalf of Damon Mayaffre, Celine POUDAT Laurent Vanni, Véronique Magri, Peter Follette, Caroline Daire, by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator. 



Journées internationales d’Analyse statistique des Données Textuelles

JADT 2016 (7-10 juin 2016, Nice, France)



Les Journées internationales d’Analyse statistique des Données Textuelles (JADT) réunissent tous les deux ans, depuis 1990, 150 à 200 chercheurs travaillant dans les différents domaines concernés par les traitements automatiques et statistiques de données textuelles. Elles permettent aux participants de présenter leurs résultats, de confronter leurs outils, d’échanger sur leurs expériences pratiques et méthodologiques.

Dans le cadre du développement des humanités numériques, du text mining au traitement des big data textuelles, les  13ème  journées internationales d’analyse statistique des données textuelles – JADT 2016 – organisées par le laboratoire BCL (UMR 7320), se tiendront à Nice-îles de Lerins (France), du 7 au 10 juin 2016.

Statisticiens, linguistes, informaticiens, spécialistes d’analyse du discours, sociologues, historiens travaillant sur des archives numériques, spécialistes de lexicographie et de fouille de textes se donnent rendez-vous au bord de la Méditerranée dans le cadre prestigieux de l’Université Côte d’Azur, de la Maison des Séminaires de Nice et des îles de Lérins à Cannes.

Le site du colloque se trouve à l’adresse suivante : http://www.jadt.org < http://www.jadt.org/ >

Thèmes du colloque :

La conférence sera centrée sur les applications des modèles et des outils statistiques dans les domaines suivants :

·  Textométrie, statistique textuelle

·  Analyse exploratoire de données textuelles

·  Linguistique de corpus

·  Linguistique quantitative

·  Traitement automatique du langage naturel

·  Annotation, lemmatisation, enrichissement linguistique

·  Analyse statistique des données structurées et non structurées

·  Classification de textes, cartographie lexicale et textuelle

·  Apprentissage automatique pour l’analyse des données textuelles

·  Recherche documentaire, recherche d’informations

·  Fouille de textes, fouille du web, Web sémantique

·  Stylométrie, analyse du discours, logométrie

·  Logiciels pour l’analyse textuelle

·  Corpus multilingues et corpus parallèles

Dates importantes

15 novembre 2015: dépôt de l’abstract sur la plateforme

1er janvier 2016: dépôt de la version complète de l’article

8 février 2016: décision d’acceptation

7 mars 2016: dépôt de la version finale de l’article

7-10 juin 2016: conférence (Nice-îles de Lerins)

Pour plus d’informations ou toute question, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à l’adresse suivante : jadt2016@unice.fr < mailto:jadt2016@unice.fr >

En comptant sur votre participation à cet événement,

Posté le nom de Damon Mayaffre, Céline Poudat, Laurent Vanni, Véronique Magri, Peter Follette , Caroline Daire, par Paul O’Shea, TEI Coordinateur des Médias Sociaux. 

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LingSIG Meeting at the 2015 TEI Conference in Lyon

This is a gentle reminder for everyone that the next LingSIG meeting is coming close. We should be able to learn soon about the exact conference schedule, but here’s a sneak peak: prepare for Thursday October 29th , from 16h30 to 18h. And again, we would like to repeat the call for micropresentations (see below). Two slots are already reserved — please kindly contact Piotr and Andreas directly (or via this list) if you would like to contribute.

Part of the SIG meeting will be devoted to a presentation/discussion of TEI-aware tools for linguists, led by the Tools SIG convener, Serge Heiden. If you happen to use a good tool and would like to share the news, or if you’re in need of some particular functionality in an existing tool, Lyon-MM is going to be the place and the time to talk about it.

[save the date!] As an additional attraction, Alexey Lavrentev has obtained the funding and made the preparations for a visit at the ICAR lab in Lyon, on Tuesday the 27th (after the pre-conference workshops have concluded — ICAR is a stone’s throw from the workshop venue). Alexey will probably need to know the rough number of prospective participants at some point, at least for the purpose of preparing a little “apéritif” afterwards.

Please let us know if you intend to come to the LingSIG meeting, and feel very welcome to reserve a slot for a micropresentation.

On behalf of Piotr and Andreas, the conveners of LingSIG,

Paul O’Shea

TEI Social Media Coordinator

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Registration Open: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 26th, 2015

Registration is now open for the TEI Simple HackAThon in Lyon, on Monday, 26th of October 2015 . Please follow the link from TEI Members Meeting workshops website to register.
Deadline for registration is 15th of October . You are encouraged  to register as soon as possible to give sufficient time to prepare challenges to work on during the day.
Posted on behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea.

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Applications Invited for Assistant Professor Position – Digital Prototyping

Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities (Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential.

For full details, please see the position description below:


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Registration Open for Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze

November 12 and 13, 2015

University of Michigan Central Campus, Ann Arbor, MI

Rackham Amphitheater and Hatcher Graduate Library

Register here by October 12. (It’s free!)


While research in almost all disciplines increasingly relies on evidence gleaned from websites, social media platforms, and other online resources, we are still just figuring out how to preserve web materials for future use. As instructors and scholars embrace these primary sources and discover new and innovative ways to interact with web data, their efforts are aligned–knowingly or not–with those of developers and curators.

Web Archives 2015 brings together developers, curators, and researchers to explore the following questions:

  • How do collecting policies and appraisal decisions shape web archives?

  • How can web archives be effectively integrated with classroom instruction and academic discourse in general?

  • How do available resources and technologies influence the extent and success of web captures?

  • How do scholars want to access and interact with web archives?

  • How can individual scholars ensure that the materials that they need will be available both for their research and for documenting their work?

  • What tools can optimize the use and reuse of archived websites and online materials?

  • What measures of confidence does the academic community have in the use of archived websites for research?

  • How can librarians, archivists, and technologists preserve the functionality and utility of complex web resources over the long-term?

Hosted by the Bentley Historical Library and University of Michigan Library, this two-day multi-disciplinary conference will provide a forum to explore ideas, tools, and methodologies for creating and managing web archives and better understand the scholarly and research needs of those working in the field.

A full schedule and travel information is available on the conference website.

Keynote Speakers:

Jefferson Bailey (Internet Archive)

Abbie Grotke (Library of Congress)

Juan Cole (University of Michigan)

Ian Milligan (Waterloo University)

Sponsored by:

The University of Michigan Library

The Bentley Historical Library

The University of Michigan School of Information

Michigan State University Libraries and the University Archives

The Institute for Humanities at the University of Michigan


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ACM ITS 2015 – 2nd Combined Call for Participation: Workshops

2nd Call for Participation: Workshops
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15 18, 2015


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

** Workshops Combined Call for Participation **

We are delighted to present the following seven pre-conference events, which will take place on Sunday, November 15 . For submissions to the individual workshops, please see details below!

– CMIS: Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces: Walls, Tables, Mobiles, and Wearables
– Cross-Surface: Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild
– Interaction Techniques for Wall-Sized Screens
– Shared Infrastructures for Tangible Tabletops & Interactive Surfaces
– Architecting Collaborative Learning Places
– DEXIS: Visual Data Exploration on Interactive Surfaces
– MULTI-AT: MULTIsensory Interaction and Assistive Technology feasibility and effectiveness


Workshop: Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces (CMIS): Walls, Tables, Mobiles, and Wearables

The Third International CMIS Workshop proposes to bring together researchers who are interested in improving collaborative experiences through the combination of multiple interaction surfaces with diverse sizes and formats ranging from large-scale walls, tabletops, mobiles, to wearables.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/collaborationsurfaces/home
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015
Info:   Full-day event
Organizers: Craig Anslow, Laurent Grisoni, Pedro Campos, Andrés Lucero


Workshop: Cross-Surface: Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies in the Wild

Cross-Surface 2015 is the first international workshop on interacting with multi-device ecologies “in the wild”. In this workshop, we will review and discuss opportunities, technical challenges and problems with cross-device interactions in real-world interactive multi-surface and multi-device ecologies.

Website: http://www.cross-surface.io/
Submission deadline: September 11, 2015
Info:Full-day event
Organizers: Steven Houben, Jo Vermeulen, Clemens Klokmose, Nicolai Marquardt, Johannes Schöning, Harald Reiterer


Workshop: Interaction Techniques for Wall-Sized Screens

As wall-sized screens will become commonplace in the next years, we want to bring researchers together to identify research gaps and to discuss how to design successful interaction concepts.

Website: http://largedisplay.hcilab.org/
Submission deadline: September 18, 2015
Info:   Full-day event
Organizers: Lars Lischke, Jurgen Gruninger, Khalil Klouche, Albrecht Schmidt, Philipp Slusallek, Giulio Jacucci


Workshop: Shared Infrastructures for Tangible Tabletops & Interactive Surfaces

Gathering researchers and practitioners that are interested in the standardiziation of software and hardware interfaces in the ITS context.

Website: https://mmbuw.github.io/workshop/
Submission deadline: September 11, 2015
Info:   Full-day event
Organizers: Martin Kaltenbrunner, Florian Echtler


Workshop: Architecting Collaborative Learning Places

This workshop aims to connect the expertise of the ITS community with the domains of educational pedagogy and practice. The goal is to identify and explore challenges in Architecting Collaborative Learning Places.

Website: https://openlab.ncl.ac.uk/cl-places/
Submission deadline: September 30, 2015
Info: Full-day event
Organizers: Edward Tse, Ahmed Kharrufa, Emma Mercier, Cresencia Fong


Workshop: Visual Data Exploration on Interactive Surfaces (DEXIS)

Situated at the intersection of Visualization and Interactive Surfaces, DEXIS 2015 aims to discuss and advance  the state-of-the-art in interactive visual data exploration.

Website: http://aviz.fr/dexis2015
Submission deadline: September 30, 2015
Info:   Half-day event
Organizers: Petra Isenberg, Bongshin Lee, Alark Joshi, Tobias Isenberg


Workshop: MULTIsensory Interaction and Assistive Technology feasibility and effectiveness (MULTI-AT)

A workshop dedicated to scientists working on multisensory perception and related methodologies, to technologists and engineers interested in investigating alternative solutions for multisensory stimulation and to clinicians interested in developing new therapeutic strategies based on novel interfaces.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/multisensoryinteraction/
Submission deadline: September 30, 2015
Info:   Half-day event
Organizers: Luca Brayda, Andrea Serino, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Marc Macé

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1st CFP: 12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems

12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, April 11-14, 2016 , Island of Santorini, Greece

Further information and information about the submission can be found here: http://www.primaresearch.org/das2016/

About the conference
DAS 2016 is the 12th edition of the 100% participation single-track IAPR sponsored workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches in document analysis and recognition. The workshop comprises invited speaker presentations, oral, poster, tutorial and demo sessions as well as working group discussions.

DAS 2016 will be organized on the island of Santorini, Greece ( April 11-14, 2016 ). Santorini was created from a volcanic eruption that left it with volcanic cliffs overlooking a black and red coast, dazzling against the turquoise Mediterranean. Santorini is one of the most popular, beautiful and unique islands in the world since it combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere, spectacular scenery of deep blue sea and whitewashed houses, breathtaking sunsets, ancient sites, world-class restaurants and an active volcano.

Submission Types
DAS2016 will include both long and short papers, posters and demonstrations of working or prototype systems. All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process with a minimum of 3 reviews considering the originality of work, the quality of research or analysis of experience, the relevance to document analysis systems, and quality of presentation of ideas.

Full Papers
Full papers should describe complete works of original research. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum, up to 6 pages length.

Short Papers
Short papers provide an opportunity to report on research in progress, to present novel positions on document analysis systems. Authors may submit short papers (up to 2 pages in length). Short papers will also undergo review and will appear in an extra booklet, not in the official DAS2016 proceedings.

DAS2016 seeks public demonstrations of novel systems, to be presented to the workshop as a whole during breaks between paper sessions. Prospective demonstrators should submit a two-page summary of the system to be demonstrated. Demonstration proposals will undergo review and summaries of accepted demonstrations will appear in the extra DAS2016 booklet, as in the case of short papers.

Topics & Technologies

  • Algorithms for graphics recognition
  • Applications
  • Authoring, annotation, and presentation systems
  • Camera-based document image analysis
  • Document analysis for digital humanities
  • Document analysis for mobile devices
  • Document analysis for the internet
  • Document analysis systems for libraries and archives
  • Document databases and digital libraries
  • Document image analysis (DIA) systems
  • Document image watermarking
  • Document retrieval systems
  • Document understanding
  • Forensic document analysis
  • Historical document analysis
  • Information extraction from document images
  • Multilingual document analysis
  • Multimedia document analysis
  • Page layout analysis
  • Pen-based user interface
  • Performance evaluation

Important Dates

Tutorials proposals

Proposals due    Sep 04, 2015

Regular Papers
Abstracts due    Sep 25, 2015
Papers due    Oct 02, 2015
Decision notification    Dec 07, 2015
Camera ready due    Jan 08, 2016
Early registration    Jan 08, 2016

Short Papers
Papers due    Jan 08, 2016
Decision notification    Feb 08, 2016
Camera ready due    Feb 22, 2016


DH postdoc at UC Berkeley


The Division of Arts & Humanities of the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Digital Humanities.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Digital Humanities at Berkeley is designed to increase our capacity for teaching and scholarship in the digital humanities, with a focus on integrating these into the central academic enterprise of the university.

A wide spectrum of constituents participate in the Digital Humanities at Berkeley, including faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates, along with a broad range of institutional entities, including the School of Information (I School), the University Library, the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), the D-Lab, the University museums, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS).

Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for recent PhDs, DMAs, or MFAs (2009 or later) whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and have some digital or computational component, whether it be methodological, conceptual, or practical. Successful candidates should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines and also demonstrate evidence of independence, initiative, and originality. The fellowships are two-year appointments. Post-doctoral fellows will be part of the campus Digital Humanities Fellows cohort, which will provide opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, and training.

– The postdoctoral fellows will teach two courses a year.

– The postdoctoral fellows will conduct independent research that involves digital humanities methods or topics.


Digital humanities projects can take many forms. We are open to the use of digital tools and/or methods in research, artistic production, critical analysis, and pedagogy. Candidates should observe the following requirements:

– Ph.D. in any discipline or DMA or MFA (or expected by September 2016) and a record of scholarly or artistic production

– Research interests that intersect with the digital humanities

– Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively

– Evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms

– Excellence in pedagogy


This is a two-year position, beginning July 1, 2016 and concluding June 30, 2018 . The first year we offer $62,500 plus $11,813 in a very generous benefit package. The second year compensation will be $65,000 with a benefit package totaling $12,285. In addition, the fellow will receive $6,000 the first year and $6,000 the second year as a technology and research stipend. Finally, there is a modest yearly fund for materials and supplies (up to $1,000 yearly).

The fellow will teach one course per semester for each of the four semesters. In other words, you the fellow devote 25% of your time to teaching, 50% scholarship, 25% service.

Application Materials
Interested candidates must submit the following materials as PDFs via this webform (http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/digital-humanities-berkeley-postdoctoral-fellowship-2016-2018)by  January 8, 2016 :

– Curriculum vitae

– Brief statement of artistic production and/or research interests (max. 2 pages) including a description of the research you would like to pursue during the period of this fellowship

– Description of which departments and faculty you would be most interested in working with, and why the opportunity to engage with multiple departments would enhance your work

– Teaching statement, including ideas of what courses you would envision teaching

– The names of two referees whose letters of recommendation could address your qualifications for the Fellowship (please do not ask for letters to be sent unless instructed to do so)

– A copy of one paper or dissertation chapter you have written in English, either published or unpublished, up to 20 pages in length; or a link to one digital humanities project you have been involved in, with an account of your specific role in it

– Feel free to send us a cover letter if you would like to provide an overview of your application.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to the Digital Humanities Project Director, Claudia von Vacano at digitalhumanities@berkeley.edu.



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Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

From: Douglas Ivison <divison@lakeheadu.ca>

Subject: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in New Media and Literary Culture

Lakehead University invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in New Media and Literary Culture. All scholars working at the intersection of media studies and literary studies are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants whose research takes account of new media (analog and/or digital) and their implications for literary culture, including but not limited to work in the areas of comparative textual media, electronic literatures, digital poetics, writing machines, emerging textualities, intersections of print and new media culture, digital literary scholarship, new media as literary form, the history and future of reading, book history, and media archaeology. A secondary specialisation in Writing and Rhetoric would be an asset.

We seek an exceptional scholar with an outstanding record of innovative publication and research, and a demonstrated ability to participate in and foster collaborative research clusters. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of English at Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus and will be expected to play an active role in the English Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. It is expected that the successful candidate’s research program will provide research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, annual research grant, and a reduced teaching load. An infrastructure start-up grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation may be available based on need. Qualified candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in English, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, or a related field. The successful CRC is expected to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track professor at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Tier 2 CRCs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contactvpresearch@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Lakehead University offers on-campus and community-based programs, continuing education and distributed learning, and graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Lakehead is a comprehensive research-intensive University providing an impressive array of programs in professional arts and sciences, and is the home of the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The University has an enrollment of approximately 8,100 students at campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, with a significant Aboriginal contingent at the Thunder Bay campus. For further information, please access:www.lakeheadu.ca For further information regarding this CRC position, please contact Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Interim Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at djobinbe@lakeheadu.ca.

Detailed information on the Department of English is available at: www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/english.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course outlines, etc.), a five-year CRC research plan, the contact information for three referees, and three publications that demonstrate a significant contribution to the field, should be sent to:

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President (Research, Economic Development, and Innovation)

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

e-mail: vpresearch@lakeheadu.ca

tel: (807) 343-8820


Please note that this position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat in Ottawa. For additional information or eligibility criteria, please visit the CRC program website at: www.chairs.gc.ca.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. The CRC program imposes no restrictions with regard to nationality or current country of residence.

Douglas Ivison
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of English

Chair, Senate Academic Committee

Chair, Regulations/Program Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Lakehead University
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
(807) 346-7825

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Save the date: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 2015

Dear all,

It is a pleasure to announce that there will be TEI Simple HackAThon at TEI Members Meeting in Lyon in October this year.
Conveners for this event are Magdalena Turska and Wolfgang Meier of eXist Solutions.
Registration will be open as soon as the date is confirmed. Most probably it will be Monday, 26th of October .
Meanwhile, here’s the presentation on Simple Processing Model I will be giving this Friday as part of first DiXiT Convention in The Hague http://goo.gl/DlP2us and the previous one, delivered by James Cummings during DH 2015 in Sydney https://goo.gl/CjBohw
On behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea

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Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

Call for Contribution: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

“Europe’s future is digital”. This was the headline of a speech given at the Hannover exhibition in April 2015 by Günther Oettinger, EU-Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. While businesses and industries have already made major advances in digital ecosystems, the digital transformation of texts stretching over a period of more than two millennia is far from complete. On the one hand, mass digitisation leads to an „information overload“ of digitally available data; on the other, the “information poverty” embodied by the loss of books and the fragmentary state of ancient texts form an incomplete and biased view of our past. In a digital ecosystem, this coexistence of data overload and poverty adds considerable complexity to scholarly research.

With this special issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages, the HiSoMA lab in Lyon, France, and the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities Germany, aim to create a collection of papers that discuss the state-of-the-art on intertextuality, linguistic preprocessing and the preservation of scholarly research results specifically applied to corpora in ancient languages and for which few online resources exist (Ancient Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic, etc.).

Relevant topics include:

*   Methods for the detection of intertexts and text reuse, manual (e.g. crowd-sourcing) or automatic (e.g. algorithms);
*   Infrastructure for the preservation of digital texts and quotations between different text passages;
*   Linguistic preprocessing and data normalisation, such as lemmatisation of historical languages, root stemming, normalisation of variants, etc.;
*   Visualisation of intertextuality and text reuse;
*   Creation of, and research on, stemmata.

The special issue will be published by the Journal on Data Mining and Digital Humanities (<http://jdmdh.episciences.org/>http://jdmdh.episciences.org/), an online open access journal that will release the issue shortly after its submission in order to elicit feedback from readers while concurrently supervising the standard peer review process.

Interested authors are asked to:

1) send a title, an author list and a one page (or shorter) abstract specifying the type of contribution (full paper or project presentation) to Laurence Mellerin: laurence.mellerin(at)mom(dot)fr AND Marco Büchler: mbuechler(at)gcdh(dot)de by October 31st .

2) send a paper (long: up to 40 pages OR short: 2 to 4 pages illustrating the scope and research of the project), following the guidelines of JDMDH, which can be found athttp://jdmdh.episciences.org/page/submissions  by January 31st 2016 .

For further questions, do not hesitate to contact Laurence and Marco.

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CFP: Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

CFP: Distance Technologies, Distant Reading, and Literary Pedagogy

Joint Session between CSDH/SCHN and ACCUTE for Congress 2016 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | May 30 – June 1, 2016

What potential resides in the integration of the digital humanities with distance technologies? How might such an integration facilitate the offering of literature courses online? Although the phenomenon of literature courses delivered entirely or partially with the assistance of web-based technologies has made significant inroads into North American curricula and generated lively debates across social and traditional media, the prospects for teaching literature online still remain uncertain. With the rise in popularity of summer institutes such as DHSI at the University of Victoria, and the recent spread of localized DH institute offerings at Guelph and Dalhousie, the moment seems to have arrived when Canadian institutions might consider how the rise of the digital humanities could contribute to transitioning literature departments toward adopting year-round DH course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. How might techniques and technologies of the digital humanities be coupled with literature courses offered online? How productive is the relationship between the practices of “distant reading” and the pedagogy of distance technologies? What kinds of institutional resources are necessary for distance course design and support? What kinds of open-source tools and platforms might be enlisted in such courses? How do we measure the long-term impact of such offerings on enrolments? How do we persuade colleagues and administrators to accept the potential for the move toward dedicated distance course offerings?

Presenters are invited to speak to individual experiences in offering literature courses online, about efforts to collaborate with colleagues and administrators to propose such courses, about revising departmental curricula to accommodate both distance and traditional classroom-based courses, about local capacities to support distance technologies, about inter-departmental, -faculty, and -university collaborations, about blended or hybrid approaches to digital pedagogy, about best practices and emerging technologies, about web-based op en-access learning, abo ut for-credit and non-credit MOOCs, or about the history of distance technologies and literary pedagogy.

Proposals for papers (20 min.) will be accepted until December 1st, 2015 and must be submitted at https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2016/. Abstracts should be between 200 and 400 words and should clearly indicate the paper’s thesis, methodology and conclusions. Queries about submissions for this joint session should be directed to Dean Irvine (dean.irvine@dal.ca).


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Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2015

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s dialog series award. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third position will receive a notable mention.


The winner of the seminar series of 2015 is the paper:


Automated Pattern Analysis in Gesture Research: Similarity Measuring in 3D Motion Capture Models of Communicative Action


Daniel Schüller et al.

in combination with the presentation given by

Daniel Schüller, Christian Beecks & Irene Mittelberg

from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Alberta, Canada

on 23rd June

The prize is awarded on the basis of an evaluation of both the paper and the quality of the presentation, for which this candidate received 85/100. “It was awesome”, “Valuable for studying the meaning of gestures”, are comments accompanying the scores, which were given for content quality, significance for theory or practice, level of innovation and presentation style by the reviewers of the papers, and by the audience for the presentations.


The winner is closely followed by yet another worthy candidate with a paper entitled Reconstructing a website’s lost past – Methodological issues concerning the history of www.unibo.it . The paper, written and presented by Federico Nanni from the University of Bologna (and visiting PhD student at the University of Mannheim), receives a notable mention for its high standard and originality. Nanni received great praise especially for his style of presentation; “I enjoyed it!”, “Very cool style” and “Great presentation” are just some of the immediate reactions of his audience. This candidate received a score of 81/100.


The second notable mention is awarded to the paper Visualizing the Results of Search Queries on Ancient Text Corpora with Tag Pies by Stephan Jänicke from the University of Leipzig, which closely followed Nanni’s score with 79/100. Jänicke’s paper was ranked very high and his presentation followed by comments, such as “Really original and innovative” and “This would have a broad appeal.”


Evaluation Method

In order to identify the winner, the board based its decision on the scores obtained from the combination of the points awarded by the reviewers of the submitted papers and the points given by the audience during the presentations. The final score for each candidate is the mean of all points summed together from both the paper and the presentation.

The categories of evaluation for the paper were: content quality, significance for theory or practice and level of innovation. The categories for the presentations were the same, with the addition of presentation style. It is important to note that the familiarity of the reviewer with the topic presented was taken into great consideration, lest reviewers be inaccurate in their judgment.

For questions regarding the evaluation method, please feel free to email us at gddh(at)gcdh(dot)de


On behalf of the board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2015, we would like to thank each and every participant for making this seminar series exactly what we wanted it to be – interesting and inspiring – and for bringing new ideas and DH expertise to Göttingen.  We look forward to the next series in 2016!


The GDDH Board


Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Georg August University Göttingen)
Marco Büchler (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jens Dierkes (Göttingen eResearch Alliance)
Emily Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Greta Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Angelo Mario Del Grosso (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Berenike Herrmann (Georg August University Göttingen)
Péter Király (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen)
Gabriele Kraft (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Bärbel Kröger (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Martin Langner (Archäologisches Institut Göttingen)
Maria Moritz (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Sarah Bowen Savant (Aga Khan University, London, UK)
Oliver Schmitt (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen)
Sree Ganesh Thotempudi (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jörg Wettlaufer (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities & Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Ulrike Wuttke (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
See also: http://etrap.gcdh.de/announcement-winner-of-the-gottingen-dialog-in-digital-humanities-gddh-award-2015/

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CFP: Public Humanities in a Digital Age (ACLA 2016)

Public Humanities in a Digital Age, ACLA 2016

Organizer: Nicky Agate, Modern Language Association

The NEH’s recently launched Public Scholar program, a burgeoning number of public humanities initiatives and centers all over the country, and the increasing requirement of grant and job seekers that their work have a public component all indicate a redefinition of the public intellectual. Many of the products of such initiatives make use of Web 2.0 technology and new, open forms of scholarly communication.

This seminar explores the rising call for digital dialogue between scholarly research and pedagogy and the public, broadly defined:

What, if any, is the connection between digital public humanities and the much-hyped “crisis” in the humanities writ large?
How can humanities scholars employ digital tools to talk with different publics?
How can emerging technologies help us better demonstrate the value of our work?
How does the digital allow us be to publicly engaged? Should such engagement be a required element of graduate education and/or tenure?
Does digital outreach preclude local impact?
What tools for collaboration do have at hand, or do we need?
How do new forms of technology enhance cross-cultural collaboration?
And does anyone really care what we have to say anyway?

To submit a paper, please visit http://www.acla.org/seminar/public-humanities-digital-age before September 23, 2015.

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CfP: DiXiT Convention “Digital Editions: Academia, Society, Cultural Heritage”, Cologne, 16- 18 March 2016

DiXiT Convention “Digital Editions: Academia, Society, Cultural Heritage”, Cologne, 16- 18 March 2016

I. Topics


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Reminder: registration open for the TEI Conference and MM 2015

Reminder that registration is open for the upcoming TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting, to be held in Lyon, France, from October 28th to 31st (+ pre-conference workshops from 26th to 28th Oct.)

Please note that the “early bird” registration rates run until September 15th !

To register, please follow the instructions here:

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CFP — Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier @ teachingmedia.org


DH and Media Studies Crossovers/Collaborations/Interdisciplinary Explorations

Edited by Melanie E S Kohnen  and Leah Shafer

Media studies and Digital Humanities (DH) work share a range of intersecting concerns. Recent discipline-wide discussions in Flow and Media Commons, as well as at the SCMS and MLA conferences, have emphasized the crossovers between the two. For this issue of the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, we seek contributions that bring this discussion into the classroom. How do the concerns of DH work, with its emphases on innovative scholarly architectures, multimedia components, and cross-disciplinary hybridity, speak to evolving trends in media studies pedagogy? What kinds of pedagogical practices engage and capitalize on DH’s emphases on praxis and design? How can media studies practice model and promote a productive collaboration around computing in the humanities?

Possible areas of engagement/intervention include:

* co-teaching DH courses with faculty from outside the media studies discipline

* information and computer literacy through a media studies lens

* engaging critical making and computational thinking

* developing digital resources for cross-disciplinary curricula

* data-driven course design

* hacking in media studies courses

* using/designing/imagining DH tools for media studies archival research

* engaging existing media-related DH resources for assignment design (cinemetrics, timeline of historical film color, manyeyes, tableau, &tc)

* media studies students, mapping & GIS data

* digital sustainability as a foundational praxis for curriculum design

* research processes that foreground open access work

* experiments with multimedia publication

* reverse engineering the classroom

Submit a 250-word abstract for a proposed 1500-word essay, briefly describing the essay topic, and a 150-word biography to Melanie E S Kohnen (mek8@nyu.edu<mailto:mek8@nyu.edu>) and Leah Shafer (shafer@hws.edu<mailto:shafer@hws.edu>) by July 17 .

Leah Shafer
assistant professor | media and society program | hobart and william smith colleges
315.781.3951 | shafer@hws.edu<mailto:shafer@hws.edu> | @leahshafer

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DH@Madrid Summer School on Digital Scholarly Edition, 13-17 July, also online!

Please, find attached the complete program and registration information for our Digital Humanities Summer School at LINHD-UNED. This year it is devoted to Digital Scholarly Editing and it is sponsored by the Dixit Scholarly Editing Network. The course can be followed presentially or virtually (completely online!).
Dates: 13-17th July 2015
Place: Salón de Actos Facultad de Económicas, UNED, Madrid – or your own computer…
More information registration process and program: http://linhd.uned.es/en/p/summer_school_2015-2/
Discounts apply for any student and member of DH Associations!
Posted by Paul O’Shea (Social Media Coordinator) on behalf of:
Elena González-Blanco
Director of LINHD
Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
28040 MADRID
tel. 91 3986873

Queridos compañeros:
Os escribo para informaros que quedan disponibles las últimas plazas para el curso de verano “Introducción a la Edición Digital Académica” que impartimos la semana próxima en la UNED, organizado por el Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales (LINHD). Está avalado por la red europea DIXIT (Digital Scholarly Editing) y puede seguirse presencialmente u online, en directo y en diferido.
Fechas: 13-17 de Julio
Lugar: Salón de Actos, Facultad de Económicas, UNED – o el ordenador de tu casa…
Descuentos a estudiantes de cualquier universidad y a los miembros de asociaciones de humanidades digitales.
Un saludo muy cordial,
Elena González-Blanco
Directora de LINHD
Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
28040 MADRID
tel. 91 3986873

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