Elena Spadini | 21 Apr 15:26 2015
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Call for papers - DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition (The Hague, 16 - 18 September)


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*Apologies for cross-posting*

 

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

 

The Hague, September 16-18  2015

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

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

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

 

 

Call for papers

 

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

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is organizing the first of DiXiT’s three conventions, September 16-18 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The convention will be an informal meeting where the DiXiT research fellows will present their first results in interactive sessions. We anticipate a lively get-together bristling with new ideas, and we hope that many of those working in the field of scholarly editing and digital humanities will gather here. In order to broaden the scope and diversity of the meeting, the convention organisers are issuing this call.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Dates:

  • call for papers April 21, 2015
  • proposals due May 21, 2015
  • decision about acceptance June 7, 2015
  • meeting: September 14-18, 2015

 

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

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

Information about registration for the convention and workshops will follow.

 

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

 

 

 

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On behalf of the Organization Committee

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Elena Spadini

Huygens Ing - DiXiT fellow

Sapienza University of Rome - PhD student

<at> spadinelena

spadinielena.wordpress.com

elena.spadini <at> huygens.knaw.nl


 

James Cummings | 19 Apr 22:59 2015
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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015: Registration is open!

Please Forward!
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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
20 - 24 July 2015

Scholarship -- Application -- Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directors of DHOxSS,
James Cummings
Pip Willcox

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Dr James Cummings,James.Cummings <at> it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

DCMI Announce | 16 Apr 19:19 2015
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DCMI/ASIS&T Webinar: "From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes"

******************Please excuse the cross postings******************

DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar: 
From 0 to 60 on SPARQL queries in 50 minutes

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:: Presenter: Ethan Gruber
:: Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2015
:: Time: 10:00am-11:15am EDT (UTC 14:00 - World Clock: http://bit.ly/Webinar-Ethan_Gruber)
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR:

This webinar provides an introduction to SPARQL, a query language for RDF. Users will gain hands on experience crafting queries, starting simply, but evolving in complexity. These queries will focus on coinage data in the SPARQL endpoint hosted by http://nomisma.org: numismatic concepts defined in a SKOS-based thesaurus and physical specimens from three major museum collections (American Numismatic SocietyBritish Museum, and Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) linked to these concepts. Results generated from these queries in the form of CSV may be imported directly into Google Fusion Tables for immediate visualization in the form of charts and maps. 

Redux: This webinar was first presented as a training session in the LODLAM Training Day at SemTech2014. 

SPEAKER:

Ethan Gruber is the Web and Database Developer for the American Numismatic Society (ANS). With almost ten years of experience in digital humanities and cultural heritage Web development projects, Ethan is responsible for developing a new public interface for the society's collections of objects and archives. He is the chief architect of Numishare, an open-source framework for delivering coin collections online and various ANS projects which implement this software: Online Coins of the Roman Empire and Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic.

For more information and to register FREE, visit the event webpage:
Tommie Usdin | 16 Apr 17:45 2015

[ANN] Balisage submissions due tomorrow

A friendly reminder: Balisage submissions are due on April 17th!

Do you want to speak at Balisage or the pre-conference symposium on 
Cultural Heritage Markup? Put your head down and finish the paper you
started a month ago! 

Call for Participations at: 
http://www.balisage.net/Call4Participation.html
http://www.balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/index.html

Instructions for authors: http://www.balisage.net/authorinstructions.html

Do you need help with your Balisage submission? Email info <at> balisage.net

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Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015          mailto:info <at> balisage.net
August 11-14, 2015                             http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: August 10, 2015               +1 301 315 9631
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Bordalejo, Barbara | 16 Apr 16:59 2015
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Fwd: Call for nominations: reminder

Dear colleagues

This is to remind you that the deadline for nominations for the EADH executive is approaching. You still have four days to put forward your candidacy or to propose another member for this.

All the best, 

BB




The executive committee of The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) will hold elections for two positions within the committee (see http://eadh.org/about/constitution for more information) this month and the election committee calls for nominations.  

Any member of the association may be nominated for election to the committee provided (i) the nomination is supported by two members of the association other than the nominee, (ii) the nominee confirms his or her willingness to serve in writing, and (iii) the nomination reaches the EADH secretary by April 20th, 2015.  The nominee is encouraged to include a statement of about 200 words indicating why he or she wishes to stand for election and how he or she wishes to serve the EADH.  Nominations may be sent to nominations <at> eadh.org no later than midnight, April 20th, 2015 (GMT).

Questions about serving on the EADH committee position may be addressed confidentially to Bárbara Bordalejo, barbara.bordalejo <at> kuleuven.be (Chair of the nominating committee).

Elli Bleeker | 16 Apr 12:32 2015
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[DHBenelux 2015] Programme, Registration, Announcements

Dear colleagues,


Please find enclosed a series of announcements concerning the upcoming DH Benelux conference (8-9 June 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium), including links to the conference’s preliminary program and registration form, more information on our bursaries for early career scholars, etc.


Preliminary Program

It is with great pleasure that we announce the preliminary program for DHBenelux 2015. You will find the program on the conference's website: http://dhbenelux.org/. Please note that this is the *preliminary* program, subject to changes. 


We were very excited to welcome many great contributions of high quality. Unfortunately this also meant that competition is up and we had to reject a larger number of papers than the previous year. We shall however take it as a positive sign of a well developing DH Benelux community. Please check out this year's host of high quality papers, posters, and demos… 


DHQ: Special DH Benelux Issue

It also gives us great pleasure to be able to announce that we have found the editorial board of Digital Humanities Quarterly willing to work together with us on a special issue of DHQ (http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/) on the occasion of DHBenelux 2015. The special issue will show case the highlight contributions to the conference.


Bursaries for Early Career Scholars

We are also proud to announce that we can offer a limited number of bursaries to early career scholars who wish to attend the DH Benelux conference. In addition to a reimbursement fee to cover travel and accommodation expenses, the bursary will include an invitation to the conference dinner at the Antwerp Zoo, and a waiver of the recipient’s registration fee. For more information on these bursaries please refer to the dedicated section on our website (http://dhbenelux.org/#Bursaries).


Registration

It remains then for us to once again kindly invite you to join us for this exciting digital humanities event in the beautiful and bustling city of Antwerp. Registration is now open. We offer discount fees for early bird registration (until May 15). Please refer to the registration form (http://dhbenelux.org/#Registration) for more information. Please also note that instead of an integrated fee payment system we rather make use of decentralized highly intelligent payment systems that are able to ensure timely payment of fees to the appropriate account (this means you).


Reminder: Workshop on Visualization in DH

Finally, we also wish to remind you that the University of Antwerp’s Platform Digital Humanities is organizing a three day workshop on 'Visualization in Digital Humanities' that will immediately follow the DH Benelux conference (10-12 June 2015). Registration for this workshop is open until 30 April 2015. For more information please visit the workshop’s official website: http://dighum.uantwerpen.be/dighum/2015_spring_academy


Kind regards on behalf of the Program Committee and Organization Committee

-- Joris van Zundert (Chair), Marijn Koolen (Vice Chair)

Florentina Armaselu | 16 Apr 10:59 2015
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batch TEI conversion

Dear TEI list,

I would like to know about existing tools for TEI conversion supporting batch processing. I have used OxGarage but apparently it does not allow converting several documents at once. Is there any possibility/plan for enabling such feature in OxGarage?

Thank you,
Florentina Armaselu
Toma Tasovac | 15 Apr 19:12 2015

TEI in APIs

Dear TEIstas,

I’d like to get a more or less comprehensive list of APIs that return TEI (exclusively or in addition to other formats such as JSON etc.) 

I know of Martin’s wonderful CodeSharing API (https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/BLOG10.htm) as well as correspSearch out of BBAW (http://correspsearch.bbaw.de/index.xql?id=api), and that Zotero can export bibliographic data as TEI, but that’s about it. 

Are there any other APIs out there that return actual TEI?

All best,
Toma

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Toma Tasovac | <at> ttasovac 
Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities
http://humanistika.org
Richard Light | 14 Apr 19:31 2015
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Canonical identifiers for people

Hi,

I'm trying to decide how to embed Linked Data URLs for people, places, etc. into a TEI document.  The entities concerned are going into the TEI Header, e.g. as <listPerson> entries within <particDesc> or <listPlace> entries within <sourceDesc>. 

It would seem obvious to me that I should add the Linked Data URL for each of these <person> or <place> elements immediately within the element itself, e.g. as an attribute.  However, the only TEI discussion I have been able to turn up centres around the use of <at> ref within e.g. <persName> to hold such URLs.  Specifically, this is possible because <persName> is a member of att.canonical.

However, <person> is not a member of att.canonical, so this approach isn't possible for this element type. Is there a reason for this/alternative strategy I should use, or should I raise a ticket to request that <person> (and <org>, <personGrp>, <place>, ...) become members of the attribute class att.canonical?

Thanks,

Richard
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Richard Light
James Cummings | 14 Apr 16:46 2015
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TEI Hackathon at DH2015 (reminder)

TEI Hackathon at DH2015: Building Tools for TEI Collections

The TEI Consortium is sponsoring a Hackathon at DH2015 on 29 June 2015. To register for the Hackathon you
must first submit a brief application at http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 prior to
registering for the 'workshop' on the http://dh2015.org/ website. You'll be notified by 15 May (if not
before) of your acceptance on the hackathon.

The Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) are widely used for creating resources, but there is
little standardisation across multiple projects for querying, searching, and analysing TEI-encoded
texts. Developers unfamiliar with the TEI often approach the development of TEI processing systems
either with trepidation or ignorance of  potential complications. This unconference-style Hackathon
is open either to developers with very little TEI experience (but significant programming skills) or
experts in the TEI (with a little programming experience), or people who have both. It is not a training workshop!

There is no charge for those attending this day-long workshop, but you will be expected to work in groups to
program something useful. Applications to join the Hackathon should be completed online at
http://tinyurl.com/tei-hackathon-dh2015 before 1 May. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by
15 May. Late applications will be considered if there is space.

-James

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Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings <at> it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

Bordalejo, Barbara | 13 Apr 22:00 2015
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Call for Nominations, EADH

Dear colleagues, 

The executive committee of The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) will hold elections for two positions within the committee (see http://eadh.org/about/constitution for more information) this month and the election committee calls for nominations.  

Any member of the association may be nominated for election to the committee provided (i) the nomination is supported by two members of the association other than the nominee, (ii) the nominee confirms his or her willingness to serve in writing, and (iii) the nomination reaches the EADH secretary by April 20th, 2015.  The nominee is encouraged to include a statement of about 200 words indicating why he or she wishes to stand for election and how he or she wishes to serve the EADH.  Nominations may be sent to nominations <at> eadh.org no later than midnight, April 20th, 2015 (GMT).

Questions about serving on the EADH committee position may be addressed confidentially to Bárbara Bordalejo, barbara.bordalejo <at> kuleuven.be (Chair of the nominating committee).

All the best, 

BB


Gmane